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Old 12-18-2011, 09:11 AM   #71
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We Liked the 27FB Better

Originally Posted by LI Pets View Post
Thinking about a new one, in the floor plans they appear that the active living area is exactly the same the difference is mostly in the sleeping area, the wardrobe & pantry a bit smaller.

There appears to be about a $6,000 spread between the two.

Are there any other differences pros/cons?
We looked at the Flying Cloud 25FB and 27FB recently at Bates RV. In both cases we prefer the twin bed layout since it provides more external storage compartments. In my mind the 27FB definitely gets the vote. Two feet is hardly noticable in my mind from the outside and the inside storage/wardrobe/pantry is much better in the 27FB.

Since we're currently pulling a 29' the 27 would be a little (but not much) shorter.

If and when we look for a new or used rig we'll certainly give the 27FB layout a look.


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Old 12-18-2011, 11:45 AM   #72
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The comparison of 25's has a new kid on the block for 2012 with the 25A (twin beds) and 25B (queen bed). Different interior configuration with dinette/lounge in front, a larger bath (same as 30' bath), and both convection oven and gas oven.

We have been traveling in our 25B for two months, very happy with everything about it.

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Old 12-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #73
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I have had both the 25 Classic and the 28 Classic. The 28 Classic is really 28' 10". The 28 is not a bit harder to tow than the 25 and I have never encountered a campground in 5 years that caused any difficulty. I always tell campgrounds 29' when I make reservations.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:22 PM   #74
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I had a 25FB and if had to choose between the 27 & 25 I would go with the 27, I like the bed's orientation better in the 27, the little bit extra room and storage would be nice, I don't think the extra 2 feet would be noticed in daily towing and parking duties...
And guess what kids...
After living with the 30 foot Classic (and after spending just over 2 years in the 25FB Classic) - I've moved onto what I really hope is my last (for a least a long time) Airstream as I am soon to take delivery of my favorite interior decor (International Serenity with Mocha Ultraleather) with what I think for myself is the perfect platform - 27FB.

See, actions do speak louder than words...

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