I wouldn't buy a TT without a front window. Our previous TT had one - never leaked in the 13 years we owned it. I feel like I'm in a cave when there isn't a front window, and I hate not being able to see what's going on out there.
We have a front window which is over the head of our queen bed. I will be hard pressed to get a new TT without one. We try to use the A/C unit as little as possible so a front window helps with getting air in that end of the TT. Even if the jalousies are not open the blinds are in order to let in natural light. Had a very minor leak and took care of it.
I have the front bedroom & rear kitchen that you think you don't want.. I really like the front bedroom.. cause my hitch is usually nearer the road, that I don't care about seeing... last TT hardly ever opened the front window.. this one doesn't have front window... and I can lean back in bed and read without smashing the blinds.. as for the dishes falling out, never had that problem but once when I didn't move something off the counter.. and I have to pull up over a curb to get in drive at house. guess having it loaded and balanced correctly really helps (having enough tongue weight).
Lot's of differing viewpoints. Seems like most readers are polarized one way or the other. We favor strongly having the front window and always have the rock screen lifted up. Haven't had a leak problem other than once in 35 years and that was easily fixed.
In most campgrounds travel trailers have rigs on each side, leaving view opportunities primarily in front or behind the trailer. Which direction provides the best view seems split about 50:50. It's the view out those windows that keep our trailer from becoming a cave.
We don't have a front window but it doesn't bother me as our bedroom is there and the view would be of our truck. What I don't like is having a bathroom across the rear - no windows; I would love one of those tts that have a living room in the back with a panoramic view. I haven't found a small tt yet that has one. We do have plenty of windows elsewhere though.
2008 Ford F250 diesel
2013 Keystone Sprinter 277RLS
I love the view out of my front window, but mine leaks. I can't stop it. It is leaking through the window frame best I can tell.
Took me awhile to figure out how mine was leaking, even the repair guy couldn't figure it out. The window and frame was completely sealed -- in, out, up, down, side to side.
I went out one morning after it rained at night and looking closely, saw that the water sitting against the base of the window (since the window is angled back, a 1/2 to 1 inch amount of water can sit there for awhile) ran up and over the bottom weather stripping, down between the weather stripping and window, under the window, then up and over the inside weather stripping to finally get into the camper. I think a sort of "wicking" action was helping the water to do this round-about route.
After he saw this, the repair guy used sealant EVERYWHERE on that window, even on the seals that were in good shape and in the proper place. Now the window doesn't leak, but I keep my eye on it.
This was one of the rare times that my "ultra-super-mega-feather-lightweight" trailer was a good thing, because the aluminum frame pieces were unaffected by the water and it looks like the outer shell of the camper is fine now - the water did get between the outer shell and inner liner, the inner liner had to be replaced. Surprisingly, insurance that I had bought for the camper years before (for when we went on a long trip) covered all the repair costs.
2008 F-250 CrewCab 5.4L,
2004 21' Forest River Surveyor