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Old 03-07-2015, 02:03 PM   #85
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The bed size works for us, a 5' 11" man and a 5' 8" woman in reasonably good shape. We are both in our 40s. It does necessitate that the person who is closest to the window (outside) get over the person closest to the entry to exit the bed. We like our FC20 - it is a great size for us.
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Old 03-07-2015, 03:09 PM   #86
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I think you will be very happy with the FC20. From what you wrote, we have very similar preferences. We sleep with a 13lbs Miniature Schnauzer and don't even feel her in the bed as she sleeps by our feet.

The one disadvantage is the fact that one person has to climb over the other to get in and out. But since I am the one that does it, I don't mind. We find the width of the bed to be perfectly fine. What we added to make it a bit more comfortable in the winter is a crib bumper to keep myself from freezing when I touch the front wall. In the summer I actually like the feel of the cold aluminum.

This is the bumper we got and works perfectly.

American Baby Company 100% Cotton Percale Crib Bumper, Zigzag GreyA

Best of luck and don't hesitate to post any more questions.

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Not sure if this thread is still active, but thought I would give it a try to see if any 20 footers are still out there....we are actively searching and still deciding on just the right size AS for us...limited by our TV with a 7200 GVWR and not getting a new one. We plan to take extended weekend trips, with an occasional two week trip to escape the cold. I suspect a cross country trip is also in the future once we retire in a year or two. There are so many things to love about the FC20. I enjoy cooking and the galley on this size is just wonderful. We tend to spend most of our time outdoors so aren't too concerned about living space and the lack of comfortable seating inside some have noted. Our biggest concern is the bed size. It's just the 2 of us and our very spoiled little 17 pound dog, who does sleep with us. We are comfortable in a queen bed but the 48" I'm not sure about? Would love your thoughts....
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Thanks jpons for the link to the bumpers...what a great idea! I had wondered if the aluminum would feel cold in the winter. The more I think about the 22 vs the 20, I think the 20 will suit us perfectly. A local dealer has both in stock so we hope to spend some time there this weekend and actually "live in" both for an hour or so. Too bad we can't bring our dog inside too!
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Thanks jpons for the link to the bumpers...what a great idea! I had wondered if the aluminum would feel cold in the winter. The more I think about the 22 vs the 20, I think the 20 will suit us perfectly. A local dealer has both in stock so we hope to spend some time there this weekend and actually "live in" both for an hour or so. Too bad we can't bring our dog inside too!

Great idea to spend quality time with the units! The first 20 I saw live I bought within 10 minutes! (Stay calm, my offer was contingent on full and complete inspection) We'd done our research, so it was an easy decision.


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Glad to have been able to help. While I lust after a 25FB from time to time, I love my 20" and appreciate the fact that it is easy to tow, and I can fit it lost anywhere, even in most campsites designated for tents. To me this is a huge advantage as we much prefer privacy and nature in our campsites and more often than not the tent sites offer more of both.

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Old 03-11-2015, 07:58 AM   #91
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Lots of folks commenting that the 20' does not provide for very comfortable lounging. I while I agree that the dinette is not the most comfortable place to lounge, I find lounging outside under the awning to be superb. Specially on my Strongback chairs. One added benefit if the usual spectacular view.
Thanks for the scoop on the Strongback chairs. I'm thinking of ordering them now from LLBean. They have free shipping and bounce back gift cards. I also like the 18" side table. Shhhh...don't tell DH as he frequents this thread. Oops!
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Not sure if this thread is still active, but thought I would give it a try to see if any 20 footers are still out there....we are actively searching and still deciding on just the right size AS for us...limited by our TV with a 7200 GVWR and not getting a new one. We plan to take extended weekend trips, with an occasional two week trip to escape the cold. I suspect a cross country trip is also in the future once we retire in a year or two. There are so many things to love about the FC20. I enjoy cooking and the galley on this size is just wonderful. We tend to spend most of our time outdoors so aren't too concerned about living space and the lack of comfortable seating inside some have noted. Our biggest concern is the bed size. It's just the 2 of us and our very spoiled little 17 pound dog, who does sleep with us. We are comfortable in a queen bed but the 48" I'm not sure about? Would love your thoughts....
We have the 20' FC and find the size of the bed perfectly fine and comfortable. However, the mattress is not so much - so we are looking to purchase a foam pad to help with that issue. Hubby is 6' and I'm 5'5". I sleep near the window side and usually have a better night's rest than at home. And I think there is plenty of room for a 17lb dogie. Just my opinion.
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Great idea to spend quality time with the units! The first 20 I saw live I bought within 10 minutes! (Stay calm, my offer was contingent on full and complete inspection) We'd done our research, so it was an easy decision.


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That's exactly what I'm worried about....I'm afraid we will be driving home with a new AS and not quite ready yet! Luckily I have been researching the heck out of this purchase BEFORE so I know there won't be any regrets. Been there done that!
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That's exactly what I'm worried about....I'm afraid we will be driving home with a new AS and not quite ready yet! Luckily I have been researching the heck out of this purchase BEFORE so I know there won't be any regrets. Been there done that!

Oh, we weren't ready either - other than logically, financially, and emotionally. We had no properly equipped tow vehicle, no hitch, no storage....but with nice, well priced, 2010-2014 20s disappearing within 24-72 hours from the ads, I knew this perfect specimen would be gone quickly. So I jumped on it.

I think I'll print some bumped stickers, for this situation and for life: "You're never ready..."


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Old 03-12-2015, 08:09 AM   #95
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Has anyone converted to a Porcelain toilet in a 20 ft. Brand/Model ?
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I also bought mine from LLBean, and I am glad I did. I had one that ripped (not sure why, could have been user error) and went into the flagship store and got it replaced in just a few minutes. Obviously being close to the flagship store makes it easier, but you can do the same over the phone. The other place to consider would be REI, they have a similar returns policy.

Having said that, we love the strong back chairs, they are easily the best fold-up chairs we have ever used. A little on the expensive side but well worth it.

Another of our favorite accessories are the ENO Double Nest Hammocks. You can get those at LLBean also, make sure to get the Atlas straps, makes it super easy to set up. It takes me less than a minute to set up.

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Last spring I was about to buy a new custom mattress, but the exorbitant prices of custom mattresses made me try a memory foam topped instead. I bought a 3" memory foam topper at Target or Walmart (can't remember where exactly) and it made all the difference in the world. I know that we will eventually need to buy a replacement mattress but for the time being putting that 3" topper has allowed us to postpone that expensive purchase for a couple of years.

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We have the 20' FC and find the size of the bed perfectly fine and comfortable. However, the mattress is not so much - so we are looking to purchase a foam pad to help with that issue. Hubby is 6' and I'm 5'5". I sleep near the window side and usually have a better night's rest than at home. And I think there is plenty of room for a 17lb dogie. Just my opinion.
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Has anyone converted to a Porcelain toilet in a 20 ft. Brand/Model ?
My 2014 FC 20 has a porcelain toilet as the original equipment. Quite frankly, I am not very impressed with it. The flushing does not cover the bowl well, especially the uppermost parts. There is no hand spray for it. The foot pedal is not big enough, nor well placed for easy use, and is hard to put water in the bowl without actually flushing the water down to the tank. I think it is a Thetford brand, but not home now to check that.

I have had much better toilets in my RV's than this one. So, just because it is porcelain, it may not be all that good.
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