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Old 05-09-2015, 09:48 PM   #29
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Our first AS was a 23' with rear bedroom, we knew the perfect solution for us after a couple of years was a front bedroom a few feet longer. It works for us, as stated previously, rarely does the "view" come on the hitch end. On those great occasions when you back in to a spot the view is great over the dinette table.
Sales Manager at Holiday Trailers in Albuquerque said the one we were looking for (a 27 FB, FC) was the most popular floor plan and hard to find a used one. We were fortunate to find one in Denver at Windish RV. Love it.

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Old 05-09-2015, 10:23 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Silvia73 View Post
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 05-10-2015, 12:03 AM   #31
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Hi, the best view is always from outside of your trailer, unless it's raining.

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Old 05-14-2015, 03:52 PM   #32
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It's all personal preference. We chose the 27FB Classic because of the panoramic view from the rear, which is where the scenery usually is in state and National Parks. We figured the view from the bedroom window was not as critical, as we only sleep there. We also liked the floor plan on the 27FB, as you can divide the "social" (dinette, couch & galley) and "personal" (bedroom) areas two ways: You can close the sliding door at the front bedroom, and have social access to the bathroom and shower; or close the outer sliding door and have social access only as far as the galley and the personal space include the bedroom, bath and shower. We also liked the 27FB over the 28 and larger, inasmuch as the rear dinette and side couch made for a better social area, where no one has their back to the others, as would be the case in those with a side dinette. The 27FB works for us - your mileage may vary!
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Old 05-14-2015, 04:29 PM   #33
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Bedroom location is secondary to other considerations

There are advantages and disadvantages to either location for the bedroom. I could take either location, provided my other criteria were all met.

More important to us than bedroom location were our other requirements, which included:

• space for two comfortable recliners (no sofa, please)
• dinette (provides a nice work bench/desk/dining table, as needed)
• roomy mid-closet
• roomy bathroom
• ample size kitchen counter space

There is only one choice of Airstream models which allows the above features: the 30' models, which happen to have a rear bedroom. Added benefits: the 30' models also have a larger refrigerator and larger fresh-water storage tank.

We scrutinized all of the larger Airstream floorpans and concluded that there was just one choice for us. The 30'. Thus, the rear bedroom in the 30 footer is perfectly fine with us... as all of our requirements are met. And, we can see straight out the rear window from the front recliners.
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:50 PM   #34
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Boondocks here. Front bedroom was the best choice for us.

Out in the open desert the front view is of a Chevy. Rear view is miles of open space. Made more sense to have a FB for us.

How do you camp is the real answer as to which is best for you.
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:26 PM   #35
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Front Bed - we do not have a panoramic view in back, so that's not what drives our front preference. We like to be in close proximity to the TV when sleeping. It's a security thing. We also believe it is normally a little quieter when we are in the center of a pull through site. The front bed location is often shielded by a longer trailer or MoHo. Enjoy your ride - front or back.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:19 PM   #36
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I have no preference. We have had both. One was basically the floor plan of the other backwards.

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Old 10-26-2015, 03:29 PM   #37
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For the view out back from the dinette, if you happen to have one, front bed.

For everything else and when there is no view out the back, rear bed works better.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:36 PM   #38
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We opted for FB,for the same reasons. Banking on the idea that the best view in country or state parks will be through the back window.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:38 PM   #39
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We liked the RB. Here are a bunch of the reasons. I'd also add that we like having the dinette directly across from the galley, giving more work space.

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Old 10-26-2015, 03:44 PM   #40
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Kind of like this. Since the only waking hours I spend inside is sitting there....
The one downside noticed so far is the door location relative to cement patios in RV parks..
Someone else could know if there is a difference in the location of tank dump connection between FB and RB.
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:50 PM   #41
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After more than 1,700 nights in an FB, I don't think that I would ever go for an RB. I say this mainly because of the view from the dinette window.

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