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Old 10-16-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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FC 30' Configuration

Wife and I have looked at multiple styles and configurations and are leaning towards the FC 30'. Configuration question: The AS brochure shows that you can configure it with the twin beds AND recliners options; however, the AS website does not show that it can be configured that way. One of the salesman that has been showing us different models says he's sure we can get it configured that way, was going to check, but has not gotten back to us yet.

We like the idea of the twin beds and recliners (even though it will feel like an old "Dick Van Dyke" episode with Rob and Laura sleeping in separate twin beds........). We just like the extra room it affords.

Does anyone have one configured this way or know?

Much appreciated,
Mark
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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Ask the salesman to show you the 2014 Factory order sheet which will list all options and trailers at list price within the class (ie Flying Cloud or International or Classic).

The Classic price sheet shows both a queen or twin bed option for each Classic model (or if available in other class models) and there is no difference in price in the Classic line. The recliner seat option would specify which model for which it is available for ordering.

Common sense dictates the recliners would only be an option in lieu of a sofa. The recliners remove a lot of "in front of the wheels" storage under the sofa which is a consideration on weight and balance and tongue loads.
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:48 PM   #3
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Switz,
Thanks, received the 2014 Build Sheet for the FC and it does have an option for Twin Beds and Recliners! I undertand your point on Recliners are less weight than the sofa w/underneath storage. When you say there are balance considerations that must be addressed what do you mean? What would I need to look for?

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Old 10-19-2013, 05:21 AM   #4
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The trailer axles are like the pivot point on a teeter toter. We are striving to have 10 to 12% tongue weight based upon the total GVW of the trailer. These longer trailers have a negative history with rear bathrooms because of the weight behind the wheels bouncing up and down has contributed to body and frame separation issues for some units.

On our Classic 30, there will be lots of built in storage aft of the wheels and little forward by their design. I plan to discuss this observation when at the factory.

I asked about the load limits on the roof lockers and never got a response.

So, in the new trailer, I will put high density weight into the pickup, such as tools.
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Wife and I have looked at multiple styles and configurations and are leaning towards the FC 30'. Configuration question: The AS brochure shows that you can configure it with the twin beds AND recliners options; however, the AS website does not show that it can be configured that way. One of the salesman that has been showing us different models says he's sure we can get it configured that way, was going to check, but has not gotten back to us yet.

We like the idea of the twin beds and recliners (even though it will feel like an old "Dick Van Dyke" episode with Rob and Laura sleeping in separate twin beds........). We just like the extra room it affords.

Does anyone have one configured this way or know?

Much appreciated,
Mark

We have a 2014 Airstream Flying Cloud 30A (Twin) in stock with the Sofa and it is available with the recliners. Take a look at the photos in the link below.

Airstream With Twins - 2014 Airstream Flying Cloud 30A Twins With Sofa
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