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Old 04-22-2018, 06:43 PM   #1
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Not a Class B company but a good quality improvement program at a Truck Camper company. I thought Erwin Hymer might accomplish something like this over here but it seems they are not so far...

https://www.truckcampermagazine.com/...announcements/
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I like the idea of using polymer braided plumbing lines instead of the PEX lines now so common.
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New owners, trade magazine article focused on bolstering reputation and sales, improvement programs with lots of buzzwords as well as cooperation with academia, and list of changed things to prove it all. Very common way to get the new owner transition off and running, and done all the time.

I have been though all those types of improvement programs, and for the most part it is just a solution that worked at some other place being force fed into a company that probably has different problems. Very little flexibility. Real, lasting, improvements almost always require major cultural changes in a business to go along with the systems and methods changes, and that takes time, discipline, and support from the top that is encouraging and cooperative, not dictatorial.

Whether it works out to the good, or the bad, will totally depend on how the management handles it all, and if they really want to do these kinds of improvements (many don't and are just trying to look good for the public and other customers).
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I like the idea of using polymer braided plumbing lines instead of the PEX lines now so common.
Me too. When I was making plumbing repairs last year, it was awkward trying to manipulate the PEX crimp tool inside the plumbing cabinet. Some of the connections in there, I think I'd have to pull the hot water heater to fix - fortunately I didn't have to work on any of those. Those braided hoses only need a half turn with a wrench after hand tightening. Much easier.

Not having to buy PEX tools would also be a plus.
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