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Old 07-24-2013, 11:43 AM   #81
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some people just like pain i guess. as far as FR quality, well lets just say anytime an Rv spends 7 out of its first 9 months in for service and one actually has to go back to the factory for a rebuild than I would think some QC issues exist. As to why I stick with them , you have to realize the FR products populate about 50% or more of the brands and as such its hard to leave them, especially when you are as lazy as I am and do not want to travel very far to buy an RV, Giant is only 3/4 of a mile from me, besides Dennis is a good guy, his service dept. just sucks as you would find out for yourself if you were to rely on them for your service. They have actually ripped off the front A/C unit on a 5th wheel and tried to hide it from the owner, ask Mark Scott, it was his customer. And finally, last year when camping world opened up down the road I did buy a dutchman product, put a deposit on it, went and bought a truck to tow it with and camping world sold it to someone else and delivered it to the new owner without even calling me. I tried la masa and orlando rv when i had the ridgeview but since its reputation was rather lack luster nobody would trade it, so rather than continue to beat myself with dealers I do not know , I go to Giant.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #82
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I knew it was more than just the free hot dogs on Fridays! Lol
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:20 PM   #83
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those FREE hotdogs and hamburgs have cost me a small fortune.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #84
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Actually now that I think about it , its a Florida thing, when I lived in Pa. I had the same house for 15 years, kept my vehicle until it stopped running, now that I moved here 10 years ago, I am on my 3rd house, 11th new car, 3rd new truck and 5th new RV. I think the sunshine has affected my brain.
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Old 07-24-2013, 06:49 PM   #85
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Reminds me of a Jerry Lee Lewis song "middle aged Crazy" me too, when do we learn!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:00 PM   #86
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in my case right after I take my last breath. the sad part is I talked to Dennis at giant last week about getting something bigger like my 36 ckts as a pet store down here sold me what was supposed to be a siberian husky, it is now 5 months old and weighs 55 lbs, and I have been told by the Vet. it will double.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #87
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Tow the aviator behind a class A as a dog house!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #88
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Here's a sneak peek of the new paint!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #89
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nice, you certainly would stick out at an aviator rally. your the only one of the 17 of us that have those colors!
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #90
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Do u know if they are gonna put the aviators together at the rally in Nov?
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #91
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do not know, but it wouldn't take up too much space. I was looking at the pilot line and I see an electra with same floor plan as the aviator electra so the wright flyer may be next to move into the pilot line.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:24 PM   #92
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You are correct. They have been building the spirit model in the pilot line for some time now and it sells very well. That actually made 5 pilot models in the spirit floor plan and put the aviator name tag on it.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:59 PM   #93
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Nice looking paint from the picture ... how many coats of clear do you know? will they wet sand and buff to a mirror finish? thanks for sharing

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Old 07-25-2013, 04:49 AM   #94
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Their new paint contractor "Pro Custom" does the Berkshire and Georgetown class As. He sprays two heavy coats with wet sanding in between. They also sprayed all the frames instead of leaving them black. He uses Sikkens paint instead of PPG.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:32 AM   #95
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We're on our way to pick up the aviator on Monday! Yaaaayyyy!!!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #96
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We're on our way to pick up the aviator on Monday! Yaaaayyyy!!!!
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:28 PM   #97
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I sure will!!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #98
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went to pick mine up today also, but found very little fixed and what was fixed needs to be fixed again. hope your day goes well
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:19 PM   #99
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My day went GREAT! We arrived at FR about 9am and Brian spent the morning with us going through everything. What a very help guy! We are heading to the Smokies now and I will try not to wreck it! Lol ol....... The new paint finish is absolutely UNBELiEVEABLE! for an RV.


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Old 07-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #100
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that looks like a 90,000 RV should. I am jealous, but than again you have one I just have the payment, so i don't have to pay storage, ha! When I went to visit mine today I could not believe what they thought would be acceptable. Dennis is working on it with service, maybe I will get it back someday
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