Too many RVers unhappy with quality of their RV

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By Andrew Robinson
When RVtravel.com asked its readers to assess the workmanship on their RVs, one in five said “poor or terrible.” The flip side, of course, is nearly four in five, 79 percent, rated the workmanship as “good or excellent.” More than 1,400 RVers responded to the poll conducted in late July 2017.

“Four out of five is an amazing statistic to a baseball team, but it’s not impressive when it comes to the quality of RVs being manufactured,” said RVtravel.com editor Chuck Woodbury. “I certainly wouldn’t get on a plane if there were only a four in five chance it would make it to its destination. I think the buyers of RVs should be concerned that so many poor units are being sold.

“The RV industry is making close to a half-million vehicles this year, with factories struggling to keep up with demand. An RV is a complex product and there are many places in the production process to make mistakes. Still, RV makers must do better. They should not accept that one of five customers is dissatisfied with the quality of their purchase.”

Visit the page where the survey was taken and read the many reader comments.

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Jillie
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Jillie

I love my jayco travel trailer. It may be small for a 20 x 8 but I hate to say it. I love it. General RV was great. Camping World took care of the braking system when I got a new car. Shower is small but hey I only do what I need to do in there. Nice mini apartment on wheels. Plus it is just three of us so we don’t need anything bigger.

Streamintrip
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Streamintrip

We ordered a 2017 Class A (MSRP $400k+) in November 2016 and took delivery May 2017.Even though the dealer had it from March till delivery, it had numerous issues they did not find/rectify in their Predelivery Delivery Inspection protocol. We planned to stay at their facility 1 night, but had to stay 3 nights to have the issues we found rectified. In the 4-week ‘shakedown’ trip from Elkhart back home (2500 miles) we found numerous fit and finish issues, broken dinette, 2 euro loungers inoperative, large shower leaks (could not use for 3 weeks!), failed main awning, failed automatic transfer… Read more »

Bonnie Bowers
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Bonnie Bowers

I have an elderly motorhome, a 95 Four Winds, Class A, 30 foot. I think its been put together pretty good. One thing they could of improved on is the roof vents. My husband is ill and I’m also a senior. I would love to be able to clean the roof vents from inside instead of someone having to crawl on the roof to do it. I’m able to do this chore from inside, I’m only 62, but unable to get on the ladder and pull myself onto the roof. Also, they need too make the air filter more accessible.… Read more »

Bonnie Bowers
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Bonnie Bowers

I put motor home but auto correct thinks I have a motor bike obviously

RV Staff
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I fixed it, Bonnie, since I knew that’s what you meant. Have a great day! 😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Vic Mazzaro
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Vic Mazzaro

You aren’t going to believe this but I bought a 2017 Palomino Travel Trailer from Camping World and I had no brakes!!! I realize this about 1 Mile from home, traveling mostly highway, I had one of the star that adjust the wheel not even hooked up. The rest of the brakes I had to adjust quite a bit before I had brakes. Scary!! I would encourage anyone who buys an RV to make sure the brakes work. Along with this a door would not close, the strike plate was too high. They did not give much information in case… Read more »

Michelle Wade
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Michelle Wade

Typical Camping world poor service. – Quick to sell Poor to educate or service