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Old 01-01-2018, 06:40 PM   #1
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Looking for some insight

We're trailer people but have never owned an Airstream. Looking for 22-25 ft range for 6-8 trips a year. Would like to have something to put a little work into, but don't have the talent for full restoration. Will need a shower and bathroom, but cost will definitely be a factor. Any advice on which year range I should look for would be appreciated. Needs to sleep 2, or 4 on occasion. Thanks for any input,

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Old 01-01-2018, 07:53 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome.

If you truly need to sleep 4 on occasion then I would not recommend the 22. It will not sleep 4 normal sized adult people. (I have field-tested this myself!)

The 23 with the dinette in front and small bed in back would be OK, but in all honesty I think you would be happiest with a 25 foot model, and will likely have the most offerings to choose from as this is a very popular model.

Back to the 2 or 4 people question. The 22 sport is a great little trailer for 2, and has a nice bathroom and very comfortable double bed. But again if you actually need to sleep 4 I would not recommend that. 3 adults is perfectly fine, but not 4.


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Old 01-01-2018, 08:47 PM   #3
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I have a 25 rear twin bedroom. I believe it is best suited to 2 most of the time and 4 on occasion. We sleep great in the twin beds. We have tried the gaucho. It works, but is cramped for two.
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Inverse economics at work

The larger size will more likely be cheaper than the smaller on the used market due to resale availability and, as noted above, a better match to your stated need.
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Old 01-02-2018, 02:36 AM   #5
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I recommend a 25' six sleeper, sometimes called floor plan C.
Rear corner double bed (sleeps me 6'-2" and wife 5'- very close :-)
Front couch folds down to a bed (2 children or 1 adult) also seating for 3
The dinette folds down to a bed (2 children or 1 adult) also seating for 4.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the replys.

Sounds like the 25' is the way to go. Anyone know where to find one now?
Thanks again,
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Old 01-04-2018, 04:36 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum!

The Classifieds tab above is a good place to start. Your local Craig's List is another source, but caution is advised as scams can be an issue. With SF and LA not too far away, you should have a pretty good initial idea of what is available.

The 25' length is a good place to start looking IMO. You might want to visit an Airstream dealer and inspect all the models from 22' to 28' in person. There is nothing like sitting inside a "full scale model" to get a good sense of space and limitations. Don't worry about looking at new trailers, when your goal is used. Happens all the time.

Good luck!


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