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Friday, September 29, 2006


Junction City, not Grand Junction (that's in western Colorado). Don't forget to pick up your cheap chocolates at Russell Stovers in Abilene!

Thanks Mark! I made the corrections for Howard because he is out playing golf right now. I hope I found all of the references to Grand Junction/Junction City. :)

Thanks guys. We saw the 38' fifth wheel at the PA RV Show. We never had them on our list until we saw it there. It will be a few years before we get to order one, but they are at the top now. Hopefully we will have the money to buy it!!

We enjoyed our tour that we did of the New Horizons and we were also expecting an assembly line of workers but not the case. I truly believe thay have one of the best RV's made today as I said before if money isnt an option. Thanks for the tour over again Howard.
southwestjudy & Bob & 2blackdogs

My husband and I have had several rv's from motor homes to travel trailers we now have a 2005 Medalion fifth Wheel 37ft.We toured several factories in Elkhart Ind.the last one we toured was the Monaco factory they make the Medalion .We were so impreesed that we came home and bought ours the next week. It has everything on it except the power back jacks. We are so pleased. We have only had very little service done on it and it was minor.We finally bought one that was worth the money .If any of them are really worth what we pay for them.

Howard (if you're back from golfing yet..;-)

Yeah, I liked the factory tour...any chance of doing Motorhome Plant Tours as you travel along? Nice to know they don't mind you taking pictures...nothing to hide, I imagine!

Keep up the good work!.


Howard & Linda-
If you have a chance - stop at Vista Drive-in for a Vista Burger Basket! Back 30 some years ago when my husband and I were students at K-State, that was our favorite place to eat. We still try to stop there when we pass through to our hometowns - about 150 miles to the west of your location. Fall and spring are the prettiest seasons in Kansas. You might check out the Konza Tallgrass Prairie south of Manhattan. I bet you would enjoy.
Welcome to the Sunflower State! Janet

Hi Howard & Linda,

Enjoyed reading about your New Horizons plant tour as they are one of our 5th wheel candidates in our search. Since you're in Kansas how about taking a tour of the NuWa (HitchHiker) plant in Chanute, KS? They are also on our short list and it would be a good comparison for us and you as well.
Thanks again for publishing the best blog on the planet!

Thanks for the info on the New Horizons factory tour. We got the chance to examine the same show rig (at the Hershey, Pa show) that you addressed in your daily blog. We were very impressed by both the unit and the open responses to our questions from both Ray Case, and from the owner of New Horizons (who was also at the PA show.) We definitely have New Horizons on our short list for fulltiming rigs and hope to do our own factory tour in the near future. The suggestion by Bill to do a comparison at the Nu-Wa factory would be very insightful for folks in our stage of "looking".

Glad everyone liked the tour even if I did screw up the town name originally. :)

I wish we could do factory tours for all the rigs everyone is considering. :)

We only did this one because I wanted to gain more information on this highly rated company that builds custom fifth wheels and sells factory direct. If we are nearby and have time, we might check out other factories, but it's not high on my list of fun things to do. :)

What tow vehicles are suggested for the various New Horizon units. I know there are many variables. Just some ideas so I can get an idea of what my cost will be. Thanks.

Pete Schneider

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