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Old 04-10-2007, 10:48 AM   #1
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Cool Advice please!

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.

Now, for my question... I currently have a 16', 1964 Bambi II. Really good shape and I love her. However, after my lady and I went out last week dry camping it seemed like I was working the entire time! The Bambi is only 16', has no holding tanks, lighting the gas on various appliances was a bit tough, drawers are tight, etc., ect. You know how older models can be. Bottom line, I am thinking of selling the Bambi and getting a new 19' Bambi Safari. It's a pretty huge step. It's a ton of money and I loose the vintage thang. But, I want our trips to be fun, not work. I suppose I can upgrade stuff on the vintage Bambi, but it will still be 16' footer. I know 19' isn't a huge difference, but I think it's enough and where we camp it's better not to have a large trailer. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Tiny 16' trailers aren't for everybody...I think just about everyone can appreciate that! We have camped in 19' for 5+ years and just "upgraded" a couple of feet too...makes a big difference. As long as it's an Airstream - vintage or not - your one of the family!

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has no holding tanks
What happened to the black water tank?
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Sorry, yes there is a black water tank.

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Old 04-10-2007, 11:35 AM   #6
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By The Way...

Looks like we have a similar set up. Looks like you have a Dodge Ram in Silver too!
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:42 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 04-10-2007, 11:45 AM   #8
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Why not see if you can find a 20'er. One more foot would make 4 more feet of length, and still not all that heavy.
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Old 04-10-2007, 01:45 PM   #9
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Prior to our 345 we had first a Scamp, (too small), and then a 16 foot Bambi. Vintage 1962. (Again too small). The crowning trip was in the Minnesota Arrowhead Country where there isn't much to do when it rains. It rained, and rained, and rained. Two of us stuck in that Bambi was too much.

When the sun is shining and the birds are singing, small is okay. The rest of the time it can lead to aggravated assualt!!!
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Old 04-10-2007, 04:20 PM   #11
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I have an 18 and a 30, the 30 is the way to go. I like the room and with 2 kids and 2 dogs and a cat, the 18 gets a little tight! But when I travel with just me or me and the wife the 18 works great. I updated all the services and its no more work than the 30 setting up. Go a big as you feel you can pull, me I'm now looking for a 34!
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I know you from the New Bonneville Forum! Glad to see you here as well.
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Nice to see you as well!

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Here's the thing, we do mostly camping for climbing. Big rigs are cumbersome in those areas like Joshua Tree where it's mostly small campers and tents.
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