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Old 05-04-2015, 04:20 PM   #1
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Bumper Kit installation

Has anyone installed the rear bumper kit on their Bambi?

I've ordered a bumper kit (from that Silver Trailer place in Salt Lake City that NEVER answers emails, charges the credit card $900+ , promises it has the kit in-stock, actually does NOT ...having meantime cannibalized it for a walk-in.. then promises it to be shipped within a week ... and now almost a month later still does not answer emails...) ..

Anyway... IF... WHEN...I ever get it... has anyone any tips on installation?
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Old 07-24-2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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What is a bumper kit? Did you receive it and install it?
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Old 07-24-2015, 11:10 AM   #3
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Contact your credit card company about purchase. The company might have a bad credit rating; especially since not answering your contacts and calls. CC the vendor and credit card company. Been there , done that and got quick results.
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Old 05-03-2016, 06:50 PM   #4
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Yes, I finally got it and installed it and am very happy now that it's all over.
VERY useful, looks good, protects rear of AS and provides good storage compartment (illuminated by the license plate light above, as it turns out...happy coincidence.)
The install is well designed and instructions are clear, no welding, it's a few holes to drill in the frame and self-tapping bolts...which are cheap hardware and broke off.
I had to supply better grade-8 bolts and tap the holes to attach to the frame, but otherwise it's a good and not difficult install. (Using one-size 1/32 larger drill than specified to make the holes likely would prevent the bolts from shearing.)
I'm very happy and recommend it, despite the $1K cost. (probably better than a deductible from a rear-end bump.)
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What is a rear bumper kit? Is that a storage space for the flexible sewer hose?
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Old 05-04-2016, 12:46 PM   #6
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What is a rear bumper kit? Is that a storage space for the flexible sewer hose?
The 22 Sport came without the nice AS rear bumper and storage compartment. Go to the AS site and shop and you'll see it.
No ... it's not a square tube for storing a slinky... It's a nice, curved aluminum rear bumper with rectangular storage compartment between the rear of the AS and the bumper....although a slinky and lots of other stuff is stored in mine.
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I guess I'm missing something. I went to the Airstream website, then to the online store, then to travel trailer accessories, clicked through 12 pages and I don't see any sort of rear bumper storage unit. Would you post the link to the page where this product is listed? Thanks.
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Here is a pic of the unit. I'll try to find the ordering info, but I'm certain if you contact Andy at InlandRV he can put you onto it.



Well....here is the kit I ordered. I'm pretty certain it's the same for your 19' Safari...
http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Airst...roduct_id=1094

The page it is offered also offers a kit for the 16'... I cannot see what the difference is but it is a different part no.
http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Airst...xterior?page=2

Now, let me tell you, we caravanned with friends who have a 20' Flying Cloud and these bumpers are exactly the same, despite their oft-claim they are for "narrow body" Airstreams... They measured exactly the same on my 22' Sport as their 20' Cloud widebody.

I can also say that "Airstream Supply" (the links above) are actually the Salt Lake Airstream Dealer known as Intermountain. Those guys sold me the kit and told it it was "in stock"...but in fact, it wasn't and they ordered it drop-shipped from Ohio factory. They charged my CC ...but it didn't arrive for a month backordered...and the folks in Salt Lake failed to communicate with me on the matter completely. I could not get a response from them
I contacted Andy at InlandRV (who participates here) and he offered to help out, and he checked on the order and is who actually discovered the kit was backordered. Hence... you might consider him for your source. It's up to you.
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Hope all that (above) makes sense and helps.
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