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Old 12-16-2003, 03:05 PM   #43
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Does this mean the facility was disappointing?
Not at all...I just had these huge images in my mind...the factory itself is huge and lots of activity, the campus is actually broken down into more than one building which my thought was that it was all one, but not any less interesting!

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one of the best posts ever on Airsreamforums.com


many thanks for the peek

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Old 12-16-2003, 04:59 PM   #45
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Thanks David, I am glad that you enjoyed the photos...in all honesty though, I could have posted hundreds of photos and the same as with the coaches, the photos just don't do it all the justice it really deserves!

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Old 12-16-2003, 05:15 PM   #46
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Someday I'll have to take the tour again. I took lots of pictures and also took the video cam. My biggest problem was I spent so much time shooting pictures, I failed to absorb everything that was going on around me. So my vision of the factory was what was through the lens....and there is so much more to see.

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Old 12-16-2003, 06:50 PM   #47
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nds...about the factory tours...

Silvertwinkie...great photos and recap of the tour! AA+++

nds...to answer your question, I believe the factory has a tour every weekday starting in the early afternoon. Just give them a call to check on the exact times. They also have a great little store with way too many Airstream goodies including lots of parts. We stopped at the factory a few months back while traveling to Michigan to pick up a few items we needed. Just as we walked up to the front desk...the bottom half of an Airstream (way cool!), an older gentlemen literally grabbed us and told us to "come on and take the tour!". We hadn't planned on it but are certainly glad we did. Turns out the gentlemen conducting the tour was a long time, semi-retired employee of Airstream and is extremely knowledgeable about all the units, especially the "vintage" units! I apologize for not remembering his name. We were caught completely off guard about the tour and didn't have a camera! It's well worth your time. I really wanted to get into their yard with all the vintage units...including the "gold" unit owned by Wally...unfortunately, it was off limits to us tourists!
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:26 PM   #48
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Old 12-16-2003, 08:50 PM   #49
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Cool Wow, that was GREAT!

Thanks so much for posting the tour. We only live a short distance from the plant, so we really do need to get ourselves up there one day. I really enjoyed the pictures!

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Old 12-16-2003, 09:04 PM   #50
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Re: Wow, that was GREAT!

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We only live a short distance from the plant, so we really do need to get ourselves up there one day.
Cherie,

Do me a favor and go up there NOW. Check on my trailer for me, would you?

This wait is killing me! Especially after seeing Eric's great pics.
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Eric--Great pics. A couple of comments--I can agree with your remark"not quite what I expected" ,same here. We took the tour last Fall & it was a very interesting tour, to say the least. I had all sorts of images of the plant & what to expect, b/4 the tour. Wasn't like that at all. I can't explain, except to say it was something like a fire drill, except the workers seem to know what to do & what was going on & what to do next. Everyone we met was incredibly friendly & went to some lenghts to explain thier part in the process. I sometimes wish I hadn't taken a camera as it was hard to look about & try to take the pics. Guess we'll just have to take another tour. Thanks again for the "tour" & I hope they find -which I'm sure they will-the cause of the water
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Eric--If I remember correctly, Don told us that the "Rib Joint" was across the street from the main plant. "Rib Joint" as in A/S, not Famous Dave's. This was also the place where I think they were going to build the A/S motorhomes.
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Porky , I know it can be exspensive on short notice to buy airline tickets and we all know the new trailer is a major investment but You really should tour factory while Your unit in construction. I was able to see my unit on the line and take pictures pre water test. It is something to remember as part of the whole new trailer experience. The Factory is very accomadating , they knew where my unit would be on the line offered to spend extra time with us ect. Please go You wont regret it , it will become part of trailers history with You.
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Does anyone know what the 5 stars mean in the upper right at the top of the page?

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At the very bottom of the thread there is a "rate this thread" pull down. Someone thought the thread was a good one so they gave it a 5 star rating. This is a way to offer positive feedback on the post. Karma points can also be awarded to a poster by clicking on the karma button in their post.
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