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Old 08-04-2015, 08:58 PM   #1
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Jayco Plant Tour, Middleton, IN

The DW and I traveled to Middleton, IN for the Pinnacle plant tour, we enjoyed it very much. The tour began with a 10-minute video of the history of Jayco, then we boarded a trolley for a short ride from the vistor's center to the plant. We viewed the production of the Pinnacle 5'er, it takes four days to complete a unit, they complete 11 Pinnacle units per day. The property is huge, there are campers and motorhomes EVERYWHERE! I recommend the tour to anyone who lives a reasonable travel distance from the plant. The entire tour was 75 minutes.
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Old 08-04-2015, 09:29 PM   #2
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Middlebury Indiana, not Middleton.
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Yep. We did the tour last June - 2 months ago.
The gentleman leading the tour was John, I believe. The same guy you see on the youtube video of them building a Jayco. It was very informative. Remember to bring close toed shoes. Although one woman did the tour in high heels! I'm not sure how she got up the stairs and back down without tripping. Remember that you have to call ahead or go online to register and reserve your spot on the tour. As others have said, if you are close, the tour is highly recommended.
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Jayco has other plants around the country, but they do not tour there. I just bought my SLX 145RB which was made in the nearby Idaho plant. I asked, but management refused a tour there.
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How about driving in from Bellingham, Wa.. I was there in early June trying to order a J feather 25MB with only 1 rear Queen bed and outdoor kitchen. But it's not the standard and they haven't made one yet, maybe not till late fall so I should inquire then. I'm going to fly in mid Sept. And ask again if they'll do my special order at their leisure but at the present time their sooo busy I can hardly get my foot in the door. I'm glad " made in America "is doing well but it would be nice if they did some custom builds for us if they had a slow period. My present TT has been just about perfect and it's 5 years old so DD gets it for free if I can just put this construction project together .
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Yep...Middlebury....not Middleton!
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We toured it years ago and I was astounded by the hundreds(it seemed) of popups in row and rows in one lot.
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We toured it years ago and I was astounded by the hundreds(it seemed) of popups in row and rows in one lot.
And everything you see is sold. Either to a dealer for stock or customer orders. JAYCO does not produce anything for factory inventory.
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Deliveries are 3 at a time, saw this as I left the plant.
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And everything you see is sold. Either to a dealer for stock or customer orders. JAYCO does not produce anything for factory inventory.
Yes, I asked about that and that was the response. They don't make spec. units, all are spoken for before manufacture.
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