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Old 07-19-2006, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hey all,
Just a heads-up. I'll be hanging at the Terra Port in Jackson Center, OH for a few days.
Any forum members in the area?
Anything I should keep my eye out for?



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Old 07-19-2006, 01:33 PM   #2
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hi michael.....

nice 2 read from you...
there are several threads on things to do while in jackson center....
search jackson center, or the factory tour or other combos....

my favorite thing to do while in jackson center,
is to go over to new bremen, ohio
just west of jc
lots of interesting things there...
the highest point of the erie canal...
many transportation things to visit...
and my favorite...
the bicycle museum of america...
this place is amazing for anyone interested in bicycles,
or the industrial era, or design, or mechanics, or engineering,
or art...
llke you

also there are more food choices over there....

but the best thing about the terra port......free wifi!
so it's time 2 catch up on your forum reading!
and say hi to don on the tour.....he's great too.

also you might give us a report/update after the factory tour,
like what's new on the assembly line,
are they really putting bubble foil in the walls now?
try to get in and watch base camp assembly too....

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Old 07-19-2006, 03:55 PM   #3
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My 30' Safari is there getting some body work done. I brushed up against a guard rail coming out of a campground the first week end we had her and the third week we had her a deer ran into the front curb side corner. Say hey to the "Changes in Lattitude" for me.

I didn't realize that there was free wifi or I would have taken my laptop when I dropped the Changes off.
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if they are putting in bubble foil, can you get some photos? thanks.
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First trip to JC and that's it...nothing else to report? Did you do the tour? I want to go there sometime hopefully not for your reason. I hope you feel better knowing 'Changes' is in the most capable hands....she'll look like new next time you see her. My in-laws live about 45 mins east of there in Indiana so maybe next summer a little tour of JC will be in order.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:49 PM   #6
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LIVE from toyland

Just arrived after 5pm. The place is wall-to-wall Airstreams.
Wally's gold AS along with a bunch of flash Gordon style trailers are parked out front.
Tour tomarrow,Pic's to follow...

I gotta calm down

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hi artlink and others wanting factory details....

the folks on the assembly line are absolutely amazing,
and they just keep working and smiling
as the tour group gets in the way!

i hope you are able to take your camera...
seems i read here last fall that taking photos was now forbidden...
which is a rotten deal if true,
i've been on the tour several times
and shot a load of pictures,
but i've still got some building details un-photo'd

if ya can't take a camera artlink, find out why not!

did someone shoot a flash at the wrong time?
did he have big ears?
it wasn't me!
i swears.....

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Yes, Artlink...please! Keep your eye out to see if they are working on a Classic 31. If it has bubble-wrap in the walls...it's probably ours!

If you can't sneak a picture, could you at least give her a little pat? Her name is MoonRover!
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2air - Bubble wrap in the walls is an option on the 2007. Yep!

Your post's from Salem were a hoot!
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No cameras

No cameras on the tour. But some how they overlooked cellphones with cameras

I was there last month. The tour was a lot of fun. Very nice workers on the tour. They even let you go into the trailers on the line while they are working on them.

They introduced one guy who had been working there 50 years!

Get there early so you get your Airstream pen! I got a red one
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First trip to JC and that's it...nothing else to report? Did you do the tour? I want to go there sometime hopefully not for your reason. I hope you feel better knowing 'Changes' is in the most capable hands....she'll look like new next time you see her. My in-laws live about 45 mins east of there in Indiana so maybe next summer a little tour of JC will be in order.
We arrived on Sunday afternoon and I had to be back at work Tuesday. With 594 miles back to home, we didn't have time for the tour. Maybe another time. Won't have time for the tour when I go back to get her either. They open at 7:00 and I was out by 10:00. They are about 7 miles from the interstate and I fueled up at the Shell station next door and when I got to the interstate I set the cruise on 75 mph and left it there 'til we stopped in Cincinatti for lunch. Set her on 75 again 'til we stopped for dinner in Chatanooga and fueled up again. Didn't stop again 'til I got home. Will be doing the same on the retrieval trip in a couple of weeks.

I must say, I'm still having a little trouble with sway at highway speeds. In tow/haul setting, the transmission shifts into final gear about 64 and I start to get sway at 65 and it continues until just about 75. I feel so much less out of control at 75 that is where I set the cruise. I asked to have the alignment checked out while she is there. They said they would and if I would schedule enough time they would hook her up to my truck and we could take it out for a road check so they could see it in action.

My PSD handled the Tennessee and Kentucky mountains as if the trailer wasn't even there. There is one mountain that has a 12% slope and she maintained 75 all the way with the A/C temp set on 68 degrees! I kept an eye on the transmission temp and the engine temp and both stayed right in the middle where they stay at highway speed without the trailer. And, I managed 12.7 MPG's! I love my PSD.
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I set the cruise on 75 mph...
Yikes!!!

How does your AS ride at 55-60? The difference between going 55mph and 75mph is that you loose 10 min an hour going 55...
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How does your AS ride at 55-60? The difference between going 55mph and 75mph is that you loose 10 min an hour going 55...
Actually, you lose 22 minutes. It takes 1 hr 22 minutes to go 75 miles at 55 mph. Or, alternatively, you gain 16 minutes, since it takes 44 minutes to go 55 miles at 75 mph (decimals having been rounded, since the beatings will be severe enough, as it is ).

I used to go 75 and the TV and AS loved it. I slowed down to 65 just to smell the roses and I have to admit, it's much better.
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On paper, in a vacuum, you are correct.

Let me explain the reasons that I feel supports this claim:

I based these figures on an article written by a traffic engineer (and friend) who conducted a study regarding the time it takes to get from point A to point B, 55 v 75. The study was conducted over a year, and took into account stop overs, fueling, eating, and average traffic flow (and other factors I can't remember), most people tend to take longer breaks when driving over 70mph, over a 72 hour period, each trip.

The results were a loss averaging 10 min an hour for the driver who maintained 55mph.

I have more or less confirmed this claim with friends at various times when taking a trip.
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