I'm contemplating modifying our 23FB later this year, and I'm wondering if any 23FB owners have done similar.
When we were shopping for Airstreams, I looked at a number of floor plans in the 23-27 lengths, and ended up with the 23 FB for a few reasons: full size bedroom, bath/shower 'way' down the hall, lots of storage, bit easier tow, all combined with the relatively decent price I got for the unit.
Downside to the 23FB floor plan, as others have noted, is lack of seating, particularly when you wish to entertain.
As a result, I plan to modify the bedroom of our 23FB, removing the queen bed, and installing a wraparound couch from wardrobe to wardrobe, possibly with a table in the centre of the U for dining. The U-couch would of course become a Queen-King bed at night. I'll likely re-floor the bedroom area with floating cork flooring, which I have left over from an earlier home renovation.
I don't see a lot of difficulties doing this modification, with the exception of possible discomfort caused by gaps in the couch pillow 'mattress' (and of course cost and personal labour).
I'd be very interested in suggestions on this modification: downsides, difficulties, etc. If anyone has done a similar mod on their 23FB, I'd love to hear from you regarding your experiences.
My plan is to start this project in the late fall...