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Old 03-10-2014, 03:01 PM   #1
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Newbie - buying debate...

We aren't owners yet, still investigating our options.

22 sport or 20 FC? Besides the $$ difference, I LOVE the layout in the 20. The front bed size bothers me though. I'm not sure we would be comfortable and don't really want to sleep separately

I've looked at both a few times...but just can't decide. Hoping to hear from others who had the same dilemma ...

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Old 03-10-2014, 03:29 PM   #2
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Try to get a trailer with an island queen bed.
Any other bed and configuration and the people will have to sleep separately or one crawl over the other to get in/out of bed.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:24 PM   #3
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Bed Size

CHEVl66,

M.HONY is right, you might think looking at the Safari 23FB which has the walk around bed. We too looked at the Safari 20' but then we would have had to buy a new TV due to the additional weight and finances didn't allow us to do so.

If price is an issue think about used. One nice thing about AS owners is they tend to take better care of their trailers then other brands. Spend enough time on the forums and you'll find many of the used AS's are sometimes better then new due to all the upgrades their owners do to them.

We have a 16' Sport but so far the bed set up hasn't been a problem. We gave up size for flexibility and since we bought new the price was a factor as well.

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Old 03-10-2014, 05:42 PM   #4
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we have the 20' front bed model and really like the lay-out. the bed takes a little time to get comfortable in. however the rear kitchen makes it worth the adjustment.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:58 PM   #5
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We had a 20' with the big kitchen and tiny bed. It was the uncomfortable long term seating in the little dinette that led us to trade to a 25' though, and then we replaced that uncomfortable dinette with recliner chairs.

Nonetheless that little bed is for younger, more agile folks than me. After the contortions of getting in it we slept okay, our queen bed is wider than we need.
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Old 03-10-2014, 07:22 PM   #6
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Whatever you get, try to get exactly wht you want the first time rather than buying one, figuring out it won't do for one reason or another, and trading.
Good Luck!
Get you that shiny silver trailer and go camping!
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:41 PM   #7
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We bought a 20FC and yes the bed is not ideal but, for us where we go and our tow vehicle, it has been great. National parks and State parks equals perfect size for us.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:55 PM   #8
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Whatever you get, try to get exactly wht you want the first time rather than buying one, figuring out it won't do for one reason or another, and trading.
Good Luck!
Get you that shiny silver trailer and go camping!
That's why the debate. I like the sport set up, larger bed, light-weight & PRICE. I LOVE the kitchen in the 20, but keep going back to how small the bed is. Then I really wonder how much cooking I would actually do...and I'm not sure that, combined with small bed justifies the price. Just trying to get other opinions/thoughts in case there is something I missed, and to see how people like their 22sport or 20fb.
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Old 03-10-2014, 11:22 PM   #9
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Hello chevl66:

Yes, m.hony is correct. In order to sleep together one must crawl over the other. Lots if giggling, etc. I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Enjoy whatever you get.
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We're very happy with our 27FB with the north/south queen bed. The 28 was nice too, but we didn't want the wrap-around couch. BTW, don't be fooled. The 27FB and the 28 are the same length, give or take one inch.
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Hello chevl66:

Yes, m.hony is correct. In order to sleep together one must crawl over the other. Lots if giggling, etc. I wouldn't miss it for the world.

Enjoy whatever you get.
I love the "cheap thrill" I get when my wife climbs over me to get into the bed in our Bambi! I make sure to always get to bed first.
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We loved our 20 and if it hadn't been for dog #3, we would not have traded for the 25. We found the bed cozy, the kitchen fantastic, and the maneuvering into tight spaces unparalleled .
If I had no animals, it would be back to the 20.
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Old 03-11-2014, 06:44 AM   #13
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Even if you never cook you still gotta eat.
You gotta have room to make a cold cur sandwich or make a bowl of cereal or microwave ramen/ravioli/chicken noodle soup, etc...
You gotta have somewhere to lay out your burgers, dogs, leg quarters, chops, sausages, fish, etc. after you grill them...
If you ain't gonna cook you can use the stove cover for this...
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We really like the layout of our 22FB Sport. Bed in front, bath at other end of trailer. And, the Cuisinart convection microwave works surprisingly well, so much so that I want one for the house. We have found it to have plenty of storage; in fact, we have empty space still. Pack light.
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