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Old 08-01-2019, 09:04 AM   #71
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Unless the 25 has 2 a/c units, I'd go with the 27 (which is what we did in January). You will never regret having the double units in summer heat.
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Old 08-01-2019, 05:28 PM   #72
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Dallas ... PNW
Texas native here, so understand that I'm not criticizing Texas when I say this: Dallas taught me the important lesson of never leaving a place you love. I realized it the moment when I was watching Dallas get smaller in my rearview mirror as I headed back to my adopted home of Atlanta.



I've never lived in a place I hated more. In fact, the only things I can say about Dallas that were good was that it was close to Ft. Worth and the highways are good. How's that for an endorsement in the Michelin guide?



Just want to remind you that there IS life outside the Metroplex, and it's waiting for you. I hope you make it back to PNW soon.
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Old 08-02-2019, 05:31 AM   #73
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Other things to consider

My 23' Flying Cloud is my 4th trailer. We use it almost every weekend (my wife and I travel to our art and craft shows). Respectfully, I don't agree with "bigger is better". We reduced to the 23' and found that it's soooooo much easier to pull, swing into any gas station or restaurant, back up and park, wash, fit in the driveway. The cost? a bit of lounge space in the dinette. The walkway down the center still causes a back log when my wife and I converge there at the same time... but that's the only tight time. The smaller rig is galactically better for those practical reasons... which out weighs the 2 feet of stretching-out space.
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Old 08-02-2019, 04:03 PM   #74
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My 23' Flying Cloud is my 4th trailer. We use it almost every weekend (my wife and I travel to our art and craft shows). Respectfully, I don't agree with "bigger is better". We reduced to the 23' and found that it's soooooo much easier to pull, swing into any gas station or restaurant, back up and park, wash, fit in the driveway. The cost? a bit of lounge space in the dinette. The walkway down the center still causes a back log when my wife and I converge there at the same time... but that's the only tight time. The smaller rig is galactically better for those practical reasons... which out weighs the 2 feet of stretching-out space.
Guess it depends..."size does matter", as they say. Larger folks may need more space, is what I am referring to; plus more storage in larger AS's, especially with the twin models. Now, AS has introduced a twin 23 this year, but still would be tight for us to be in the 23. Friend has had his 2017 23' AS for 2 years now, and wishes he had gotten a 25; currently still looking for a "good deal" on a late model 25', BTW.

We did not like the lounge seating in the 25' nor 27', so that's why we went with the 28' this time...to each his own, of course. Oh, but don't discount the advantages of a twin, which ever one you decide on!
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Old 08-02-2019, 09:44 PM   #75
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Would it bother you if you couldn't bring it home?

We have a 22 footer. Admittedly, Iím not a small person, nor is my wife. The weird bit is that the first owners got rid of it because it was too small for them. Since itís a dual axle unit, itís solid on the road, easy to back up, and for the two of us and our four smallish dogs, plenty big enough.
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:07 PM   #76
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We have a 22 footer. Admittedly, Iím not a small person, nor is my wife. The weird bit is that the first owners got rid of it because it was too small for them. Since itís a dual axle unit, itís solid on the road, easy to back up, and for the two of us and our four smallish dogs, plenty big enough.
Do I count six living creatures?
Thats some engineering overkill!
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Old 08-02-2019, 10:16 PM   #77
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Would it bother you if you couldn't bring it home?

The pups sleep in crates in the Airstream under the desk in the rear. On the road, three share a crate on the back seat of the truck, and the big guy has a safety harness tied to a seat belt. The doggies think the Airstream is their big shiny doghouse on the road and will home on it if they get loose.

The fun evolution is DW passing dogs through the open slider panel on the screen door after she puts leashes on them for walkies.

Our minor grumps revolve around the wet bath in our version and the east-west bed. DW does not like climbing over me in the middle of the night, so I get the Ďinside spotí.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:58 AM   #78
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We have a 22 footer. Admittedly, I’m not a small person, nor is my wife. The weird bit is that the first owners got rid of it because it was too small for them. Since it’s a dual axle unit, it’s solid on the road, easy to back up, and for the two of us and our four smallish dogs, plenty big enough.
We went from our first "used" 25' AS, a 2006', after 2.5 years owning, to a Casita 17' Spirit Delux along with our boxer...now that was cramped! We had that Casita little more than a year then went back to a 2008' 25' AS, then after 3 years on to a new 2014, 25' Twin which we had for 2 years before moving to the 28'.

If money were no object and I could convince the wife, I would have a new Classic 30'...(with the Classic 33' bathroom!)...but I digress..
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Definitely love having ours home with 30 amp hookup and sewer connection on site. Plus easy to prep for trips as pic shows!
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Definitely love having ours home with 30 amp hookup and sewer connection on site. Plus easy to prep for trips as pic shows!
Really nice!
And you have room to open your awnings and you are on a slab!
Do you leave the fridge on?
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I only turn on the fridge in preparation for a trip. It usually stays off.
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Really nice!
And you have room to open your awnings and you are on a slab!
Do you leave the fridge on?
We leave our fridge on all the time.
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With two Newfoundlands (both in the 135 pound vicinity) and a Lab (also ... errr ... well fed ... burp...) we decided it would just be too tight in a 25'. You might be able to work it out, but for doing months at a time it would get old pretty quick.

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We pretty much use ours as an outdoor kitchen when it's camped in the driveway.

In the early spring, I pretend camp in the driveway. In late fall, we tailgate.
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