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Old 11-25-2014, 01:00 PM   #1
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Looking to purchase a new Flying Cloud 25 FB Twin in 2015. Any advice?
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Old 11-25-2014, 01:08 PM   #2
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Good choice. Twin beds give you much more accessible storage, easier to make beds and change sheets.

Popular model - you CAN get 20% off list particularly at the end of the traditional season, but you're in California where the sun always shines... AND you're getting a very popular model, so don't be surprised if you meet resistance at anything above 15% off.

If you find a new 2014 in stock and aren't holding out for ducted air in the 2015's - look carefully, it may be shop/weather worn a bit. DO INSIST on new batteries as the dealers typically let them go bad through neglect.

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Old 11-25-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard!

How do you intend to use the new 25' Airstream, weekends and vacations or longer term use. Primarily in rv parks and resorts or rustic national and state park settings, or a combination of both.

We have a 25' Rear Bed model (replaced a 20' Airstream) traveling about six months a year in all types of camping settings for the last five years (VW Camper vans for 35 years earlier).

Have learned some things, among them that a 25' works very well for this, and minor modifications can make it better. The 25' comes in FB or RB models, the RB more versatile in all types of camp venues. You will find this forum an excellent source to improve the product and, very importantly, how to maintain it to last a lifetime and look good all the way.
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Old 11-25-2014, 03:56 PM   #4
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Those rebates also seem to come at the end of the year. And I have noticed a surge here in FL with 2014 models that are only slightly used. Someone else mentioned that folks buy at the start of the year here and they end up back on dealer lots towards the holidays after folks decided it wasn't for them over the summer. Might apply in other parts of the country too.
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Old 11-25-2014, 05:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for your replies!

Looks like the forum will be friendly and a great resource!
I plan to tow with an F150 EB w/Max Tow pkg. Any thoughts?
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Old 11-25-2014, 06:49 PM   #6
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

As to your question, we have had two 25FB over the past ten years, a 2005 Queen and a 2015 Twin. We have spent over 1,400 nights in them. We prefer the FB to the RB for the views. Now that we have had both, we prefer the Twin for the superior outside storage.

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Old 11-25-2014, 07:15 PM   #7
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The View?

Brian,
Thanks for your reply!
Please explain the difference in views you get with the FB vs the RB.
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Brian,
Thanks for your reply!
Please explain the difference in views you get with the FB vs the RB.

It has been our experience that more often the nicer view is out of the rear of the trailer. This is not always the case, just more often. In the RB, the dinette is at the front of the trailer. The panoramic window is covered with tinted acrylic protectors. The center one can be raised to get a better view, but the pieces on the curved glass are stationary.

As we often stay hooked-up on a one night stop, the view would be the back end of our tow vehicle if we had an RB.

This is strictly a preference issue. Consider your camping style, and choose accordingly.

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Looks like the forum will be friendly and a great resource!
I plan to tow with an F150 EB w/Max Tow pkg. Any thoughts?
What does the payload show on the yellow sticker on the driver's door. I'd add 25% more to the AS published hitch weight. There are a couple of EB threads in the Tow Vehicle forum. Most F150 EB without the Max Payload package are close to or exceeding payload when towing. 2015 models are supposed to be lighter and should have more payload without Max Payload package. I looked at a 2014 F150 EB SuperCrew 4x4, 157" WB and its label showed 1765lbs. I've decided to wait to see how real world 2015 models compare.

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We are also newbies and are thinking seriously about Airstream. I am in the process of convincing my husband that the price is worth it! We have a 2013 F-150 EB with the trailer tow pkg. Can we reasonably tow a 25' FC? If we order, what extras are a must?
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Great beginning! We have a used 1999 34' Excella... you can see some in our Avatar along with the 2500HD Chevy we have for a TV (tow vehicle). Your TV should work with your new AS choice. Enjoy!.. Oh.. Wife and I prefer to share the same bed...so, that is why we like the Queen bed.. the perimeter walkabout is not a problem.
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Hi we purchased a 2015 25ft Flying Cloud twin bed in July and have been on four trips since then. The beds are very confortable and with this configuration we have tons of storage. We wanted exterior storage bins and have four of them. The only complaint we have is the excessive noise that comes from the centrally mounted water pump; it's terrible and our dealer said that there's nothing that can be done about it. Outside of that, it's a wonderful unit.
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The water pump... Is that when your on city water as well or just pumping from the onboard tank?
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Hi we purchased a 2015 25ft Flying Cloud twin bed in July and have been on four trips since then. The beds are very confortable and with this configuration we have tons of storage. We wanted exterior storage bins and have four of them. The only complaint we have is the excessive noise that comes from the centrally mounted water pump; it's terrible and our dealer said that there's nothing that can be done about it. Outside of that, it's a wonderful unit.
Well, you could mount it to a plate with some rubber isolation...but, that's not 'stock'..
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