So we’ve made it to day 5 already and we have another time Lapse at the end. :)
It’s interesting to watch them put on the front cap. They lift it up by a forklift and two guys are up on the roof guiding it into place. The front cap lines up perfectly. Looking at the roof top photo it’s amazing to see how many wires and cables are in that front end.
While this is going on the driver’s side window (which is automatic) get’s installed and tested.
We also get a front door and they finish off the wiring and install of the rest of the dash.
I know I’ve said this before but it really is amazing how many people work on your coach at once. This is how they can produce a coach in only 4 days.
I know my post title says day 5, however most people don’t count the days that it’s in the mechanics shop or weld shop. I did as we watched every station. Then again we didn’t watch them build the actual chassis, sorry for that. They build the chassis’ usually a couple weeks in advance, I believe. So we were not here for that.
Once the coach moves to station 1 in the main plant, it does only take 4 days to get completed. Then it’s off to paint, which again, people don’t really count. Once it’s in the paint shop it’s another 2-3 weeks.
And yes, we will be blogging about that process to.
So back to our day…
Once the front cap was in place, the door and window on and interior amenities installed it was off to another building.
Just across the alley is station 11.
This is where all the basement doors are put on. As a team is going around the coach doing this another inspector is inside the coach going through everything and checking everything.
With all this excitement going on at ground level another guy is on our roof installing the awnings and rails.
David can’t wait for the Paramount awnings. He’s so excited.
So once the guy gets them installed, of course, he has to inspect them to make sure everything is working like it should.
Everything worked like a charm.
So on to the next station back in the main building across the alley again.
Station 12 and 13 are were they put on all the trim pieces and drawers.
All the trim and drawers are made at the wood shop a few days in advance. So everything is ready to go in. The girls come in and just start nailing them into place.
More inspections are made and it’s the end of another day.
Tomorrow should be our last day in the main plant before we go off to paint.
Now I seriously need to get some sleep. These 5 am wake up calls are getting really old real quick.
Oh, here is the time lapse of stations 10 through 13…
And here are the images taken today. For best results click PicLens below…