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Old 10-30-2009, 10:59 AM   #29
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I haven't decided yet. I thought in the interest of saving weight I would go with a new one. but I was surprised at how light the bowen is. Either way, I would need to sell it to help finance a new one. But I will let you/everyone know when I decide. one thought was to go with a on demand but those are a bit pricey.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:39 PM   #30
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To your question on the rivets a few posts ago, I would say use the same size rivets if the hole wasn't tore up. In my opinion, drilling the holes for a larger size rivet is a waste of material and later, you may need to drill them out again and then may have to up the size due to tore up hole. I pulled some of the inside skin off for wiring checks, etc in ours and tried to use the same size rivet as was in there if I could. There was maybe 1/100 that didn't catch and had to be sized up.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:28 PM   #31
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Let me know, especially if the burner assembly outside looks decent and not all rusted, thats the problem I ran into with the one I came across, tank wasn't so bad, but the burner and burner tube were almost totally gone. Definately keep us in mind if you decide to go more modern.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #32
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This was a productive weekend...I have removed all the lower skin and managed to remove all but the Forward section of insulation. You can see in the pictures below a stack of skin. I will post of picture of the Forward inside skin when I can get a day time picture.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:56 PM   #33
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This was strange..as I was removing trim from the street side windows, I removed a sheet next to the window...the one on the left is the before (I am holding the piece i just removed) and the right one is the after. Can anyone tell me why they would place a piece over a section that was already painted? I am guessing that it was added aftermarket...but maybe not. Anyone else find any of these?
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:00 PM   #34
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This picture is of some of the damage from the trailer rolling onto its side. i could see that the wheel well was damaged from the outside...this shows it real well.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:06 PM   #35
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Thank you so much..yes I have purchased the slides but without measurements find it hard to know where to start. A local Denver outfit TimelessTravel Trailers quoted $6500 for each even when I assured them I did not want the gold leaf option. Were the wood frames simply screwed into floor with wood screws? How about those in the walls? WHat length?

I will take any pictures/measurements you come up with....

DOes your trailer not have a black tank? I assume mine does as it has a "t-handle" at the back of trailer for opening a dump valve.

Mine is a Calif model-streetside bath with suicide door..first or second one made....
I pulled the goucho out of the shed...I didn't get a chance to get measurements yet but snapped a couple pictures.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:28 PM   #36
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Thanks Kaffe! Is this a picture of the front or side goucho? Also, my Bambi has a big SS water tank in front with a high filler nozzel on right side. Was yours so equipped?
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:04 AM   #37
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Thanks Kaffe! Is this a picture of the front or side goucho? Also, my Bambi has a big SS water tank in front with a high filler nozzel on right side. Was yours so equipped?
That goucho runs along the street side of the Bambi...there is another unit that runs along the forward section, but does not have a structure to speak of, just a frame and longitudinal support. it is ment for seating so there is no movement of that set. I hate to make you wait, but if you monitor my progress I will try to detail the reinstillation for you.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:25 AM   #38
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I can wait and will look forward to details of your work...
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:41 AM   #39
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Thanks Kaffe! Is this a picture of the front or side goucho? Also, my Bambi has a big SS water tank in front with a high filler nozzel on right side. Was yours so equipped?
I had a Plastic water tank and it was positioned under the forward couch. if you look back to post #32 you can see the fill hose and the vet line used to fill the tank. These are great if you need to fill your water tank with a bucket from river or lake. I will have the plumbing set up to be able to fill with a hose or bucket. Originally they units had a pressurized system that always kept pressure on the water lines. Sounds like a good idea, but from what I understand the tanks would rust out and the pumps would break down often. So I am going with the water pump that was installed by the PO.
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Kaffe and others with Bambis or early 60's trailers..I have a 61 Bambi that needs replacement brake light lens as mine have various cracks in them..they are mounted with 5 or 6 ( I forget) sheet metal screws. Replacement lens come with just a three hole mounting set up. Can you see how many screws hold your lens on? I am wondering what was original and why replacements have only three screws-all in different pattern than mine..i.e. I cannot rotate to line up the three holes with current holes...
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Kaffe and others with Bambis or early 60's trailers..I have a 61 Bambi that needs replacement brake light lens as mine have various cracks in them..they are mounted with 5 or 6 ( I forget) sheet metal screws. Replacement lens come with just a three hole mounting set up. Can you see how many screws hold your lens on? I am wondering what was original and why replacements have only three screws-all in different pattern than mine..i.e. I cannot rotate to line up the three holes with current holes...
A photo of this will really help. Things back then didn't follow any real standards and someone could have changed them before you got the Bambi.
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Kaffe and others with Bambis or early 60's trailers..I have a 61 Bambi that needs replacement brake light lens as mine have various cracks in them..they are mounted with 5 or 6 ( I forget) sheet metal screws. Replacement lens come with just a three hole mounting set up. Can you see how many screws hold your lens on? I am wondering what was original and why replacements have only three screws-all in different pattern than mine..i.e. I cannot rotate to line up the three holes with current holes...

My Bambi has Autolamp lenses...there are no replacement parts for these. check to see the name on the lens, if they are Autolamp, you will have to engineer a way to replace them.
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