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Old 02-09-2015, 05:56 PM   #533
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Did you make this pipe or did it come with it & you just labeled it. Thanks

That pipe came with New Lucy.

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Old 02-09-2015, 06:02 PM   #534
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If Robert's suggestion works then keep those areas waxed up. How about your tail light housings?

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New Lucy's tail light housings are still perfect, but I'm keeping a close eye on them as Old Lucy suffered some pretty bad corrosion in that area.

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I've enjoyed reading the various posts and have much more understanding of a 25' FC FB. Thanks!

We are seriously considering purchasing a FB in the 25' length. We have seen the RB but have not been in a FB. One thing I was not aware of (nor were told by the salesman) is the FB does not have a microwave. Am I correct about that? And I have been looking at the floor plan and see some difference in the toilet layout but it's difficult to grasp.

So we will have to look at the FB and RB side by side.

Could a small microwave be put in a FB?
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moosetags - did you make you make that connection pipe for you water filter or did it come with your AS? Thanks
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I've enjoyed reading the various posts and have much more understanding of a 25' FC FB. Thanks!

We are seriously considering purchasing a FB in the 25' length. We have seen the RB but have not been in a FB. One thing I was not aware of (nor were told by the salesman) is the FB does not have a microwave. Am I correct about that? And I have been looking at the floor plan and see some difference in the toilet layout but it's difficult to grasp.

So we will have to look at the FB and RB side by side.

Could a small microwave be put in a FB?
A 25FB does not come with a microwave unless it has the convection microwave option. New Lucy has this option. Old Lucy, our 2005 25FB, did not come with a microwave, but we had one that we used on top of the range burner cover, and later in a cabinet that we built under the television.

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Dear Hans,
We have a rear twin 25 foot flying cloud. It has a microwave above the refrig and and propane oven near the sink as usual. I must say I love the rear bedroom. Visitors walk just to the front end to visit and somehow the bedroom feels tucked away Which I love. I also feel the bathroom has more counter space. There is nothing like seeing them at the dealer. That really makes the difference. We love our airsstream.
Hello to Brian and SuEllyn! We are off to Klamath Falls soon to a Winter Bird event.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:05 AM   #539
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Hi Lorie,

Glad to hear that you are pleased with your new 25.

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I've enjoyed reading the various posts and have much more understanding of a 25' FC FB. Thanks!

We are seriously considering purchasing a FB in the 25' length. We have seen the RB but have not been in a FB. One thing I was not aware of (nor were told by the salesman) is the FB does not have a microwave. Am I correct about that? And I have been looking at the floor plan and see some difference in the toilet layout but it's difficult to grasp.

So we will have to look at the FB and RB side by side.

Could a small microwave be put in a FB?
The 25fb bathroom is smaller than the 25rb. We have a Classic 25fb and when the door is shut trying to get off the throne and dress is cramped. I'm 5'10" average build but a little over weight. Anyone larger than me I would think would have a harder time maneuvering. The 25rb gives you more legroom and standing space. But this is at a loss of length for the side couch in the living area.

Our Classic 25fb has a microwave hanging down from the upper cabinets over the sink, located next to the pantry wall, which is not offered anymore. If my microwave fails on us I doubt we'd be able to find a replacement and would have to buy a small counter top but then I would have to find somewhere to store it to easily pull out for use. there wouldn't be enough counter space to keep it out all the time. We carry a small toaster oven for baking small batches of cookies.

My wife loves the rear dinette/side couch of our 25fb but I think if I was able to purchase new the 25RB twin with optional microwave/convection oven with the gas stove and the larger bath would be my choice. I could then get rid of my toaster oven too.

One thing also to consider is the shower floor pan in these two plans. The 25fb shower floor has the wheel well that extends into the shower floor area part way while the wheel well in the 25RB extends across the whole shower floor. Stand in the shower on both plans to see which one works for you.

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Old 02-10-2015, 02:17 PM   #541
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When we decided that we were going to trade Little Lucy (2012 23FB) and go back to a 25 footer, we wanted to get an in person look at the 25RB. We were already intimate with the 25FB, having had Old Lucy (2005 25FB) for eight years and 1,300 nights. We knew that we wanted the twin bed configuration to get the extra outside storage compartments.

As fate would have it, we were at a campground in Seattle, Washington last September, and met Jack and Lorie Saunders there who were picking up a brand new 2015 FC 25RB the next morning. We got to tour their brand new Airstream and got a good look at the 25RB floor plan. A few days later, we went by Sutton Airstream in Eugene, Oregon, and got to see a 2015 Flying Cloud 25FB in person and got a demonstration of the new ducted air conditioning. Based upon this, we decided we wanted a 2015. The only choice remaining was, did we want an FB or RB? We spent the next 2 weeks going back and forth. As the list price was almost identical, cost was not a consideration.

The first thing that we considered was the entry door. Having had an FB, we knew that commercial campground campsites were generally set up to accommodate RV's with entry doors near the front of the unit. Score one for the RB. We next considered the front dinette vs. the rear dinette. It had been our experience that, more often than not, if we had a view out the dinette window, it was at the rear of the trailer. Also the RB has the heavily tinted window protectors covering the RB's dinette view. Score one for the FB.

The debate continued for another week or more. The shower seemed more usable in the FB. The bathroom was larger with more counter space in the RB, but it didn't have the big mirror cabinet of the FB. The bathroom window in the RB is kind of neat. We also like the vertical cabinet in the RB's bathroom. There was also the built-in microwave in the RB. The final considering factor was the large outside storage compartment which on the RB is at the rear and more accessible that the one on the FB behind the LP tanks.

After due consideration and pondering all of the pros and cons, we decided to seek out an FB. The main issue that pushed us to the FB was the view from the dinette. On the many nights that we don't unhook from the tow vehicle, our view in an RB would consist of the LP tanks and the rather large profile of the back of our truck camper.

We did our shopping on-line. We decided that we wanted the Black ultra leather and the Convection Microwave option. We found this exact unit at two different dealers, Colonial in Lakewood, New Jersey and Dixie in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. We got a price from Colonial, and Dixie offered us the exact same deal. We went with Dixie as it is only thirty miles from home.

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We compared the 25RB and FB as well, side by side. The only advantage for some I hear is the rear view, but for us who often use Rv resorts as well as many, many other camping venues, that means we may be looking out the back at another camper on many occasions. The RB never has a bad view.

We also knew the bench seating would be uncomfortable during our 7 months traveling each in our Airstream, and recliners would be in our future plan. The RB model can be easily converted to two recliners with a side folding table, the FB model cannot because of the location of the furnace.

We chose the RB model and have been satisfied in every way. Others choose the FB model and are satisfied, so it's good to have a choice in this versatile 25' Airstream size.
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For a while we used a small microwave on the kitchen counter and stored it on the floor when traveling. It took up a lot of precious counter space. Then I saw how SuEllyn had built a small cabinet that went on the gaucho sofa and put their zapper in it. This was in original Lucy.

I found an unpainted furniture store that could get me a small, deep cabinet with one movable shelf that would fit the microwave and a printer. I ordered it, got it, finished it and installed it where one cushion had been. I put some stops (a strip of wood about 3/8" high) a the front of the shelves to keep the printer and zapper from dancing out while towing. I drilled holes in the back of the cabinet for wires. I left about 6" between the cabinet and wall and that's a good place to store magazines, instruction manuals and such. It works well and the top of the cabinet provides another flat space when you need it for kitchen work. We doubled out counter space this way. We can print weather reports, information on what is up the road and directions to campgrounds and where ever we are going. I value the printer as much as the zapper. If you use the gaucho for sleeping, then this won't work.

Thanks again to SuEllyn for the cabinet idea. Photo below.

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That looks great, Gene! If we decide to do another shelf set, we'll do it like yours. Old Lucy's built-in was a big deal to make.

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My 25FB came with a convection oven / microwave combo unit. It's not as "pretty" as the oven option but it does both functions. The 27FB had the oven and then in the slide out cabinet it had a "nice" microwave. I haven't used it yet but two birds + one stone = good.
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New Lucy is finally an "official" Airstream. I mounted her big red numbers today.

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