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Old 09-10-2014, 12:56 PM   #1
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Crossroads Puts Rain Booth in Production

Just seen this posted on RV PRO.

http://rv-pro.com/news/crossroads-pu...-in-production

Maybe this will help down the road.
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:44 PM   #2
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Anything that will produce a better camper is a good thing... Now they need to announce that they are going to S L O W down the line... I think that would be the best move towards producing a better quality camper...
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Old 09-10-2014, 01:50 PM   #3
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Sounds like a good idea. But all the flexing a Rv gets from running down the road is bound to loosen up some seems. Monthly inspections is always a good idea.
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Old 09-10-2014, 02:32 PM   #4
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Ditto

Waaaay too many blemishes and errors. Give the workers a chance to construct a quality product that does not need a major refit after an outing!!!

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Old 09-11-2014, 08:14 AM   #5
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It surely can't hurt to test for leaks. All legitiment complaints on quality issues do still exsist but there are signs and reports CR is moving in a better direction.
I agree with Tommy (SleepyT), slow down the production line piece work or quotas do not lead to quality.
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On average a towable rv manufacture will run anywere from 15 to 20 units out the door in a day. This is just to keep up with incoming orders. I have even known some rv manufactures of producing as many as 25 to 30 a day out the door. I agree that the rate at which they move these down the line is a little to fast to produce good quality. Unfortunately this industry is sales driven and not necessarily quality driven.

Since I live and work in the area were 95% of all rv's are produced, I know a lot of people that work in the rv plants. Most all of them are paid by what they get out the door whether or not it passes and is "greened" to be shipped. Personaly I thing the industry should change to where they only pay for the units that are "greened" and have passed all inspections, and not to meantion I think the inspectors should not be included in the peace rate. Maybe then they wouldn't be so appt to pass a unit that has some flaws.

I agree that Crossroads has been coming up in the industry as a leader in quality compaired to what they were several years ago. I also think they are heading in a good direction. I have seen other companies sacrifice quality, function, aminities, etc. just for the all mighty profit. We loved our last trailer (it wasn't a Crossroads product) and would of considered another but we noticed that all of the listed above had declined but the price had either stayed the same or had gone up. Personally this was not a good buying point for us. I still check out the forum for our previous brand of trailer and it seems like every post has to do with problems with peoples new units. I know no matter what brand you get you are going to have an issue with (it's a nature of the beast) but when you look at the big picture and compare, I have seen less complaints about the Crossroads products compared to others.
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Ok,

I generally like to hear Crossroads adds a QC process, but doesn't most water damage start unseen or hidden and develop into bigger problems over time?

This doesnt solve the issues with the 7lbs of sawdust in my rig left behind.
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Depends on what type of water test. If you pressurize the Rv and dispense soapy water, you can see the bubbles at the leak points.
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Ok,

I generally like to hear Crossroads adds a QC process, but doesn't most water damage start unseen or hidden and develop into bigger problems over time?

This doesnt solve the issues with the 7lbs of sawdust in my rig left behind.
I have an issue with this right now. Never seen a drop of water on floor, ceiling or window, but recently found out my rig leaked and insulation wicked moisture up to the point where the floor in our bedroom has rotted. Didn't realized this until I stepped in the spot and almost put my foot through the floor.
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When we were at the factory during the rally, we were told that the QC process is being done by an outside company; no CR employees. If that is the case, it should help immensely.
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