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Old 06-07-2011, 10:35 PM   #43
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That recliner mod makes me want to get an Eddie Bauer 25, store the foldup seats in the shed, and put in two recliners and a drop down table. Perfect, except I like the size of the 23's.

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Old 06-07-2011, 11:36 PM   #44
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LI Pets, I really like what you posted there (photo of replaced door-side dinette seating with recliner). I wish Airstream would give us that option, since the fastest growing segment of buyers are solo travellers. I do not need dining for four. What I really need is a comfortable place to sit and watch T.V. or read, and a dining area for two at the most.

This is my current set-up - typical. I can see a nice comfy recliner in that corner with a small drop-leaf table. Would be perfect!

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Old 06-08-2011, 09:09 AM   #45
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I remember Chief's recliner. I didn't want to get out of it.

But, for us, we like tables. They hold the laptop, newspapers, books, meds (seems like there are more of them each year) and food. I keep planning to build a new table and make it a few inches deeper. Our dining room table at home is big and often has so much stuff on it you can't see the wood. We are table people. Chief doesn't need a table because he is attached to his iPhone.

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Old 06-09-2011, 09:25 AM   #46
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Chief doesn't need a table because he is attached to his iPhone.
Must be hard to eat off an iPhone...

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:36 PM   #47
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Must be hard to eat off an iPhone...

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Didn't you see that beer commercial with a smart phone app where you can pour beer out of the phone?

Food may be coming soon.

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Old 06-09-2011, 04:43 PM   #48
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The nice part about it is you can do it while driving

The police could find the source.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:45 PM   #49
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Now back to the thread.

Tomorrow my wife and I are headed to Colonial in NJ to look at the 25/27FB and they have the new 25B.

Should be fun any points I should check out?




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Old 06-09-2011, 06:02 PM   #50
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Yes, the hitch weight?

This would be of interest to those who find the hitch weight of the current 25 FB too much for their tow vehicle. Thanks much!

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I'm with Moosetags - we too debated over the 27 and our 25. For us, the 25 is just right especially since one of the parks we love to camp at has a 25' limit. We were also able to squeeze onto a beach spot in Tofino with our 25' - don't think it would have been possible with a 27.
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For that matter, find out the empty weight of the 25B trailer. I don't think it's posted on Colonial's site.

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Now back to the thread.
Tomorrow my wife and I are headed to Colonial in NJ to look at the 25/27FB and they have the new 25B.
Should be fun any points I should check out?.
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #54
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We have the 27FB and love it. My wife hated the bed arrangement in our 19 that we had before the 27 and didn't much care for the sideways bed in the 25. The deal maker, for us, was the extra space in the closet and the pantry with the microwave. We really load up the pantry and like the microwave though it's a bit on the gutless side.
We do find some campgrounds that have sites that are too short for us but overall it's not been much of problem. We camp in national parks, state parks and forest service campgrounds and only rarely in private campgrounds. At least half of our camping is dry camping.
Sunday we're off for a month to the coast of Oregon. Can't wait!
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I should also mention that we do not have the full bed in our 25' but rather the twin bed set up. What is nice about the twin beds is that our FB turns into another "lounge" where the twin beds are more like "day beds" or "sofas" and the length of the hallway stretches from the front of our trailer clear to the back where the twin beds are. Not sure how available the twin bed set up is, but it is nice.

It is just the three of us, hubby me and little B. We typically keep the dinette table down since we eat outside (on picnic table) so we can keep our big "lounge" area for, well, lounging.

When B goes to bed on one of the twin beds, we shut the screen private slider so B has nice darkness to sleep in and hubby and I watch movies and hang out. There is so much room and it is so comfortable to sleep in that area. We sometimes sleep side by side over the dinette or if hubby stays up late watching a movie (wearing TV EARS by the way -- google that) I end up crawling over to the "safari or international" window side and fall asleep.

But one thing I LOVE about the 27' is the pantry size and the microwave and there seems to be more room in the bathroom too. The hall closet also doubles as well in size....there are definite benefits to both. Here is a beautiful Airstream in the 27' foot size -- really, I drool over this: http://www.riveted-blog.com/
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Old 06-11-2011, 12:24 PM   #56
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Ok so we made it down to Colonial, Pat and Lauren are not like car dealers being pushy to close a deal.

They were great, he opened 4 that we wanted to see and few others that were already open, I would guess they had 60+ in stock.

I looked at the 28, it had an uncomfortable couch good for 10 minutes.

Dinette for us had no real need.

New 25B or reversed 25FB, the couch was 13" shorter on the curb side.

Now difference with the 27FB/25FB

Wardrobe 30"/15"
Pantry 15"/6"
Counter a bit larger on the 27
bedroom length 7"9"/6"10"

Our focus is the couch dinette area for ourselves to stretch out and relax or entertain.

The 25 meets that need as well as the 27, and better than the 28.

So in effort to save a few bucks we are now going to focus on the 25FB.

All I need to do is sell my '77 31' and I'll move forward.


I would cut down the dinette seating by the door with that bolster cushion, and build a cabinet like the Classic, chairs or what ever. IMO that is currently dead space.

I would also cut the table width a bit it appears over-sized.



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