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Old 07-17-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Which would you rather own and why?

Thinking of getting one of these.
I already have and will keep my Airstream interstate .
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Old 07-17-2015, 06:42 PM   #2
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It doesn't matter which one I'd want to own. What matters is which one you want.


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Old 07-17-2015, 06:50 PM   #3
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You should consider finding an Airstream dealer that has both of these models in stock. Go there and spend some time sitting in each and see how they feel in person. You will be much better equipped to make an informed decision.

Do you plan to tow one of these with your Interstate?

Good luck in your quest.

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Old 07-17-2015, 08:24 PM   #4
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Top one, I think it is wider.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #5
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Actually the 22 has a wider and longer bed, but the actual trailer is narrower.

We just bought our 22 yesterday (YIPPIE) and we liked the bed size, counter space in kitchen, and bathroom layout and operable window in the bathroom.

We looked at the 20 last summer, and it is a very nice kitchen, but the bed is smaller than the 22. And it is a more costly unit as it is not a Sport.

If you want a real oven that would be a reason to get the 20.
If kitchen storage is your priority, that would be a reason to get the 20.
If you want 2 windows over the dinette, that would be a reason to get the 20.
If you like the trim level overall of the Flying Could vs the Sport, that would be a reason to get the 20.

If you want a wider and longer bed, that would be a reason to get the 22.
If you want a bit larger bathroom with an operable window, that would be a reason to get the 22.
If you want a narrower trailer to tow, that would be a reason to get the 22.

And obviously there is a substantial price difference if buying new.

They both have nice front-to-back line of sights and good cross ventilation.
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Old 07-18-2015, 09:48 AM   #6
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Like Piggy Bank says. And you will get slightly better gas mileage. We love ours and put on more than 40k on it.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:26 AM   #7
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The Flying Cloud has a very similar layout to our vintage 1956 Safari - just reversed front to back. I love it - it is a near perfect two-person trailer. The only layout complaint I have is with the kitchen & bathroom co-located, we sometimes have to do a bit of do-si-do side-stepping to get out of the way of each other in the kitchen/bath. Of course, our Safari is narrower than either of these.

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Old 07-18-2015, 11:29 AM   #8
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Just got back from a 7,168 mile/ 5 week camping trip with our 20ft FC....I am 6'6" and can stretch out completely on Daisy's bed. Now, if you're taller than 6'6"......jon
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Old 07-18-2015, 11:44 AM   #9
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We have the 20'

We have the 20' one (bottom layout) and love it. What sold me was the kitchen layout. For the life of me I don't understand how anyone manages to cook a dinner in the layout like the top picture.

Also, given how little floor space you get in any RV, the bottom layout allows for way fewer "collisions" because the cook can work at the end of the trailer and the other person can lay down, sit at the dinette, or use the bathroom without making the cook move to get out of the way. That is my main problem with a kitchen in the middle of the trailer - the traffic pattern is a problem always. Also, we have added a lot of extra storage space to our trailer because the 20' has many such possibilities.

As for the bed length, the little hampers at the head and foot of the bed are just a little bit above the level of the bed, so you can technically put your pillow on top of the hamper and get back that extra length. The hamper area at the foot of the bed is a little bit harder to use because you tuck the sheets, etc., into the end of the bed. I guess you could get a foam topper and put it over the whole length and over both hampers. . . . .
We use both beds because we also sleep with our dogs, and that works well.
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We had the 20' with the "large" kitchen (bottom layout). We bought it because of the kitchen and the counterspace, double sink, etc. Also the traffic issue mentioned above is pretty good in the 20, but the 22 is not bad for this either. We loved our 20FC but after 1 ˝ years, 15K miles and about 80 nights with two large dogs, we realized that we hated to convert the dinette every night to create a lounge area for our dogs. We recently upgraded to a 25FB International, which has a lounge area. If it is only 2 people, both layouts are quite nice. Friends have upper layout and it is not bad at all either. Ultimately, it is a compromise - you just have to figure out which compromise suits your style.
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Would you recommend new or used and if used, how old would you go?
Now leaning towards 22 thank you all.
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I also like the bench with flip down tables that the older 22 had.
Gave a more open feel and room for better lounging.
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:39 PM   #13
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one flaw

Although we like our 20', one major layout flaw is that they they placed the head of the bed on the door side, which is also where the TV is (over the refrigerator). That means that you can't lay in bed and watch TV because the closet is in the way. We added reading lights at the foot of the bed (there is an outlet) and modified the quilt so that we could reverse the foot and head of the bed. Now we can lay in bed and watch TV.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:27 PM   #14
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20 Safari

If you end up liking the 20 ft, rear kitchen d use dinette version, I have a nearly new condition 2008 safari 20 I'm selling.
Layout looks identical, I think.
I solved the tv viewing from the bed problem by mounting it on the dinette / bath wall.
Works for me but I'm a hermit.
good luck on your search and decision.
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