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Old 10-31-2014, 11:59 PM   #15
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Sounds like a communist conspiracy. Face it, RV mean ruined vacation. Since 08 product quality has diminished as the few manufacturers left strive to place product on sales lots and still make a some sort of financial return for he stock holders. Buyers of new RV's, regardless of price point hoping for painless experiences live in la la land.
Oh man - ok I will bite on this one . Painless experience. - no. Memories, and an experience to share and remember? Definitely! The more systems in a rig the more probability something will go wrong. Part of the game. Better, more entertaining, and more engaging of the human condition than sitting in a lazy boy doing nothing and waiting for ... Well you know. I would rather take dealing with the occasional mechanical problem than the alternative .
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It is not ok to sell a brand new rig with known faulty systems. Or, out of date ecm software or gps maps. Lawyers just love that crap.


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It is not ok to sell a brand new rig with known faulty systems. Or, out of date ecm software or gps maps. Lawyers just love that crap.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:40 PM   #18
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i have a question that relates to this. Does anyone know whether any of the Class A manufacturers read/study the forums specific to their brands? There is a lot of interesting info on issues/ improvements needed, etc. Obviously, many of the manufacturers have gone thru bankruptcy, etc.
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Having just had my '14 Bounder in Decatur for work with Fleetwood I can offer my experience and conclusions.

Yes, the head of all service at FW says he does follow the forums...this one in particular.

While there I had very responsive and knowledgeable people involved. A transfer switch was replaced even though it was only intermittent, attention was given to a slideout causing marks on the floor, work on a roof lead was begun, a step was adjusted, the vacuum cleaner was replaced, etc.

FW does recognize the challenges of being in the RV business. They are more of an "assembler" of parts in some cases where the manufacturers individually can't challenge Ford, etc. But in other cases they can. My experience up there so far has been great. I will let you know in the "Decatur thread" how that ends up.

I work in the truck manufacturing business and I can say that there are organizations similar to what you describe in that business. They can be very helpful to customers and manufacturers. If someone has the energy I'd be happy to talk to them on what I know.

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