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Old 10-26-2015, 06:40 PM   #43
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After more than 1,000 nights in a RB, we would not choose the FB unless we had to, such as a specialty trailer like the Eddie Bauer. The rear view can be great and it can be very bad; the front view is never bad. And there are practical reasons for door near the front, one of which is our recliners face aft and we don't have eyes in the back of our head. Another is the deeply tinted rock guards provide a sun and visibility screen to our living room, we can see out but they can't see in, and the sun glare and heat gain is reduced.

However, it's all really not that important or everyone would agree which is best.

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Old 09-24-2016, 09:16 PM   #44
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After two SOB trailers with rear bedrooms, I thought I'd try something different so we got our 27 FC Front Bedroom. We're on the road now, our third vacation in this trailer and the configuration has really grown on me. We stop in rest areas when we're on the road and I like sleeping next to our TV for security reasons. After towing 31' & 33' SOB's, our 27FC is a dream to maneuver.

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Old 09-25-2016, 07:31 PM   #45
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Front bed with storage

I think a floor plan which is like my 30 rear bed, but actually just flipped with the front set up without the panoramic windows, but with the closets, I would like that. This would allow the nice view from my recliners out the back, which would be very cool. Or, with the dinette and possibly a more functional galley.

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Old 02-12-2017, 11:45 AM   #46
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I currently enjoy a 34 ft diesel pusher but grow more enthusiastic about perhaps an Airstream. My question: I've never pulled a trailer. Is there a big difference in maneuverability from AS trailers from 25 to 31? I'll fit an engine to pull I just would appreciate pros and cons. And is there a sweet spot length? Thank you all!
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:42 PM   #47
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Welcome to the forum.

This particular thread is really about front bedroom vs. rear bedroom, so if you want to have a lengthy discussion it's probably best to start a new thread. For now, I'll just say the key difference is that backing a trailer is quite different from backing a motor home. It's not particularly difficult to learn, but it will quite be a different way of thinking as you back up.

Main difference between those lengths is the length of the site in which you can park your RV. Given you already have a 34' Class A, if you also have a Toad the total length of a trailer-based rig probably won't be much greater, even if you went with a 31' trailer.

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