SylvanSport is growing!

As most of you know, SylvanSport is the maker of the coolest pop up camper ever. In 2007, we started in a small facility in Cedar Mountain, NC, with enough space to build and test prototypes, while farming out the production of the lightweight camper to a manufacturer in Ohio. By 2011, we decided to bring production of the pop up camper in-house, which meant needing a bigger facility.

We found a great location in Brevard, NC (about 20 min from Cedar Mountain) and set up shop. Going into production of our GO pop up camper, we quickly realized we need more space to operate efficiently. Storing all the parts and pieces that make up a GO lightweight camper is pretty daunting and that’s nothing compared to the square footage required to store finished GOs ready to be delivered (maybe to you).

So, in 2012, the opportunity to knock down the wall and expand into the rest of the building arose, expanding our space three-fold…we took it! Now it’s 2013 and we’re in full production mode of the GO lightweight camper! Here’s a quick glimpse of the last couple of years:

Here is Patrick welding parts for the GO in original sized Brevard facility. Note the wall on the right hand side of the picture.

When you're building a product from scratch, there are A LOT of pieces. Storage is always a challenge in a small space.

Here you can get a glimpse of the majority of the production facility. The back right side is where the welding happens, the left is parts storage, and the front area is the assembly area.

EXPANDED!!! The second large rafter on the ceiling is where the original wall stood. The expansion opened up floor space and allowed us to create defined "work areas" for each step of the process.

View from the other corner. The welding area sits behind the large racks on the right, the parts and full assembly area are in the middle, and in the far end are completed GOs ready to roll.

We replaced our gas powered (finicky, loud, and smelly) with a new electric one. It's like going from a tractor to a Prius.

An army of GO trailers ready to go! (blue ones are Australia bound)

Thanks to everyone for your support and patronage of a Made in the USA, lightweight camper GO trailer! Our expansion is a result of all of you and we only hope it helps us provide you with better service and more products to come! Let us know what you think and what you would like to see come out of our newly expanded facility. Better yet, stop on by and check it out if you’re in the area!

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