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Old 08-04-2003, 04:13 PM   #43
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Hey David,
I was looking at your photos and where is your spare?
Did I also read about a "bunk option" on your A/S? I have read a post by "twink" aka Eric that he was going to have this added at the homecomming.
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Old 08-04-2003, 04:32 PM   #44
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Spare tire location

Abe,
The spare is mounted underneath the front portion of the trailer in a semirecessed area of the underbelly. Not sure if A/S makes the recessed area as standard build or just on those rigs with spare tires. The tire drops down via a lever at the front. I just got home getting our rig out of storage for this weekend, so I will take a few pics of the spare and send them to you.

As for the bunk, A/S did offer it as an option, but starting in '03 they discontinued it. A/S did not make many of these (they were all special ordered) . As you can see in our pics, it looks like an overhead locker when closed (the doors actually open into the space so that if you remove the mattress as we did, the area become a huge storage locker. This storage is more than twice the normal front locker space (20" deep, 80" width and 19" high). I have plans to make a shelf unit fitting inside the space to better utilize the area, but have not had time to make it. Being able to lower the front and thereby totally opening the area is a plus (ie vs just the access provided by the doors). While we would not probably have ordered it, we have really been glad the dealer did as it gave us much needed interior storage space.
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Old 08-04-2003, 04:45 PM   #45
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David,
I like the location of the spare. I wrongly thought that it went behind the propane tanks.
Is the bunk over the couch? It blends in so well that I am not sure if I am looking at the correct photo.

Again , have to tell you what a wonderful make over that you did! I think A/S needs to get you to help with the interiors!

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Old 08-04-2003, 04:54 PM   #46
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Yes, above the couch

Abe,
The bunk is above the couch. It folds at the middle so that it looked nice during the day. The mattress also folded at the middle (it was 6" foam). The bunk was designed to hold 175#s so it was kids only, but it was really well designed. The ladder that you see in the original blue interior pic locked into a set of holes in a bracket for added support of the front edge as well as holding the ladder in place. We removed the bracket as along with the the mattress, but kept both should we ever sell and the new owner want to use it again as a bunk. BTW, the couch also makes into a bed (78X48).

Thanks for the comments on our makeover. Several have commented that we should go into the A/S makeover business. We have given it some thought, but no decision.

I just sent you the pics of the spare tire setup.
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:42 PM   #47
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I purchased my pre-owned Bambi last year through eBay. Mine is the same as dtbw's Airstream except:

1) dtbw's came with an 18-gallon black tank; mine had only an 8-gallon
2) mine has a microwave convection oven instead of the standard gas oven
3) dtbw's came with the bunk option whereas mine didn't
4) mine has "Safari LS" badging whereas dtbw's has "Bambi" badging
5) dtbw's has a lovely custom interior whereas mine is factory
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Old 09-08-2003, 07:53 PM   #48
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Here is a photo of the rear of my Bambi to illustrate the "Safari LS" badging.
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Old 09-08-2003, 08:15 PM   #49
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I like! I like!

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Old 09-17-2003, 02:16 PM   #50
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Smile Road side & rear window awning istallation

I have been following this thread for a long time and am going to install a road side & rear window awning like dtbw. I just ordered them from Zip Dee. They will be shipped on the 25th, so I have about two weeks to figure out how to install them.

Any sugestions will be appreciated, especially if there are pictures included.

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Old 09-17-2003, 04:18 PM   #51
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Check your PMs

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Just sent you a PM on the installation
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:57 PM   #52
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Hi, Bambi people! My wife and I just bought a 1963 Bambi 16'. I have it gutted and am about to start on a floor replacement. We camped in it 4 nights before I started tearing it abart. We love it. We also have a 1946 Kit Teardrop trailer that we travel in as well. Would be happy to hear from any and all. The more I get into this project the better I feel about deciding to do a full restoration. We pull the trailers with a 1968 Ford F100 4x4 that I just put a 1993 Bronco 5 Liter EFI engine in. I installed the wiring, fuel tank, conputer, etc from the bronco. We have put 5000+ miles on the truck so far with no problems. I am very pleased so far gas milage went from 11mph with the old engine to 22 with the new.
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Hi all New Bambi owner, bought a 1999 19 footer.No manuals with it.Need Manuals on Bambi 19 footer .I am picking it up today.I will give my opinions later.I do not know what size the holding tanks are!
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Hi all New Bambi owner, bought a 1999 19 footer.No manuals with it.Need Manuals on Bambi 19 footer .I am picking it up today.I will give my opinions later.I do not know what size the holding tanks are!
Congrats!

I would guess that your holding tanks are as follows:

Black tank 8 gallons
Gray tank 15 gallons
Fresh tank 20 gallons

Airstream changed production of the black tank size halfway thru the production year in 2002. The upgraded tank size was 18 gallons.
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firedog,

I'm a new owner of a "used but not abused" 1999 19' Bambi owner too, the following was helpful to me:

The owners manual for the 2001 model year is available on the AS website in pdf format:

http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...%202001%20.pdf

Parts books are available through 1998, here's the 1999:
http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...99%20BAMBI.pdf
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firedog,

I'm a new owner of a "used but not abused" 1999 19' Bambi owner too, the following was helpful to me:

The owners manual for the 2001 model year is available on the AS website in pdf format:

http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...%202001%20.pdf

Parts books are available through 1998, here's the 1999:
http://www.airstream.com/airstream/p...99%20BAMBI.pdf
Good information. How did you access this information? I'd be interested in seeing what other manuals are available online.
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