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Old 07-18-2015, 03:48 PM   #1
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why does Airstream put so damn many....

I have to wonder why airstream put so many windows in the bedroom section of the trailer..

I have been looking at stuff for a year or so now and have to say I like the older unit, especially the front bed room, which have only one or two windows in them.

I was looking in the for sale section and see this,

2014 Airstream International 25 - Michigan

MY god there are more windows in the fricken bedroom that the rest of the trailer. Does any at airstream use the trailers?.. That a lot of light in the morning or at night if you are parked near a street light or other light source.

I know they have drapes but they are not light proof from what i have seen. Plus reducing the glass to just one in the rear, in the rear bedroom type, gives more strength and less to get broken..

I like the 2009 internationals with bed in back and the one center window as it allows, and airstream installed, small closets beside the bed for hanging clothes and such. I have even see some with portals for stuff like glasses, books etc.

OMG airstream.. less glass in the bedroom if you dont mind..
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:20 PM   #2
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Carl you need to watch for a rear bedroom that doesn't have the wrap around windows. Models like the 2014 and earlier Classics, Internationals that have closets in those corners. You would have window on the back and one on each side.
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Old 07-18-2015, 04:27 PM   #3
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Carl, I also like a limited number of windows in the bedroom, and I'd prefer that the shades/blinds be kept closed. My wife, however, wants as much natural light as possible. She'd probably love that coach you described. As Gary said, a rear bedroom coach with the closet/nightstand combo in the corners is probably a good floor plan. Neither one of us is happy with a window at the head of the bed, so if/when we get an Airstream that will be covered somehow. I'm assuming that the side windows are emergency exits.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:12 PM   #4
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I used to think that too. But it sure is nice getting all that fresh air from three open windows in the bedroom.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:32 PM   #5
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I like my rear bedroom with only two windows. I keep an insulated sun blocker on the back one and have one ready for the side to block out light and heat if necessary.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:50 PM   #6
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I guess a lot of folks do like a lot of windows in the bedroom as the panoramic windows seem popular in the latest models

Very much a matter of personal preference I suppose, but from my perspective, we are only really in the bedroom at night to sleep, and I prefer the closed in and cosy atmosphere created by the overhead and side cabinets enclosing the head of our bed - plus all the extra storage that this arrangement offers, and would not change it.

We still have three windows in the bedroom and I don't think we have ever opened the shades back there!

I would be quite happy with just one window in the bedroom - for escape purposes in emergency!

Only natural that others don't share my view and have their own reasons to prefer different arrangements!


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Old 07-18-2015, 06:12 PM   #7
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With a twin bed configuration, we find ourselves using the bedroom as a sitting or reading room during the day very often, so we like to to have the wrap around windows there. Joe
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We're full timers and we love our front and rear panoramic windows. Also, one of the things we did for our health that was really important to me, was ditch our alarm clocks and reset our biologic circadian rhythm. Basically means we wake and sleep with the sun.

Like AWCHEIF above we also put up Reflectix from time to time. But that's mostly for heat.

Also, one of the biggest reasons people buy Airstreams is WINDOWS. Certainly #1 on our list.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:10 PM   #10
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We have panos front and back, the bed is in back. Love the back panos when sleeping and awakening in the woods or desert, the freedom of space with the four corners unblocked, as well as the light.

The curtains soften the light nicely for sleeping when you want it; it was the overhead fan vent that was too bright, until we put a silver/gray MaxxAir vent cover on it.
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We love our panoramic bedroom windows. Of course we usually park under moonlight or starlight, not street lamps, and the sunrise in the morning is a nice wake up call.


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Old 07-19-2015, 04:05 AM   #12
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We have been making curtains for Airstreams and Argosys for about three years. We have noticed that the newer trailers have gone to much cheaper thin white curtains that have no lining. When we make any curtains we always use full light blocking lining. At present we would like to buy a newer front bed model and the first thing to be replaced would be the cheese thin curtains.
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Old 07-19-2015, 05:31 AM   #13
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I had a 25' with double panoramic windows. Loved the light but hated the poor insulation (particularly in the cold but also the heat). Also found that we closed the curtains quite a bit more than we thought we would.

Now have a 30' with single windows front and back but lots of side windows. I like it better overall.
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:10 AM   #14
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Carl2591, I agree with you. I am a fan of windows in the lounge but there are some really unwise spots they put windows. One model I looked at had one right at the commode. I noticed that later model 28' models have a small window in the back but I was informed that it was not all 28' but certain bed configurations. Here is the list of non pano bedrooms that I can tell:

FC models- 19, 23D,28, 30, 30B
Classic- 30 twin
International- 19, 23D,28, 30

no Front bedroom models

Otherwise, I believe you are looking at hunting a Safari or older model. Windows should not be as windows alone but part of the function and match the layout design with form AND function. Otherwise you have to leave them covered all the time or mess with blind or drape.
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