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Old 05-01-2018, 09:24 PM   #1
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Typical?

Just wondering if this is typical for everyoneís classic? Seems less than professional to me but maybe thatís just me expecting too much. Click image for larger version

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This is under the galley bench seat.
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:25 PM   #2
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Dinette not galley
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:07 PM   #3
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I would ask to see another trailer and or call the factory and show you pic to them.
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Old 05-02-2018, 04:12 AM   #4
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Yes that is normal wiring on the 2017 Classics where you indicated the picture was taken. I started the process of cleaning it up and then decided why bother.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:35 AM   #5
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Yeah. I think thatís what the factory thought also . It kind of drives me crazy though to know itís like that...maybe I shouldnít have looked.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:39 AM   #6
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Sad but true.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:41 AM   #7
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Typical?

Iíd send AS corporate a photo of that and a link to the Winnebago website where they tell customers to look behind panels of their competitors to see the sloppy wiring and workmanship/lack of attention to detail.
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Old 05-02-2018, 05:53 AM   #8
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Sloppy wiring etc. is just the tip of the iceberg for Airstream's lack of quality control IMO.

This site is full of similar reports -- read it and weep:

https://www.google.com/search?q=qual...=airforums.com

If the problem does not affect functionality, the best solution is to lower one's expectations, apply the needed patches and Bandaids, and go camping.

Or maybe write a book, with apologies to Robert Pirsig, entitled . . .

"Zen And The Art Of Airstream Maintenance"



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PS -- Yes, of course, there are many happy stories of functional Airstreams supporting many joyous travels.

But the weak links in the QC chain are upsetting IMO.
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:39 AM   #9
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Question Is this a contest...

My entry...sorry I cleaned it up with the white zip-ties.
But as noted it's hidden behind a nice shiny panel and thats about all the 'mothership' is concerned about. 👍 😂👎
Wish I had taken a picture of the Bic lighter & Snickers wrapper I found under the carpet in the rear storage locker..😏

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Old 05-02-2018, 08:46 AM   #10
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I would like to say something about it to Them but I am hoping to get help on the Alde situation i have now. Unfortunately I literally just got back from second trip to JC for work done and donít really want to take all the time and effort to drive back for the second time in as many weeks. It is frustrating to buy the top of the line product they make and get run of the mill quality on the details. I might tolerate it on a lesser model but the flagship?!
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:19 AM   #11
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. . . unfortunately "top of the line" appears to have started foundering on the rocks years ago, but it has taken time for the buying public to wake up to the reality that Airstream is just like every other RV manufacturer.

Profit first -- quality second. The parent Thor is the main source IMO.

When you have the time, read some of those threads linked earlier via the Google search results. Some of the QC "misses" are truly depressing.

Here is a recent thread on your exact model and year, I think:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f540...es-172509.html




Ditto for the design of the new Basecamp's fridge, which has undergone a number of fixes and patches since its release a couple of years ago. -- [ignoring the fleet-wide axle recall]:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f404...ne-169937.html

Almost 900 posts of Basecamp Issues: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f404...es-162632.html

Good luck resolving your complaints.

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:27 AM   #12
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I have the same rats nest in my FC. I just think that is how JC rolls
They just don't have time for stuff the buyer can't see
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:35 AM   #13
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Look on the bright side.
If you need to repair something, you'll have plenty of extra wire to reconnect.
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