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Old 07-05-2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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Is This The Needed Wakeup Call For The Motorhome Industry?

I've been shopping for my first motorhome for quite a few months and enjoy participating in the various threads here and reading just about anything I can get my hands on that is motorhome related. I also subscribe to a few email lists that pertain to the motorhome industry.

Honestly, most of the blogs I read pertain to a growing and bustling RV industry, so imagine my surprise when I opened up a newsletter today and read that someone is finally addressing the problems that so many on this site have reported.

Yes, the lack of Quality Control is the number one issue that we as consumers face with today's motorhomes and finally someone is addressing the elephant in the room. I hope the Admin feel it's okay to post this link as it's something that could benefit all of us.

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Just read the stories on the site. Hopefully you can get more RVr's to read this. Thanks!
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Seems to me pretty much like the car industry until the Japanese came or the Cell phone industry until Apple came in. Every one knew what was wrong but no one did anything about it. It took new players to shake things up and do the obvious, which is now expected.

The RV industry needs a new player that make affordable solid and reliable RV's. Where is the Toyota of RV's?
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There is no reason for the industry to change as long as the players are satisfied with their profits.
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I've been shopping for my first motorhome for quite a few months and enjoy participating in the various threads here and reading just about anything I can get my hands on that is motorhome related. I also subscribe to a few email lists that pertain to the motorhome industry.

Honestly, most of the blogs I read pertain to a growing and bustling RV industry, so imagine my surprise when I opened up a newsletter today and read that someone is finally addressing the problems that so many on this site have reported.

Yes, the lack of Quality Control is the number one issue that we as consumers face with today's motorhomes and finally someone is addressing the elephant in the room. I hope the Admin feel it's okay to post this link as it's something that could benefit all of us.

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Great article will continue to follow this. Regards
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The RV industry needs a new player that make affordable solid and reliable RV's. Where is the Toyota of RV's?

They may have one now. Thor has purchased the ultimate opportunity.


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Deaf ears.........

Same op-ed could have been written 10 years ago and been just as current.

Only thing these articles will accomplish is making 'author' feel good, increase his subscription base and allow him to thump his chest "Look at me"

He brings nothing new to table.......
Consumers have been vocal for years.
MFGs don't care cause 'units' continue going out the door
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Well I passed on the link to friends of mine and hope that the info will stir up the industry.

We as individuals can only do so much and with a growing industry the monopoly that Thor and Winnibago have is there any thing that we ,as users, can do.

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It's too bad that Honda put so much effort into their robot and jet plane. If they had built an affordable quality RV product instead, the industry would be quite different by now.
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A lot of it our fault. We keep buying crap knowing it is crap, but it is the only crap around. How about no one buys a new RV for 5 years. But that will not work because we want our shiny new toys even though they are crap. my $.02.
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Deaf ears.........

Same op-ed could have been written 10 years ago and been just as current.

Only thing these articles will accomplish is making 'author' feel good, increase his subscription base and allow him to thump his chest "Look at me"

He brings nothing new to table.......
Consumers have been vocal for years.
MFGs don't care cause 'units' continue going out the door
The difference is that today there's social media and Facebook. Yes, us little guys have a voice.
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A lot of it our fault. We keep buying crap knowing it is crap, but it is the only crap around. How about no one buys a new RV for 5 years. But that will not work because we want our shiny new toys even though they are crap. my $.02.

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You must be one of the few who did. 2016 has been the best year for RV sales yet. Over 381,000 so far this year. Excellent sales are expected to continue into 2017.
Sadly, styling and advertising hype apparently sells more RV than quality ever will.
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