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Old 12-02-2019, 02:33 PM   #1
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Ok me and the wife are about to purchase a 25 rbt flying cloud. It's a 2019 and a really good deal(IMHO). We are trading our 34ft 5th wheel. The question is did y'all ever have regrets on the smaller size, or anything else for that matter. I'm real excited about the deal we got.

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Old 12-02-2019, 02:41 PM   #2
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We have been pulling a 25' for 13 years now and my only regret is that we could not have started earlier. Go for it. But then I have never traveled in a big 5 th wheel so I do not know the comparisons. The 25 is pretty tight. That may be part of the charm for us. You must have your reasons.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:58 PM   #3
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Denkim, welcome to the forums! We started with a FC23FB and loved the experience but felt the U-Shaped Dinette limiting. At the time we considered a 25’ RBT but the tongue weight was over our TV’s limit.

Fast forward less than a year and we fell in love with the Globetrotter interior. My DW wanted the 25’; I wanted the 27’ because it offered more space in the bedroom and kitchen.

We ordered a 27’ last December and I have to say we’re not disappointed and love the extra room. *Also, the queen bed in the 27’ allows more room around than the 25 queen. We chose the twins and it’s really spacious. And, the microwave pulls out of a drawer in the 27’. Some 25’s don’t have a microwave unless you delete the gas oven which we wanted.,

My advice would be to find any 27’ and walk through it. If afterwards you’re still comfortable with the 25’, go for it!

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Old 12-02-2019, 05:53 PM   #4
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I read somewhere that the bed layout is one of the main reasons people switch RVs. The 27’, as the previous poster wrote, has a walk-around bed unlike the 25’ (which I owned). You might find the 27’ or longer trailer to be more to your liking.

Definitely spend a bunch of time in each length trailer as they will all be a big step down in terms of size compared to your fifth wheeler, I would imagine. There is always another good deal somewhere. The general consensus seems to be 20% off MSRP for Airstreams.
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Old 12-02-2019, 05:56 PM   #5
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No regrets on any RV I've ever owned, fifth wheels to tow behinds. It has all been good. Jump in with both feet and if it's doesn't float your boat move on to something else.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:05 PM   #6
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Maybe I am just exceptionally lazy, but one of the things I love about my 25 is that I can lay in bed and look out the windows without having to turn backwards in the bed. I came to my 25’ Airstream (which I live in) from a 35 foot SOB with two slide outs and a house and find the 25 the perfect size for me. If you go with the 25’ instead of the 25fb your bathroom will be larger than just about any Airstream out there. For me, the 25 is the perfect size. With that said, if I were rich I’d special order a 33 and a new F350 and call it quits, ha ha ha
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Old 12-02-2019, 08:14 PM   #7
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Played the tent/pop-up/travel trailer/5'er with sides progression.

We found Aistreams on a whim. Now have 27' Flying Cloud FB-Twin and and a new group of really good friends.

Not one look back at the big, bouncy, gotta have a big spot, stuff-in-the-basement-I-have-not-seen-in-years overloaded fifth-wheel I always wanted.


(thanks, I only do one show a night.......)


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Old 12-02-2019, 09:37 PM   #8
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We just traded in our 38 foot fifth-wheel bunk house for a 25 foot front queen Serenity. Even with two teenagers still traveling with us, we have zero regrets. The only thing I kind of miss is having the separate bunk room. I usually get up early and putz around while the family still sleeps. Now I either go outside or move my daughter from the dinette to the bed with my wife. But the ease of towing, parking and comfort over our previous rig is well worth the sacrifice. I wish we spent the extra money for an airstream bunk model 15 years ago.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:11 PM   #9
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I think you’re going to miss the hot tub and fireplace.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:16 PM   #10
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We haven't gone bigger to smaller. But went 25 to 28.

We loved our 25 but the 27 and 28 footers have a few things we liked about the floor plans that to us were an improvement over our 25. But it’s personal preference - look at the floor plans and how you will use them.
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Old 12-03-2019, 12:29 PM   #11
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Ok me and the wife are about to purchase a 25 rbt flying cloud. It's a 2019 and a really good deal(IMHO). We are trading our 34ft 5th wheel. The question is did y'all ever have regrets on the smaller size, or anything else for that matter. I'm real excited about the deal we got.

thanks again
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The only regrets that I have are the bed and the storage space. It took me a year to quit banging my head on the overhead cabinets while trying to get in and out of the bed. Going from a 5th wheel you will need to really downsize what you take with you and also figure out where to put the generator(s) while traveling. There are no other trailers that I am aware of that have the same build quality as an Airstream. The fit and finish on mine was perfect.
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Old 12-03-2019, 05:03 PM   #12
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We went from full timing in a 35’ fiver to 5 months in a park model and 7 months in our 27’ FC. Only thing I missed was the EZ chair in the fiver but thoroughly enjoyed our time in the AS. As I age a bit more may go to a smaller AS, but for now we are loving it. I didn’t hit one branch with the AS. ����
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Old 12-03-2019, 06:42 PM   #13
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I wish it had a built in microwave and a bigger bathroom else very happy.
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Old 12-03-2019, 10:28 PM   #14
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After four years we also went from a 35 ft fifth wheel to a 2019 25FC fbq only for a short period of time. Loved it! Only regret, one AC and sofa-dinette combo. Now proud owners of 2020 28FC rbq, great floor plan! Good luck on your decision. You will enjoy the quality and simplicity of an Airstream!
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