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Old 07-18-2014, 06:17 PM   #29
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A lot of people make a bolster pillow that is about 5" X 6" x 60". When the bed is made the Bolster pillow sits on top of the mattress with the pillows. When the bed is used for sleeping, the mattress is slid down 5", the bolster is then placed between the headboard and mattress with pillows on top.

This gives you a full Queen 80" x 60" to sleep on but an RV Queen 75" X 60" when stowed so that you have easy access around the bed.

You never even notice the bolster/extension when sleeping as it is under your pillows.
Yes - that's what I'm thinking. Wondering if the "hidden" support pillows from the couch would serve that purpose. I might futz around with that over the weekend (wish I were camping!! ).
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:25 AM   #30
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We're heading off to the "local" dealer again for the third time in 4 weeks to investigate the 25fb twin option. Hopefully this is the last time we need to go....wish us luck
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:05 AM   #31
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While the length of the twin bed space in the 25FB is probably shorter than in our twin Classic, you can see that a longer than stock 78" mattress is supportable if needed. There are lots of custom mattress and sheet folks to support the length you might require.

We used Rocky Mountain Custom Mattress company and their 8" mattress model fills the Standard Airstream custom fitted sheets we had ordered. The night stand on the Classic would have allowed a 9" or even a 10" thick mattress and still been level or lower than the center night stand between the mattresses.
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We're heading off to the "local" dealer again for the third time in 4 weeks to investigate the 25fb twin option. Hopefully this is the last time we need to go....wish us luck

Cory.....was reading your thread with interest as we've got the same thoughts going around in our heads right now. Just came home from the RV show and really took a good look at the 25 FC Twin Bed model. Had a great conversation with Andy and John regarding that and the 27' Queen. Then I threw a 28' into the mix. Confused now. I see you ended up with a 28' FC.....reasons....happy with it? Don
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Old 02-15-2015, 08:09 AM   #33
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Cory.....was reading your thread with interest as we've got the same thoughts going around in our heads right now. Just came home from the RV show and really took a good look at the 25 FC Twin Bed model. Had a great conversation with Andy and John regarding that and the 27' Queen. Then I threw a 28' into the mix. Confused now. I see you ended up with a 28' FC.....reasons....happy with it? Don
Hi Don, we are very happy with our decision. After (over) analyzing every aspect of the three I ended up preferring several aspects of the 28 twin. Here are a few that I can think of now.

The separation between the dinette/lounge. We have a 9yo that's usually earlier to bed. With the separation we can more comfortably sit at the dinette (if the weather is poor) while he sleeps on the pull-out bed at the lounge.

The dinette behind the kitchen acts as a prep surface...like an island.


The main outside storage hatch isn't on the front where it's prone to leak.

The rear "view" thing was never a concern. If it's an incredible view, I'm outside, and we actually prefer having the dinette with a camp side view. We also prefer to have our bedroom away from the road side.

We liked the flat front kitchen counter instead of the rounded one in the FB's.

I'm not certain about the 27' but the 28' has a second skylight along with two fantastic fans.

We liked the main door at the front of the camp site rather than the rear.

Also, while the TW of the 28 is heavier from the factory Andy mentioned that because of where all the outside/inside storage is the 27 is usually ends of being more 'camp ready'.

Twin vs Queen...

We chose twins for a few reasons. More space everywhere. Much more outside storage. More changing room in the middle. Easier access to the rear overhead storage. Longer beds. Two twins are wider than 1/2 queen. Also, on occasion we have set up a table in the space between the beds and had four adults sitting around chatting while a whole bunch of kids watched movies in the front. Doing the same with a queen would be "slightly" more awkward
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Old 02-15-2015, 12:26 PM   #34
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Thanks for the detailed reply Cory. I'm in the over analyzing stage right now, so your thoughts really helped clear a few things up. The twin set up was a must for me, so I can get a fairly good deal on an in stock 25' 2014 Twin FC from CanAM right now. Then a 27' 2014 FC Queen was offered at the same price.....which we saw on the lot and my DW really liked the extra space. No twins though. My liking the 28' didn't help matters much...CanAm has a 28' Signature coming in mid March....no twin beds and the extra cost will probably squelch that option though. May go back to CanAm and discuss ordering the 28 FC with twin beds. I can just go on spending my money over and over.
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Just saw this thread pop up again. The advantages of a twin layout are indisputable. The bed lengths according to Airstream, are the same in all models- 78" The difference is that the larger coaches leave open space at the foot of the beds. I call this the "dead foot". Regardless it is an option. It is where half of the two extra feet between the 25 and 27/28 are found. I have looked over and over at the 28 and 27- I have only seen the 27' in a twin so far at a dealer. The two models are such a toss up to me. I like the L lounge and the side dinette and single bedroom window of the 28 A LOT. (I don't like pano windows in bedroom and I am convinced through discussions that double panos are the reason for cooling issues with a single AC). I have no trouble cooling my coach to COLD with an 11,000 BTU unit. I like the additional storage in the galley of the 27'. They are both nice. The twin bedroom gives the bedroom multipurpose capability with the floorspace and easy locker access. Heck those twins are half a king per se.
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^ single windows are in the 28' only with Queens. With our twin, we have panos with an additional window on each side . We like the panos.
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Those so-called "indisputable" advantages of twin beds mean nothing when she says we are NOT sleeping across the hall from each other after all these years, and I agree with her completely.
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I went with the 30' Cloud and actually preferred the twin bed setup but the dealer made me an offer I could not refuse so took the queen bed with the recliners. It was really the recliners that I was after as they almost give you another room. For some reason dealers do not stock that many with recliners so I jumped. Looking forward to heading out for another season in a couple of weeks.
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When comparing the 25FB vs the 27FB, from the dinette forward to just beyond the sink, all measurements and components are the same. The 27FB adds room to the bedroom for the in line beds, a slightly wider closet and a wider pantry (two vertical rows of cans versus one) that can hold a small microwave and a few more inches counter top between the sink and pantry.

The 27FB pantry cabinet has two configurations. The top compartment (about ⅓ of the space) is the same in both choices. If no microwave is selected, then the bottom ⅔ is one door and storage shelves. If the microwave is selected, then a power outlet is put behind the shelves and a door for access to shelves is below the pull out drawer for the microwave. The microwave option has a switch to stop power to the microwave if the drawer is closed while the microwave is running.

The entire kitchen (counter and overhead cabinets) would have to be disassembled to swap the lower ⅔ part due the way they are installed.

The 27FB can have the 50 ampere power and two air conditoners option.
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25fb vs 27 fb

Last year we bought a 2014 25fb queen. Have now slept in it about 100 nights. Very nice unit BUT the bed is very tough to get out of for the person on the front side. So we just ordered a 2015 27fb queen with one air and the convection microwave, like we have in our current unit. The new unit has ducted air, 2 skylights, 2 fantastic fans, full optional awning package, more hanging storage, more counter space between the stove and sink, less hitch weight than the 25, and the dealer is moving our bike rack to the new unit.
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