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Old 07-11-2014, 02:35 PM   #41
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Wow that factory is scary.

[QUOTE=Socalken;215239]just as a side note, has anyone seen the youtube video rom the jayco factory? its crazy! guys running around like crack heads! no wonder there are screws all over the factory floor!

Wow.... that was interesting .... Wonder what their employee lost time due to injuries is? As I watched that trailer frame flip I closed my eyes.

Also as you mentioned I did notice the mess all over the floors. Never been in a factory that would allow that.
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Old 07-11-2014, 02:58 PM   #42
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Good Lord, Hard to think "QUALITY" when you see the frantic pace set in that shop.
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:22 PM   #43
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Good Lord, Hard to think "QUALITY" when you see the frantic pace set in that shop.
I can't help but wonder what other TT manufacturers shops are like.....
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #44
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We love our new 184BH, but my reaction to the video is .

Maybe it's best just to enjoy the sausage and not see how it's actually made!

I'll admit to some ignorance, however, about standards in the industry. Maybe other assembly plants are even scarier. The Jayco exec seemed quite proud of what he was showing. Although it looks kind of slap dash to me, I guess if these guys are doing this all day every day, maybe they can work that frantically and still get it right. Our TT seems fine; obviously not built by careful craftsmen, but seemingly good value for the money.

So I guess I have two take-aways from the video:

1. Maybe appearances to an amateur are deceiving and despite the frantic pace, quality is still reasonable.

2. Jaycos are priced very reasonably which means tender loving handcrafting just isn't economically possible.

Although all the propane and electrical lines running through the trailer make me a little nervous after seeing how quickly they throw them in and cover them up.
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Oh wait, I just remembered. Our unit was assembled at the Jayco plant in Twin Falls, Idaho, while that video was from "Plant 62" in Indiana.

I'm sure Idaho is totally different!
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Old 07-11-2014, 03:57 PM   #46
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I realize the video looks like everyone is running around helter-skelter, but I've also read where many folks have gone on their factory tours and have been very impressed.
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ya mine was made in Idaho also....ya I think that video was sped up a bit....
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:19 AM   #48
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just as a side note, has anyone seen the youtube video rom the jayco factory? its crazy! guys running around like crack heads! no wonder there are screws all over the factory floor!

If there were a video of our trailer being assembled. I suspect it would make the "Three Stooges" look organized.
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I have toured the factory in Indiana, in fact several. The video is altered somewhat.
Lots of debris left in all of them.
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Ive had the tour. Yes there is debris on the floor during assembly. That is swept up as soon as the unit is moved. The speed has been increased which gives the impression of poor quality. If you see it in person, you don't come away with that impression
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