A Peek Inside an RV Factory

Unfinished Class A Coachmen
It  feels very odd to see a rig in the process of being constructed when we are so used to seeing only the finished product.

Coachmen, in business for 50 years, makes RVs of many styles including: travel trailers, 5th wheels, Class A, both diesel and gas, Class B and Class C motor homes, popups. I think they also have a housing division that makes mobile homes. I could be leaving some things out. The campus is huge. I was really floored when I saw all the Ford E450 cutaway vans parked in different places around the campus. That’s the chassis on which they build most of their Class C motorhomes, the chassis upon which the whole RV industry builds most of their Class Cs. I was told Coachmen keeps enough E450s around for a 3-6 month supply and that they build up to 20 a day. That would be up to something like 2,400 E450s. The sticker price on those is $32,660. That equates to over $78,000,000 worth of E450s. Even at 25% off sticker it’s still near $60,000,000. Wow! READ MORE…

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2 thoughts on “A Peek Inside an RV Factory”

  1. Great job, Russ. Only you were in Indiana not Illinois. Sorry for the correction. I’ve talked about you several times since I’ve been home in Bucks County, Pa. Have shown the picture of the dog with your reflection in also many times. Matter of fact I’ve saved it on my computer.
    May our paths cross again sometime. Maybe at Imperial Dam.

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