Hoping others will chime in with their ideas!
If I were in charge of Airstream's design department, one unit I would design is a 34' FB BH
I drew up a floor plan, but have no idea how to get it from paper to this screen, so will try to describe in words.
You would enter as current FB models, with dinette under rear window on your left, sofa in front of you, making a large L shaped unit (could also be a U shaped dinette w/ two recliners OR the L shaped sofa and loveseat configuration. Dinette table on hydrolic mount, adjustable heights: bed, coffe table, dining table, bar height.
A rear storage compartment would be under the rear window, accessable from the outside. This compartment could be as as wide and deep as a sofa if placed there or it could be two long compartments, one under each dinette seat, again accessable from outside.
Turn right, and galley kitchen is on your right (on curbside): first countertop with appliance garage on wall under upper storage cabinet (so the open door will not block a window!). A TV on rotating mount could be placed here, on cabinet end, so it can be seen from throughout living area. Then the sink with window behind it, some counter, then range with microwave/vent hood above, then bit of counter, then fridge. All with upper storage cabinets above.
Next, on same wall, pantry (2' wide with slide out shelves), wardrobe (5', cedar lining optional, or W/D ventless unit optional in wardrobe), linen closet (1' wide, pull out baskets), pull out and removable laundry bin in lower half.
Front bedroom with queen bed, head of bed at very front of AS. Under pillow area would be a storage area for 4 - 8 batteries (for solar), accessable only from inside (bed on good hydrolic lift system).
This bedroom is about a foot longer than current FBs, to accomodate a dresser on either side of the door, with drawers that pull out towards foot of bed. Storage compartments, accessable from outside, possible under each. If wanted, a tv could be mounted on swivle mount above one dresser.
A wardrobe on each side of bed, reading lights mounted to sides of wardrobe (so that you do not have to reach way up to shut them off, I hate that!).
The front bedroom also would have an EXIT door on one side, window on the other.
Under the foot of the bed would be a long rolling storage shelf that is aligned to pullout all the way, extending into the hall, so that deep storage is accessable without having to lift the bed. Bed is mounted 8' higher to give additional storage space beneath.
When you exit the FB, the bathroom is on your right, complete with shower. Tub bottom could be at least one foot deep to make it more useful for bathing children or dogs.
Next, on the right, across from the galley kitchen, is the second bedroom. My choice would be for a loft style bedroom, with bed above, wardrobe next to far end of bed (headboard backs up to shower wall, wardrobe on the right of that along hall wall. Under the loft bed is built in dresser and desk. Windows above and below, so both spaces get air and daylight. A ladder is used to access the above loft. Option would be two bunks, twin or full bed below (though no wardrobe if full bed chosen).
The sofa runs up to the foot end wall of the loft bedroom (would love to squeeze a desk against that wall, just before sofa, but don't think there is room.
This unit has same flooring throughout: cork, marmoleum, wood (carpet optional in bedrooms, I don't care for it).
Awnings all around
Pocket doors throughout
Instant hot water heater
Catalytic converter heater, with built in venting
3 MaxxAir fans: FB, galley, living area
Radient heating under floors (and up walls?!) possible
A dc based heat wrap system for holding tanks and piping (all enclosed for cold weather camping)
Best insulation available thoughout, including silver backed bubble wrap.
Double pane windows (?)
Maxx solar that roof can accomodate
4 - 8 (AGM?) solar batteries (not sure of sizing requirements), access from under queen master bed
2 40lb propane tanks
An optional stainless steel grill with outside mount and propane line would be available.
Onboard quiet propane connected generator available, powerful enough to run AC
Quality woodwork throughout - my preference is cherry or birch, smooth modern lines, no places to catch dust! Think Spartan Mansions from the mid 40s and 50s
LCD lighting throughout (or other very low energy style lighting), lots of it.
Reading lights mounted above all seating areas.
An wood used (especially in subfloor) would be marine grade, or other appropriate material that will not rot quickly or expand or otherwise get ruined if there is an undetected leak for a while.
Tanks, heating and solar/batteries would be sized so that family of 4 could drycamp for a week if living "normally", 2 weeks if being very conservative.
Fridge would operate on DC, AC or propane.
Safe, welded to frame, hidden somewhere in unit.
Custom Tempurpedic mattresses available for both bedrooms.
Self inflating "camping mattress" pads, sized for dinette and sofa, included. Unless, better yet, more comfortable seating/sleeping cushions are installed.
Wired everywhere for "smart home": tv, phone, internet, security, etc.
Sophisticated systems monitoring system for tire pressure, tanks, propane, solar, all systems - and it really works!
Currently offered upgrades like outside shower, black tank rinsing system, etc., all standard.
Color and material selections similar to buying new house: choose from several selections in each category as an extra option, in addition to standard designs - less of a "cookie cutter" feeling for new units would then be possible! To include awnings, bedding and other fabics, window treatments, flooring, woods and wood finish, hardware and fixtures, wall and ceiling finish (bring back Zolatone option!)
Quality, quality, quality. Specifications would be for the most durable, effective, efficient, and green materials available.
All mountings and attachents would be done with movement and travel in mind (overbuilt like modular homes are, so they are road worthy!). No more using one tiny screw where several longer ones are needed, piano hinge mounts used where possible, nothing flimsy, shoddy, or substandard.
This is made to really last and look good for a very long time!!!
I think that is it! Can't wait to hear what you think about it
Feel free to share this with Airstream if you have connections!!!
Anybody else been designing their dream unit, or see things they would do differently if given the chance? Have fun and share! Who knows, maybe the factory will catch on