Our Client is a distributor and manufacturer of parts and accessories for the Recreational Vehicle (RV) industry of North America.


The scope is to design a lightweight, non-corrosive solar panel tray system with a sliding mechanism for a Recreational vehicle.

Why APA?

APA has a dedicated team to work on designing and Reverse Engineering of Recreational vehicle components with an exclusive lab set up for Probing, Scanning (3D Non-Contact), and measuring dimensions.

Design Challenge:

  • The challenge was to design this sliding tray system by using the standard size components such as C channel, L Angle, hollow tubes, Telescopic slides, plates, etc., which are commonly available in America, India, and China.

Design Process:

  • Understanding the requirement of the product and obtaining concept approval from the client.
  • Using aluminum material for the structure as it is a lightweight and non-corrosive material.
  • Sizing the components including Telescopic slides which are commonly available in America, India, and China.
  • Creating this sliding tray system as a flexible design to accommodate the installation of one more sliding tray in the opposite direction on top of the existing tray by rotating it to 180deg.
  • Preparing part drawings, assembly drawings, and Bill of Materials.

Values Delivered:

  • We have identified the manufacturers of standard components and the telescopic slides in all the 3 countries (America, India, and China) to speed up the time to market.
  • APA Engineering is an “On-Demand Extended Design house” for our client. Design cost was just 40 % when compared to onshore.

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