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Old 02-18-2019, 08:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Windjammer discontinued.

Sadly Iíve learned that FR has dropped the Windjammer and Flagstaff V lite from their production line. I emailed FR and they confirmed it saying these models required too much variation.
As a Windjammer owner I think this is a shame, these were the only efficient aerodynamic trailer out there. A little less fight in headwinds and super smooth in slicing through the air flow coming out from the semi and trailer when passing them.
Guess we can chalk another one up to death by bottom line ďmax profit onlyĒ efficiency experts.
Too bad FR, Iím disappointed in you.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:33 PM   #2
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Sadly Iíve learned that FR has dropped the Windjammer and Flagstaff V lite from their production line. I emailed FR and they confirmed it saying these models required too much variation.
As a Windjammer owner I think this is a shame, these were the only efficient aerodynamic trailer out there. A little less fight in headwinds and super smooth in slicing through the air flow coming out from the semi and trailer when passing them.
Guess we can chalk another one up to death by bottom line ďmax profit onlyĒ efficiency experts.
Too bad FR, Iím disappointed in you.
You might want to express your disappointment to Forest River.
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This has been known for some time and there are a number of older threads about it.
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Old 02-18-2019, 09:45 PM   #4
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I agree 100%, I have a 2715 Flagstaff V-Lite Emerald and have not found a trailer in the same weight class that I like as well. Excellent layout w/ the Queen bed on a slide , mega slide in living room, recliners facing TV. My DW and I have put about 12K on it in the last 2 years and have been very happy w/ it. Mine pulls better than the previous TT and gets 1MPG better. It was actually lighter. My only gripes are the quality of some of the construction, a little nose heavy, and it is very hard to aid a second battery that would not interfere w/ clearance of TV or WDH. Everyone we have meet on the road that has one, likes it. I had friends that toured FR plant and ask about why they were dropped. They were told they were more complicated to build, and broke the production flow. Basically, had to have different parts available, economy of scale-they build 200 square and 1 V front. I also have larger tanks than any other trailer of the same size, except Northwoods and Outdoor RV. Enjoy.
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In the end...it probably boils down to sales.

They probably weren't selling the numbers they needed from them to turn a profit, so they stopped making them.

Also happened to the brand I have...2019 was the last production year of 5th-wheelers of the brand.

There were several others dropped as well.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:02 PM   #6
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Too bad, we love ours. I guess if we ever sell we may get too dollar if it is a rare model in a few years.
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Friends have one and I always liked the layout of their front kitchen.
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I could be wrong but other companies were dropping the V nose too besides I donít you save much fuel with a V nose. I think fuel mileage has more to do with weight.
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I could be wrong but other companies were dropping the V nose too besides I donít you save much fuel with a V nose. I think fuel mileage has more to do with weight.
Aerodynamics goes a long way in fuel consumption .
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I'm guessing the V-nose took away from some of the front storage area...
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Aerodynamics goes a long way in fuel consumption .
Most v-nose trailer owners have reported that they've only seen a fraction better mpg, than their previous conventional TT.
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