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Old 06-11-2016, 02:54 PM   #1
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2006 Safari 25 SE RB SS

Considering buying a very clean 2006 safari. We are newbies to the airstream world this would be our first trailer. We have rented several trailers in the past.

We love this particular trailer it has been well taken care of and is in excellent condition. Our only concern is the small bed in the rear as it is 6 inches narrower than the queen. We're worried about the size and the awkwardness of egressing out of the bed. As its not a walk around.

Our other concern is the smaller black water tank 18 gallons as opposed to 36 with similar models.

We're reaching out to the Airstream community asking for insight and opinion on these matters.

Thanks in advance for your time.

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Old 06-11-2016, 03:41 PM   #2
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2006 Safari 25 SE RB SS

We were in the same boat. Our 2004 Safari 25 SS is our 1st trailer. We like having the 3 separate areas so that outweighs the bed issue. We also like having the area in front of the couch opposite the door for our dog crate. The bed is fine once we're in it. I wish the access were better and that it was easier to make. I understand that the side bed access isn't much better. We just replaced the 1/2 vinyl/1/2 carpet floor and that makes a big difference.
The tanks are not an issue. Not being careful we get about 3 days on the gray tank and dump the black tank at about 1/2 full at at the same time so we could rinse the dump hose.


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Old 06-11-2016, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thank you so much for your input. It's a beautiful trailer. I think we're leaning towards purchasing it.
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Old 06-11-2016, 07:39 PM   #4
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25' Twin!

We had a corner bed version for 7 years, although it served us well, we sold it and purchased a 25" twin. Love it!!!! Lots of advantages......getting in and out of bed is easier, getting up at night to take care of business, more room for dressing-undressing and best of all, you got your own space!

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We absolutely love our 2008 25SS. Frankly I think it is the best 25' floor plan that airstream has produced- it is an extremely effective use of space.

We are a family of 4 and get out perhaps 30-40 nights per year. Black water tank size had never been an issue and we boondock frequently.

Bed size is fine for my wife and I - I am 6' tall...

Here is a thread I started concerning modifications we've done over the years, to include adjusting the dinette and rear couch / bed to suite our needs.

I don't think you could go wrong if the price is right...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f370...al-106742.html
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:40 PM   #6
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Wow. Thanks so much for the response this is a great resource.

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Old 06-13-2016, 07:08 AM   #7
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This was our solution to the narrow bed. My wife wanted a firmer mattress so we purchased a foam unit full width and I added the extra support. The only fasteners are on the horizontal surface of the base. The gussets just lean against the vertical face.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:28 AM   #8
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Small tank for two, really small for any more. It is useable as long as you understand the limitations.
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:04 AM   #9
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We had a corner bed version for 7 years, although it served us well, we sold it and purchased a 25" twin. Love it!!!! Lots of advantages......getting in and out of bed is easier, getting up at night to take care of business, more room for dressing-undressing and best of all, you got your own space!

Lynn
Same here. We have had crawl over beds, and so called "walk around queen" in SOB RVs. We knew that was not for us. Here is a picture of our twins in our '06 Safari LS. Convenient, good space, and privacy; I am happy.

We find that we eat outside most times, but to us a dinette is uncomfortable. For dining in the fold out table works well as it does for computers. Plenty of room for the dog crate.

YMMV
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Old 06-13-2016, 08:24 AM   #10
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If you are In the least bit clastraphobic and end up sleeping on the inside of the corner bed - it's probably not going to work out for you. Or if you need your bed made to military style perfection - it's going to be an ordeal. Other than that it could be very cozy!
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