As part of the RV Fest rally we’re attending this week, there was a factory tour at Nexus. This is a new, Class B and C factory. The unique twist that they offer is that you can buy your RV right at the factory. They deal direct with the customer instead of thru dealers. You can come to the factory, pick out or custom order your RV, then live in it for a day or two at the RV sites provided before you drive away.
It was started by two men who used to work at Gulfstream (that’s the manufacturer of our current RV) – Claude Donati and David Middleton. David Middleton led our group on the tour.
This was the first time we have toured a factory. I liked seeing the RVs in the different stages of construction. They start as empty chassis.
Then, all the tanks, generators etc. get installed on the chassis, the floor goes on and interior walls go up.
Then comes the outer shell. Here are several side walls waiting for RVs.
See how they go on.
A little more work on the interior: plumbing, wiring, carpet, furniture etc.
And, finally, the completed product is weighed.
Most of the units we saw being build were for an order of 50 motorhomes by an RV rental company in Anchorage, Alaska.
Thanks David and NexusRV for the excellent tour, the tshirt and goodie bags, as well as the ice cream and then wine. Do ya think they know what RVers like?!
Here’s one of the retail motorhomes on their showroom floor – the Phantom.