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Old 05-04-2006, 08:22 PM   #1
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23' Safari SE

Anyone else see the 23' Safari SE.... I must have missed it before....

http://www.colonialairstream.com/newinventory/8079.html
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:10 PM   #2
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Neat layout. I love the front, and the galley. The back is just like a Bambi, no?
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Old 05-04-2006, 09:45 PM   #3
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I was in one a couple a months ago. If I recall, the bathroom/shower/bed layout is nearly identical to my Bambi.
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Old 05-04-2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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I think this is an excellent floorplan. Of course I really like the Bambi layout as it also translates to our 25' Safari somewhat.

I think for those who want a bit more room than a 19', don't care for a wet bath and don't want to get a 3/4 ton to haul a widebody w/ a GVWR of 7300lbs, this is the coach to have for an average couple camping, not fulltiming, IMHO. The dual axles and now the SE would have made this coach my first one on my shopping list...so much so, I may not have gone to a 25' had this one been around. Tough call.
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Old 05-05-2006, 01:29 AM   #5
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Oh to have 50k laying around to spend on a trailer....
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Old 05-05-2006, 02:45 AM   #6
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Hello all -

SO happy for anyone that winds up with this beauty of trailer.... They really are lovely but then they seem so, relatively cramped, to me.

I love my 34'er and there isn't anything, including crazy gas prices!, that'll get me to trade/swap her.... Unless there is something else that is BIGGER, AirStream, and bumper pull.

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Old 05-05-2006, 07:54 AM   #7
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Yes, it is true that it is $51k and after negot 18%, that puts it to about $42k. Now a plain jane Bambi retails for $38k and after 18% would be somewhere about $31k. If you go with ANY CCD/SE you'll add at least $5k to that number. So to me, if you are going to spend more than $30k on a 19' plain jane Bambi or $36k to $38k for a CCD/SE 19' Bambi, it really makes the 23' unit attractive since comparing CCD/SE to CCD/SE the numbers aren't all that much larger. Of course if you're comparing and SOB to it, it's 3x or more than the nearest comp SOB.

My feeling is that the extra storage, dual axles, larger fridge, more fresh water capacity (for those that boondock), more windows and more space in general without getting into widebody and 3/4 ton thresholds, this in fact isn't that bad $$ as far as Airstreams go.

Now if you compare this 23' SE to the retro special edition 19' Bambi at $61k, this one is a bargin.

I agree with Axel though, once you have the larger coach it's harder to go back. Now that I've had our 25' I couldn't see going smaller since I like the even larger fridge, dual sink, dinette and couch and even more storage. For a person wanting to upgrade, but not wanting to get a more robust tow vehicle, this might be a great fit and might take some sales away from the 19 and 20 units.
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