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Old 05-17-2015, 03:44 PM   #15
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You know what would be great for families, twins with bunks over them. I want to see that.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:47 PM   #16
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why doesn't AS build a smaller-than-25' trailer with twin beds?
Wife and I were thinking exactly that last night: 23' FC with dual panoramics, compact mid mounted shower/throne room, smallish dinette other end, heck even front bedroom while we're at it. I know, the 25' already has all of that, but I really like the idea of the new fuel efficient 2.7L F150, and that would be a perfect match for a FC23 FB Twin.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:48 PM   #17
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:51 PM   #18
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Beds are a wasted space

Well, I built it like I wanted it. I made my twin bed area in the rear of the 55 Safari into a real comfortable sitting and living area. AND, it is still a bedroom area too....both as a twin or a nice queen size. I removed the twins and when I built the cabinets I made enough room for a pull out couch bed. There is plenty of room as a twin sleeper and the pull out is a full queen size....leaving leg and movement room. I have a High Def TV on the cabinet wall for viewing and the mount lets it swivel out for viewing from the front booth area if wanted. The total effect of the way its built and decorated is a peaceful sitting area....like a den.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:53 PM   #19
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:57 PM   #20
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I think for a solo traveler who doesn't want to sleep with someone else, an Airstream with a single twin in the back would be great... that would make it an especially good and spacious second sitting room... put a recliner in there in place of the second twin. Definitely not an option for me, but for a solo traveler, I think it'd be great.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:52 PM   #21
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Twins. After having a queen which really isn't the 78" length of the twin means my toes no longer hang off the end of the bed.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:35 PM   #22
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How to extend length of the short queen while sleeping

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Twins. After having a queen which really isn't the 78" length of the twin means my toes no longer hang off the end of the bed.
Great way to make the queen longer for those of us 6' and over is have a bolster made with one dimension being the thickness of the mattress and the other dimension 4" (like 4" x 10" or so).

Lean against it with pillows when sitting up in bed reading or watching TV, then when you go to sleep, pull the mattress away from the wall 4", drop the bolster down at the head of the mattress... now your short queen is 4" longer, made so under where your pillow lays! When you wake up, pull up the bolster, slide the mattress back up at the head, and use the bolster as a backrest again.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:33 PM   #23
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I Want a 23' Twin

Don't mean to hijack this thread, but in the spirit of the OPs question, this is what I would like in a twin. Current 23" FB on left, hypothetical 23" FB Twin on right.
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:29 AM   #24
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would you be able to post pictures of your recliners? Thanks, Doug
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:46 AM   #25
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We are contemplating on getting our 2008 Classic 25fb queen converted to twins. Looks to be a straight forward conversion as the converter would only need to be moved closer to the outside. The wardrobe between the bed and the bathroom could still be used by cutting out the drawer section to making it a hanging closet.

Install the frames for the beds with drawers, extend the heating ducting from the shower wall, install the nightstand between the beds. I'm sure a good conversion company can match the hickory wood interior.

I'd also have the carpet removed and all new flooring installed from front to back since my vinyl is starting to buckle in the kitchen and dinette areas due to cold storage temperatures over the last two winters.


The only comfort issue is we would be sleeping under all the single pane side and front pano windows. Might feel cooler sleeping in cold weather but we wouldn't have to contend with the walls feeling cold since our Airstream has the mouse fur walls.

Have no idea how much it would cost someone to do this conversion but cheaper than a new twin bed Airstream.

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No. Hell no.

Don't you married people enjoy sleeping with each other? I think I'll kill myself before I step back into "leave it to beaver" land.

Nothing finer than a good dinner, campfire, bourbon, and then........

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Old 05-18-2015, 12:03 PM   #27
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Don't mean to hijack this thread, but in the spirit of the OPs question, this is what I would like in a twin. Current 23" FB on left, hypothetical 23" FB Twin on right.

Having had a 23FB, I think that your proposed floor plan is much better that Airstream's.

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4" more bed width per person. There are ways of addressing the cold aluminum skin without giving up sleeping space.
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