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Old 02-17-2016, 09:49 AM   #29
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Can you list some of the other trailers that "look" just as nice?

I might want to have a look.

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My favorite is the Rockwood Windjammer

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Old 02-17-2016, 10:41 AM   #30
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It seems the better conventional trailers are always in the longer lengths. Those are all 35' long. For a similar sized trailer to the Airstream 25, the Bigfoot 25 rear queen or front queen is a good choice. We didn't go with Bigfoot because there are few dealers in the US. We did see an old one locally and didn't like the floorplan as much as we thought we would. The bath area was tiny. We prefer the split show/bath of our Airstream.

One of the main reasons we decided on Airstream was because of the floor plans they offer in the shorter lengths. We didn't want the typical front bed, dinette in the slide, rear bathroom of most conventional trailers. If Bigfoot offered a 25fb twin layout I'd probably switch.

The one admiring feature of the Airstream, the aluminum shell, frightens me the most when it comes to adverse weather.

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Hello Yogi, We currently have a 31' Classic Limited and love it. We traded in a 41' Keystone Toy hauler for it. We had the toy hauler for not quite 2 years. That trailer was starting to fall apart during that time. Door delaminating, things coming off of the walls and such. Things that shouldn't happen to a trailer that young with so few miles. We visited the Keystone factory to see how the trailers were made. If you every do that you'll never ever buy a Keystone. Trust me, my wife and I are both engineers and have seen many factories, Keystone's is real bad. There's no framing in the walls, 2 X 2's for roof rafters, just pure cheap. The plastic lenses on the outside were turning yellow and breaking because of UV. We were so glad to take the beating of trading it in and upgrading to an Airstream. We also sold my wife's fathers 1975 Airstream 3 years ago, everything worked and the trailer was in surprisingly great shape. I'm sure you can find a quality box trailer with aluminum wall framing and quality interiors but you'll pay a good price for it. Good luck with your hunt. Regards,

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