First, I want to thank Josh Cavitt for the plant tour he gave my wife and I yesterday morning. During the tour Josh did a very thorough presentation at each of the areas and answered all of our questions.
We were lucky in that our schedule coincided with the plant's schedule for building the MBS. Seeing a bare M-B chassis helped my wife understand what is M-B's and what is Forest River's. Seeing the line and watching how the sub assemblies, like the roofs and walls, are made was very informative. The stacks of storage compartments, water tanks, appliances, and other parts helped me visualize what goes where in a unit. Watching the workers assembling the sub assemblies gave me a much better idea of how it is all "put together". To show you what I mean here are a couple photos of a "W" on the early stages of the line:
W Drivers Side
W Passenger Side
Since there were several "W's", both Forester and Sunseekers versions, under various stages of construction it appears the "W" floor plan is very popular.
The high point of our visit was finding out, after the tour, that our MBS was one of the ones being built.
It should be off to the paint shop for the Full Body paint this week.
If you are considering taking the tour my wife and I highly recommend it. My wife is not usually in to the plant tours but she really enjoyed this one as she had a lot of her questions answered. Thank you again Josh for taking the time for our tour!