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Old 04-23-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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Wondered if the factory tour would be worth the 13 hour drive.. I love to see thing being built and really love the Jayco. Thinking about heading there to see it on 50 th bday.
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Any tour of a manufacturing facility is worth the effort - says the 35 year veteran manufacturing rat.

You won't see every plant, just one of several near the welcome center. We went in March and luckily toured the Pinnacle / Eagle Premier 5th wheel plant - good for us. If your into reading some if the history about a Jayco, the welcome center is worthwhile. The video before the tour tell a neat story about the family.

A drive around the area seeing just how many RV's are produced is eye opening. A meal at Essenhaus is pretty good.

With a 13 hour drive, I'd make it a side trip to a camping vacation. Maybe a few days of winery tours on the eastern coastline of Lake Michigan or an amusement park like Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH?
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Old 04-24-2014, 08:42 AM   #3
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Any tour of a manufacturing facility is worth the effort - says the 35 year veteran manufacturing rat.

You won't see every plant, just one of several near the welcome center. We went in March and luckily toured the Pinnacle / Eagle Premier 5th wheel plant - good for us. If your into reading some if the history about a Jayco, the welcome center is worthwhile. The video before the tour tell a neat story about the family.

A drive around the area seeing just how many RV's are produced is eye opening. A meal at Essenhaus is pretty good.

With a 13 hour drive, I'd make it a side trip to a camping vacation. Maybe a few days of winery tours on the eastern coastline of Lake Michigan or an amusement park like Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH?
X2. Being that we live only a couple hours away from there in West Michigan, we will often do a day trip to northen Indiana just to have lunch at the Essenhaus. West Michigan has a lot to offer as said above and I personally like the Traverse City area and the U.P., although if your are a coaster fan, its hard to beat Cedar Point (and they have an awesome campground), but its another 3-4 hours from the Jayco factory...
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The tours are informative and unless things have changed you can also do the MH plant, but that requires an appointment.
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...its hard to beat Cedar Point (and they have an awesome campground), but its another 3-4 hours from the Jayco factory...
That is exactly what we did last summer, we spent a long weekend at CP and then hit the Jayco factory on the way home. I have been on the tour twice now, but would go again in a heartbeat.
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