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Old 05-09-2015, 11:03 AM   #15
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I slightly prefer a rear bedroom, my wife the front bedroom. Guess which one we have...

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Old 05-09-2015, 11:16 AM   #16
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We've always had either mid, or rear bedroom trailers, but I'm sure there are advantages to the front bedroom trailers. We've looked at them, and our main objection is the uncomfortable bench seating in the rear.


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Old 05-09-2015, 11:31 AM   #17
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27FB furnace moved forward, small bar with drawers and a storage shelf, recliner love seat is temporary until we can find 2 recliners we can agree on. At that point a folding table between the chairs will be added

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Old 05-09-2015, 12:01 PM   #18
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Forward or Rear

We have a 25 FB and appreciate the view from the dinette. I thought about the rear bed option and realized I would spend my days looking at the back of the car or out at the road.
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Old 05-09-2015, 01:34 PM   #19
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We have many, many months of camping in our 25 Front Dinette model with pano windows front and rear and can tell you the view out the back is not always pleasant and sometimes the view out the front isn't that pleasant.

But then who's stuck inside looking out when your traveling and camping anyway. Better to look at all the features of a camper when shopping. Will it function for you, is it comfortable for long term use, does it have the space and equipment you need, are the appliances conveniently located, do you like the seating and sleeping arrangement. You won't appreciate the view from anywhere if the chair isn't comfortable.

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Old 05-09-2015, 02:42 PM   #20
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I agree with Ann Arbor Bob, even though I am a Buckeye fan!
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:00 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by AnnArborBob View Post
We prefer the front bedroom because 99% of the time, the best view is out the back of the trailer and we spend more time looking out the window at our dining room table than we do looking out over the top of the bed.

Of course, 90% of the time we are outside so this only applies to 99% times 10% = 9.9%!
I agree 100%!

This week:

Last week, our back in site at Vogel State Park, had us looking out at a flowing mountain stream and woodlands. Oddly didn't take a pano picture.

I think FB/RB is all in personal preference. Like asking why someone like a convertible vs a hardtop. We like the FB floor plan.

If the 28 came in a FB I would have one probably.
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Old 05-09-2015, 03:22 PM   #22
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Interesting question. Our mpg ("learner" trailer) was basically one room, with the bed in the front and dinette at the rear. We thought there was somewhat less privacy that way. Most diesel pusher motor homes have the bedroom in the rear.

As for the view, that depends on the campground. Sometimes the best view will be toward the front and sometimes towards the rear. Since sites are generally more or less opposite each other, pick the side of the street that suits your coach.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:05 PM   #23
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I think I prefer rear bedroom since the majority of RV parks seem oriented for that. My Avion was front bedroom and that only came in handy at a park in Malibu where had I rear bedroom I would totally miss the ocean view. I returned to that park in my Class A and since I booked the same spot and remembered my FW experience I made sure to go but super long utility extensions in advance and ran them under my rig. Downside, the sewer hose was a tripping hazard and breaking that down was a nightmare.
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:16 PM   #24
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FB or RB?

Having had both, I think I prefer the rear bed. Advantages on my Serenity are, lots more storage closet space with the side closets on rear bed. Door closer to TV, so, in truck stops on the road, shorter walk to door at night. Also, when sleeping in truck stop, backed in, the diesels running all night at closer to my TV, I am way at the back away from the running diesels, noise and smell.

Downside, only one pano window at front with RB, but this is good when in heat. Door on RB is "suicide" door opening toward the front, on FB, the door opening is rear facing. On RB the dinette is along the side, I think I really like the end dinette, in rear on FB, better. Maybe AS can make one of these someday???

Overall I can say either is wonderful. And, each has clear advantages. My decision to go with my 30RB Serenity was to get larger fresh water tank (on 30RB) and slightly more room in the nice.
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:11 PM   #25
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We have a 2013 Classic FB and are happy with it. We redesigned it and removed the table and put in 2 recliners. We either eat at the recliners or go outside. It makes it more comfortable and makes watching TV easier. I also used some of the bench seating area to house a cabinet that I moved and to house a microwave/convection oven unit. It works well for us.
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:22 PM   #26
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Forward bedroom or aft bedroom

When we first saw 27 foot Airstream with a front bedroom we knew we were ready to switch from our beautiful vintage Silver Streak to an Airstream! No regrets! We love the front bedroom - we find that 90% of the time the view is out the back. The first night we spent in our Airstream was in Malibu with a fantastic view of the Pacific Ocean. Since then there have been very few occasions when the front view would have been better... I love that we don't have to look at the truck all the time. The carpeted floor and fabric walls make the bedroom nice and quiet.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:24 PM   #27
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With the rear bedroom I can still sit on the couch in the front and see out of the trailer all directions as long as no one is using the mid walk through bath-
Our previous sob trailer with the front bedroom had no window in the front of the trailer, but it had a slide with windows on 3 sides.
In a trailer with windows at the front and rear I don't think it will make much difference.
Most campgrounds are designed such that the living room at the front of the trailer is better for looking out into the campground or receiving company, but a living room at the back is better for seeing a lake or river.

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Old 05-09-2015, 09:07 PM   #28
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I rent a space for the season at a county park on the Chesapeake Bay. In order to have a "waterfront" property right at the edge of the sand, the tongue has to be facing away from the beach (for evacuation). My living room in on the tongue side on my 2007 Safari Special Edition. I don't want to eat breakfast in the morning facing my neighbors. Luckily they have sites that are a bit farther (10' or so farther), but with no one between me and the beach. In these "water view" sites, my tongue and my living room can face the water. The upshot is that I would suggest that you check out the places you want to camp, and see how they arrange the campers. Next time around I am buying one with the tongue on the bedroom side, so I can get "waterfront" property right at the edge of the sand.

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