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Old 04-03-2015, 05:05 AM   #1
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Winnebago factory tour

We are planning a quick visit to the Winnebago factory in Forrest City Iowa for a private tour in mid April. (Our new View 24j is in production) Wondering if anybody has had the experience. Curious as to what to expect, what to do, where to stay, or any other helpful suggestions or information. Thank you.
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We took the WGO factory tour back in May 2008. There were hundreds of Sprinter chassis on the grounds, awaiting assembly and the economic downturn was in full swing. The tour was definitely interesting but it was obvious the factory wasn't running at full capacity. There were some stairs, catwalks and other areas that may present a problem for the handicapped.

Since we were there in our 2006 WGO View 24J, we stayed in that at the WGO factory, using their hookups. Not sure what else is available there. If you bought from Lichtsinn Motors in Forest City, they can advise you. Even if you didn't, I'm sure Ron Lichtsinn would help.

Did you end up with the propane or diesel generator? You can get a whole bunch of info about the WGO View or Itasca Navion at Yahoo Groups View Navion. There are over 7000 members there representing 3-5 thousand Views & Navions. Registration is free. I still follow that forum from time to time. Good luck.
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We did the tour way back when we had a Winnebago Chieftain, and it was very informative. I remember they had limited camping and hookups at the visitor center. The factory had a wide catwalk that allowed groups to look down at the different assembly stations. Our guide was explaining what was done at each station when I asked where they installed the squeaks and rattles. Our tour group laughed, but the guide was not amused...

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We are planning a quick visit to the Winnebago factory in Forrest City Iowa for a private tour in mid April. (Our new View 24j is in production) Wondering if anybody has had the experience. Curious as to what to expect, what to do, where to stay, or any other helpful suggestions or information. Thank you.
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