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Old 12-05-2003, 08:37 PM   #1
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16CCD owners

Our ranks seem small, MaShep, J. Garrison, and me. I have previously asked for a 16 site, ratherr than being lumped in with all Bambis, but nada.....This seems to make sense, as a Bambi ain't necessarily a Bambi. There is much to discuss, and the manual is little help. Just today I asked AS where the fuse panel is, where the 12 V distribution panel is, do I have one or two holding tanks (manual says 2, website says 1), are these tanks heated by a duct from the furnace? (they don't appear to be), how do I change the halogen light bulbs?, where is the water pump? on and on....
Anyway, I'd like to hear if we have any more 16ers out there in the ether. The few....the proud...
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Old 12-05-2003, 08:49 PM   #2
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...and the tiny!

How about our own website? Or our own clubhouse. We could get a 25'CCD and a plot of land somewhere where the sun shines, the surf is good and the fish bite.

One of the few. Jamie
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Old 12-05-2003, 11:09 PM   #3
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... and the confused!
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Old 12-08-2003, 07:43 PM   #4
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I got this response from AS re: some missing items in the manual. I was wrong, the bulbs do pull out. Now to figure out how to change a pull out bulb without touching it with my hand....guess I'll use vise grips. One thing, my thermostat does not have a switch on the bottom.

Brad,
The bulbs for the lights are a pull out type. Do not touch the bulb with your bare hands. This will cause premature failure of the bulb. The fuse panel and 12 volt distribution is located under the bed. This trailer has a single combination black/gray holding tank. The water pump is under the dinette on the road side.
The furnace has a thermostat on the wall. It has a switch on the bottom of the control to turn the furnace power on and off. Turn the switch on and set the temperature, then the furnace will cycle as needed. If you didn't get a manual for the furnace you can contact Atwood 1-800-825-4328 with the model number and they can send one to you.
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Old 12-08-2003, 08:32 PM   #5
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Our thermostat is on the bed side of the closet wall. It has a temp control sliding tab on the bottom and an on/off sliding tab on top. The on/off tab is very hard to move. Always worried about snapping it off. On is towards the middle. Off is towards the right side. But you should know all of this shouldn't you? Didn't you use the heater on your trip home?

I saw some photos on the Geo. Sutton RV site of some 16's. One had an awning, tv shelf and blackwater flush, all of which my pod is lacking. But that's ok. Still plenty to love about mine.

Someday we should discuss recipes for interesting dishes you can create with a 2 burner cooktop. We took a half gallon of ice cream with us on our trip last month and it did great. Of course it was always cold outside. Precooked the bacon for breakfast at home. Quarts of milk do fine in the refrigeratir door. Refrigerator actually holds a lot of food...

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Old 12-08-2003, 10:33 PM   #6
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Jamie:
Our thermostat is as you described. There's a thread somewhere on the forum that discusses poor quality of the Atwood thermostats.
Our TV shelf has a mirror on it.
Looking at the Geo Sutton web site, some of the images seem to have been manipulated. I did notice some additional things...
Our antenna is on the street side, not curb. Is yours? I wonder what difference this makes, if any?
There's a Bambi Intl. Logo on the back above the license plate holder. This makes three? We had ZERO when we got ours. The curb and street side logos were applied when we had other warranty work, but I guess the Sheps are still short the one on the back. How many do you and Brad have on your units?
I really think it's NOT OK that we need to check about all these things. Granted, some are small, but that's not the kind of quality we thought we paid for.
As the awning story went, we were expecting to have one on ours, but it was delivered without it. We were then actually told the 16CCD was not going to have one. Size engineering problems because the arms need to be attached to the rib.
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Another question? Did you get a cover for your propane tanks?
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Old 12-08-2003, 11:22 PM   #8
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Had to go outside and look; ours has 3 Bambi signs, but nothing that says International. It also has a CCD plaque near the front door. The antennae is on the curb side. Our TV shelf has no mirror. The wait to use this thing is killing me. 5 MONTHS! For rciepes, we figure on going local when possible, king salmon season in May (grilled king, salmon cakes), razor clams in June w fiddlehead ferns (pan fried clam steaks (these are 5-6/the pound), clam hash for b-fast; dip-netting for sockeye (grill these with local peruvian blue potatoes...... add butter they turn green, next to the red salmon fillets and you start to hallucinate), fall steelhead, WOOF. Some of our favorite "indoor" pan-food would be dry aged fillets, muscovy duck breasts with raspberry-chipolte sauce, various Sczhuan dishes, and huevos for breakfast. Our daughter will stay with spaghetti w/o sauce (I suspect the mailman).
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Hi: Our plaques say Bambi... just like the above pic. The Red, White and Blue stripes are supposed to rep. international (I think). I guess I'll also need to ask AS for the CCD plaque.
Our smoke alarm is in the spot where I guess your antenna crank is located? I'm a little curious to see if it could be covering a hole!?! Sheeesh!
Hey Jamie! Remember when ol' Frozen invited us up North? Sounds like good eats and fishin', eh?

p.s. thanks for taking the trip outside to check on the plates. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Old 12-09-2003, 02:30 PM   #10
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Greetings fellow 16'ers,

I have 3 logos. Antenna is on the street side. I wish I could go out and look at our trailer. Can't keep trailer here, lot is too small, which is great when it comes to yard work.
Linda, Is that beautiful sky above your trailer real? We had a few moments of sun yesterday.
I feel ashamed that I ever fixed Kraft Mac and Cheese in the Pod...

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...the nice aluminum propane tank cover that came with our trailer didn't fit after our weight distribution hitch was attached so we went with a vinyl cover. Actually like the vinyl cover better as it is easier to turn the gas on and off. Jamie
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Hi Jamie: The sky in our avatar is real - that's New Mexico last August. The sky in the above post is not, it's a composite from Geo. Sutton's web site.
Wonder why AS switched the side for the antenna?

<mac and cheese> no! maybe Frozen will pity us and invite us up for dinner!
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Our dealer also found the dist. arms went back too far on the tounge. Never occurred to me to lose the propoane cover, jeez. His solution was to cut the arms down. Turns out they are made of kryptonite and the labor charges were interesting. Worse, I wondered what the effect is of having the arms shortened; my guess would be rather than a WD hitch for 5,000#, mine is now more like 100,000#. If I hook them up, I'll probably be into a reverse wheelie.
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Old 01-25-2004, 02:50 PM   #14
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Hey 16CCD folks

we're about to take the plunge this week and get a 16CCD -

I just wanted to know if you have had any issues with your small, but very cute ASs?

Anything problems to look for on the unit?

Any regrets on not going to the 19' Bambi (CCD or Safari)?

Many thanks
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