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Old 03-22-2013, 10:42 AM   #127
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You too can own one of these rare David Winick Bambi's!

Found #16 for sale, asking $50K!

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Old 05-23-2013, 08:45 PM   #128
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40 Winker at Night

It's been a while since I posted any more 'Winker' photos. So here is one for now. Taken at Verona Beach State Park outside of Syracuse NY last weekend...



On another note...

Had a little issue with our Ventline vent cover disappearing off the roof (the vent above the kitchen table. Kate went to open it, and it had disappeared! Not sure when. Apparently this is a VERY common problem on all trailers, not just the Winick. I found that the nearby RV dealer had a whole row dedicated to replacement covers for these! Had at least 50 of them at Alpin Haus!! The plastic hing eventually gives out and then the cover is free to fly off at will. Considering our trailer spends more than half the time indoors, I'm surprised it only lasted 5 years. Best to have an extra one on hand just in case! Better yet, get up on your Bambi roof and check yours out before its too late! Shameful the RV industry still uses these fragile vent covers after all these years.

Note: These covers coming in a boat load of minor design changes (all still very bad). The correct cover available from Ventline, Camco and others for the Winck Bambi is the 40152. Here is a link to the correct one with the cheapo pastic hing... Amazon.com: Camco 40152 RV White Polypropylene Vent Lid for Metal Vent - Jensen (since 2004): Automotive . I gather this must be HUGE business as even our local Canadian Tire store of all places sells a bunch of them!

Carry a spare, and keep and eye on your vent and you should be fine! I would also note that we always tie the vent handle to secure it. Once we noticed the vent was wide open due to the wind blowing it open!
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Old 05-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #129
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On another note...

Had a little issue with our Ventline vent cover disappearing off the roof (the vent above the kitchen table.
Dave - Do you happen to know if our Winicks have power at the front vent location? I just started to consider adding another fan there and neither my local dealer or Airstream know whether it's wired or not. Seems they'd know more about an '07 Bambi than they do.
We'd like a fan that can be used when raining, and are considering the Maxxair Deluxe, which has some nice benefits and is quite low profile as well.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:03 AM   #130
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Dave - Do you happen to know if our Winicks have power at the front vent location? I just started to consider adding another fan there and neither my local dealer or Airstream know whether it's wired or not. Seems they'd know more about an '07 Bambi than they do.
We'd like a fan that can be used when raining, and are considering the Maxxair Deluxe, which has some nice benefits and is quite low profile as well.
Thanks, Ed
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Hi Ed...

I have the prototype trailer, and it absolutely was wired in both vents for power. I actually added another fan last year, but I added it in the rear as mine came with a fan up front. However, it is strange but all the 75th's I've seen sold in the US have the powered fan in the front, vs. the ones I've seen from Canada that have the fan in the rear. I bet there was no rhyme or reason to it and Airstream just put them wherever they felt like it...it is probably coincidence that ones from up north had the fans in the opposite position. I'd be willing to bet with 99% certainty that all the trailers are wired the same; i.e., the wiring should be there for the fan at either vent.

Fantastic actually offers a gray fan for Airstreams; this is what I went with vs. the horrible yellow-y white that came in my trailer. Fantastic was nice enough to send me an entire inside gray kit for FREE for my existing original fan to match the new gray one that I bought. Their company has quite possibly the best customer service I have EVER come across.

The amount of air movement with both fans moving is unreal. When laying in bed, with the only the window next to the bed opened just at the first support notch, you can aim the aluminum blinds to act as an airflow adjuster so that all the air sucked in by two fans on high speed blows right over you. Even last summer in 90+ degree heat and 100% humidity at night sleeping in a rest area the two fans kept us cool enough to sleep comfortably...they really suck a LOT of air right over you. Very highly recommended to go with the two fans.

Hope this helps!
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:02 AM   #131
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We had to disassemble the whole vent from the inside to replace the missing vent cover. Did not see any signs of wiring up there. I wouldn't expect there would be actually as the trailer is configured for one fantastic fan at the back already. It was mentioned to me that an option would be to add a maxxair vent cover which would prevent rain from getting in even if the current vent cover is open, and you still get the air flow.
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:56 AM   #132
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Thanks for the info on the Fantastic fan Jeff!

You mentioned 75th up north in Canada.

Do you know of any other owners who purchased a Winick in Canada besides us? Haven't heard of any ourselves.
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I haven't seen another Winick in person, so can't verify any fan locations, but I know for certain my Winick was delivered new by a dealer on Colorado and my fan is in the rear. We just got back from a long weekend in ours, so haven't had a chance to pull out the front vent interior to see if there is any electrical in that location.
I did just notice something in Dave's photos however that I've never noticed before - two sets of low mounted running lights front and rear. Are there many others with that lighting configuration?
I just removed my four reflectors at the lower front and rear and installed shave head rivets in all the screw locations. Quite a coincidence that the two screws holding the reflectors on line up very nicely with rivets in the body just above, so they look like they belong there. Just before removing those reflectors I installed the louvered vents to replace the plastic fridge vents, and that's a very nice upgrade that I'd recommend.
Here are some images of those two recent projects.
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Hi, we just purchased #16 from Boyd Freemman.

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I'm thinking that the extra set of running lights has to do with the fact that our Winick is certified both in the US and Canada. We must need lights up higher or something to see over the fog? lol
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I should mention that the 40153 vent cover also works. The one we just installed is a 40153 actually which we bought for $14 at an RV dealer. Here it is for reference... Camco 40153 Plastic Jensen Vent Lid : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Thanks for the update David and congrats on #16! I've added you to the registry.
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Just noticed kd7trx...

You have a Bambi badge on the road side of your Winick. Ours is on the back...

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Lucky #7 is for Sale

For sale for $49,500 in Sacramento, CA. Listed about a month ago..

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Just noticed kd7trx...

You have a Bambi badge on the road side of your Winick. Ours is on the back...
Our #6 has three Bambi badges, both sides and rear. I'm pretty sure I've seen a photo or two that show Bambi badges on other Customs, but it seems the majority don't have any.
We did not buy ours new, so it's possible the original selling dealer or first owner installed them. With the Custom being a tribute to an earlier era, I personally favor the lack of badges. That's one of the reasons I removed the reflectors, "Less is More" is my motto. I've also removed every decal and sticker, except for the metal tag below the water tank filler. Since the above photo was taken, I also removed the sticker on that water door that says you could get sick and die if you put anything in there but potable water. Duh!
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