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Old 06-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #15
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Excellent responses.

Thanks for that perspective Maxtow - we are indeed feeling the bunkhouse more as the best compromise

I'll be interested in seeing the pics of the 34' ! Perhaps after seeing your pics you could pm me your phone number and I could ask you a few questions about this route.
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #16
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Look under the dinette. If there's a wheel well under there, the seats closest to the wall will only be comfortable for small children.
I'll have to look at that - thanks
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Old 06-22-2013, 08:38 PM   #17
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It looks like you are on your way to selecting the bunkhouse. For us (two kids 10/12)
I think there's an insight right there - age of kids makes a difference to the layout needed.

Our children are still very young, our oldest is three and the twins will be turning one next week. For the foreseeable future, they'll be in bed considerably earlier than us, so a separate bedroom for them was a necessity.

For my wife and myself, a sofa-bed works. And should we ever need a bunkie setup with a separate bedroom for us, it will be easy to add a wall. Also helps that we've got three boys, so as they get older they won't insist on privacy from their siblings.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:59 AM   #18
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We got out new bunkhouse last week, and I have to say, we are all really loving the layout. We miss the pano windows from our old 27FB, but that bunk room is fabulous for the kids.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:26 AM   #19
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We got out new bunkhouse last week, and I have to say, we are all really loving the layout. We miss the pano windows from our old 27FB, but that bunk room is fabulous for the kids.
Excellent - we accept delivery October! How old are your kids?
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:39 AM   #20
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Excellent - we accept delivery October! How old are your kids?
6 and 10. The 6 year old has claimed the top bunk, but can't quite climb into it on his own. We're going to put a little climbing wall toe hold thingie there to help him out.

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Old 08-17-2013, 12:58 PM   #21
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Silver27 - wonderful photos! Your rig looks perfect! Your two kids look adorable and appear to be having a blast....are they enjoying camping in that nice tin can? I bet at that age they tell all their friends about it, brag about it, etc

Also, what made you want to do the single instead of the double? I guess it creates a better space for the person on the bottom to exist within....how hard was that? did you have to add flooring?

We will likely leave the double for a while because while our kids are still very small, a couple may ride with us from time to time and sleep in the double...

Boy would I like to get out camping in Cali eventually....

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PS - we just changed over our order from golden UL to dark...we keep going back and forth, but honestly I just love both so whatev....
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:27 PM   #22
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Thanks! The kids love it, and are super excited about the new trailer. We did a 12 day trip in the 27FB this past spring and they basically went on camping strike after that because they were so tired of sleeping on the couch and dinette.

We managed to assume an order that was already in the pipeline (which is how we got ours so quickly), so we just went with the color scheme that was already ordered (though we changed almost everything else about it...). The black UL looks very dramatic!

2 things on the bottom bunk - I cannot deal with the smell of the mattresses that come from Airstream, so the double had to go. Putting a latex twin from Ikea in there (and cutting off one corner to make it fit better, eventually) was the easiest replacement option. Also, we got the bunk area TV, but it isn't very visible from the upper. We wanted them to be able to sit on the lower bed and watch a show and have a place for their feet to go (ie avoid complaints about my son putting his feet all over my daughter's bed). We also like the extra little bit of space this area gives for putting backpacks and whatnot.

The plywood was already there and pretty solid, so we just took out the old mattress, put in the new one, put down a rug underlayment, and ordered 4 Flor carpet tiles to fit in that space. I'll post a pic when it is all put together.

Keeping it a double until your kids are older makes a lot of sense - my younger one wanted to co-sleep while camping long after we stopped at home...

Lots of great camping out here, but we're really feeling the size of this trailer. Seems like we're too big for some of the best places now. :-/
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #23
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"went on camping strike after that because they were so tired of sleeping on the couch and dinette"

as such, as others have said, im really happy we went with the bunk to avoid just this

Yeah, out here in the southeast, huge 5th wheels and long trailers are pretty common so most all campgrounds accommodate 30' - ill just have to take my time and get used to maneuvering this big ol hunk-a-metal.

The black does give some interesting contrast....i polled on here and with some close friends in order to make up my mind....honestly I really really like both...so yeah...its all good.

Well, we look forward to seeing more of your photos! I need to get on instagram - have not done that yet.
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Great photos and I like the lower bunk mod idea. How roomy does it feel in the kitchen? I thought the 23FB model felt tight in the kitchen and went with the 25FB instead. But I like this layout and plenty of side windows to make up for no panoramas on the ends. Plus, I like corner bathrooms, but not corner beds. No kids for us but I still like the layout!
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I have a 25 & my ten year old sleeps on the pull out front couch. He can bring two friends and all 3 can sleep there. My five year old sleeps on the dinette and she also brings a friend. We put n a movie and they are all content while we close off the bedroom and have our own tv and space.
As far as breaking down and setting up beds it takes literally 2 minutes. Congrats on the 30 Bunkhouse. See you out there on the road. You'll have no regrets. Check out Mali mish blog on Airstreaming full time with kids their inspiring.
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Don't worry about towing something so long. The bigger they are the easier to back up.
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #27
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You'll love that bunkhouse! We have a custom bunkhouse with bunks for our seven kids--- we just love it. We had fun looking at a brand new bunkhouse when we were at the factory. We can't afford one but they sure are fabulous!
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:11 PM   #28
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I've seen pics of your bunks! They are genius!!

I grew up with 4 siblings - never were able to do such cool things - and you with 7!! Super parents!!

I would end up killing them all lol
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