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Old 12-10-2011, 07:45 PM   #15
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In what may be one of the coolest front ends I've ever seen on an American TT, the Aviator's front hood is protected with Armorcoat™ (under the Aviator logo). The hood lifts out & up for access to a dual battery rack and two 30# LP bottles with auto regulator. The aerodynamic front fiberglass cap has an integrated windshield. The tongue jack and stabilizing jacks are powered, while the LED running lights and docking lights have chrome bezels.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:49 PM   #16
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Couch

Here's a pic of the cool couch. I particularly like the integrated cup holders. The residential sofa is 74" and is a true hide-a-bed. The windows are bonded thermo-pane tinted safety glass. The couch sits on a 5' 8" poly urethane slide out floor covered in Shaw® R2X stain and soil resistant carpeting.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:42 PM   #17
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Is this a production coach, or a concept coach?
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:49 AM   #18
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Production.

On another note, I wonder if that U-shaped dinette converts to a bed. Haven't seen anything on that yet...
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I do not understand the whoop dedo about the outside TV. If I want to watch TV, I'll sir inside and watch it and not inflict the noise on the neighbors.

They need specs as to size and weight. It is short on closet and drawer storage in both floor plans. It appears to be a weekend use trailer.

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...I wonder if that U-shaped dinette converts to a bed. Haven't seen anything on that yet...
My assumption is that it doesn't since they've included a sleeper sofa and the dinette isn't a rectangular u-shape, but rather a radius.
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Is this a production coach, or a concept coach?
+1 go6car's response. It's production.
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Shower

Here's a picture of the one piece fiberglass shower with a skylight above it. I particularly like the bench seat. I can't remember seeing that feature on other TT's. Makes a lot of sense. I also like the towel bar attached to the sliding glass door.
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If I'm not mistaken, from an aerodynamics point of view I believe they should have switched the back and front. Aerodynamics is often pretty counter-intuitive, and I'm no expert, so this could be wrong.

First of all, isn't the front profile that's going to matter the profile of the tow vehicle (which normally is in front of the front of the trailer )?

But ignoring that, I recall an engineering student friend in college describing a class experiment where they were given rectangular blocks of balsa wood to make models for wind tunnel testing. The idea was to get the least wind resistance by reshaping the blocks while keeping as much useable "interior space" as possible.

Naturally the first thing they all did was round off the front edges, but after a little rounding to get rid of the turbulence, they soon found that further rounding of the front did surprisingly little good. The back end was a different story (reducing drag from "suction").

But it does look cool!
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:18 PM   #24
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Kitchen

Below is a shot of the kitchen. The solid surface cabinetry has an under mount double bowl sink, 1.7 cu. ft. stainless steel Frigidaire over-the-range convection microwave, Atwood® stainless steel cooktop with sealed burners, and a single lever pull-down kitchen faucet.
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Looks decent. Imagine how cool it would be with a polished aluminum skin and better aerodynamic details... Oh yeah, that's been done for a few decades hasn't it...

If I ran forest River, I would go for a more European look; lower it a few inches and use side skirts for aero effect. Also do a major clean up on the exterior, get rid of all the distracting elements that make it look so cluttered. Finally, I would really ramp up the quality control, as it's no big secret that Forest River rv's typically aren't all that well built. A step in the right direction though.
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Here are some more shots! FINALLY an outside LARGE TV in a TT!!!

Will retail in the high $70s......


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70k for this puppy OUCH
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70k for this puppy OUCH
Where did you find the price powerboatr?

A Forest River rep posted on FB today that it's virtually impossible to create an MSRP. I got the impression they hadn't finalized any pricing decisions yet.
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Where did you find the price powerboatr?

A Forest River rep posted on FB today that it's virtually impossible to create an MSRP. I got the impression they hadn't finalized any pricing decisions yet.
third post mentioned suggested msrp of mid 70's
i thought that was high for a tt,
F/R know hows much it costs to build and run the line, they would have done all that prior to the first unit ever getting out of the digital world.

surely being a WB owned company they did a complete cost analysis, but then again

dometic iirc is doing the molded curved panels to mimic the European trends for rv builders
the curvy doors look good and help flow the space. its nice to see different interior design views

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