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Old 08-14-2013, 11:27 AM   #15
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I would also argue that the sounds of stream or ocean would make it perfect to have the bedroom window in the back; alone.
Fair enough.

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There is no perfect setup. You could have 2 or 3 different units & take the one best suited to your destination! ;-)

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Old 08-14-2013, 12:09 PM   #16
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I talked to a snowbird that had a great understanding of trailer size. He stated "The trailer gets 1 inch shorter everyday you stay in it"!

I love this explanation. I bought a 30 and have never regretted it. I might buy a 40 next (hmmm?)
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:15 PM   #17
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Like said above, different strokes. Just to throw out an opposing opinion to the "bigger = better" folks - We camp a lot in Vermont state campgrounds. More times I go out, more I'm convinced that a trailer bigger than our 23' would be a tight fit onto many of the sites we use, even with a short tow vehicle like mine.

No question that once you get to the 25' trailers, interior space opens up significantly.

Depends on your use profile: if we full-timed or went out for 6 months, we'd have a 25FB twin.

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Old 08-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #18
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Fair enough.

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There is no perfect setup. You could have 2 or 3 different units & take the one best suited to your destination! ;-)

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Old 08-14-2013, 05:26 PM   #19
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Sight unseen, we acquired our first RV trailer, a 2013 25FB International Serenity with queen bed. That cross frame bed was a major issue for us on the very first trip. We would have been happier with twin beds, but they are not offered on any of the International models (only in Flying Cloud and Classic trim lines).

We saw inside a 34' tri-axle 2011 Classic and loved the real wood interior but it was really long and the 11,500 GVW could have pushed our TV to the maximum weight allowances in several categories. Thus we settled on a 27FB Classic with twin beds.

We never use a microwave at home, so omitted that option and gained the use of the full pantry cabinetry. We also have a gas oven instead of the convection/microwave that most dealers install for a few extra hundred dollars profit. That oven choice won't work when parked in the woods with no electric utilities in the area. It requires more electric power than the factory 1,000 watt inverter can generate from the stock batteries.

Visit a large stocking dealership and spend some time sitting in each model and trying to visualize spending a rainy day couped up in that space on that dinette seat or chair. Lie on a cross frame bed close to the hitch side of the bed and sit up. Did you hit your head? Notice the narrow space beside that edge of the bed and try to gracefully move to the foot of the bed for a nightly pee run and not bother the sleeping companion. Stand beside the other edge of the bed and visualize how to put stuff in the overhead cabinet without climbing on the bed.

Welcome to the forum and good luck making your decision.
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:20 PM   #20
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Airstream will do a special order International 25FB with twin beds. We have the only one made in the 2013 model year and so far it is perfect!
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #21
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Fair enough.

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There is no perfect setup. You could have 2 or 3 different units & take the one best suited to your destination! ;-)

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Since 2 years I'm sure my AS will be FB,,,, and finely I bougth B
Why: we don't make reservation and Boundock often and when we take a camping habitualy sites avalables are across the street on water front (view is in front). On the road we stop for lunch and I use the PU tail gate as a table (BBQ), same thing when boundocking.
My old SOB had a back door and during the last vacation, I realised how many time I'm walking around the picnic table to the PU and back.

For the view, last year vacation the FB had been beter but this year B was beter. Anyway we cook and eat mostly outside, so when I can have the best view on the side it is perfect.


My wife is wory about the size, 25' instead of 21' SOB, But I'm sure she'll be good in it after 1 weekend.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:06 AM   #22
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Go for the 27FB and don't look back, you will love it. The Tundra is a great tow vehicle. We tow ours with a 2010 Tundra CrewMax with the 5.7 V8 and it pulls the 27 without effort. We haven't had any problems camping where size was the issue and that includes National, State, County, etc., campgrounds. I have heard many stories of buying small then trading it in for a longer model within a year or two. Go big and you won't regret it.
We're about to get the 27FB and have the 2013 Tundra crewmax 4x4 with trailer towing packages.

What hitch do you use?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #23
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Hi Gator Bob,


We're picking her up later this week. We opted for the Equal-i-zer hitch with 1200 lb rating (90-00-1200). Haven't used it yet so I can't give a thumbs up or down report.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:44 PM   #24
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We were worried about the length of the 27FB so we bought the 28. It's one whole inch shorter.
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Old 08-26-2013, 01:55 PM   #25
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We were worried about the length of the 27FB so we bought the 28. It's one whole inch shorter.
But a whole lot different living arrangement. It's a good design for family or long term living.

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Old 08-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #26
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But a whole lot different living arrangement. It's a good design for family or long term living.

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For us the 28 was a better fit than the 27FB.
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Old 08-26-2013, 04:54 PM   #27
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We took our new FB out last week for a shakedown cruise. The first thing we noticed was the view from the dinette.



We spend a lot of time in Colorado where I think this view will be a great asset, but we do spend a few weeks a year at the Texas coast where there is often not much to look at in the RV park itself, so it probably doesn't matter.

We are selling our 1977 29 footer that we have used for a few years after my son used it as a dorm while going through college. When we got it, I thought it was huge, but it pulls great. It was a little big (and low slung) for a few of the national forest campgrounds, but not many. At the coast, where the snowbirds hang out in huge 5th wheels, we have often been the smallest camper in the lot. The 27 is really only 13" shorter than the 29, but its wider, so we don't feel like we gave up much.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:51 PM   #28
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Slimhawg, you didn't specify if you are a solo camper, coupled, or with a family. I think this makes a difference. I'm a solo camper nearly all of the time and my (modified) 23D is perfect for me. I have no plans to trade for something larger.
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