Coach Construction

If you purchased your motorcoach from the factory, you usually received a set of photographs showing your coach at various stages in the construction process. If you purchased your motorcoach from a previous owner, you might not have any idea as to how these coaches are constructed. This can cause much consternation, frustration and head scratching when it comes time to make repairs or replace some of the contents.

These photos are from the construction of a 2016 Royal Splendor on a Ford F550 chassis. Details will vary from model to model, floor plan to floor plan, and year to year. Nonetheless, these should help you better understand what's under the shell of your coach.


December 14

The chassis awaits (in the rain).
Chassis front
Photo 1 - Chassis front
Chassis rear
Photo 2 - Chassis rear

February 4

Assembly begins.
Day 1 of chassis prep
Photo 3 - Day 1 of chassis prep.
Chassis prep
Photo 4 - Chassis prep
Cabinetry
Photo 5 - Cabinetry

February 5

The house begins to take shape.
The walls are up. The roll bars are ready to go. The house is not yet on the chassis. The fiberglass shell has not been attached.
Photo 6 - The walls are up. The roll bars are ready to go. The house is not yet on the chassis. The fiberglass shell has not been attached.

February 8

The house is on the chassis.
The roll bars are on.
Photo 7 - The roll bars are on.
The fiberglass shell is attached. The window openings have not yet been cut out of the fiberglass shell.
Photo 8 - The fiberglass shell is attached. The window openings have not yet been cut out of the fiberglass shell.

February 9

Construction continues.
The window openings have been cut out. Wiring is beginning. The furnace has been installed.
Photo 9 - The window openings have been cut out. Wiring is beginning. The furnace has been installed.
The vanity and kitchen cabinetry are prepped for installation.
Photo 10 - The vanity and kitchen cabinetry are prepped for installation.

February 10

Construction continues.
The shower and vanity cabinetry are installed. The fresh water tank is installed and the kitchen cabinetry is ready to slide in. Driver-side windows are in. The foam interior wall covering has been applied.
Photo 11 - The shower and vanity cabinetry are installed. The fresh water tank is installed and the kitchen cabinetry is ready to slide in. Driver-side windows are in. The foam interior wall covering has been applied.
The entertainment center cabinetry is installed. The foam interior wall covering has been applied.
Photo 12 - The entertainment center cabinetry is installed. The foam interior wall covering has been applied.

February 11

Taking shape.
Rear view showing the shower insert and mattress shelf.
Photo 13 - Rear view showing the shower insert and mattress shelf.
Looking towards the rear. The kitchen cabinetry has been installed.
Photo 14 - Looking towards the rear. The kitchen cabinetry has been installed.
Exterior doors attached.
Photo 15 - Exterior doors attached.

February 20

The roof is on.
Looking forward. The roof, with solar panels, is in place.
Photo 16 - Looking forward. The roof, with solar panels, is in place.

February 23

Getting closer.
The rear wall is in place. The side house door and handlebar are installed.
Photo 17 - The rear wall is in place. The side house door and handlebar are installed.
Dining area cabinetry installed. Breaker panel wiring still needs to be tamed. Refrigerator has been installed.
Photo 18 - Dining area cabinetry installed. Breaker panel wiring still needs to be tamed. Refrigerator has been installed.

February 29

Almost done.
Kitchen backsplash, sofa, light panels, AC installed.
Photo 19 - Kitchen backsplash, sofa, light panels, AC installed.
Exterior joints finished. Under house components installed and lower fiberglass skirt attached.
Photo 20 - Exterior joints finished. Under house components installed and lower fiberglass skirt attached.

March 9

Done!
Passenger side.
Photo 21 - Passenger side.
Looking towards the front. The cabinetry is hickory.
Photo 22 - Looking towards the front. The cabinetry is hickory.
Looking towards the rear.
Photo 23 - Looking towards the rear.





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