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Old 07-13-2012, 04:01 PM   #61
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Hi Jay,

My husband and I haven't purchased our Airstream yet but we really like the 27FB International Signature Series. Since you've already owned one, we're curious as to why you upgraded from a 27FB to a 30' Serenity?

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #62
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Hi Wendy,
We really liked the 27fb. We upgraded for two reasons. We wanted a full time dinning table for my computer and what not. Second, we have a large dog and we found the sink design became a bit of an obstacle when we are all in the trailer. The 30 footer solved both problems.................very happy with it. Even without the big dog I still prefer the 30 footer for more storage, larger bathroom and larger galley.
Also, we found having one a/c unit in the 27 footer just didn't quite cool it down on a hot day. We now have two a/c units and its a pleasure!

The 30 footer has fit in all all the campgrounds spaces that we need it to...........there is no difference in towing performance.

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Old 07-14-2012, 05:40 PM   #63
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Hi Wendy,
We really liked the 27fb. We upgraded for two reasons. We wanted a full time dinning table for my computer and what not. Second, we have a large dog and we found the sink design became a bit of an obstacle when we are all in the trailer. The 30 footer solved both problems.................very happy with it. Even without the big dog I still prefer the 30 footer for more storage, larger bathroom and larger galley.
Also, we found having one a/c unit in the 27 footer just didn't quite cool it down on a hot day. We now have two a/c units and its a pleasure!

The 30 footer has fit in all all the campgrounds spaces that we need it to...........there is no difference in towing performance.

Jay
Jay, we are sold on the 30' also. But, I have one question for you. We are "thinking" about having a 30' Serenity custom built with the wrap windows in the bedroom which means we lose the wardrobes. In your opinion, is this a mistake? We were in Jackson Center yesterday for the tour and I spoke to one designer there and he said for us not to lose the wardrobes. Curious since you have owned both the 27' and 30' your thoughts? Thanks! Anna
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It's really a personal preference. I wouldn't do it.........notwithstanding the cost of customization, the wardrobes give us that extra amount of hanger space beyond the center wardrobe. I use the lower compartment as a hamper . You will already have a full window in the living room which is where we spend most of our time. We rarely even open the bedroom window drapes............As a precaution you may want to check with your dealer as sometimes customization may affect the trade-in value. Bottom line: if you plan on spending more extended periods on the road, you will be glad for the extra storage..................good luck with you new rig!

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My wife wanted to chime in...........we are not happy with the microwave placement in the 30 footer as opposed to the 27 FB. The towel rack below the burner interferes with opening the drawers. It's really a pain, and we may change that to have the microwave below the stove.........as in the 27 FB.
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Hi Wendy,
We really liked the 27fb. We upgraded for two reasons. We wanted a full time dinning table for my computer and what not. Second, we have a large dog and we found the sink design became a bit of an obstacle when we are all in the trailer. The 30 footer solved both problems.................very happy with it. Even without the big dog I still prefer the 30 footer for more storage, larger bathroom and larger galley.
Also, we found having one a/c unit in the 27 footer just didn't quite cool it down on a hot day. We now have two a/c units and its a pleasure!

The 30 footer has fit in all all the campgrounds spaces that we need it to...........there is no difference in towing performance.

Jay
Hi Jay,
Thank you for responding to my question. I appreciate your feedback and have certainly given us something to think about...

Interesting that you should mention needing permanent space for your computer/office...we didn't think about that Thank you for making this point because we will also be needing computer/desk space. So, I'm curious, since you've been living with this setup for a while, which area in the 30' do you use for your computer/office and which do you use for dining? Also, did you upgrade to the recliners or did you keep the standard sofa option?

Thanks again for your input

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Wendy, Sorry....computer virus had to rebuild from scratch. Standard sofa, I use my laptop on the dining table and move it when we eat..............
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What is the diff in 2013 intl 27fb with 2 AC's vs 1 AC? One dealer is telling us 2 AC's is better - another is telling us that 1 AC at 30 amps is easier to secure camp sites with (vs the 50 amps) we are newbies and confused. Most of our camping will be in PAC. NW - but will be spending some time in Tucson visiting our daughter in college - any tips?
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Our 'new' 2012 31' has the dual air. You can still use a 30amp site, with an adapter or different cord but just not both the A/C's at the same time.

Your thermostat should have two zones. You can only choose to operate one zone at a time if you choose.
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What is the diff in 2013 intl 27fb with 2 AC's vs 1 AC? One dealer is telling us 2 AC's is better - another is telling us that 1 AC at 30 amps is easier to secure camp sites with (vs the 50 amps) we are newbies and confused. Most of our camping will be in PAC. NW - but will be spending some time in Tucson visiting our daughter in college - any tips?
We have the 27' and do not need 2 AC's. That is over kill honestly. We have one AC unit and rarely need it. If you lived inTX in the summer than maybe. Don't be a slave to 50 amp. Good luck!
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Our 'new' 2012 31' has the dual air. You can still use a 30amp site, with an adapter or different cord but just not both the A/C's at the same time.

Your thermostat should have two zones. You can only choose to operate one zone at a time if you choose.
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We have the 27' and do not need 2 AC's. That is over kill honestly. We have one AC unit and rarely need it. If you lived inTX in the summer than maybe. Don't be a slave to 50 amp. Good luck!

Does 2 AC's in 27FB help in re-sale value down the road? seems to be about a $2,200 difference Vs the one with (1) AC? - Thanks
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