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Old 09-20-2019, 04:47 PM   #1
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Twin vs Queen

Has anyone had a twin and went to Queen or vice versa? My husband and I have 2 English bulldogs who love to sleep with us but also think the middle aisle might be better for them. Any advice or thoughts welcome. Tia
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:24 PM   #2
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I converted a 23FB IS from queen to twins. The queen looks good on paper but functionally it didn’t work for us. It is not a walk around contrary to what the floor plan would lead you to believe. Overhead cupboard is at the properly level to knock one silly. With the twins we get more storage, a far better space to get dressed and getting in and out of bed without disturbing the partner is a big PRO Each person ends up with about 5” more width, as well . As for the dog(s) sleeping arrangements , I can’t address, but the aisle is very usable . Forgot to mention an awesome nightstand with huge top, drawers and power outlets. TV viewing from bed is better too.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:40 PM   #3
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I second what Wolfwhistle said. I also went from front bedroom to twin for all the same reasons. Again, no dog but think it would work better for the dog.


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Old 09-20-2019, 06:54 PM   #4
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We converted our 27 foot queen to a twin after the first season. Works better for us and for our dog, who likes to sleep with us. Now she has a choice!
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:09 PM   #5
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I have a 27 queen and wish I’d gotten the twin, for the space of the center isle when getting dressed. My wife, however, loves having her own nightstand for her iPad and other stuff. So...

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Old 09-20-2019, 07:15 PM   #6
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Hi

When we went looking, we had two Neuf's and a Lab. None of them exactly what you might call small dogs. With the queen layout we simply could not see how they would "fit". After a couple years dealing with them packing the aisle (*everybody* wants to sleep close to mom and dad ...) ....yikes ... Getting to the bathroom / kitchen / door at night was barely do-able *with* the twin. With the queen ... not so much.

There's also the ... errr ... minor issue of security with the queen .....

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Old 09-21-2019, 06:27 AM   #8
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After 5 vintage trailers, we can say with confidence that twins are the way to go. We have a king at home but perfer twins on the road for reasons mentioned previously. On the other hand if you have a concern beyond your dog that you did not mentioned, we play a game called "Red Rover, Red Rover, Come On Over."
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:41 AM   #9
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Haha. That’s awesome. Thank you so much for your help!!!!
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Old 09-22-2019, 05:45 AM   #10
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What about leaving the pups in the AS when you are gone. Leaving the AC on? What if you are boondock if?
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Went to twins and never looked back.
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We had a Queen in the International and sold it in favor of a Classic 31 with twins. So happy with the comfort and extra room.
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We had a 2005 25FB Queen that we spent 1,500 nights in over ten years. We enjoyed it thoroughly, and the Queen worked well for us. We replaced the 2005 with a 2015 25FB Twin about five years ago. we are up to almost 600 nights in the new Airstream. We have also enjoy the twin configuration.

As far as the bed itself, we probably prefer the Queen for sleeping, but there are other reasons that we prefer the Twin. There is a place to dress and undress between the beds in the Twin. With the Queen we had to use the living room to get dressed. The other, and probably more important feature of the Twin, is the outside storage arrangement. The 25FB Twin has three separate outside storage compartments that are very functional. The Queen has only one that is not nearly as useful.

Accordingly, we would have to vote for the Twin.

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If you are small, you can crawl in through the back hatch and push up the queen bed on some models. Most of the ones that have queen / twin as an option fall into this category. Since the lock on the hatch is a common item to a lot of AS trailers .....

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