This article just rings so true. For years RV manufactures have produced junk. And they just keep patting themselves on their backs about the numbers they are producing. There is never a mention of quality, just quantity.
While I would really like to think things will improve, I doubt they will. At least not anytime soon. As long as people keep buying the junk manufacturers are putting out they will manage to build as many units as they can to meet the demand. This is a simple equation of supply and demand.
When demand finally ebbs then the weak manufactures will fold, the number of models will dwindle, and manufactures will listen to buyers again and, hopefully, step up their quality control and even start to offer options and upgrades; kind of like what happened in the early 2000's (I think that was when the industry hit a bit downturn).
I don't think any of us have any idea when things will change.
I do know this..... if automobile manufacturers put out poor quality products everyday like RV manufacturers do no one would buy them. Remember back sometime ago how the foreign auto manufacturers got a foot-hold? So, as the author hints at, someone is bound to step in and change the rules. My guess it won't be an American company. That'll clear up the drain on the labor force.
You all can debate all you want about dealers. Dealers are called dealers because they deal the RVs dealt to them. It's what they do.
oh - one final jab..... how about all the "PDI" locations cropping up now in Indiana. I can't wait to see the punch line to that joke.....