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Cummins12V98

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Posted: 12/22/19 12:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"The biggest problem is people don't really know what quality is and aren't willing to pay for it anyway."

SO TRUE!!!

I have seen so many homes or RV's that people think are Quality. NOT

Simply pop out a shelf and look at the back side or edges, plywood or particleboard???


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MFL wrote:

My FW, on profile page, has solid maple doors and drawers, while the cabinets themselves may be MFD. My Yellowstone FW was the upper end of Gulf Steam, when I purchased it new. It had a retail price of 40K at that time (a great FW for the price,IMO). I am happy to say, most of my wood, or wood trim, does not look cheap.

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We have a Nexus Class C but for what it is worth there is no, zip, zero, nada, particleboard or plywood anywhere in our coach. Back in 2012 they were still subbing out the custom maple cabinets to local Amish carpenters and the quality shows.

The really cheaped out rigs out there have the contact paper stuck to particle board or plywood and of course it looks like {pick your metaphor here knowing that accuracy will get you banned}... When you find that level of garbage in any RV you can bet the rest of it was built about as cheaply as is humanly possible.

Quality, solid wood cabinets do not warp or crack and are usually fitted with equally well built hardware. That has been our experience after 6+ years and 60K miles.

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Captain, NOT calling you a liar!

What are your interior walls made of? What are your shelves in the cabinets made of? What are your drawer bottoms made of?

I can go on but there is simply no way your rig has ONLY solid wood inside it!!!

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CumminsV12... Holy molly you have a ton of cabinets in your BR.


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ACZL wrote:

CumminsV12... Holy molly you have a ton of cabinets in your BR.


YES, there would have been more except they finally said no more “specials”

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

Captain, NOT calling you a liar!

What are your interior walls made of? What are your shelves in the cabinets made of? What are your drawer bottoms made of?

I can go on but there is simply no way your rig has ONLY solid wood inside it!!!



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The examples you cite are made of solid wood... like I said no particleboard or plywood. Nexus like a few other quality builders uses Azdell in the walls, not Luann which is just another term for plywood. Azdell cost more to use but it is lighter than plywood, has a higher R value and will not absorb moisture. Initially Lance and Nexus were just about the only builders to use it but now many more like Winnebago are going that route on some if not all of their coaches.

Our coach is a 2012 and though I do know if they continue to use Azdell I have no idea if they still build them the same way. When we were at the factory in in 2015 they had started building the interior cabinetry in their factory vs subbing it out to the local Amish carpenters.

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