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Old 07-18-2015, 02:32 PM   #15
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I will be posting my 2014 sport on the classified section shortly. I moved up a few feet. I like the long bed and the full width bathroom and the width for pulling. For some reason, I was told they do not need segment protectors because of the width. Not true. I just added them.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:39 PM   #16
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Need double sink? Need 3 burners? Want a crowded bath? Want a dinette table which is not very central to kitchen for food prep? Is dinette seating for only 2 persons O K ? Do you not want a privacy curtain for the bedroom? Do you not need a night stand for a flat screen? Want a cramped and closed in floor plan? Want a shorter but wider trailer? Want to spend more money? Want a bed configuration creating a more difficult crawl over? If you want all these (negative) things, then buy the 20 footer!! For me, the 20 foot Flying Cloud is not even remotely interesting nor would I even consider it!!! But I am too proud of my 1958 22' Caravanner, gutted, and redesigned like no other Airstream ever built. Weighs 2180#
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:42 PM   #17
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What is a "segment protector"?
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:06 PM   #18
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We choose the 1992 Sovereign 21ft it is the smallest Airstream with twin axels. It's 3,900lbs and we get 17mpg in the 55 to 60mph range and it drops to about 15mpg in the mountains and also 65 to 75mph range. The Sprinter 2500 has the 5 cylinder Mercedes eng.and we can't tell the Airstream is back there. This is a great combination.
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Old 07-18-2015, 05:52 PM   #19
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You do not want any travel trailer with a kitchen in the back. Too rough and I don't care what brand it is.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:26 PM   #20
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Kitchen in the back - rough?

What does that mean? (Kitchen in the back - rough?)

And what are "segment protectors"?
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:42 PM   #21
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The 20 footer - - -

Need double sink? --20 footer has it

Need 3 burners? --20 footer has it

Want a crowded bath? --20 footer is not crowed. I was really surprised at how much space it does have in the bath

Want a dinette table which is not very central to kitchen for food prep? -- with the 20 footer you have so much more counter space that you don't need the table for food prep. You can actually set the table and wait for dinner to be ready.

Is dinette seating for only 2 persons O K ? ---20 footer seats 4

Do you not want a privacy curtain for the bedroom? -- 20 footer has one

Do you not need a night stand for a flat screen? ---why would you need that with a wall mount for the TV?

Want a cramped and closed in floor plan? --- ya, but all RVs without slides have that

Want a shorter but wider trailer? --- can't comment on this one. I don't know the specs on the others

Want to spend more money? Ya, the 22 is less expensive, but they have less expensive appliances also

Want a bed configuration creating a more difficult crawl over? - Yup, that's true but we have two beds so no one crawls over anyone.
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Old 07-19-2015, 09:01 AM   #22
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Segment Protectors

The official fancy name for stone guards. They start at around $800.
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Old 07-19-2015, 11:01 AM   #23
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I recommend the one that you are most comfortable on the bed and in the throne room.
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:21 AM   #24
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What is your truck?
Personally I would want to go bigger than either of those, but the top picture looks like better flow in the kitchen and bathroom area. In the top floor plan, the kitchen and bath look less crowded/easier to use. I personally do not like the "east/west facing" beds.
For me anything less than 28-30' is too short or has some compromise- flow, storage, walk-around room, view, etc.
Also, I like the comfort/security of having 2 axles/4 tires on the ground.
The new 26U floor plan looks OK.
When you actually go into a trailer in person, imagine living there. Sit in the dinette. Imagine yourself cooking, washing dishes, showering, etc. Sit on the toilet. Get a feel for the space. Think about the activities you will be doing. Will you have enough storage for clothes, food, dishes, towels, hobby related stuff, etc.
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