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Old 03-30-2015, 01:02 PM   #29
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Mercedes ML 350 Blue Tec Diesel, tons of power and and great mileage. We drive up into the mountains of North Georgia this weekend (from Tampa Bay) and averaged 18-20 MPG cruising along at a comfy 63 miles per hour.
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Old 09-28-2015, 12:50 PM   #30
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:52 PM   #31
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Bambi 16' or 19' need your feedback?

Tow vehicle issues: I just bought a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT truck to pull my 2014 Bambi 16ft. I was told it can't haul the Bambi because truck is too high in back and Bambi (tongue) too low! What do I do? Is that possible? New truck should be able to tow anything!What about a custom hitch? Please help any ideas??? Thank you I love my Bambi always a good choice😌
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:19 PM   #32
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Tow vehicle issues: I just bought a 2015 Chevy Silverado 1500 LT truck to pull my 2014 Bambi 16ft. I was told it can't haul the Bambi because truck is too high in back and Bambi (tongue) too low! What do I do? Is that possible? New truck should be able to tow anything!What about a custom hitch? Please help any ideas??? Thank you I love my Bambi always a good choice😌
I seriously doubt what you were told is true. There are hitches with many different drops and surely one will fit. Worst case one could be extended by a welding shop given the relatively light tongue and trailer weight, or the hitch receiver on the truck could be lowered a little with shims/brackets.
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Old 12-19-2015, 07:01 AM   #33
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They make all kinds of hitches that raise and lower.

http://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Acce...pt-Shanks.aspx

Etrailer is a good site to look at.
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:31 AM   #34
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blmitch5 is absolutely correct. There are some really high quality hitches that you can use. Stop by ANY trailer shop and they will have more than one option right on the spot. Your choice of tow vehicles is terrific. It will have plenty of power and stability. The 16' is a really nice rig, (Almost bought that version but settled on the 19 for our use) and will give you years of wonderful experiences.

Practical hint: Your hitch is typically about 16-18 inches above the level grade, if you level your trailer on the pad it rests on, measure from the ground to the top of the point the ball will be at if it were hitched to the truck. Very simple way to know exactly how high you need your ball hright to be off of the ground. The weight of hte hitch on that trailer is insignificant and your trailer will ride nice and level. ENJOY!
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:44 AM   #35
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 12-19-2015, 10:07 AM   #36
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For what it's worth, a 2005 Chevy Avalanche 1500 pulling a Bambi Sport.... rides like a dream.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:00 PM   #37
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Like you, I travel with my daughter, now 16, and this summer will be our 3rd with the 16 foot. I had a 25 foot first and never took it out because I was too intimidated by the size, the weight, the backing. I feel confident and capable handling the Bambi, and am working hard to learn all necessary maintenance and troubleshooting. I like the layout of the 16 better than the 19 in terms of the cozy back bed location. We show a German Shepherd and always have the smallest rig at the show site, but it has garnered us admiration and friendship. I love it and can't wait for spring to get it out of storage. Being a teacher, I have ample time in the summer to roam, and I do.
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:30 PM   #38
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I see that this thread is getting old now but...
I can't resist adding my 2 cents.
We've had our 2012 16' international Serenity for about 4 years now and we love it! My wife and I travel South for part of the winter and spend 5 to 8 weeks at a time in ours (along with two 25 pound Scottish Terriers). Although there is no question that 16' is cozy at times, we love the size of the trailer. I prefer the bed "athwart ship" to the fore and aft orientation of the 19' and the International series has the lovely wrap around windows! I believe there were 7 16' Serenities made in 2012... They are pretty scarce.
We have no desire to get a larger Airstream for now. Maybe someday, but not for now... We are thinking of taking it on a lap of the USA.
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Old 01-06-2016, 07:07 PM   #39
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i feel same way about my 19'. It is about what works for you. BTW I tow with a 2013 2500 suburban with an 8" drop to level out my bambi hitch, no issues, it can be done!
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We traveled about 8 thousand miles this summer in our 16 sport. We left RI in late June and returned late august. Had a blast and the only thing missing was maybe the bigger bath and shower in the 19 bambi. I would highly recommend getting a solar panel to charge the battery when at parks with no hookups and colonial installed for about 1k. We had no problems other than I tire kick up that put a small half dollar size dent just above the underbelly and the trim on last day of trip.
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Nice.

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Old 01-30-2016, 03:57 PM   #42
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As others have said… There isn't a bad choice here. THey (both models) are wonderful units. We have had our 19' for ten years, but it feels new to us still. About two years ago we made the decision to "modify" our rig and tore out our bed and make a slide-out sofa bed! The AS trailers are all built the same way. The exterior is buit first and EVERYTHING on the inside comes in through the door. That means, of course, it all goes out the door too, making a remodel a cinch. We have remanufactured the dining table modified the bed and added full length mirror, and a couple of minor aesthetics changes as well. We just have so much fun in our camper. You are in for years of some fabulous boondocking and vacations! The wet bath was a factor in choosing the 19 (for us) as was our long-term plan for remodeling to have more of a "living room" feel in our rig when we were spending the day in the rig on bad weather days. Like the additional rooom, but frankly, this is just a factor of personal preference. Post when you get you commit and show a few pics! ENJOY!
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