The Dragon Wagon

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Building a Motorhome - Day 3

Day 3 of the build was a day of major transformation.

The main plant workers are on the job from 6:00 am until 2:30 pm (or until their day's tasks are completed).   So as to not miss anything on this day, we were there early to catch the beginning of the day's progress.



The first step of this day was to install the prefabricated sub-floor.  The sub-floors are laminated assemblies with a foam core.



The sub-floor is a one piece assembly pre-cut for each specific floor plan and lifted into position by a special lift mechanism.



Our floor being lifted over our chassis.



After feeding wires and tubes through access cutouts, the floor was lowered completely onto the chassis.



Insulated cover being installed over engine



Heating mesh for the heated flooring being spread into place



After the heated floor mesh was spread into position and fastened down, adhesive was poured on and troweled to a uniform thickness.




The tile flooring is also installed as a pre-cut laminate assembly.  The tile assembly is moved using a special vacuum  lift mechanism.



The tile floor assembly being lifted into place



The tile flooring in place



A very important item was installed next.



The dashboard being installed



Parts of the bathroom in place



Washer and dryer cabinet



Driver side wall being installed



Rear wall



Passenger side wall installed



Upper cab area cabinets



A view from above before the roof is added



The fiberglass rear cap being moved into position



"It's always good to have your rear covered!"



The entire roof is also a pre-manufactured assembly.
Here is a view after the roof was installed.



A view from below of the interior side of the roof



By the end of the production day, it is really starting to look more like a motorhome.


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