The Airstream 19' Flying Cloud is like a shrunk-down version of the Excella 25' rear corner bed I had many years ago, which took us: up and down the east coast from Prince Edward Island to Cape Hatteras; cross-country to Texas, San Diego, San Francisco, Napa, New Mexico, Texas, Florida then back home to reality (as we both worked full-time back then, and had to get back to work). I bought this unit used, kept it for 10 years, and sold it for a cost of $700 per year (excl. maintenance etc.). All in all, Airstreams hold their value if purchased used, and I have heard that Casitas do as well. Not sure about the ParkLiner, as it is newer to the marketplace.
The dividing line here, between the 15-17 foot units and the AS Flying Cloud, is the stand-up shower in its own separate stall. Secondary is the ability to have running water and sewer possible, as the Mrs. gets a vote in this purchase . . .
This is clearly a larger unit. Is it worth the upgrade for domestic tranquility? Having gotten used to towing the 25' unit all over the country, the 19' unit should be fine, even with its single axle. Curious to have feedback on the towing characteristics of single axle units in general.
Exterior Length 19' 2"
Exterior Width 8'
Interior Width 7' 7"
Exterior Height with A/C 9' 5"
Interior Height with A/C 6' 4.5"
Hitch Weight (w/LP & w/o options, water & cargo) (lbs.) 550
Unit Base Weight (w/LP & w/o options, water & cargo) (lbs.) 3,852
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs.) 4,500
Net Carrying Capacity (NCC=GVWR-UBW) (lbs.) 648
Fresh Water Tank (gal.) 23
Gray Water Tank (gal.) 21
Water Heater w/electronic ignition (gal.) (XT) 6
A/C w/heat pump (BTU) 13,500
Furnace (BTU) 16,000
These are all standard features, so a good quality used unit might make sense IMO.
Running out of steam here -- thanks for any feedback you might have when/if you have time.