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Old 09-15-2015, 10:43 AM   #15
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We've had the 25 for 3 years and love it. A couple hours of driving and any misgivings you had will be gone. I've let the GPS get me into some awful spots but have never had a problem getting out of them - very easy to tow and back up.

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Old 09-15-2015, 10:47 AM   #16
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A 50s or 60s 22 to 26 foot single axle

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Old 09-15-2015, 10:59 AM   #17
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I, too, would advise to go bigger. We went with the 30' and even at that, find it's pretty tight.... but it's easy to tow and park and a beautiful space to be in. We are a couple with a large dog and would not be happy with smaller than 30'.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:16 AM   #18
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This is the description a couple of dealers gave me of the disease new buyers of boats and trailers suffer from at the beginning. We buy what we think we can start with, trade up for a bit larger, and again, and again and again. Dealers love us!
We are newbies too - just started in May 2015. Never towed before. We started a couple of years back looking at 23, then 25 and decided that we could be really happy with a 27/28. Then we heard about Footitis and bought a 2014 30' International!
We love it, no problem towing, and after a bit of practice in a parking lot, no problem with backing up. We've been on two 4/5 week trips so far and will spend January to March in Florida away from Canada's winter. The 30' is perfect and certainly not too big for the two of us.
So be aware of Footitis and good luck!
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:22 AM   #19
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We've towed our Airstream over 7,000 miles this year and have spent much more time in our Airstream than towing and parking it. We have an older 23' and it's just right in terms of space. We have looked at all the new models and have decided that the 25 FB would be the one to buy when the time comes for a new Airstream (like if we win a lottery or something). Not sure here but I think the 25' is the first level for the vented A/C & heat which is really worthwhile for comfort and interior noise
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:36 AM   #20
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How about 23' FB, I trade-in my 20' with 23' and has some of the same features as the 25' such as larger tanks, tandem axle, walk around queen bed, nicer rear bath set-up etc. Narrow width by 6" some times make a difference in city streets and construction zone. This unit is good for two people and may be one guest.
Now the 25 footer is more spacious and storage space and has panoramic windows on both end can accommodate more guest. It all depend what are your needs and preference.
Good luck on your decision. Once you make a decision do not have any regrets about what you could have, enjoy what you have.
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Old 09-15-2015, 11:39 AM   #21
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My wife wanted the 25, I convinced her to get the 28. Now we both want the 30. I don't think many people regret having too much space.

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Old 09-15-2015, 11:59 AM   #22
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I have both. The 22 Sport has some advantages & the 25 has some. Even though I have the 22 for sale, I still travel with it because of its simplicity and travel ease. If my wife is with me (seldom) I use the 25 Cloud. Right now my 22 is not selling and I can tolerate the payment. If it sells, I will truly miss it, but it can get tight for two full size adults unless you are still real cuddly.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:19 PM   #23
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We were Newbies a year ago with zero prior RV experience, other than a week renting an AS in Phoenix. We're totally happy we purchased a new 25 FC RB. It satisfies all our needs and we've spent most of the past year roaming North America having learned a great deal. Go for it, Chris
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:22 PM   #24
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My 22' Safari Sport is GREAT for short term trips!! It's a 2008. In 2009 they changed the dining space to be MORE user friendly by turning it into a booth. Wife HATED the dang thing! Now, the 34' Panamerica is OUR home on the road. Get as much space as you can reasonably AFFORD. Do NOT buy and think you'll trade up later - it's really wasteful in TIME & MONEY.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:52 PM   #25
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thanks good to know...

Originally Posted by MaiziesGang View Post
We started RVing a year ago and went with the Flying Cloud 25. We have been very pleased with a few changes. I would get the propane oven; you have to turn off AC, Hot Water etc. when using the Microwave Convection Oven or you will blow the power. Only a 30V. Also think about table configuration. Our sofa is on the side and very uncomfortable to watch TV, would be better in the back. Good luck!

just bought a Microwave Convection Oven (no micro in the Safari).. that is very good to know! think we can work around that....
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:04 PM   #26
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Just bought a 2nd w/bunk. Started looking at the smaller ones and found the 23 was the right balance between. Size and features. Twin axle is a big benefit in my opinion ion.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:06 PM   #27
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We went through exactly the same thought process. We found a 25' that we really liked and bought it. No regrets, easy tow even with a Mercedes 350 Bluetech diesel. Backing up is just a learning curve, no big deal. We appreciate the twin beds in the 25' as it gives extra room to entertain and lounge area. We camped in Canmore AB last weekend in the snow and it was very comfortable. ( After you figure how to operate the thermostat). Go for the 25.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:11 PM   #28
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we bought the 22 for our first in 2013. I was able to tow this by myself on trips without hubby. although I did lose part of a finger in a hitching accident. we found it easy to pull and great for continuos travel. when we both wanted several days in one place we did find it cramped in the living area. the large front bed worked and storage ok. sews termite of a comfort home and ought a 25 FB FC. 2015. twin. we love the comfort of the twin and living space. I have not towed this yet, like you somewhat intimidated. we have taken the 25 into forest service campgrounds that are tight but we were able to find sites that we could manuver into. some require taking the weight distribution hitch off. with all this being sAid, we loved the 22 for ease of spaces and love the 25 for comfort. we definitely have much less bounce when towing with the 25. miss the 22 bathroom though. have learned to use the sluding curtains to proved a large bathing space. we have boo docked in both and of course had more capacity with the 25. you will not regret either. it is a matter of space differences. many people recommend taking the driving courses for truckers if you are new to towing. there are no wrong choices.

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