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Old 02-26-2015, 09:17 AM   #15
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I use those same Ikea folding hooks on the wardrobe door right outside the shower. they are perfect for a towel and clothes.

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Old 02-26-2015, 10:56 AM   #16
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One factor to consider, as far as I am concerned, is the furnace venting. In our 25RB there is a vent in the bedroom, one by the door and then one by the shower. The Furnace is located under the sink by the front door.

The front of the trailer definitely runs hotter than the back. This should be a consideration if you plan on doing a lot of cold camping (which my wife and I do).

If we have guests sleeping in the dinette, we would cook them, while we are just comfy in the back.

I am not sure how the vents are laid out in the 25FB configuration and I am not sure if this is even a consideration for you.

One other note: The toilet door opens the wrong bloody way!!! I am sure this is subjective, but when you are taking your shower, it is a bloody pain moving from shower to bathroom. If the door opened the other way around it would be better.
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Old 02-26-2015, 12:18 PM   #17
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One factor to consider, as far as I am concerned, is the furnace venting. In our 25RB there is a vent in the bedroom, one by the door and then one by the shower. The Furnace is located under the sink by the front door.

The front of the trailer definitely runs hotter than the back. This should be a consideration if you plan on doing a lot of cold camping (which my wife and I do).

If we have guests sleeping in the dinette, we would cook them, while we are just comfy in the back.

I am not sure how the vents are laid out in the 25FB configuration and I am not sure if this is even a consideration for you.

One other note: The toilet door opens the wrong bloody way!!! I am sure this is subjective, but when you are taking your shower, it is a bloody pain moving from shower to bathroom. If the door opened the other way around it would be better.

The 27FB works the same in reverse. Furnace and cooked guests in the back. We are comfy in the front. Actually, we like to sleep with it cool so kids and dog in the back are warm and comfy and we are cool and comfy in the front but that's cause we are weird. Brad


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Old 03-01-2015, 09:38 AM   #18
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I chuckle whenever I read a discussion of which end of the coach should have the bedroom and which end should have the living room. We currently live in our MH with a rear bedroom. Right now we're in a very small campground, and the view out the front is of the rest of the campground. If we had a coach with a front bedroom, the view out the back would be of the woods. At another campground the view out the back would be the rear of the neighboring campsite, and the view out the front was of the lake.

There are campsites that offer the better view out the front, and campsites that offer the better view out the rear. Pick the coach that has the floorplan that best suits you and accept that sometimes the better view will be at the bedroom end and sometimes at the living room end.
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Old 03-01-2015, 06:59 PM   #19
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It's a little different in a MH than an Airstream. In a MH you sit high and have good views out the front and back. In an Airstream there's always that tow vehicle staring back at me if I look out my front bedroom.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:28 PM   #20
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We certainly appreciate everyone taking the time to reply to this thread.
However, we are now at 18 messages into this and there hasn't been a single reply that is in direct response to the original question, or the clarifying message in post # 13.

I'll try again. Does anyone have opinion on FB vs RB OTHER than which provides the best view?

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Old 03-01-2015, 07:31 PM   #21
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By default, the two 2014 31' Classic trim models had a rear bedroom, side dinette opposite the kitchen and a front sofa. They have a front entrance door. I have seen a modified 2015 Classic with a rear door added beside the queen bed.

We chose the twin bed model model 30 for the storage and and inside space considerations. We love our floor plan and the way the space works for us with three distinct spaces.

One really has to get away from the high density camping facilities (like KOA) to more remote areas for a view to even exist. If you are in the middle rows, you may see a few trees, but mostly other camper vehicles of all descriptions.

If one seeks out the national, state, and local RV parks, there is a much better chance for a view out of the window. I stopped in a small local park in Texas with no services and was the only unit there with a lovely view out the side dinette window in the morning.

The livability question is more important to us than the view issue. This is our bedroom on wheels with a dining facility and shelter from the elements. If the views are there, they are outside.
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I have never seen anyone suggest that the location of the bedroom impacts trailerability, or anything like that. It is solely a floorplan preference issue as far as I know. It also puts the door in a different place, and to some that might be a factor. The size of the bathroom area was VIP to us...it is bigger if the beds are in the rear. This took a frontbed 27 out of contention from our perspective...the 28 rear bed has a better bath.


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Old 03-01-2015, 10:52 PM   #23
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We certainly appreciate everyone taking the time to reply to this thread.
However, we are now at 18 messages into this and there hasn't been a single reply that is in direct response to the original question, or the clarifying message in post # 13.

I'll try again. Does anyone have opinion on FB vs RB OTHER than which provides the best view?

Thanks again,
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Hi, OK, I'll answer that one. In some camp grounds, the rear door of the front bedroom Airstreams lines up with the standard sewer location of the next sight. The front door of the rear bedroom Airstreams are quite far away from the standard sewer location of the next sight. Most campgrounds have the sewer location towards the back of the space.
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Old 03-02-2015, 02:28 AM   #24
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We have had both rear(28) and front bed (27) flying clouds. We like the panoramic windows on the 27 flying cloud, both in the front and rear. On our 28 rear bed their were no panoramic windows in the bedroom, instead their are closets, which may be nice for storage, but it is a closed in feeling to me having the closet next to the bed, instead of a nightstand like on the 27FB. We are used to a kingsize bed, so the queen without the closets, like on the 27FB, gives me a more open feeling,
than when I roll over on my side in the 28RB and their is a wall in my face it is a little claustrophobic to me. And the view is usually better with the 27FB IF YOU BACK IN, not always but it works for us.

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I like the front bed models because of the way the outside door opens. It is not a suicide door.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:31 AM   #26
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Another plus for our 27FB is that the main storage outside is behind the propane tanks and relatively easy to get things out of. If we had a RB WITH a factory bike rack, which we do, the main storage area outside would be in the back, and with the bicycles on the rack, it would be very difficult to get large items out of the storage area without removing the bikes. Sometimes for over nites for example or if it's raining, we never remove the bikes but in an RB we would almost have to do it 100% of the time.
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Old 03-02-2015, 06:59 AM   #27
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I wrote about this in the other RB/FB post, but beleive it or not, a difference in the RB/FB is if your left handed or right.

I am left handed, the FC25 RB is also left handed. Stand in the kitchen, the sink is to the left, enter the front door and the key holder and counter are to the left, you enter the trailer and turn left into the trailer main body. It is a weird thing, but if you are left handed their is some thing about this layout that "feels" right (not right, correct )

As was stated before go to the dealer and stand in them like your using the items in the trailer don't just stand in it and look around. try to wash dishes, use the range, get things out of the cabinets. One configuration over the other will feel better to you and what your use to.

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Old 03-02-2015, 07:27 AM   #28
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We often travel with another couple with a front bedroom/rear door Airstream. We usually camp at off the beaten path campgrounds in very scenic areas. We find when our friends back into a campsite the rear door goes past the gravel or pavement of the site. Many times the sites drop off in the back and our friends are always having to build up some type of platform to comfortably reach the back steps.
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