If I understand your post, the unit you have admired is a 25'. As the owner of an '85 25' Sovereign
, I cannot say I blame you. It is a very successful compromise between the livablility of the larger coaches, with the ease of parking and towing of the smaller ones. After 2 years with ours, we have had no temptation to "trade up".
Oh, and the "AB" is a reference to the two different versions available - 25' A (twin beds), and 25' B (full size bed). You would not actually be able to know that from the website, however.
That same floor plan (rear bedroom, side bath) goes back to 1985. Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe there was a 24' model from the 70's that in a few rare cases came with a side bath, rear bedroom. Tradewind maybe?
But to give you the answer you really want, sure, go ahead and buy the new Safari!