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Old 03-08-2013, 10:46 PM   #15
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Well said.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:55 AM   #16
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To me, the perfect floorplan would be the 20's front bed (longer and wider) in the rear corner of a 19 or 23
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Old 03-31-2013, 03:54 PM   #17
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We went w the 20, our first travel trailer and are very happy... Bed wi a mattress topper is fine, and the counter space and double sink is appreciated. Just two of us.
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:09 PM   #18
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Thanks for all the feedback. While having some maintenance work completed at Airstream Adventures NW in Nampa/Boise I was given a deal I could not refuse and pulled the trigger on a 2013 20' FC Bambi. Wow 1.8' and its a different world, still can boondock in the NP's and BLM w/o problem. What's not to like!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #19
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You will love it! The 20' has the best kitchen in my wife's opinion, and tows like a Bambi..which it is! So that makes sense..

I upgraded the batteries and had the dealer put in solar, but other than that...perfect out of the box!

Congrats!

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Old 05-01-2013, 08:27 PM   #20
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Two of us, have 20' FC for 2.5 years and it has 40k MI on it. Last year we spent over 140 days in it. Still think it is the best Airstream for two.

- we take it for trips when people with larger AS would leave them at home (expense, more to worry about)
- fits in all spots where we used pop-up before
- on 6000 MI trip we averaged 18.5 Mi/gal (mixed towing and driving around without trailer)
- my wife is a great cook and in the 20' fantastic kitchen she can do the same meals as at home

One thing we learned is that it is easier to turn the sitting area into a bed compared to two on the front bed. It takes no time and the comfort is so much better.

Enjoy your AS!

Couple things I did
- at 28 k MI I changed to 16" wheels and truck tires
- recently I switched the noisy heat pump to quiet Polar Cub 9000 BTU AC
- I threw away the back flow preventer on the black tank flush, leaked and it was very cheap made part.
- the rest were just normal repairs of cabinets
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Old 05-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #21
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Pulled the trigger

Thanks to everyone who weighed in on the 19' vs 20' Bambi. The other week I traded in my '09 19' for a 2013 20'. I traded and purchased through Airstream Adventures Northwest Boise (Nampa really) and not only did we arrive at a "good" price it was a pleasant experience.

Now we are off on the road.

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Old 05-02-2013, 07:56 PM   #22
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Congratulations. What are you towing it with and we need to see some pictures.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:09 AM   #23
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Thanks. Pictures of the 20' are on the way. It's still in the hangar here in the Tetons as we had a nice 8" of snow on Tuesday. I towed the 19', and will tow the 20', with an '07 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the Mercedes 3L CDI diesel. Great TV, torque and handling all in one.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:59 PM   #24
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Bed measurement

What size sheets fit the bed in the 20 ft Flying Cloud? Twin or full?
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:09 PM   #25
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Solar for 20 ft Flying Cloud

To the person that had the dealer add solar to their flying cloud, is it enough to take care of your electrical needs or do you still need a generator? Will it run the air conditioner? I like to dry camp but AZ heat can be brutal in early spring.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:23 PM   #26
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Don't know how I missed this thread. I would have put in a good word for the 20' and I'm sure you'll like it. The kitchen space sold us on it. We also put 16" wheels on ours. Your Jeep will tow it just fine.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:46 AM   #27
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I recently upgraded from a 19' Bambi to a 20 Safari mostly for the layout. The kitchen on the 20' is so much more convenient. Plus the panoramic window on the front bed is fantastic for watching the sunrise from bed.

The one drawback of the 20' over the 19' is that I can definitely feel the difference when towing. The 20' takes a little more oomph from my Toyota 4Runner and I am getting about 2-3 less Miles per gallon.

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:56 AM   #28
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congrats on your trade. We bought our 20' this year, already have 1500 miles on it. I really wanted to keep it on property, and just didn't have room for a 23. We took hours comparing the 19, 20, and 22. Ruled out the 22, was hitting my head in the shower, among other things. Deciding factor was the counter space in the kitchen. We are very happy with it.

Anyone come up with a good idea to hold the kitchen window open?
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