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Old 08-19-2014, 11:04 AM   #11
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The only real difference between the Aviator and Airstream is the outer shell. Believe me when I say I was all about the Airstream until I looked at a few new ones. There was already broken items and cheaply built components. And at the time, the Airstream forums were abuzz with unhappy owners who shelled out big money! I am a member of that forum and was told by a factory rep that in shouldn't have looked at them until they were dealer prepped. Well if this is how the prideful works turn them out, then no thanks. That's too much money for an aluminum shell. As far as parts go, most RV's are built in Indiana using the same outsourced parts that they all use. At least the Aviator has some good upgraded components and NO particle board!! Unfortunately for FR, the Aviator will not attain the cult status and history that Airstream has over it's long history. Not taking anything away from AS, but for what I paid for my Aviator, I am one ecstatic camper:-)

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Old 08-19-2014, 11:26 AM   #12
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yes well those of us who paid 75,000+ and were than left orphaned with RV,s that Giant would not even trade in for more than 30,000 4 months later are not impressed. out of the 1st 4 on this site all have been traded largely due to not living up too the hype, I only paid 50,000 for my Airstream and traded it a year later for 43,000. I hope you remain ecstatic but I assure you the poor build quality will show before long and I hope when it does it is before aviator specific parts are no longer available. As far as looking at them before they are prepped, you should have seen my wright flyer when it arrived from the factory, parts hanging off, bugs baked on the A/C covers, and filthy inside and out, if you think the delivery people who drag them 1100+ miles without W/D hitch's or any concern as to what they run over care you would be wrong. anyway good luck, I think you may have got the last of the 75 units that will ever be sold, you should have bought mine , had every option and was only used twice, camping world sold it for less than 35,000 but than unless you had an f250 or better than it would have been too heavy for you.

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Old 08-19-2014, 11:42 AM   #13
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I wanted a Wright Flyer lol. Just couldn't find one close by. Personally, I think the RV industry as a whole needs to tighten up. Quality control like that wouldn't cut it in the auto industry. They better hope the Japanese don't get into the RV business lol. The dealer networks also need to tighten up. As I am a retired mechanic, I'll only bring mine in for warranty work if a major component fails. I'm a stickler for detail and work done right. I'll fix or improve mine to be like it was meant to be:-)
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:57 PM   #14
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I don't know....... The Japanese entered the American car market, and I have to say the American cars today are much better than they were 45 years ago. I was a kid in school, working in a garage back then, and an American car with 80K miles on the clock was just about done. It's not unusual to get 300K out of an American car, these days. It might do the RV industry some good to have some quality imported brands. I'd bet some of the junk would disappear.
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:12 PM   #15
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Drove to Oregon to get ours . In Kansas now. Have a few problems with it but absolutely love our Wright Flyer. Well worth it . It is as you said a Bad Boy. It is attractive and a eye catcher. Very functional and comfortable. Love the reversible fans /exhaust. Easy to pull as well. Just love it!

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