Here, from the Facebook group RV Horror Stories, are some examples sent by group members of crummy RV workmanship.
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- RIGHT: “This is a Grand Design cabinet. Wonder how long those staples are, because there is some water lines behind the 3/16” heavy duty wood, ah, RV quality and Grand Design touting themselves as the leader in quality RVs.” One commenter noted: “Because driving 18 staples is faster than two screws.”
- LEFT: A member of the group sent this photo of his 2019 Forest River Vengeance touring edition RV. He wondered why the emergency power disconnect did not work. Then he looked a little closer. Do think that a worker forget to connect the wires? Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!
- RIGHT: “Another member sent this photo: “An unknown manufacturer ran a screw through a hot water line. This is the “fix” done by a well known dealer in the Southeast. A larger screw with silicone and of course it didn’t hold up! It’s PEX line – a $14 Gatorbite union and two minutes would have permanently fixed it. This is typical of the poor work quality I’ve experienced at dealerships lately.”
LEFT: “I am the currently-not-so-proud owner of a 2015 Thor ACE 27.1. This model, I recently discovered, has an issue with the outside access door to the furnace. The ventilation louvers on the door were designed back then to be upside down and inside out. This caused the louvers to act as “scoops” funneling rain water directly into the furnace compartment.” (Editor’s note: We asked the owner if he had bothered to check this before buying the RV. He admitted he had not.)
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