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Old 09-11-2015, 12:49 AM   #221
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Howdy!

I purchased the Wright Flyer in Byron, Georgia, August 27, 2015.

Love it, love it, love it!

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Welcome to our group. WE LOVE LOVE OURS AS WELL. Aviator is a fun TT. Hope to meet you some day. We all hope to have a Aviator Rally some day. KenHwy and I are hoping to track down as many Aviator owners as possible. Again Welcome to the club.
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Old 09-11-2015, 12:50 AM   #222
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CJeale2 Alabama
Blackhat6Mike Georgia
LorettaYoung Texas
Dshome Texas
Naviator and Sharkgirl South Carolina
Kenhwy61 Minnesota #1908
Rivnut Tennessee
Rmtaya Utah
Obyz21-South Carolina
Alkemy-South Carolina
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Powerhaulic New York
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Welcome to the group Steve!
Spend some time with your Av and ask questions if you got any. Between us owners we can answer almost any you might have.
Good start only what 56 more to go?
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:51 PM   #223
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Originally Posted by cjearle2
CJeale2 Alabama
Blackhat6Mike #1919 Georgia
LorettaYoung Texas
Dshome Texas
Naviator and Sharkgirl South Carolina
Kenhwy61 Minnesota #1908
Rivnut Tennessee
Rmtaya Utah
Obyz21-South Carolina
Alkemy-South Carolina
Bridge707
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SteveEckart #1923 Leander, Texas

Welcome to the group Steve!

Just an FYI. There is an Aviator Electra for sale in Oregon for 45K. With only 70 Aviators ever built, this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of RV history!
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Old 12-23-2015, 04:31 PM   #224
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Old 12-23-2015, 05:29 PM   #225
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Welcome Robert to the forum, and to our Aviator owners group. Each new member is like finding a lost relative! Post the last four digits of your ser#19XX by your name. I know there are a few other owners in Texas you may be near. we can answer most questions, probably better than the dealer, so feel free to ask!

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CJeale2 Alabama #1912
Blackhat6Mike #1919 Georgia
LorettaYoung Texas
Dshome Texas
Naviator and Sharkgirl South Carolina#1939
Kenhwy61 Minnesota #1908
Rivnut Tennessee
Rmtaya Utah
Obyz21-South Carolina
Alkemy-South Carolina
Bridge707
Snowtosurf California WF#1953
Powerhaulic New York
SteveEckart #1923 Leander, Texas
Robert Long#19XX Texas
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Old 12-25-2015, 12:55 PM   #226
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Welcome Refaman to the Aviator owners group!

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Originally Posted by cjearle2

CJeale2 Alabama #1912
Blackhat6Mike #1919 Georgia
LorettaYoung Texas
Dshome Texas
Naviator and Sharkgirl South Carolina#1939
Kenhwy61 Minnesota #1908
Rivnut Tennessee
Rmtaya Utah
Obyz21-South Carolina
Alkemy-South Carolina
Bridge707
Snowtosurf California WF#1953
Powerhaulic New York
SteveEckart #1923 Leander, Texas
Robert Long#19XX Texas
Refaman #1962
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:32 PM   #227
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Welcome to the group, Refaman. We are small, but fun-loving group of folks with a very unique travel trailer. Any questions you may have with your Aviator can probably be answered here. You may have answers to questions we have, so just chime in.
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Old 12-25-2015, 06:45 PM   #228
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How about posting a few pix of the warm and sunny Keys you lucky dog?!
Us snow-belters need a dose of the tropics!
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Old 12-25-2015, 07:30 PM   #229
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Didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings This is the view from the gulf side of Jolly Roger RV CG on Marathon Key. It just doesn't get any better than this. Having too much fun to remember taking pix, but will try harder tomorrow. 80* here today. Life is good!
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I showed my wife and she says she is too jealous to even comment! Some day we will make to the Keys but until then we will just have to live vicariously through your pictures!
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:27 PM   #231
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I'll send more tomorrow, but first priority is to fix my drop-down wheels on the inflatable. They need to be stronger to carry the 90lb motor on it. Didn't figure I'd be hauling it with the motor onboard, but it's real convenient to do so here. We are leaving it tied [chained] to the dock at nights as they have great video surveillance here. We can go to a CG TV channel and see the boat 24/7 at the dock.
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How are you going to make the wheels stronger while camping? Got a shop in the back of your truck? Knowing you, you probably do!
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:42 PM   #233
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I carry enough tools to open a machine shop. All I need is a hardware store to get the parts I need to fabricate the mods I need. Embarrassed I didn't do it right the first time. That's not me usually. Usually it's overkill, just not this time.
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You built it to carry the boat without the engine and it worked as designed. Now that you're carrying the motor you just got a little extra work to do. Even camping I can only relax for so long so a little project is always welcome. I removed and repainted all my outside hardware last summer while camping. Always feels good to make things a little better!
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:14 PM   #235
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I could find a project in an empty closet. Can't sit still even at 70. I'm not sure if being mechaniclly inclined is a gift or a curse. I'll rest when I'm dead.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:30 PM   #236
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What's the allure to the aviator?

What makes them worth $80k?


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Old 12-25-2015, 09:50 PM   #237
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Most sold for 45 to 65k new. The allure is they are rot proof with composite floor, walls and full fiberglass roof. All foam insulation and insulated windows. They have giant panoramic picture windows in the front. With only 70 made they can be tough to come by and that keeps the used price up.
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Cool!! That was just the first one that came up on google.

They look pretty neat.


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So, are they not being made anymore?


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They didn't sell well. Trying to sell a TT with a list of 90K during a recession was not a success so FR stopped production at 70. Made two models, the Electra and the larger 34ft Wright-flyer. A third model even bigger model was in the works but never produced.
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