Ep. 273: How They Build an RV | KZ Durango fifth wheel construction

Avatar admin | September 21, 2022

Have you ever wondered how your RV was made? We certainly did, so we visited the KZ Recreational Vehicles Durango plant in Shipshewana, Indiana to find out for ourselves, and we're bringing you along on this Grand Adventure. We toured and filmed the factory during production hours with the company's GM, documenting the building of a Durango from start to finish. We'll even sit down with KZ's president for a chat.

Filmed: August 29-31, 2022


  • 0:00 Intro
  • 0:56 All about KZ RV
  • 2:35 Frame prep
  • 4:06 Floor deck
  • 5:12 Linoleum flooring
  • 5:41 Moving units down the line
  • 6:05 Side walls
  • 8:33 Interior walls and cabinets
  • 9:45 The roof
  • 13:05 Slide-outs
  • 14:18 Front cap
  • 14:58 Pressure testing
  • 15:37 Decals and windows
  • 16:00 The finished product
  • 19:34 KZ RV President Aram Koltookian
  • 23:30 Wrap-up




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