4 responses to Why Are Amish Building RVs?
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    Jim (Jakob) Kramer
    Comment on WHY NOT?!! (July 18th, 2017 at 10:48)

    WHY NOT?!!

    It is a business opportunity, and as long as non-Amish need or want such things, the Amish might as well build them for us. Many people do things for others: it does not mean they are required to use them. I would trust the workmanship of an Amish person and be glad for the product! I for example am a vegetarian. If I treat a friend to dinner and he orders a steak, I can wish him Guten Appetit and sincerely hope he enjoys it. I am not an activist, and we are fine, I with my salad, he with his steak. I do not force my salad or Brussels sprouts (I love those in butter!!!) on anyone, and I expect his steak will not wander onto my plate!

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      Comment on Walking steak be gone! (July 18th, 2017 at 12:08)

      Walking steak be gone!

      Jim, I am not a vegetarian, but if a steak wandered onto my plate one day, I might consider becoming one. Your colorful visual makes your point well 🙂

      I just want to point out I do not begrudge the Amish for working in the RV industry, nor would I feel myself in a position to make any sort of judgment like that, for that matter.

      As Ola Yoder points out in the article there are positives to it and obviously it allows the Amish support families. Spending 3 months in northern Indiana in 2006 talking to a dozen or more RV workers every day, I just seemed to hear the same stories about factory work drawbacks over and over again (which I detailed in the original “3 concerns” post linked above). But it’s important to remember the pluses as well.

      Another point made by you – many people create things for others which they don’t use themselves. This includes the many Amish who build luxury homes, high-end furniture, and as in this case, RVs (though I think we can find exceptions in each of these cases).

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      Joe Newton
      Comment on Why Are Amish Building RVs? (July 18th, 2017 at 16:23)

      It could be argued that the Amish have an unfair advantage because they don’t pay social security and or workmans comp taxes.

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    Dan Gadd
    Comment on Excellant! (July 18th, 2017 at 17:37)


    Might as well! 😉

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