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Old 05-05-2015, 10:22 PM   #29
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We tow both the 19 and 25 rigs with a 2012 BMW X5 diesel, using a Eaz-Lift weight distributing hitch with 800 and 1200 pound bars, respectively.

Both trailers start, go, handle, and stop wonderfully. Andy's team at Can-Am reinforced the hitch for us last summer. Well worth the trip.
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Old 05-05-2015, 10:38 PM   #30
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Just a question, as I have seen neither. Do the 25 FB and RB twins retain the additional clothes storage and drawers that we have in our 25 FB Queen?


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Just a question, as I have seen neither. Do the 25 FB and RB twins retain the additional clothes storage and drawers that we have in our 25 FB Queen?


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George- the twin 25 FB has 2 storage bins overhead above the headboard, and 1 large storage bin overhead above the shower side twin (left side) There is also a hanging storage closet at the foot of the curbside (right side) twin for shirts, etc.; we put racks in that closet and use for folded cloths. There is a counsel/night stand with drawer in center between the two twin beds. I believe RB twin is same set up. The other hanging storage in hall way gives us enough extra space for our needs.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:49 AM   #32
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Thanks so much everyone!!

For those with a 25', what do (or did) you tow with?

We currently have a 2005 Tahoe LT 4WD with tow package. If we step up to the 25', we'd like to maybe delay the purchase of a new vehicle if our current Tahoe can handle a 25' trailer. Our hitch does say "600lb tongue capacity / weight distribution 1500lb tongue capacity", but we've seen & heard a LOT of mixed reports on that & the weight distrubution hitches. We just don't want to get the 25 and feel forced to also purchase a new TV.

Also, for inquiring minds, we do like both the queen & twin models, but the twins just seem to click for us for many of the reasons others have mentioned - center aisle space, open feeling, not disturbing one another trying to get in or out of bed, doggies sleeping on the floor in the middle, and we have a king at home, so you get spoiled with that. We do suspect that in the 23D one of us would often resort to the couch bed simpy for a little space bc going from a king to less than a full is snug! Esp if you are a bed hog
Twins are nice....we towed our 06' 25' Safari with a new o8 Tahoe and it was a little underpowered for me, especially going through the Rockies. It should be fine in TX. When we got the 08' Safari 25' we were looking at a Denali but dealer talked us into a new 11' Tahoe, with 6 speed, rear camera in driving mirror, and "30 more HP"; "should be plenty of power and cheaper than Denali" he said....then 6 months later, on an 8% grade in Canada pulling my AS, my buddy with same model was driving a new F150 Echoboost and he left me in the dust! I had the Tahoe floored and could only muster 62mph....When I got back to TX, I traded in for new 12' F150 Echoboost, Platinum short bed and have been very satisfied with ride, HP, storage, versatility, etc. I only miss the Tahoe when parking; we never could use that 3rd row seat, which sat in the garage the whole time I owned both models.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:14 AM   #33
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I have a 2015 25ft RB twins and the wife likes to sleep a little longer than my 6 o'clock call, as to storage when you think you have everything unload it and see what you really don't need. I have seen people un-loading their trailer at a site trying to find something buried in a storage hole, they were not having any fun.

I had a 50ft Sail boat and was all over the Pacific and learn that space is the key to having a great sail, other words keep the weight down you don't need to take everything you have at home with you and make a list of each compartment and tape it on the inside of the door as we all forget were we put it.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:19 PM   #34
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When looking at storage, keep in mind the only outside storage is the rear bumper tray and the slinky tube. Everything else is inside storage, just a question of where the access hatches are located. Some of those hatches could allow a (skinny) person to enter the trailer so use the locks.

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Not so fast there ckottum...(Cheryl) the newer model twins, have 3 to 4 outside compartments, where some pre-2013 models did not have access panels...check out pictures of the 2013 and newer models with twin beds...the rear twin on 25' 2014 model for example, has 4 outside compartments including a very large rear compartment above the bumper compartment. In the 25' front bed twin, the long compartment is behind the propane bottles....and it is plenty big, plus 2 smaller compartments on either side...I am not sure why AS went a couple years with out compartments but sure a bummer if you have one of those rigs.
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I think what she was trying to say was... Storage is storage... regardless of the access point.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:00 PM   #36
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hogfan - We pulled our 25FC RB with a F150, either a 2011 or 2015 Platinum with the EcoBoost engine. No issues at all. We have pulled through Utah and Colorado as well as through Alberta and BC in Canada. Never any issues and in fact out performed some others in the mountains as the twin turbos don't grasp for air as much as standard aspirated engines.

As an additional note on twins vs queen. The queens in the 25 are turned sideways and I had a hard time getting in the far side as I am tall and either hit head on cabinet. I could see me after a few Jacks hitting that while wife is asleep. Wouldn't be pretty. The other thing that came up is I might use the trailer with some buddies and wanted max capacity for sleeping, where with the queen, not happening with queen sharing. Also, being taller, the twins are actually longer than the RV Queens.
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Not so fast there ckottum...(Cheryl) the newer model twins, have 3 to 4 outside compartments, where some pre-2013 models did not have access panels...check out pictures of the 2013 and newer models with twin beds...the rear twin on 25' 2014 model for example, has 4 outside compartments including a very large rear compartment above the bumper compartment. In the 25' front bed twin, the long compartment is behind the propane bottles....and it is plenty big, plus 2 smaller compartments on either side...I am not sure why AS went a couple years with out compartments but sure a bummer if you have one of those rigs.
I think what I'm trying to say is these are all inside-the-shell storage with access hatches on the outside of the shell. We have two on our Airstream, one provides access to a compartment under the bed and the other a compartment under the side lounge.

Open one of them and you or a thief are inside the Airstream, with only a plywood compartment enclosure preventing entry. So the point is, it's a good idea to ensure the outside access hatches to inside storage are locked. Also good to avoid storing sewer hoses/connections or chemicals in them.

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I think what I'm trying to say is these are all inside-the-shell storage with access hatches on the outside of the shell. We have two on our Airstream, one provides access to a compartment under the bed and the other a compartment under the side lounge.

Open one of them and you or a thief are inside the Airstream, with only a plywood compartment enclosure preventing entry. So the point is, it's a good idea to ensure the outside access hatches to inside storage are locked. Also good to avoid storing sewer hoses/connections or chemicals in them.

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I suppose your right...if so inclined....I think good security measures are in our minds...but thanks for alerting us that someone could climb in to our AS through the outside storage if we are not careful and leave them open? watch where you keep your AS if that is a concern....
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Old 05-07-2015, 01:14 AM   #39
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Hi everyone!

We are new to the world of Airstreams and narrowing down floor plan selections for our first trailer! For now it's just my husband and I + two Labradors. No kiddos yet.

I would love your thoughts and feedback on the pros & cons of the 23D vs the 25 rear twin floor plans!

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I like everything about the twin bed models except the sleeping arrangement, so it's a queen bed here.

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Hi, "No kiddos yet." This tells me that you are quite a bit younger than us. The Queen still likes the King, so it's a queen bed for us. My queen bed has a huge storage area under it, but it can be difficult to use. I use my awning tool to help retrieve some items in there. I also have three storage containers under our bed for inside storage.
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the BIG plastic bins that slide under the queen are very handy for packing personal stuff for trips of any length. i know some folks like the outside storage compartments but with a PU as the TV, i have more than sufficient 'outside' storage.

choosing the queen or the twins is a personal preference couples have to make. since we are both of minimum circumference and height. we don't have any difficulty maneuvering around the queen bed in our 25FB. having the windows to the rear almost always guarantees a great view when we are sitting playing cards or reading. one of these days, i'll figure out how to run the TV
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Try making the bed up on the 23D....this may make your decision for you. My 25D....traded in less than a year to a 27 FB because of cramped toilet, nearly a back breaking job to make the bed.


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Oh man, I went back and forth for 3 days between the 23D and 25RB. The AS people thought I was some sort of nut. Changed my mind every 20 minutes. In the end, as a single streamer, the 23D made the most sense for me. Plus in the 23' the two large side windows and portholes above let in so much wonderful light in the lounge area that the 25' does not have. And the lounge in the 23D is longer should I have a friend staying over and want to use that option for sleeping. The 25' is a whole different experience and for couples/families is certainly the more comfortable choice.
The 23 is the largest small Airstream. The 25 is the smallest large Airstream. Different animals.
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