Wednesday, August 6, 2008

53506 Making The Way Down The Line

This morning we up early again and both anxious to get over to the factory. Today has been a very productive day. When we got there around 7:10 a.m. "53506" had already been moved to the next station .

This is the way we locate the motor home each morning. Once we located it, we spent the rest of the day watching as lots of progress was made today. Join us as we make our way down the assembly line with 53506

This is the back storage area and closet. I opted for the shelving instead of a washer/dryer.

This is the water closet side of the bathroom, housing the toilet and a sink. On the other side is the shower and a vanity sink.

This is the entertainment center at mid-coach, the pantry to be installed on the right hand side

Frame for the front cap and windshield

This is what is behind that control panel next to the drivers seat

I wonder what he is looking for?

Hum, I am wondering if he is thinking he can help?

This is the front and rear caps, to be installed tomorrow

Front cap

Moving to the next station

Getting ready to hang the passenger side wall

One wall down and one to go

Driver's side wall

Getting ready to move to the next station

A lot of inside work going on at this station....a lot of wiring, cabinet hanging, etc.

A look at the bedroom and bathroom from the catwalk

These cabinets suspended in mid air will be installed over the the top of the windshield

This is the roof on it's way up and over to the motor home

The roof is in place and they are getting ready to set the a/c units

This is the driver's side slide, to be installed tomorrow

This is the kitchen slide/passenger side to be installed tomorrow

Driver's side front fender

Fabric Samples

Well, this brings our progress to a close for today...Tomorrow should take us down the final line before "53506" heads off to Belmont to the paint shop.

See you tomorrow


  1. Great Photos! Almost makes us feel like we are there with you..keep the photos and narative coming. Love It!!

  2. At this rate it may be ready Friday, keep the photos coming, looking great. Bet we aren't having as much fun as you two.

    Stay Safe
    John and Bridget

  3. What a wonderful time knowing it's yours going down the line. Thanks for taking us with you.

  4. Once again loving the ride. Can't believe how fast they put it all together. Really is starting to look like a home!

  5. This is so exciting! Your pictures and commentary help us feel like we're right there with you! Can't wait to see the finished coach. Thanks so much for sharing this journey with us!

    Ellie & Jim

  6. This is REALLY FUN to follow!!! What a tremendous experience for you and it sure is great to watch it!!! Can't wait to see the finished abode!!
    Molly & Bob

  7. Well that is the coolest thing! I know you are getting anxious to see it completed. I can't wait to see it either. See ya tomorrow

    Joe and Sherri

  8. Mark & Dortha,

    We too maintain a travel journal ( A mutual reader (Mary Lou Montgomery, on my journal this morning that you all were "delivering a baby" at Red Bay. We did the same process in early January, 2008 as we accompanied our 2008 Phaeton 36 be born....such exciting times. That excitement is obvious in your entries of the last couple of days.
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I've enjoyed catching the last several days of your journal.

    Gary (& Vicki)

  9. This is really neat to follow the building of your own unit. Never knew this was allowed. Thanks for inviting all of us to see it.

  10. Isn't that just the greatest, seeing it all come together ?
    I don't think many RV manufacturers let you see your own house being built. Can't wait to see the next episode. Happy Trails, Penny, TX