If you happen to make it to Fleetwood's website, they consider the Flair as the perfect RV "for the not-too-flashy traveler." What does this mean? Well, I like to call this one of Fleetwood's least expensive units, but they like to consider this unit a sort of incognito one, hiding its luxurious interior behind a shell that won't attract the local henchmen.
Overall, four different floor plans are available to choose from, and they're based on different needs and lifestyles, so to run through all the features inside would be sheer madness. But, to give you an idea of what to expect, I invite you on a trip through our imagination. Ready?
Bam! You're suddenly behind the wheel of one of these rolling homes, and vacation time is in full swing. As you drive along, a Ford F-53 chassis with a 7.3 L V8 engine is crunching out 335 HP and 468 lb-ft of torque, and a multi-leaf suspension is taking up vibrations and bumps from the road. Smiling, you drive on.
After you stretch your legs, it's time to start unfurling your Flair's true form. 'True form?" Yes, each available floor plan includes a number of slide-outs to help maximize interior space. Some units place an entire wall on such a system, others just important sections where space is a must, like a bedroom, living room, and galley. For the remainder of this short daydream, be sure to check out the images in the gallery.
Let's say you never got out of your Flair to stretch your legs. What makes the Flair and motorhomes a bit different from travel trailers is that you can access the interior living space directly from the passenger or driver's seat, and in the case of this lineup, those seats are even part of the living room, made possible by a swivel function.
Once you do swivel around in your seat and you've expanded the slide-outs, stand up, and let's take a stroll toward the opposite end of your Flair. Currently, the only images I was able to access are of the 33B6 floor plan, the largest of the four.
The first space where you'll find yourself is in the living room, with a jack-knife sofa to your left and a dinette to the right. Both of these spaces can double as a sleeping area come nighttime. This is where you'll be enjoying meals, chatting it up with the family or guests, and even catching the Sunday game.
Continuing toward the rear, the port wall includes a bathroom that's ready with full-size and separate features, while the right side of the unit includes yet another jack-knife sofa with a bunk bed floating above it. Beyond this point, the bedroom lies in wait for owners or the luckiest of guests.
Because of the slide-out feature, Flairs include large king beds with walk-around space, large dressers and storage, and another entertainment center. Be sure to check out the smaller floor plans, too, as they each bring a unique experience.
Now, my favorite part of these babies is the fact that Fleetwood decided to integrate outdoor living into Flair functionality. With that said, picture yourself hanging around outside, under the shade of an awning, and whipping up meals in the open or listening to some music. There's a TV, too, so you won't miss a moment of your favorite team's action.
Sure, whenever you spend at least $164,850 (€153,700 at current exchange rates) on a motorhome, the idea of camping goes out the window, but then again, I never considered life in a Flair as camping; it's downright mobile living to the fullest.