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Old 03-09-2016, 12:52 AM   #1
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Jayco Factory Tour Pictures!

I took the Jayco Factory Tour while in Middlebury, Indiana to pick up my new Eagle 330RSTS TT. The factory workers get to work by 5am and are usually done before lunch. And guess what, that is when the factory tour begins. So, you do not get to see anything actually being built. I guess they do not want you to see how fast there people are working so they can go home early. They have a quota. Once its met, they can go home. Not real conducive to quality work IMO. The majority of the staff are Omish.

Let me know if you have any questions about what you see. The trolley is used to take the visitors back and forth from the main service building. Totally isolated from the rest of the facility. It would have been nice to talk to some of the marketing people.
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Old 03-09-2016, 12:57 AM   #2
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More pictures.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:06 AM   #3
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Fairenatic,

Thanks for sharing.

Did you have to make an appointment to do the tour or where you able to walk in and take it at the time they offer it?
Jayco's web site states "Complimentary tours of our luxury fifth wheel manufacturing plant are conducted Monday through Thursday at 12 p.m. and are offered by appointment only.", which is somewhat confusing but seems to indicate that you need to make an appointment prior to taking the tour.

Nice picture of your new unit - congratulations.
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Old 03-09-2016, 06:07 AM   #5
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Not sure if it has changed but we toured it a few years back and we had to make an appointment.
BTW, all the makers of rv's have tours. Very interesting time. We toured 3 plants.
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We toured the factory the Monday after July 4th weekend last year. We called to make an appointment, but you technically don't have to. Due to the trolley having limited seating, they put a maximum on the number of people that can tour on a given day. They say to make an appointment to make sure your spots are reserved and that you don't show up to be turned away.

The receptionist specifically said, walk-ins are welcome if we have the room, but we try to discourage it so people don't show up to find that we can't accommodate them.

Also, on our tour, the factory workers were still on site by the time we made it into the factory (Also the Pinnacle/North Point factory). To combat the noise, everyone was given radio headsets to hear the guide.

Outside of the Main building where you first enter to take the tour, they have 1 model of each line in a yard to explore. We were lucky in that the NP 377RLBH happened to be out there when we toured. It was the unit we wanted to see, and the receptionist had to print off the specs sheet as the brochures for it weren't printed until the following week.
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Fairenatic,

Thanks for sharing.

Did you have to make an appointment to do the tour or where you able to walk in and take it at the time they offer it?
Jayco's web site states "Complimentary tours of our luxury fifth wheel manufacturing plant are conducted Monday through Thursday at 12 p.m. and are offered by appointment only.", which is somewhat confusing but seems to indicate that you need to make an appointment prior to taking the tour.

Nice picture of your new unit - congratulations.
Thanks for the compliment.

Our tour was pretty light. I assume it is still a quiet time for Jayco until the weather warms up a bit more. I did have to make an appointment but they seemed fairly flexible this time of year.

There is a ten minute video at the beginning that gives you a little history of Jayco and how the name came about. Then, we were issued sound amplifiers and safety glasses and directed to the trolley.

Took a little over an hour for the whole tour. There were units for one to walk through if you so desired.
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Thanks everyone for the info on the factory tour.

We plan to be there in July this summer, so we'll make sure we call for an appointment prior to arriving.
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Great pics!
I guess that ends the debate of whether the NP/Pinnacle roof trusses are metal or wood.
Did you see what the floors are made with?
How about the 7way trailer wires. Did you see how they get them from the front to the back?
I, for the life of me, cannot see them coming out of the front overhang anywhere.
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workers being gone and tour beginning...the timing may have to do with Amish and Mennonite beliefs. they do not like, want, or permit to have their pictures taken. just a thought.
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