If people wouldn't buy it, the manufacturers wouldn't make it. Until the public demands quality, this will not change.
I have never seen such poor workmanship on such an important safety device. Yes, someone should be fired over this and just might be.If you want to see something scary watch this video. Someone should be fired over doing brakes like this.
This was a complete and total fail by Coachmen. Someone in the marketing department had to have known this 5th wheel was likely to be featured on his channel in multiple videos. They should have had someone senior on the line babysit this trailer to make darn sure it was picture perfect.This trailer is a one-off that he collaborated with Coachman to build. You'd think someone there would have been keeping a close eye on it.
The workmanship was just sloppy. There are several places where the wire is resting on the PEX or a run of PEX isn't tied up, which places stress on the tees and 90° fittings. Bounce down the road for long enough and a fitting will break.He took some panels out in the storage bays and the wiring and plumbing routing was a total cluster.
And it sure sound like the dealers are fed up with this approach. The whole industry seems to be on its head in the last year. I wonder if demand will fall soon?He was fixing some stuff and told me manufacturers are producing as many units as possible (not focusing on QC) and relying on the dealers more to fix things.
Dave, the sales manager, looked like he didn't want to be on camera and I can't blame him under these circumstances. Kudos to Coachmen for flying their rep and someone from Dexter down there to take care of the problem. The problem never should have happened and someone without a large Youtube channel may not have gotten as much attention, but I'll bet Coachmen would have had a dealer fix the issue.