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Old 04-08-2009, 08:43 AM   #1
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I am considering purchasing an '06 19' Bambi Safari that has had some minor hail damage. It was totaled by the insurance company and has a salvage title. I will be purchasing this from the insurance company.

This has absolutely NOT been involved in a flood or been in an accident. It simply has very light hail damage that is hard to notice.

Other than the hail marks, it is in like new condition.

If I put $11,000.00 into this, am I paying too much or getting a great deal?

Also, if I want to sell it, are people still buying these in this economy?



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Old 04-08-2009, 10:38 AM   #2
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Minor Hail damage and Totaled do not seem to be wrods that go together. Have you seen the unit? Do you have pictures? $11,000 for a 2006 Bambi is a great deal, but, you need to see the evidence. I have a feeling the damage is major, not minor. Just my guess. I note that you are in Minnesota (Twin Cities) like me, so drop me an IM if I can help further.

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Old 04-08-2009, 12:47 PM   #3
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Knowing it doesn't take much body work to total an Airstream (mostly due to labor costs), I too kind of had a knee jerk reaction when I read light hail damage and totaled. Pictures would help answer the question better.
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies,

The unit actually sold for $16,100. I did not want to bid that much for it. I guessed that I could buy it for around $11,000, but my high bid was $15,500.

I think it was probably well worth the $16,100 that it sold for.

I did see it. Very light hail damage. I assume that the adjuster totaled the trailer by weighing the cost of re-skinning vs. total value of the trailer.

The rest of the trailer was like brand new.

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Old 05-04-2009, 11:38 AM   #5
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Hi Chris ,
I just found your thead on this , I looked at this Bambi also and bid it up to 16, it was just going to be an investment for me to clean up and sell again. I thought I would resell on Ebay. It was stretching the budget some though, I think my wife was happy I let it go. It was in really nice shape. I did get 3 other pop up campers, one 6x12 enclosed trailer and one 4 wheeler last week to keep me busy. I bid on one other about 5 weeks ago that was almost the same trailer but the inside was vandalised, that was a 2008 safari sp, sold for 13,500.
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