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Old 11-11-2018, 07:49 PM   #1
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Why no rear view floorpans for larger models

My wife and I have enjoyed over 40,000 miles in our 2013 27FB. In particular we enjoy the scenery of Parks, oceans, cliffs, and other beautiful places , while we are having meals or a quiet evening. Can anybody tell me why Airstream has not made a larger model (30+) with the same rear View. I would think most people would enjoy the scenery as we do. We are looking for something a little larger and find ourselves considering other makes and models, fifth wheels, etc. as a result. We've also kicked around the idea of modifying a larger Airstream but my guess is that it would be cost prohibitive given the already hefty ticket price of the new models.
Perhaps the reason may be the weight distribution but that can be solved with a larger tow. Would love to hear if others share our feelings about the scenery and any suggestions.
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You may be surprised, but many people prefer a front door rear bedroom layout. But I understand why some (not sure I'd say most) prefer the opposite.

But to your question, Airstream did make a 30' rear door front bedroom Classic with king bed model one year. I am thinking that was back in the 2009 timeframe give or take a year or two. You saw very few new ones available when they made them and almost never see used ones come up for sale now.

I can only assume they were not popular with customers. Maybe that was because the floor plan was only available as a Classic, not a Flying Cloud or International. Back then the Classics with hickory cabinets, fuzzy walls, and padded ceilings appealed to a more "traditional" crowd. The new 2015+ Classic has broader appeal.
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