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Old 08-21-2007, 03:45 PM   #71
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Congrats to those of you who have the 75th Anniversary Edition. It's a beautiful AS. We came VERY close to buying one ourselves...the design is wonderful and the retro look and openess is great.

This was from a dealer in Phoenix (we are in Tucson). We saw it in person and drove home to give it some thought and count our pennies...then the sales guy called and we struck a decent deal with a trade-in of our small motor home....even gave them a credit card number over the phone to cement the deal, and said we'd be up the following weekend to turn in our motor home, give them a healthy down payment and sign the papers.

We were SO excited. 15 minutes later the sales guy called and said his sales manager had kaboshed the deal, and it would be another $10,000 on top of the deal we'd already agreed on. Can you imagine?? Talk about PO'd. That really soured us on the deal and the dealeship. I doubt if we ever go back to tha tplace for anything after this little fiasco. Thier attemtp at facy footwork has cost them a long-term customer, for sure. We felt misled, betrayed and sucked into a sales scheme. We told the sales guy the deal was off....no way, no thanks...and we don't even want to talk to you.

He called every day for the next week asking what he could do to save the deal, as if nothing had happened. Each time we told him he could stick to his original deal and we'd take it....but no. Finally, we went to the Tucson dealer where we'd done a lot of looking and general research...and bought a 2006 19' SE LS Safari 75th...not the "special 75th" but a 75th nonetheless, and a very sweet little trailer. In the end we are quite pleased, and now feel this is actually the better trailer for our needs. We are happy with the additional storage, the sink in the vanity area, and the larger converted dinette area that we use as a lounge in the evenings... So we are happy campers.

What's important is that we each enjoy our Airstreams and make the most use of them we possible can...that's our goal, anyway. We've only had our little trailer since Mar 07 and have already made three 1-week-long trips, some long weekend trips...and are loving it more with each trip!

Happy Trails to the rest of you Happy Campers!
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:05 AM   #72
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CampADK - thanks for the post. I agree with your comment on the awning. I can't believe that they are dull gray! I was envisioning the strip and looking forward to it. I'll hope for a good working subwoofer.

TBRich - I was not aware that there was another "75th" model.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:11 AM   #73
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All 2006 Airstreams had the 75th Anniversary Medallion. They made only 75 of the 19' Bambis 75th Anniversary special editions.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #74
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All 2006 Airstreams had the 75th Anniversary Medallion. They made only 75 of the 19' Bambis 75th Anniversary special editions.
Yes, that's correct...that's what I intended to convey in my earlier post, but it didn't come through very clearly...we have the "2006 AS with the 75th Anniversary Mediallion" but not the "75th Anniversary Special Edition"...

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All 2006 Airstreams had the 75th Anniversary Medallion.
so did the 2007 units....

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Old 10-12-2007, 10:10 PM   #76
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Just updated my 75th Locator on my website. Lots of 75th's sold this summer/fall... looks like we're down to the last 5 75th's left on lots across the country! Better grab one fast if it's your 'ting'.

Prices are a LOT more reasonable as well

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Old 10-31-2007, 07:11 PM   #77
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Update from # 18 of 75

Since taking delivery of our 75th (#18)in April we have we have spend 50+ nights in it and have racked up close to 7K miles. Two of us and a standard poodle makes it cozy but very enjoyable. We agree that having the themostat in the Bathroom is a poor design choice. We have had no problems with doors and cabinet locks to date. Kitchen faucet leak was fixed by the dealer under warranty. Smoke detector is indeed too sensitive and LP detector likes to go off at random times.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:10 PM   #78
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Update on our smoke detector and LP detector problems ... as I indicated in a previous post, the smoke detector was way too sensitive and the LP detector would go off at random times for no apparent reason ...... the dealer replaced both under warranty and no more problems with either one.

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Question Hub Cap Tricks?

Any one found an easy way to put the baby moon hub caps back on the wheels on the 75th Anniversary Bambi's wheels? I end up denting them when I push hard enough to get them on, and about one time out of three one will pop off in the first few hundred feet of driving.

The dealer told me one of the three tabs is smaller than the other two and to hook the cap on those and then push it over the smaller one, but I'll be darned if I can see the difference in the three.

I always check lug nut torque before heading out on a new trip, but these darn hub caps are a real frustration for that program.

Any trips or tricks will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Baby Moons

Hi, Bambi75th. I don't have any experience with Baby Moons on a Bambi, but on the older cars, I would hook the cap on all but one tab and flat-hand-slap the cap [outward] in the direction of the last tab. That would spread out the force and not dent the caps.
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Thanks, Bob. I'll try it your way. I have been hooking on two and pounding with my hand, but straight in. I'll try outward as you suggest.

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My experience with moon caps has been similar.....

..... they can be a PITA.

I have success though with a "chuffing" motion.

Using more like a soft karate chop with the knife edge of my hand, (rather than use the flat of my palm ) I use a slicing motion outward toward the rim edge, over the last clip to be hooked. I start about 2/3 'rds away from the center of the cap.

With your other hand, put some pressure between the other two clips, on the edge of the cap, pushing in the direction you are moving toward.
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Both my 75th and our Teardrop trailer have the baby moons. Both trailers have minor dents in their moons... near impossible to prevent it seems when you put them back on. Somebody must make a special 'moon cup' to put them back on...

No doubt I will have to learn to Chuff!
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Thank, your suggestions worked

Thanks to ROBERTSUNRUS and B4WEDI, your suggestions helped. Just in the knick of time, we leave next week for a three month trip across the country and hopefully I now have those pesky hubcaps under control!
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