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Old 06-25-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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any politics aside, I am wondering if the manufacturing processes used by Thor are representative of how class B RV's are made. I hope not,...


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Politics aside, it is a political piece. Airstreams are made in Jackson, OH and not Elkhart, IN. I have been in two Class B facilities, Great West Vans (original ownership) and Advanced RV in Willoughby, OH and saw first hand the workers and interacted with them. That hit piece doesn't represent either one.
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You obviously have never toured any California RV MFG's. The workers are predominantly hispanic in this industry and has been for many years and reflects the demographics of the areas they work. Many RV MFG's slow down or stop production depending on demand in the winter or demand is low due to the economy. Allot go home to visit their families during these times.
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I suppose I was asking if ALL manufacturing plants are the fast paced assembly line type. I have heard that Leisure Travel Vans are put together by a team and that the quality is much higher than most others. Anyone know about that and if other class B makers do the same?
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A "fast paced" assembly line to one observer may be an appropriately paced one to another, assuming the line work balancing is done well, and the parts are properly designed and made. As production line are run faster, it often means that the company has to improve a lot of things from part quality and design to employee training. If done correctly, a speed up can actually improve overall quality due to such peripheral improvements. Worker attention and consistency can go up in those situations also, as a worker who has to fight every piece into place, and still have it fit poorly, has very little incentive to be careful, but a worker who sees that the parts fit well, and when put in with attention show quality, is much more likely to do a good job. Good parts, good design, good training, job rotation to prevent injury and burnout, good tools and fixtures, all contribute to good quality.

Of course, if you run the factory like a 1950's sweatshop, with all the blame placed on the workers, you are going to get poor results. It is likely that many of the RV builders are not doing a very good job with their products and assembly lines, based on the quality level we see in many of them.
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That is a hit piece. The media have died and are now full-blown propagandists in lockstep with only one side.

Barack Obama said this within the last year, you tell me who he is targeting as 'conservatives':

“The spread of vibrant social diversity is constricting the GOP’s ability to champion conservative causes, such as smaller government and independent families” President Barack Obama in 2016.


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Politics aside, it is a political piece. Airstreams are made in Jackson, OH and not Elkhart, IN. I have been in two Class B facilities, Great West Vans (original ownership) and Advanced RV in Willoughby, OH and saw first hand the workers and interacted with them. That hit piece doesn't represent either one.
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Hi Eric,
You posted the same topic under slightly different name threads 3 times on the Sprinter forum and now here, what is your point, why 4 times?
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No! I do have to say I have been in a couple of Thors, and I without comment! Ron
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As George mentioned - you posted this three time on Sprinter-Source forum and now here. It a political article - not about RV quality. What's your message?


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Probably trolling for a competitor of Thor's. Getting all too common these days. Anonymously trash the competition wherever you can, whether true or not.
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