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Old 02-21-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
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My wife and I have narrowed the search to a 25' front twin or a 25 rear twin. Really looking for some input, thoughts or benefits of each. I did look through the forums, but did not catch a post where this was discussed. My apologies if this has been discussed and I missed it.

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Old 02-21-2017, 06:58 PM   #2
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Welcome! Can't speak specific to the 25', but when we were looking I thought living area in the back seemed good to take advantage of better views. Or at least not a prime view of the back of our tow vehicle. We ended up with a living area in the middle and beds on both ends , so we got a side view of the campsite. Still having fun! If I picked one, I'd go for beds up front, knowing that not all campsites have an awesome view out the back of the site. If you're like us, you'll love whichever you get!
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:45 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:51 PM   #4
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My wife and I have narrowed the search to a 25' front twin or a 25 rear twin. Really looking for some input, thoughts or benefits of each. I did look through the forums, but did not catch a post where this was discussed. My apologies if this has been discussed and I missed it.



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Discussed a lot. We went with the FB for the view from the back. Very happy.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:51 PM   #5
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We have the FRONT bedroom. Our big change is when we went from queen to twin. Some have even taken out the rear dinette and put in two recliners and folding table.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:56 PM   #6
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Fb or RB Airstreams have been discussed to death here and the consensus is, everybody likes what they have best until they get something else. Then they like that best. Flip a coin.

After some 1400 nights camping in all types of venues, we'll stick with the Rear Bed Airstream. It works better of for us in all types of camping venues.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:13 PM   #7
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Welcome, lots to consider. Including;

FB does not require a fan for the fridge. The fan on our 16' was really loud.
RB has microwave and oven, FB has oven/convection oven only.
RB is easier to convert to recliners as FB has the heater under sofa on road side.

We decided on FB twins. We camp a lot on the beach and love having the dining/living area facing the ocean. But the case could be made for RB being able to lounge on the bed and enjoy the view that way.

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Old 02-21-2017, 08:14 PM   #8
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Forgot to mention that the RB has a window in the bath, while the FB has a big mirror and storage.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:35 PM   #9
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We have have had two 25FB's, a 2005 and a 2015. We have almost 1,800 nights in our Aistreams, and have towed the over 160,000 miles. When we replaced our original 25FB in 2014, we took a serious look at the 25RB which had not been available in 2005.

After due consideration, we decided to stick with the front bedroom. It has been our experience that if there is a view to be had at a campsite, it is from the rear of the trailer.

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Old 02-22-2017, 10:59 AM   #10
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FB,rear view and make sure you get big back wrap around window
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:18 AM   #11
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We just upgraded from a 25 FB to the 27 after only a year because I hated the way the bed is set up. I assume it is the same in the RB. I sleep on the left and there is only a narrow space when you get out of bed. I am a bit on the tall side and would easily bump my head on cabinets. The bedside table is a joke.

When it comes to FB or RB, I am sure I read somewhere that RB has bigger bathroom.

Hope that helps.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:25 AM   #12
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One additional thing to consider is entry door location - FB will have the door in rear, RB will have the door in front.

While we love our front bed and rear view, we have on occasion (not often) had to closely watch where our rear door ended up when backing in so it wasn't over brambles or thin air.

With a front entry door, you can back the trailer further into a tight site, letting the back end hang out a bit.

Still prefer the FB, but something to consider.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:59 PM   #13
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We have a 2016 25' rear bath and am very satisfied with our decision. We like the larger bathroom with window and we can back further into the camping site since the door is in the front. YouTube has a video on the specific differences. The other change we made was to take out the queen bed and replaced it with a double bed. This gives us plenty of room to get around the bed.
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Hello! I'm in Iowa also. I got 25' due to size limits in some parks. I have L shaped sofa across front and I really like it. That floor plan is only in a 28' now I believe.
Not crazy about side sofa and having to turn ur head to look at TV.
I went to Alumapalooza 2 yrs ago befor I had my trailer; it was great to see all the floor plans. Helped confirm my choice.
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