MANUFACTURED BY APOLLO RV IN QUEENSLAND , ALL WINDSOR CARAVANS ARE NOWADAYS BUILT USING COMPOSITE CONSTRUCTION METHODS . WE ASKED WINDSOR FOR AN INSIGHT INTO HOW THIS COMPANY BUILDS ITS PANELS …
Windsor Caravans ’ panels are fabricated by attaching two strong , stiff fibreglass panel skins to a lightweight , thick foam core . The parts are bonded with a special glue ( to ensure mechanical strength ) and vacuum pressed .
Windsor lays the sandwich panels into a big CNC machine to cut them to shape , including routing out spaces for windows , entry doors , the rooftop airconditioner , roof hatches , etc . According to Windsor , the precision of its CNC machine ensure a tolerance of one millimetre , which helps the assembly of windows and components , and ensures the best seal possible .
Windsor said that the use of composite panels made their designs “ even more advantageous as they offer at least the same or even higher levels of strength as aluminium alloy or steel but with a greater level of stiffness ”.
“ Positive aspects of fibreglass sandwich panel construction are : durability ; they are lightweight and thermally efficient ; they are dimensionally stable and moisture resistant ; and they are completely recyclable and easy for a specialist to work with in case there is a need of repair ,” Windsor told GoRV .
Thanks to Windsor Caravans for its assistance with this article . Windsor is a great choice when it comes to composite RVs . These vans are designed and built in in the company ’ s Brisbane factory . If you ’ re in the market for a van and composite construction sounds like the way to go , why not put Windsor on your shopping list ?