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Old 07-12-2015, 03:21 PM   #29
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. . . Our choice was because of how we "intend" to use it. We don't really do "RV" parks.
We enjoy the fun and community of RV Resorts every winter, it's a blast, as well as touring the country to, from, and in-between. So "view priority" really depends on how you use your Airstream, as well as practical considerations.

The southern states' Nat'l and State Parks and just about everything else worth living for is full of snowbirders, full-timers, Canadians, Europeans, Minnesotans, bums, transients, and even a few locals during winter months. Make plans early, the good RV Resorts and early bird pricing will be sold out in Jan-Feb-March.
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Old 07-12-2015, 03:45 PM   #30
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We picked a rear bed room because of the unobstructed access to the big rear storage, shorter sofa and bigger bath.
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Old 07-13-2015, 07:43 AM   #31
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I'm sitting at the Dinette looking at Devils Tower right now as I type this out. You couldn't get this view at this campground with a front bedroom.

Last week, we boondocked along a cliff edge in Buffalo Gap National Grasslands looking into Badlands National Park. You couldn't get this view with a rear bedroom either.





Our choice was because of how we "intend" to use it. We don't really do "RV" parks.
I think you meant with your first example:
"You couldn't get this view at this campground with a REAR bedroom." ?

Point taken though...

This discussion does show that people use their Airstreams for different types of camping. If you have a view to the back, you want a different configuration.

As it's already been said, if you have an FB, you tend to seek out Back-in Campsites with a view to the rear.

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Old 07-13-2015, 08:35 AM   #32
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The most important reason I would like the rear door/front bed for our next trailer is because while towing at 55 to 65 mph, should the door latch fail the air flow will keep the door closed until I can get stopped. I believe that the door latch of our present trailer failed at some time with the past owner. After having this trailer several years I noticed damage repair with the door and the kitchen window that is just a little behind the door when it is open. Also My wife and I both really like the layout of the 25' & 27' FB models.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:13 AM   #33
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Good grief, it is a personal decision. We have had three RB's and now have a FB. We loved them all but really are enjoying the views from the FB.
There is no right or wrong.
Everyone has a preference, you have to figure out yours. Sit in each one, get the one you prefer for your reasons not someone elses.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:48 AM   #34
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I have had both front bedroom and rear bedroom and I honestly don't have a preference for either, but...
Our previous trailer was a front bedroom with 2 entry doors- one going into the bedroom. When people stop by to visit they knock on the bedroom door and look surprised when the rear door opens-
When it is raining, the awning must be tilted toward the front of the campsite to drain-
I chose the Classic 30 because it seemed like the most practical floor plan and the closest to our previous trailer. We loved the layout. This trailer is just the other trailer in reverse or backwards.
It is possible in a rear entry trailer for the door to not be over the pad. Most campsites are designed for the door to be nearer to the front.
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Another reason for choosing the floor plan we did is because we like the walk-through bath rather than the side bath.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:58 AM   #36
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FB.....Jackson Center listen up.....LOL

If anyone from Jackson Center is listening....and I believe they really do pay attention, how about a front bed 27 footer, based upon flipping front to rear the new FC 26U, with pano windows at the rear over the U-Dinnette, and no pano windows in the front, but closets on each side as in the Serenity 30 RB....? Oh, yes, tint the rear panos...for goodness sakes.

This could be a real deal IMO, and variations of the U-Dinette with loungers could be a potential option.

Just out of the head of someone who is never satisfied, albeit, extremely pleased with her Serenity 30 RB!
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:13 AM   #37
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If anyone from Jackson Center is listening....and I believe they really do pay attention, how about a front bed 27 footer, based upon flipping front to rear the new FC 26U, with pano windows at the rear over the U-Dinnette, and no pano windows in the front, but closets on each side as in the Serenity 30 RB....? Oh, yes, tint the rear panos...for goodness sakes.

This could be a real deal IMO, and variations of the U-Dinette with loungers could be a potential option.

Just out of the head of someone who is never satisfied, albeit, extremely pleased with her Serenity 30 RB!
If the 28ft International Signature came in front bedroom, we would of been convinced to buy new. We liked the floor plan.

As to what others have said. Yeah, this is like asking which is better. Targa top Corvette or Convertible Corvette. The roof comes off both. It's totally personal preference.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:26 AM   #38
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If anyone from Jackson Center is listening....and I believe they really do pay attention, how about a front bed 27 footer, based upon flipping front to rear the new FC 26U, with pano windows at the rear over the U-Dinnette, and no pano windows in the front, but closets on each side as in the Serenity 30 RB....? Oh, yes, tint the rear panos...for goodness sakes.

This could be a real deal IMO, and variations of the U-Dinette with loungers could be a potential option.

Just out of the head of someone who is never satisfied, albeit, extremely pleased with her Serenity 30 RB!
I like your thoughts. We would have preferred that our 2015 25FB had a non-pano front window, but we are happy with what we have got.

While I'm on the subject of "I wish Airstream" wouuld....", I have another comment. Old Lucy (our original 2005 Safari 25FB) had her main door hinged at the rear. We were later told at Jackson Center that she was one of the first ten FB's ever produced. After that point, they changed over to a front-hinged main door. Having camped in Lucy for over 1,300 nights, we prefer the rear hinged door and wish that New Lucy had it.

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