VIDEO: Battle of the Airstream Floorplans!

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Confession: I find RV floor plans strangely fascinating.

Okay, “fascinating” may be a stretch. I mean, I don’t sit around all day dreaming about floor plans. But it’s quite remarkable how many different combinations manufacturers create. I’ve likened RV floor plans to Mexican food entrees — the chef always starts with the SAME BASIC INGREDIENTS (meat, beans, cheese, lettuce, etc.) and somehow they concoct 347 different menu items. In truth, we’re all getting some version of a TACO, but they each seem so gloriously unique.

The latest and greatest trend in AIRSTREAM floor plans is the FRONT BEDROOM layout. For you non-Airstreamers, this means that the bedroom is located at the fore of the trailer — it’s closest to the tow vehicle. The basic idea is that since you BACK into most campsites, the most desirable view of nature is in the back. The front bedroom, in theory, allows you to enjoy that natural view all day long from your living room. That’s the advantage.

What do I think about this floor plan? WHO CARES what I think? I’m married. What MATTERS is what my WIFE thinks. Hence, this video (which is pretty much a simple vlog like granny used to make — sorry, film critics, this ain’t Citizen Kane ;-)).

Look, I’m a MAN — toss me a shiny gadget and a cold beer, and I’ll be happy in ANY floor plan.

But my wife has definite opinions on the topic — as you’ll see in the video.

While I enjoy browsing different RV floor plans, Kristy has an intuitive sense of “what works,” and how livable the plan will be on a daily basis.

These different floor plans all have their strengths and weaknesses. There’s not really a clear cut “better.”

After all, sales of the front bedroom units have been booming. People LOVE their front bedroom Airstreams, so maybe we’ll hear some reasons WHY.

Ultimately, this is a personal preference issue, and there’s no right or wrong — what matters is what works for YOU.

So, what about you? If you have an OPINION on the contentious FRONT VS. REAR BEDROOM issue, please chime in…

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