Saturday, August 9, 2008

Our Last Day with 53506

I know today is Saturday and I have to go back a few days to catch up. On Thursday, our last day in Red Bay, we followed the motor home through the remaining stations of the actual assembly line. First, the slide outs were installed and then things really begin to take shape. At the next station after the slide outs were installed, the front and end caps were set in place. This is also where they started to hang TVs, put on the front door, and begin to work on the inside. Well, I could go on and on, but let's get to the pictures...

Time for the slide rooms.

We have slides

The front cap

Well, that's a fit!

Now, let's see how the rear cap is done.

Those are some suction cups

Our first look at the inside with the slides installed

And, I questioned whether or not I wanted this refrigerator, silly me!

Well, we have made our way down the initial assembly line and we got to ride in it out the door and off of the assembly line. WOW, how excited we both were.

It is now in the garage where the compartment doors are installed. There is also a quality control person inside checking on the stove, the TVs, etc.

After the compartment doors were installed, the motor home was pulled back into the main assembly plant going down a final line before leaving for the paint shop. On this line all adjustments are made, all trim is put in, all the components are hooked up, and all clean up is done.

Tiffin is only working a four day week, so the motor home was not going to get all the way through this line as we originally thought. Sadly, we decided to go on and leave. Plus, we were down to the point that we felt like we were just going to be in the way because most of the work was going on inside the coach.

I just want to tell you all that this has been the most incredible experience we could have ever hoped to have been a part of. We would also like to thank all of you for sharing in this time with us and for all of the great compliments and comments you have sent to us.

Now, since we didn't stay to the end, I would like to share with you what "53506", our new 2009 40' Phaeton will look like when we next see it in about 3-4 weeks.


  1. Oh, how super, Mo.
    I bet you can't wait.
    Happy Trails, Penny, TX

  2. Just started reading your blog this week after meeting you in Branson. What a treat to get to be in on the build of your new motorhome. Really enjoyed your pictures.

  3. AWESOME. What more can I say.
    Just so very exciting.. Can't wait to see you in it.

  4. Ooooohhhhh, Aaaahhhhh, gee whiz! Just can't seem to find the best words, but how amazing and awesome! We have certainly enjoyed the tour, thanks for taking us along!

    Safe Travels,
    Ellie & Jim

  5. Before you know it, you'll be Phaetoning down the road. We enjoyed the building tour. Hope to see you in Tunica.
    Stay Safe,
    John and Bridget