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Old 09-13-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Cool Twins v. Queen FC FB?

After all the discussion I've read about extreme temperature effects on the interior it seems that I should order a 25' or 27' FC FB Queen bed rather than my preference of twin beds. The reason being that sleeping next to a cold or hot aluminum skin would be uncomfortable compared with being surrounded with more climate controlled interior air. If I have a disagreeable guest, we can sleep in sleeping bags or the guest can sleep over the dinette table.

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Old 09-13-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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Order the twin beds. We have them and it is not an issue. The big bed would be a put off to me. If I traveled solo I might just take one of the twins out and use the space otherwise with the gaucho in reserve for a guest.

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Old 09-13-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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We prefer the twin beds over the queen bed layout due to the increased storage with outside access on three sides versus the single access door of the queen. The floor area in the middle allows for standing straight up to get dressed along with easier access to the rear roof locker without climbing on the bed.

Since we have blankets on the bed, the wall temperature is not a major issue.

On the 25 FB model, the hatch is on the curb side and I was unable to reach the back of the storage area from outside. On a 27FB model, the hatch is behind the propane tanks and that limits the access to the storage space.
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Old 09-13-2015, 01:08 PM   #4
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If you go with a 25' the twins are better than the queen/side layout. If you go to a 27' the queen is fine because there is room to move around it. Have had both and the aluminum skin isn't a major issue with the twins. Just tuck a small side pillow by the head and blankets will protect you from the rest.
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:55 PM   #5
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Just to echo thoughts above....,.. We have twins in our "Pete", a FC 27fb and love them. Dressing room, better storage, and temp of skin no problem for us. We've camped in low 30s and lots of 90s with no comfort problem. Also a whole lot easier to make the beds.

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Old 09-13-2015, 05:06 PM   #6
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We have a 25fb queen. We are converting the bedroom to a twin bed arrangement. The queen bed takes up too much space. Cheaper than buying a new or a preowned twin bed. Hope to get the work done this winter or early next year.

Even on my 2008 Classic with the mouse fur walls and vinyls ceiling cover the queen bedroom area can get cold. There is a window next to the bed head plus you get a lot of cold air under the queen platform. Some have had condensation issues. The window is single pane and gets cold. I have to wear a wool cap due to my thinning hair. At least with the twin your head is up agains the front window with the rock guards. Hopefully they will be protected from the cold better.

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Old 09-13-2015, 05:21 PM   #7
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Some wouldn't have a queen bed in a 25 and some wouldn't have twin beds. It's a flip of the coin in a 27.
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Old 09-13-2015, 06:00 PM   #8
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We chose twins & so far so good. In the 25ft they add more spaciousness as the isle goes front to back, in the 27 the queen is more appealing in the center bed arrangement.
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:02 AM   #9
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We have had twins and Queens. In either layout, a heated mattress pad is a great addition!
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Old 09-14-2015, 07:38 AM   #10
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COVER the Walls!

You don't have to leave the walls around the beds bare. Just remember that the walls slant so you can't just cut rectangles of fabric. An easy and not too expensive way would be to use a pre-quilted cotton or nylon fabric, mounted on posterboard and held in place with Command Hooks or velcro. (Easy to remove with no scars left behind.)

I'd want the wall cover to rise from the bottom of the mattress almost up to the bottom of the windows, about 15 to 18" You might want to tape newspaper to the wall to make the initial pattern, especially around the curved end. Assuming the head of the bed is the curved section you should cut the fabric in three pieces, the middle piece will look a bit like the paper in a fan - curved on the top and bottom and wider at the top than the bottom.. the long end for the body will actually have to be cut in two pieces since it'll be almost 70" long and the widest fabric is commonly 54-56". The curved piece should be cut on the grain along the centerline of the piece. The other two pieces should also be cut straight across the fabric.

Make sure the "x" crosses of the quilting are matched from one piece to another and that all of the pieces are laid one way on the fabric. (Or use ultra-leather and cut it without worrying about matching grain or pattern).
Leave enough fabric to go over and under the top of the cardbaord. If you don't use pre-quilted fabric, add a thin layer of quilting padding between the padding and the backing.

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Old 09-14-2015, 11:37 AM   #11
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I have twins and it never occurred to me that I was not comfortable. Sometimes it seems as if people make up problems that really don't exist.
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:43 AM   #12
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Twin beds!

I plan to use a body pillow against the wall as it will give me back support also.

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Old 09-14-2015, 11:45 AM   #13
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I just cannot imagine not sleeping next to the man I love. No twins for us ever.
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:59 AM   #14
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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.

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