Let me play "devil's advocate" for a minute. Since I have been into RV'ing or Camping since 1973, I have a long history of the RV industry. I have owned, and camped in, a "surfer" van, a truck camper, an early Class C, three different Class A's, and now another Class C. And, yes, I am "older than dirt"
I think that we, as consumers, are as much to blame as the manufacturers for our current problems. Through the years, we have demanded higher quality units, with more features and more "comforts", but we have also balked at the price of paying for this higher quality. The manufacturers' attempt to lower their price point to meet consumer demand, resulted in lower initial quality products. The manufacturers were caught with rising raw material prices and higher labor costs that they could not pass along to consumers.
Then, we hit the terrible economy a couple of years ago, manufacturers realized that the "new" buyer demographic for RV's was a younger generation with less disposable income than before the crash. This new generation wanted high class RV's at rock bottom prices. As the economy improved, demand increased for the lower price units more than the higher priced ones.
It quickly become apparent to the manufacturers that it cost less money to put out a lower quality unit and then have their dealer network fix and repair their mistakes than "doing it right" at the factory. And so the cycle goes on.
For those of us that have had these RV's for years, we can attest that the quality of the units has definitely decreased through the years. I can remember my first truck camper that never had any quality problems, never saw a dealer for repairs. Even my last Class A purchased in 2007, only had a very short list of 5 items to be fixed, and took only a few hours to fix them all, and it never had to go back to the dealer except for maintenance items. Now, my Class C is at the dealer's lot longer that I have had it at home. Of course back then, I didn't have "Day and Night" shades, leveling systems, LED lighting, surround sound systems, granite countertops, etc.
But, I got a really Great Deal on my coach.