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Old 07-23-2019, 07:39 PM   #1
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25 or 27

Looking to replace our 22 Sport with either a 25 or 27 (the only choices possible). Spent all day going back and forth between 25s and 27s with a very patient salesman. Narrowed the choices to FB, probably FBT. But the 27 seems too big, and the 25 too small. Have any of you purchased a 27 and wished you'd bought the 25? Is there a reason to prefer the 25 over the 27?

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Old 07-23-2019, 07:54 PM   #2
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Owned a 25 and was thrilled to move to the 27 this spring. The 27 tows and parks almost identically to the 25, but the room inside is a huge improvement. Looked at new 25s (ours was an '04 Safari) and couldn't get past the east/west queen; wasn't looking for a twin. Either one is a good choice but the 27 is a bit of a step up. Much has been written on the forums regarding this particular .02.

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Old 07-23-2019, 08:04 PM   #3
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We had a 25' and recently replaced it with a 27'. It's two feet longer (of course) but that's hardly noticeable while towing or parking. But the same two feet seems like six on the inside.

For us the 27' seems perfect. We have the FBT.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:24 PM   #4
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We have a new to us 2017 fbq 25' , our first TT. We looked at 25 and 27. It seems we made to right choice when I went to back it into our pole barn where it is stored. That would be a consideration, where it fits when you aren't using it. The AS sales guy said the 25 fits more camp sites in the NP's, but that oesn't seem to matter much w.
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:26 PM   #5
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We full time in our 25 and love it. 65 foot wouldn't be big enough on a rainy day
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Old 07-23-2019, 08:28 PM   #6
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We've had an '89 25' Excella, a 2017 FC 26U, and several other AS rigs. The current 2019 Globetrotter 27 FBT is our favorite !!! It's roomy inside as well as open and bright. The split bathroom is really nice. The aisle in the front twin bedroom allows you to use it as a dressing room as well. Lots of storage inside and out. Closet space is nearly as large as the '02 Classic 30' / slide we had. Having had a 25', the 27' is a great trailer !!!

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Old 07-23-2019, 09:37 PM   #7
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No! We DO NOT wish we bought a 25’ over our 27’ FBQ Globetrotter and here’s why...

We travel full-time in our 27FBQ 2019 Globetrotter. For us, 27’ seems to be *just right*. Enough storage, enough space for lounging, working, eating, preparing meals, etc. And, we still have room to spare.

We are now living in a 25’ FBT Flying Cloud loaner for the past week, and will be in it for the next month while our GT is undergoing some mods.

I will say that 25’ is an easier tow, but only marginally. However, there is not enough storage/room or counter space in the galley area! The pantry is nowhere near large enough for our needs. Our coffee canister and coffee maker do not fit in the 25’ galley. The coffee maker only fits in the wardrobe in the bedroom. Our 3 qt. InstantPot does not fit in the galley. We finally decided to store it next to the BlueRay player in the locker over the dinette. Our pots/pans are still in the Globetrotter as we are not even sure where to put them in the 25’ FC...of course, maybe if we started in a 25’ AS, we might be more creative with the space.

It has been a struggle to get used to sleeping in the twin beds. Neither me, nor my husband have ever slept up against a wall. We are still not used to this aspect of the twin bed floor plan. However, I do like the room in the aisle between the beds. We like sharing the nightstand in between as well. The twin bed floor plan makes the coach feel more spacious.

We are grateful for the 25’ loaner, but are anxiously waiting for the completion of our Globetrotter update so we can return to the luxury of 27 feet!
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:17 PM   #8
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I would say if you're anywhere on the fence, that the bigger trailer is probably the right choice.

In reserving campsites, I've treat my 27FB as a 25'. That's what I put in for my search criteria and have never been let down in my ability to get into a sight sized for a 25' trailer.
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Old 07-24-2019, 05:27 AM   #9
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We had a FC23FBQ for one season and while we loved the Airstream experience, we disliked the u-shaped dinette and decided to upgrade. We seriously considered a FC25RB because it offered more space in the galley, lounge and had a built-in microwave plus a gas stove.

While browsing new trailers we found a 27' Globetrotter and fell in love with it. Yes, they make a 25' GT but it's a FB so you have to choose between a gas oven or a convection microwave. The 27' has the microwave in a pull-out drawer plus the gas oven. *You can delete the gas oven and go with the convection and gain the pantry drawer space.

Other positives are the larger wardrobe (two doors vs one), two shirt lockers on the RBT, larger pantry vs. pull-out rack and more galley space than the 25'. And, almost a foot of space between the foot of the bed and bulkhead for storage like folding chairs.

Like others have mentioned, towing differences are negligible and the tongue weight is slightly less on the 27'. If you get a chance, watch some of the YouTube videos by Patrick of Colonial RV. He does a great job of explaining each trailer and their features.

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Old 07-24-2019, 11:55 AM   #10
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We upgraded from a 22’ Sport to a 30’ International and I thought initially it was way too big. I was nervous about towing and all that space. That said, it’s nice to get your feet wet rowing a smaller trailer and the 30’ is actually easier to back up. I would vote the same as pteck above, bigger trailer is better. In the 30’ we have more space than we need right now but that will change when we go full-time. If you need more storage space and kitchen counter and drawer storage, you probably will be happier in the 27’. I’m so happy my husband overruled me in this case as I thought we should get the 28’. Having a separate dining and lounge area is perfect for us. We have a RBQ and love it. We visited our dealer several times before we finally decided on the bigger trailer.
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Old 07-24-2019, 11:56 AM   #11
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*towing* not rowing. Thanks AC!
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:03 PM   #12
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*towing* not rowing. Thanks AC!
Almost thought that this AS would have oars!
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Old 07-24-2019, 01:01 PM   #13
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Backing it into your driveway, though. The issue isn't width, it's turning radius from a narrow street to a driveway bounded by a telephone pole on one side and a tree on the other. My 22 could fit, without a lot of room to spare. I'm pretty sure the 25 would be tight. What's your guess about the 27? I guess what I'm asking is whether anyone who used to back a 25 into a smallish space can still back the 25 into the same space, or the 27?
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:41 PM   #14
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We have a 27' FBT and love it. We've never wished we had one longer or shorter . .

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