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Old 01-17-2008, 06:40 PM   #1
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Bambi Hunting in the snow

Not a new member -- new trailer It snowed here today, hence the title.

After looking at a 16' Bambi in a private storage lot for over a year and just recently finding out who owned it, it became mine as of today. It is a 2001 and even though I can't find any listing anywhere, including the company website, that says a 16' was made in 2001, that is what is was sold as new and titled as such.

I am the 2nd owner. The end to a very long search. Somehow, 2 Airstreams feels just right !!

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Old 01-17-2008, 06:44 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new Bambi - nice feeling isn't it?
BTW, I have a 21' Globetrotter for sale that would nicely fill the gap between your 19' and 23'.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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Bridging the gap

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Congrats on the new Bambi - nice feeling isn't it?
BTW, I have a 21' Globetrotter for sale that would nicely fill the gap between your 19' and 23'.
It's a fantastic feeling and you're right, you have a super looking Globetrotter. Only problem, the Bambi filled in that gap. $$$$

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Old 01-17-2008, 07:45 PM   #4
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Hi TB,,, gotta love the Bambi,,, 2 trailers are just fine,,, separate needs and two fills the bill,,,, counting my blessings here,,, why do people keep asking which one i am selling??? LOL,,, neither one,,,long trips long trailer,, short trips short trailer,, Happy Trails,,, donna
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:15 PM   #5
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What's the layout of the Bambi?

Is that a fridge vent on the curbside? If so, obviously this is different then the current 16ft'r. I'd love to know the layout inside if you can tell us.

Cute trailer. I really love the 16ft'rs.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:25 AM   #6
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The layout

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Is that a fridge vent on the curbside? If so, obviously this is different then the current 16ft'r. I'd love to know the layout inside if you can tell us. Cute trailer. I really love the 16ft'rs.
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Marc,

That vent is above the stove area.

The layout: Inside the door, to the left, is the stove top and oven, then sink. The fridge is centered in the rear but I guess that vent could somehow be for it. Streetside corner bath, closet, and the front couch. Vinyl flooring, pex plumbing, water heater bypass.

I don't have a clue if that arrangement is different or not, but it sure is a very complete little package. As I said before, according to every reference I have looked at, this trailer doesn't exist. 2001 16' Bambi is not to be found. Manufactured Oct. 2000.

I haven't had much investigation time inside it just yet. By the time I got the paperwork done it was getting dark. The interior looks virtually untouched, very little usage. The PO left many things for me including a TV, small microwave, fold out tables, cleaning supplies, bungee cords, outside rugs, "Airstream" rug, WD hitch and Reese anti-sway bars. All original paperwork.

Quickest deal I ever made. Within less than 5 minutes my offer was accepted and handshake completed. I think it was my lucky day.
TB
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Old 01-18-2008, 07:43 AM   #7
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Tinbender, I am thrilled for you. I know you had been stalking this trailer for many months. The effort finally paid off. I can't wait to see it in person. We'll have to make plans for a campout soon.
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It is a 2001 and even though I can't find any listing anywhere, including the company website, that says a 16' was made in 2001, that is what is was sold as new and titled as such.
Me neither. I noticed the small back window and stove hood vent right away and went . And it's not on the company's weights list -- though there is a 2002 16' Bambi. A new model year's production usually starts around Memorial Day of the previous year. For example, 2006 was the first big year for the 25' FB SE Safari and 2006s were available in June 2005 (we ordered ours on July 10th). Yet they produced a slightly different model badged as a 2005 with the same name beginning in spring 2005 -- the earliest I've found was made in Feb 2005.

Is the previous owner the original owner? Maybe they know something of the timing. Thank you in advance for any pictures of the inside.
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So you are planning to take the big trailer for family camping and smaller one for gets away with wife only?
Although my trailer was bought for construction site, we can plan on doing that with our motorhome and trailer. Heck when family from Europe arrives, we can take both camping.
Congratulations on find. I was negotiating purchase of the Airstream with the neighbor for about a decade.
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