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Old 05-18-2018, 06:36 PM   #39
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Brand: Thor Motor Coach
Model: Vegas 27.7
State: California
Posts: 289
THOR #10907
Originally Posted by Dbadger777 View Post
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.
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