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Old 02-22-2017, 01:35 PM   #15
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I grew up in CF, but now living in the east!

We spent Monday looking at 2017 25'. For us the main difference is that with the rear bed you get a larger bathroom area. With the front bed you get a larger living area (the lounge is a foot longer). We liked more living space. The point someone else brought up about getting both gas oven and microwave instead of having to choose, may be useful. Though if you buy new you can just go LP and haul around a small microwave.

And in the end, we really liked the 28 better than the 25. But what to do bout the extra 2 feet given our camping preferences.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:10 PM   #16
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We have a rear bedroom, but would prefer front bedroom for the reasons stated by others. Living area in the rear makes good sense in most camping spots. Since there are other tradeoffs with each option, you'll decide which is more important to you.

In our case, with front living area, we rarely open our front windows. We do open sides and enjoy that view, but the front view is usually the tail end of an F250. Either way, you'll enjoy your choice. Good luck and great days ahead for you!
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:20 PM   #17
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Don't forget that Patrick at Colonial Airstream has a good You Tube video on the differences between the 25 FB and RB. Look up the video. It's worth it.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:32 PM   #18
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Don't forget that Patrick at Colonial Airstream has a good You Tube video on the differences between the 25 FB and RB. Look up the video. It's worth it.


That video is definitely worth a look since the differences are substantial but somewhat hard to recognize.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:43 PM   #19
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25 ft REAR BATH ???? Do you mean rear bed?
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Old 02-22-2017, 03:17 PM   #20
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Here's a link to the Colonial Airstream video mentioned above:

https://youtu.be/rP1_RgI_NRE
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:09 PM   #21
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Why park the truck in front of your view, our RB Airstream works in all camping venues.
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Old 02-22-2017, 06:31 PM   #22
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I prefer the FB layout. Where we usually camp the view out of the back is better than the front. Actually the front view lets us see the road we drove in on and the back of our pickup.

There are those out there who like the rear bedroom and I have read their posts. I still don't get it. Good luck in your search. You are going to have a lot of fun soon.
Our Airstream has beautiful panoramic windows front back and sides.
We open the shades all around and take in the sights but mostly we like being outside. It matters little to us where the bedroom is we only sleep there in the dark.
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We have a front queen that we converted to twin. Instead of using the folding doors, we open the bath and closet doors together. This gives us a combination bath and dressing room all in one. Be sure to close the blinds and curtains though.
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Old 02-23-2017, 08:17 AM   #24
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We just got a new 2017 25 front bedroom twin. When we were looking at the 25's the 2 big things that turned us off with the rear bedroom was the noisy referigeator fan and expoposed dump valves. The FB has the dump valves in the heated part of the tanks, the rear bedroom doesn't. This is important to us because we like to camp at the Grand Canyon in the the late fall and early spring when the crowds are gone.
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We just got a new 2017 25 front bedroom twin. When we were looking at the 25's the 2 big things that turned us off with the rear bedroom was the noisy referigeator fan and expoposed dump valves. The FB has the dump valves in the heated part of the tanks, the rear bedroom doesn't. This is important to us because we like to camp at the Grand Canyon in the the late fall and early spring when the crowds are gone.
We put in an inexpensive, absolutely quiet fridge fan when needed for good compartment cooling. The exposed dump valves may freeze but we haven't seen it in 1400 nights of winter season camping in the Southwest. However sooner or later those valves need cleanup or replacing and we're glad they are easy to get to.
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There is a WBCCI luncheon rally in March up by Marshaltown; see calendar. This would be a good time to talk to Airstreamers first hand, and check out the unit.
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We put in an inexpensive, absolutely quiet fridge fan when needed for good compartment cooling. The exposed dump valves may freeze but we haven't seen it in 1400 nights of winter season camping in the Southwest. However sooner or later those valves need cleanup or replacing and we're glad they are easy to get to.
I put a quite fan in my 2014 23fb but it still ran most of the time draining valuable amps from my batteries. In my 23' the valves would always freeze when the temps get much below 30. At the time of the year that that we go to the Grand Canyon the temperature usually get down to to the low 20's and upper teen's making it impossible to dump the tanks. This is our third AS. With our other 2 (20' & 23') we had to limit our stay to 2 nights and dump our tanks when we got back home, 1 1/2 hours to the south.
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