How A Galleria Is Built | Coachmen RV Factory Tour


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Continuing our tours of various RV manufacturing facilities around North America, here’s a look at how Coachmen Recreation Vehicles builds its Class B Galleria models in its Middlebury, Indiana factory.

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40 replies
  1. David C.
    David C. says:

    Thanks for the great video…very informative. The 22 ft Ford Transit is not a Galleria. The Galleria is only built on the Sprinter 170 extended. The Transit was called the Crossfit, now known as the Beyond.

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  2. DeeperStill :
    DeeperStill : says:

    Thank you for the tour. I assume that the Crossfit has the same insulation as the Galleria. I would love to see a Crossfit being built because I do not want a diesel powered van. It’s gas for me and nothing but gas. Crossfit is my top choice so far but I’m going to wait and see what 2020 brings.

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  3. Bill Ferguson
    Bill Ferguson says:

    Can you elaborate on the flexible solar panels and how that flexibility allows the panel to 'do a better job of catching the sun'. Can these panels track the sun in some way? Thanks for a great tour!

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  4. Bill Redding
    Bill Redding says:

    Coachmen seems to be doing a better job re: insulation/4-Season than Winnebago…but not knowing the latter's numbers (exactly what kind of insulation THEY use, and its R-Factors) a "scientific" comparison doesn't seem possible presently.
    However, besides 4-Season "we" also want 4×4/AWD — sadly, neither the Galleria or Cross fit have it. Wish they did, as there's only ONE Class B that has both 4×4/AWD and 4-Season — the Winnebago Revel 4×4 44E…the only game in town if you want BOTH features.
    Consequently, I hope Coachmen adds "the other half" of the usability/capability equation — 4×4/AWD option — to either the Galleria or Crossfit — better yet, both. I realize it's up to Ford to produce a 4×4 version of the Transit (none exist now?) so Class B makers HAVE a 4×4/AWD chassis to build on, so I HOPE Ford is working on it. After all, they sure do know how to make 4×4 trucks, so why not a 4×4 Transit? Then we could have a 4×4 Crossfit.
    As for the Galleria, Mercedes already has a 4×4 chassis (again, the Winnebago Revel, but also some Era models), so it seems the Galleria is closer to becoming BOTH 4-Season & 4×4/AWD. And I hope Roadtrek is working on this same thing, too, at least offering ONE 4-Season/4×4/AWD model.
    Whatever, I'd like to see more choices than just the Revel. And sooner rather than later!
    — BR

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  5. Kathy Fann
    Kathy Fann says:

    It’s kinda sad I am in an RV Park tonight that says your RV can’t be older that 10 years
    So I guess we should not get anything to expensive so we can sell the older ones and get something brand new when we need to.

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  6. Duane Wilson
    Duane Wilson says:

    I liked the Galleria but the warranty isn't as good as some of the competition. When it comes to RV's, the warranty is a big deal. One or two year's isn't going to cut it imo.

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  7. Robert Blits
    Robert Blits says:

    What about the air conditioner system on the Galleria? I've heard that they have gone to a 12 volt system and I'm wondering how efficient that is. Did not see any info on your video about it.

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  8. John Barker
    John Barker says:

    I would appreciate if you would make the trip to Winkler, Manitoba and take a tour through the Leisure Travel Van factory, then show it on your site as you have done here. We are Canadians, and therefore have a sincere interest in the Triple E / Leisure Travel Van RV. Thank you

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  9. mpgolfzen
    mpgolfzen says:

    thank you Mike and Jen !!!! Outstanding coach, it truly has my vote for your next RV….. Send our love to Bo – he must be loving the cold and snowy weather……..

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  10. Latada
    Latada says:

    I would appreciate a tour through ThorMotorCoach. They have such a bad reputation with their builds and their customer service. I understand they have a new CEO now. Hopefully this Company can get turned around in a much more positive direction. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge and adventures with us.

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  11. Ray Jones
    Ray Jones says:

    My wife & I did the tour (Class-B) last October – was there primarily for the Crossfit tour but since both the Galleria AND the Crossfit are built in that building we got to see everything. Was a lot of fun, very informative, etc.. I strive to search out employees and ask them if they ever feel pressured to get their work done in a set time as well as asking them how they like working for the company.

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  12. Iggy Konrad
    Iggy Konrad says:

    May be you should have stayed in Tampa, much warmer? 🤣 In weather in MI has not been good for at least 2 weeks and it ain't looking good this coming week either. 🥶

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  13. Karen Cross
    Karen Cross says:

    Great video. How about coming to Winfield, ALABAMA and touring the Tiffin Wayfarer plant? The Wayfarer is a 25 ft class C. Let me know a couple days ahead and I will take you to lunch.

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  14. Gail Robinson
    Gail Robinson says:

    Really enjoyed seeing how well these class B’s were made. Middlebury is also where our Winnebago Micro Minnie was made. Did you happen to visit Das Essenhaus restaurant while you were in the area? It’s one of our must visit stops when we visit the Amish area in northern Indiana.

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