Originally Posted by wahoonc
Agreed but they go hand in hand. Somethings can/are engineered to be low maintenance other not so much.
Very True, Spend some time over at RV.NET and you will get a feeling for poor engineering and high maintenance. It is rare that you even see a TT or even a class A mentioned that is 20 years or older. You don't see anyone talking about restoring these older trailers. Lot of roof leaks, and over weight rigs. Airstream has done well, and yes they can improve but are not the worse by far.
I treat my Airstream like my boat, I hunt for leaks and fix them as I find them. Most boats leak a lot more from the top than the bottom, as that bottom leak can ruin you boating experience.