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Author Topic: Which one of these is not like the other?  (Read 5574 times)

Offline Nathan

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Re: Which one of these is not like the other?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2015, 09:44:49 PM »
Ok,  first let me say that I don't want to upgrade my springs.   That would lead me down a path I definitely don't want to go down.

The ride is fine on 90% of roads.   The rust belt is the exception.  :)

So the flex in the EzFlex is something that seems good, but I'm not looking for a major ride improvement,  just an improvement in tire wear.
« Last Edit: July 18, 2015, 09:52:36 PM by Nathan »
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Re: Which one of these is not like the other?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2015, 10:43:38 PM »
So here's the $64,000 dollar question; Why don't RV manufacturers just put the good quality $h!t on the RVs they build? Why does every... EVERY.. manufacturer have to put cheapest garbage on their crap, use the cheapest labor and build the poorest quality product they can. It does not matter which brand, they are all built cheaply, the quality control is non existent, and we all have to improve and fix and modify these buckets of crap right out of the box. I have a friend who is a D&T member, he just bought a brand new Coachman Class "A"; it has spent literally months in the shop since he took delivery this Spring; almost EVERYTHING on it has Malfunctioned or is broken. I met a Family while ATVing, that had just bought a brand new Newmar class "A" toyhauler; they spent a mortgage on this thing; it has been a nightmare for them nothing; NOTHING has worked right. lights, refer, hydraulics, drivetrain..etc.  And ya'll have heard me whine to death about what I thought was a "higher quality" product; not.... PEICE OF JUNK. That's what they make in Indiana; RV Junk; no accountability. Has anyone here bought a new or reasonably new RV that has not had at least one major issue with it? Why do we have to upgrade everything to make our $50,000 RVs functional?
OK through with my rant..   
« Last Edit: July 19, 2015, 10:37:02 AM by Happy Camper »
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Re: Which one of these is not like the other?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2015, 07:00:10 PM »
Everything is built with a market and price in consideration. ......actuaries get paid big bucks to run the probabilities ...the life of product....etc. etc.

I have to say I have been very (knock on wood) pleased with my unit....after 7 years she has treated my family great.....yes researched the deficiencies and acted /upgraded /modded what was needed to provide a good camper that fit our families needs...

Bushings are bad to the original post....

And Nathan spring upgrade and bushing upgrade is super cheap and easy.....plus you then know that the suspension is in line and installed properly .....as u did it your self...

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Re: Which one of these is not like the other?
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2015, 09:51:18 AM »
So here's the $64,000 dollar question; Why don't RV manufacturers just put the good quality $h!t on the RVs they build? Why does every... EVERY.. manufacturer have to put cheapest garbage on their crap, use the cheapest labor and build the poorest quality product they can. It does not matter which brand, they are all built cheaply, the quality control is non existent, and we all have to improve and fix and modify these buckets of crap right out of the box. I have a friend who is a D&T member, he just bought a brand new Coachman Class "A"; it has spent literally months in the shop since he took delivery this Spring; almost EVERYTHING on it has Malfunctioned or is broken. I met a Family while ATVing, that had just bought a brand new Newmar class "A" toyhauler; they spent a mortgage on this thing; it has been a nightmare for them nothing; NOTHING has worked right. lights, refer, hydraulics, drivetrain..etc.  And ya'll have heard me whine to death about what I thought was a "higher quality" product; not.... PEICE OF JUNK. That's what they make in Indiana; RV Junk; no accountability. Has anyone here bought a new or reasonably new RV that has not had at least one major issue with it? Why do we have to upgrade everything to make our $50,000 RVs functional?
OK through with my rant..

I have the same unit as Clarkely, just one year newer and the only issues I've had are with any after market items I've put on the trailer.  To that end, I noticed on our recent trip back from Missouri I have uneven wear on my driver-side front tire on my Outback.  Know I will be replacing bushings at the end of this camping season.  REgardless, I am having a hard time buying a new trailer (even though I have the truck now to do it) just because of the bad experiences others have had given the great experience we've had with ours, especially considering we pack 6 people into ours each trip :)
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Re: Which one of these is not like the other?
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2015, 11:53:07 AM »
So here's the $64,000 dollar question; Why don't RV manufacturers just put the good quality $h!t on the RVs they build? Why does every... EVERY.. manufacturer have to put cheapest garbage on their crap, use the cheapest labor and build the poorest quality product they can. It does not matter which brand, they are all built cheaply, the quality control is non existent, and we all have to improve and fix and modify these buckets of crap right out of the box. I have a friend who is a D&T member, he just bought a brand new Coachman Class "A"; it has spent literally months in the shop since he took delivery this Spring; almost EVERYTHING on it has Malfunctioned or is broken. I met a Family while ATVing, that had just bought a brand new Newmar class "A" toyhauler; they spent a mortgage on this thing; it has been a nightmare for them nothing; NOTHING has worked right. lights, refer, hydraulics, drivetrain..etc.  And ya'll have heard me whine to death about what I thought was a "higher quality" product; not.... PEICE OF JUNK. That's what they make in Indiana; RV Junk; no accountability. Has anyone here bought a new or reasonably new RV that has not had at least one major issue with it? Why do we have to upgrade everything to make our $50,000 RVs functional?
OK through with my rant..

The one I have now is still fairly new (maybe 5000 miles) but I have yet to have a malfunction. My last one (Sandpiper) I had one small roof leak (one slide rubbed the tape that covered the trim screws) that a little slide adjustment cured. I put tires on it in the forth season but that was it. I had no structural problems at all and that's a big plus because it always had a 5,000# boat hooked to the back of it anytime it was being pulled. This was with the so called junk frames.



 

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