Fleetwood Motorhome Factory Tour, Decatur, Indiana
August 28, 2010
Our motorhome is a Fleetwood Terra. Yesterday Mary and I took the two-hour Fleetwood Motorhome Factory Tour here in Decatur, Indiana. There are five Fleetwood factories in Decatur. The factory we toured, shown below, is on 95 acres, 1.2 million square feet with a paint shop that’s almost 1,000 feet long. On average, this factory produces 18 units per day.
This Fleetwood Plant manufactures Class A Motorhomes. It’s one of five Fleetwood plants in Decatur, Indiana…the company’s headquarters location.
Unfortunately, no photography is allowed inside the factory, so we had to wait for the final inspection area or outside to take photos. Here are four photos…
To see the other 23 photos I took, click this link…
Here’s the Fleetwood official website link…
It was really interesting to see how motorhomes are put together. The chassis is manufactured by Workhorse, Ford, Freightliner or Spartan. The chassis’ arrive a couple of days before they are needed. Then Fleetwood constructs the coach which rests upon the chassis. The processes for the various components which make up the coach is fascinating. A through quality control inspection completes the fabrication process.
We’ll hangout in Decatur over the weekend…depart on Monday 50 miles down the road to Union City for a Tuesday Workhorse Chassis Factory Tour. Reason…Decatur is about 10,000 population and Union City is about 3,500…not much going on there.
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