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Old 08-29-2016, 05:11 PM   #111
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I went to Jaycos website after reading that Rv Travel Newsletter to see what type of job listing they have. I was surprised to only see 10-12 listings, most were office type work and only a few for line work, and it also didn't list how many line positions were available. One also has to pass a drug and alcohol test, I have heard of drug testing but never alcohol testing. No wonder they can't get or keep workers if one can't have a beer after work. I think the RV industry is going to be in trouble trying to find a workforce unless they move factories to other states like the auto companies do, or at least to other parts of IN which will still keep suppliers close and add to the available workforce.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:35 PM   #112
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They pride themselves, or at least they used to, on having a large Amish workforce... the more modern Amish do not drink, some of the more old school ones do, but they make their own hooch. Maybe they are trying to keep their Amish workforce large?

If so, they should build a factory in Pennsylvania.

Or... It's pretty common now for any industry that is directly involved with rolling stock that falls under department of transportation regs to include some form of alcohol screening. In my experience, it's usually limited to a pre-employment check, and the right to retest after accident though and not a random test. Booze stays in your system too long to pass those. Can't imagine losing a 15/hour job because I rolled my butt into work a little hung over. That's just a typical monday.

I guess they won't be moving to Colorado anytime soon. Most of us would fail all their tests.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:48 AM   #113
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Go find another dealer
How would starting over from the beginning with a new dealer help get the trailer manufactured and delivered sooner?
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:14 AM   #114
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How would starting over from the beginning with a new dealer help get the trailer manufactured and delivered sooner?
I wondered that as well.
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:31 AM   #115
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Well, after 18 weeks it appears our trials and tribulations are finally coming to an end. Or are they?

A day short of 18 weeks since we placed our order, our 330RSTS finally came off the line yesterday.

Of course being that our trailer was built on a Friday, the pessimistic side of me is drudging up all kinds of new horrors that I might be looking at when we leave for Florida in just over a week from now.

I plan on spending a LOT of time with the PDI checklist mentioned on this site (thanks very much). The "adventure" begins again!
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:46 AM   #116
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Congrats,

Well things are being done on ours getting close ,I would try to pull the plug unless it's to late,, start at front slowly work back fill and dump tanks what axles and tires frame supports, floor check for screws and hollow spots,ask to look behind storage bay walls does the furniture work then do it again,one question for you on using your short bed any problems who's hitch thanks and good luck
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Go over thoroughly. Go to this site RV Inspection Checklist, it will give you a comprehensive list of all things needed to be checked for the RV. I would even have them spray water in the roof, windows and to of the slide as well. Good luck, I hope Jayco does right by you they have by me for 23+ years.
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Well things are being done on ours getting close ,I would try to pull the plug unless it's to late,, start at front slowly work back fill and dump tanks what axles and tires frame supports, floor check for screws and hollow spots,ask to look behind storage bay walls does the furniture work then do it again,one question for you on using your short bed any problems who's hitch thanks and good luck
There's no way I am "pulling the plug" at this point. It's just after everything we went thru already in just getting this far, I need a few things to go right before that "little horny guy" stops with all the grumbling!

As for the short bed, since it's a TT, I don't have any problems at all. I did upgrade the receiver on my 3/4 ton truck with a Reese 20,000/2,000# and have a new Blue Ox BXW2003 hitch to tow it with.

Let the games begin!
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I hope all goes well for you at the PDI!
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Go over thoroughly. Go to this site RV Inspection Checklist, it will give you a comprehensive list of all things needed to be checked for the RV. I would even have them spray water in the roof, windows and to of the slide as well. Good luck, I hope Jayco does right by you they have by me for 23+ years.
Got copies already on clipboards and ready to go and already sent a copy to the salesman! Although he assured me quite a few times, about how good THEIR PDI process was, they have agreed to pull the trailer to the side of the repair facility and hook up water and power after our initial walkthrough so I can do the checklist myself. Plan to spend most of the day there. Like the spray test idea! Thanks for the suggestion!
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