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Old 08-28-2016, 02:29 PM   #1
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Factory Tour

I found the Thor factory site on line. It looks like folks can do factory tours about anytime. If the information I was looking at is correct, it looks like we
could go to the Wakarusa, Indiana address to see how the Challengers are built.

Has anyone taken advantage of one of these northern Indiana tours? I think it would give a newbie like me a good understanding of how the different systems are mounted and put together.
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:45 PM   #2
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We did Thor tour at Wakarusa last summer. Very informative. Several Challenger owners in our group so we got to ask specific questions about why some things are the way they are on the Challengers. I would say most answers confirmed our suspicions that a lot is based on uninformed - sounds good marketing decisions. Ie decision maker did not have first hand knowledge. It was a great tour and really enjoyed seeing the details of how they are put together. If every in the area we would take tour again. Only down side - no pictures allowed.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:00 PM   #3
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Good information to know, thanks. I pretty much knew where each holding tank was located and how it was installed on my fiver, where most electrical and plumbing was ran, etc....., I would really like to start out in my Challenger knowing as much about it as I could.


Did you camp close by the factory up there? We are camped in central Illinois until October 1st so a 2 or 3 day run up to northern Indiana wouldn't be far from here.
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Old 08-28-2016, 04:33 PM   #4
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You can always boondock at the RV Hall of Fame which is about 30 miles away. Several other factory tours are available nearby as well.

We learned a lot about our motorhome before we actually purchased it by being able to see how they are manufactured.
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:19 PM   #5
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We toured the Vegas/Axis plant after we picked up our 25.2 in June of 2016. At that time, the only tour was on Wednesday afternoons. It was a good tour, done by one of the district sales reps who answered all questions.
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