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Old 07-16-2019, 02:23 PM   #1
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Moving from Bambi Sport 22 to [Something Else] 25'

My wife and I were squinched up in our 22' this weekend--our first time out in a long time for one reason or another--and we both started thinking about something bigger. Anyone made this move that can share your thoughts?
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Old 07-16-2019, 02:51 PM   #2
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We moved from a 19' to a 27FB and it's been wonderful.

The pluses:
1. No more corner bed
2. Separate shower/toilet area, although I actually feel as if the 19's corner shower feels roomier
3. Larger kitchen counter space (19 had no counter prep space)
4. Actually easier to back into spaces
5. Bigger Black/Grey tanks
6. Dual axles, which means less worry in the event of a blowout, which we did experience in the 27FB and it was a non-event

The minuses:
1. I'm sure there are some, but I can't think of any at the moment

We already had a tow vehicle that was capable, so that didn't enter into the evaluation.
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:21 PM   #3
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we have a '17 22FB sport, we love for the most part.

the ONLY other model that we would be interested in is the FC 23 FB

it has the same layout.
but it has
  • 8" wide
  • 1 foot longer
  • better quiet AC.
  • walk around bed.
  • and the only other model with a double sink

we have no need for a couch or all the extra space.
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:02 PM   #4
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16 for 1 yr then 22 last year. Love it but the 23 TB GT looks perfect, yet pricey
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Old 07-17-2019, 07:51 PM   #5
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Hi

The simple answer is to head over to a dealer on a weekday and spend some quality time in a range of trailers. That's not to say go buy a new one, the floor plans don't change radically year to year.

The only way to see what actually works for you is to go spend time in it. Floor plans on the internet simply do not give you enough real information. This is the sort of thing that only you can work out. A pair of shoes that fit me likely don't fit you

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Old 07-21-2019, 04:03 PM   #6
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I think I remember that the 22fb had a larger bed in it than most of the larger 23' trailers, but now of course you have the choice of the 22' Caravel. I would love a larger longer trailer too but I would have to build a new shop so stuck with the 22' length.
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Old 07-22-2019, 09:47 AM   #7
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"Longer trailer, new shop..." . Sounds like a win /win to me.
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:08 PM   #8
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We went to a couple of AS dealers and made like Goldilocks. After both trips, we decided that someday well go to a 27 Globetrotter. We love our 2019 Sport 22FB, but if were going out on month long trips well want a bed that runs the length of the camper instead of sideways. Also, we cook. The bigger kitchen area was a huge plus. Whatever you decide, spend some time thinking about you camping practices and then take a Saturday afternoon and try everything on the lot. Happy Camping!!
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:35 PM   #9
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seems that everyone buys a certain size and change mind that larger one is better...
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Old 07-22-2019, 12:44 PM   #10
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we have a '17 22FB sport, we love for the most part.

the ONLY other model that we would be interested in is the FC 23 FB

it has the same layout.
but it has
  • 8" wide
  • 1 foot longer
  • better quiet AC.
  • walk around bed.
  • and the only other model with a double sink

we have no need for a couch or all the extra space.


The 23 is about 8 wider - a plus for interior space, and is actually 21 longer. It makes a notable difference.

The bed is queen size instead of double. However, like the 25 models, its not really walkaround. The front wall of the trailer curves toward the floor and you cant step down there. Its still better - you can crawl in from the end, and being a few inches farther from the wall/window is nicer on a cold night.
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Old 07-22-2019, 01:09 PM   #11
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Getting larger

Purchased a new 2017 Int. Serenity 23D in May, 2017. Loved it and put about 13K miles on it. Great trailer. Sold it in may of 2019 and purchased a new 2109 FC25 Rear Bed Twin. Awesome!! We do plan on spending more time on longer trips with the 25. Both really fantastic Airstreams but the 8 1/2' wide body on the 25 and the twin bed arrangement make it so much more usable. Tows pretty much like the 23'. We had a capable tow vehicle so did not need upgrade. Happy hunting and Happy Travels.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:26 AM   #12
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With the re-introduction of the 2020 Caravel line, I can see Sport folks getting the itch to move up.

The fit and finish is upscale but so it the price. It does include some amenities like ducted AC and three burner range with vent hood. The three way LP refrigerator is gone and replaced with a 12VDC/120VAC compressor version that is much more of a down side for me.

If we decide to upscale from the 22FB, I think the walk around bed, the ducted AC, and the Balderi vent hood would be the inducement. However, we will need to buy a larger TV. This is a downer since our current TV is paid for and only has 80K miles and is a great ride especially over the Rockies.

Time will tell if an 8' wide AS is really a necessity. Just my 2 cents.
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