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Old 01-16-2018, 04:13 PM   #2647
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I am sure they have suspended tours until April. My DS is scheduled to ship on 2/19. I wanted to go to the factory to see it before it shipped but Newmar said no. I explained that I did not want to take the tour, just wanted to drive over (3 hrs away) and see the custom paint. Was told no.

I donít know if they are doing any FPUís during this time?
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Old 01-16-2018, 06:31 PM   #2648
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I am sure they have suspended tours until April. My DS is scheduled to ship on 2/19. I wanted to go to the factory to see it before it shipped but Newmar said no. I explained that I did not want to take the tour, just wanted to drive over (3 hrs away) and see the custom paint. Was told no.

I donít know if they are doing any FPUís during this time?
You are correct:
https://www.newmarcorp.com/why-newmar/factory-tour/
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:54 PM   #2649
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A pic of the Newmar service center expansion

Expanded service center under construction.

Campsites will be across the street.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:21 PM   #2650
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Looks like they have more steel to keep extending it?

I wonder how many hook ups?
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Looks like they have more steel to keep extending it?



I wonder how many hook ups?


50 I think I heard.
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:31 AM   #2652
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50 I think I heard.
Yes, 50+ all FHU. The camp and service bays will be about the same number, 50+, along with a new lobby with a separate pet lobby, kitchenette, and laundry all under one roof.
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Old 01-22-2018, 12:26 PM   #2653
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Yes, 50+ all FHU. The camp and service bays will be about the same number, 50+, along with a new lobby with a separate pet lobby, kitchenette, and laundry all under one roof.
And the "squatter" issue will be addressed as well, we're told. No more moving in for weeks unless you have a reason to be there. Utilities will be cut off at the end of your service appointment.

I'm guessing the existing facilities will remain for factory or customer service visits on that side of town.
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How many do they have now? I'm wondering how big an increase 50 is from what they have now.

That also begs the question of quality of tech, whether hiring from scratch or pulling off the floor. They are going to have to up the number of people on the lines for their increased production and up the number of service techs.

Both are probably going to result in some growing pains.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:31 AM   #2655
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How many do they have now? I'm wondering how big an increase 50 is from what they have now.

That also begs the question of quality of tech, whether hiring from scratch or pulling off the floor. They are going to have to up the number of people on the lines for their increased production and up the number of service techs.

Both are probably going to result in some growing pains.
Don't think that is 100% true. Today they have about 12- 15 techs in the big building. With three or four group leaders in buildings ten and eleven. Each group leader has at least four or five techs working for them. So that gives us about 20 - 30 total techs right now.

The bigger building will allow for easy access with doors at both ends. Because of the age and re∑pur∑pose of #10 and 11 they have only one door so the coach's are stacked like cord wood. The new building will have the coach's in a line and they can come and go without moving four of five other coach's. Also do to parts hold up's it would be nice to have 1.5 bays for each tech. That way a coach doesn't have to be moved if they are waiting for the Whirlpool repair man or for help from the KIB engineer that spends a lot of time there.

Fifty bays and fifty camp sites will be great.
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:40 PM   #2656
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Finished my stay at Camp Newmar Thursday but as my new tow bar hadn't arrived I took the coach up to Cummins in Elkhart to fix an air suspension issue.i.was having. Well the parts didn't come in in time so now I am spending the weekend at Camp Cummins while my truck spends it at Camp Newmar.
Lol this is not ideal!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:45 PM   #2657
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Steve, you never know, someone who's in the area may read this and offer you a ride to pick up your truck! It has happened before...
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:02 PM   #2658
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Steve, you never know, someone who's in the area may read this and offer you a ride to pick up your truck! It has happened before...


Your so right Stewart. I landed taking an Uber, $30. Well worth it!
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Who's At Camp Newmar?

Should be there this pm hopefully sun comes out and roads stay dry
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Will be interested to see and hear how things are moving along on the new service building and RV park
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