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Posted: 03/02/21 05:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Quality is poor.


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IMO quality is the same as it has always been. Our 2016 and 2018 trailers were the same low quality just different makers and floor plans. We sold them and got a pre recession 2005 model Forest River. I don't know if it makes any difference be pre market crash but is sure seems built heavier duty and is just heavier too ??

I know the manufacturers can not do custom work but I would gladly pay for Marine grade CDX flooring and 1/2" roofing.


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I think the problem is, people expect home construction materials and construction methods in an RV. They are not, never have been, and I doubt they ever will be.

If you expect a tiny home, just Google the price of one. They built them all the time, there is even a TV show dedicated to them.

RV's are built to a price point. They build what will sell. Materials and construction techniques improve but they are still assembled at a rate and quality level consistent with the selling price.

In general the more you pay the better the product but not always.


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Posted: 03/02/21 08:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Customers demand light and cheap. What exactly do you expect to get?
Every year the builder finds a new method to make the camper a bit lighter and cheaper.

There are some with quality. They are expensive and heavy. Still not always perfect.


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Our previous TT was a early 20teens and we have been shopping seriously the last couple of weeks for a new one. They look the same to me as far a quality or the lack of it goes.

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Use them for a year and chuck them into a compost heap....drive's the economy.

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