2016 Starcraft Starflyer 10 Review

An affordable camping trailer that brings you closer to the great outdoors

By Agata Gutkowska, Apr. 26, 2016, Photography by StarCraft
Starcraft’s mission is to help families make lasting memories, and that’s exactly what the Startflyer does. Designed to make starry nights as comfortable as they are beautiful, the Starflyer is the ultimate camping trailer.
 
There are three floorplans to choose from, and we’ve decided to explore the Starflyer 10. The 10 has an unloaded vehicle weight of 1,445 lbs, dry hitch weight of 175 lbs, gross vehicle weight rating of 2,000 lbs and cargo carrying capacity of 555 lbs. Its travel length is 13’4”, campsite length is 19’6”, exterior width is 85”, travel height is 52-1/4” and interior height is 81”. For liquids, the Starflyer 10 has a fresh water tank capacity of 10 gallons.

2016 Starcraft Starflyer Interior

Thanks to Starflyer’s construction, it’s easy to tow, easy to set up and easy to take down. The Starflyer features one of the strongest floors available on the market. Its seamless 5/8” Structurwood floorboard is wrapped in Darco underbelly material, and double-bonded to its steel frame. Starflyer’s walls combine 1-1/2” thick laminated sidewalls with wooden frames and backers, creating a durable structure that can withstand the toughest weather conditions. Starflyer’s roof features one-piece fiberglass with a pebble finish. It’s equipped with laminated side panels, which protect the interior wood. On top of that, the Starflyer features an integrated one-piece top box that runs the length of the wall, adding strength to the structure. Starcraft gives customers a two-year limited warranty on its trailers.

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On the outside, the Starflyer features an embossed aluminum exterior finish that is resistant to scratches and its frame is resistant to corrosion. The Starflyer features bump-welded steel construction, and its exterior is equipped with a leveling tongue jack and Goshen Stamp Lifter System with extra wide lifter arms. Other features include: a 20 lb propane bottle; domed, seamless fiberglass roof; and 120-volt G.F.C.I. protected exterior receptacle.

2016 Starcraft Starflyer Dining Area

When you walk into the Starflyer 10, you’ll find yourself in a beautiful space. Bourbon Glaze cabinetry warms the space, while the beautifully coordinated furniture, designed by Starcraft, creates a modern feel. The aluminum ceiling is mildew resistant, which is good news if you plan on camping in humid climates. Tinted vinyl windows come with a fine-mesh big screen, adorned with window drapes and valances. Large panoramic windows brighten the space and provide you with views of your surroundings.

If you’re too lazy to set up a barbeque or start a campfire, you can cook from the comfort of your trailer. The Starflyer comes with a mini kitchen, equipped with the cooking essentials. You can fry your breakfast eggs on the two-burner range and store your leftovers in the two-cubic-foot three-way refrigerator. Above the kitchen sink and stove is an overhead cabinet, perfect for storing your plates and cooking essentials. You can serve breakfast at the dinette. If you want to enjoy your morning coffee in the fresh morning breeze, you can move the dinette table outside. 

2016 Starcraft Starflyer Kitchen

To make the most of your camping trips, you’ll need to get your beauty sleep. The Starcraft Starflyer is equipped with two large beds located on opposite ends of the trailer – each one comes with a quilted Denver mattress and bed mats. The Starflyer sleeps five people comfortably. Unfortunately, there’s no washroom inside, which is expected from a camping trailer. For an extra price, you can request an outside shower and six-gallon water heater.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2014 Coleman Explorer Ultralite CTE211

The Starcraft Starflyer comes with many options. If you’re travelling in Canada, you can request the Canadian Standard package. To keep you warm during cold nights, you can request heated bunk mats. Other options include: spare tire; electric brakes; canopy awning with adjustable tilt; and 40-watt portable solar kit.

2016 Starcraft Starflyer Open Windows
 
The Starcraft Starflyer 10 sells for around $10,000. For more information visit: http://www.starcraftrv.com/.


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