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Old 05-10-2013, 09:15 AM   #29
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We are very happy with what we have and don't lust for anything longer.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #30
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I had to convince my wife that a 28 wasn't too big. Now that we have one she likes the 30. Some day.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:04 PM   #31
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Right size AS

When I first started looking for an AS I was set on nothing larger than a 25', with a 19' to 20' preferred. After making offers on three, being a day late on a few more, a couple just too ratty, we found our 28' classic widebody. We thought it was too big, but it was in great condition, near by, and in our price range so we bought it. At this point we are glad that we didn't get any of the smaller ones. It is amazing how big they can look on the outside and be so cramped on the inside after a few hours, especially with a couple of grandgirls. The only problem I can see is that the 28' is just too big, too low, and too wide for any serious boondocking. For that I see the possibility of a 17' Casita in the future.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:25 AM   #32
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Wouldn't it be cool if we could all have a 40' like the ones custom made for the railroad in the 60's.
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Old 05-11-2013, 07:42 AM   #33
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Wouldn't it be cool if we could all have a 40' like the ones custom made for the railroad in the 60's.
No, because it would be 14'-1" too long.

These tiny homes are all too small when we're living in them, and too big when we're moving them around. Love what you have because it is as near perfect as you will ever get.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #34
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I agree. I picked the 30' several years before I bought it based on floor plan. If they still made the 3 axle 34' I would have still most likely have bought the 30'. When I first started looking they did still make the 34'...but...I should have gotten the brown leather sofa and dinette and the solar panel...
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #35
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If I knew then what I know now or if I was a successful Monday morning quarter back, I would have really pushed for the 27FB when we ended up with a 25FB. The cross bed on the 25FB is not what I thought it would be looking at the floor plan drawing from overseas. Any jumps from the frying pan into the fire will now require an extended large dealer visit to bounce between the different models and floor plans.

The good news on the other hand is that the TV in hand can tow any Airstream we might choose in the future.

I wonder if one can mix and match on a custom order? We like this interior but would prefer this couch kind of thinking.....
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:23 AM   #36
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We camp with a parrot, a spaniel and a wolfhound. We tried to downsize and really missed that extra couple of feet, especially when the weather was bad.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:15 AM   #37
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I love reading all the reinforcements for my decision making on our first AS. When I first got the wild hair to get an AS I thought I didn't want to tow something really long. I hauled a two horse trailer for many years and that was long enough. So 20' seemed about right. Then I got to looking at floor plans and looking at my dogs and back at floor plans and then the length eeked up a foot here and a foot there... until I decided upon the 26'.
I suspect the first rainy day we have to spend all together in the trailer might tell the tale, but I think it will be be better than a motel room or a tent or sitting in the Expedition!
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:13 AM   #38
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Went from 25' to 30', no issue with length and towing, sometimes have to take off the equalizer bars to back into tight spaces, but other than that 30' is no big deal towing but a world of difference in living space.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:20 AM   #39
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The layout/floor plan of the 30 works better for me. I like a walk through bath. Even the 34 did not have a walk through bath. If Airstream would make the 34 again with a walk through bath I would be tempted. For now I think I have the best of the best.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:34 PM   #40
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The concrete is setting up on our order for a 27FB Classic. We requested a specfic build start date in January and are awaiting that confirmation now. We selected the options we wanted and passed on the ones we did not want. So it is more a Burger King order, the way we want the unit built is our way.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:57 PM   #41
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The concrete is setting up on our order for a 27FB Classic. We requested a specfic build start date in January and are awaiting that confirmation now. We selected the options we wanted and passed on the ones we did not want. So it is more a Burger King order, the way we want the unit built is our way.
As m.hony would say - "well you just rock on witch yo bad self now!!"
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:22 PM   #42
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31' Gives Max Interior AND Max Maneuverability

I looked at 25' to 34'. Rejected the 25' to 28' due to lack of interior space and/or configuration. The 34' did not really offer more interior cabinetry or storage, only about 4' of additional free space; the advantage of which was more than negated by the relative lack of maneuverability of 3 axles vs. 2 axles and its higher price.

Thus I opted for the 31' (toilet, vanity and shower all together street side) 2 axle with twin beds with genset under the curb side bed; have no regrets to date.
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