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Inside Look: How Newmar Engineers Build World-Class Coaches

Here at Newmar, we spend countless hours each and every year designing Class A motorhomes that are truly second to none. It begins with our industry-leading engineering team and ends with our quality control experts. And while a lot happens in between, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with you just what goes into the development and construction of each and every Newmar model.


Superior product design and innovation have been a Newmar mainstay since the beginning. We work hard to maintain our top-tier engineering capabilities, and are constantly looking for ways to bring new features and technology to our customers.

We start with the latest tools in CAD technology to leverage the knowledge and experience of our staff. Next, 3D software is utilized for all of our assembly drawings to assure proper design and fit on the production floor. We create all of the molds and tooling required to produce our dashes, cockpits, front and rear caps and holding in house to ensure quality and compatibility.

Our mold shop and R&D know-how allow us to generate master patterns and full scale mock-ups to assure proper design and testing, thus guaranteeing a quality manufacturing process. The Newmar engineering team does extensive weight analysis on all models built to record the actual weights of every wheel position on every unit to optimize the distribution and properly balance our coaches for the best drive possible.

Over the years, Newmar has developed or pioneered the following applications:

  •          The first slideout in a motorhome
  •          Flush floor slideouts with rack and pinion electric drives
  •          Automatic entry door latching systems
  •          Satellite TV systems on motor coaches
  •          Integrated power management systems
  •          Central air conditioning systems
  •          Ceramic tile flooring
  •          Power baggage door locks
  •          Dual automatic HVAC controls for driver and passenger
  •          Mechanically operated, fully automatic slide room locking systems
  •          Concealed ramp door systems for rear garage units

As you can see, Newmar has been on the cutting edge from day one, and were fully dedicated to staying there for years to come.

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Since Newmar was founded in 1968, our company has grown from one small building with six employees to a large complex that features 24 buildings, covers over 750,000 square feet and employs more than 500 individuals.

Three of our newest facilities are the chassis prep and sidewall building, our main production facility and our paint and detail building. All three contain state-of-the-art technology and encompass most of the Newmar production process.

Each building is staffed with dedicated individuals who have spent an average of 12 years with our company. Having this level of experience is critical to the craftsmanship that is required to build products worthy of donning the Newmar badge. Every one of our units is built one at a time on the same assembly line by the same people, all to the same demanding specifications and level of quality. A Bay Star Sport, our most affordable model, might go down the line right beside a King Aire, our most luxurious model.

Every unit we build undergoes more than 1,000 quality checks as it moves through the manufacturing process before it is examined a second time. We build every Newmar with floor, sidewall and roof construction on 16 centers that are not only thicker than those used by our competition, they are warmer and quieter.

Go and see, feel and test drive a Newmar coach for yourself. Then compare our products to the rest. It won’t take you long to see why a growing number of RV shoppers prefer the Newmar Difference.

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