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Old 10-20-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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What Airstreams had a rear Bedroom

My wife and I have been looking for an Airstream with a rear bedroom and center bath. We had a 74 AS with that floor plan years ago and would like to find another. Does any know what years and models had this layout? Looking for 1980 and older models that are under 26 feet. Thanks Brian

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
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A large percentage of the 70's and 80's 29' and 31' had rear bedrooms.

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:57 AM   #3
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Have not seen any <29' w rear bedrooms from the 70's. Think they started in 1984 in the 25' model.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:06 AM   #4
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Check out this thread: The first post has a link to Airstream's site with trailer specs (Airstream, Inc :: Travel Trailer Specifications)

There is a wealth of information there.
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:09 AM   #5
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Recently (a couple weeks ago - first time airstreamers) purchased a 1985 25 ft Sovereign. Full bed at the rear, middle bath and plenty of room in front. Love our airstream! Janice
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:41 AM   #6
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My 86 Sovereign is rear bedroom. Love it.

Although it mysteriously shrinks to 30' when I make state park reservations (that seems to be the "magic cutoff" for a lot of sites).

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Old 10-20-2009, 11:44 AM   #7
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2004/2005/2006 Safari 25 has a rear bedroom with choice of 2 twin beds or 1 full with middle bathroom.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:21 PM   #8
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #9
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We have a 2005 Classic with a rear bed facing side ways. Very comfortable. A little difficult climbing in the back side. Easier to get in over the end of the bed.
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Old 10-29-2009, 11:39 PM   #10
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I have a '79 Sovereign with the rear bedroom. My understanding is they switched to the rear bedroom when they found the bathroom was much more stable, less leakage etc., when they moved it closer to the center of the rig. Joan
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:19 AM   #11
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To the best of my knowledge, what you're looking for (under 26 feet, pre-1980, center bath) does not exist. (Unless there is some 50s or 60s trailer that's slipping my mind.)

There is a handful of mid-70s Overlanders (27') side bath trailers, but they were basically special order trailers. There aren't too many of those. You might be able to find a 28' Argosy with a side bath; they're cool because they have panaromic windows front and rear, just like a modern trailer.

Avion had a 23' side bath trailer, but I've been told you can count those on the fingers of three hands.

Your best bet for "easy" finding of a center bath - mid-80s 25' Sovereigns, as mentioned above. (A footnote; some of the motorhomes had this floorplan, but that's not what you're looking for.)

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Old 10-31-2009, 01:40 AM   #12
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I suppose I have a prejudice, but can't help interjecting a last comment. The Sovereign I have is only three feet longer than the 28' Argosy or four feet beyond the Overlanders. Those extra feet provide sooooo much more livability. First, having the bathroom with resulting fixtures and so forth more centrally located is a no brainer IMHO for a number of reasons and is not any more difficult to manuver. The huge rear window in the bedroom is worth the price of admision. There is just no comparison. We have so much more natural light and I love to wake in the morning to the sights and sounds out the back of the trailer. Of course we do our camping in the woods or at the beach and are rarely if ever, staring into someone else's trailer.
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Old 11-11-2009, 10:13 PM   #13
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My 1975 Airstream Argosy 24' Center Twin has a rear bath. I've never seen a side bath Airstream/Argosy in person.

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Old 11-12-2009, 06:55 PM   #14
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like the alum look

I just bought a 76 24 center twin,, and am considering stripping the paint. did you strip your paint and what did you use, and what tools to use to keep from scratching?

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