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Old 07-07-2016, 03:31 AM   #1
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Cool Front Bedroom vs Back Bedroom.

Hi Everyone,

We are interested in hearing comments from Airstreamers who have chosen floorplans with their bed(s) in the front of their trailers.

How did you decide where you would prefer your bedroom?

Are you happy with your chosen setup?

What improvements could or should be made to your bedroom layout?

Thanks for your time.

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Old 07-07-2016, 04:46 AM   #2
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We always wanted the rear bed, for privacy and the fact that what you are backed up to is often woods, water, other beautiful scenery.....not always, tho, as sometimes the scenery is other campers, but then you close your rear blinds and look at what is offered out your side windows.


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Old 07-07-2016, 05:42 AM   #3
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We prefer rear bedroom for the reasons stated above. plus the door is then at the front, typically a more convenient location.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:01 AM   #4
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Here we go again...same old stuff again...The search function is your friend and ours. This subject has been written about in nausea.

Can the moderators just close these redundant threads and direct the OP to an existing thread.

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Old 07-07-2016, 06:04 AM   #5
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Our choice was the front bedroom. We like having the living area in the back. Our campsites often have the scenery (whether it be water or trees or whatever) in the back of the trailer and the TV and roadway in the front. Plus if there is a picnic table it is usually located near the back of the campsite making it easier to use from the rear of the trailer.

But everyone likes something different which is why they make so many different layouts.

I also think you will be become accustomed to either and both would work!
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:26 AM   #6
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I agree with Joe D; there is nothing new to be said about this. It ranks up there with tow vehicles, tires, and hitches. We are in the front bedroom camp and very happy with it.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:41 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by DaytonaDan View Post
Hi Everyone,

We are interested in hearing comments from Airstreamers who have chosen floorplans with their bed(s) in the front of their trailers.

How did you decide where you would prefer your bedroom?

Are you happy with your chosen setup?

What improvements could or should be made to your bedroom layout?

Thanks for your time.
Welcome DaytonaDan,

Seeing that this is your first post, it is a legitimate question. The search feature is in the narrow colored bar near the right hand end. You can also do a search on Google, and find threads on Airforms. There are strong opinions on either side of your question. We have a rear bedroom twin bunks because that is what we were looking for. I do not feel strongly about either. They both have their good features.

By the way, welcome. Please let us know your decision.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:57 AM   #8
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I can appreciate the older folks being impatient with new posters, but it'd be best if they'd ignore these threads rather than post such rude responses.

Just don't click on it! If it bothers you so!

The rear bedroom I think provides more privacy and opportunity for better views in most campgrounds. The front bedroom will have your TV as the view.

And pay no mind to the responses directing you to the search. Ask as many questions as you want. That's the purpose of this site.

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Old 07-07-2016, 07:11 AM   #9
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With a front bedroom you'll have views of nature while you're eating at the table. Rear bedroom will be views of the propane tanks, your car, road and neighbors while your at the table.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:28 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-07-2016, 08:38 AM   #11
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I too am pretty new to the board and don't mind seeing these topics come up again. Considering it's not a choice I have to make now, it's not something I would search the old posts for, yet I enjoy reading the answers none the less. It is easy to ignore those threads that are not of interest. So don't be discouraged to ask!

As for the bedroom layout, we fell in love with a Pendleton so there was no choice for us, but it is likely what I would pick anyway. The rear hatch is the best!!
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:19 AM   #12
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The functionality of the floor plan for our own needs ultimately became more important than the location of the bed. We initially thought we'd be getting a 27FB because I like to cook and that model has a great galley. Ultimately, we chose a 28 because we loved the separate lounge and the marriage-saving separate wardrobes on either side of the bed!

The location of the best view changes from campground to campground and even from one campsite to another in the same location. We weren't expecting it but have been pleased to find that the best view is frequently outside the curbside dinette. However, we're often outdoors doing other things and it just doesn't matter so much.

We've only been in one campground in the past year where we would have had problems if we'd chosen a front bedroom model with the rear door. There were tiered rows of pull-throughs on a slope-- with only the front two-thirds of each site fairly level and a narrow road between each row. By the time we leveled the trailer, the rear bumper was up above my chest. I suspect that if we'd had a front bedroom model, we could have asked to be moved to another row or a back-in site and then all would have been well.

If I could change anything about our floor plan, I'd ask for a few extra inches between the foot of the bed and the wall, and a few extra inches of knee room in the lavatory. I'd love it if the 28 became a 29!
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:24 AM   #13
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This is discussed on several other threads.
I have had both front bedroom and rear bedroom and honestly have no preference- except that the Classic 30 is a rear bedroom and that is the trailer I have/want.
As long as the trailer has a center bath floor plan I am OK- living room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom- It matters not to me whether that order is south/north or north/south.
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