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Old 07-07-2016, 03:30 PM   #29
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We typically will not close a thread even though the topic is redundant. We have a lot of new faces here and in many cases we get a new set of responses from folks on the frequently asked questions and topics.

My own experience with the search feature with the forum software used is less than ideal and sometimes in all honesty it's just easier to ask the question again. Those who see the repetitive question can just ignore the thread. It's that easy.


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Old 07-07-2016, 04:10 PM   #30
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OMG, can you be any more 'old school' about not wanting to have this discussion again? Newbies love to access this information and may not know that there are already answers to this. Are you people complaining, so wrapped up in this website that it's your news, unwilling to visit any repeat question? It's supposed to be a informational guide and the ones asking questions are NEW, so they may not know to query threads. Lighten up please and be welcoming, not chastising! We were all there once!

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Old 07-07-2016, 04:37 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by ASaddiction View Post
OMG, can you be any more 'old school' about not wanting to have this discussion again? Newbies love to access this information and may not know that there are already answers to this. Are you people complaining, so wrapped up in this website that it's your news, unwilling to visit any repeat question? It's supposed to be a informational guide and the ones asking questions are NEW, so they may not know to query threads. Lighten up please and be welcoming, not chastising! We were all there once!
Thank you ASaddiction! I couldn't agree with you more.

BTW - We have a front bedroom and we love the view we get.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:08 PM   #32
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We've had both and it didn't matter either way. My only complaint would be that the FB was a 25' and the bed was sideways and that didn't work well for us. Our preference is front door rear bed only because of where we stay in the summer, only a front door will work and it's more convenient where we store our trailer. Sleeping didn't matter either way front or rear. Go with the layout you like and don't worry about bed location. Most importantly, have fun with your trailer and family.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:30 PM   #33
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Public versus Private Campgrounds.
That seems to be a big variable in Front versus Rear Bedroom.
If a person plans to spend the majority of time in Private campgrounds where spaces are close to each other and often back to back, then the rear bedroom might be preferred. You would see all the traffic walking in the street and like to see who is walking by as the social nature of Private long term campgrounds offer. This assume that there might also be a side spot to park the Tow vehicle to also improve the view out the front. Plus you would not be looking at the back of the other RV parks directly behind. Plus it would tend to be a bit quieter for sleeping
If a person plans to spend most of the time in public, state/national parks/forests where backing in often means backing up to river, lake or other amazing scenic view, then Front Bedroom might make sense.
I think it probably depends heavily on how a person plans to use their Airstream.
It is funny how many people complain about this thread and yet it has one of the most replies in one day, so it is still very much a hot topic on people's mind.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:28 PM   #34
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We had a FC 19 which was a rear bed of course and never thought to measure our shoulder width. In the rear twin bed we were shoulder to shoulder and almost touching the wall on each side not good for us if it is hot. The front queen in the 23 fb is perfect and one person doesn't have to crawl over the other. We wanted to stay small so I don't know the size of the bed in a rear bed larger model.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:39 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by Gsmblue View Post
We are sat in the rear bed camp. When sat at the dinette it is nice to see the world go by. The door being at the front of the trailer is a big deal for convenience.
There are so many variations over time, these 'generalities' often do not hold. My 2004 22 foot Safari has a front curbside door with a front bed. The large counter space on the galley is the most important feature to us, and if we want to look at the scenery, we go sit in chairs outside the unit We keep silver bubble reflector material continuously in the windows (Southwestern US), only pulling this when we really want airflow or a view from some part of the unit.
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Old 07-07-2016, 10:50 PM   #36
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Originally Posted by J. Morgan View Post
Every thread is a new conversation.

Those who don't want to talk should walk on past.

Just my opinion.

Superat stultitia.
I agree. I have been around a while and have yet to stumble into this one. There are no bad questions.

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Old 07-14-2016, 08:32 PM   #37
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Many older state park and national park campgrounds are all the same basic plan: a big one-way circle with back-in sites. In the middle of the circle are the restrooms, laundry, dumpsters, volley-ball court, etc. That is what you will see out of your front window (plus your tow vehicle and propane tanks). Views of the mountains, water, canyon, whatever are usually facing outwards from the circle, to the rear.

This is one of the reasons we picked a 27' front bedroom. We wanted the daytime/dining/social area to have the view from those great wraparound and side windows while we ate or entertained. The 27' FB has a nice "island queen", and is a nice bedroom - but we are only in there to sleep at night, read a book, take a nap, or watch the 2nd flat-screen TV (which usually ends up in a nap). It doesn't bother me that the view from the front window behind our heads is the propane tanks and rear of the truck, as my eyes are usually closed.

The other thing we love about the 27FB is the layout. The whole rear half of the trailer is the "social" area, including the galley. We've had up to 8 people in there, and because of the couch and dinette configuration, no one had to sit with their back to the others. It has two room dividers, so you can take the bathroom and shower and divide them off to be either part of the social area or the private bedroom area, depending on needs and wants. We've just come back from our 5th two week cross-country vacation in ours, and enjoy it more each trip. Just my experience and opinions...

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Old 08-28-2016, 11:07 PM   #38
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We really (!!!!) enjoy spending time at Top Of Georgia, backed up against the big bubbling creek - going to sleep in our rear bedroom, windows open, llistening to the water. And even listening to the resident bear (we named it Buford) snuffle around . . . no, really!! I don't know how to include pictures, I'd love to show them to y'all.

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