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colliehauler

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Posted: 10/09/21 10:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last Monday I made a impulse purchase on the way home from my seasonal. I wanted a small trailer for overnights and happened upon a Jayco dealer that had what I wanted. From the time I stopped to check it out until purchase was about 10 minutes.

I was asked by the dealer while doing the paper work what I thought of the trailer. I told him it's a cheap piece of carp*, I've seen these things built. He nodded in agreement and stated he has seen them built as well. I went on to say I'm not buying a Prevost or Newell and get what I pay for.

*not a fish but you get the idea

* This post was edited 10/10/21 07:11am by colliehauler *

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It's the same story. The industry produces carp and we still buy it.

A a society, we put so much effort into avoiding Chinese made goods (read the Q&As on Amazon and see how many consumers "won't buy Chinese" because they produce junk).

Yet, we reward an American industry producing carp worse than the Chines equivalent.


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colliehauler wrote:

I wanted a small trailer for overnights and happened upon a Jayco dealer that had what I wanted.

Which model did you purchase?


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Posted: 10/10/21 11:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

deltabravo wrote:

colliehauler wrote:

I wanted a small trailer for overnights and happened upon a Jayco dealer that had what I wanted.

Which model did you purchase?
It was not a Jayco it was Cherokee Grey Wolf used trailer 19RR that was very clean. Just a Jayco dealer that had it. The equivalent Jayco would have been the 161 TH. I wanted a bed and lots of floor space for my two Collies.

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toedtoes wrote:

It's the same story. The industry produces carp and we still buy it.

A a society, we put so much effort into avoiding Chinese made goods (read the Q&As on Amazon and see how many consumers "won't buy Chinese" because they produce junk).

Yet, we reward an American industry producing carp worse than the Chines equivalent.
I have no illusions of perceived quality. I knew exactly what I was buying. I've had decent (luck) with the Cherokee division of Forest River. I know it's cheaply made but with maintance it will still last several years.

I would rather give my money to a American company then a Chinese company, just personal preference.

I bought it because the area I like on the way to the seasonal doesn't always have a room available and the cost for a room at a motel 6 was around $100. a night.

I would rather spend the extra money for fuel in order for me to have a comfortable bed with room for the Collies.

* This post was edited 10/10/21 11:25am by colliehauler *

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I get it. My point is simply that there is no reason for the industry to change because they are making a better profit as is.

Until they start getting sued for quality failures or people simply stop buying the products or standards are legislated there is no reason for them to do things differently.

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toedtoes wrote:

I get it. My point is simply that there is no reason for the industry to change because they are making a better profit as is.

Until they start getting sued for quality failures or people simply stop buying the products or standards are legislated there is no reason for them to do things differently.
People are buying RVs in record numbers just like people are emptying the shelves at Wallyworld of cheap Chinese goods. Price not quality drives the market.

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colliehauler wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

I get it. My point is simply that there is no reason for the industry to change because they are making a better profit as is.

Until they start getting sued for quality failures or people simply stop buying the products or standards are legislated there is no reason for them to do things differently.
People are buying RVs in record numbers just like people are emptying the shelves at Wallyworld of cheap Chinese goods. Price not quality drives the market.


Which was what happened with the auto industry. They started making cheaper and cheaper products. Until the consumer started buying foreign, class action suits were brought against the manufacturers, and legislation was enacted to require a certain level of safety. Suddenly the industry had to produce a better quality automobile.

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Posted: 10/10/21 01:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder what percentage of RV purchasers are influenced (at least partly) by the thought that it would make a good bug-out tool in case the SHTF?


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