The Dragon Wagon

The Dragon Wagon
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tiffin Service Center

While we are still under the first year warranty period, we wanted to stop at the Tiffin Service Center in Red Bay, Alabama, to have a few things fixed or adjusted.  The Tiffin Service Center is a separate facility from the main manufacturing facilities and has a "campground" of full hook-up sites which are free to people having warranty service work performed.  For most repair work, you drive your coach to one of the bays early in the morning (6:30-7:00 am) and return to your site at the end of the work day (around 3:00 pm).  Most of the bays perform a wide variety of service work.  A few bays have more specialized uses (mechanics, woodwork, painting, etc.).  Though the service center has gone to a mostly first-come, first-served model, first year warranty coaches get priority.


Some of the bays in the main service building



Looking down the center of the main service building.  
 There are service bays along both sides.



For most bays, customers are encouraged to remain and discuss the issues and repairs with the service techs.



What the campground looks like in the afternoon after service has stopped for the day.



A typical view during service hours



Our coach on a lift in the mechanics bay getting the radiator fan clutch repaired.
 
 
 
Many folks put decorative items on their dashboard.  Sometimes these objects tend to the unique!
 
 

Piney Grove CoE - May 2016

As our last stop on our way to the Tiffin Service Center in Red Bay, Alabama, we stopped for a couple of days at a favorite campground.  Piney Grove Park is a Corps of Engineers facility built on the end of a peninsula extending into Bay Springs Reservoir.  As usual, there were a number of birds to photograph.
 
 
Family of Canada Geese



Eastern Kingbird



Downy Woodpecker



Osprey bringing home dinner



Eastern Bluebird



Belted  Kingfisher