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Old 03-09-2016, 07:39 PM   #71
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I'm glad the rest seems good. If you have any other issues let me know. I have taken most of my Aviator apart so I know pretty well where everything is and how it was put together on the Wright-Flyers. One thing to look for is it has been common for water to leak from behind the dump valve/flush compartment and appear on the bathroom floor. Not too hard to fix though. I would love to make it to Goshen but not being retired it is hard to get enough time off to get there. Someday I hope meet up with you and other owners maybe somewhere in the Florida panhandle area. Spending most of our summer days off on our site on lake Superior. Beat the heat this summer and come on up!

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We will have to try and plan to come up there. Never ever been that way.
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Lots to see along the north shore of lake Superior. Lighthouses and scenic state parks. Best weather is July-August with highs in the 70s but also the most crowded time as well.

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Lots to see along the north shore of lake Superior. Lighthouses and scenic state parks. Best weather is July-August with highs in the 70s but also the most crowded time as well.

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I will do some research on it and talk with Jim. See if we can plan a trip up there this summer.
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Old 03-09-2016, 08:45 PM   #74
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That sounds good. Someday we will get an Aviator group rally figured out. Got so many places I want to visit but work keeps getting in the way!
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Bedroom speaker mod

I have a hard time hearing the bedroom tv especially if the Maxx fan or a/c is running. So while I have the bottom underbelly cover off I ran RCA cables down from the tv, under the camper and up between the back wall and the fiberglass rear cap. I hooked that to a small amp and a pair of 3 1/2 inch speakers that I mounted in the bedside cubbies. I also added a 12V USB charging outlet to make phone charging easier when boondocking. Just a FYI for Aviator owners: the rear wall is made of approx. 2 1/2" thick slab Styrofoam sandwiched between two layers of Azdel and then covered by the fiberglass rear cap.
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Old 03-13-2016, 10:02 PM   #76
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You are tricking your Aviator out. Nice work!
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Ken,
We tried to straighten out the hinge on the Aviator front door. Using a block of wood and hammer. It would not budge . The top hinge is bent inward, and the door is out of alignment
Believe that is why our door kept flying open going down the road. Until we get it Back to Goshen guess we will have to grind out the door latch so we can dead bolt the door.
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Sorry to hear the hinge wouldn't budge. You might have to heat it up to bend it or drill out the rivets out and just replace it. The downside is both require tools you may not have so grinding out the latch area maybe your easier solution. Hopefully everything else is looking good.
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Winter project finished!

At the beginning of this winter I decided to add a second fresh water tank giving me a total capacity of 100 gallons. While I had the bottom off I improved on the factory wiring, ductwork and plumbing. I also insulated the parimeter and large voids in the front and rear with R26 insulation. To keep it from freezing, I added a heating system that blows warm air from the cabin to the basement as needed. While it was cold outside I verified all four tank heaters were operational. To finish it all up I installed new insulated Coroplast panels in easy to remove four foot sections. We are now enjoy our Aviator for a 3-day weekend on beautiful lake Superior. I posted a picture of our view out the front windows.
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That is beautiful!
As far as adding the second water tank, will that make it extra heavy? These Aviators are tongue heavy as it is.
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