Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-06-2007, 05:04 PM   #1
New Member
North Quincy , Massachusetts
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 2
Questions on ordering a Bambi

Hello all!

Just bought an '07 Silverado 1500 5.3 with the z71 and towing packages. Based on my research, a 19' Bambi would be an excellent fit given my tow vechicle.

Now to get the TT. I like the Safari Bambi - For options, I'd like to get the upgraded TV/Audio and both LS and SE options. For those of you that own one, would this be overkill? Also, if there are any other options that would make the rig more pleasant/safer to use I'd love some suggestions.

I plan on going full time eventually. It will just be myself using the trailer. I'll be using the rig for both staying at full hook up RV parks as well as the occasional Wal-Mart/Truck stops/National Parks along the way. I'd also want the TT to be able to spend time in cooler climates in addition to warmer areas. (4 season use).

Would this be large enough to meet my needs for the most part? Also, what percentage off of MSRP would be a reasonable offer to make?

I'm just starting the process so any and all comments would be most welcome!


BobSenigo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 06:04 PM   #2
Rivet Master
SilverRanger's Avatar
2005 19' Safari
1968 24' Tradewind
Rural , Delaware
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,475
Hi Bob, welcome to the forums. Based on my experience, the Bambi is a good choice for 1 or 2 people, and if you're a close family, maybe a child. Ours suits us perfectly for both short and long trips, but it all depends on your individual situation. You should have no problem towing with that setup. My first TV has very similar specs and it pulls the Bambi like a dream.

We didn't order, but bought off the lot, and paid about 23% less than MSRP for our Bambi and, while I didn't initially want any upgrades, I've learned to suffer through the LS package, audio/video ugrade package, and the solar panel with the two AGM batteries.

I don't think you'll regret getting the LS upgrade package, as I think it's well worth the extra cost. The audio/video upgrade can be done much cheaper and better if you purchase the components yourself. Most Airstreams come pre-wired for A/V and solar whether you order the packages or not. Don't forget to get a good weight distributing hitch. My last upgrade was a switch to enable the Fantastic Fan to vent both ways, and my next one will probably be another fan for the rear vent. Everything else is already in place.

Best of luck in your decision.

2005 Bambi
1968 Trade Wind
2007 Ford F250 4x4 Crew
SilverRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 06:28 PM   #3
3 Rivet Member
2001 19' Bambi
Falmouth , Massachusetts
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 124
Images: 9
I noticed your post mentions four season travelling. My experience with my 2001 19ft Bambi was generally very positive in cool/cold weather.

However, I've had enormous problems with corrosion started by residual road salt from the very few times I've towed November to March on wet roads here in the Northeast. Look at the 1999-2004 Bambi sub-forum for postings with pictures for what happened to my trailer.

I would strongly urge that you avoid towing in any conditions where roadsalt will get on your trailer.

That said, you will find the AirForums to have many helpful contributors, often with varying points of view and experience, but willing to help with any questions. And feel free to contact me if I can assist- I'm in Falmouth.
Marshall Swartz
2001 19-ft Bambi
2013 Honda Ridgeline RTL
mswartz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2007, 06:44 PM   #4
Rivet Master
2007 25' Classic
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 710
Bob, do you mean that you'll be fulltiming in the Bambi? If so 19' may be a little tight. I have a 25' and that would be snug for fulltiming although doable. I'll let others chime in here. What is the smallest size Airstream that you could fulltime in?
craftsman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2007, 10:09 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
2001 19' Bambi
Ashland , Oregon
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 106
Craftsman, that's a good question. I'm surprised no one has replied in two months.

I personally loved the 25 foot Bambi but DH is worried about towing something that long. We're newbies, lol. Maybe when we get used to this whole thing we'll want to upgrade to a larger TT. Full-timing sounds AWESOME but we're a couple of years away from contemplating that. Have fun!
Muddy Waters is offline   Reply With Quote

2007 bambi

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1961 - 1963 Bambi Serial Number Guide Andy R 1961 - 1963 Bambi 52 05-08-2018 01:31 PM
1961 Bambi '16 (Serial #16TDSS1728) Andy R 1961 - 1963 Bambi 28 02-27-2012 10:57 AM
Safari VS. Classic Questions kkrogh Our Community 24 12-20-2005 11:10 AM
Newbie AS Bambi Owner! KY Girl Our Community 12 10-27-2002 09:06 PM
Bambi II is a Caravel... VintageRV 1964 Bambi II 0 02-24-2002 07:55 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.