For the first time at any recreational vehicle show, consumers at the 2014 California RV Show in Pomona will have the opportunity to watch a 19-foot toy hauler travel trailer being built from the ground up.
According to a press release, the host Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has asked Genesis Supreme RV, a toy hauler and trailer manufacturer located in Perris, Calif., to perform the on-site build.
“I want people to see for themselves how RVs are constructed because they most often only see the finished product,” said RVIA Western Show Director Tom Gaither.
Pablo Carmona, president of Genesis Supreme RV, will be part of the team building the trailer and also handling questions from show attendees. “We are very excited to let consumers see every detail of how we build a toy hauler trailer,” he said. “They should know how their trailer is built, so we will be there to show them.”
The staff at Genesis Supreme will be fully prepared by having all their materials and tools ready to begin construction. The task includes preparing the chassis, setting the flooring, installing the wiring and plumbing, followed by building all the cabinets, installing appliances, and then finishing up with the sidewalls and rooftop. Gaither will apply the final RVIA seal as the finishing touch.
The first stages of construction will take place on Oct. 10-12 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Assemblers will be prepping the chassis with flooring, and placing the electrical, installing the plumbing, appliances and cabinet building. On Oct. 15 the sidewalls and windows will be prepped for mounting.
On Oct.17-19 the sidewalls and overhead cabinets will be installed. A special walk-through for attendees will be held on Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to witness close-up the details of the build. On Sunday, the final graphics will be applied, the Genesis inspection team will approve the final build, and Gaither will apply the RVIA seal.