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Old 11-02-2017, 04:29 PM   #1
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25 vs 27 foot

Iím planning to purchase a new Airstream with one of the above sizes. Iím Still undecided on size as Iíve heard that bigger (27 ft) while possibly more comfortable may be significantly more restrictive to many camping areas, national parks, state parks than a 25 ft. Any experience or thoughts to pass along? Rehashed many times Iím sure!
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:31 PM   #2
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We full-timed around the continent for three years staying mainly in national/state/provincial parks. I can't think of any where a two foot difference would have been an issue.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:21 PM   #3
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heh. We choose the 27 over a 30 for the same reasoning. In general, it almost never would have made a difference. I can only think of one or two state parks on the CA coast where it would have, and then only from getting a spot we preferred over another (we "squeezed" our 27 into a 24 foot spot at one park). We love our 27, but I think a touch more storage space would have been very nice.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:35 PM   #4
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We have a 25 and if we were to do it again we seriously consider the 27. Nothing wrong with the 25 and we love it but a little more space would be nice.

Regarding restrictions due to length, I can't think of any place we have been that a 27 would not have fit.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:40 PM   #5
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Get the 27 if you can. As far as site sizes go, if it's so small that a 27 won't fit but a 25 does, it's smaller than I really want to be in anyway.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:42 PM   #6
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The only difference between the 25 and 27 is in the galley and clothes storage . We have done 4 months and many 2 weeks trips. Haven't missed the storage. $wise, is another story. I suppose thinking about the value, for another $2000 when we bought,we could have had the 27.
Happy with what we have 4 years later.
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Old 11-02-2017, 07:45 PM   #7
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We have a 1975 Overlander 27'. It has a more comfortable lounge area and more storage inside than the 24' we used to have. There may be some county and state parks where their are no sites for the 27, but not many.

I read many more threads about trading up to a bigger trailer than I read about wanting a smaller trailer.

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Old 11-02-2017, 07:47 PM   #8
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I plan to buy a 20 ft long tow vehicle and Iíve seen it mentioned the COMBINED length of trailer and TV being a factor in size limitations. Thanks yíall!
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While I can't comment directly regarding the two specific sizes, the biggest issue I have encountered at state parks is the combined tow vehicle and trailer length. I know some state parks want your tow vehicle parked in line with the trailer, and will not allow you to park perpendicular to the trailer. All said, and I'm towing with a 30' Classic slide out, I've never had an issue finding suitable camping sites for my 30' unit. National parks might be different story though.

My own choice would be the 27' unit. You can never go wrong with the extra space.

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Old 11-02-2017, 09:51 PM   #10
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Either the 25 or 27 would work, it depends on the floor plan. If you choose the 25, go with the twin bed version. It will give you more usable floor space. On the queen, the bed is perpendicular to the length and one of you would have to climb over the other to get in or out of bed. If you want a queen, go with the 27 foot, the bed is parallel to the length.
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2' won't make a difference in campground accessibility.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:16 AM   #12
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Just a quick question related to this question above. Would a 25' AS provide enough room if you were traveling solo, versus as a couple? Or would you still want a 27-footer as a solo traveler?
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Wouldn't downsizing your possessions be a whole lot cheaper?
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I have been solo with a dog and now two dogs four almost four years in a 25 .

I would consider a 27 Globetrotter. But my 25 is just fine.
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