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Old 02-25-2015, 05:45 PM   #1
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Factory Tour

Went on factory tour on 2-23-15. It was a good trip and would recommend it if you are in the area. We timed our visit to see our new Pinnacle 38FLSA being built. Our dealer gave us the vin and the date it was to come off of the line. It was a little over 1/2 finished. The tour lasted about 1 1/2 hours counting the 15 min video they show before.
Something i noticed that they have changed was that they added 2 small windows on each side of the bed in the slide out. I think that will be good for a cool night time breeze.

Also... FYI they have changed the TV's to Vizio series E smart TV instead of the Sharp Aquos. They said that the contract was over with Sharp and Vizio got the new contract.

Come on Spring!
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That's great you got to see your rig being built...is it like watching sausage being made ? LOL We plan on taking the tour this spring. Do they offer tours of more than one plant ? Adding windows is a nice feature.

Good luck with your new rig !
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We did the tour last November also. It is definitely worth the trip. I never realized how many RV manufacturers are in this area. If you are in the area it is also worth a trip to Shipshewana IN and eat at Blue Gate Restaurant. Less than 10 miles from the Jayco factory. Lots of shops throughout this Amish community.
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That's great you got to see your rig being built...is it like watching sausage being made ? LOL We plan on taking the tour this spring. Do they offer tours of more than one plant ? Adding windows is a nice feature.

Good luck with your new rig !
We made arrangements with our Jayco salesman who set us up a private tour at the factory. If you just go on the regular tour you won't get to see as much. We went thru the plant making 5th wheels and the lamination plant. Then the rep at the factory arranged for us to see finsihed trailers in the models that we were interested in. Made it easy for us to make our final decision on which model to go with.
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We did the tour last June. Very interesting. They were showing the Pinnacle assembly building as well as a few other operations. At the time they were putting out 7 Pinnacles a day and were gearing up to do 9 a day.
Also, if you're in the area, Don't miss the RV/Motorhome Hall of Fame. That is also very interesting. For some of us old folks, it brings back a lot of memories too!
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We did the tour last June. Very interesting. They were showing the Pinnacle assembly building as well as a few other operations. At the time they were putting out 7 Pinnacles a day and were gearing up to do 9 a day.
Also, if you're in the area, Don't miss the RV/Motorhome Hall of Fame. That is also very interesting. For some of us old folks, it brings back a lot of memories too!
Are their other RV mfg in the area that also offer tours? The RV/Motorhome Hall of Fame is also on our list. Any other suggestions?
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TV upgrade seems nice to me. I would rather see an upgrade in tires though...
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……………...Are their other RV mfg in the area that also offer tours?

Don't know about tours of other factories. We were only interested in Jayco. Others probably do offer tours though. You might check through their websites.
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No it wasnt like seeing sausage being made...lol it was what i expected. They were running 9 units a day. As far as tires go they have switched from the Tow max(Blow-Max) to Rainier brand. I dont know alot about them. Hopefully they are better...but for what you pay for their top of the line 5ver they should put on the Goodyear G614.
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As far as tires go they have switched from the Tow max(Blow-Max) to Rainier brand. I dont know alot about them. Hopefully they are better...but for what you pay for their top of the line 5ver they should put on the Goodyear G614.
It seems strange that Jayco trailers and 5th wheels come with tires that their owners do not like, but our MH had pretty good Michelins.
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