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Old 10-12-2012, 11:26 PM   #29
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As others have said, to each his ( or her) own. To that I would add, go with the model that makes you smile. For us, is the 27FB. We try to find sites on the outside of a loop which often tend to afford a rear window view. Of course, at times, the only available site is a pullthrough with a view of a 5th. To that I say, into each life some rain must fall. But, as I write this, there's a wonderful view of the beach outside my rear window. Which makes me smile.

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:28 PM   #30
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We have a 16' rear bedroom international that has panoramic windows at the front and rear. At 16 feet, you can pretty much see both views at once. We especially like the view out the bedroom at night, so we pick back ins on the edges of the parks. Then we can look out into the forest or out to the mountains at night. (That's actually what sold us on the trailer.) We've also been known to park it backwards in a pull through to get the best view. You can also unhitch and park in front, back, or to the side, depending on the site. Twice, in deserted campgrounds, we've paid for two sites. One for the trailer and one for the truck. Lots of options with the 16'.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:35 PM   #31
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Ken..... Here are the best resons to select a front bed trailer:
nice pics, do you have some when you're backed up to your neighbor behind you, which would be a worst reason for having a front bed trailer, or of the brush that represents many back in sites in our nick of the woods?

We compared the FB/BB side by side and never had a doubt on choosing the back bed, and still don't.

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:38 PM   #32
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We went for the FB. In the four years we've owned it we've been in a campground maybe a half dozen times. We always have a view out the back window in the desert.

The other reason is that I can hit the light switch with my big tow without getting out of bed. A handy thing when the temps are low.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:45 PM   #33
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Nice 2dabeach. That IS great.
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:20 AM   #34
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Something else I like about the FB is that the dark, window protectors are over the bedroom windows. You can open the curtains for the big front window in the bedroom and still maintain some privacy during the day. Cannot see inside the trailer thru that smoked plastic.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #35
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Something else I like about the FB is that the dark, window protectors are over the bedroom windows. You can open the curtains for the big front window in the bedroom and still maintain some privacy during the day. Cannot see inside the trailer thru that smoked plastic.
Just don't forget to close them at night, since if you have lights on it is real easy to see inside.
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Old 10-13-2012, 11:52 AM   #36
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Just don't forget to close them at night, since if you have lights on it is real easy to see inside.
The first night we were in the trailer I walked around outside to see how much was visible. You're right about the interior illumination making it easy to see in thru the windows.

In our case, this is just another reason for us choosing the FB. Where we are sitting at night is away from the road, where people are walking their dogs, etc. Just a little more privacy.

I confess I hadn't thought about the advantage of the door hinge being forward, in case it ever came open going down the road. The wind pressure on the FB door would keep it closed. What would happen to the RB door if it came open at 60 mph?


As for the noise aspect of the bedroom being near the road, I think every park we've been in so far got pretty quiet around 9 pm. And if there WAS a lot of loud noise, we'd hear it no matter which end of the trailer we were in.
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Old 10-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #37
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Here is another option for the layout discussion....
I have the rear twins, l-shaped couches in the front and my dinette is in the middle and looks out the curbside windows under the main awning. I can always find a view somewhere!
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:32 PM   #38
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #39
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great photos
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:02 PM   #40
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Like us, everyone adores what they have. You'll never get an objective answer here.

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Old 10-15-2012, 11:29 PM   #41
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People were actually getting mad at those who contradicted their preference?

To tell you the truth, I never thought about the BR location much. It was just there.

But now that I have experienced it, I like the smoked FB windows too. Means I can get dressed or take a nap during the day w/o closing the curtains. There is something almost sinister about being able to see them, but they cannot see me.
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Old 10-16-2012, 05:12 AM   #42
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and so it is, the topic is a subjective one but we all have asked the question why we like what we have at least. (SMILE)
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