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Old 09-14-2015, 12:45 PM   #15
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We have a 25' Safari SS which had a small queen tucked in a corner; impossible to get out of bed if you were on the outside and very hard to make. We took the queen out and had bunk beds built from 1-1/2" tubular aluminum. This opened up the area next to the bed for dressing and sitting down for putting on shoes and you can now, actually, open the bathroom door approximately 100 degrees from 40 degrees prior. We love the bunks and makes it much easier to make beds.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:16 PM   #16
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Did you install a nightstand/chest of drawers on the back wall?

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Old 09-14-2015, 01:23 PM   #17
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A clear chioce

We have had both and currently have twins and would NEVER go back to a queen. A lot of good points listed in these responses. I would add that we use 2 large/long LLBean 40 degree sleeping bags with flannel liners. No issues with cold wall and can sleep very comfortably in low temps. Exceptional sleeping arrangement.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:29 PM   #18
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When we were first shopping we were set for a 2007 25' Twin (FB I think). When we got to the dealer it was sold (kinda felt mislead, but that's not important). We did leave with a 2011 25' FB Flying Cloud Queen.

We kind of liked the queen, but we didn't love it. After about 2-3 years we really wished we had the twins. Nothing was wrong with the queen bed it self. Rather it was a PIA trying to get out of bed, either climbing over the sleeping person or scootingto the foot of the bed and remembering all of the obstacles.

Also, the high forward lockers were not very accesable without climbing over the bed itself.

The other issue was the storage at the foot of the bed. Yes it was open and roomy. But how may are really happy with it. Yes the bed lifts, but after a while we only used it for really long trips.

The 25' only has a curb side access, (and is accesable by lifting the mattress inside), and is somewhat cumbersome. But you can pack and store a lot of stuff in there.

Earlier this year I removed the queen and converted to twins. The amount of open floor space is great. The acess to the upper lockers is easy, and we didn't really lose any storage space. If anything it became more useable.

We don't notice the wall temps much, if we do we just move a little or add an extra blanket.

It all boils down to individual preferances... What works best for you...

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Old 09-16-2015, 11:48 AM   #19
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We had a 2005 Safari 25FB queen. We spent over 1,300 nights in it. The bed was great. We now have a 2015 Flying Cloud 25FB twin. We have spent over 150 nights in it. The twin beds are also great. We have slept in both in below freezing and 100+ degree temperatures. We have not had any issues with either. We also use heated mattress pads.

We chose the twin on our new Airstream to get the dressing room between the beds and the two additional outside storage compartments. These not with standing, we prefer the queen bed sleeping arrangement.

There are always trade-offs in life.

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Thank you for explaining it Brian. It does make perfect sense when you are a weekender, in fact I now see that is likely the difference between us and everyone else in this matter; we live in it half the year at a time. So one of us climbing over the other, (we've been taking turns), and a lack of space for both to dress back there at the same time, are just part of Airstream life for us, like too small a living area and not enough counter space. Yep, trade-offs. We are happy. Life is good!
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Old 09-16-2015, 12:04 PM   #20
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In a twin arrangement your significant other is only 24" away in case they need something from you

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Old 09-16-2015, 12:23 PM   #21
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We like everything about the twin beds except the sleeping arrangement, so we have the queen bed in our 25. Works fine, not perfect but too much is made of it. We spend six to seven months a year in our Airstream.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:31 AM   #22
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we have used our twins in very cold and very hot weather. no problem. very cold weather we just used down comforters and as a women of age was almost too warm lol. I love the twins when by myself. I use the other bed for my crafts. b


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I just cannot imagine not sleeping next to the man I love. No twins for us ever.
I love not having her against me making me hot.
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Old 09-19-2015, 10:55 AM   #24
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Queen for my Queen.

Hi, we have a Rear Queen. The King and Queen still like each other so we like the Queen bed. The entire area under the bed is for storage even though there is only one storage door. [and inside storage] I'm pushing 70 and we think twins are for kids and/or old fogies. For those who don't know, there is a huge difference between a Rear Queen and a Six Sleeper.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:52 PM   #25
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Twins v. Queen FC FB?

Does anyone here have a 27FB with twins that has outdoor access to under bed storage? If so, could you share some pictures of your side storage doors? Im trying to get a visual on the relationship in size of those storage doors compared with the bedroom window.

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Don't know if it's enough of a perspective, but our profile pic is a front 1/4 shot of our 27fb twin looking at the curb side. The street side door is exactly the same. I can get you some other pics later if need be.

Hope this helps.
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Does anyone here have a 27FB with twins that has outdoor access to under bed storage? If so, could you share some pictures of your side storage doors? Im trying to get a visual on the relationship in size of those storage doors compared with the bedroom window.

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Thanks guys - yes, that helps.
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