Originally Posted by rmac04401
These are basically houses on wheels. I have not known anyone that had a house built that did not have the contractor come back and do some type of tweak. Some issues are due to components made by other companies. That's why when in construction there is what is called a punch card that needs to be resolved before signing off on the project. Sometime the contractor is back multiple times to get it fixed.
Yes cleaning up the work debris is an issue with RV construction and some fit and finish items.
Yes RV industry can and should do better. But in the world of manufacturing there will be issues.
Automobiles have recalls, look at the airbag issue. Is this the fault of car manufacturer? No it is the fault of the component manufacture but the auto manufacture has to fix the issue.
I had problems with my TT new. I'm getting them fixed but still enjoying the heck out of my camper.
Sorry but the "house on wheels" excuse is getting old. Forget about sawdust behind cabinets. How about half full spray cans left rolling around under the bathroom floor.
Lets just look at the basic 12v system. How is it possible for car companies to have 3 to 5 year 30k to 50k warranty on all parts of a 12 v electrical system but RV companies have trouble standing behind 3,000 miles of use with the 12v system part of what they sell?
I have, in writing, admissions from FR that the vinyl graphics on my Coachmen was defective but somehow it was my responsibility to spend well over $800 getting it replaced. How about the water pump being incorrectly located (also admission in writing but no offer to pay for a fix) so I would be required to re-locate the pump before I could winterize my unit? Ever try and get a right angle drill into a 2-5/8" space? FR never gave any consideration that a pump would ever need to be replaced when they installed the pump below the bathroom floor before they built the bathroom right over the pump.
Screws through 110v romex, bare electrical wire ends, missing curtain supports, open holes in floor large enough to see the ground from inside living space of RV, broken welds on exhaust pipe hanger, door latch out of align so door does not open with only one hand.
Ya we're suppose to accept this as representing quality from an American company with American workers all the while complaining that tires made in China fail when they are run low on air.
The RV companies are worse than "Detroit" in the 70's before they got their clock cleaned by better quality imports. Just wait till Toyota or Honda of Kia decide to make RVs.