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.
The chassis awaits (in the rain).
Photo 1 - Chassis front
Photo 2 - Chassis rear
Photo 3 - Day 1 of chassis prep.
Photo 4 - Chassis prep
Photo 5 - Cabinetry
The house begins to take shape.
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.
The house is on the chassis.
Photo 7 - The roll bars are on.
Photo 8 - The fiberglass shell is attached. The window openings have not yet been cut out of the fiberglass shell.
Photo 9 - The window openings have been cut out. Wiring is beginning. The furnace has been installed.
Photo 10 - The vanity and kitchen cabinetry are prepped for installation.
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.
Photo 12 - The entertainment center cabinetry is installed. The foam interior wall covering has been applied.
Photo 13 - Rear view showing the shower insert and mattress shelf.
Photo 14 - Looking towards the rear. The kitchen cabinetry has been installed.
Photo 15 - Exterior doors attached.
The roof is on.
Photo 16 - Looking forward. The roof, with solar panels, is in place.
Photo 17 - The rear wall is in place. The side house door and handlebar are installed.
Photo 18 - Dining area cabinetry installed. Breaker panel wiring still needs to be tamed. Refrigerator has been installed.
Photo 19 - Kitchen backsplash, sofa, light panels, AC installed.
Photo 20 - Exterior joints finished. Under house components installed and lower fiberglass skirt attached.
Photo 21 - Passenger side.
Photo 22 - Looking towards the front. The cabinetry is hickory.
Photo 23 - Looking towards the rear.