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Old 01-11-2013, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hello folks,
I'm new to the forum here. I have many years experience in motor homes and buses. My last coach was a Blue Bird Wanderlodge that I owned for eight years. Coming out of a bus to a travel trailer is a big adjustment for me. I wanted somerhing different so decided on the Aviator Wright Flyer. I'm currently rrecovering from rotator cuff surgery "no fun" and haven't had time to get very enthusiastic about it. Hoping to meet other owners here as well.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Welcome to FRF!!!

i think you are the first person on this forum, that has actually purchased one of the Aviator trailers.
in fact, i haven't seen anyone on any other RV forum that has bought one.

many here will be interested in pics and your opinions on it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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Good luck with that rotator cuff therapy. I just got done with my second tour of total shoulder replacements. Not fun, but much needed.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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Thanks for the welcome. I'm pecking away with one finger for now until I can gain some use of my arm. As far as the pictures, a search here revealed some grest photos already posted. I will try and answer any questions you may have about the Aviator. I am new with it but will answer what I can.

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Old 01-11-2013, 11:28 PM   #5
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Well, I'll say that I am truly jealous!
I'm wondering though, how does the round table work out for you?
Oh, welcome - I guess... HAHA!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:02 PM   #6
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Twisty, no need to be jealous theres more where mine came from. As far as the table, I like it. Makes a great card table too. Over all a neat TT, a few bugs to work out here and there as with all new units.

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Old 01-12-2013, 01:13 PM   #7
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Nice

Nice Rig there!
That had to set you back a bit? I've never seen one, wife liked it too.
(did a google search)
That has to be one of the more "modern" looking travel trailers on the market..... I like it better than the Air Stream.
Hope you get recovered from your surgery, my wife is two weeks out of a AC joint repair. Needless to say, I've learned a lot about house duties again. jdadoug
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:33 PM   #8
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Welcome and I must say I have never seen the Aviator either! Just googled it and Oh My Gosh it is amazing!!! Wishing you a speedy recovery so you can get out there and enjoy!! I look forward to seeing photos one day!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #9
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Nice Rig there!
That had to set you back a bit? I've never seen one, wife liked it too.
(did a google search)
That has to be one of the more "modern" looking travel trailers on the market..... I like it better than the Air Stream.
Hope you get recovered from your surgery, my wife is two weeks out of a AC joint repair. Needless to say, I've learned a lot about house duties again. jdadoug

Thanks,

It is a cool looking trailer. We did consider the Airstream, however they seemed like a lot of up keep polishing aluminum, possibility of hail damage, as well as other factors $$. We wanted something with less maintenance but something up for the job. After coming out of a 99 Wanderlodge LXi I've pretty much had my fill of costly repairs and maintenance of which I performed myself which saved me a ton of money.

After eight years of owning the coach the Norcold 1200 series refrigerator caught fire and destroyed the entire coach. What a sick feeling that was. I'm just not into getting another coach as a result. With that said I'm into quality and the Aviator seems like a fine piece of work thus far. I'm still studying it over and have already made a trip to the plant for a close up into the building of the Aviator. Impressive so far but I'm not finished yet.

Okay jadadoug, you'd better go tend to the wife..good luck! I'm getting my wife to get me some tea ...she needs to hurry up!! yea right, she'll never read this...I hope!

Heres a picture of my previous coach after fire:

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Old 01-14-2013, 10:55 PM   #10
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AVIATOR Wright Flyer

Im new here. I have my eyes locked on a new Aviator. For those that are curious and Im sure there's alot , the cost for the fully loaded Aviator Wright Flyer is around $65 to $70. Yes three zero's. It sounds rediculous but like someone else mentioned, aluminum and fibreglass are expensive. The one piece fibreglass roof is the way to go. No leaks to worry about. The electric awning retracts automatically when it senses higher winds. How cool is that ? For those that are interested, I hope to be pulling it by late spring with A Toyota Tundra.
The trailers dry weight is like 8000lbs the Tundra maxed weight is 10100lbs.
But she might need another fuel tank installed. lol
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