Excited to join the Airstream community. My partner and I have been looking for a 26' or 27' that we can do a few minor renovations on within the next month and caravan in. We can do a marathon restoration and work on it nearly all day, every day. I have found two in particular that I only just came across on classifieds that caught my eye - in number one we'd want to redo flooring, throw out the sofa out and build in a u-shaped seating area with an adjustable dinette, and put in a queen bed. Number two, being a little more pricey, just replace the toilet, replace faucet/sink, a few other easy things.. Both are 2000 safaris.
One issue I have found is that most that I come across, as well as number one, have twin beds in the middle of the cabin, and you walk between them to get to the bathroom. If we were to try to put a queen bed into it, we'd most likely be blocking the way to the bathroom. Anyone got a fix for this other than making the sofa up front into a sofa bed? I really prefer the bathroom to be centred, but haven't actually seen any in our range (up to $30k). We're in Texas for reference, and really only looking for things in Texas. It's just quite offputting to me to have to walk across my bed to get to the shower, say if I just went hiking and I'm very muddy.
If there are any other applicable words of advice for any of these topics, I would appreciate all of the information I can get.