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Old 07-27-2014, 04:34 AM   #1
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We are considering buying a 2014 25' Flying Cloud aft bedroom with twin beds. It would be our first Airstream and also our first camper. We have six kids but don't want jump into a 30' bunk house just yet. My wife loves the open feel of the 25 and 27 so that's the route we seem headed in. Has anyone modified an aft bedroom twin with bunk beds? If so we would love some details.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:33 AM   #2
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I haven't done that but you should be aware that the lounge is shorter in the rear bedroom 25' model. We have the rear queen model and the slide out lounge is only about 4' long. I can't imagine having that many people in a 25.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:36 AM   #3
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Noted. The story is a little more complicated but I agree that the AB won't work. I didn't realize the lounge size difference...thanks for the reply
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:10 AM   #4
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Advantage Air, I do not have a newer model but looking at the floor plans of the two 25' models being discussed you could go with either one for your bedroom customizing. Be aware that while mrprez is correct on the lounge length, there are other differences. Look at the floor plans and note that the FB model has space at the end of the beds. Both trailers are the same size inside and the other one has the same size beds so where is the extra space coming from? Something else. One clue is the bath size. Both models sleep the same number of people. Either floor plan is a compromise for you in that size. My suggestion would be to look at a 28' twin. The 28 has a smaller window in the bedroom not the pano and you could probably customize easier with that one; however, that model sleeps 6 as it has the lounge that mr prez speaks of, a dinette AND a sofa so you get all the bed types without customizing. You only gain 2' in a 28 per se but for you that side dinette is critical.Personally I like the smaller window in the bedroom as it is unnecessary to have panoramic windows IMO in a private place. If I were buying a new one I would want the 28 as I like the floor plan and it matches my TV capabilities. One big difference between the 28 is that you gain more counter space in the galley which is nice. Compared to the 27'twin you lose the pantry and part of the wardrobe (use that as a pantry) But you gain the extra bed/dinette and the storage under the seats.

Oh and don't forget about the used market The Safari 25-30 SS/SO and there are always tents to use as additional sleeping quarters. The size of the kids matters too. A friend of mine takes her Nissan Armada camping and uses a portable floor AC unit for the truck and sleeps in it during her Keys trips. There are some creative options for sure.
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The extra space from the lounge is taken up by a slightly larger bathroom, which we happen to like. Overall, the 25 rear queen is ideal for us.

Maybe look for a used 25SS with the corner bed and bunk option.
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Just a quick note, the 27 is really 28' long, and the 28 is 27'11" long. The 25' is 25'10" long.
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The extra space from the lounge is taken up by a slightly larger bathroom.
Then it is confirmed. Each floor plan has, IMO has its plusses and minuses. In mine, I sleep the lowest number of people for a 25' but I have lots of floor space and storage.
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Just a quick note, the 27 is really 28' long, and the 28 is 27'11" long. The 25' is 25'10" long.
Good to bring that one out! That is why I mentioned 2' from a 25 to 28 but you nailed the specifics. The 25' is actually 25' 11'' so add an inch. crazy sizing/naming huh? How bout 26, 28A and 28B?
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it would work out just fine - the AS for the adults and a tent for the kids under the awning
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I don't see a family of 8 eating and sleeping easily inside any Airstream. If you want an Airstream the 25' is a good one for the long term. For the time being the older kids can sleep in a tent outside the door, you and the littlest ones inside, and all eating at the picnic table.
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We are a family of 5 in a 25' and it is crowded. If I were you, I would get the largest size possible.


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