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Old 01-18-2019, 09:26 AM   #449
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Yes, the microwave requires a bit of a squeeze to get by it when in use, but we find we can manage. My wife brings her lit mirror that sits on the counter when not moving. We have the oven (great storage and probably use it to broil garlic bread as much as anything). Good luck with your choice. We have the twin and really like the 3 exterior storage compartments.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:18 AM   #450
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She also doesn't like having a convection microwave beneath the stove and it seems a little strange having a microwave in the pull out pantry that would get in the way when going through the hallway. We'd appreciate comments. Thanks.
The microwave under the stovetop was a deal breaker for me.
I never use the oven, but I'd never stoop to use the microwave.
As far as the pull out shelf, I'm solo so it's not a problem, but I see where it would be for a family. You can't push the microwave in while it's running because it shuts off as a safety feature. The Contoure microwave is tiny (.7 cu ft.) but so far it's worked out for me.

If I was starting over, I'd take a long look at the twin layout. The practical use of floor space and access to the cabinets PLUS two more outside storage compartments might win me over. The queen is nice and you don't lay against the cold metal skin, but the overhead cabinets are almost unusable, and changing sheets is challenging.
Although there's a gap between the rear and the bed, it's too small to stand in.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:04 PM   #451
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One of the joys of owning an Air Stream is making it yours. I have a 26U Twin floorpan. If you don't like the open self over the bathroom sink, take it out. It's just screwed to the wall. Want a bigger mirror, remove the small one and purchase/install your ideal mirror. And take the microwave out...now you have more storage space. And get the twin floorplan...you won't regret it. Reread the post above regarding an AS with the queen east/west bed.
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:35 PM   #452
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We use the open shelf over the sink to keep our smaller items in small plastic baskets that just fit. I keep my razor, charger, toothpase, brush, floss for example in one. They ride just fine in transit so one less thing to fuss with.

As for the microwave drawer, it is a slight squeeze, but the off switch still allows enough space to get by the drawer when the microwave is running.

Definitely strongly consider the twin bed layout. Also recommend the 2nd AC with the resultant 50 amp service.

Good luck in your quest!!
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Also recommend the 2nd AC with the resultant 50 amp service.
OMG! Yes!
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:39 AM   #454
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We love the Twin, the large bathroom, and yes the 50A.
Have the standard oven but debated long on getting the convection.
Ultimately I still question our decision, so really still 50/50 either way.
I like standard oven and micro does block isle, but micros do not run long.

One thing to keep in mind about convection under the stove.
I agree it would be inconvenient to have to bend over to get food out.
But for me I would prefer that over the ones mounted high.
Nothing would be worse than having boiling food spill out all over me.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:14 AM   #455
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We are new to the forum so I hope I post this question correctly. We are considering buying an Airstream and are interested in the 26U (26RB) but have a couple of issues. My wife doesn't like the small mirror and the open shelf above the sink in the bath. Can a larger mirror be installed on the shelf as is done in, I believe the 27 and 28 foot vehicles? She also doesn't like having a convection microwave beneath the stove and it seems a little strange having a microwave in the pull out pantry that would get in the way when going through the hallway. We'd appreciate comments. Thanks.
Can’t answer your question as to whether a larger mirror can be installed, but we like the open shelf and use it to store extra towels.

I would’ve preferred the convection microwave, but we have the microwave in the pantry. I agree, it is a little awkward when you have to get by when the microwave is being used, but we deal with it.
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Love the 26 U Twin layout. A great choice . We will however sell ours in the spring. After 30+ years of travel we are going to change our style of travel.
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Love the 26 U Twin layout. A great choice . We will however sell ours in the spring. After 30+ years of travel we are going to change our style of travel.
Hotel W/Pool.
Did you sell it yet?
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Love the 26 U Twin layout. A great choice . We will however sell ours in the spring. After 30+ years of travel we are going to change our style of travel.
Hotel W/Pool.
There's good and bad about both. When I think of how much we spend in insurance and storage fees and then how much due to work schedules that we don't use our Airstream, it doesn't make sense financially. A pool and motel would work better... and to be honest since we put in a pool at the house, it really makes wanting to leave harder.

All that said, there's nothing like the joy the Airstream brings us when we do take it out. Makes up for all the money we put into it, regardless of cost.
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Does anyone know the shower stall (interior) height of the 26U FB twin vs FC 25 FB twin? We love our FC 25 FB twin very much however are looking to find a taller shower without going to a longer trailer.
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Old 06-02-2019, 07:01 AM   #460
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shower on 26RBT looks like 5' 11" floor to bottom of light and 6' 1" floor to highest point. There is a built in seat.
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There's good and bad about both. When I think of how much we spend in insurance and storage fees and then how much due to work schedules that we don't use our Airstream, it doesn't make sense financially. A pool and motel would work better... and to be honest since we put in a pool at the house, it really makes wanting to leave harder.

All that said, there's nothing like the joy the Airstream brings us when we do take it out. Makes up for all the money we put into it, regardless of cost.
Wow. I am in exactly the same situation. Love our 2017 26U Twin, just had it out for a long weekend and really enjoyed it. But recently took on new responsibilities at work and finding we are cancelling more trips than taking. Then factor in Tag, Insurance, Storage, Maintenance and the numbers do start to become overwhelming for $$/night. And we really enjoying doing cruises, so the thought of letting the AS go has definitely crossed my mind.
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And we really enjoying doing cruises, so the thought of letting the AS go has definitely crossed my mind.
We've taken exactly 2 trips in our Airstream since Christmas due to work scheduling (and it's not getting better). But it's our only vice, so I can't see selling it... and the smile factor when we do take it out is well worth it.
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