I agree. I looked at getting a new PUP a couple years back and was shocked on build quality. I ended up just keeping my 2003 Utah. I've had almost no issues with it over the years other then the famous front storage leak, which was fixed. Did some upgrades, floor, added a radio, new hardware on the doors and drawers nothing serious.Unfortunately they are pretty much all poor Quality right now. The best thing to go by is floorplan and features you are looking for. Manufacturers slap these things together quickly with cheapest parts available. Even a new camper expect to look them over carefully and refuse to sign anything if something doesn’t look right.
I'm not conceived that 20yo machines are any better. They will certainly have weather and age issues to fix!Short answer None.. Even those $70k 5th wheels are built like crap and have been for years before covid struck..
If you are looking for something decent, look at least 17 to 25 years old.. this was back when makes like Palomino, Coleman (though it was more just a trusted name stuck on a trailer), Jayco and a few others were still independent manufacturers or allowed to operate independently of their actual parent company.
I agree whole-heartedly with the above replies. We have a 2021 Flagstaff bought new. We already have had issues with leaks and jacks. Just know you will have problems regardless of brand and it will take a few nights out camping, in rain to pin point issues.As the title says. Who's making the best quality pop ups on the market right now?
I'm not conceived that 20yo machines are any better. They will certainly have weather and age issues to fix!
But when you buy a 2013 auto, you are still dealing with whatever parts that weather or deteriorate from UV weather it was driven or not. New ones may not be better built but at least they haven't strated to deteriorate and the seals fail.