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Old 05-11-2014, 08:59 AM   #11
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Were you able to find this during your walk through prior to taking delivery? Some of these problems seem so obvious, you would hope the dealer would have found them as part of their QC walk through.

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Old 05-11-2014, 09:03 AM   #12
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Were you able to find this during your walk through prior to taking delivery? Some of these problems seem so obvious, you would hope the dealer would have found them as part of their QC walk through.

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Honestly, the microwave had lights on screen, didn't actually hit the power (start) button.

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Screen door, slipped my mind. Actual doors close perfectly, just not the screen door.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:07 AM   #13
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If it weren't for the Japanese we would probably be saying the same thing about our auto manufacturers. Maybe the American RV industry needs a wakeup call.

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Yup, I've always said the same thing. It seems nobody has pride anymore. They want everything for nothing. If you could build an RV outside of the US, you'll be able to afford a QC at every stage of the buildup and the workers will give you 100%.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:23 AM   #14
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We've had our 2012 Flagstaff 8528 IKWS for 2 years this month and it has made numerous trips to dealer and sits there as I write this. A total of more than 8 months at the dealers in just 2 years. No quality period.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:32 AM   #15
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Don't care where they are built, or by whom, but RV quality control does need to get much better!
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:50 AM   #16
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:54 AM   #17
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I'd say a good average output is 15 units per day from a manufacturer. Some are more, some less. But think about a thorough inspection on 15 units per day. Heck, I spent over 2 weeks going through mine fixing stuff before it ever left the garage. Unless you have an Army of people that really care and share the same passion for quality products, it's just not going to happen.

I honestly think, it will never get better, just worse. As long as people buy them, they will keep turning out the products as is.
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Old 05-11-2014, 09:59 AM   #18
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If you want it bad, you get it bad. We want them and keep on buying them. We've all come to expect problems and consider ourselves lucky if they are relatively minor.
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Old 05-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #19
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I too have been amazed at the lack of QC. Fortunately our problems have been minor and I've been able to correct them myself so I haven't had to wait on the dealer or for new parts. Some of the things I haven't bothered with, non functional items that are just sloppy. Things like wall trim that was split because someone used too much force to attach it. It looks like something put on by a 12 yr old or an adult who just doesn't give a dam. Graphics on the outside that are supposed to line up and are 1/4" off. I think "geez didn't the person who put this on notice this?" Well they probably did and the boss probably said "Let It go, no one will notice". This was our first camper and we feel very lucky that we've had no major problems and that after a year it still works for us. We see newer models and consider upgrading but the problems we hear about scare us off. I always think if they left these stupid little screw ups that are right in your face slip by, what's behind the walls and floors?
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Yup, I've always said the same thing. It seems nobody has pride anymore. They want everything for nothing. If you could build an RV outside of the US, you'll be able to afford a QC at every stage of the buildup and the workers will give you 100%.
It's not necessarily a question of lack of pride. Corporations today want to increase profits at all cost. The first thing to suffer is quality. Dont be so fast to put the blame on the workers. Corporate greed is the #1 culprit.
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