2016 Fleetwood Flair 26D Review
If you’re looking for an RV that will get you to your destination in style, then check out the 2015 Fleetwood Flair.
With three floorplans to choose from, we decided to explore the 26D. It’s the perfect size for summer getaways and family vacations. The 26D has a gross vehicle weight rating of 16,000 lbs, front gross axle weight rating of 6,500 lbs, rear gross axle weight rating of 11,000 lbs, gross combined weight rating of 21,000 lbs, hitch rating weight of 5,000 lbs, and tongue weight of 500 lbs. For measurements, it has an overall length of 27’10”, overall height with A/C of 12’, overall width of 102”, interior height of 82”, and interior width of 96”.
Built for durability and safety, the Flair has a raised frame foundation that expands basement storage. Fleetwood boasts that its automatic hydraulic leveling jacks are not vulnerable to debris and water damage. The Vacu-Bond integrated walls are fully sealed, insulated and, most importantly, weather resistant. To top it off, the Flair’s skin is covered in Axalta full-body paint, which means it has strong UV protection. The Tuff-roof is a low maintenance roof system that lasts long and is easy to repair. The Dedicated Full-Length metallic A/C Ducting provides insulated A/C ducting along the length of the couch. Carefully placed outlets cool the Flair throughout.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2015 Winnebago Brave 26A
The 2015 Fleetwood Flair takes care of its driver, passenger, and cargo. Plush seating, lighting, and technology make journeys safe and comfortable. The driver’s seat has a reclining back and slide controls. Both driver and passenger seats have three-point seat belts. Other cockpit amenities include reading lights and a magazine rack. For added safety, an auxiliary emergency start assist switch is located on the dash. Other safety features include a blind-spot doggie window, heated rear-view mirrors with side-view cameras. exterior and interior entry assist handle, multiple seatbelt. carbon monoxide detector and alarm, propane detector and alarm, and smoke detector and alarm. In case of a fire the Flair is equipped with a 10 lb ABC fire extinguisher and an egress window.
Designed to please the most glamorous of guests, the Fleetwood Flair comes in two décor options: Midtown Mink and Sangria. Full vinyl tiles are easy to maintain and the new floor tile pattern adds glam to the space. Premium-constructed furniture will impress your guests, while the hardwood cabinetry add warmth to the atmosphere. The living room is designed to help you unwind after a day’s hike or week’s drive. Just turn on the 32” LED wide-screen TV, equipped with a DVD Player, and get comfortable on the sofa. If you need to take a nap, convert the sofa into a bed and close your eyes. The living room also features a dream dinette table with two cup holders.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2015 Tiffin Allegro Breeze 32BR
The Fleetwood Flair makes healthy eating entirely possible, even when you’re on the road. Equipped with residential appliances and ample storage space, you can cook your favourite meals in the kitchen. The three-burner range comes with an oven, Piezo lighter and cooktop cover. The 6 Cu. Ft. refrigerator has a freezer and the laminate countertops feature Bull Nose T-Molding edge. If you’re feeling lazy, toss a frozen dinner in the microwave, which has an electronic touch pad. Wash dishes in the residential size double bowl sink.
Designed with residential-style touches and convenient features, you’ll actually enjoy grooming on the campsite. The domestic china bowl toilet has a hand sprayer and the large sink has a residential style faucet. The medicine cabinet features wood construction, which adds warmth to the space. Hang towels on the dual towel hooks and hand towel rack. The molded ABC shower/tub features surround and a showerhead that has flexible hose extension. Above is a skylight.
COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2013 Fleetwood Tioga Ranger DSL
When you’re ready to call it a night, escape to your bedroom. Designed to make you relaxed, the Queen bed, equipped with a mattress, is guaranteed to give you a good night’s rest. It also comes with a beautiful bedspread. If you like watching TV before bed then turn on your 19” LED television, which sits on a retractable swing-arm. If you prefer a good book, then turn on your reading lights, located in the overhead cabinet. With storage space installed in every corner of the bedroom, you’ll have ample room to neatly hide your clothes and accessories.
The 2016 Fleetwood Flair 26D for less than $100,000. For more information visit http://www.fleetwoodrv.com/.