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Old 11-28-2012, 03:19 PM   #1
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How Busy Is The Tiffin Campground

They're starting to build our new Allegro Bus next week in Red Bay, and we will be heading down there this weekend.

If anyone is at the Tiffin Campground, can you please give us some info on how crowded they are (full?) and if they are full, how long folks are spending dry on the runway before getting in?

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Old 11-28-2012, 04:02 PM   #3
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:56 PM   #4
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I don't know specifically what it is like now, But we have been there in October and it is plenty busy in the fall. Plan to arrive on a Saturday before noon for the best chance to get a site. Even then, you may have to boondock a couple of days.

There is also a small campground right down the road from the Tiffin campground. They have about 10 sites. Unfortunately, I don't know the name.
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I don't know specifically what it is like now, But we have been there in October and it is plenty busy in the fall. Plan to arrive on a Saturday before noon for the best chance to get a site. Even then, you may have to boondock a couple of days.

There is also a small campground right down the road from the Tiffin campground. They have about 10 sites. Unfortunately, I don't know the name.
I believe that it is called the "Red Bay Self Service Campground".

FWIW, they almost always have room to dry camp at CRB, so you should be good to go with the moderate weather this time of year. BTW, dry camping is free and there are no restrictions on generator use.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:46 AM   #6
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Just saw at Tiffin site it is very busy there, lots of overflow. You can always find something though.
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On www.tiffinrvnetwork.com owners have the ability to "sign-in" when arriving at CRB. Doing so allows people like yourself to log in to the site and find out who is there and at which site # on the runway or dry camping. Be cautious as this relies on owners signing in and not everyone does so.

Usually a quick PM to someone who is there can give you a quick head count but again beware. This changes daily and at times quicker than that.

Effective 1/1/2013 there will be a new appointment process that is being implementing. Things may change after that.

Do remember after everything else, Red Bay runs on Red Bay time. You may want to leave your watch and calendar at home. That being said, you will not leave there without being satisfied. That is goal#1.
Good luck with the new coach.

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This is really interesting. So you are touring the factory while they are making your unit? So are you picking it up there and staying on site, checking it out over a period of time, to have the factory take care of any problems?

How does this work? Did you order it in Red Bay?
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This is really interesting. So you are touring the factory while they are making your unit? So are you picking it up there and staying on site, checking it out over a period of time, to have the factory take care of any problems?

How does this work? Did you order it in Red Bay?
Tiffin Does not take orders or make deliveries at the factory - you have to order from and take delivery at a dealer. Therefore, I assume the OP is going to Red Bay to watch his new MH being built. Tiffin allows you to spend as much time following your unit through the factory as you want.
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Tiffin Does not take orders or make deliveries at the factory - you have to order from and take delivery at a dealer. Therefore, I assume the OP is going to Red Bay to watch his new MH being built. Tiffin allows you to spend as much time following your unit through the factory as you want.
Yeah, PAZ has it right. The rig was ordered through Colton RV at the Hershey show and I'll be picking it up there after Red Bay gets it finished. Delivery should be about the second or third week in January. Once you get assigned an order number and it's on the production schedule you can watch your rig being built from the ground up, through paint and final finish. A call to the sales office gets you a copy of when each station on the production floor gets your rig. Of course the cabinet work, slides, floors, and even the chassis are constructed before they get to the point where they all get together, but the Tiffin policy is that you can be on the factory and paint shop floor as long as you use common sense. We've taken the factory tour a number of times and enjoyed it, but this will be quite a bit slower and we won't need an escort.

By the way, our time line from order to delivery is quite a bit longer than standard as we wanted some very significant design changes and the engineering took some time.

I called the CG today and they said I should be out of dry camping and into a standard site in 1-3 days.
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Tiffin owner or not, if you ever have the opportunity to take the factory tour you should not miss it. Really up close and personal.

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We are parked at the Self serve lot just a couple of blocks from tiffin. There are 10 full hook up spaces here and 4 are filled at the moment. I haven't been to the main lot yet today, but most of the fhu spaces were full Thursday. We took the tour Friday, and it is definitely worth seeing. Awesome! and they do let you wander around most areas after the tour and look at specific processes or watch your bus being "born"!
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We got to the Tiffin CG at about 10AM Sunday morning. There were 3 full hookup sites available and some water/electric sites, but rigs have been arriving all day. We did get a chance to go to the plant this afternoon. Of course the floor was dark and no one except the gate guard was around, but we were able to go through about 14 rigs waiting final finish items in the yard. We head back tomorrow and see if we can find the chassis and find when the slides and floors are to be made.

We don't need any repairs but those who do are looking at a 1-2 week wait right now. Lots of snowbirds heading south and west.

Thanks for all the input.
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As of now the full hook up site have been filling up every night. We been here for 4 weeks with the work being completed on our Phaeton. But it is suppose to be slowing down as the close for a week at Christmas.
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