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Old 08-22-2017, 02:32 PM   #1
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Closet w Nightstand vs just Nightstand?

I am not sure how far back this choice goes in AS models, but it seems like it could elicit strong opinions.

I like the idea of more storage, and even with the closeted nightstands there are 3 windows in the BR.

However, having 5 windows and the wrap around view is visually impressive.

Thoughts on this choice from those who have experienced either?
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:34 PM   #2
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I rarely if ever open the bedroom windows, but I can always use more storage...
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:29 PM   #3
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I guess it's a settled topic.

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I rarely if ever open the bedroom windows, but I can always use more storage...
I tend to agree, but with so many loving the windows of the Airstreams, I thought there might be some varying opinions.

I do like the internal nightstands inside the two wardrobes.
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Storage is a double-edged sword. More seems better until junk has accumulated to fill space available.

Plus, weight needs to center over the axles and 3-4' either side of it. Why one finds the AC, reefer, stove, water heater and furnace in this area. It's where to store all the canned goods, etc.

Too much weight fore and aft isn't good.

Same for height. It's possible to overload some high cabinets that they start to come loose.

A self-contained RV needs but food and some clothes to travel the country. It's easy to overdo this (Rainy day. Just in case. For the kids)

Trailer condition trumps all else.

Silver Streak then Streamline always had the most storage. Avion next, and last was Airstream.
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:43 PM   #5
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Night stand

Personally, I can't live without one! I removed the twins & put in a queen from side to side. I moved the little 3 drawer stand from between the bunks & put it to the side of my queen bed. I still have the drawers & a night stand to boot. Fit perfectly! Still have room for my new washer/dryer combo on the other side behind the bathroom. What more could a girl want?
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Old 08-26-2017, 04:26 PM   #6
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We wanted the pano windows in our 2nd AS. I don't miss the award cabinets, love the openness and the view.
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I am not sure how far back this choice goes in AS models, but it seems like it could elicit strong opinions.

I like the idea of more storage, and even with the closeted nightstands there are 3 windows in the BR.

However, having 5 windows and the wrap around view is visually impressive.

Thoughts on this choice from those who have experienced either?
Had a 25' Safari with wrap around in FBR, kitchen had wrap around too. Single night stand on her side. Only opened the drapes when we were on the road. BR wrap was tinted (rock guards) but the kitchen was not. When drapes were open on both ends on a bright hot day it would knock our socks off. Our 30' FC has the closeted night stands. We like em. His and hers clothes closet. Upper night stands have lit USB charging ports for his and hers phone. Lower night stands have room for his and hers electric blanket controls. You have no idea how important that can be for peaceful living.
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Old 08-27-2017, 01:36 PM   #8
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This is a great question. I'm a side sleeper that extends my arm out and often find my arm hanging over the edge of the bed. As we debate floorplans/ layouts for out first AS we're thinking no closets above nightstands for this reason. Anyone else have this issue that has the closets? Thoughts?
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This is a great question. I'm a side sleeper that extends my arm out and often find my arm hanging over the edge of the bed. As we debate floorplans/ layouts for out first AS we're thinking no closets above nightstands for this reason. Anyone else have this issue that has the closets? Thoughts?
I don't like it for the same reasons. Big bedroom windows are a selling -- not living -- point. Same for tall cabinetry. Overhead, sure. For me just not at level of bed or sitting.
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Storage is a double-edged sword. More seems better until junk has accumulated to fill space available.

Plus, weight needs to center over the axles and 3-4' either side of it. Why one finds the AC, reefer, stove, water heater and furnace in this area. It's where to store all the canned goods, etc.

Too much weight fore and aft isn't good.

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Keeping possessions, supplies to the essentials is something I have realized is a must in reading the forums so far. I read these lists of all the supplies, tools, etc that folks put on their must pack lists and I wonder how it all fits?
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:21 AM   #11
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W/d!

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Personally, I can't live without one! I removed the twins & put in a queen from side to side. I moved the little 3 drawer stand from between the bunks & put it to the side of my queen bed. I still have the drawers & a night stand to boot. Fit perfectly! Still have room for my new washer/dryer combo on the other side behind the bathroom. What more could a girl want?
W/D?! I don't read about that often. Did you install? Did that take some careful work considering weight, power, water demands? It's a great option to have in a TT.
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Good point

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This is a great question. I'm a side sleeper that extends my arm out and often find my arm hanging over the edge of the bed. As we debate floorplans/ layouts for out first AS we're thinking no closets above nightstands for this reason. Anyone else have this issue that has the closets? Thoughts?
I hadn't even thought about that. I also sometimes hang my arm off...would be tough with the side closets.

Some good thoughts on this thread. Even a simple question about TTs often brings up a lot of issues with so little space to serve so many needs.

Thanks.
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