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Old 01-28-2022, 05:04 PM   #1
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A updated look at Greg Gerber's 2016 RV Death Spiral article

https://drivinvibin.com/2022/01/25/r...-death-spiral/
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interesting read
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Old 01-30-2022, 09:24 AM   #3
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Good article. RV's are slapped together by workers paid piece work. They are engineered to barely meet average demands of use. Any components not used for improving walk through glitz are cheap and low quality. Workmanship is below average and unit to unit quality is a roll of the dice. One will have 5 problems and the next one will have 30 and be a total pos lemon. Some dealers are a complete joke, unable to order correct parts or even complete the work needed without screwing it up. The Industry as a whole is amazing to me as to how it keeps going. Should be interesting to see what happens when all the new buyers of the last couple years are ready to sell.
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Old 01-30-2022, 02:12 PM   #4
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One glaring issue is that most newbies do NO research about owning RVs before buying one. They won't ever read an article like this so it pretty much is preaching to the choir.
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One glaring issue is that most newbies do NO research about owning RVs before buying one. They won't ever read an article like this so it pretty much is preaching to the choir.

Could be. I did and at the time it didn't help much. Owners Forum was a bunch of cheerleaders touting Grand Design as the best thing since sliced bread. The manufacturers website was a marketing puff piece.

I think articles like this and owners posting their experiences are important. For the people that do read before they buy, at least they know what they possibly could be getting into.
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