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Old 11-03-2014, 09:00 AM   #31
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I really think they have something with the aviator. I do like everything about it. Just will be glad when all the little things are fixed. The place repairing mine says it's very hard to contact the warranty department. That it is always a voicemail and they are at the mercy of someone calling them back. That should be corrected. I have called and they did not return my calls. If they want to compete they need to fix this issue.
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:37 AM   #32
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You sum it up well! I have had most everything apart and you will be please to know just as Aviator claimed, there really isn't any particle board or wood in the walls, floor or ceiling and that is what makes it unique. There is wood in some non-structure components though. It is funny you mentioned wishing you were able to buy a Wright-Flyer instead of the Electra. Once the prices came down, my wife and I went to the dealer to look at the Electra originally because of the shorter length and we thought it would be cool to be able to stargaze while in bed. But they also had one Wright Flyer and after sitting in both a while we decided having the view in the living room, plus the curved dinette and couch setup would suit us better. Either way, I do believe the Aviator will stand the test of time and not rot away like most all the other brands out there.
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Old 11-03-2014, 08:59 PM   #33
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Hopefully Forest River has not lost interest in supporting warranties on a model they will no longer be selling. Another thing to check if you have a Wright-Flyer is the way the table pedestal is mounted. Another owner had theirs tear right out of the floor. If you pop up the base cover, if it is like mine it is only attached with wood screws attached to a piece of plywood mounted under the floor. This is in no way strong enough to support a top heavy table during travel especially if it is not lowered while travelling. I removed the screws and bolted it through the floor with lock nuts and large fender washers on the bottom side. Be wary if you decide to do this as it appears that the two screws on front side of the pedestal (toward the kitchen) are actually screwed into the top of the water storage tank! I wish it were hard to believe but sadly it is not.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:04 PM   #34
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WOW! That is scary. We will start lowering our table now.
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:47 PM   #35
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Its a good thing these RV manufacturers don't make the really important stuff like the frames, axles and hitches! I installed LED lighting in the pantry, the cabinet above the sink and the utility closet. Really makes a big difference.
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #36
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Where did you purchase your LED lights ?
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Old 11-05-2014, 09:19 PM   #37
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Your aviator is going to be the sharpest one around .
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:24 AM   #38
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Thank you. I am really only trying to correct all the manufacturing mistakes and improve the trailer's reliability. It is no fun trying to fix all this stuff at a campground, or worse, being forced to take it to some dealer and wasting your vacation time with the hope they will actually fix the problem. The lights are a great addition. They took about an hour to wire and install. I think I'm going to add them to the bedroom closets as well. They came from Amazon: Gold Stars F3528001 LED RV Dome Light $8.95
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:24 PM   #39
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Good looking trailer and truck...!Hope you can come to Alabama and Rally with us some time.
Keep an eye on everything and plan on the Goshen Rally in August for unsolved things.
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Thanks Rivnut. I would like to attend those events!
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