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RE: Westinghouse generator 4500

Dan, for your purposes, buy the used. Why are they selling with only 2 hours?I noticed on eBay and Amazon they were selling reconditioned units with less then two hours on them with a 1 year warranty. They also had reconditioned units with less then 20 hours for a even lower price with a 1 year warranty. The individual in Wichita bought one with two hours on it and is selling it. I figure I can save sales tax buying from him but probably no warranty. Most of the stuff I buy the warranty runs out before it gets much use anyway.
colliehauler 10/11/21 08:04am General RVing Issues
RE: At least I was honest

One needs to look no further than where these trailers are made....Indiana...the home of the $7.25 minimum wage. There was no need to inject politics into this discussion. Poor quality is endemic to the RV industry, everywhere. I see no politics in this post. The mods must not either or it would be gone.Bucky I don't intend on changing the subject but all the information I've found indicate a bottom wage at Keystone of $11. dollars a hour. I know at New Horizon RV in KS they have a ad for workers with a starting wage of $11. for a cleaner to $19. for production workers including a benefit pkg. Can you tell me anyone in the RV industry making minimum wage?
colliehauler 10/11/21 06:11am Travel Trailers
RE: At least I was honest

All indications I've found is people in the RV industry are rewarded for speed not for quality. I don't believe the low quality is related to wages. I believe it has more to do with production speed. The president of Keystone when asked about New Horizon RV was quoted as saying ((They build more RV'S in a week then New Horizon builds in a year))
colliehauler 10/10/21 08:58pm Travel Trailers
RE: Westinghouse generator 4500

SD let me ask you a question. I've got a choice for a unit with 2 hr on it for $800. and a new unit for $1,000. This generator will be used very little. I'm building a new garage on some property I own 30'x 60' and after construction will use it for lighting. If the power goes out at my seasonal site I will use it for power. The new unit would be $300. more by the time you add tax over the unit with two hour's on it. Which would you go with?
colliehauler 10/10/21 08:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: At least I was honest

I get it. My point is simply that there is no reason for the industry to change because they are making a better profit as is. Until they start getting sued for quality failures or people simply stop buying the products or standards are legislated there is no reason for them to do things differently.People are buying RVs in record numbers just like people are emptying the shelves at Wallyworld of cheap Chinese goods. Price not quality drives the market.
colliehauler 10/10/21 12:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: At least I was honest

It's the same story. The industry produces carp and we still buy it. A a society, we put so much effort into avoiding Chinese made goods (read the Q&As on Amazon and see how many consumers "won't buy Chinese" because they produce junk). Yet, we reward an American industry producing carp worse than the Chines equivalent.I have no illusions of perceived quality. I knew exactly what I was buying. I've had decent (luck) with the Cherokee division of Forest River. I know it's cheaply made but with maintance it will still last several years. I would rather give my money to a American company then a Chinese company, just personal preference. I bought it because the area I like on the way to the seasonal doesn't always have a room available and the cost for a room at a motel 6 was around $100. a night. I would rather spend the extra money for fuel in order for me to have a comfortable bed with room for the Collies.
colliehauler 10/10/21 11:18am Travel Trailers
RE: At least I was honest

I wanted a small trailer for overnights and happened upon a Jayco dealer that had what I wanted. Which model did you purchase?It was not a Jayco it was Cherokee Grey Wolf used trailer 19RR that was very clean. Just a Jayco dealer that had it. The equivalent Jayco would have been the 161 TH. I wanted a bed and lots of floor space for my two Collies.
colliehauler 10/10/21 11:12am Travel Trailers
RE: Westinghouse generator 4500

Thanks for the update MNRon and the real world experience of SD, I believe I will go ahead and purchase the 4500.
colliehauler 10/10/21 11:02am General RVing Issues
RE: Newsom signs bill to ban the sell of gas powered generators

Anyone with good used equipment is going to make some money, if they want to sell them.Or increased sales in bordering states. ;)
colliehauler 10/10/21 08:38am Around the Campfire
At least I was honest

Last Monday I made a impulse purchase on the way home from my seasonal. I wanted a small trailer for overnights and happened upon a Jayco dealer that had what I wanted. From the time I stopped to check it out until purchase was about 10 minutes. I was asked by the dealer while doing the paper work what I thought of the trailer. I told him it's a cheap piece of carp*, I've seen these things built. He nodded in agreement and stated he has seen them built as well. I went on to say I'm not buying a Prevost or Newell and get what I pay for. *not a fish but you get the idea
colliehauler 10/09/21 10:32pm Travel Trailers
RE: Westinghouse generator 4500

How many DB noise level? Also they are preying on the Westinghouse name, that company has been sold and resold and I have no idea who owns the name now. Some Chinese company most likely.Ofcourse it's a Chinese generator with the same noise level as all the others in its class. It's the same generator Onan is putting there name on and probably sold under a few other names. The question is do you have any experience with the Westinghouse Igen 4500 generator?
colliehauler 10/09/21 10:17pm General RVing Issues
Best UTV for trails

I'm in the market for a new UTV and have been looking at the new 1000 Yamaha Rmax. The dealer also suggested the equivalent Kawasaki. This will only be used on tight trails with lots of roots and rocks. What's your opinion. I'm mainly looking at these machines because I'm friend with a dealer that carries these brands.
colliehauler 10/09/21 09:02pm Toy Haulers
Westinghouse generator 4500

I was looking for a quiet inverter generator and seen the Westinghouse 4500. Upon close inspection it's the same generator as the Onan 4500 portable inverter generator. The reviews I've read were mixed with the majority positive. Does anyone have experience with this model generator.
colliehauler 10/09/21 08:50pm General RVing Issues
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