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Old 05-15-2007, 11:21 PM   #15
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Lots to consider

In addition to what your family needs/wants... you might consider where you expect to tow your trailer and camp. Do you always go to RV Parks or do you prefer the wilds...??? Size and length may be a consideration there. Also your tow vehicle will need to accommodate what you will be pulling. If you go vintage you can create exactly what you want if you begin with a "clean" slate and remake the interior to your liking! But then, you may have to wait to go camping for a year or two...

Here is a thread that might have some things for you to read and consider, others have found it helpful.

Mrs. NorCal Bambi traveling in S Tardis

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Old 05-16-2007, 11:29 AM   #16
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For us an actual door on the bed area wasn't important, we were concerned about bed widths. The 25' Airstreams have 54 inch wide beds. The 22' Safari is the only one of the shorter Airstreams with a 52 inch wide bed. All the others have 48 inch wide beds. My wife and I found the 48 inch bed in the 22' CCD tolerable at the Los Angeles RV Show but it became very narrow on our first trip when our little dog squeezed in between us (should have taken the dog to the RV show)! Our tow vehicle wouldn't handle the weight of a longer trailer but a year later after buying a new Dodge Ram 2500 we traded up for a slightly used 25' CCD we found on vacation.

I will echo what others have said, the front bedroom models allow you a great view at the back from the dinette and sofa but they don't have feel as open and spacious as the regular 25' CCD or Safari.

Another thing is that the models with a dinette and a sofa provide more sleeping space fro children and grandchildren.

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