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Old 12-30-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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75th Anniversary Bambi

Hello all. I've been full of questions for the last few months and you all have been so kind to provide lots of perspectives to aid in a decision. Today i closed a deal and bought #14. We will probably take delivery in Feb or so. Its winter here so no hurry and its currently in a heated showroom so thats fine with me. We considered the 25 and 27 safari fb se but in the end would need to purchase a tow vehicle as well and we cant swing that. Also it stretched the reality of storage on our property and mainly its quite a big unit and commitment. We felt this little guy, that sold us on doing this in the first place was right for our kind of use. Two night weekend camping. Close by. And a toe in to this whole experience. If we get way into it. And long to take the extended trip kind of thing then perhaps wed upgrade. I was willing to eat the depreciating at that point.
Anyway making a deal on the last day of the year really helped. Also Campadk's website with its list of available units was a nice trump card during negotiations. Thank you all for the advice. Im super excited and anxious to meet some of you on the road this summer. I'll post pics and such after we get it home.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:36 PM   #2
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Congratulations, Hope to see you on the road someday soon. Make sure you have a complete checkout from the dealer - they will show you everything. Since it's indoors that would work out well.
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Old 12-30-2006, 03:53 PM   #3
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continued advice

Good point. Anything i should know or look out for during inspection? I already mentioned a bad door gap atop the bathroom door. It appear that the top wood piece above the door is cut at an angle so the door gap goes from small to large. They are calling the factory to order a new piece now.
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Old 12-30-2006, 04:42 PM   #4
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I have never done a checkout through a dealer - do a search for "dealer checkout" or any combination of terms to find others that have posted on this. Search for Bambi and there should be posts from new owner and their issues. The SEARCH button on the tool bar above is a great resource - check it out. If you find others - look on the left for members search - who have the same trailer use the private message function and get some advice from them - I know they would help you out.

Good Luck - check everything - and I mean everything out...

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Old 01-03-2007, 07:36 AM   #5
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Hey congrats Randy!! What a New Years gift!

You could always ask to camp out in it overnight in the showroom

Guess I better take #14 off the list... oops I don't have #14 identified... which dealer was that?

Bet you'll be counting the days now!
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Woo-hoo Randy! Congrats on pulling the trigger. The kids will be grown up in no time and then you'll have a classic that tows easily on backroads all over the country.
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Guess I better take #14 off the list... oops I don't have #14 identified... which dealer was that?
Shorewood in Anoka, MN I believe.
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:53 PM   #7
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Woo-hoo Randy! Congrats on pulling the trigger. The kids will be grown up in no time and then you'll have a classic that tows easily on backroads all over the country.

Shorewood in Anoka, MN I believe.
Wohaa! They had the biggest price tag!! I hope you negotiated a 25% deal on your baby Randy!
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Old 04-16-2007, 07:47 PM   #8
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finally, home at last

Last Thursday i did my walk through and pulled our Bambi home. My first time towing anything. It had me nervous to say the least but really no troubles. Its a 40 minute drive though town and on highway. I sure knew it was back there and after fooling with the brake sensitivity felt pretty good. I guess the unknown was my biggest fear. Anyway i pulled it into our yard which still had some snow and was pretty wet but was fine. This weekend dried it out so i hooked it back up and with the aid of my wife placed it right where we wanted. Its a cozy spot at the side of our house with a knoll in the back and we'll add a fence with a gate in the front and have a sweet spot to hang out and entertain and yard camp between trips.
Of course the weekend was spent giving tours as the neighbors came out of the woodwork. All were amazed and charmed to say the least. The kids are bouncing off the walls with excitement as well.
I've been known to make a big purchase and immeadiately have remorse. Not this time. Even my wife who went along with this but was quite hesistant just goes out to sit in it. I again want to thank the amazing group of airstreamers who helped me come to a decision I'm really happy with. Now i will see if i can figure out how to post a photo.
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good job randjg1!

love the baby moons...

reads like your decision "to bambi" was correct.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f400...mbi-27334.html

but u r not off the hook that easy...

more pics...

inside and with kids and with the sail up and so on...

and it looks like enough room for courtesy parking or a rally!

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Old 04-17-2007, 04:56 PM   #10
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Last Thursday i did my walk through and pulled our Bambi home. My first time towing anything. It had me nervous to say the least but really no troubles. Its a 40 minute drive though town and on highway.
Nice looking Bambi! We were nervous our first time out with our Bambi. After awhile towing becomes as easy as riding a bike! Good luck with it!
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But can you tow it with a bike like Wally did?

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Thumbs up Wow, How exciting!

Randjg1, congratulations and enjoy. You are so right about "yard camping"!! My husband and I have had our share of a nice lunches and even just to watch a movie in our Bambi! Enjoy and post pictures!
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But can you tow it with a bike like Wally did?
Well...you could perhaps get it started on a downward slope. The problem then would lie with stopping it! Yikes! That would be about 4500 pounds of trailer coming down the hill on top of the bike!
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Congrats Randy! Glad you got 'er home at last.
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