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Old 10-30-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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Bambi II pricing for sell

I have a 64 Bambi II that I am considering selling. It's not perfect but pretty good. We've remodeled the inside and it's registered. We use it each summer and have polished it. Some shell work would need to be done to make it perfect. All parts in tact and functioning except hot water. (just needs new heater). We redid the front couch into a dinette that folds down to a bed. Floors are great and redone. Any ideas on pricing? Hard to distinguish between my sentimental value and actual value!
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Old 10-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #2
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Some questions that are immediately on my mind are:
1) Has it been retrofitted with a grey water tank?
2) How old are the axles?
3) Explain the needed Shell work you speak of (is it a few dings, or major creases)?
4) Does it have a functioning Air conditioner?
5) How old is the refrigerator (and what type)?
6) Has anything been done to upgrade the electrical system?

The items above are things that, in my mind, differentiate a trailer that has had some superfficial fix-ups from a trailer that has had improvements that really count for $$.

One the other hand, you could look on ebay for finished auctions and see what similar trailers have sold for recently. Also check out the Airforums classifieds and see if you can find any comps.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:17 PM   #3
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We redid the front couch into a dinette that folds down to a bed.
Can we see some pictures of this dinette feature and of the overall trailer? Would make it easier to estimate value. I understand what you are saying about differentiating between actual and sentimental value!

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Old 10-30-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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Remember that asking prices are just that. What is important is what they actually sold for those numbers can be hard to come by. I have seen asking prices for Bambi IIs from 10K all the way up to 30K.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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value bambi II

One of the two axles were replaced about 5 years ago, the other was fine. There is no a/c. The fridge is newer -dorm type fridge. The electric is original and has not had any problems. The water heater needs a new boiler plate and the water tank is not retrofitted for gray water but works fine as is. The interior has been redone, hardwood cabinets and dinnette, 4 burner gas range, original sink. Dinette seats are also huge storage bins and a great bed for kids. A previous owner fixed a dent in the front panel and the rivetting is not pretty. I will post some pictures soon. It is perfect the way it is for use but if you're looking for pristine then there is some work to do.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:27 PM   #6
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Those two axle Bambis are really rare and expensive.
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Old 10-31-2012, 12:49 PM   #7
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Apparently there are two independent axles, one for each tire I guess.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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If you look at the side of the trailer, how many wheels do you see?
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:16 PM   #9
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I've never seen a "two axle" Bambi II......do tell....?
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I would like to see pictures of a two axle Bambi II, side and from the bottom.
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:18 AM   #11
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Based on your replies, I am doubting that we have tandem axles. Until we get the tire off though we won't be certain. My paperwork says we paid $550 for an axle assembly but nothing more. All the airstream paperwork is too generic to know. It is most likely we are confused though!
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:24 AM   #12
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Your Bambi has one axle, a wheel/tire at either end. So your Bambi apparently has had a new axle installed.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:03 AM   #13
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The interior looks nice. I think all the extra rivets on the exterior might take the value down a bit. Any idea why there are about triple the amount of rivets than there should be? Were segments replaced?
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