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Old 07-09-2016, 05:27 AM   #29
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Very interesting and, unfortunately, accurate article. I thought the point of not buying a new RV makes a lot of sense. Usually you buy a new vehicle to avoid problems. Apparently it's just the opposite with most RV's.
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:29 AM   #30
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They read it.
Just curious why you are confident that they read it?
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:38 AM   #31
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Because some have commented on here.
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Old 07-09-2016, 06:46 AM   #32
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Just curious why you are confident that they read it?
The Airstream President and several other mucky mucks were at the International. They participated in several open QA discussions. They all referenced this forum as a daily source of information. They are well aware of this forum and follow the discussions closely. Just like the "The Airstream Club" positive change is happening but nothing happens overnight.
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:35 PM   #33
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MuckyMucks....building Airstreams, now that's encouraging
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:16 AM   #34
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MuckyMucks....building Airstreams, now that's encouraging
And they admit to building the "Cream of the Crap"!
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:36 AM   #35
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:32 PM   #36
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Even though we pay more ...welcome to the trials and tribulations of AS ownership. You will get it addressed and really enjoy the AS.
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:32 PM   #37
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We bought a 1990 34 ft AS Jan. 2015 & Other than some basic maintenance expected on a 26 year old trailer (tires, new oven, new air unit) we haven't done anything to it & have used it a lot. Just got back from a 5,000 mile trip & the trailer was great. I am continually shocked that there are so many QC problems with newer AS & the factory management doesn't implement immediate control changes. Warranty time has a cost to it for the factory, even if it is budgeted for. They could save man hours/time hence $ by making procedural changes. I manage a team & trust me when our internal response time wasn't as Efficient as it should be our controls alerted me & I made process changes. I guess if AS has folks standing on line to buy not much incentive to improve.
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Was my trailer built on A Friday?

We pay for warranty time when we buy these overpriced trailers.
They figure warranty work into the price.
Build them right and lower the price or increase profits?


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Old 07-11-2016, 07:55 PM   #39
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New 26u, that I am very happy with. However, some odd issues make me wonder if it was built on a Friday?

Rig has 2 ac units. Both use one thermostat controller, but requires a second pickup sensor to report inside temp in rear of coach.

When the sun shines on the rear of the coach, the thermostat reads an indoor temp of something like 90 degrees. The front temp reads 74. Both units running, commanding 72.

In a small space of perhaps 6 feet apart, there is no way there was that big a difference.

Turns out, the production guys, installed the second sensor, but never pulled it through the interior wall, left the sensor between the inner and outer skin!?

The service mechanic, had to cut the lead,and install a new harness, run it through the ducting, into the closet, and out into the interior space, where the sensor is now installed. Works great now.

But, it makes me wonder, what happened? How did the installation on the factory floor make the mistake? How did supervision of theprocess not catch it? How did QC department, miss the lack of a second sensor? How did the dealer prep miss it?

So many mistakes, along the chain of leadership is disappointing to see because it indicates, IMO a lack of pride, and commitment to a first class product.

It is a machine, I expect it to break, I expect mistakes, human errors. However, someone has to stay up to the plate and break the sequence of events that leads to such things.

What if it was a brake line, or faulty wiring next?

I am proud of my rig, I think AS is a great product. I also think there is lots of room to improve simple things to make a greater product.
My first RV, a Starcraft 'Centennial' was built on Fri.
My second RV, a Hi-Lo was built on Wed.
My third RV, a 25' FC, was built on Fri.
My fourth, the current AS, 30' FC was built on Wed.
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