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Old 01-16-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Hi everybody
My wife and I looked at a 2014 25' FB
I think its the perfect entry level trailer for newbies.
Looking at a rear entry with twin beds……..

Any thoughts or direction you can offer us.

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Old 01-16-2014, 03:12 PM   #2
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Chas,
Like you, Lin and I thought we needed / wanted a 25 when we first started looking. After many months we decided we really wanted a rear Queen walkaround bed. We love our 30 (our first RV ever) and have pulled 39 states and 2 provinces for many days of Airstream fun. Don't count out the 28-30 units.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:15 PM   #3
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Not hardly an entry level trailer- pretty much top of the line.
Our first trailer was a 28' white box trailer that cost $18,000- that's entry level-
We have a Classic 30 with the queen bed. I think I would like the twin beds better for storage and ease of walking and making the beds, but I'm sure this will be an Heirstream trailer...
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:15 PM   #4
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Thanks Greg/Linda
my concern is pulling anything bigger LOL
I just got used to pulling my boat (22') I figured a 25' Astream would be my max….
Anyways Ill check them out a little closer.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:16 PM   #5
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Yeah my wife likes the twin beds also…..
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:24 PM   #6
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If you can pull a 25, you can pull a 30. Some people have limits as to how long a trailer they can store. Living in the South in a subdivision with no covenants and an alley behind the house we can have as long a trailer as we want. My wife wants the biggest trailer they make. I guess I do, too.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:29 PM   #7
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The extra length only matters when backing or changing lanes. You get used to it. I can't tell the 30 is any longer than the 28 we had before. I couldn't tell the 28 was any longer than a 24' cargo/utility/car/equipment trailer. I couldn't tell the 24' car hauler was any longer than the 20' car hauler. I couldn't tell the 20' car hauler was any longer than the 16' utility/equipment/cargo trailer. I couldn't tell the 16' cargo trailer was any longer than the 14' cargo trailer. I couldn't tell the 14' cargo trailer was any longer than the 11' cargo trailer. I couldn't tell the 11' cargo trailer was any longer than the 10' utility trailer- and so on and so on and scooby dooby doo- except that the longer trailers are less squirrely when backing up-
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:42 PM   #8
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what? you gotta change lanes?
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:58 PM   #9
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Not often. I am the King of Slow- but every once in a while- maybe once or twice on a trip- usually everyone goes around me.
I never exceed 65 mph, and most of my towing is at 55-60 to get better fuel economy.
You know how when you are going through a city and the road will expand to 3-4-5 lanes of travel, and then left lanes ends, merge left, or right lane ends, merge left, or lane ends 1000 ft., or this lane exit only, or road work ahead, merge left/right, or what-have-ya, and so on and so forth and scooby dooby do-
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:04 PM   #10
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hahahaha thats funny
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Old 01-16-2014, 04:49 PM   #11
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Angustami-

We went through the same debate you are working on now. We were close to purchasing a 25fb queen (08 Safari), and ended up with a new Flying Cloud 27fb twin. We couldn't be happier with our "Pete", even coming from a 39' diesel pusher.

We find the 27 just right for the two of us, when we have our 3yo grandson with us, and also with adult company. The twins are great for moving around and dressing room, and you have more storage too, both inside and outside with the twins than with the queen. For us the 27 over the 25 was a huge leap in usable salon space and storage; hard to believe what a few hundred pounds heavier and 2 ft longer did for our enjoyment. And we prefer the front bedroom/rear salon due to most sites we find ourselves in being back-ins with extra space at the rear.

Best wishes in your search and you can't go wrong with an Airstream! Compared to most everything else available, when we started seriously looking at Airstreams, the competition pretty much went away. We are very happy, only wishing we had gone this way years ago. Take your time and enjoy the process.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:10 PM   #12
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Thanks for your insight shinypete….
yes the back in is a big deal….we were thinking rear entry into the sitting area with the bedroom upfront?
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We just purcased a new 2013 FC with rear twins. We have been out on 2 short trips and head out next Tuesday for almost a month. When comparing the models, we found the bathroom bigger in the rear twin, but you lose a small portion of the lounge sofa which was not an issue for us. I like the rear outside storage rather than fighting the jack and propane tanks. As for the front view of the dinnette, we liken it to sitting on the front porch. All in all, we think there is more storage in the twin vs the queen and IMO the walk around queen is really a squeeze around and I am not a big guy. Bottom line, only your opinion matters with regards to what you choose. Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:59 PM   #14
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silvereagle definitely going with the twin setup
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