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Old 08-11-2019, 02:27 PM   #1
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We are considering either a 27' or 28' International Serenity or Flying Cloud. Just me & Hubby (and kitty) but we are in a quandary as to which floor plan is best. Front or rear bedroom? We've heard some campsites you back into the 'view" which is why I am thinking FB. I would really appreciate any pros &/or cons from the field. Thanks!
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We looked at them all while shopping, for us the international Serenity 27FBQ just said this is the right layout. I don’t think there is one perfect layout, rather there’s the one that’s right for you. For us queen bed, galley layout, and dining area layout made the right choice easy for us. View out back while dining is more important to us than while sleeping. Go sit and look at them all it will help. Pay attention to how you sit and where and the storage. One will speak to you.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:56 PM   #3
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This has been discussed ad nauseam. It's a matter of features of the particular trailer and what they mean to you. Nobody knows that but you.

For us, the RB Twin meant really large accessible rear storage and a larger bathroom and smaller sofa. YMMV.
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Some alternate opinions.

We believe FB is best. RB can be better balanced in a 25, or so the story goes.

Good luck on your figuring. Pat
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:19 PM   #5
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I guess I've missed those spectacular views at campsites.
I leave the curtains closed.
However, I do like having the door in the front.
Many times the campsite gets irregular farther back, so having the door exit to where the pad is and table is ideal. IMO.
I also like sitting in the living area and watching folks walk by.
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Old 08-11-2019, 05:36 PM   #6
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I like sleeping closer to our tow vehicle (easier to see and hear if someone is prowling it).
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Lots of threads on this. No right answer. So far, what we like most about our FB is the dining area (while we’re awake) faces out to the best sights since you back in to them. We love having dinner looking at the ocean or the forest or whatever we’re in - and sleeping next to the truck is what it is - we’re out at that point. It really doesn’t matter - test a bunch out and see what you like best.
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We looked at them all while shopping, for us the international Serenity 27FBQ just said this is the right layout. I don’t think there is one perfect layout, rather there’s the one that’s right for you. For us queen bed, galley layout, and dining area layout made the right choice easy for us. View out back while dining is more important to us than while sleeping. Go sit and look at them all it will help. Pay attention to how you sit and where and the storage. One will speak to you.
Thanks, I agree, the view while in the living area IS important. We walked thru a bunch of different plans and we really liked the seperate couch area from the dinette. There in lies the rub. They only have that floorplan with the RB. So we are trying to decide which feature is more important.
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f295...rb-175237.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483...fb-131680.html
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f483...fb-131680.html

Some alternate opinions.

We believe FB is best. RB can be better balanced in a 25, or so the story goes.

Good luck on your figuring. Pat
I want FB with the couch area seperate from the dinette area. Guess we need do some research on how many of the campsites are back-in. lol

Thanks
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i agree with MollysDad, the door close to the hitch is very handy, and after a year of travel, I can count on one hand the number of times the curtains were opened. I suppose boondocking in the great West would allow opportunities, but far greater are the packed in campgrounds. It is your decision and yours alone.
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Old 08-11-2019, 10:47 PM   #11
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We got an International Serenity 25' FBT last year. This is our first front bedroom and we really love it, having the dinette and sofa at the back where we can see the ocean (important) or whatever we back up to is fabulous. We've had 3 rearbeds so far and never knew what we were missing. They worked fine and i did like having the door up front but we much prefer this layout. For us it just works, which is the bottom line for you as well. Have fun looking, only you can decide.
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What we think is irrelevant. Only you know which layout is best for you.
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I like the FB but had to get used to the door being in the rear of the trailer.
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