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Old 11-17-2011, 10:03 PM   #29
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I'm happy with "Tinbad" which is a standard Safari 25' (aft BR). With the single window and side windows for and aft. It provides ample view and additional insulation value.
Another consideration is the structural soundness/stiffness of having less window area (more windows/more possible leakage).
And finally, when I took possession the front window plexiglass protector had been hit by a rock necessitating replacement. It stands to reason that the corner window could be hit by flying objects and I don't recall seeing any information on wrap-around window protectors.
Aesthetics being a high consideration of all AS owners (other-wize one can hit the road on much less expensive trailers).....I like the smooth expanse of un-interupted curved corners and when guests come by they can't help but run they're hands over just that area.....they're eyes are just "drawn" to it!!
"FlashSilver" has an excellent point on "Backing into a View"...with the FB but I bought local to save on the cost of shipping from the far corners of the continent so I got what I ended up with and make do.
TbRich and Carlita are probably the ones to listen to most on this post as they are more in your size range and have more experience with a slightly smaller set up. AND you get by with a more economical tow vehicle.
Cheers (PS/ Picture of Tinbad on the "wrong side of the tracks")
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I have to say there are so many opinions on this, like many of the others here, it just depends on what use you are making of the space. We hit between 25k and 35k a year, and have a full wrap on the front AND the rear. The light is beautiful, as is the ability to really appreciate the view from both ends of your rig.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:13 PM   #30
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Now, the water and waste tanks - that's definitely a concern, and I've never dealt with that before, so all opinions about that are welcome. How do people who full-time in 19' Bambis deal with that? We'll be on hookups a good deal of the time, I'm sure, but also boondocking some of the time as well. We're both pretty good at water conservation, and I know you can always hook back up and dump when necessary if you're boondocking.

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We do quite a lot of dry camping in our 19', while not strickly boon docking, we do go without hookups and can get by the 2 of us for a week with the the black holding tank if we are careful. Grey water seems to accumulate faster, so we conserve, take navy showers and are careful with what we put in the grey tank. If we can drain the grey into a container and get rid of it we do... If there are showers in the campground we use those instead of our own water. We run out of fresh water first. So when we know we are going to be out for a week we are careful to take extra water...or better yet, be prepared to schlep a container back and forth to the trailer to fill up the tank... You will be surprised how long you can stretch your resources if you work at it a bit...
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:17 PM   #31
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So when we know we are going to be out for a week we are careful to take extra water...or better yet, be prepared to schlep a container back and forth to the trailer to fill up the tank... You will be surprised how long you can stretch your resources if you work at it a bit...
Kewl! I've started another thread on the subject, but that's good to know. I've read that people buy those 7 gallon collapsible water thingies, I can always keep one of those in the back of the TV!
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We hit between 25k and 35k a year, and have a full wrap on the front AND the rear. The light is beautiful, as is the ability to really appreciate the view from both ends of your rig.
Wow, your rig is gorgeous!
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