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Old 10-23-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hello you Funfinderites,

We currently own an Aliner collapsable hardwall trailer, but have discovered Funfinders and are impressed. We are seriously planning to "move up", and really like the 18' with a slide. During my research, I discovered a website that speaks to difficulty towing, shoddy construction, leady showers etc etc. It is somewhat disconcerting, as externally the Funfinder is a very showy, attractive unit.

I realize one must take these customer complaints with a grain of salt, as the Aliner owners forum is speckled with complaints about poor workmanship and quality control etc etc. We have owned our Aliner for three years, traveled thousands of miles with it, and never had a single complaint or problem.

Overall, how do you owners rate the Funfinder with respect to towing and quality of control? I love the designs and light weight, so not problem there. Can you give me any reassurance?

Thank you

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Old 11-10-2007, 11:01 PM   #2
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We bought ours in 2003 and have to date gone about 14,000 miles.
We've spent about 150 nights in the trailer. We've had 2 problems,
one our fault (left TV antenna up slightly and gear inside mechanism
was stripped - replaced it myself). The furnace worked spotily, failing
to light sometimes - tended to work when we needed it though and
problems occured after warrantee period. We love it. So much so
that when a big tree limb killed it, we went looking for another.
Settled on a Cikira 18FB because it is most like what we had (2004
model 189 FBR). Compared to our previous Scamp, it is, of course, much
roomier, much better tracking and handling and just about as easy to
pull. New models are heavier, have tandem axels and a bit finer finish
work, but if I could have found an identical 2004 189 FBR I'd have bought it in a minute.
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Old 11-11-2007, 07:59 AM   #3
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Thanks so much for your detailed response. That's the bottom line....current owners, who can tell you what a product is really like. We admire them and probably will move in the Funfinder direction.

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Old 12-07-2007, 11:22 PM   #4
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We are very pleased with our 2006 T-139. Ours is the aluminum siding model and we have only had two problems. The first problem we had was some mild separation of the caulking on the exterior edges which is to be expected and has been eliminated by the line now going solely with the fiberglass. The other was the microwave coming loose from the wall. The particle board was inadeqaute to hold the screws. We interted anchor plugs and everything has been fine since. We have about 100 nights in the two years and have hauled it about 6,000 miles with no other problems. Enjoy!
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:50 AM   #5
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I spend a fair amount of time on that other web location and there are several negative souls on it, I had an 189FBR (2003) and just traded it in for an X210 WBS and plan to have a great summer in it when I get it out of winter storage! I think they are a well built trailer and a 'moving foreword' company. They have made many improvments since the 2003 189FBR and We would have gone with the 189FBS except we (my wife) wanted an Island bed with a bit more room.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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Hi Lyle,

Thanks for the input. We were quite taken with the 18' Funfinder with the slideout. Coincidentally, my wife also would much prefer a walk around queen versus the bed at the front. Tough to make up and also awkward getting in and out at night now that we have reached the age that such tactics become a necessity.

In the interim we stumbled across a Trail-lite cross over. It is 21' with a queen walk around. One advantage over the FF, it weighs even less, some 2800 lbs. We currently have an Aliner and hate to give it up in favor of a conventional trailer, especially in light of rising fuel costs. We get about 23 MPH pulling the Aliner. However, a bigger bed and a real bathroom beckons and we may weaken this coming season.

Your comments on the Funfinder quality are appreciated. I have pretty well discarded that "other" website as being overly negative.

Ian Parsons
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:52 PM   #7
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............We currently have an Aliner and hate to give it up in favor of a conventional trailer, especially in light of rising fuel costs. We get about 23 MPH pulling the Aliner. However, a bigger bed and a real bathroom beckons and we may weaken this coming season.
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I too had an Aliner for several years, then moved up to a 16 ft Scamp, then a 16 ft FunFinder. I still miss my Aliner. The Aliner is light, easy to setup, so easy to tow, and I could see over it out the back window of my SUV. Now the new Aliner Ease even has a center bathroom.

There is no doubt that my non-folding TT with a bathroom is much more comfortable with much more storage space. My 16 ft FunFinder has, in addition to the dinette, bunk beds that are handy for grandkids, or as a separate sofa, or for extra storage.

I have not ruled out that I might again own a folding TT such as the Aliner, Chalet, or the new Fleetwood Tacoma. There are a lot of pluses to getting the TT down out of the wind, especially with the rising fuel cost.
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Old 01-29-2008, 05:57 PM   #8
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Hi Again JErry,

Touche on the Aliner. That is precisely why I hestitate to give up the Aliner. However, as we age, a bathroom and accessable bed become very important items. I am familiar with the Tacoma. It is just being made available in Canada, and we have one coming our way to examine in the spring. I have looked at the Ease. Nice idea, but again $20,000.00 for a foldup. It is also longer and wider than the LX Aliner.

We will keep on keepin on, hoping to make the right decision in the coming months.

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Old 10-12-2009, 09:27 PM   #9
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Hi my wife and I have the 210wbs a 2008 modle ,It is a great little trailer.we down sized from a cougar 32 with double slides.so far we have put on about 5000 miles in tripps and about 50 nites all together sleepng in her. she is well built and trailers great with are truck we do not have any waight distro bars on are set up you dont even know she is there. no major problems so far just monor loose screws and things like that .we did add a turbo max fan over the bed and we are replacing the realy cheap tv that came with the trailer so that said I do not think you will go wrong with the 210 wbs take care bill/pam
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