Originally Posted by lgray
I had two blowouts on two separate occasions. The second caused thousands of dollars in damage. I did not file a complaint for either one. Why bother to file a complaint when FR/Palomino/Columbus has switched from Akuret to Westlake? My concern was for those who may have these time bombs on their trailers. There have been a couple of related threads, with way more than two reports of Akuret blowouts.
Recalls can result in people having defective or questionable parts replaced. Recalls will only happen if there are complaints filed which result in investigations.
Failing to file a complaint does nothing to increase the probability of having an investigation or recall so you are not addressing your "concern".
Only a small % of RV owners follow forums.
My point was that there may be a lot of "noise" on RV forums but only a small number of those complaining seem to really care enough to bother to file an actionable complaint that might result in action being taken.
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