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Old 08-16-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Too bad Airstream Sport 16 isn't a 17 footer, and Double beds

Great layout and colors, but another foot provides room for a queen bed. That's got to be worth 2-4K to a consumer. Maybe it doesn't pencil out, because materials come in 8 foot sections.

What do owners think of the double beds they put in Airstreams? I'm 5'11" 160 lbs. My wife is 5'4" 130 lbs.

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Old 08-17-2011, 12:38 AM   #2
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Would have loved that 17'!
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #3
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We bought a 17 Sport in 2007. Enjoyed it. Did not care for the couch/table/bed in the front. We traded for a 23 FB in 2009. Enjoyed it. Did not find that we spent enough time inside the trailer on trips to justify the size AND had trouble parking it at our new house. We bought a 16 Sport two months ago. We enjoy it. It parks fine next to the house. It is easy to pull with the Jeep. Two of us and a spoiled Siberian Husky sleep fine on the little bed. We just finished a couple of weeks on the road and had no trouble with the lack of interior space. Right now I am working on a plan to carry the generator (the big one, Honda 3k) and at least two bicycles on the next trip, so far it is a puzzle how to do that. The only mods I have done are to remove the television which we have never watched in all 3 trailers we've owned and replace the microwave with one that is smaller and more portable. About all we do inside the Sport 16 is eat and sleep, and often we eat outside and sometimes we sleep outside. The dog NEVER sleeps outside and REALLY likes it when she gets the bed to herself. We are both skinny middle aged adults very athletic; despite that I find it a challenge to take a shower with that toilet between my knees.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:05 PM   #4
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Great reply jdthor. Good luck making that work. I at least have the option to overkill a 16' using a 2005 Tundra.

But the more I think about it, I'd buy a 17'. Not to say I won't buy a 16'.
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:53 PM   #5
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Mke the 16' a 17'

I found some threads where others have suggested the Sport 16' is the perfect layout with one exception, another foot makes a queen bed.

Earth to AS, you used to have a 17' anyway, but the layout wasn't popular. A Sport 17' with a queen bed would be a big seller. The perfect layout for a small trailer.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:06 PM   #6
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Believe it or not, one of the reasons we ended up getting the 16 ft over the 19 ft was that the bed was longer....go figure! My husband is 6'3 and he fit better in the bed.

We saw the 17 foot sport and really liked it. We love our 16 ft with the panoramic windows and wondered why airstream couldn't just stretch that style out as to make the bed a little wider and maybe the bathroom a bit bigger.....
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #7
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Speaking of beds, we're having a dilemma. My husband and I are looking for a 19-22' AS. It would be our first. We're reading and learning a lot from this site. Lots of them look great, but the 48" bed is too narrow. Can anyone give me an idea of what years/sizes/models have at LEAST a double bed (54" wide)? A queen would be even better.
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Old 08-23-2011, 08:43 PM   #8
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Great layout and colors, but another foot provides room for a queen bed. That's got to be worth 2-4K to a consumer. Maybe it doesn't pencil out, because materials come in 8 foot sections.

What do owners think of the double beds they put in Airstreams? I'm 5'11" 160 lbs. My wife is 5'4" 130 lbs.

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It's all a matter of perspective. As far as i'm concerned; It's too bad it's not a 30.

In my opinion the short queen in our 31 is barely long enough for me and I'm only 5'8" .
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:29 PM   #9
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If you want light, the cheapest you'll find is a AS Sport 22

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Speaking of beds, we're having a dilemma. My husband and I are looking for a 19-22' AS. It would be our first. We're reading and learning a lot from this site. Lots of them look great, but the 48" bed is too narrow. Can anyone give me an idea of what years/sizes/models have at LEAST a double bed (54" wide)? A queen would be even better.
If you want light, check out the AS Sport 22, years 2010-2012. It's a great layout. All this time I thought it was a queen bed, but the truth is, the bed is 54". They advertise it as a queen. It's plenty long enough at 83".

But I'd much rather have that Sport 16' made into a 17', so you could get that queen, or rather, at least a 54" bed.

There are other light models that have larger beds, but I believe they're dinette conversions.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:43 PM   #10
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If you want light, check out the AS Sport 22, years 2010-2012. It's a great layout. All this time I thought it was a queen bed, but the truth is, the bed is 54". They advertise it as a queen. It's plenty long enough at 83".
I believe the smallest trailer with a queen is the 23FB. We love ours. But the 22 may be close enough.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:41 PM   #11
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Thanks for your input. The more we look at the configurations the more frustrated we get. Have to agree that a 17' with a queen bed would be the ticket! I won't be able to afford a new one if they ever come out with one though.
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If you remove the shelf in a 22' sport you can put in a mattress that is almost a queen size. The 7'6" wide 22' tows easier and maneuvers in the same space as the 16'

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We have a 2010 Sport 22 FB and love the fact that it is light and very maneuverable with the single axle, and it tows wonderfully. It has a nearly full size double bed, but if I had one complaint, it would be that I have to climb over my wife to get to the restroom in the middle of the night! Our next trailer will have a bed with access from both sides, but it is a minor inconvenience for such a great trailer.
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Old 09-03-2011, 07:20 PM   #14
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What do you tow it with? We have a Toyota Tacoma and I thought the new 22'ers are too heavy for it. In this case it would be the wife climbing over the husband during the night for the bathroom : )

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