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Old 12-22-2014, 06:24 PM   #43
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Gerhard, thanks for the update. The most important thing is to get the unit that you enjoy and that will make camping a pleasure.
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Old 12-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #44
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We drove to Tampa to purchase the 16ft Bambi. The 48" bed was too hard to handle with 2 people. The dinette is not easy to make into a bunk. This peticular new 16ft sport was in bad shape in many ways. We ended up not bying it. Len and Jeanne are correct, we should get a small Motorhome like an Interstate or Roadtrek. I just don't want to pull anything behind me or have a long rig. Thanks for all the advice,
Gerhard
I'm sorry things didn't work out with that trailer, but you discovered the problems in the best way. "Before you bought it." I owned a truck camper for a while. The operation is much like a motorhome. The big problem to me was that you basically have to break camp (disconnect power, water and whatever else is connected), before you can even do an short errand,
Don't give up on trailers. There is no magic involved in towing safely and comfortably. The whole secret is to lay back, relax, and don't be in a hurry.
Good luck in whatever you decide.

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Old 12-22-2014, 07:16 PM   #45
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We drove to Tampa to purchase the 16ft Bambi. The 48" bed was too hard to handle with 2 people. The dinette is not easy to make into a bunk. This peticular new 16ft sport was in bad shape in many ways. We ended up not bying it. Len and Jeanne are correct, we should get a small Motorhome like an Interstate or Roadtrek. I just don't want to pull anything behind me or have a long rig. Thanks for all the advice,
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Maybe one of these new Oliver TTs would interest you...

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Use e2 round bar WD w/ sway control on my FJ Cruiser and 16' Bambi. Have also towed without it and had no problems. With a small TV like the FJ I think it's a good idea. Towed in some very strong crosswinds thru New Mexico (blew my towing mirror in) and trailer was solid as a rock with the e2 setup. Glad I had it on that trip.
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Toyota is discontinuing the FJ. What a shame.
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At the risk of getting flamed as well (and as my signature line states, I have a 3/4 ton using a equalizer hitch with 1400# load bars pulling a 2005 28' CCD International) as a scientist and engineer, I feel I should bring up the following discrepancy. Make no doubt, I am part of the herd.

If you have been to Europe, you would find that trailers are not towed using WD gear or sway control, and this goes for Airstreams as well. Check the Airstream Europe link for the brochure:

http://www.airstream-europe.com/Down...AM-2014-en.pdf

Do they know something we don't? Wouldn't we all like to be towing those weights, without regard for the extra complexity of a WD and sway reducing hitch?

There is probably something inherent in the way Airstreams are designed for the US market that drives us to heavier tow weights, tongue weights, WD hitches and sway controls. Maybe it IS possible to set up your small rig to avoid sway, but not until the design differences are highlighted that make this possible.

Until then, since my TT is designed for the US market, I'll continue to use my Equalizer WD and sway reducing hitch (but I envy the Europeans somewhat).
Don't think people towing in Europe encounter what we deal with here in the US and Canada. They don't travel the thousands of miles we do and their "semi-trucks" are fewer in number and many are smaller box trucks. We may travel 6000 miles or more, a trip in much of Europe will be a few hundred miles or less. In general I don't think the driving conditions or the trailer options (black/gray tanks) are comparable.
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