A fancy word for surrounding environment.
Now having spent several nights in our 30’ classic there are things I really enjoy and some things I don’t. The bigger concern...literally...is my husband is struggling to adapt to the smallness of the design.
We spent a lot of time comparing the 30’ Classic and the 33’ Classic and chose the 30’ for many reasons. It is a classic design that has changed little in decades and the refinements are noticeable.
We knew we wanted at least a 2017 or newer Classic for the Alde heat, which is wonderful when it works correctly. We have had endless hot showers and warm nights on cold days. Beyond the comfort of the heat I paid very close attention to the flow and functionality of the 30’. Being an artist, design is paramount for living space and the 33’ had some real quirks...shorter couch, projection TV, NO storage space of any usefulness.
So the “feng shui” I did not anticipate was how much my husband would dislike three little/big things for him...the shower, the toilet and the twin beds.
The shower; this is an on going discussion and so much of a deal breaker we went and looked at a used 33’ Classic, again. My husband has almost a 6’ arm span, shoulders like a football player and can barely turn around in the shower. If he can’t get clean, he is very unhappy.
The toilet; we upgraded the plastic toilet seat on the Dometic 310 toilet which made a difference in the quality of your “reading time” but it is the shape of the seat that is uncomfortable for him...TMI. We are trying to find a Dometic 320 elongated toilet to swap out. Apparently as everything else with COVID-19 there is no inventory to be found. As soon as we can find one in stock we will make that change.
The twin beds; I really underestimated this...and I do mean REALLY underestimated how much we would miss each other...again TMI. The logical reasons for the twin beds were obvious to me...more storage outside. More locker space inside. I need a super soft mattress, he needs a firm mattress. The power inverted bed is good for him, I sleep flat with no pillow. All good, practical reasons for the choices...I was wrong, wrong, wrong.
So my logical, Feng Shui has me looking for ways to adapt and the 33’ Classic does not ring my bells. It would give a bigger shower, it does have a different toilet (we had a Dometic macerator toilet in our Allegro Bus, did not love it, did not hate it) and the queen bed is okay, but is literally smaller then our two twin beds. I did the math, a queen is 60” across. A twin is 38” across x 2 = 76”.
Also after looking at the 33’ again, I am reminded why we originally rejected the design, it is odd it has in a bigger foot print with a smaller sofa, less storage, really no extra counter space when the TV screen is down and I have a strong dislike of power blinds after having many failures on the bus. Power blinds are just a royal PITA.
We have agreed to finish out this year in the 30’ and then access things over the winter. Our pragmatic side says just learn to live within what we have for now. With no RV shows we really can’t explore options AND we really do the love the towing and nimbuses of the Airstream having downsize from a 45’ bus.
As for me...I can’t wait for fall camping, campfires and cool nights. I’ll find some ingenious way to convert those twins into a king...I am all ready researching.