Did they check the welds on the Lippert Frame at any point?
Thousands and thousands of problem free frames..then we still need to see this drivel...When will it end?
I've never seen or heard of a frame failure on a truck or car from =normal use= since the Corvair. Why can't we expect the same from our RVs?
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Having gone thru and fixed all the issues with our rig I think it would be tough to go on a plant tour and keep my mouth shut . I can see it now... some dude with a staple gun bonding the carpet to the floor with a rackety rack of 1000 staples per inch... why oh why are you doing that I would scream... and then further down the line I see the "electrician" leaving excess wires in the ceiling fan without securing them... aren't you worried about vibrations causing shorts I would ask... and on and on.
turnover kills quality control and since most of the dunkards commute with their english coworkers once one guy leaves to chase better pay so do most of their coworkers.
Turnover is high in Elkhart since there are so many factories to pick from and it's best to buy from a manufacturer outside elkhart like shipshewanna or middlebury. Do that and your chances of poor quality go way down.
there were a few things that made me say no Open Range. First there were several folks there having their heat ducts repaired as they stopped working and the guide replied the disconnect or crush. Second was the 1/2 inch plywood floor....last was the use of cable operated operated silides. These were dogs from day one in the early 90's and if you search you will see many failures to the point some actually travel with splice kits. I also saw a few frames that had welding done there by Lippert because they found cross members not totally welded. Not a OR problem but a sign of poor QC by Lippert.