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Old 09-15-2009, 08:17 PM   #57
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I have a 30 excella with twin rears I just bought. I have not used it yet but it will take some getting used to seen we have slept together for 26 years and still enjoy sleeping in the same bed. The dealer told us its a popular floor plan aka sought after?
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Old 09-15-2009, 11:27 PM   #58
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Well, the two singles give the most square footage of sleeping area available in an AS, from what I've seen...
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Old 09-16-2009, 07:29 AM   #59
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I have a 30 excella with twin rears I just bought. I have not used it yet but it will take some getting used to seen we have slept together for 26 years and still enjoy sleeping in the same bed. The dealer told us its a popular floor plan aka sought after?
Our last trailer had twin beds. The only problem we found (other than the obvious one!!) was that the beds were hard to make being tight against the walls. Our present trailer has a centre queen bed which we find better.

Pros & cons I guess.

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:52 AM   #60
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When all is said and done, we like the 25FB with the queen bed.

We say this after having spent almost 500 nights in our Lucy, and having pulled her over 50,000 miles in three years.

We have found that we are very comfortable in this floor plan. If we were to replace Lucy today, we would get another 25FB with the queen bed.

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Old 09-16-2009, 08:50 AM   #61
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Sleeping arrangements are a big deal. I haven't sleep in a single bed since I was a kid and in my freshman year in college when I had to live in the dorms. I can't ever remember sleeping in a twin bed except one night on the Alaska state ferry. A double bed feels small after having king beds for the last 40 years. If you really want floor space, hanging a couple of hammocks and taking out the twins would be the ultimate solution other than sleeping on the floor. When we tent camped, we had two sleeping bags that went together. Everyone has different priorities.

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Old 09-16-2009, 04:38 PM   #62
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When all is said and done, we like the 25FB with the queen bed.

We say this after having spent almost 500 nights in our Lucy, and having pulled her over 50,000 miles in three years.

We have found that we are very comfortable in this floor plan. If we were to replace Lucy today, we would get another 25FB with the queen bed.

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Brian, did your other trailers have different sleeping layouts?
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:14 PM   #63
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I figure I'll spend as much time sleeping in the Overlander as anything. Having a comfortable bed is absolutely critical.
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Old 12-10-2016, 07:53 PM   #64
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28' International is my favourite layout. Full
Rear Queen bed, mid deck dinet, front lounge.
Gas oven also preferred. This layout is perfect
for 2-3 travelers.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:02 PM   #65
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As a current owner of a 22 sport, and as the person who sleeps next to the outside wall, I would add this consideration.

While you may gain aisle space with the twin arrangement, you are each forced to have an outside wall. With the queen arrangement neither sleeper is right up against an outside wall.

Those walls can be a bit cool to sleep next to during cool weather. If you tend to get cold at night, this may be a consideration.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:58 PM   #66
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I got tired of the so called walk around RV queen beds. No more bumping heads on cabinets and scooting around to the side. Our twin sized beds are longer and give 68" of combined sleeping space compared to the standard RV queen 60". We have heated mattress pads, so get into a warm bed on the coldest nights. We sleep well, and get up rested. There is plenty of room for moving around and dressing. In our 25' trailer we love them. YMMV.
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:38 AM   #67
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I was just sure I wanted a shorter AS....around 16'-19'. While I was shopping for a short AS, I found a good deal on a '73 Tradewind 25'....I thought it was too long, but since the price was right I "settled" on it. Now after a year of traveling I'm so glad I didn't buy shorter or longer....the 25' size is perfect. I did a full renovation and made custom furniture for it to fit my needs....the huge front dinette folds down into a huge bed for my wife and myself(I'm 6'5)....and the rear goucho folds down into a full/double bed for our son(and room for another kid if we have one). Across from the rear goucho is the closet area with TONS of storage. We can comfortably camp with our family for several weeks with this setup. There's also enough head room for me to stand up in the center. The rear bath works well for us with lots of storage. Yes, the shower is tight for a big guy like me, but it has a built in seat, and it works great and beats using the camp facilities. It also has a shallow pan at the bottom that we use as a bathtub for our 1 year old son.

One benefit of buying old and cheap is that you can renovate and design your own floor plan if you're handy.
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My favorite floor plan is the one I got. 30' queen bed with recliners. The extra few feet from the 25/27 doesn't make it any more difficult to tow, but makes a world of a difference when your staying in it. For two people, it's nice and roomy. We are going to go see the 33 footer in the Tampa RV show, but I'm not feeling that floor plan. The front recliners is what does it for me. I'd love to have a bigger bathroom though, which is why we are going to go see the 33, but I'm thinking I'm going to stick with the 30' recliner. Can't believe Airstream discontinued that model.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:44 AM   #69
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Old thread but I will play.
My favorite current layout is the 26U with twins. Now make it with the new TB or Pendleton trim and I would be there.
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Old 01-06-2017, 10:56 AM   #70
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After 3- 25' AS's, we have settled on the FB Twin model. We are typically gone on 3-6 night trips, and find this configuration great. Only miss the ducted air in the newer models. We think about the 27 from time to time, but when you get down to it, this unit is pretty nice for 2 people and perhaps a dog, and the occasional "company" of grand children or another couple. It tracks well, parks easy enough, and the twin models offer 3 or 4 compartments outside for storage not found on queen models. Only real complaint is we wish we had the U-shaped seating arrangement (like 25U) as an option with the 25 or 27. The long lounge included in most models is a waste.
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