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Old 07-25-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Considering a New Camper

We are looking at a 2010 25' International with front bedroom. We now have a 31' 1984 Excella. I love our Excella, but DH wants a smaller and newer camper. I'm concerned about lack of storage. DH says I take too much "stuff" with me when we camp. Any thoughts? I would especially like to hear from anyone who owns this camper. Any complaints? Also, is a queen size bed in an AS the same as a queen size bed for a house?
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #2
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Hi, a 25' trailer has plenty of storage, at least for us. [two people and a small dog] If you can't bring what you need in this trailer, you are trying to bring too much. An Airstream queen bed is the same width as our home queen but about 3" to 5"s shorter.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #3
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What does "DH" mean? Based upon the difference of opinions, is it "Dumb Husband?" I've been called worse!!


On edit, i looked it up.....Darling Husband or Dear Husband. OK, that's nicer
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:36 AM   #4
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We have a 2005 Safari 25FB, named Lucy, that we have used quite extensively (1,090 nights/97,000 miles). We have found Lucy's storage capacities to be more than adequate for lengthy trips (50+ days).

As to Lucy's queen bed, it is 60" wide by 75" long. Which is 5" shorter than a standard queen bed. We have found Lucy's bed to be quite comfortable. We are 5'10" and 5'5', respectfully.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:05 AM   #5
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We have a similar 25' Airstream, spent six months in it this past year. Just the two of us, no pets, have plenty of storage for us. But we came from smaller campers, not larger, so our perspective may be different. We don't bring stuff unless we use it, essentials.

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Old 07-26-2012, 07:27 AM   #6
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As others have said the RV queen is about 5" shorter than a residential queen. The one in our FB model and I believe most of the newer models is also beveled at the foot corner ends to allow easier access to either side. If you like fitted sheets, they won't fit unless you are handy with a sewing machine. Someone may sell fitted sheets for that size, but I haven't come across any.

As for storage, I think many of us are inclined to carry more than we need. We have a 27FB and I believe the only difference between it and a 25FB is a slightly larger closet and pantry. When we bought the Airstream, I had to thin out a lot of the stuff I had been carrying and never needed, and have found that the storage is more than adequate for what we need.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:14 PM   #7
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Thanks, everyone. Still thinking about it. Hope it will still be there if we decide to commit. And, no, I didn't mean dumb husband! :-)
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We down sizes from a 1998 30ft. to a 2010 25 FB. It was at this time we realized how much we carried that we didn't need. We now have extra space????.Also remember, it's weight not volume when loading- just because there is room doesn't mean you should carry it.
If the length of the queen bed is a problem, you might consider the twins
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:51 PM   #10
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Well we bought the 25FB International and so far we love it. There seems to be more storage than I anticipated. We've only made one trip so far. When we picked it up from the dealer, we stayed in a campground nearby for a couple of nights. The real test won't come until next summer when we will camp for 4-6 weeks at the beach.
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We really like the space in our 25FB Flying Cloud. It has plenty of room for 2 adults an akita and a corgi!
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:05 PM   #12
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I have the classic 25 with the queen bed, i had a Classic 25 with twin beds. I lost about 60% of the inside storage and about 80% of the outside storage. However i get to sleep with someone now. For storage always go with the twins.
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