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Old 04-30-2022, 12:51 PM   #61
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Most of y’all know but for the ones that don’t. Thor owns Jayco and many more. Do not think the company is “going “ anywhere.
Exactly. Thor and Forest River account for over 80% of the towables market, parent companies of many different sub brands such as Jayco. All using similar construction methods, employees, systems and appliances. Buying an RV seems to be a crapshoot, some have few or no issues and others purchase a nightmare. I believe the biggest difference with any mass produced brand can be the attitude and quality of the crew that build YOUR particular RV on any given day. And unfortunately we have no control over that.
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Old 04-30-2022, 01:26 PM   #62
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I believe the biggest difference with any mass produced brand can be the attitude and quality of the crew that build YOUR particular RV on any given day. And unfortunately we have no control over that.
Exactly what the GM of my local Jayco dealer said. One Greyhawk on the same line could be eons better then the one right behind it.

That being said, there are construction methods that would alleviate some common complaints. Rats nest wiring vs. structured wiring, wiring nuts and crimps vs. harnesses. Plumbing run unsecured vs. strapped down. The list goes on and on.

Unfortunately, price point rules supreme. My Winnie has all the above better alternatives, but my cabinetry sucks and I don’t have that full fiberglass cap.
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I hear about COVD which I call excuses anymore. This generation has become lazy and is all they want to work is high end management or live off of the rest that pay taxes. Lot of businesses still are short handed.
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Old 04-30-2022, 02:32 PM   #64
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I am sure the industry as a whole will survive and Thor and it's subsidiaries will all be here when I'm gone, Jayco included.

IMO they could gain some goodwill with the buying public by addressing some of the common complaints like the fresh water siphon without breaking the bank and making some effort to overcome some headaches that the paying customers identify for them.

Sounds like to much common sense.
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The water loss problems started when the industry took the fresh water tanks from inside, above the floor, to outside under the floor, to make more space for inside storage. They had to install shallower tanks to fit underneath between the frame members. A previous SOB brand of TT had a 40 gallon tank under the bed, and there was still storage space left over. Someone's good idea to change. Probably "looked good on paper", as they say.
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