... or as Roger suggested elsewhere, why not just go with a 25' for the walk around queen bed. Seems like an endless quest.
Still amazes me that Airstream can pack so much function in a 16 footer.
From what I can see and have read the biggest thing Airstream has to offer is "snooty" value. Here's a message sent to a Scamp
"Deb&I were returning from a trip to Chicago yesterday when we decided
to stop at the Bolingbrook Airstream dealership.Our hope was to see
the new TADAH 16ft travel trailer[a sort of stretch-limo version of
Well, they didn't have those in stock and implied that the hoi
polloi might find the items we sought and a more appropriate shopping
experience at their Indiana store.
Since we had already fought our way through traffic and managed to
find the well concealed access road which had apparently been used
recently by terrorist bombers for a practice range, we decided to
view the products on hand.
First the StarStream, a new line of superior quality trailers
designed to appeal to the rich, since the rich can no longer afford
the experience of owning a real Airstream! This trailer is
conventional looking with an extra thick aluminium hide.
Starting to yawn, we decided that we should move on to something
The 16ft Airstream Bambi was our next stop! This Trailer has always
held near ICON status in my mind as the ultimate travel trailer. It
is of course beautiful and well made.
As we examined this marvelous creation, we began to see that it's
feet were made [at least partially] of clay. Deb found the Bathroom
to be less commodious than our Scamp
and the bed was 6inches
narrower. I noticed that the Bambi would look with distain upon any
decent sized tow vehicle. My Escape
seemed to cower and shiver at the
prospect[just being parked next to it]. Then came the real SHOCK!
This thing costs OVER $50,000 with tax! That's nearly a $20,000
increase to an already high price of 4 years earlier.
Feeling blessed, we excused ourselves and returned home,with a
renewed appreciation of our trailer and our lives of sensible scale
and more than adequate comfort.
That evening I went out to visit Eggy-sue[our 13dlxe].
Ensconced in her ambiance, I watched an old episode of "Burke's Law"
on the DVD, content in the knowledge that I had made the right choice
and that the remaining $35,000 in the bank added greatly to my repose.
HAPPY CAMPING EVERYONE!"