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Old 12-31-2013, 11:19 AM   #575
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Becky, are you using any sort of weight distribution or sway control?

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Old 01-01-2014, 11:33 AM   #576
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Becky, are you using any sort of weight distribution or sway control?

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I don't have either for the Bambi II. My vehicle is a Ford Expedition EL, so its's a pretty big tow vehicle for such a little trailer. I have a 30' Avion that I tow with it as well. I use them on that trailer. I might put a sway bar on the Bambi, but I can't even fit the weight distribution bars on it because the storage box & tanks take up every inch of the a-frame. I towed about 1800 miles this fall without any type of bars & didn't have any sway issues. (but I like the peace of mind when a big semi zips past me!)
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:48 PM   #577
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I hated the white "Jack" antenna, but really like how it works. I gave it a paint job today. I highly recommend doing this BEFORE you install it!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-21-2014, 05:25 PM   #578
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That sure looks better, Becky. I'm tempted. No TV in mine yet, but I am tempted. It does work well?

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Old 03-21-2014, 06:09 PM   #579
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That sure looks better, Becky. I'm tempted. No TV in mine yet, but I am tempted. It does work well?

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It works great! And, you don't have to raise or lower it, so it's one less thing for me to forget when packing up!
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I'm still holding out for finding a vintage one but yours looks much better silver!

You gearing up for Spring planting season yet?
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:57 PM   #581
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I'm still holding out for finding a vintage one but yours looks much better silver!

You gearing up for Spring planting season yet?
We've been planting since mid-February. We have a large business of refilling people's pots & keeping them until May. We are so far behind on that part of the business because of the cold weather we've had. We should be swamped with customers for that end of the business for the next two weeks. Then I take a break & GO CAMPING!!! Whooo hoo!! (if I can get my trailer out of my muddy yard, that is!)

here's a picture of the greenhouse, a bit later last year, just to make you feel better about Spring....IT REALLY IS COMING!!!

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:08 PM   #582
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That greenhouse picture did it. I love stuff like that....and you have a Bambi too. If I had not been shocked to a complete stop when my Friend was hurt in my Red Barn I would have the Bubble Babs (Bubble #2) done and able to make a trip up that way this Spring. I'm telling you...that Greenhouse is NICE>

Oh yeah....I had to re-read your entire thread on the Bambi.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:12 PM   #583
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Thanks, Robin. I really do enjoy being creative in the greenhouse. Gardening was my first love, Airstreams were a bit later (oh, I do love my hubby too! lol! Just in case he ever reads this, which is a stretch! And without him, the greenhouse wouldn't exist!) We'd love to have you stop by!
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After using the Bambi II several times, I've decided to make a couple of changes. First off, when I ordered my cushion foam, I ordered FIRM, because my bed at home is firm.
Well, let me tell you, commercial firm cushions are like a rock! So, I bit the bullet & had them changed out to medium. A lesson that cost me about $400!

I also changed my bed. I designed it to completely open so I could easily access the mechanics located under it. This made it very difficult to keep the wooden bed slides perfectly square for ease of pulling it out. I got frustrated with the bed every time I pulled it out. So, I tore the whole thing apart! I installed heavy duty drawer glides, and won't need legs. The top piece of plywood is connected to the wall by a piano hinge. I made an access door on the top if needed. It set the bed up about 2", so I had to remake the front skirt. The good news is that I can pull it pull it out easily by myself & push it in with one hand! I couldn't talk my DH into the linear actuator, but honestly, I think it's quicker to slide it out by hand. So now I have to varnish everything & reassemble. But when my DH & I go on our big road trip to the Keys next winter, setting up the bed will be a breeze!Click image for larger version

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I was perusing the Vintage Camper Trailer Facebook page a while ago. They asked for submissions to their "Special Collector's Edition". I gave it a whirl & sent them some pictures, and much to my surprise, the Bambi II made it in the magazine!! Here are picture of the magazine & my trayla! :-)

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That's really cool! ......and the attention is well deserved! Hope you've been using her ...
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