Originally Posted by PopBeavers
Consider the opposite. My son is a mechanical engineer. He has to get it right the first time. Once completed and activated it can not be repaired.
He designs satellites. The nearest service station for a DirectTV satellite is 22,300 miles away.
Don't you wish your RV was designed and manufactured with such care and precision? But, you would not like the price tag!
I'm also a mechanical engineer specializing in the design of systems for military aircraft. The systems I design have to survive and operate in some of the most austere environments imaginable. If my products were built with such poor quality soldiers would be less safe and I would soon be out of business.
Every time I have opened up my 5er to mod or repair something I'm amazed at what I see. For example, I've found coax that was severed behind the wall plate, wires and plumbing ran such that they were rubbing exposed screw threads, and a DC power wire pinched between the frame and subfloor. Most of the issues I have found were not design related but a result of poor quality control and the lack of common sense. Every mod I undertake seems to take more time than it should because I can't keep from chasing these rabbits....