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Old 09-21-2016, 01:16 PM   #15
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Watching TV from the rear dinette 25/27 is not comfortable for the person sitting in the curb dinette seat.
It can be comfortable, at least for me. Here's what I do. I use a campstool opened in front of the end of the dinette by the door, with the couch cushion that's normally under the TV sitting on top. I lean against a big pillow with my legs stretched out on top of that cushion, and it's quite comfortable. The campstool is small and light and it folds up for travel, so I don't find that to be a problem. I like having the drawer under the dinette, and my toolbox fits perfectly behind, between the dinette and wall.

Edited to add: It turns out the campstool with the cushion is the same height as the bench seat on the dinette.
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:20 PM   #16
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We love the view out the large rear window, if that is not available in the 30, my vote would be the 27
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Old 09-21-2016, 01:22 PM   #17
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The panoramic rear window is on the Classic 30.


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Old 09-21-2016, 02:00 PM   #18
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I like the 30' , wife likes the 27FB. Guess which one we have.


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Old 09-21-2016, 02:02 PM   #19
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My wife wishes we still had a 2009 Forest River Wildwood 28RLSS...
Guess what we don't have...


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Old 09-21-2016, 02:05 PM   #20
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I continue to see posts here with people asking for advice on length. I'm a single gal with a fairly large dog (not that that matters). Size matters!!!!! I live in a 34' Excella & I would lose my mind in anything smaller! Forget about views from a rear window. Think about comfort! There's very few places I can't go. That's not even a consideration for me. Storage, the ability to organize my things & COMFORT having everything i need is most important. If you plan to live in your Airstream, get the biggest badass you can buy! My 90' has everything! It's beautiful, comfortable, cabinets, drawers, closets, windows galore... I am upgrading the technology in mine very affordably & for what i paid for a well kept older model, i got a steal of a deal. I wouldn't change a thing about my purchase. The money i saved buying an older unit has afforded me sooo many opportunities to customize my trailer for my needs. I wish you all the best!!!
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:24 PM   #21
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We are in a 29' excella (92) and getting ready for full time next year, on the lookout for a 30 Flying Cloud with recliners (2010 to 2014). Our longest time out has been 8 months and find we long for designated dining/lounging area, as well as being able to go to our separate corners from time to time. Have not (as yet) had a problem in NP or state parks and we have never made reservations. There's a skill to that too but have gotten in 25' spaces using the "overhang".
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:07 PM   #22
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We went from a 25' to a 30' for our plans to winter in a warmer climate. We're happy with our choice.
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Old 09-21-2016, 03:19 PM   #23
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I continue to see posts here with people asking for advice on length. I'm a single gal with a fairly large dog (not that that matters). Size matters!!!!! I live in a 34' Excella & I would lose my mind in anything smaller! Forget about views from a rear window. Think about comfort! There's very few places I can't go. That's not even a consideration for me. Storage, the ability to organize my things & COMFORT having everything i need is most important. If you plan to live in your Airstream, get the biggest badass you can buy! My 90' has everything! It's beautiful, comfortable, cabinets, drawers, closets, windows galore... I am upgrading the technology in mine very affordably & for what i paid for a well kept older model, i got a steal of a deal. I wouldn't change a thing about my purchase. The money i saved buying an older unit has afforded me sooo many opportunities to customize my trailer for my needs. I wish you all the best!!!
Rock on wit' yo' 34' having self!
Those are the most awesome Airstreams ever.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:37 PM   #24
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My 2 cents worth. 30, plus get two A/Cs. I like power, stability, and not stoping for gas every 150 miles. So, I would think about a 3/4 ton truck with a big kerosene burning engine. I only made one trip in my 30 and a 1/2 ton chevy with the 6.2 liter engine--second trip was with the diesel. But, I know a lot of people like their 1/2 ton trucks, so that is just my preference for anything larger than 25. I believe the 30 Classic will have the big windows in back since the master has night tables on each side where the FC has the standing wardrobes.
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Old 09-21-2016, 04:39 PM   #25
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We have a 30' and had a 25', so I have no experience with any others. We enjoyed the 25, but found there was no comfortable place to sit. We opted for the 30' because it had two recliners, which we enjoy. The extra storage was a bonus. I also like the orientation of the bed, which makes it easier to make. I don't really see much difference in the way they tow, because I have an F250. Some campgrounds let you back up to beautiful views, some back you up to a fence, so I think that is a wash.
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:00 PM   #26
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Get 2 a/c units for more reasons than that.
Get 2 a/c units so you will be getting a 50 amp trailer.
No more microwave OR a/c, but microwave AND a/c.
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We fulltime in our 30 and we LOVE it. Here's an overview of it for you, maybe it'll help you get an idea of what the layout's like and if it would work for you:

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Old 09-21-2016, 07:11 PM   #28
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We are still on the road, and will continue to be on the road for many years.

It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out. Once we sell it we will have to put all our stuff in storage for a week or two while we shop for our next trailer (the van we want can't tow this one, so we are forced to downsize our trailer.)
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