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Old 12-13-2007, 10:49 PM   #15
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I am new here to the forum, and would like to get a smaller Airstream, no bigger then 22 feet max. Can someone please educate me as to the difference on the Caravel and the Bambi etc ?

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Old 12-13-2007, 11:21 PM   #16
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It's the year...vintage 16' Bambis started in 1961 with the last year being 1963, then there was the 17' Bambi II in 1964 and 17' Caravels were introduced in 1965. They were the smallest model made for each of their respective years.

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Old 12-14-2007, 07:54 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Silverwanabe
Hi folks,

14k, way too high, it's not even a Bambi !!

Unit might be worth 5k,
6k on a good day!

So, a new BaseCamp is "worth" $21k? A new Safari 20' is worth $36k?

I bought my '70 Safari Special 23' for $2k in 1987 and sold it in 1994 for $5k. It didn't need anything. I bought my '61 Bambi for $1100 in 1998, and sold it in '01 for $6,300. It was completely stock and ready for a new axle. The lady to whom I sold it was thrilled to get it. Bambis and Caravels are worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them, particularly with new small trailers going for twice to three times that amount and climbing. If the new owner wanted it badly enough, and $14k isn't a big deal to him, then it it's "worth" $14k.

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While I agree with Roger that the smaller units are worth whatever you will pay for them, this unit had too many no nos to be worth that to me personally.

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Old 12-14-2007, 08:49 PM   #19
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Hello Shari,
Thanks for the link, I am in love with Maxwell !!! What a cool trailer, and a a very cool restoration job you guys did
Thank You,

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