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Old 08-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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So Many 25s with Twin Beds

Am I in trouble trying to find a 25 ft with a double or queen bed instead of the twin bed setup? I'm not wedded to any particular model or year. Are these quite desirable/rare?
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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Am I in trouble trying to find a 25 ft with a double or queen bed instead of the twin bed setup? I'm not wedded to any particular model or year. Are these quite desirable/rare?
The reasons are many. Most of us old pharts are restless sleepers, and the bride (sooner or later) says, the queen is not big enough for both of us…go sleep out on the couch!

Seriously though, we like the twin beds because is gives one the sense of having a larger trailer in the almost 26 ft length. Storage is pretty much the same inside, and I believe you get a bit more on the outside.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #3
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We converted our twin Safari 25ft to full/queen. I know most go the other way....guess the wife likes the heat I put out on cold nights. It is not that difficult to modify twin to queen or queen to twins. Find what you are looking for other than that and make the change. The only part that is a bit difficult is dealing with a storage door going into empty space. I will eventually replace a piece of aluminum on the inside and put a piece of insulation from the outside ad leave the door locked. I am not going to eliminate the door on the outside.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:16 PM   #4
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If you were to view the Colonial Airstream dealer's website (Airstream's largest stocking dealership), you would see very few twins in inventory or on order. They are almost a special order item.

We special ordered our 2014 27FB Classic to preclude the usual dealer installed options we did NOT want and the one item in addition to the twin beds we did want (second AC and 50 amp service). All other modifications such as a solar and inverter systems will be installed by a third "qualified" party which unfortunately our dealer does not make that list per our experience with the existing unit.

A twin installation gives you external access hatches on both sides to half of the space under the twin beds, the other half is inside access storage. Plus, you get a front access hatch to space under the heads of the twin beds and under the center night stand.
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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In the older trailers The twin bed models seem to be far more common than doubles.
I am not sure why. Our preference has always been a double. We do quite well with the 48 inch wide bed in our 61. All our trailers are doubles except the 64 and that will change if I ever find time to rebuild it.
Of course we are only in our 70's. Maybe if we were older we would see it differently

Doubles and queens may be more common in the newer trailers with rear bedrooms
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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Personal choice, we like the queen bed, may change someday but not yet.

The newer trailers have queen beds in most models that are quite comfortable and accessible for two. There are some tradeoffs, queen vs twin, but not enough for many.

If you are looking at an earlier model a conversion may be the best bet; good overall trailer condition is far more important and harder to correct if not.

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In the older trailers The twin bed models seem to be far more common than doubles. I am not sure why.
Maybe back then Wally thought that the average Airstreaming couple was too old for any hanky-panky that would require a double…
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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Maybe back then Wally thought that the average Airstreaming couple was too old for any hanky-panky that would require a double…
Wally's (old) clients didn't have the benefits of modern medicine. Not many twin beds being sold since that came out.

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Old 08-19-2013, 01:02 PM   #9
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when we upgrade from our FC 19 we are going for a 25 twin bed so our lab can sleep on the floor between us

and we're old farts too!
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We have 21 Airstreams with Twins beds in stock or on order and are planning on ordering more. They have recently became very popular.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:29 PM   #11
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Thanks so much everybody! My dream is a current 25 Flying Cloud FB, but that's not going to happen financially. We'll be going older, and I'm not seeing many without the twin setup. Glad to know it might not be too hard to modify.
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:02 PM   #12
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We are thinking of moving to a 25' twin- or as I call it, the "Ozzie and Harriet" model.
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After looking for a long time, and following the Forums for years, I think the availability on the market sort of ebbs and flows.. At times they are all "Queen's" and people want Twins, and then it reverse, and all the listings are for Twins.. As noted, some have converted, but it creates "issues" with underbed storage compartments and access in older units.. With patience, you will find the model you are looking for, but maybe not right away, and maybe not in your backyard...
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We purchased a 25' FB twin bed unit and had Can-Am make up a folding platform and order a mattress to fill the space between the twins. We store the bedside table top for now. It makes a wonderful king size + bed. When our family comes with us it will fit our kids and our two granddaughters or grandsons comfortably and allows us to use the two pull outs for ourselves. The kids also use it as a giant lounge for watching movies on a rainy day. The best of both worlds with one trailer.
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