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Old 11-19-2013, 03:55 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

We will be ordering a 27 FB unit after the first of the year and we are wondering if the cost of upgrading to the EB model is justified?

The primary feature which attracts us to the EB model is the opening rear hatch. We don't plan to haul anything which would benefit from the hatch, but think that it might be nice to leave the hatch open sometimes when we are in the trailer to bring in more fresh air and light.

Do any of you use your hatch like that and is it really as nice as we think it is?

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Old 11-19-2013, 04:07 PM   #2
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It makes quite a versatile space, different ways to use it. I would expand my needs and criteria for the best possible trailer to match my lifestyle.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:24 PM   #3
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It makes quite a versatile space, different ways to use it. I would expand my needs and criteria for the best possible trailer to match my lifestyle.
We have an SOB with a screen wall in the back and use it constantly in the summer at the lake. A great place for us to sit and have coffee or some nights we just sleep with the screen down.

We are getting a new FC 25 Rear twins and when I showed my wife the EB she got all excited. After looking at the upholstery in the rear section she wasn't impressed so it's back to the FC 25 with Ultra Leather.
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Old 11-19-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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I would like to see the EB concept expanded to a smaller trailer such as the 23 footer.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:36 PM   #5
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We have friends who have the EB

They love their Eddie Bauer.....they open up the rear and have the air and view with the screen down.....they are very happy with it.....They did modify the dinette a bit....it seems as though it was too high and a bit wobbly but fixable. They also ordered an awning for the back.....p
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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We had one and traded it in on a 28 FC. Ours was a 25 ft. version. We did not use the back door as much as we thought we would. We never hauled anything in it either. And, the upholstery was easy to stain. However, It is a great versatile trailer for those who like the flexibility. Certainly it would be nice to back up to a stream or river in nice weather and open the back door.

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Old 11-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #7
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We have the 27FB Eddie Bauer. In the summer we used the rear hatch daily with the screen down to bring the outside in. I have found we have used the rear hatch for the following
- relaxing breeze / airing out trailer
- serving food from the grill directly to the table (lazy pass thru)
- packing cooler, larger items
- Bringing mountain bikes

The versatility of the wide opening will still be used in the winter months. Also the fact that the benchs all fold up clearing a giant foot print of room is great for our lifestyle. Between us and the 2 large dogs, we are finding we have LOTS of room.
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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We bought the 27 EB today

Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Today we bought our 27 EB from Colonial AS in NJ. They will store it for us until next spring.



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Old 11-26-2013, 06:38 PM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Today we bought our 27 EB from Colonial AS in NJ. They will store it for us until next spring.
I know this is personal, but any chance I can find out approximate cost? I would really appreciate it. No exact figures necessary - just a round about number. Thanks. PS, I certainly understand if you don't want to disclose this information.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #10
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I know this is personal, but any chance I can find out approximate cost? I would really appreciate it. No exact figures necessary - just a round about number. Thanks. PS, I certainly understand if you don't want to disclose this information.
This was rude of me! Sorry I asked!! I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:46 AM   #11
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Another reason we love or EB.
Waking up for Thanksgiving in Key West FL.


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(one of these days I will figure out how to save pics on this forum were they show up!!!)

As for cost- that could range on a new anywhere from 70K and up I would expect for a 27FB. It really depends on accessories and negotiating.

I personally paid around 60K for our 27FB, as it was 12 months old. I also then paid a little extra for things like the Equalizer Load Balancing Hitch, 2 Honda 2000 gennies, and the maintenance transfer package. I am sure that an Airstream is not a good financial investment. However it is a great memories investment. And with us living in our Fulltime now for the last 3 months, we are saving for our next home.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:28 AM   #12
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Test of Sharing :-) Our Eddie Bauer at Boyds RV park here in Key West FL.
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:18 AM   #13
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Wow! Beautiful photo! I'm sure you are correct about the memory making which is the reason we are going to invest in one! Life can be too short - so we are going to grab the fun while we can! Thank you! I sure appreciate it!
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