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Old 04-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #81
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I'm not sure that many minimum wage employees are assembling our RVs, but aluminum studs cost more than wood, screws more than nail or staples, solid wood more than veneer, 8,000lb axles more than 6,000lb axles, disk brakes more than drum brakes, ... Also it costs more to stop the assembly process to check water connections, electrical connections, hydraulics, etc. And yes, employees who are more skilled, more careful cost more to employ and retain.
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:04 AM   #82
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Sorry, it's all salted and heavily buttered with REAL butter!
Where is the quality in that???
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Old 04-17-2015, 09:42 AM   #83
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This is good ..................................


Before Stanley Furniture moved most of its production to China. (was an over 1000 employee high end furniture company) Employee spousal insurance coverage was costing them more than raw wood...........

Our 2013 is built very similar to our 1973 Terry was..... today with many improvements........... Try buying a decent truck for $25,000, or a house or an airplane (or the cost of maintenance). With the quality of our roads try riding in a trailer (don't recommend it) I have heard its like about a continuous earthquake of about 4.0 on the Richter scale.

Pass the popcorn..........


Neither of our Puma's have been back to the dealer for much of anything.

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Old 04-17-2015, 09:52 AM   #84
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Try buying a decent truck for $25,000, or a house or an airplane (or the cost of maintenance). With the quality of our roads try riding in a trailer (don't recommend it) I have heard its like about a continuous earthquake of about 4.0 on the Richter scale.

plenty of great used trucks for under 25,000 in fact you can buy new for that base modles and have several 100thousand trouble free miles . you are talking apples and oranges here . houses , trucks and planes have actual codes that need to be followed and state , county , and federal inspectors to make sure it happens . RV different no body watching them , as far as pulling the trailer over the road are these not engineered for that ? or do they not even take that into account when building ?
seems the only measurable things are on the rectal scale of those that are getting the shaft
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:10 AM   #85
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Where is the quality in that???
Where should I begin?
- Loose and hanging wires underneath
- Toilet paper holder falling off the wall
- Panel seams that don't match
- Panel staples that missed their mark
- Caulking on roof seams that look like a 2 year old did it
- Sawdust and woodshavings everywhere
- Dinette cushions that don't fit
- Loose straps that secure fresh water tank

I don't care if it's a $20,000, or $200,000 RV; it makes me mad. I think the ultimate solution is to have oversea interest start producing quality RV's just like Toyota, Nissan (Datsun), VW, Hyundai, and Kia did with the automobile industry. The big three had to improve their engineering and workmanship to compete with them, and I'm glad they did!
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:32 AM   #86
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Buttered, salted popcorn anyone?
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:40 AM   #87
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Buttered, salted popcorn anyone?
Tiny but mighty popcorn?
http://tinybutmightyfoods.com/

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Sorry, it's all salted and heavily buttered with REAL butter!
I'll take a larger and a Dr Pepper please.
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I have to put in that I am very impressed with pricing of these units. I for one am amazed at how low the prices are compared to what you get. Those of you that have ever tried to do a rebuild know that the sum of the parts highly exceeds the total when you buy a complete RV.

The factory is basically building this unit for free for you. If you needed to buy all these parts to assemble this unit to your High Quality standards, it would be more expensive.

I look at it this way. I take advantage of the RV pricing that they offer for the units and then use that savings to make any repairs or corrections I need to. Just because the unit is new does not mean it is not a fixer upper.

The capital system dictates that you spend as little money as you have to to build it and charge the most you can to sell it. Buying an RV is like buying a computer. These guys just assemble the thing. They make the box and everything in it is basically off the shelf stuff that they install. If it breaks, I just order a piece off the shelf and go on with my life.

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