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I am not impressed with the quality verses the price for these rvs...i just got one and being that it was an acceptable price...I got it.

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They are a subsidiary of Thor Industries - One of the behemoths in the RV industry.

Like most other corporate behemoths, they are focused on maximizing profits for their shareholders, and minimizing production costs.

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As long as the public is satisfied with buying low quality, the industry will continue to build low quality. JMO

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KKELLER14K wrote:

I am not impressed with the quality verses the price for these rvs...i just got one and being that it was an acceptable price...I got it.

So why did you buy it if it wasn't acceptable to you?


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I bought a like brand new good quality 2003 R-Vision Trail Cruiser TT (Monaco Coach) in 2003 and for 15 years it received hard use in harsh weather conditions including very hot Texas and Nevada sun outdoor storage lots (no cover) and including mountain towing in western USA. Never any problems with this small lightweight 28 foot 4500 lb trailer except minor issues I repaired myself and nothing major.

I did perform annual maintenance chores such as easy for me fresh liquid roof recoating with Dicor liquid rubber using long handle roller brushes in cool morning hours and routine washing and waxing with combined liquid (not paste) wash and wax using sponge mops (easy). Used 303 spray protectant on tires and fiberglass trailer in key spots. A few decals did fade over time. Minimum recaulking required in a few places.

Never used the long roll down awning attached to TT. Too much bulk and trouble for me especially on windy days. Relied on shade trees when camping or used small pop up shade shelter. Sold the TT for a very good price to Nevada RV dealer. Cheers

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“they are focused on maximizing profits for their shareholders,..”

I would add “today’s profits” and unconcerned about tomorrow…since current management has stuffed it’s pants full of salary, bonuses and perks. Think twice about a “today’s profits” stock purchase if you are a longterm investor.


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Most RV's are made in Indiana...a state that has a $7.25 minimum wage. You get what you pay for should be stated on the sales contract.

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A Big Mac in $15-an-hour Seattle tastes just as bad as it does in $7.25-an-hour Elkhart.

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jdc1 wrote:

Most RV's are made in Indiana...a state that has a $7.25 minimum wage. You get what you pay for should be stated on the sales contract.

Oregons minimum wage is $12.75. We have Forest River, Keystone, ORV and Northwood as our big RV manufactures. I see some pretty sloppy work from all 4 of those. You could pay workers $25 an hr and management would still want it built ASAP.

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Don’t forget poor quality is a management failure…train, inspect, review, retrain, motivate…repeat.

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