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Old 06-08-2015, 05:01 PM   #1
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Need purchase advice on an Aviator

Found one of the three mutt aviators that were produced as forest river pulled the plug on the electra and wright flyer. Got the dealer to 24k and almost pulled the trigger until i was told it comes with zero warranty zip zilch nada. One of my pulls towards this tt is the durable fiberglass roof. And yes i know these are cheaper inside but i wanted bunks as i have kids. Thought i had it all figures until this happened. Should i save 10k and buy a cheaper unit with a tpo roof thats warrantied? Why isnt forest river supporting what they produced? Was it a horrible lemon? Any advice is greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-08-2015, 05:11 PM   #3
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Which model is it? They only produced 2, the Electra, and the Wright Flyer. You say it's cheaper inside... what does that mean? It appears to be one that was to have the full-body paint but was never painted.


These were supposed to rival Airstream and were VERY expensive when they hit the market. They just didn't sell at the high price being asked, so FR stopped production at about 70 or so units, if I remember. I was very interested in one but decided I didn't want an orphan. I still think they are the coolest travel trailer ever built. If you are very handy at fixing things and have the time and tools, I say go for it... I'm still a bit tempted, myself, but not without a warranty.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:15 PM   #4
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Technically they made three models the Electra the Wright Flyer and the 28BHS. From what I've gathered after forest river halted production on the Electra and the flyer they had a few left over bodies and outfitted them with cheaper interiors. They ditched rounded cabinets, the big windows in the front. Put in bunk beds. Only three of these were produced so you won't find an NADA or really anything about them.
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Anyone? Pretty please? This is killing me
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I've read on these forums that once all the bugs and leaks are found... they're awesome trailers. Go for it or tell me where it is...
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I've read on these forums that once all the bugs and leaks are found... they're awesome trailers. Go for it or tell me where it is...
I know where all three are located as all three are still for sale. Two in Missouri and one in Wichita KS
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Old 06-09-2015, 01:14 PM   #10
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I know what you are looking at. I called the salesman out of curiosity when I first saw them. I would say to make sure the floor is still composite and the walls are aluminum and Azdel. You already know the roof is still fiberglass. You may not get the features of the originals but if you can verify the rot-proof construction it is worth a serous look. As far as no warranty goes, if you are handy I wouldn't worry about it. All RVs have issues but most are minor and easy to fix. I have had no major issues with my Aviator. Just make sure everything works before you pay for it. Feel free to ask more questions.
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