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Old 03-03-2012, 10:24 AM   #11
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"I've spent more money keeping my Dodge on the road over the past 10 years then I paid for it"
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I think that would be the exception. My last truck was a 1997 Ram 1500, and the only thing I ever had to do was change the spark plugs (once), and tires. It was a great vehicle. And I absolutely love my new Ram.

As for the guy compaining about the trade deficit with Vietnam, the US doesn't have anything they want, so what do you want the government to do?
And consider how well Vietnam's economy has done after the US abused it in their phoney fight against "communism". They have a vibrant and powerful economy, fueled by a people who have little to do with the communist boogeyman.
Maybe if the US wasn't so worried about protecting the interests of their rich corporations around the world, it wouldn't be bankrupt today?
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:34 AM   #12
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a new language at my age

wow
seems many of us here
are a little up tight here on this morning
after I posted this thread
got to wondering
how much of our trailer is already
Made In The Old China Place ??

probably way more
than I ever would have thought

yes
they have a plan
next THING we know
they will own our LAND

Mountainman


PS
saw a special on TV a while back
China already owns ((much property)) here
as I thank God today
they have not moved in next door to us here yet
on the old dirt road in the mountains
I don't want to learn a new language at my age
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Old 03-03-2012, 10:35 AM   #13
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Mountainmanbob,

Sure, there are many products that are designed and produced here that are better than non-US products and the cost difference is reasonable.

But certainly not all products are built better.

So, let me ask you three questions:

What priority are you placing on quality?

What priority are you placing on price?

And

If presented with two products; one from a company out of the US and one that is made in the good ol' US of A. Would you pay twice as much for a significantly substandard product just because its from this country?
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:07 AM   #14
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"I think that would be the exception. My last truck was a 1997 Ram 1500, and the only thing I ever had to do was change the spark plugs (once), and tires. It was a great vehicle. And I absolutely love my new Ram.
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I disagree, our 2008 Ram 2500 in the first 25 months was in for repairs 42 times. It was soo bad Chrysler Canada extended the 60k bumper to bumper out to the power train 100k. And that included everything for blower and windshield wiper motors to front end rebuild to a complete replacement of the heater box and all the servo motors and doors, rear end problems, cracked exhaust manifold and well the list goes on.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:15 AM   #15
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here's another one I will throw out

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Mountainmanbob,

If presented with two products; one from a company out of the US and one that is made in the good ol' US of A. Would you pay twice as much for a significantly substandard product just because its from this country?
good Sat morning Triguy

I would be willing to pay twice the price
for the same quality built THING
not a rich man by no means
sitting up here on the mountain top
but
so as to save or rebuild our Country
I would be more than willing
to pay twice the price
for my products made in the USA
would it change the way in which I live
a little
probably so
I think that we will all need to suffer some
if
we wish to re-claim the United States
here's another one I will throw out
such as all of our entitlement Programs
we are giving away a little too much
FREE MONEY
some of the lazy goofballs receiving
don't even have a clue where it comes from
>>>>> our pockets <<<<<
and what happens
when you take their
Free Money drug away
a good look at Greece today tells the story

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Old 03-03-2012, 11:16 AM   #16
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the little trailer that you are showing is very cute but regarding the reviews on this elite it has its parts of problems also and quite heavy for its size.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:24 AM   #17
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this thread has me all worked up now

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the little trailer that you are showing is very cute but regarding the reviews on this elite it has its parts of problems also and quite heavy for its size.
I don't want one
no matter how cute it is
or even if the cost is close to free
unless it is made in the US
not to step on our (real friend) neighbor's toe
or Made In Canada

Mountainman

signing off for the morning
going out to wax my THING
I hate to even look
that wax is made where ??????
the only THING I know for sure to be made here
is my wife
and after all of these early morning thoughts
I'am checking her papers today
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #18
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I once posted a political statement and it was promptly removed by Big Brother (Moderators) and I received some scolding for said post. I am amazed that previous posts on this forum remain.

On the other subject at hand, it makes no sense to pay double simply because it is a home grown product. You tie your money up on one or just a few products. A good consumer shops for the best value for a product, purchases it and has money left over for other commodities. That's how a vibrant economy works. If you purchase a foreign made product, not all that money goes overseas. It is short sighted to think it does. Maybe things work different in the mountains where the air is thin,but I doubt it.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:29 PM   #19
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mountainmanbob: have you checked how many items in your trailer are not made in the States. You would be surprised of the amount even if it is an American company it does not mean it was fabricated in the States.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:35 PM   #20
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And some of the most problem-prone parts, like axles and frames, are definitely made in the US. So much for that.
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