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Old 10-07-2019, 06:54 PM   #1
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Will RV industry start building a better product?

Saw this today. Might open a huge can-o-worms.

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Thanks I found this enlightening and interesting
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Old 10-18-2019, 08:31 AM   #3
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Thanks, glad to see accountability.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:14 AM   #4
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Here's another link https://www.rvtravel.com/illinois-le...-game-changer/


And another https://law.justia.com/cases/illinoi...19/124285.html



This has to have some folks thinking real hard.



You can bet your tutu the RVIA and RVDA are circling the wagons with their lobbyists and such.


Not surprising at all, but I could find no mention of it over at RVBusiness Nor is there any mention at the RV Dealers Association website.
They do however offer up the below;


RVDA Advocacy Communications Program

Goal: RVDA's advocacy communications program supports the association's vision of positively influencing the business environment affecting its members by demonstration RV Dealers' economic impact on the U.S. economy to policymakers and industry stakeholders.

Why do dealers need this campaign now? Special interests continue to threaten the core business processes of RV dealers through legislation and additional regulation.





Now what is funny about the above in my eyes, is the "Special Interests" mentioned is apparently the consumer.


Too bad Greg Gerber is not still around with RVDaily Report, he would be having a field day with this one.
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Along with a Lemon Law, I'd like to see RV's have a Monroney Sticker, invoices and warranty support like the automotive industry.
RV's are similar to selling cars in the 1950's.
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:25 AM   #6
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Along with a Lemon Law, I'd like to see RV's have a Monroney Sticker, invoices and warranty support like the automotive industry.
RV's are similar to selling cars in the 1950's.
That would be great but it would need some sort of Crisis to change the culture of the RV industry. But they're selling like hotcakes and all the manufacturers in this instance are smart to just keep it the way it is and not start any new trends. Maybe if another country would import their trailers like the car industry had happened to them that might change but that will never happen price point is just too low for the average trailer.
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Old 10-22-2019, 04:24 PM   #7
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As Doc73 said, nothing is going to change without a real force behind the change. Lawyering up and passing laws does very little to change the culture - many RV dealers would prefer to go out of business rather than change their ways. The same is true for current production lines - labor is generally happy with the current arrangement.

I'm sure there are a few higher-ups that would like to convert to the automotive quality model - but the numbers don't support such an approach.

Currently, the RV industry has pretty much gotten as much quality as they can out of the current system. The next step is going to take a culture change throughout - from the supply chain to consumers buying RVs.

To consistently build "good" RVs means quality principles across the board - 1) quality (consistency) is everybody's responsibility; 2) problems are fixed as far upstream as possible; 3) deviation from the standard is minimized through engineering, supply chain, production, and sales; 4) prices rise significantly during the transition to the quality model due to inefficiency inherent in cultural transition; 5) prices rarely fall after the transition is complete and efficiency regained; 6) higher prices for RVs will reduce the number of new RV buyers, especially at the lower end.

It should be noted as prices have risen, expectations for RVs and included amenities have risen even faster. You can't sell a stripped down pop-up with a cooler for a fridge and no water system anymore - not even at a $5K price point. The same is true in the automotive industry - a $12K car with manual windows, manual transmission, cloth upholstery, and just a basic stereo for electronics won't sell anymore.

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Not sure most people in the community want the RV industry to change, but as long as people understand their options when things go wrong, that's what is important, education. People new to the community think it's like buying a car.


What I found hard is it is nearly impossible to find quality, consistency information to make an informed decision. So I focused on a couple of major points. My budget, my wife being in love with it, understanding the different construction methods, the number of axles, the frame. the size, and the floor plan. I can take care of the rest.
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