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Old 04-29-2017, 09:08 PM   #869
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It has been sold. It came available while I was on vacation with my family! It went quickly. Thanks though..
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:54 PM   #870
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There was one for sale in Kentucky recently. It may still be available.
If you are talking about the '05 that was in the Airstream classified section 2005 BH -- it looks like it sold, and pretty quick too! It was listed April 12th.
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Old 04-30-2017, 01:45 PM   #871
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Old 08-24-2017, 02:32 PM   #872
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Hello everyone! I'm a new member as of today but I've been trying to read the back pages of the forum for a couple of days now. My wife and I are interested in finding an '05-'06 Safari 30 bunkhouse for our family, which includes two daughters both under 3yo.

I've located one in California but we are in Nebraska so it's not an easy trip to go look at it. I've also seen one that is listed as a VRBO rental in San Diego. We've considered going out there to rent it for a couple of days to make sure the layout works for our family.

My question is this: considering the shortage of the Safari bunks on the market, has anyone met anyone or had any luck converting another model of Airstream to add bunks? Any recommendations on the best floorplan for adding bunks? We do want to maintain a separate sleeping space for the wife and myself since I'm a light sleeper and even small noises from the kids are liable to wake me up a lot. Our first choice is still to find a good Safari bunk model, but we are keeping options open.

Also, any regrets on the smaller, non-panorama windows on front and back of the Safari bunkhouse? This is my biggest concern since my wife likes a lot of natural light inside. I know the newer Flying Cloud bunkhouse models have a panorama window but those are outside of our price range.

Thanks in advance for any advice and pointers you all may be able to offer!

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Old 08-24-2017, 04:34 PM   #873
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Windows are personal, but I don't mind ours at all. Door location is what'll limit you on converting. Having enough space for separate rooms. Good luck!!!
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Old 08-25-2017, 09:09 AM   #874
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Big windows are great in nice weather, but cold in winter. We had two sets in our 25' and I don't miss them one bit in our 30'. And I love a lot of light.
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Old 08-25-2017, 12:37 PM   #875
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We took a 2000 27' safari rear twin and converted the front gaucho into a convertible dinette. The kids have the rear twins, which are kind of private and we used the converted area up front for our double/ queen bed. It works nicely as long as you don't mind converting your sleeping area daily into a dinette/ sitting area. It seems to be a cheaper option than buying a bunkhouse. We are camping more and more and finally decided we wanted a bunkhouse for the separate, defined, sleeping areas. It took us a while, but we finally found ours!
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:12 PM   #876
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Welcome!

Welcome robert k!

The only Airstream that I've ever owned is our bunkhouse, so it is hard for me to compare on the windows, as a PP said that is very personal.

That being said, I don't find the BH to be dark at all. I usually lift the front outside tinted window to let extra light into the master and also the BH has a skylight (with a retractable inside shade). With the skylight open I find that really adds quite a bit of light to the middle of the Airstream. I think you'll have to see one in person to make that decision for yourself.

On the flip side, all that sun can make the Airstream hot inside. When we are traveling it is usually summer, so we are usually putting out our awnings, closing the shades and looking for shade to park under to help keep it cool inside the Airstream (think Amarillo TX or Moab UT with no shade in July).

Good luck in your quest to find a BH. They are out there from time-to-time, and it seems like they sell quickly.
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Old 08-27-2017, 06:14 AM   #877
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I echo everything cmrdgrs said above. We feel that we get plenty of light in ours and actually have made black-out curtains for ours so that we can control the light better. That being said, I've owned 70's airstreams with vista windows and the full-size pop out windows. I really miss the full opening windows. That is a major attractant to getting a newer bunkhouse, but for the same reason as you (robert_K), I won't put down the money for that :-) The little 1/4-height screw-out windows on the 05-06 bunkhouses really suck. You have to run around the entire camper opening windows just to get air to come in and you can't have the one over the coffee table (or couch if you have the other layout) open with the entry door open or they collide.

I put bunks into my '74 Overlander. They were fine for my kids at the time (5 & 7). Those kids now at 9 and 11 would have been far less comfortable. Even so, it still made the layout hard to use. The layout of the bunkhouse givens good separation of parents and kids and everyone can use the common areas and bathroom without invading others' personal space.

As far as finding another one, you've notified here so if someone sells they will let you know (that how I got mine!). Might be good to follow "Airstream Hunter" and "Airstream Addicts" on facebook as well.
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Old 08-28-2017, 08:19 AM   #878
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Thanks!

Thanks for the feedback, everyone! We'll keep searching and hope that a Safari bunk turns up, or that someone decides to offload a '14 FC bunkhouse at a price more in our ballpark.

That said, if anyone on here lives near Omaha, Nebraska (or maybe passing through) and would have a few minutes one day for my wife and I to just see the inside of an '05 or '06 bunkhouse, it would be greatly appreciated. We went and looked at a rebuilt '69 Sovereign yesterday, and it definitely taught me that you have to see the inside of each Airstream model in person in order to get a real sense of the layout, light, and functionality.

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Old 09-01-2017, 05:56 AM   #879
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National Parks and trailer size

My wife has found a potential hitch in our Safari bunk plans. She was reading elsewhere that many of the National Parks do not have campsites for trailers over 25 feet or longer. Or, if they do accept trailers of that size, they only have a few spots available.

What have Safari bunk owners experienced with getting their trailers into National Parks? We would mostly be looking to camp in the western US and southwest.

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Old 09-17-2017, 09:23 AM   #880
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Bunkhouses

Hello everyone, we are new to the forum - We are currently looking for a vintage/older bunkhouse style AS that has been remodeled to accommodate a larger family. We have three children and would like for each of them to have a permanent space. Any advice or recommendations appreciated! Please message me if you or someone you know has something that fits that description. Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2017, 05:51 AM   #881
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My wife has found a potential hitch in our Safari bunk plans. She was reading elsewhere that many of the National Parks do not have campsites for trailers over 25 feet or longer. Or, if they do accept trailers of that size, they only have a few spots available.

What have Safari bunk owners experienced with getting their trailers into National Parks? We would mostly be looking to camp in the western US and southwest.

Cheers,

Robert
The size limit can definitely vary by which National Park you are in. I live in AZ and know from experience that the limit at the Grand Canyon is 30'. If I were you I'd look at the different Parks you are planning to visit and see what each parks limits are and decide if that is a deal breaker for you on the 30' length. Even if you can't stay directly inside the park, you can usually stay close to the park in a private RV site or on BLM land. If you want to ensure you never run into a problem, yes I would choose a smaller travel trailer under 25'.
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:48 PM   #882
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Hello - We will be listing our 2005 30' Airstream Safari Bunkhouse in the next 30 days in The Woodlands, Texas just North of Houston. All original with 4 new tires installed last week. Trailer has been in storage. Email jam142613@gmail.com if interested and want to see pictures.
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