Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Airstream Factory Tour

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We did the Airstream factory tour back in April. But Missy wasn't with us, and the tour really is fantastic (I heard one of the top ten factory tours in USA by Fox News?), so she and I did the tour last Monday. Another home school field trip! We found out the Friday tour is slightly different, so on Friday Mr A and I did the tour, again. (Only true Airstream nuts would...)

The Friday tour is different, because normally the workers leave early on Fridays, but some were working overtime this time, so our tour was pretty much the same. Still good! And every time we do learn something new.

Welcome to adventure, inspired by Airstream. Made with pride in Ohio.

Every Airstream trailer goes through water leakage inspection.

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In the three pictures above the trailers are going through finish line, where furniture gets installed. On the tour we were able to get in some of them to take a look. They are sleek!

A peek into the factory.

Almost ready!

We love the vintage trailers and motorhomes, but the new ones are gorgeous, too. At the factory it takes nine days to build one, and it is fascinating to watch the work during the tour. Amazing workmanship.

Every trailer we saw was already sold to a dealership, and they have a massive backlog of orders to fill. We saw trailers that were being shipped to Japan, Sweden and England, also. They now build one that sleeps eight (bunk beds!) and I admit, I'm a tad jealous. It's a tight squeeze in the Mothership!

Make sure to check our April post for more information, and visit Airstream website and factory, when you can! The tour is free, and definitely worth a stop.

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