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Old 11-28-2011, 10:10 AM   #11
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:35 AM   #12
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Thanks again for the replies of welcome. I agree with you Murphie, with the new truck we could go bigger but decided to wait until the retirement(4 more years)to get the one we would like to pull around the country when we have more time. Looking forward to Spring Break. We made our reservation at Emerald Beach RV Park in Navarre, FL.
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Old 11-28-2011, 11:44 AM   #13
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Old 11-28-2011, 12:40 PM   #14
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My wife and I have considered the 22FB. One of the questions we have is how much space is there between the sofa and the sink? Is there enough room for three people to actually seat comfortable on the sofa, with one of them sitting next to the wall, or is it pretty much space for two to seat and the sofa area near the wall used the sofa is set-up for sleeping?

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Old 11-28-2011, 01:35 PM   #15
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My wife and I have considered the 22FB. One of the questions we have is how much space is there between the sofa and the sink? Is there enough room for three people to actually seat comfortable on the sofa, with one of them sitting next to the wall, or is it pretty much space for two to seat and the sofa area near the wall used the sofa is set-up for sleeping?

The seating arrangement is why I traded ours. Jayco did what they could with the available space. That being said.. The sofa will seat one easily, two if you sit close. There is not enough room between the sofa and the galley cabinet for a person to sit comfortably. The dinette cushion are not made with memory foam and seemed to break down rather quickly and before long, you were sitting on a piec of plywood, or at least that's what it felt like to me, as I was the one who usually got the dinette. There just wasn't a place for two people to sit comfortably for very long. The other thing we didn't care for was the fabric shower curtain as opposed to a shower enclosure. it seemed that we spent as much time wiping water off the floor as it took to shower. Individually, these items would not have been deal breakers, but it did help us compile a list of things that we looked for and were adamant about when we traded for the Outback.

All in all, the 22FB was a good value for the money and is a good entry level trailer, especially if you want to see if you are really going to enjoy the camping lifestyle. If it turns out you don't and a lot of folks do decide that, it won't break the bank to get rid of it, or in our case, to trade up.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:26 PM   #16
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Good comments Bob. I haven't been able to actually use it yet so I will be finding out soon enough about the shower, couch and dinette. We do love camping so that is not an issue. We just thought this would be a good upgrade from the Starcraft AR-One 15rb we just traded in. Hope to have a maiden voyage in the early spring before we travel to FL for Spring Break. Will cross those bridges when I come to them. I would be interested in hearing from others that might have experience with the 22FB.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:25 PM   #17
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I have to agree about the seating space of the couch. What I like to do is sit with my back to the outside wall (with pillow), and my legs towards the middle of the couch. That leaves only a small bit of space left on the other end of the couch. The wife and I take turns between that and the dinette for lesure seating. We've only had 26 nights of camping so far in our 22FB, but even so, I can see there will come a day when the dinette cushions will start to break down and maybe need to be replaced. We have yet to actually shower in the bath tub. So far we have opted to use the CG showers as they provide more elbow room. The wife prefers to camp in woodsy type CG's and with many of those we just barely fit the 22FB on-site, so a larger trailer may not be in the cards for us. It's big enough for some creature comforts, yet not too big.
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Old 11-28-2011, 08:28 PM   #18
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We have a 26BH and the sofa arrangement is very similar. We find 2 adults can sit on it very comfortably - but not 3. I often sit there with pillows and lay across it - which works just fine. But quite honestly - 3 on any sofa that size in any camper would be a little crowed in my opinion unless I had a kid on there with me.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:27 PM   #19
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Thank you for the additional comments on the 22FB seating. So far I would have to say that we don't spend that much time IN the camper other than a meal or two and sleeping. I prefer to sit by a campfire at night, take a hike(my wifes words to me haha) or meet other campers. I am sure there will be some gradual breakdown of the furniture but I think I would be able to either replace the cushions or re-stuff them. Certainly things to consider and after using the camper a while I may come to the realization that we need to make a change. I hope by then I am looking at retirement and a TT that will allow for more full time use.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #20
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Our first year RV'ing in our 22fb

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Good comments Bob. I haven't been able to actually use it yet so I will be finding out soon enough about the shower, couch and dinette. We do love camping so that is not an issue. We just thought this would be a good upgrade from the Starcraft AR-One 15rb we just traded in. Hope to have a maiden voyage in the early spring before we travel to FL for Spring Break. Will cross those bridges when I come to them. I would be interested in hearing from others that might have experience with the 22FB.
A lot of similar findings to what's already been said. The 22fb is a great RV for couples, who like enjoying the outdoors.

Our couch has been taken over by our Dogs. I don't think my Wife and I sat together on it at all this past summer. One of us would sit, if raining, while the other worked in the kitchen. The two of us could sit comfortably on it if we wanted to, with both dogs with us even.

As for the dinette, I find it too low. Our next Rv will definitely have table and chairs. We did have a liitle warp in the table, but our dealer had one to us in less than a week after looking at it.

As for the shower, I had no problems using it and I'm 6'4, 250+ lbs. You do need to make sure the shower curtain is positioned right, or you will be drying the floor. We did use Cg showers in some spots if they were up to standard, but if we had sewer hookup, we were using our own.

Bottomline, the 22fb fits us perfect for our first camper. It gives us ecerythin we need (warm place to sleep (we put the memory foam on the bad), kitchen, eating & bathroom) while we enjoy all the outdoor aspects of camping. We may have watched Tv for 10 hrs this summer (we spent 40 nights in it).
It's also a nice size for getting a better selection of campsites.

For all the above reasons the 22fb was a great choice for us. Now if your rv'ing is more of enjoying the RV and spending more time in it, then the 22fb is too small.

One option that I would have liked to have is a power Jack. But we'll probably pick one up this year. We will be also putting in an foldup counter addition this year. Will use a piece of the warped table for it ;-)
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