September 15 – Visit and Tour Winnebago Junction City Plant
Kathleen made contact on Facebook with Winnebago’s Product Manager for Class A diesel motor homes who offered to give us a tour of the plant in Junction City.
We left early for our 2-hour drive to the plant and spent 2 hours with Kevin Atkinson touring the assembly area where Journey and Tour motor homes were being assembled.
I was very impressed with their emphasis on quality of the products – both the design and assembly. The ends of tubes are filled with caulk so that water will not enter and cause rust to form. The front windshield is installed in a subassembly/cage so that the window support is not warped.
The roof sections are full length and the 5 layers of components are secured together with water activated polyurethane and then heated to 500 F in a vacuum.
Walk-throughs are made on each unit before it is shipped by the quality and upper management team.
Pictures were not permitted.
We returned to our home on wheels and I took medications for my recent cold.
The weather forecast for Crater Lake is for 3” to 5” of snow next week on two days and it is not suppose to melt. So, we will camp at a private campground for 3 nights at a lower elevation instead of dry camping at the national park campground. We will drive to the park in our car.