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Old 02-13-2018, 02:37 PM   #1
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Ever think about taking out the bed?

This looks very pleasing to the eye and much more room for ppl to lounge. Yes but where would we sleep??Click image for larger version

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Old 02-13-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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It is very pleasing to look at.

Looks like there are two spots to pick for sleeping, you just have to make up a bed each day.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #3
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This looks very pleasing to the eye and much more room for ppl to lounge. Yes but where would we sleep??Attachment 304193


Isnít that a FC 28í with a bed in the back?
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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Probably. Saw a tweet with this picture today and the layout looks just like my 22fb. But it's probably more narrow. I always felt my AS was too dark because we constantly draw the curtains because it's the bed. But this just looks bright and cheery.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:55 PM   #5
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One of my rules for RV's is I have to be able to sleep, eat, and go to the bathroom rebuilding the interior
Nothing spoils a great day than returning tired and having to play in Lego-Land.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:24 PM   #6
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One of my rules for RV's is I have to be able to sleep, eat, and go to the bathroom rebuilding the interior
Nothing spoils a great day than returning tired and having to play in Lego-Land.
Very true
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:13 PM   #7
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its not a 22FB

IMHO, a FC 28í with a bed in the back
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:26 AM   #8
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Fc 28'

I have a 2017 28' Serenity. The interior configuration is the same (I believe). There is a bed in the back (or two twins) the couch and the dinette convert into sleeping areas.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:31 AM   #9
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Layout is like my 28' Serenity. Different cabinetry however. Same colors though. It would be a real hassle not to have the bed in the back.
1) Under the bed is a great storage place.
2) Don't know what you would do with the area anyway.
3) I could see taking out the double bed and putting 2 singles in if there's a need for sitting room.
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Old 02-14-2018, 11:03 AM   #10
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Too much effort to have to put everything "together" in order to sleep, IMO.
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It is very pleasing to look at.
Those look like pictures posted in the windows. That would be easy to do!
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Bed?

If that is a 28' rear bed, would the bed not be behind where the photo is taken from?
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I have the L shaped couch in the front of my 23ft Safari. Since the back corner bed is so small, my wife gets that and I pull out the couch. On a recent solo trip, I found myself pulling out the couch since it takes all of 30 seconds to pull out the extension and slide a pillow in. As for bedding, there is a lift top locker behind it, between the nose of the trailer and back of the couch that a sheet, pillow and summer weight down sleeping bag pack into. maybe another 30-60 seconds to lay that out. So to your question on a 22ft, makes sense to me, although you probably need to check on overall weights, since I don't think the 22 has a lot of capacity to spare.
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with carpentry skills, it probably can be done where the plumbing and external storage is under a U shaped sofa. But the 22FB is a narrow trailer and its probably a pipe dream when sitting there with more than 2 or 3 ppl.
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:00 AM   #15
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Ever think about taking out the bed?

Thatís sure looks like a 28 FC. They arenít nearly as light and airy as the well lit photo might imply. We switched from the 28 to the 27FB which is much lighter and open feeling. Plus the lounge as a bed partly blocks the exit, not an issue with the 27. Most 28 owners who remove the lounge usually put in recliners.
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with carpentry skills, it probably can be done where the plumbing and external storage is under a U shaped sofa. But the 22FB is a narrow trailer and its probably a pipe dream when sitting there with more than 2 or 3 ppl.
Sardines in a can.

Welcome to the Airstream world of bigger and better.


Several folks we camp with, most are new to rv’ing, all traded their first trailers for larger units within months.


The small trailers are cute and lots of folks are sure they provide “all the room we’ll ever need”.


Nope.




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Old 02-15-2018, 01:27 PM   #17
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Its also relative to each his own.

"If" the 16 had a tandem axle, greater weight capacity and larger tanks, it would interest me.

Then again, I grew up camping in tents and that would be bigger and more luxurious than any tent I stayed in. I really think this is a big part of the difference in who prefers the large trailers vs smaller ones.

That and what TV you own, or a spouse who didn't grow up camping.
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Sardines in a can.

Welcome to the Airstream world of bigger and better.


Several folks we camp with, most are new to rvíing, all traded their first trailers for larger units within months.


The small trailers are cute and lots of folks are sure they provide ďall the room weíll ever needĒ.


Nope.




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I started looking at a teardrop Trailer and others like it. Then finally settled on the airstream Bambi 16 ft. When I got to the dealer, the wife and I thought we can go bigger with the 22fb and be satisfied and brought that.

One year later, a few Camping trips, now I'm looking for more room and bigger trailers.

Sigh. Never happy.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:15 AM   #19
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Our 22' Sport does not have the panoramic front windows surrounding the bed and the wife thought she wanted them at first. Then we visited with friends who did have those pano windows around their bed ... and we realized they did not have the privacy in bed we enjoy, nor did we suffer the cold windows beside the bed, nor could our friends lean up against a solid wall to read in bed. Now we're glad we have the small window up front and on the roadside with no window on the curbside except the hehr- one over the wheel well.

We've had the AS almost 3 years now, put 25K miles under it and still think it's the "cat's meow" for a 2-person AS, and comfortable still when we take a grandchild with us.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:45 PM   #20
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I have been thinking to change our rear bed on a 19FT FC for an L shape couch, that would give us a lot of space for the kids to play around when it is raining in the supposed to be Sunshine state. I know it is a bit more of work, but we already do it with the dining table for the kids and we sleep with bags to make it faster. I have seen pictures of the anniversary edition and it looks great. Has anyone tried?
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