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Old 04-11-2007, 12:16 AM   #15
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i can see where you would like the amenities and extra room, but i am in love with the little bambis and would love one myself. we have a 28' excella motorhome and would love to find a small trailer. doesn't it seem like nobody is ever satisfied? anyway, good luck in your quest.
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Old 04-11-2007, 12:33 AM   #16
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I felt like that when we first got our Caravel. It was a little too vintage for me. Everything had to be lit by hand. I added ignitors to the fridge and water heater, and that helped a lot with the futzing around with lighting things (and it relights the water heater when it blows out). The heater went out, and I replaced it with a new one that has a thermostat, so now I don't have to mess with it anymore, I just throw a switch and I'm done. We eventually replaced the vintage fridge with a new one, again, you just turn it on, push the ignitor button, and you're done. Now we get setup in about half an hour after we back in and I don't have to mess with anything until it's time to pack up and go home.

Basically, if you don't care too much about originality, you can make it a lot easier on yourself and keep your little cutie. Or you could sell it, and Bambi's do fetch a high price on name alone, and replace it with something a bit newer. I'm just saying you can eventually make your vintage just as comfortable as a new trailer.

I guess it would come down to size, and how much you like the floorplan of the new bambis. I don't care for them (even though they have a full time bed). I think they feel smaller than my 17ft trailer. Part of that is because everything in them is stationary, where in the old trailers a bed turns into a couch and you have more flexability.

Good luck in your decision!
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Old 04-11-2007, 08:38 PM   #17
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Thank you so much for your input. Yes, I thought about replacing all the stuff (keeping the original stuff in case of selling) and just being happy that way. All in all, I love my Bambi and I do know that the 1964 was the only year of a 17' foot Bambi. So, that's very cool. It's a very nice rig. Only the frig doesn't get cold, but lights. The water heater won't light. Themocoupler (sp?) maybe?(Thought of getting an instant hot dealio maybe). Other than that, everything works 100%!

We are looking tomorrow at the new ones. They are quite expensive. I also thought about a BaseCamp because I might be able to write that off on taxes because I can tow that behind my bus on tour. We'll see. Again, thank you!

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Old 04-11-2007, 10:52 PM   #18
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I was thinking of this for you as I read your post.... but then remebered that the Basecamp has NO toilet (except for a portapotti)... think your Bambi is limited... your girlfriend will have something to say about THAT if you try it!

I say the 16 or 19ft Bambi would be about right. Used ones pop up for around 25,000 on Craigslist around here and on ebay. Keep an eye out, and I'm sure you'll score a deal.
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Old 04-12-2007, 11:45 PM   #19
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OK, so I went nuts! I ended up with a 2006 Bambi 19' today! The guy bought it new, used it once and it was too small for his family and picked up a 25 footer. He bumped the back, so they discounted it 5k and put in writing to fix it.

So, now I gotta sell the '64! any offers?
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This time of year, I would seriously consider ebay. You'll be most likely to get your top dollar for it. Or pick a price and stick it on the classifieds.

Enjoy your new rig! Sounds like a real find!
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OK, so I went nuts! I ended up with a 2006 Bambi 19' today! The guy bought it new, used it once and it was too small for his family and picked up a 25 footer. He bumped the back, so they discounted it 5k and put in writing to fix it.

So, now I gotta sell the '64! any offers?
I know a guy up here in British Columbia who is looking for one. I'll send him a link to this thread.
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[QUOTE=Bambi's Dad]I am a long time member of this forum, but I have not posted in a long, long time. I have a motorcycle forum that I moderate and it keeps me busy. However, I plan on coming here more often as I have relinquised some of the duties of my motorcycle forum.

Hi bambi's dad;
Hope your discussion mc forum more interesting than the one I've tried to participated ( Harley Davidson forums: http://www.hdforums.com/ ) and i was really disappointed of this fake forum; Hopefully here is a great forum.... you 'll find all answers to your replies.
here was my reactions about that:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...0.html#post367

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I am a long time member of this forum, but I have not posted in a long, long time. I have a motorcycle forum that I moderate and it keeps me busy. However, I plan on coming here more often as I have relinquised some of the duties of my motorcycle forum.

Hi bambi's dad;
Hope your discussion mc forum more interesting than the one I've tried to participated ( Harley Davidson forums: Harley Davidson Forum - Enthusiast Forums for Harley Davidson Motorcycles ) and i was really disappointed of this fake forum; Hopefully here is a great forum.... you 'll find all answers to your replies.
here was my reactions about that:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...0.html#post367

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Give "Harley Chat Group" A try.
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I am a long time member of this forum, but I have not posted in a long, long time. I have a motorcycle forum that I moderate and it keeps me busy. However, I plan on coming here more often as I have relinquised some of the duties of my motorcycle forum.

Hi bambi's dad;
Hope your discussion mc forum more interesting than the one I've tried to participated ( Harley Davidson forums: http://www.hdforums.com/ ) and i was really disappointed of this fake forum; Hopefully here is a great forum.... you 'll find all answers to your replies.
here was my reactions about that:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f161...0.html#post367

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Old 04-13-2007, 09:11 PM   #27
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A newer 19' would be much more comfortable and still easily towable. If you're sure that you are willing to part with the Vintage thing, I say go for it.
I have a 17' '64 Bambi II and a 19' 2002 Bambi. Both are special in their own ways. If I had to choose one...it would be a difficult decision so I understand your dilemma. We have almost completed our restoration of the Bambi II so will be camping more in that trailer this year. Perhaps later this year I will know better which one I prefer but right now I just can't say.
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