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Old 01-20-2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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We had some frequent flyer miles to burn so we decided to go to Dynamax this week in Elkhart, IN. We flew from Denver into Chicago O'Hare airport and rented a car. It was an easy 2.5 hour drive from the airport to Elkhart, be sure and get the toll road box pre-paid in your rental car or you will be stopping like 5 or 6 times each direction for toll booths along the way.

The weather was sunny, in the 40's and the roads were dry. The Dynamax facility is just a few miles off the interstate and simple to find, tons of hotel and restaurants in the immediate area too.

We were met in the front office by Gareth, one of their marketing folks, since everyone else was supposed to be at the Tampa RV show. He was very friendly and knowledgeable of their products. We were introduced to our customer service person for Colorado, Brandon, so its nice to know who were talking to if we ever need technical support.

We were given a full tour of the manufacturing facility and production lines, there are quite a few new DX3, Force HD, Dynaquest and Isata rigs coming down the line. So for you that are waiting, keep the faith, your new rigs are on the way. The average 2-3 new rigs coming off the line each day. It was very interesting to see all of the assembly processes for the floors, walls, etc.

Next, we were taken to the final completion facility where rigs go after coming off the main assembly line. And, we got to finally see our own actual rig, in-person, for the very first time. Its all painted and completed with the exception of the electronics remaining to be installed (TV's, fireplace, etc). Along the way we picked up Joe Eash, who was still around because he somehow missed his flight that morning to Tampa. It was great to have him there to go over the rig with us. We went over it very carefully and only found a few very minor issues. Joe tagged each item and wrote it up to be corrected before final release. In fairness, Dynamax had not yet completed their own final inspection so they probably would have caught these few items even if we hadn't showed up.

Attached is a photo that describes better than words how the wife feels about the new rig! You have to love a women that actually wanted a Freightliner Super C versus a Class A DP because "the Freightliner chassis looks big truck tough and has more towing power for you". Nuff said
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:37 PM   #2
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So cool!
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:40 PM   #3
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Awesome. Mine is just in buff/polish this week. You probably saw mine before I did. So you get the first payment, only fair. Lol
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Old 01-20-2018, 01:41 PM   #4
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Congrats on your new rig. Enjoy!
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:02 PM   #6
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The new RV's are looking great, can't wait to see them in Tenn.
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All look so nice, TN, it will be great to see all the new DYNAMAX RIGS. Really excited. See ya all there!
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Nice trip and just gets you that more excited for it's arrival, good luck and happy camping!!!
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Awesome. Mine is just in buff/polish this week. You probably saw mine before I did. So you get the first payment, only fair. Lol
Oh, we saw that one. Its the one with the big crack in the fiberglass that the cut & buff guys were trying to figure out how to fix........

Sorry, I can't make payments on damaged goods
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Hope they use a decent duct tape to seal the crack. Lol
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