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Old 03-04-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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I have a 1988 29 foot Excella, and for the most part we are happy with it...except for a couple of things. I like the length and the fact that it has only 2 axels, this make for easy parking in State and Federal campgrounds that sometimes limit the length to 30 feet. What I would love to change would be the fact that it has twin beds and no dining table. It has the one you can put up and down in front of the couch, but I really would like to have a separate one and a queen size bed. The only layout we have found also has the "walk thru" bathroom.YUK! That is my deal breaker..So my question is...does this layout exist??? No more than 30 feet, dual axel, queen bed, separate dining table, enclosed bathroom??? It seems like the enclosed bathroom is the one thing that messes up my search...I do not want to walk thru the toilet area to get into bed!! Who came up with this design??? Right now, we are sticking with what we have, its very comfortable for the two of us, especially since it's paid for!!
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:49 AM   #2
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I like our walk-through bathroom. Enough room to move around in. It's popular enough that it's still being produced, even after 20 years or so.

The issue you have is that you want a queen bed and a dinette. Those are limited to a few models. The 30', the 34', and the post-2000 25' are your main options. This is why we went with the 30'. We didn't want a 34', and the 25's were too expensive.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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I'm the opposite. I like twin beds - it makes the trailer feel more roomier, different storage layout, my wife's and my chance to have space by myself once in a while (while camping), preferred blankets, ease of getting in and out of bed, and can double as a dining room for kids or friends, and finally, I'm a fishing guy, so when I go to a fishing tournaments, I have a bed for my fishing partner and one for myself -- don't like the idea to share the queen bed! That's a lot of pluses for us. Now, with the walk through bathroom, I like to have toilet access close to my bed, separate shower from the toilet so we don't have to wait for each other to finish showering to use the bathroom, and it's further away from galley and living area -- for a good reason. I think you have an excellent size and floor plan, but that's just us. And, it's paid for, it will be kind of wasteful to think about another trailer with different floor plan and pay more (or go back into payments).
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:55 AM   #4
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You will never find anyone measuring your trailer to be sure it is <30'. So, look at the many 31' ones out there to expand your search. I have shorter trailers, but if a 29' will fit in a spot, 99.9% of the time a 31' will also.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:57 AM   #5
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Our 85 Excella has enclosed bathroom on the side. Our 76 Sovereign had a rear bath (very roomy and private) and a full size bed in the middle of the trailer. So the answer is yes, they do exist.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:59 AM   #6
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oops forgot the dinette. don't have one, hubby feels they are wasted space. also should have said these are 31' trailers.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:08 AM   #7
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How about the 27FB. It has a dinette on one end and a queen on the other. Big windows on both ends as well. Fits in all parks and very easy to park.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:23 AM   #8
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How about the 27FB. It has a dinette on one end and a queen on the other. Big windows on both ends as well. Fits in all parks and very easy to park.
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Our 2012 27FB Flying Cloud sounds like the layout you're looking for. Give one a shot and see what you think!
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:48 PM   #9
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Sandi & Bob,

Wow! You think my walk-thru bathroom is "Yuk". Geez, that's harsh.

People are entitled to their opinions of course. I just don't think I've ever heard it said so negatively.

By the way, I love our 30' Airstream, walk-thru bathroom and all!!

And to the person who designed it - THANK YOU!

Anyway, good luck in your search. I hope you find what you're looking for.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:28 PM   #10
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I love our 27FB, but I think that by the OP's definition, that would count as having a walk-thru bathroom (e.g. WC on one side of the hall and shower on the other). That doesn't bother me in the least, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't meet their primary criteria.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:39 AM   #11
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Oh - I misunderstood the definition of walk through bathroom then. Sorry. With bathroom and shower doors closed, it's just a hallway to me - I don't consider it walking through the bathroom.
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I love our 27FB, but I think that by the OP's definition, that would count as having a walk-thru bathroom (e.g. WC on one side of the hall and shower on the other). That doesn't bother me in the least, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't meet their primary criteria.
That's not really a walk-through bathroom; it's a split bathroom.

Side note: Culturally, the Japanese think that having a toilet in the same room as the bathing area is unsanitary, so Japanese homes are almost universally designed with split bathrooms. A Japanese woman of my acquaintance is absolutely appalled by the wet bath in my Interstate for that very reason.
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That's not really a walk-through bathroom; it's a split bathroom.
I was a bit confused by the OP's requirement, but this sums it up nicely. Our split bathroom forms a handy barrier between us adults and the kids; I love it!
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:37 AM   #14
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Not to pile on here, but the fold-away table is one thing we turely loved about our '81 model trailer.

We hate the fixed dinette in our FB FC so badly, we are in the middle of replacing it with a fold-away.



To each, his own.



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