We were so excited to be able to film the Outdoors RV factory tour! We had a private tour so we managed to capture a lot of details. This is part 1 of our 3 part series. In Part 1 we cover how the chassis is made, how the floor is constructed, some of what makes it a 4 season and off-road capable RV, and how the water & propane line testing is done. See all of the topics covered with timestamps below.
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02:44 Custom designed and built chassis for each floor plan
04:20 Fully enclosed underbelly – first layer of climate designed four season package.
04:58 Oversized axles that give greater carrying capacity
06:12 Auto-leveling system for the new Anniversary Series trailer. Testing of new features.
08:26 Next layer of four season package: R15 reflective insulation under the entire trailer.
09:15 Integrated A-frame design that increases ground clearance.
11:23 The rear hitch is welded into the overall frame of the trailer and is rated to 250 lbs.
13:06 Off-road chassis features: camber weld on the frame, extra angle support
14:02 MORryde CRE 3000 suspension, KYB shock absorbers, and MORryde shackle kit on every single trailer.
17:34 They use Goodyear Endurance tires which are made in the USA.
18:53 Custom cross members on the chassis to be able to put in larger holding tanks, for example, 80 gallons of fresh water, 40 gallons of grey, 40 gallons of black tank capacity on a 25ft travel trailer.
20:51 Wiring protected in auto loom.
21:25 Holding tanks are also wrapped in R15 reflective insulation.
22:18 Heat ducting has route outs into the holding tank area so that when the furnace is on, it keeps the holding tanks from freezing.
22:46 12V heating pad option protects fresh tank from freezing when the furnace is not running, ie. going down the freeway.
23:39 How cold can we go?
26:14 Construction of the floor.
28:03 Underside of the trailer. Double layer of Pink Panther insulation in the floor.
28:52 They use galvanized sheet metal for wheel wells.
29:45 Introducing Dave, the director of manufacturing at Outdoors RV.
30:02 Attaching floor to the trailer.
31:57 Cabinet making and assembly on the trailer.
32:59 Wiring harness.
31:41 Plumbing. The first of three tests to test for leaks before any appliances are put in.
36:24 Propane line testing.
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