I totally agree with dagst1.
We own a 2012 Sunset Trail 26BH, new off the lot and have had our share of issues.
Broken Hitch Jacks (X3)
Went thru 5 tires as the axles were WAYOUT of spec and Crossroads, nor the dealer, nor Lippert Manufacturing would provide any support or warranty (we bought in May discovered the problem with the axels in June, 13 months later) everyone told us: out of 1st year warranty and Lippert told us the axels were in fact over 24 month old so we were out of luck.
Slide quit working (although this was after 3 years) but still 3 years! Repair was over $2500.00.
Absolutely, can not walk or store on the roof.
1 bench back rest has pulled the "attachment screw(s)" from the wall and so far I have not managed to figure out how to fix it as there is no wall stud to screw to and the wall wood is like 1/8" thick.
Front end cap has oxidized so bad that a brown cap looks like it is a murky grey.
Entrance step weld has broke, and the entire under belly would need to be removed to repair the step.
All in all I guess nothing to to major but certainly that quality would take care of that.
The big issue as I see it is that the public want light and inexpensive therefor the manufactures under size most stuff ie: axels, cheaper tires, thin building material. For these reasons things will not change.
dagst1 is correct I see 30+ foot trailers being pulled by vehicles that shouldn't be pulling a tent trailer. The neighbours across the street have a Audi SUV and are pulling a trailer longer than ours and think all is good, which it is on a flat road, no head wind, no panic situation in either avoidance or braking. Ask me we got into a cross wind that would have blown their unit over, I drive an F150.
But the car manufacturers rate the vehicle towing capacity (lets say 6000 pounds) and the RV dealer tell the customer "Oh yea you're good to go, no problem".
All in all it is a crap shoot and you must be willing to do a lot of maintenance, and it doesn't matter whether it is a $10,000 unit or a $500,000 unit.
2012 Sunset Trail by Crossroads
2016 F150 Lariat