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darkStar 07-03-2003 05:31 PM

Biggest living room 31' or less

In the last 20 years or so which Airstream model / year would have the longest/biggest living room before the kitchen begins? We're looking in the 28'-31' range.


overlander64 07-03-2003 06:36 PM

Biggest living room 31' or less
Greetings DarkStar!

While it is less that 28'; one of the most open living areas that I have experienced in an Airstream can be found in the mid 1970s Caravanner. The down-side to this trailer is that is doesn't have a separate bedroom, but it has a wonderfully airy and open living area that just seems designed for entertaining. Most years, the Caravanner was sold as a 25' coach.


darkStar 07-03-2003 11:05 PM

Greetings Kevin -

Sounds cool, ever see a floorplan for one of those mid-70s Caravanner babies?

Midamrail 07-03-2003 11:34 PM

We have a 1971 31' Sovereign with an L-couch in the front of the trailer. We absolutely love it! It's like a huge sectional, and the two of us plus our two Labs can lounge on it very comfortably. It still leaves enough room in the open area for a large fold-out table, and it's a great arrangement for watching TV. It also adds tons of storage, as there are storage compartments under both sides of the couch. We fell in love with the floorplan immediately, but I think the L-couches in the Sovereigns are rarer than the typical couch/credenza plan. I've seen them in trailers from the early to mid-1970s.

overlander64 07-04-2003 04:01 AM

Biggest living room 31' or less
Greetings DarkStar!

Yes, in fact I traveled on the 1999 VAC Caravan with a couple who were towing a 1970 Caravanner. The floorplan featured a rear bath with an "L-shaped" kitchen along the curbside and bathroom wall; and an "L-shaped" twin-lounge layout across the front and down the streetside of the trailer. There was one large side window on the curbside and three large windows on the streetside. The floorplan featured a very open and airy feeling - - I had run across one of these trailers when I was shopping for my Overlander but I wanted a separate bedroom area that would allow the beds to remain made-up - - they are not terribly common here in the Midwest, but I have seen at least six advertised for sale during the past year.

I have also seen an earlier late 1950s Caravanner with a very different layout. This particular trailer had permanent double bed in the rear of the trailer, a curbside bathroom with shower, a modest streetside kitchen, and a front "L-shaped" twin lounge - - it was nearly 100% original down to the dinette table and folding chairs, and still in the family of the original owners.


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