I received some photos today from Vistabule...our parts have all arrived from the CNC shop to the factory, it looks like construction has begun on our trailer. Yea! I received these pictures without explanation, so I will make it up from here. . .ha...we will see what I get right and what I get wrong from memories of our factory visit last July. Carol and I are getting very excited and beginning , just beginning, to formulate some travel plans for the summer. The trip home from Minnesota when we pick up the trailer should be quite a learning experience. Next week I have an appointment to get the 7 pin plug and brake controller installed installed in the Subaru. Below are the photos that Lily has sent me and the best explanations I can provide at this point.
The panels for our group of trailers have arrived at the factory in St Paul from the Great River Woodworking Company in Scandia, MN, about 35 miles away. Vistabule has been working with them for quite some time and they are great friends of Vistabule. The panels are precision cut with a CNC machine, sanded and pre-finished at Great River Woodworking before they ever get to the factory.
The frames for our group have arrived as well, as I understand it these are custom manufactured to Vistabules' specifications. They are made from square tubing which is powder coated for rust resistance.
Since each trailer is custom built for their new owner, each trailer has it's own set of work orders. In the photo above it appears that components are sorted out and each trailer get put into it's own stack and workspace. This is the very beginning of the trailers individual personality.
At a workstation behind each trailer the first components get assembled. This looks like the very beginning of the galley (kitchen cabinets). In this picture Skot and a friend are sharing trade secrets, or maybe making plans for after work. During our visit last July I was very impressed with the workflow and the craftsmanship.
In the picture above the first wires are being installed in the cabinetry. This is where all of the electrical components go and is the central area for everything electric like the battery charger and such. it is also in this cabinet that the furnace and the air conditioner will go in our trailer... all so exciting. I am looking forward to the next progress report and beginning to make plans for late May which is the approximated delivery time. . .