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Old 07-09-2014, 10:50 AM   #31
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Thinking of diving into a WF

Hi Aviator Owners, we have owned Airstreams but my partner is 6'4" and is tired of bumping his head on air conditioners and not fitting in the showers of Airstreams. So, we are seriously considering an Aviator WF. Having since bought yours are you still happy despite some of the QC issues that are mentioned in the threads here?

BTW, our brand new 2008 Airstream was FULL of QC/warranty issues. Leaks, doors to cabinets falling off or breaking, things not screwed in properly etc...
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:06 PM   #32
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We have spent the last several weeks on and off camping in our wright flyer. I fixed and improved many things when I first bought it but since then it has been pretty trouble free. We really enjoy the aviator overall. The giant front windows are wonderful and really brings the outside in. The round dinette booth seats 5 quite easily. It converts into a rather large bed and is great for watching movies. We are camping on Lake superior right now and it has been quite cool so we have used the electric fireplace each evening. It looks and works better than I would have thought. There is good head room inside for tall people and the shower is solid fiberglass and works well but just like most rvs, it is probably a bit small for someone 6'4. The countertops are slightly lower than typical and the sink bowl is deep so washing dishes requires a little bending to accomplish if your taller. Shorter people would probably find it perfect. On the out side out Aviator has weathered well after being outside for almost two years. ( It sat over a year on the dealer lot) It cleans right up and shines like new. The full body paint (We have the grey/silver colored model) looks great, but being so big, keeping it from being scratched and rock chipped has been a problem. Overall, once the bugs are worked out I think the Aviator is great camper and we don't regret buying it at all.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:23 PM   #33
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Just wanted to share a few photos of our trip to a prairie rodeo. The Aviator worked great and the batteries easily lasted 3 days with no recharging. Everybody enjoyed the open feel the big windows provide and how quiet the camper is inside. Next stop is the cool shores of Lake Superior!
Great pictures! I would love to camp in an beautiful area like that someday. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #34
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Thank-you so much for the review! Luckily, I am 5'1" so I will have no problem at countertop/sink... Roman will have to deal
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:11 PM   #35
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We need to get our 70 owners together and get together. What kind of improvements have people made to their units? I would like to have some ideas. I just love mine so far despite the horror stories that I have read. Any ideas on how to make the front window covering look better? I sure get a lot of questions about my trailer when I am parked. It is an awesome looking trailer on the outside. Happy to own an Aviator!
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:22 PM   #36
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I also have the wright flyer. It one of the first ones built with the serial # 1908. I think you are right about them figuring things out as they went and it would not surprise me if things are different on yours. I also thought the front cowl lift mechanism was not engineered properly. I have also thought about reinforcing shelving but maybe they are stronger than they look.
I hope not to have any water leaks, I haven't actually hooked up the water at my house but they did have it running when I did my delivery inspection so there shouldn't be any surprises. The good thing is, in theory at least, water leaks should do no harm!

A keyless remote was included with mine just like on a car. That seems to work pretty good. I haven't figure out the keypad entry yet, but I am not all that worried about it.

Colorado sounds great. Our maiden voyage will be in June to a South Dakota ranch rodeo. We also have a few weeks planned on Lake Superior. At some point I would like to escape the winter for a few weeks on Mustang island in south Texas. It would be fun to meet or camp with other owners. With only 70 built, the club is pretty small!
If you ever make it to Minnesota let me know.




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Old 07-09-2014, 08:18 PM   #37
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I have been researching "marine" blinds that they use for boats and yachts that have curved windows. Maybe something like this
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:14 AM   #38
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I thought this thread was going to be about a new trailer that my son and I could stand upright in...
Same ol' FR story. Sigh.
I guess I'm going to have to get a Spartan and redo it. (6'8" ceiling height)
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:25 PM   #39
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We are going to make our final decision on buying the last New Aviator we could find. I believe the # is #1912. It is a wright flyer and in Oregon. We are very concerned after what we have read. They are willing to offer a 7 year warranty for us at no cost after expressing the concerns we have read. We fell in love with the camper and really struggling with the final decision. We did get them down on the price. But still concerned after reading this post. Any insight from anyone?
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:50 PM   #40
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While no one really knows how well the Aviator will stand the test of time, with a seven year warranty I don't see how you can really go wrong. The rest of us RV owner could only dream of such a great warranty! There have been issues, but the great majority of components used in the Aviator are commonly used in many makes and models of rvs and are no more problematic just because they are in the Aviator. Some of my earlier posts talk about most of the issues I had. I was expecting problems and I fixed them all myself, but I can understand the frustration of those who paid anywhere near the MSRP and had to make frequent trips back to the dealer for repairs. As far as the main Aviator selling points, the large front windows have been great, the fiberglass roof has been leak-free and should last indefinitely. The wood-free walls, floors and ceiling have had no issues either.
We get lots of comments and compliments while camping and have been overall happy with our Wright-Flyer.
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