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Old 01-05-2018, 07:24 AM   #1
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Am looking at a 2016 American Revolution 42G. Am curious about quality since I am not sure when REV starting running all coaches down one assembly line as I have now learned. Would appreciate any comments please. I really like what I see, but am trying to be smart about decision. Thanks in advance
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:29 AM   #2
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I took a tour of the factory in July, the entire plant and walked down the line and back up the line for quality control after coming back from paint......very impressive! I did not see anything that concerned me and all the worker's and plant people were extremely friendly! Then outside and toured the finished Coach's.........
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Old 01-05-2018, 06:17 PM   #4
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I went thru the Decatur plant last summer. I did not get the same impression. I worked in QC and production many years.
There are 8 QC stations. QC is everyone's job not a handful. There are 25 min per installation station. 5 of that is moving time. Just how do you install miles of wiring, cabinets,walls, etc in a short time? Only qualified electricians need to do wiring due to fire hazards.
We were shown what they wanted us to see. All Class A's are built on the same lines. <100k to >700K
That said we were looking at a 17 Am. Eagle last week for 350k. Way under priced. We did not buy it. It was in the shop, dont know why and did not have 1/2 the storage of our Discovery 40E.
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I did not count the work station's, they move once a day, approximately 1 finished Coach goes out the door to paint each day as it was explained to me.........so after one goes out and still working till the end of the day, 1/2 of the job at the final station done......so, 1 and 1/2 Coach's per work day.
8 hrs or a bit more at each station and staff is raised/lowered at each per the model being built to accomplish that stations job.
Second station in, girl's were laying the tile...........there is no way they can tile the floor surface in 25 minute's nor the first station where the wiring was being done.........
I stood and watched each station and was not rushed at all.......I watched for some time.......
Even the wood working section..........she took me through the entire plant wall to wall........
Sounds like your day there did not go as well as mine did........
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I'm on my second trouble free REV coach, I took the factory tour when going through Decatur and was impressed with the way these coaches are built compared to other brands. No rushing at the work stations and the help all appeared to be happy doing what they were doing. My first coach, A 2015 Holiday Rambler 36 dbt, I owned for 1.5 years and 22765 miles, no problems or issues with anything. I traded for a new 2016 American Revolution to have more interior room, I've had the revolution for 7 months and 10600 miles and no issues to date. I purchased both coaches new and neither one has been in for repairs, they have performed way above my expectations.
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Thank You

Just wanted to say Thank You for the input. Am having a 2013 American Tradition 42 M inspected Friday with the intent to purchase. Appears to be the coach for us.

Thanks Again.
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Congratulations!

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Just wanted to say Thank You for the input. Am having a 2013 American Tradition 42 M inspected Friday with the intent to purchase. Appears to be the coach for us.

Thanks Again.
Really nice coach! Floor plan is great Iíve had two FW coaches. My now last coach had a few installlation issues but nothing one trip to the dealer with a punch list didnít solve. Iíve been extremely pleased. Sheís now six years old today and going strong, love her!
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Well, if the floor plan works for you, has enough storage, passes inspection and is in your price range then why not buy it?
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