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Old 11-30-2012, 09:29 AM   #1
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2007 Bambi safari 19 footer - advice please

I am interested in this trailier, do you think it is fair priced? And can any one direct me to the inspector list or directory so I can have a pro take a look at it.
I have read all the nightmares on this years model.. Leaks, floor rot ect.. So I want to really have this looked at. Thank in advance for your replies.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #2
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I have an 08 Bambi SE. Very happy with the trailer except for the corrosion. It says it will sleep 4. Yeah right...try 3 max and thats cutting it close. They are nice units. Not sure on the price I got mine new and paid out the nose for it. You are doing the right thing buying one gently used, it will save you thousands of $$$.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:07 AM   #3
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And can any one direct me to the inspector list
On the main (portal) page, it's on the right column, about half way down the page.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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The price doesn't seem too far out of whack, from what I have seen for used prices in recent years. You might do an advanced search on ebay for completed listings of similar trailers and see what others have sold for. Other than that, you can do some comparison shopping on sites like RVtrader.com. You can even check the blud book value of the trailer, but these are notoriously untrustworthy.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #5
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We bought our 2007 19' SE for $25,000 three years ago, and feel we got a real good deal. It was through a private party. We really, really like our trailer!!!
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #6
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Hi,
I'm not going to do your research for you, but I would say it's about $5000 high. It's winter in most parts of the country and units don't move this time of year. You can't try them out for one because they are winterized.
I personally I prefer the 20 footers. They weigh the same, feel bigger, have counter space, and a double bowl sink.

A quick look in Airforums for sale came up with this,

http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...t=17521&cat=16

But it's in NY
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:04 PM   #7
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We have the same trailer but an '06, and ours is an SE LS (which gives it a few more bells & whistles).

Has it spent it's life in AZ? That would be a good thing to minimize the occurrence of filiform corrosion due to the dry climate. That's one thing I would check for. You need to see it in person to be sure.

Also, just a word of caution. We had a bad sales experience with that dealer, and I doubt we ever go back. Just be careful with them. Some have had no issues with them but they tried to pull a fast one on us when we were looking. We did not buy from them. PM me if you want more details.

Make sure you will be OK with the bed. We are, for the most part, but we are not large people. It will sleep four small people....but is best for 2 and maybe a child on the dinette bed. And 4 people would be pretty cozy.

Does it have solar? Factory is OK (we have factory solar) but you can get a better system after-market if that is of interest to you.

Does it have a spare tire rack carrier under the front? Don't accept it with tires more than 4 years old...and push for new tires if you can.

Try ALL the systems. Turn the frig on when you first step in to see if it starts to get cold by the time you've looked at everything else.

Beware of anything on the floor that looks like mold or discolored flooring...there may be water damage below...and walk all over the floor to see if there are any mush spots...another sign of floor damage.

Find out if the dealer is willing to do a pressurized leak test, and look for signs of water damage or signs of past moisture on the interior. You live a bit away so it will not be good if you have to drag it back there with issues.

Having said all this, we love our rig. They are wonderful little trailers with very efficient use of space. Sure sometimes, it would be nice to have a larger one, but we enjoy the 19' to the max and it is perfect for the kind of camping and the places we go. We are glad we got it. (We bought it new in the next model year.)
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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We bought our 2007 19' SE for $25,000 three years ago,
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Also, just a word of caution. We had a bad sales experience with that dealer,
Hi, These three above quotes would make me think twice about it; Not to mention that the dealer wants $299.00 for Dealer Documentation Preparation. This, in my opinion, is a bogus charge for doing nothing. I didn't pay this for my new trailer and certainly wouldn't pay it for a used one.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #9
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It has AZ license plate, so that's a plus. Desert trailers are least likely to have corrosion and leak problems. The price seems high, but probably room to negotiate. Which you can do vigorously with no trade-in.

Of the smallest Airstreams, the 19' is a good layout, but be sure it's large enough. We went from 20' to 25' after two years. Really happy now.

Do have someone who knows Airstreams look it over really good, especially for leaks and corrosion. Dillon sold new Airstreams a few years ago, and still may be factory authorized service.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:10 PM   #10
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Thanks everybody for all the great advice.. I love this forum! I feel I am better armed with information now and can make a better decision on this one and any others.
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