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Old 12-02-2007, 09:42 PM   #15
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seems like steve an i are taking turns on this one, so here i go

there's been several threads on here about vintage vs. newer. what it all boils down to IMHO is do you really want a project that could take a year or more, or do you want to buy something you can hook up and go. believe me there are many times over the course of this last year when i thought, "boy if i just bought something newer, i could actually be out camping this weekend". i have no regrets on the route i've taken but i did underestimate the challenge of it all. anything older than twenty years is going to need some sort of attention whether you do the work yourself or pay someone to do it.

my advice to someone not sure which way to go would be to buy newer.
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:48 PM   #16
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Ditto what David said.
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Old 12-02-2007, 11:46 PM   #17
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I have owned a Bambi and a Caravel side by side. I bought the Bambi because it was adorable, but once I had them both, I realized I could never be happy in something that small. I kept my caravel, and I love it. I think the extra couple feet and what I consider a better floorplan make all the difference in the world. But that's just my opinion.

You should definitly check out a few trailers, maybe go to some rallys and see some in person (folks are almost always happy to invite you in to have a look around) before you decide what you really think you can live with and how you will use it. Then start seriously looking for the right one.

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:32 PM   #18
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I have owned a Bambi and a Caravel side by side. I bought the Bambi because it was adorable, but once I had them both, I realized I could never be happy in something that small. I kept my caravel, and I love it. I think the extra couple feet and what I consider a better floorplan make all the difference in the world. But that's just my opinion.

You should definitly check out a few trailers, maybe go to some rallys and see some in person (folks are almost always happy to invite you in to have a look around) before you decide what you really think you can live with and how you will use it. Then start seriously looking for the right one.

Good luck!
Would you be interested in selling your Bambi. If so contact me at [email]gpinews@aol.com
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Price varies on condition. Please send pictures and contact number to gpinews@aol.com I am interested
Not sure if you realized it or not, but this thread is 9 years old and the last post was over 6 years ago.
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:13 PM   #21
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Not sure if you realized it or not, but this thread is 9 years old and the last post was over 6 years ago.
I was thinking the same thing. One post says you can get a good Caravel for $4000. Well a good Caravel now is more like 10k plus. And a Restored one is much higher!

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