Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-09-2015, 11:03 AM   #15
Senior Member
sheriff1's Avatar
2012 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Sparks , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 639
I slightly prefer a rear bedroom, my wife the front bedroom. Guess which one we have...

sheriff1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 11:16 AM   #16
Rivet Master
SteveH's Avatar
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,319
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.

SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 11:31 AM   #17
Senior Member
sheriff1's Avatar
2012 27' FB Eddie Bauer
Sparks , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 639
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1431192512.634769.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	82.7 KB
ID:	238072
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

2015 F350 CC 4X4 6.7 Diesel
2010 27FB Silver Cloud "The Silver Spoon"
sheriff1 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 12:01 PM   #18
3 Rivet Member
2012 25' FB Flying Cloud
Grand Rapids , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 167
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.
Jwestman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 01:34 PM   #19
3 Rivet Member
ckottum's Avatar
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 231
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.

ckottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 02:42 PM   #20
Rivet Master
DoublTrouble's Avatar
2015 27' FB International
Carlsbad , California
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 591
I agree with Ann Arbor Bob, even though I am a Buckeye fan!
DoublTrouble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 03:00 PM   #21
Full Time Adventurer
BoldAdventure's Avatar
2007 27' International CCD FB
Nomadic , USA
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2,748
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.
Family of 5 exploring the USA with a Ram Power Wagon & Airstream in tow.
BoldAdventure is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 03:22 PM   #22
Rivet Master
Currently Looking...
Sioux Falls , South Dakota
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 924
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.
David Lininger, kb0zke
AIR 54240
Heartland mpg 181 (sold)
1993 Foretravel U300 (for sale)
kb0zke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 04:05 PM   #23
3 Rivet Member
2000 36' Land Yacht XC Diesel
Fresno , California
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 171
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.
LucasS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 04:16 PM   #24
Rivet Master
Msmoto's Avatar

2015 30' International
2009 27' FB International
2007 25' Safari
Currently Looking...
Greensboro , North Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,550
Images: 135
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.
Happy trails and Good Luck
Ms Tommie Fantine Lauer, Greensboro, NC
AIR #31871 K4MTL
Msmoto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 05:11 PM   #25
1 Rivet Member
2013 27' FB Classic
Crestview , Florida
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 5
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.
david1622 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 05:22 PM   #26
1 Rivet Member
Phoebe2009's Avatar
2009 27' FB Classic
Sacramento , California
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 17
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.
Phoebe2009 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 06:24 PM   #27
Rivet Master
m.hony's Avatar
2013 30' Classic
Greenwood , Mississippi
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 12,111
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.

Sent from my iPhone using Airstream Forums
2013 Classic 30 Limited
2007 Silver Toyota Tundra Crew Max Limited 5.7 iForce
2006 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson Road King Classic
1999 Black Nissan Pathfinder LE
TAC #MS-10
WBCCI #1811, Region 6, Unit 56
Airforums #70955
m.hony is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2015, 09:07 PM   #28
New Member
2007 23' Safari SE
FREDERICK , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1
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.

TOBIN is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
which color clearance lights on aft? stephenh2 Lights - Interior & Exterior 4 10-22-2010 08:43 PM
Aft and center bathrooms - why Jammer Our Community 5 01-29-2010 11:06 PM
insulating the aft under bed storage wmarsha Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 3 08-02-2009 04:07 PM
Power Twin Stabilizers and fore/aft trailer movement on campsite with slight grade TX_Streamer Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 7 10-24-2007 10:00 AM
aft frame repair daveinbama Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 2 07-19-2004 06:16 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:46 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.