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Old 06-30-2013, 11:31 PM   #1
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I did it!!! She's mine!

I did it! My 2005 16' Bambi just arrived tonight! I'm so excited!! She's so cute and sweet. I'm brand new to this whole thing, but Vinnie @ Vinnie's Northbay Airstream Repair has been an awesome help and we had it delivered to his shop. He went through it and said I scored. It's super clean.
I'm taking her to Lake Tahoe this weekend for a maiden voyage. I'll go slowly. Any other tips?
I can't wait to meet you all on the road. Please say hi and give the newbie some tips!
Thanks!
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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I want to find or have made some new covers for the dinette cushions. I'd like just a basic beige. Any suggestions about where to get some stock or custom slip covers?
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:49 AM   #3
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Well now, congratulations on your new Bambi... 16's rule!!!
Keep reading the forum, there is lots of advice here, a collective wealth of knowledge and opinion that can't be beat!

Upholstery can be expensive but I understand the desire to change things. I come from the boating world and have had a number of sailboat interiors re-built, this is pretty common here on the NE coast and a number of local business's exist for this type of work. I once had an entire cushion set re-covered by a seamstress who was retained by a local fabric store. She did a great job at a very competitive price. I got a good price on the fabric too...

Happy Airstreaming!
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Here is a video of the day we picked up our Bambi.....

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Old 07-02-2013, 10:52 PM   #4
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Cute!

Bruce,
I actually saw your video a few months ago when I was searching the internet for Bambi information. So nice to meet you. You're kind of famous... Hey, my best friend from grad school and her family just bought a house in Jamestown,RI and are moving there shortly. They already told me about the RV park there and are lobbying for me to take a cross-country trip to Jamestown next summer. They are salt of the Earth people.
They love my airstream and will love yours even more. That serenity model is stunningly gorgeous.
I bought a 2005 and I couldn't tell from the pictures, but it has white fuzzy carpet all over the walls and ceiling. I think it's kind of trapping smell in it. Any ideas about how to get the smell out? The trailer was closed up for 1 1/2 years in Arizona.
It would be fun for you to meet up with Jen and her family. They are moving in less than a month.
Take care.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:29 PM   #5
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These are the most amazingly cute trailers and I've been in quite a few where owners have done amazing things with them! You'll also meet lots of us who pull longer units but there's always a bit of envy when we talk about our mileage!
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:02 AM   #6
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Niralouise, my wife and I are new at this as well. We brought Shiny home in Oct. we are currently at the Tahoe Valley Resort (1/4 mile south of the "Y" at South Lake. Stop by and have a glass of wine.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:01 PM   #7
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Maiden Voyage to Lake Tahoe in Dahlia...

My friend pulled her 19', Ollie, into one campsite with 16' Dahlia and me....another benefit of life in a Bambi!
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Congratulations on your maiden voyage Nira!
What a beautiful setting.
Glad you had a great time.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #9
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Bruce,
I actually saw your video a few months ago when I was searching the internet for Bambi information. So nice to meet you. You're kind of famous... Hey, my best friend from grad school and her family just bought a house in Jamestown,RI and are moving there shortly. They already told me about the RV park there and are lobbying for me to take a cross-country trip to Jamestown next summer. They are salt of the Earth people.
They love my airstream and will love yours even more. That serenity model is stunningly gorgeous.
I bought a 2005 and I couldn't tell from the pictures, but it has white fuzzy carpet all over the walls and ceiling. I think it's kind of trapping smell in it. Any ideas about how to get the smell out? The trailer was closed up for 1 1/2 years in Arizona.
It would be fun for you to meet up with Jen and her family. They are moving in less than a month.
Take care.
Nira
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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Check out Terry B Rich from the Four corners group, he is the membership chairman and he and his partner Greg have a business redoing Airstream Interiors. You can hook up with his business and see all the changes they can make on line. Marc
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Congrats on your new Bambi!!! Thanks for sharing the excitement of when you first purchased it, it was very cool
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Bruce B,
Loved the: 'I've wanted on my whole like'... your facial expression says it all!
Mrs. Bruce made a nice video

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