Hey folks - I am joining your forum in the hopes to learn more about Airstreams. My wife and I have the bug and are hoping to purchase one in a year or two.
We are planning on local week-long trips here in the Kootenay region of British Columbia, month long trips in BC and Alberta, and multi-month trips into the USA once our two kids fly the coup in several years and we retire.
We are also hoping to use the trailer in the winter occasionally, when we travel for XC ski races, or for some recreational DH or backcountry skiing.
Mostly we will use it as a nice basecamp for when we are out with some kind of outdoor adventure in mind - mountain biking, dayhikes, etc. We might let the kids inside at night when it's wet, otherwise we'll leave them outside in a tent! On the longer trips, I will likely need to work remotely (with a laptop) about 2 days a week, so a comfortable space to do that at the table would be helpful.
From a size perspective and layout of the kitchen, I am liking the 20; however the Corner Bunk models give me pause, as one of us needs the bathroom nightly, and it's the short one - the tall one may find the corner part of the bunk too short! Therefore we are thinking the 22 or 23 would be better for us. We want to stay on the shorter side so we can fit in more national campgrounds and the like. From an aesthetic perspective, we prefer the maple in the Flying Cloud - but I'm not clear on what else is the difference from the Caravel/Bambi side in terms of construction/important features.
Anyways, looking forward to doing some research to find the answers to these questions - but any pointers you want to volunteer off the top are always welcome