Boomerstream just took her maiden voyage to the Mother Ship! Have been docked for free for the last two days at the Airstream Terraport in Jackson Center. Had the shop look at a propane issue today (that is why I can stay free-regular charge is $10/day for full hookup). The WiFi works fabulous from inside my trailer—couldn't ask for better. I think the transmitter is just above my trailer.
There is only one other person here. The new 27' Ambassador next to me is owned by an Ohio man who recently took possession and is just trying her out. Otherwise we are alone, but there are dozens of empty trailers around whose owners have left them here for service work over the winter. Some are old vintage stuff. Service is booked solid to the end of March.
Took the factory tour today—both trailer and motorhome manufacturing (2 separate buildings). It is great this time of year—just myself, my wife, and my new neighbour and a guide dedicated to us. The guide said that there is a backlog of 850 trailers and 125 motorhomes! So the 94,000 sq. ft expansion is badly needed. They are working on the foundation.
They don't allow picture taking in the factory else I would post some. It was very fascinating. The most interesting photo I could have taken was a worker pulling a 30' Classic to the water spraying booth, by hand—all by himself! It would have made a fabulous photo of how easy it is to tow an Airstream. The key trick was that the only thing inside was the subfloor! But on the outside it could pass for normal.
Almost everything is still hand made. They have many people making cabinets by hand for example. No CNC machinery. Tons of workers everywhere. It looks similar to the auto industry way back in time. Every Airstream enthusiast should take a factory tour if possible.