I have heard the depreciation on RVs is pretty bad. I didn’t know that the wiring was so poor. How does that meet code? I mean there is no junction box to contain a short so there is a higher fire risk with this. I know mobile homes have a lower resale value, likely for the same reason. This, and the fact that they have all these VOC-containing materials, may be why they burn down like a roman candle on the 4th of July.
It is too bad that quality isn’t a focus anymore. People buying a really expensive RV would likely be willing to pay a little extra for a more quality build. It wouldn’t take much for some of this stuff.
I had a $600 window AC quit on me not long ago. It turned out to be the start capacitor but everyone said to just dump it as it has outlived its life expectancy. I figured gambling $14 wasn’t a bad idea and it worked. Then the blower motor started to squeal as though it needed oil. The bearings are non-lube ones, meaning that there are no nipples to oil them. I have found directions on how to take it apart and lube them. Odds are that I will never have to do this again as I doubt it will last that many more years but figure it is still cooling so why not? They don’t make things like they used to. People don’t want to pay for quality, they just look at the price tag.