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Old 05-10-2016, 06:32 PM   #1
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With RV ( new)sales good last few years , why hasn't the consumer demanded a better warranty compared with the auto industry? Major components,paint-gel coat etc....
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:54 PM   #2
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Consumers can demand all they want, but lack of quality control and shoddy workmenship are the norm. And, new consumers buy these rigs as fast as they are made. As long as the manufacturers sell what they make they have no reason to change.
It would take a total boycott of buying new units for a period of time to get the manufacturers to even consider better quality control.
Just not going to happen...even garbage shoe box trailers sell like hotcakes.
The only reason the US auto makers cleaned up their act was they had to start compeating with asian and europian auto makers, selling cheaper (cost) but better built and better quality auto's.
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With RV ( new)sales good last few years , why hasn't the consumer demanded a better warranty compared with the auto industry? Major components,paint-gel coat etc....
Because RVs compete first on price. It's like asking why we don't insist on American-made products in the retail space. Simply because most of us shop with our wallets.

The other reason is that most people aren't buying a new RV every 3 years or so (unlike cars) - so there isn't as much impact of building a hunk of junk to brand loyalty.

In my state, the Lemon law applies to RVs, but I talked to an attorney that say the 30-day rule is basically ignored (by judges) due to the "limited" repair capacity of RV dealers.
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Because RVs compete first on price. It's like asking why we don't insist on American-made products in the retail space. Simply because most of us shop with our wallets.

The other reason is that most people aren't buying a new RV every 3 years or so (unlike cars) - so there isn't as much impact of building a hunk of junk to brand loyalty.

In my state, the Lemon law applies to RVs, but I talked to an attorney that say the 30-day rule is basically ignored (by judges) due to the "limited" repair capacity of RV dealers.
Our '02 Dutch Star was out of service for 118 days out of the first 315 days of ownership. Dealer claimed they had called us repeatedly to come pick it up. Problem with his story was that our phone records every incoming call phone # and NOT once did it show them calling us! Finally ended up having to drive the rig back to Newmar. One good thing was that WA state law required the manufacturer to pay for any transport costs if the vehicle had to be transported over 100 miles so they paid for the fuel both ways.
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As long as consumers are willing to keep buying what is being produced why improve it. Too many people are willing to accept it.
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Also, remember, the rv manufacturers are only compeating with other US companies that are, for the most part, turning out the exact same thing, using the same materials. Just the names are different, but there basically made the same way.
Appliances, ac units, running gear, are pretty much standarized, and in use in almost all the rigs.
There's no competition from anywhere else, thus no reason for them to change, or give in to the "demands" of consumers.
It would take a huge influx of quality built brands from overseas before the US makers would adapt and turn out quality units.
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Also, remember, the rv manufacturers are only compeating with other US companies that are, for the most part, turning out the exact same thing, using the same materials. Just the names are different, but there basically made the same way.
Appliances, ac units, running gear, are pretty much standarized, and in use in almost all the rigs.
There's no competition from anywhere else, thus no reason for them to change, or give in to the "demands" of consumers.
It would take a huge influx of quality built brands from overseas before the US makers would adapt and turn out quality units.
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Well, Hymer (German RV maker) has bought into the US market with Roadtrek now so it may be happening!
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