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Old 11-21-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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Question about floor plans

OK .... i have been looking at the current floor plans for the 28ft and the 27 ft. AS models. what i was wondering ... since i have not been into many RV parks is....

if you have a floor plan where the lounge is in the front of the unit.... doesnt that put you looking out at the parking lot if you have to back your unit in?

even if you are on a row that is on the outer edge of the community.....you wont have any view from your living room if its in the front of the unit. the view will be out the bedroom window instead because you have to back in.

the 27 foot units have the bedroom in the front.... but the floor plan of the lounge is not a very comfortable one with the sofa being more like a bench seat rather than something you can curl up in like the sofa in the floor plan of the 28 ft.

problem is that the 28 foot has the living room in the front and not the back so if you have to back in..... the view is out the bedroom window.

has anyone else noticed this ? and what percentage of places have you been to where you dont have to back in to have a great view.

thats what this is all about for me.....having a great view to look at as i am working in the living room during the day.

wish the 27 foot unit( with the living room in the back) had a better floor plan with a comfy sofa to curl up in at the end of the day...AND the nice view if you have to back in.

were there any older AS models at 27 or 28ft. that had a nice sofa and lounge with a panoramic window in the back instead of the front ?

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:41 PM   #2
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It will vary greatly depending on where you stay. Most if not all of the older units had the living area in the front with the sleeping in the middle or rear. Many SOB's (Some Other Brands) are set up the same way. You make your choices for comfort and convenience and make due with the view My 5ver had the bedroom in the front, a buddy's had it in the rear with the living room in the front.

The way I camp/RV I am only in the unit at night so the view isn't that important.

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Old 11-21-2009, 06:43 PM   #3
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You are correct, the FBs generally have the best views with the living space in the back.

With the 27FB you merely have to drop the table, move some cushions and you will have a pretty comfy lounge area to stretch out on and watch tv or whatever.
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Old 11-21-2009, 07:06 PM   #4
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yeah.... i know about the conversion of the dinette table but i was kind of hoping for something i didnt have to convert. that 28ft floor plan is just what i like...... might just have to find places to stay that dont require backing in.

as it is now... i work most of the day online and i would be doing the same in the AS if i was full timing it so.... the view is VERY important to me.
LOTs of view and LOTS of natural light.... thats my thing.

wish i could spend most of my time out doors.... that would be great

thanks for your input guys.
i really appreciate it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:12 PM   #5
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The only way to not back in is to get a pull thru. Then you are looking at other RVs and access roads from both the front and the back. Either that or pull in and you trap the TV and the sewer/electric/water connections are on the wrong side.

The sofa is perfectly comfortable to stretch out and watch TV from.

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Old 11-21-2009, 11:38 PM   #6
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Best view.

Hi, we have the Safari with the small windows, bed in the rear, and [remodeled] living room in the front. The best view is when you get out of the trailer and take a hike/walk. We do our TV and computer thing at night. The only view at night is the stars and we stiil get out of our trailer for that.
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Old 11-22-2009, 12:16 AM   #7
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YEP! all good points. i guess i am just going to have to deal with having the floor plan of the 27 foot model.

like i said i spend most of my days working inside and as long as i have a good breeze blowing thru and lots of light and a nice view i can manage to do what i have to.

i dont work all day but i do spend enough time that its important to me.

anyway... thanks for your opinions.
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Annie, did you notice that most of the newer models have the large windows on the drivers side? This is playing a big factor in our search for an Airstream, I would rather look out at my own campfire, not the guy next to me! ; )
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We camp at various locations. In some the best few is in front and others it is in back, but we really don't pay much attention to the view from inside because we usually stay outside unless the weather is really bad.

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We have had both front and rear bedroom trailers. We prefer our bedroom not be in the front of the trailer since that is where the most road noise is in the campground, and the least privacy at night. Most campsites are back in sites, that we have found. We like watching the campground (we're people watchers anyway). We aren't usually in our trailer unless we're eating or the weather's bad, anyway.

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We have had both front and rear bedroom trailers. We prefer our bedroom not be in the front of the trailer since that is where the most road noise is in the campground, and the least privacy at night. Most campsites are back in sites, that we have found. We like watching the campground (we're people watchers anyway). We aren't usually in our trailer unless we're eating or the weather's bad, anyway.

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Hi Kay,
you make a good point about the campground noise. i never thought about that and i can see what you mean.

but..... i on the other hand, am not a people watcher so i am going to have to see about making sure i get something that has the right floor plan. LOL..... only interested in looking at scenery.

thanks for telling me about alot of the sites being back in... that is what i suspected all along.
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