Something tells me that they had a wreck away from home and had this plywood fixture made just so they could return home and then get the motorhome repaired. Whoever did the work did a pretty good job; better than most people would have done.
My guess is that the original owner hit something and F’d up the front. He then sold it for a tenth of what he paid for it to an enterprising fellow who fixed it for $200. All in all, he probably spent $2k-$3k on something that normally would have an extra zero on the end.