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Old 11-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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Aviator - Worth 80K?

I'm a former FR owner and am always looking for our next rig. I just ran across an article talking about the new, "luxury" Aviator. FR's website shows three models, one, the Spirit of St. Louis, still without specs. But floor plans for the three models don't look very impressive to me. I realize how subjective that is, but single slides on two models, one slide having nothing in it but a couch - not looking very "luxurious" to me.

Has anyone got info on this TT yet? It did look beautiful on the inside, but I'm just wondering if the price is more reflective of gimmicks like no wood, all LED, etc., than of a really well-built rig. I haven't seen any info on construction, frame, insulation and so on.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:13 PM   #2
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Got to walk thru one during an RV show earlier this year, nice fit & finish but IMO not even close to being worth $80K, give or take!
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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Is MSRP 80k?
If so, 60k might be a good "real" retail price.
Aluminum is expensive and so are the one piece fiberglass caps and roof, the flooring, all of the curved cabinets, etc.
Have you found any reviews on other sites?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:54 AM   #4
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If you make it, they will come. Some people associate expensive price with having the best. Here is another high end FR product - they bought out Dynamax.

Dynamax Trilogy 5th wheel.
MSRP approx $120K
Asking Price approx $90K
Overview | Dynamax

This high end stuff is custom one off RV typically. I have a feeling that due to slow economy for years now, the one off RV is being modified into limited production models at a price that will sell.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:36 AM   #5
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@ 80 msrp it shoud sell around 56, BUT - in order to maintain "image" they'll probably minimize discounting to the extent possible. Also, 80 could well translate into a hundred or more for the 2-slide model. Of course, it's possible there are very few options available. Anything's possible.

I'm not so sure they'd be soft on price due to the economy. It's not aimed at the masses.

As an aside, from the floor plans I saw it looks like another design without the woman in mind.
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Is MSRP 80k?
If so, 60k might be a good "real" retail price.
Aluminum is expensive and so are the one piece fiberglass caps and roof, the flooring, all of the curved cabinets, etc.
Have you found any reviews on other sites?
Saw one at the rv show in Tampa last week,show price was $60+ K. Alot of bling.
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