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Old 11-27-2014, 08:07 AM   #29
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Good point, Brian. But in truth, there are no bad Airstreams and most people adapt pretty readily to whatever model they get and have a blast on the road!

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Old 11-27-2014, 08:33 AM   #30
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This thread is really helpful. We are currently looking to buy our first AS. Our current rig is a 27' motorhome, rear twin, front dinette. I just took out the incredibly uncomfortable dinette in favor of a reclining loveseat that we will be testing this winter in Florida. We really like the twin setup as it gives you somewhere to stand to get dressed. We did not like the queen setup because you had to get dressed in the hall between the bath and toilet. I'm very curious about the center twin configuration which seems strange to me and wonder how people like that configuration. At this point we are tending towards what we have, rear twin etc. But maybe we should really consider the other options. In this case there is no such thing as too much information. Thanks to all for the info and we look forward to joining the ranks of AS owners very soon.

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Old 11-27-2014, 09:20 AM   #31
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Let's throw twin/queen beds into the conversation as either are available in both current FB and RB setups.

In our Airstream it's a queen bed because we like to sleep that way. The hall between bathroom and shower and extending into the bedroom is an excellent place to bathe and dress, and is as private as you care to make it with two different built-in screens.

Lots of talk about the east-west bed but like big round kitchen sinks or tiny baths, it's entirely adaptable or you can get a larger Airstream to suit your own needs.

And when your present queen or twin bed arrangement no longer suits you, it's an easy conversion to the other (we buy Airstreams to last forever, usually). So it's hard to totally screw up on this choice.
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Old 11-27-2014, 12:29 PM   #32
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We had a center twin rear bath configuration in the B+ motor home we owned before moving up to an Airstream. The bigger bath and the closet in there were nice, but we really disliked the center twins - that just didn't suit us.

We're much happier now with our 27FB and its queen bed, and we find there's plenty of room on either side of the bed to get dressed despite comments from others suggesting otherwise. The two privacy curtains across the hall also allow us to divide up our space any way we want if extra privacy is needed. Despite comments from others, who may not have an FB, suggesting the FB bedroom somehow suffers from a lack of privacy or extra noise, we're not feeling those issues at all. Our bedroom feels very private when the curtains / shades are drawn. The heavily tinted panos contribute to that feeling, as do the hallway privacy curtains, when needed.

The lack of vertical closets on either side of the bed doesn't bother us because when we're camping we don't need to hang up very many clothes aside from coats. We mostly fold them neatly and put them in the overhead cabinet, the night stands on either side of the bed, or the closed tubs under each side of the bed.

We also like the 27FB's slide-out microwave in addition to the propane oven. Not sure how useful that will truly be in the long haul, because we've found ourselves in primitive campsites more often than we initially expected. When we were shopping for the trailer we thought a microwave would be super-important, but thus far it's proven more of a nice-to-have than a true necessity.

By the way, when we looked at the 27FB and the 28(RB) we liked both of them. Our choice of the FB in no way suggests that the RB is somehow deficient in our eyes. They are both awesome. Unfortunately, we could only buy one. So, we settled on the 27FB which suits our lifestyle nicely as of today. I'm sure we would have been equally happy in a 28(RB), though perhaps for different reasons; it is a great layout.

Buy the layout you love in the size you need. If you can afford it, buy one of each! In any case, I'm sure you'll be happy with your purchase.
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Old 11-27-2014, 03:16 PM   #33
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Just thought I'd add that the local dealer showed me that two doors is now an option on the 27FB and up. This might help in those situations where a particular campground is set up to not accommodate a rear entry.
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:17 PM   #34
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On the 25RB with the larger bathroom & window - do you lose storage in the bathroom because of the window?
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Old 02-03-2015, 02:26 PM   #35
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25RB Window

I think all the windows in bathrooms are of the horizontal type and no storage space is lost. I am guessing, but I suspect they are like in my 30 RB, shown here in a pre-delivery photo

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Old 02-03-2015, 03:15 PM   #36
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That picture is identical to my 25RB FC, but you have a nicer finish
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Old 02-03-2015, 03:17 PM   #37
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Our first ever travel trailer was the 2013 25FB International Serenity I purchased while overseas without ever being on a dealer lot to actually see them. Yeah, I know now that was a dumb move for us.

If I had selected the 27FB model, the initial complaints would never have materialized related to the cross frame bed of the 25FB.

We did not particularly like the dinette area arrangement of our 25FB and when we ordered a 27FB Classic as it's replacement and continued talking, we decided to not go through the "buy it again Sam" routine as it has the same identical layout as the 25FB and went directly to the 31" Classic.

We are extremely happy with our decision. The wife is just all bubbly over this unit which makes live much more pleasant for me.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:17 PM   #38
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Really depends on the woman.

Oh we're talking about Airstreams.

Rear, always rear.
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Old 02-03-2015, 07:44 PM   #39
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The 25 RB shares the exact bath design and size as the 30 RB in the photo shown in post #35, comfortable size with a window. We were not much for the original dinette seating in front and so changed to reclining chairs. The rear queen bed is fantastic, she wants nothing to do with twin beds. Love the pano windows front and rear.

You can't make a bad choice with these mid-size Airstreams, all have excellent layouts and tow beautifully. You will love traveling and camping in any of them. We have about 24 months total on the road in ours and customized it to suit us; the longer we use it the more we like it.
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Old 02-04-2015, 07:05 AM   #40
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I just bought a 2014 25FB twin. Going to pick it up next week and wife wants to buy new bedding for it. Anyone know the dimensions/size of the pullout sofa bed in the kitchen area (once its in the pulled out position)?

We are going to get three sets of twins but cant find dimensions anywhere (even on Airstream website) that show how wide the sofa bed is once its pulled out. I am thinking a twin bedspread will be too narrow?

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Old 02-04-2015, 07:42 AM   #41
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I wish Airstream would bring back the front couch with the two foldout tables and the TV cabinet up against the fridge wall. I guess they think dinette/side couch is more modern and flexible. With twin beds in the back plenty of entertaining room.

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Old 02-04-2015, 01:48 PM   #42
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I agree! We have that floorplan on our 2004 classic and love it. We have more room to move around, more living space, more room for the dog. We think about trading in for a newer model, but they only come with a dinette, and for us it seems like it would just be in the way.

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