RV Factory Tours in Elkhart, Indiana *RV Manufacturer Info Guide*

Wouldn’t it be great to have one centralized location where you can take in some RV factory tours? Elkhart, Indiana is just that place! There are 30-40 RV manufacturers with plants that operate in the Elkhart region along with RV component manufacturers and distribution centers. Hence, why Elkhart is called the RV Capital of the World.

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Did you know that 80% of the recreational vehicles built in the U.S. are manufactured in Elkhart County, Indiana? You will find everything RV in the RV Capital of the World from service and repairs, RV parts and RV accessories to dealers and campgrounds.

Elkhart is also home to some of the nation’s largest RV rallies. Camper and RV enthusiasts will enjoy touring local RV factories and visiting the RV/MH Heritage Museum.

But the best part, is because Elkhart, Indiana is the RV Mecca of producing millions of RVs. That means you can take in one, two or several RV factory tours.

You are invited to go behind the scenes to see how our RVs of every shape, size and type are brought to life. Each RV manufacturer’s tour guide will take you through each stage of the manufacturing process, explaining how all the pieces come together to create YOUR prospective RV! 

RV Factory Tours in Elkhart, Indiana

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RV Manufacturers’ Tour Information and Requirements

RV Factory Tours Protocol

    • All RV manufacturers require wearing of closed-toe shoes in their facilities and plants.
    • RV factory tour attendees must wear safety glasses (provided).
    • Photographs and videos inside the factory are prohibited unless otherwise stated by the tour guide.
    • If you have children, you must contact the RV manufacturer listed below for age requirements or stipulations.
    • Should you require handicap assistance, you will also need to contact the RV manufacturer tour receptionist prior to scheduling and arrival.
    • No pets are allowed in any RV factory, facility or plant operations. Exceptions made to Service Dogs only. No exceptions for Emotional Support Animals. Inquire for any questions.

If you’re planning a trip to Elkhart, Indiana and want to tour one or more of the RV manufacturing plants, you first want to ensure they are open to factory tours.

We’ve provided information of each RV manufacturer located in or near Elkhart. Pay particular note to special notices, tour days and hours and contact information. Also, always check with each RV manufacturer upon your arrival to Elkhart before showing up for your scheduled tour.

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DRV (Formerly Double Tree RV)

Address: 1060 West 750 N, Howe, IN
Type of RV: Fifth Wheel, Mobile Suites
Tour Days and Times: By appointment only at 2 p.m. EST
Contact: 260-562-1075
Website:  DRV Factory Tours

Dutchman Manufacturing, Inc.

Address:  2164 Caragana Court, Goshen,  IN
Type of RV:  Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers
Tour Days and Times:  By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-537-2100
Website:  Dutchman

Forest River

Address:  3010 College Avenue, Goshen, IN 
Type of RV:  Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers, Cargo Trailers, Motorhomes-Class A, B & C
Tour Days and Times:  By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-533-5934
Website:  Forest River

Grand Design RV

Address:  11333 County Road 2, Middlebury, IN 46540
Type of RV:  Fifth Wheels and Toy Haulers
Tour Days and Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 2:00 pm – By Appointment Only via Factory Tour Request Form on website link below.
Contact:  574-825-8000
Website:  Grand Design RV Factory Tours

Heartland Recreational Vehicles

Address:  2831 Dexter Drive, Elkhart, IN 
Type of RV:  Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers
Tour Days and Times:  Tuesday & Thursday – 3:00 pm

*** Due to COVID-19, and in order to protect their employees and community, Heartland RV is currently not open to the public for factory tours.

Contact:  574-262-8030
Website:  Heartland RVs Factory Tours

H-L Enterprises

Address:  5321 Beck Drive, Elkhart, IN 
Type of RV:  Park Model or Destination Trailers, Fifth Wheels, and Travel Trailers.
Tour Days and Times:  By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-294-1112
Website:  HL Enterprise

Jayco, Inc.

Address:  903 South Main Street, Middlebury, IN 
Type of RV:  Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers, Toy Haulers, Fold Downs and Motorhomes – Class A & C
Tour Days and Times:  Monday-Thursday 12:00 pm Reservation Required

*** In order to protect their employees and community, Jayco is currently not open to the public for factory tours.

Contact:  574-825-5861
Website:  Jayco Factory Tours

Keystone RV

Address:  2425 Davis Drive,  Goshen, IN 
Type of RV:  Fifth Wheels and Travel Trailers
Tour Days and Times:  Appointment Only

*** Factory tours have been suspended until April 1. Tours not available during holidays and summer shut down. Please check Keystone RVs link below for dates before you plan your trip.

Contact:  574-535-2100 or email planttours@keystonerv.com
Website:  Keystone RV Plant Tours

Newmar RV

Address:  355 North Delaware Street, Nappanee, IN
Type of RV:  Motorhomes – Class A
Tour Days and Times:  Monday-Friday 1:00 pm  

*** Newmar is not hosting in-person tours. Instead, experience the Newmar difference online: a 360 degree virtual tour with real-time Q&A. Also, experience an on-demand, self-guided storybook tour that you can flip through at your convenience.

Contact:  574-733-7791
Website:  Newmar Corp

Nexus

Address:  3400 Reedy Drive, Elkhart, IN 
Type of RV:  Motorhomes – Class C & B+
Tour Days and Times:  Monday-Thursday 3:00 pm

*** Nexus is closed to factory tours until further notice to keep within the health and safety of customers and employees. They are limiting visitors to their RV manufacturing plants.

Contact:  855-786-3987 or fill out contact form for special requests on website link below.
Website:  Nexus RV

Renegade RV

Address:  52216 State Road 15, Bristol, IN 46507
Type of RV:  Motorhomes – Class A & C
Tour Days and Times:  Monday-Friday 1:00pm-4:30pm – Appointment Preferred
Contact:  574-848-1126
Website:  Renegade RV Contact Info

The RV Factory

Address:  2503 Marina Drive, Elkhart, IN 
Type of RV:  Luxury Fifth Wheels & Toy Haulers
Tour Days and Times:  Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm;  Saturday – By Appointment Only
Contact:  844-284-6678
Website:  x

Thor Motor Coach

Address:  701 County Road 15, Elkhart, IN 46516 (Plant 150)
Type of RV:  Motorhomes – Class C Gas: Chateau, Four Winds, Outlaw Class C – Mercedes Sprinter: Delano and Tiburon
Tour Days and Times:  Monday & Thursday 3:00 pm – By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-584-3655
Website:  Thor Motor Coach Plant Tours

Thor Motor Coach

Address:  604 Middleton Run Road, Elkhart, IN 46516 (Plant 750)
Type of RV:  Motorhomes Class A Gas: Axis, Vegas, A.C.E., Hurricane, and Windsport
Tour Days and Times:  Tuesday 3:00 pm – By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-584-3655
Website: Thor Motor Coach Plant Tours

Thor Motor Coach

Address:  606 Nelson Parkway, Wakarusa, IN 46573 (Plant 850)
Type of RV:  Motorhome Class A Gas: Outlaw Class A, Challenger, and MiramarMotorhome Class A Diesel: Palazzo, Aria, Tuscany, and Venetian
Tour Days and Times:  Monday-Wednesday 3:00 pm – By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-584-3655
Website: Thor Motor Coach Plant Tours

Thor Motor Coach

Address: 1220 South Maple Street, Bristol, IN  46507 (Plant 240)
Type of RV: Motorhomes Class B Vans: Sequence, Tellaro, Rize, Scope, Sanctuary and Tranquility 
Tour Days and Times:  Tuesday 3:00 pm – By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-584-3655
Website: Thor Motor Coach Plant Tours

Winnebago Industries – Sunnybrooke Towable RVs

Address:  201  14th Street & 11756 County Road 14, Middlebury, IN 46540
Type of RV:  Fifth Wheels & Travel Trailers
Tour Days and Times:  By Appointment Only
Contact:  574-825-5250
Website:  Winnebago

Check out RV Love’s video “Lessons Learned from 14 RV Factory Tours in a Week at the RV Capital of the World; Elkhart, Indiana”

 

Where to Camp in and around Elkhart

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Elkhart Campground – 25608 Co Rd 4, Elkhart, IN 46514 – (574) 264-2914

Elkhart Co. / Middlebury KOA Holiday – 52867 IN-13, Middlebury, IN 46540 – (574) 825-5932

Eby’s Pines RV Park & Campground – 14583 IN-120, Bristol, IN 46507 – (574) 848-4583

Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds – 17746 County Rd 34, Goshen, IN 46528 – (574) 533-3247

Spaulding Lake Campground – 33524 Bell St, Niles, MI 49120 – (269) 684-1393

South Bend/Elkhart KOA – 50707 Princess Way, Granger, IN 46530 – (574) 277-1335

Shipshewana North Park Amish Log Cabin Lodging & Campground – 5970 IN-5, Shipshewana, IN 46565 – (260) 768-7770

Shipshewana RV Park – 510 E Farver St, Shipshewana, IN 46565 – (260) 768-7627

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While you’re in Elkhart, of course you have to visit the RV Hall of Fame and Museum. Check out Abom Adventures video tour:

Wrapping up our RV Factory Tours in Elkhart, Indiana

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We hope this comprehensive list of RV factory tours helps with your plans when visiting Elkhart, Indiana. While there may be other RV manufacturers in the Elkhart, Indiana area, they may not offer RV factory tours. However, feel free to contact them through their own webpage or social media pages for information regarding their plant visits.

Again, be aware the factory tour schedules or info I’ve listed above is subject to change. It’s up to you to verify when each RV manufacturer is open for visitation.

 Is RV and it is still under warranty, you’ll want to read  this: RV Manufacturer Warranty: Getting Your RV  Repaired Under Warranty

 

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