Assembly line efficiency
We then headed to the assembly factory where we viewed the vehicle chassis being prepared for new motorhomes. The chassis is adjusted in size (if necessary), then tanks, bins, plumbing, electrical harnesses and any underfloor requirements are added before moving along the line. The vehicles then go into a state-of-the-art spray painting booth before heading further along the production line for fit-out.
The floor is bolted to the chassis before adding beds, cupboards, hot water, ovens, toilets etc. All cabinetry is attached to the floor which provides extra support and strength. It is easier to work on these before the walls are added. Avida also prefers to put sky-lights, air conditioners etc., into the roof at waist level and then lift and attach the roof to the top of the vehicle. Very clever!
Finally, the TV, Microwave, blinds and finishing touches are added. The curtains, cushions and pelmets are manufactured on site, and the original seats in the trucks are re-covered to match the colour chosen for seating in the new motorhome.