Sitka Mountain Gear
AVIAN X TROUBLE
Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
Genesis 01-Jun-17
Lone Wolf 01-Jun-17
Dave 01-Jun-17
stick n string 01-Jun-17
Nogutsnostory 01-Jun-17
KJC 01-Jun-17
t-roy 01-Jun-17
drycreek 01-Jun-17
Timbrhuntr 01-Jun-17
Chief 01-Jun-17
trkyslr 01-Jun-17
Charlie Rehor 01-Jun-17
patience2spare 01-Jun-17
Genesis 01-Jun-17
chasin wtails 02-Jun-17
Genesis 02-Jun-17
Dave 03-Jun-17
SILVERADO 03-Jun-17
dhaverstick 06-Jun-17
writer 28-Jul-17
Rambo 16-Mar-18
Genesis 16-Mar-18
pirogue 16-Mar-18
pirogue 16-Mar-18
drycreek 17-Mar-18
dave cahilly 17-Mar-18
Dafish 19-Mar-18
dmann 19-Mar-18
bugslinger 19-Mar-18
pointingdogs 19-Mar-18
David A. 23-Mar-18
larv 01-Apr-18
From: Genesis
01-Jun-17
Anyone here had trouble with their LCD staying inflated??

From: Lone Wolf
01-Jun-17
I have been using them for years and have never had a problem. Have you contacted them about it?

From: Dave
01-Jun-17
Some of them have issues with leaking inside the stake hole. I've had to put epoxy down the hole near the base to seal leaks in this location on one of mine and also a buddy's. If it's new, I suspect AvianX might warranty it(or at least they should) or perhaps the store you bought it. I didn't want to hassle with the time involved in sending it back, etc and just fixed it myself.

01-Jun-17
My brother's hen loses air

01-Jun-17

Nogutsnostory's MOBILE embedded Photo
Nogutsnostory's MOBILE embedded Photo

My daughter center punched mine so it leaks!!

From: KJC
01-Jun-17
I had a hen that would lose air. I called up and Fred answered the phone, took my info and sent me a new one. I had it in a couple of days. He included a prepaid return label for the defective one and a video. First class company.

From: t-roy
01-Jun-17
My Jake does. I haven't taken the time to try and figure out where yet. It stays mostly inflated so the shape still looks realistic. Maybe looks a touch on the wimpy side, which may even help!

From: drycreek
01-Jun-17
Never push down on the deke once the stake is in the ground. That may not have caused your leakage, but it will. Ask me how I know !

From: Timbrhuntr
01-Jun-17
No problem for me I bought the real deal DSD's ! LOL !

From: Chief
01-Jun-17
DSD's are the way to go. I've had 4-6 Avian X and I've had enough problems to not go back to hem. Avian X has mostly stood behind their decoys, but the hassle every year it seems is getting old; that and their new paint scheme that is mostly green and gold (and looks like crap compared to their old ones). I''ll be getting DSD's from here on out.

From: trkyslr
01-Jun-17

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trkyslr's embedded Photo
I could do this a hundred times and this DSD will still look and have the same shape... as long as I don't neck shoot the deek every time ;-)

01-Jun-17
Try the Wind Drifters.

01-Jun-17
I had to fix both my jake and my hen after hunting over both for of them for about 5 seasons. Up until this season they were flawless. My daughter & I had a group of overzealous jakes come in and really work over both decoys. They climbing all over both and separated the seals at the top and bottom of both stake tubes.

I used 5 minute epoxy and ran a thin bead around the edge of the stake tube where it is welded to the decoy rubber body. That may be enough to seal it air tight again. If not, you may have to drizzle enough epoxy into the stake tube to make a seal of about 1/8" while the decoy is upside down. I used a couple of 1x4's to prop the decoy in the position necessary to get the stake tube vertical.

Both of mine are air tight now. This should work well for you. If that doesn't seal them up, I would submerge in a tub to find the leak...

Good luck. This worked for me. That said, when I can't fix mine any longer I intend to switch to DSD's. Pete

From: Genesis
01-Jun-17
Yeah I submerged and leak was in stake hole but shoe goo didn't fix .....they said will replace if I can come up with the receipt

02-Jun-17
My friend pushed down on the decoy to set the stake further in the ground. After that it would be deflated a bit after 20-30 minutes. I found a YouTube video on how to repair it with some super glue. I briefly looked for it but do not see it right now. You place some super glue around the tube that goes inside the decoy then place about 10-20 drops down inside to where the state sits. Let it get all the way down there and tilt the decoy so that whole area gets wet. That fixed my leaky decoy.

From: Genesis
02-Jun-17
Ok looks like no warranty replacement by Avian X ...... So I'll go the super glue route and look for another company to buy decoys......thanks for the tips

From: Dave
03-Jun-17
I wouldn't use super glue. I'd use something like AquaSeal. And make sure when you're doing it to run the stake wrapped with a towel down the stake hole after you drip the glue or epoxy down the hole to clean any excess off the walls of the stake hole or you won't be able to get your stake in it after it dries.

From: SILVERADO
03-Jun-17
I have two hens and a jake they leak, but It takes me about 30'seconds to inflate all. They hold air my whole hunt no big deal.

From: dhaverstick
06-Jun-17
I have never had an Avian X decoy last more than a year without leaking. The company has replaced two of mine and those now leak. I finally just gave up and bought DSDs.

Darren

From: writer
28-Jul-17
Find the receipt?

It's obviously their decoy.

From: Rambo
16-Mar-18
My son and I have 6 -2H-2J & 2 Strutters . I have had and used mine more than PC has . That being said I have had 2 leakers right off ( stake holes). Called costumer service they said wouldn't warranty the leakers. But did offer the super glue idea and that seemed to work. after a year a new strutter came in the mail. SUPPRISED the heck out of me! The decoy it replaced was a total wreak with all the seems in the back split apart. I thought I was stuck with the bad one so I super glued all the cracks and let it set all winter. I didn't get a return slip with the replacement Tom. I would have returned it but I know they would 86 it after seeing it so what's the use. At my age buying DSD is out of the answer for my turkey hunting going forward. I must say a bunch of Toms have died to the Avian X decoys. If I had the funds the last decoys I would wish for is the DSD breeding Tom & hen. I have the KILLer B Tom that has somewhat same effect on a loved starved Tom.

From: Genesis
16-Mar-18
Yep,stake holes are a design flaw but that ain't my worry anymore as I have fulfilled my duty to warn my buddies and have 2 DSDs wanting to be stuck in the ground next week.

From: pirogue
16-Mar-18
I had a leaker, but they replaced. Good CS

From: pirogue
16-Mar-18
I had a leaker, but they replaced. Good CS

From: drycreek
17-Mar-18
Mine leak, but the turkeys don't seem to care. As little as I get to hunt turkeys, my pair will last me until I don't need them anymore.

From: dave cahilly
17-Mar-18
I called avian up 2 years ago when mine woulnot hold air. they sent me one no questions asked just return the old one in the box provided that had postage paid. great service

From: Dafish
19-Mar-18
I used gorilla glue , just dripped it down the stake tube so it covered the bottom,

From: dmann
19-Mar-18
Wish i would have read this before I ordered mine! Have a new breeder hen that was delivered today waiting at home.

From: bugslinger
19-Mar-18
I have three Avian X decoys that I've owned for 5-6 years, no issues at all.

From: pointingdogs
19-Mar-18
Hope that you figure out the issue. I looked at Avian-X and asked the salesman at Cabelas what would happen if the old guy that I take shotgun hunting... shot the decoy? He told me that it would leak (I know how the old guy shoots). I went with the DSD and KNOW that it will NOT leak if he shoots the decoy :)

From: David A.
23-Mar-18
Problem is DSDs are bulky and heavy. I'm probably going with the Montana purr-fect decoys. So easy to deal with and look very good. Experimenting with the Flextone funky chicken/jake...

From: larv
01-Apr-18
Dripped quite a bit of a super glue like down the stake hole and it seemed to fix it. It was a type of super glue i used. Had put the decoy in the tub to find the leak.

Larv

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