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Old 10-25-2022, 07:39 AM   #43
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Hereís an example of German (Mercedes) Engineering, 1998 SL500 roadster. In the trunk under the spare tire was an electric air compressor with its associated storage tank and pneumatic lines, solenoids, etc.
Now thatís funny. They used solenoids to control the air to actuate a lock they could have actuated with solenoids.
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Which manufacturers are having the most problems?
I think a better question to ask is which manufactures are having the least amount of problems percentage wise.
My experience from reading brand forums for the last 10 years is that all the manufacturers out of Indiana have somewhat equal amount of problems. Within that group it seems that certain models from certain brands have specific issues that other brands don't seem to have.

When you get out of Indiana or perhaps away from the big 3, Winnebago, Thor and Forest River you tend to see less problems concerning the manufacture vs the parts installed.
Failed parts are common across the industry but failed construction is not. Biggest problem is smaller RV companies getting sucked up by one of the bigger companies.
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In most cases employers don't lay off incompetent workers, they're fired and if it's for reason they can't draw unemployment compensation. Can't fire bad workers however if there's no one to hire. If my workers aren't doing the job correctly it's not their fault it's mine. Blaming the workers is issuing a free pass to management. When the overriding objective of management is to maximize profit, at all other costs, then that philosophy, like sh**, runs downhill. You get what you pay for and that applies to what an employer pays their workers, how their workers are treated in the workplace, and what kind of work/life the workers can expect. Take Sam's Clubs and Costco for example. Costco pays entry level workers, that's often the guy gathering shopping carts, $2.00 more an hour than Sam's, Sunday's are always time and a half at Costco, Sam's only after 40 hours, ( or 8 in a day per State laws). Sam's has a turnover rate per year of 75-90%, Costco 15-20%. Those stores are often on the same street. So which would you think has the better service?
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Hereís an example of German (Mercedes) Engineering, 1998 SL500 roadster. In the trunk under the spare tire was an electric air compressor with its associated storage tank and pneumatic lines, solenoids, etc. The only thing it did was provide compressed air to operate the door locks! As far as I could tell, they just did it because they could. The convertible top mechanism was possibly the most complex electro-mechanical device I have ever seen.
Great car, lots of fun but stupidly expensive to maintain.
My 1987 300D had the vacuum operated central locking system and it worked flawlessly for 31 years till I sold it. Only once did I have to remove a door panel and lubricate one of the actuators because it was getting sluggish. Many American cars used the vacuum system as well, because of it's reliability and quiet operation. See attachments:
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Just read a few posts one in particular couple spent 350,000 on a MH , not in litigation, over infestation of powder post beetles, new to me too BUT apparently not to other , one mfg in particular started the post , well known supposedly high quality, they were a single mfg until got on board with another company however to the point it seems these beetles are in the wood, lay dormant you will see powder and think itís just coming out from being new NO they are coming out after laying eggs and dying. So , no matter the cost quality if you have wood, you could have powder post beetles. There was a article from the university of Tenn Ep. Dept. 🤔wonder how many plp this affected it does go back to pre pandemic too. Who is responsible? Dealer, contractor, mfg, 🤔no one is taking responsibility, the plp with the MH are in court, be curious to see who wins .
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