Quality comes at a price. Newell equips their coaches with the highest quality components available at time of manufacture. If they fail, they will cost more money to replace with the same quality. With proper maintenance the higher quality components should outlast lesser quality components, and with a little luck, the higher quality components won’t fail.
What you’re doing comparing Fleetwood to Newell because they're both American motorhomes would be like comparing Fiats and Lamborghinis because they’re both Italian cars.
Jon & Chris Everton
1986 40' Dog House #86
0 hp 8V92 Allison HT740
Soon to be 500hp ISM with ZF 6 Speed
Labor costs on various RVs are generally the same per hour; many of the major components (engine, transmission, wheels and tires, generators, etc) are often the same. The luxury stuff is more expensive, but usually lasts for a very long time if cared for.