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Old 04-24-2015   #1
 
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2008 Aire Tributary or 2015 RMR 14 fters

Need some opinions. I have an opportunity to buy a 2008 Aire Trib (14ft) new with the warranty still valid for $2K or a 2015 Rocky Mountain Raft for $2600. Leaning toward the Trib for the lower price. Thoughts, experience, concerns would be appreciated.

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Old 04-24-2015   #2
 
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edit: just saw that you said it was a 2008 model new, so it would have a warranty, sorry. Not sure how long RMR's warranty is, so you still might read what I linked below.

2008 trib won't still have a warranty. Aire's warranty for the tribs is shorter than their 10 year warranty on the boats they make themselves (Tribs are made overseas). From the horses mouth comes an explanation

Tributary and AIRE are Not Created Equal - AIRE Blog
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So it's a brand new trib, with warranty? I'd verify that with Aire myself before I trusted a 5 year warranty on an 8 YO boat, even if it was still "in the plastic".

If it's legit, I think the trib hull design is better, especially for fishing. But if there is much doubt I'd probably go for the RMR. It just sounds suspicious to me.
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I have no experience with aire boats. But I do have a RMR 10.5. The bottom is super thick and is pretty big when rolled up. RMR has a 5 year warranty, mines a 2014 that I bought this winter. [email protected] the boat people assured me that it still has a 5 year warranty, RMR also verified that
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If you're going to be rolling it definitely get the Trib. Even if you are trailering the Trib has a lot of advantages.

The only advantage I could see to the RMR would be the thicker material = better durability. With that said the Tributary has all the durability you need...the extra (unnecessary?) durability of the RMR comes with the disadvantages of bulkiness and weight. It may also not handle as well in the water but I have never paddled or rowed an RMR boat, so I cannot say that with any confidence.
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Old 04-24-2015   #6
 
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Thats a great deal on the trib if the warranty is truely intact. I think I want it if you dont.
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Thats a great deal on the trib if the warranty is truely intact. I think I want it if you dont.
HaHa! Didn't we just talk about boat rich and cash poor or some such thing . But hey, a 14'er can do it all right? Just razzin ya Mopdog.
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Haha, one can never have enough boats Besides my pack mule could take over my 13' or I could make my buddy buy it so I can stop running a free storage and rental shop and after today I have a kitchen box for it already
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Nice

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Old 04-26-2015   #10
 
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Thanks for your input. Going with the Trib. Talked to AIRE and the warranty is still valid. From a reputable dealer AIRE suggested was good to trust. Again, thanks.
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