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TugCE

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Posted: 06/30/18 04:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When we were taking a "Tour" pf the RV Dealership where was had just purchased our "new to us" class A they drove us through the service bay area. (side note, owners were actually allowed in the service area) My DW asked if it was usual for an RV to need repairs such as ours did, the salesman pointed to a row of brand new Diesel Pushers and said well those over there start at $400,000 and go up from there and they have more problems than the 04 that you're buying. I looked at him and said that's what's wrong with the RV Industry!

If there is another group that just accept that the Expensive vehicle that they purchased needs to spend weeks if not months in the shop before it even gets it's first 1000 miles on it, I would love to hear about them!


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Posted: 06/30/18 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

TugCE wrote:

When we were taking a "Tour" pf the RV Dealership where was had just purchased our "new to us" class A they drove us through the service bay area. (side note, owners were actually allowed in the service area) My DW asked if it was usual for an RV to need repairs such as ours did, the salesman pointed to a row of brand new Diesel Pushers and said well those over there start at $400,000 and go up from there and they have more problems than the 04 that you're buying. I looked at him and said that's what's wrong with the RV Industry!

If there is another group that just accept that the Expensive vehicle that they purchased needs to spend weeks if not months in the shop before it even gets it's first 1000 miles on it, I would love to hear about them!
Wooh, slow down friend - what makes you think your 2004 didn't spend most of 2005 in the shop getting fixed. You have to admit, buying used usually means someone else went through the growing pains and warranty work and most of what might break has already broke.

I say the RV industry has never changed, they produce the same problems they always have, and I say that because I remember saying how tired I was of taking our 2003 into the shop because our 1984 seemed perfect
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1968mooney wrote:

TNGW1500SE wrote:

There's not a trailer/RV out there that I'd consider "built well" unless you get up above a half million. The manufactures all skimp on quality and throw them together. They want less weight so everyone can tow it and lower costs to increase profits. You end up buying a Styrofoam cooler on wheels with a few sticks here and there supporting it in the showroom. Watch this video and keep in mind this is what the manufacturer posts on YouTube to show people how they build RV's. I think they must add amphetamines to the employees coffee or beat them.

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So your advise is, unless you have 1/2 million to spend, find something else to do other than RVing?


That would not be my advice. My advice would be unless you are handy with tools, or have the money to hire somebody to fix every little thing that goes wrong, you should find something else to do other than RVing.

Cost of the RV has nothing to do with it. I was just helping fix broken stuff in a $1.1m Newmar King Aire yesterday!


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