It is so typical of manufacturers of anything to make it cheaper. I worked for one of the largest corporations in the U.S. a few years back and in one particular year the company made more money from cost reductions (translation: making it cheaper) than they did from that year's sales. The problem is that at some point it gets so cheap that the consumer has become the guinea pig and we absorb the reduced quality.
2006 GMC 2500HD CCSB 4x4 Duramax/Allison, Titan 52 gallon fuel tank, Prodigy Controller, B&W Companion Hitch
2010 Jayco Designer 35RLTS, Cummins/Onan RV QG 5500 EVAP, Progressive Industries EMS-PT50C, TST Systems 507 TPMS, RV Flex Armor Roof