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Old 04-02-2015, 04:05 PM   #161
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My Aviator Wright Flyer had a second A/C [bedroom] installed at the dealer. The styrafoam insulation made it difficult, but not impossible. All controls are ON the unit and not on the wall where the vent/fan control was. That slab styrofoam is hard to "fetch" wires through, but works great as insulation. Haven't used 2nd A/C since we bought the unit.
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Old 04-03-2015, 11:09 AM   #162
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I am posting this photos on behalf of Blackhat6mike. He has done a lot of work solarizing his Aviator. Very well done.

He also had some tire issues so keep an eye on yours.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:07 PM   #163
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My Aviator Wright Flyer had a second A/C [bedroom] installed at the dealer. The styrafoam insulation made it difficult, but not impossible. All controls are ON the unit and not on the wall where the vent/fan control was. That slab styrofoam is hard to "fetch" wires through, but works great as insulation. Haven't used 2nd A/C since we bought the unit.
We will have to find another dealer to try it then. How long have you had your unit. We are concerned with our tires. Did you put some miles on yours before this happened. We were thinking about upgrading our tires before going to Goshen. Great job on the Solar panels.
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We had about 3,000 miles on the tires before they blew out. No bumps, curbs or low inflation or overweight, just crappy tires. JUNK!
We have had our Aviator for a year and a half and are truly in love with it. I've gone full solar as the pix show, but getting there took time as I ran into two bad transfer switches and a bad inverter from the git go. Got everything online and haven't looked back since. Still looking into a 5th bat, but that is down the road. The Aviator is already tongue heavy.
OBTW, I think you will find Renogy a great company to do business with. They were a super help in putting together my system even helping with components they didn't make [auto transfer switch and inverter].
Also, we moved up to E rated tires.
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Old 04-05-2015, 08:56 PM   #165
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What tires did you go with? Mine have been ok so far but I would like to upgrade at some point. Also noticed your roof is white. Mine is silver like the top of the sidewalls. Just another of the little differences I've noticed like having 2 or 3 front hood latches or having 1 or 2 latches on the outside baggage doors. The wright-flyer is definitely tongue heavy. I may have to upgrade my hitch as it rated for 1200# tongue but the WF is over 1500 with a tank of fresh water.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:40 AM   #166
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We are going to have to upgrade out tires. Just looking forward to getting it back thursday.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:26 PM   #167
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Hi everyone! It's official the Aviator arrived last night from Alabama and we could n't be happier )))

I have another question: What is the proper way to raise the dining table and lock into place. After much trial and error I finally got it to work but to be perfectly honest... I don't know what I did!

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Old 04-07-2015, 02:53 PM   #168
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Melissa;
Our is an Electra, not sure about yours. Our table raises by putting a foot on the floor leg, grab the table top and swing from the side up. Stumped me too at first, but the wife figured it out. Store folded upside down on the couch, strapped in by the hidden straps found behind the cushins. When I got mine the table was floppin around on the inside causing them to replace the fridge door. Be careful about that darn water filter. read the postings, replace it or just remove it, or use a bar under it to remove and install, strange threads on the filter head.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:11 PM   #169
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Hi Charlie and Gail, we have the Wright FLyer and it has this big round table with hydraulic lift, it sounds as if yours may work differently but thank-you for the answer anyways! It appears our water filter was already removed, found it in a drawer
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Hi everyone! It's official the Aviator arrived last night from Alabama and we could n't be happier )))

I have another question: What is the proper way to raise the dining table and lock into place. After much trial and error I finally got it to work but to be perfectly honest... I don't know what I did!

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Congratulations on getting it home! As far as your table goes, sliding the handle to the left pulls a pin that lets the table lower or raise. I added a bracket to guide the handle and replaced the 2x2 supports with 2x6s for added stability when used as a table. I also added legs that lower when used as a bed (see picture) Once raised be sure to push down on the table to make sure it is locked in place. Travel with the table lowered. Feel free to ask any questions. We as a group have learned a lot about how the Aviator was put together and how everything operates, quirks and all.
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Old 04-07-2015, 09:24 PM   #171
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Hi everyone! It's official the Aviator arrived last night from Alabama and we could n't be happier )))

I have another question: What is the proper way to raise the dining table and lock into place. After much trial and error I finally got it to work but to be perfectly honest... I don't know what I did!

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Melissa,
So glad you received the Wright Flyer. It is a great TT. Yes KenHwy is correct on how to lower and raise the table. And also do not travel with the table up. It would not be a good result. We will as well do the 2X6 supports under the table. KenHwy will be a great person to ask questions. He knows this camper very well.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Carol. I learned so much because I had so much to fix! Really great trailers once the bugs are worked out. I am very happy with mine and enjoy making improvements. Just put a Sleep Number bed in.
Blackhat6mike probably knows the Aviator electrical system better than anyone from putting in his solar system. Sharing any problems here before taking it to the dealer may save a lot of time and money.
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Carol. I learned so much because I had so much to fix! Really great trailers once the bugs are worked out. I am very happy with mine and enjoy making improvements. Just put a Sleep Number bed in.
Blackhat6mike probably knows the Aviator electrical system better than anyone from putting in his solar system. Sharing any problems here before taking it to the dealer may save a lot of time and money.
Your welcome Kenhwy61! We are talking about replacing our mattress as well. Only slept on it a few times and it has two really big sunk in places. feel like i am laying on a hump back camel. We feel like we have to hang on to the edge of the bed to keep from rolling. LOL Yes it is a wonderful camper. Looking forward to getting it back tomorrow.

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I would be excited to get mine back too. I spend a lot of time in ours even at when not camping. I am going to miss it when we leave it at a seasonal spot on Lake Superior July-September. Our factory mattress was better than any other camper we have owned, but as you experienced, RV beds aren't always the most comfortable especially when the bones aren't as tolerant as they used to be. Our friends bought a new Sleep Number with all the bells and whistles ($6000.00 if you can believe that) and gave us their old perfect condition bed for free. Couldn't pass that up!
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Just finished adding light and shelving to the bedroom closets. Super easy to add the lights, just tie the wires into the adjacent reading lamps. I also bought RV hangers that won't bounce off the rod and leave your clothes laying in a pile. Also added lighting to the big curved cabinet over the sink. Next is the sink base cabinet!
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Question... First time RV owner and it is time to wash it. How do yall go about getting it washed? Camping World here is charging $200 which seems kinda expensive ..

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Old 04-12-2015, 01:53 PM   #177
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Unit Washed.

I go to the wash at a truckstop. They charge me $55 to wash and liquid wax and that includes the TV.
IMHO Camping World is the highest priced place on earth for anything. Most anything you find at CW, you can get from Amazon for way less.....except a wash job. lol
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Thanks Mike!

I felt it was excessive. I will check them out!!


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SharkGirl, it was $250 to wash it! That's insane!! We need to do like Mike said and find a truck wash station. Wonder if Mike gets his washed at exit29?
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SharkGirl, it was $250 to wash it! That's insane!! We need to do like Mike said and find a truck wash station. Wonder if Mike gets his washed at exit29?
It's exit #29 off I-95. Go east on #17 about a 1/4 mile and you will see it. There are Love's, TA and Pilot/flying J truck stops at that intrsection. The truck wash is behind the Loves truck stop on the east side of I-95. Big letters on the side of the building TRUCK WASH. Last time I was there, it cost $55 to wash both the TV and TT and $65 if you wanted RainX wax added in.
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