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Old 09-24-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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here's a good one: front vs rear bedroom

I was looking online and see what appears to be more FB models in the newer, 2005 to 2013 models for sale. So i started to see or wanted to know what the preferred set up is and why..

I have seen comments before about backing in view and away from road etc..for rear bed model. My brother in law who has a 42ft 5th wheel was saying front bedroom is more stable with the tongue jack helping to support unit vs in back where you tend to get more motion. (nothin wrong with more motion in the bed) just saying.

Like the one of gas vs diesel this is personal choice so i am just asking which and why..

heading to hawaii for a couple days to boot..
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:04 PM   #2
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Front bed models started in the time frame you mentioned.

Previous to that, only mid-ship and rear beds were available.


I have had both. The front beds are fine, but the old gaucho and folding dinette are more accommodating, in my opinion.


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Old 09-26-2013, 08:54 PM   #3
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Think you'll find that it's just a matter of personal preference...which is why Airstream has multiple floorplans. My 28 came with a rear BR, which is why I ordered it...the 27's have a FB (and actually, they are a bit longer than mine.....go figure?).
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:23 PM   #4
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Personal preference. Since 2012 the 25's come either way, you choose. We took the rear bed which is where it belongs.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:29 PM   #5
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Personal preference. Since 2012 the 25's come either way, you choose. We took the rear bed which is where it belongs.



In your humble opinion, no doubt.


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Old 09-26-2013, 10:36 PM   #6
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Whether or not the bedroom "belongs" in the back or in the front, I don't think that was the question. And, neither was the layout of a couch, recliners or a
dinette a question. So on to the issue.....

We are on the road and have camped at the Devils Tower, the headwaters of the Missouri, Custer State Park and the Badlands. When we look out from our dinette in our 25 FB we enjoy the scenery. It is much better than looking at the back of my truck.

I have read on this forum that there are places that park back to back in which case the back dinette would not be so nice. I have yet to camp in a place like this so granted, my opinion is a bit slanted. in 35 years I have not covered enough territory to find a place like this but I am sure that they are out there.

Cast my vote for the FB.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:47 PM   #7
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And, I like my bedroom in the middle - right where it is currently.

I can close it off from the front of the trailer if I don't feel like making my bed and I have company pop in...and, I have an "air lock" (bathroom) cushioning the bedroom from the end of the trailer.

So far this is working really well for me.

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Old 09-27-2013, 08:50 AM   #8
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If you prefer a quieter nights sleep and the privacy of backing in wooded spots, as I do, then the rear bedroom is the choice. I have never camped where the view was better from the rear and I have camped all over the country. But I have camped many many areas where the front of the trailer takes the brunt of the traffic noise. I have had both front and rear and the correct choice for me is rear.
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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We have the Eddie Bauer 27' with the rear hatch door. So of course the FB is the way to go

Personally we have found the rear door a GREAT benefit. Easy to load the trailer, nice to leave the door open with screen down when camping, nice to bring the outdoors in.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:27 AM   #10
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What about remodeling an older trailer to take a rear bedroom. I think most have the bathroom in the rear. In an archtect and remodel book I saw the rule to never be able to see your toilet from your living space or your kitchen. Kind of doesn't work when the only thing at the end of my hallway is the toilet in my 64. I think one thing that would affect it is that you'd have to have room for a mid bath if you were to remodel.

Oh wait, never mind. It looks like everyone here is buying new.

I toured the new ones. Really liked the rear bedrooms.
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If you prefer a quieter nights sleep and the privacy of backing in wooded spots, as I do, then the rear bedroom is the choice. I have never camped where the view was better from the rear and I have camped all over the country. But I have camped many many areas where the front of the trailer takes the brunt of the traffic noise. I have had both front and rear and the correct choice for me is rear.
I prefer the rear dinette/front bedroom and this would be one of the major reasons why:
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Nice view. But, you see, I would be outside during the day enjoying that. Ha Ha, to each his own.
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Nice view. But, you see, I would be outside during the day enjoying that. Ha Ha, to each his own.
IMHO outside is the place to be on a nice day... Front or rear works equally well in either case! ;-)
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