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Summerwind 05-17-2018 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 120235)
Perhaps we need to cull the herd of managers also?

Managers go first!

Dbadger777 05-17-2018 11:33 PM

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This is typical of all the screws in the bottom trim. Do they think you will never look under there?

Bob Denman 05-18-2018 12:12 AM

:ermm: You should have walked outside nekkid: it would have attracted enough attention to put together either a repair party, or an angry mob for storming Elkhart! :coolsmiley:

Tearstone 05-18-2018 01:56 AM

Sometimes I fantasize about being hired by Thor Motorcoach to lead a Lean Six Sigma program initiative.

Bogie 05-18-2018 02:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Tearstone (Post 120697)
Sometimes I fantasize about being hired by Thor Motorcoach to lead a Lean Six Sigma program initiative.

:rofl::rofl:

DenverTransplant 05-18-2018 03:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Tearstone (Post 120697)
Sometimes I fantasize about being hired by Thor Motorcoach to lead a Lean Six Sigma program initiative.

They would fire you after the first week

gator 05-18-2018 04:31 AM

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Originally Posted by schreinertms (Post 120404)
They forgot to finish mine!!!! :lol:

The only way you'll get warranty from Ford is if you ordered this E53 chassis directly from them. After Thor purchases it Ford washes their hands of it.

saddlesore 05-18-2018 06:28 AM

Thor Quality......
I just ran across this little item..Good Gawd!
An NC couple is suing their RV's builder over chronic problems | Charlotte Observer

lug 05-18-2018 08:40 AM

I had no reservation about filing a NHTSA report on Thor. Tossing Thor under their own bus was a no brainer.

bharrisv65 05-18-2018 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by schreinertms (Post 120404)
They forgot to finish mine!!!! :lol:

No, actually this is the future of motorhomes....they'll come as a basic kit which the end user must put together themselves. I'd rather have had mine come like this as I've basically almost rebuilt the whole unit..........

Bob Denman 05-18-2018 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bharrisv65 (Post 120734)
No, actually this is the future of motorhomes....they'll come as a basic kit which the end user must put together themselves. I'd rather have had mine come like this as I've basically almost rebuilt the whole unit..........

If it does come to that: my "plywood shanty on wheels"; will be hilarious! :lol:

Calman 05-18-2018 04:07 PM

I know someone has extra screws in their rigs 'cause I'm missing some. Ain't talking "loose screws".:)

Was under Vegas yesterday checking out where and how I'd be installing my sewer drain storage pipes. Noticed that the clips that hold the storage compartment bottoms in place has holes for 3 screws both only 2 were in each clip. Checked another compartment bottom - ditto. Didn't bother checking the others.

Will be putting screws in the missing compartment clips IF this darn rain ever stops. Will be putting plywood in the bottoms of the compartments at the same time to "beef 'em up"

Bulldog 05-18-2018 05:01 PM

.... Totally agree with all of the replies here... Can't count how many defects / errors made in building our new Quantum.

The dealer was great in repairing 80% of the defects, I'm now dealing with the other 20 % now....I should say that the I'm finding the 20 % now that I'm digging in to find the errors

I really think that Thor is relying on the dealers to accept the "less than perfect" construction and relying on them to repair the defects to make the sale....

That said , I monitor forums for two other manufacturers and the exact same quality issues are being raised... Some even worse....

I told the Thor rep that the best part of my RV is the Ford engine/transmission... Everything else is Of the old Yugo quality

The Gritz Carlton 05-18-2018 05:09 PM

If you have the option...choose one that was, is being built during the off-season.

Bob Denman 05-18-2018 05:18 PM

Mine was built on a Thursday... it didn't seem to help! :nonono:

saddlesore 05-18-2018 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bob Denman (Post 120743)
If it does come to that: my "plywood shanty on wheels"; will be hilarious! :lol:

AH HA.......So You went with the "Upgraded with Genuine Imitation Plywood" package!!!!

Does that package come with extra screws and a case of caulking?

Bob Denman 05-18-2018 05:58 PM

No, but I did get the coolest cardboard box ever! :thumb: :lol::rofl:

Skip 500 05-18-2018 06:02 PM

There was a reason we called ours "The Little Box on Wheels":lol:

gmtech16450yz 05-18-2018 06:36 PM

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This is typical of all the screws in the bottom trim. Do they think you will never look under there?

Yeah stuff like this is amazing to me. Imagine the thought process... "Oh darn, that screw didn't go in right, I think I'll just ram another one next to it, bend the metal and leave the messed up one there."

Really? This is how you work and feel good about the job you've done when you go home at night? The reasons for that kind of work quality are simply this... They either don't know, don't care or CAN'T care. I actually feel bad for those assembly line workers, I believe there has to be some good people there, but clearly they aren't doing a good job.

Like I've said already, this isn't a THOR problem, or a MOTORHOME problem, this is a problem that is growing throughout the entire country. When I look to the future, I just don't see how any of this is sustainable. I sure hope we don't end up in another world war someday. We'd lose. Can you imagine fighting a war with fighter jets, ships and tanks built like these motorhomes? Yikes. And when China shuts off all our trade supply, what components are we going to build these war machines with? We don't make anything here anymore. It's scary to me to think about the big picture of what we're seeing in the examples of poor workmanship shown in this thread. It's one thing leaving a couple screws loose or not installed at all. It's a little bit worse if those missing screws mean people get injured or killed because of hardware failure on the roads or in the skies.

I think I mentioned my wife following closely behind me as we brought our new Vegas home from the dealership. I was mortified when we got home and I saw this...

As you can see, not a single screw was put in any of those 3 holes. They didn't fall out, they simply were never even put in. There was ONE screw holding on the other end, that's all that kept it from falling off. What if that giant piece of metal came off and went through my wife's windshield or caused her to swerve and crash? No amount of money that I'd sue the crap out of Thor for would fix something like loosing a loved one.

Sad, scary and disappointing.

Nice replies and pics guys. I think we should keep this going with more pictures. Like they say, a picture says a thousand words. Talking about this is just a bunch of letters on a page. SEEING this stuff hits a LOT harder. I'll post more of the stuff I found on my rig when I get a chance. And for the few that say their coaches have been fine, they just didn't look hard enough. I wanted to see how the water tank was installed the other day. It's under the back bed with no way to see it without taking panels off. I pulled on the panel across the whole front side and pulled it right off with almost no effort. Behind it I found another handful of extra screws, construction debris and screws that were only put in half way or not even in the right place. 99% of owners would never see that stuff. That's what Thor is banking on, that a lot of this shoddy workmanship doesn't show or cause problems. I think we need to show it here so maybe some day Thor can see what we're finding.

Skip 500 05-18-2018 06:38 PM

We used to joke back in the 70's that you would need to pull a magnet behind our Harley's to pick up all the nuts and bolts that would fall off!


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