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Old 12-22-2011, 09:26 AM   #15
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I agree with most of the above. I like our round sink. And as for the cover we slide it between the back cushions on the lounge for travel and when we want it out of the way. We use it some but haven't decided yet if we use it enough to bring or just leave it at home.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:43 AM   #16
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I thought we’d be Brad and Angelina in an International, Flying Cloud or Safari. Instead we’re Fred and Ethel in a Classic, all because of the round sink.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:44 AM   #17
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Left the round cover at home in favor of this cutting board with a folding strainer from Target. Can cut and use the faucet to strain and wash while it's over the sink. Just fits and the rubber corners grip the sink edge to hold it.

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Old 12-22-2011, 09:49 AM   #18
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We have a 2010 27FB and love the round sink. We store the cover by the stove and use it when extra counter space is necessary during food prep. I was a little apprehensive, but after living with it, prefer it to the double sinks in our other travel trailers, actually!

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Old 12-22-2011, 12:08 PM   #19
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I don't get the issue with the sink cover. I leave it on all the time. When mobile, the cover stays put. When parked, it doubles as counter space and cutting board. That's what I thought it was for.

I can also put a lot of dirty dishes in the deep round sink; the cover hides them until they are washed. I like that!

Frankly, I think some are making a big deal out of nuttin'. If I had a partner who would turn a sink into a song-and dance, I'd leave them standing in the driveway.

I thought Airstreaming was about the spirit of the open road, metaphorically and literally.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:09 PM   #20
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I don't get the issue with the sink cover. I leave it on all the time. When mobile, the cover stays put. When parked, it doubles as counter space and cutting board. That's what I thought it was for.
We went from a double sink (in the prior Airstream, a 1988 Excella) to the single round sink (in the current Airstream - 2007 International). We like the round sink better. But we all have different preferences so it's all a matter of what works best for each of us, right? But a word of caution ... for what it's worth ... we previously would leave the sink cover in its place (on the sink) when traveling down the road. But we learned a lesson the hard way ... when traveling along a crappy Oklahoma highway this past summer, the sink cover bounced off of the sink and cut a 3 inch slice in the lenoleum. We were able to repair it with one of those kits from Home Depot ... but we no longer travel with the sink cover in it's place ... it now gets stowed in the closet when traveling down the highway.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:35 PM   #21
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Now that is a big deal with sink covers. We had both covers bounce off our previous double sink on a rough road, without collateral damage. We stowed them after that and do the same with the cover on the new trailer.

A few folks have liked the double sinks on their Classics, even spending a small fortune to upgrade for that reason. They must be larger than the doubles on the other models which are more suited to a child's playhouse. We found it a pia to wash full-sized dishes in the Safari doubles, so bought smaller cookware and dinnerware.

You can easily adapt to either style, but I sure wouldn't pick a trailer on that criteria.

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Old 12-22-2011, 08:56 PM   #22
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I have the double sink. The only thing I dont like is they are very shallow- only 7" deep. I havent seen the round sinks but it sounds like they are deeper.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:03 PM   #23
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Okay, just measured the round sink, 8" deep and 16" diameter, both measurements inside.

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Old 12-22-2011, 09:11 PM   #24
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Round "lobster" sink preferred over the double because of its large size. Store the lid under the mattress at the foot end. Never notice it there.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:59 PM   #25
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Love my lobster bowl sink. As stated by other posters it's deeper, and wider. Plenty of room to was my big pans, and stacks of dishes. We frequently cook for large groups and a smaller sink wouldn't work at all. I've had two Airstream trailers with the round sinks, and one motorhome with the double shallow sink and I can honestly say I love the round ones. My cover gets stored in the upright inside of the closet so it takes up virtually no room.

I wonder if you can either let her try one out, possibly at a rally or special order a trailer without it?
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:03 PM   #26
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Our Safari has a double sink, and I really like it. Suppose if we had the round sink we could work with it, but for my 2cents, I will stay with th3 double sink. Plus in our TT, I really do not find the sinks to small.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:17 AM   #27
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I have the double sink. The only thing I dont like is they are very shallow- only 7" deep. I havent seen the round sinks but it sounds like they are deeper.

The single round sink is very deep and large, and is really plenty of wash space.

I'd measure ours for ya, but our baby is off in storage due to some obscure local ordinance which disallows parking in our driveway off-season.

The sink is large enough, with the sprayer nozzle, to bathe a small child or dog, if one were so inclined.

Our sink didn't come with a cover. We use the dishpan within, with its' natural vertical space above, to hold the hand soap, dish wand, cantaloupe, pineapple, peaches, thawing meat, or anything else you don't want bouncing around whilst driving.

We created extra counter space with a lovely burner cover on little legs, glass with a black/white/grey marble-ish cover that stays put when traveling.

Agreeing completely with dkottum, I wouldn't pick a trailer based on the sink. Making compromises and adjustments is a daily part of being on the road in your beautiful Airstream.

Got to start somewhere, and the layout and visual appeal of your unit overall is the biggie, IMO.


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Old 12-23-2011, 07:38 AM   #28
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I'll add one to the like vote.

We hide dirty dishes under the cover until wash time, too. The teflon cover makes a handy cutting board for limes during happy hour.

Washing dishes has evolved to filling the sink with just enough water to get things covered, and then washing and rinsing as you go. We carry a collapsible dish strainer and one of the thick dish dish drying mats. All works great, and it all folds away.
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