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Old 09-26-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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The 27' length.

We have not made the purchace yet. As far as towing or being blocked from a park or camping site, h
as anyone regretted the 27' length?
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Old 09-26-2014, 01:46 PM   #2
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had a 25 now a 28…put it anywhere……almost
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:23 PM   #3
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People seldom regret what they have, they make it work or move to another spot when it doesn't. Wheelbase of the truck will decide how manuerverable your rig is more than trailer length.

Midsize Airstreams (23-27) are the most popular models because they provide decent living space and tow very well.
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Old 09-26-2014, 02:30 PM   #4
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Skipped over the 23 from our FC20 and went with a 25...easily accesses even the remote camping spots (those without even water ... no electricity, sewer, etc).

It is great to tow with a short bed 3/4 T TV.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:31 PM   #5
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I am set on the 27fb but my husband was a little (only a little) concerned with the length.
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #6
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We have a 27 and generally have no problems camping where we choose ( mostly state parks and national parks). A few times we wanted to camp where length was limited to 25 feet. We just indicated that our trailer was 25 feet ( close enough and had no problems fitting in those sites.
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Old 09-26-2014, 05:32 PM   #7
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We have had this 27 footer for six or so years now and have had no problems with size. Many many many RV, fifth wheels are around this size. @7 I would think would be the 'momma bear' of the Airstream family.
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Old 09-26-2014, 06:23 PM   #8
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People seldom regret what they have, they make it work or move to another spot when it doesn't. Wheelbase of the truck will decide how manuerverable your rig is more than trailer length.

Midsize Airstreams (23-27) are the most popular models because they provide decent living space and tow very well.
What more need we say, dkottum nailed it.

The floorplan works for us. And when it doesn't we will upgrade.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:02 PM   #9
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Wheelbase of the truck will decide how manuerverable your rig is more than trailer length.

Just wanted to stress this. This week I towed our 23' with both my beloved Durango and a F150 Supercrew. The difference in maneuvering when reversing in tight spots was considerable.

Personally, I think a 25' is the magic size, but seeing many folks upgrade over the years from 25' to 27' says something...


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Old 09-26-2014, 07:14 PM   #10
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Which vehicle was better and why?
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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The 27' length.

The Durango. When backing up into tight spots, you often need to watch where the front is going as well as the back. This especially plays a role if you need some back-and-forth for fine tuning. In tight spots like that, the longer vehicle doesn't help.

Maneuvers that were simple in the smaller SUV just took more work with the larger truck. No doubt that you get used to what you have. But I tow with a variety of vehicles, and as long as the setup is dialed in and stable, I like shorter.

Likewise, a Jeep Grand Cherokee was easier than my Durango, but the difference there was much less than with the truck.

To be fair, I'm often camping in tight state parks. But even tonight, in a fairly roomy campground, I used all of the maneuvering space I could get.


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Old 09-27-2014, 05:27 AM   #12
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Our 27fb seems to be the perfect length for us, and we have been able to camp in several spots recently that we laughed at with a 40' motorhome towing a car! We almost bought a used 25fb queen, but love the extra room and the twins in the 27fb.

Our F150 Supercrew is a little long in turning radius, but it has great electric steering, so it's easy to maneuver when backing. I'm one of those people that want the Airstream perfectly aligned in the site, and it sometimes takes a little fiddling, but I haven't seen many places we wouldn't fit yet.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:32 AM   #13
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These are all great. Thanks for all of the information!!!
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Old 09-27-2014, 11:57 AM   #14
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We have 27' and pull it beautifully with our Toureg tdi. Use and anti sway and you are all good.
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