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Old 05-08-2008, 10:26 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Bullet4sale
You either understand the BC or you don't. The BC is for the people that have a motorcycle, kayak, multiple bicycles and quite frankly don't wont to spend time in a camp ground. Most of the people we have sold wanted to get back to "real camping". They don't have $40-$50k for a Bambi and don't wont one. If you want a shower and a toilet then the BC doesn't work. If you want to take your 4 wheeler,fly rod and do some real camping than this is a no brainer.
It's amazing how many Folks don't get this...
It's not about the cost, but how you plan to use it. If you want an AS,and you want a "toy hauler", this is your only option (at this time). Many Basecampers are hauling motor cycles...that is the point! Can't do that with a Bambi!

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:57 PM   #16
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Ok, so the public is not privy to the dealer scuttlebutt. Thanks for the heads up. Still not "Official" till AS puts it in a public statement. Have they done that yet? If so, I would think that this makes them "very collectible." Where does the BC rank at say....300 units compared to all other ASs (oops, can I say that?) models?
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:19 PM   #17
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Personally I think AS is really missing the boat on this one. Most people that have purchased the BC love them. Our sales really didn't get going until this year and then AS decided to kill it. Saying it has no profit in the unit.
I think they need to keep production up on the units just to get new blood in the door. Then maybe they will upgrade down the road when life changes kids,wife,jobs....
hey what do I know.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:25 AM   #18
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Basecamp Limited Edition?

Did I see that recently? This might be Code for end of Days, read production. From all counts, looks like my bet for end of production is August 08. Everything is lining up for smallest production numbers of any model since the beginning of AS? I like the Edsel analogy, you know what mint Edsels are going for today, $$$? You may not like the looks, but the bottom line cooks. Like to look at the Airstream Corporations books for total cost of design, development and production. BCs might be the most expensive per square foot value I've ever seen. Perfect opportunity to buy Rolling Real Estate for pennies on the dollar!
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:25 AM   #19
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While I've never been a fan of the Basecamp, I think it serves a niche in the market. And with gas prices skyrocketing, having an RV that is small and easy to tow with a small vehicle certainly will have appeal. I'd like to see AS produce some 11-13' Bambis and maybe a Teardrop!

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Old 07-19-2008, 12:39 PM   #20
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Giroudon - Airstream Europe now sell the Basecamp in EU spec.

Check out European Basecamp < Gallery < Product Family | Airstream Europe : Airstream Basecamp

Your nearest dealers are in the UK or in the Netherlands. UK price is about 25,000. With the strength of the Euro I would imagine you would be better off buying in the UK right now.

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Old 09-21-2008, 03:16 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Foiled Again View Post
Wow. Not unexpected though. OK, back to the original poster. Your profile says Philadelphia - the good news is that Colonial Airstream of New Jersey is a bit over an hour away from you - and they have LOTS of Airstreams on the lot including Basecamps. GO there! Check them ALL out. Plan to spend several hours - sit down, pretend you're trying to brush your teeth, use the throne and close the bathroom door at the same time, etc. Brochures and floorplans are useless compared to actually visiting the lot. (BTW negotiate a minimum of 15% off everything.)

I'm betting along with some of the others that in a Bambi will win your attention over the Basecamp... but I could be wrong.

I have a friend whose home was damaged by a tornado. She'll be camping in my "Sparestream" next to my Airstream for about 2 weeks until the damage is repaired. A Basecamp as guest quarters won't work.... a Bambi would. Imagine your mother-in-law coming to visit. Would it be nice to have "guest quarters" for her (or you if you choose to vacate your bedroom) that don't include seeing her teeth in a glass of water first thing in the morning... much less hearing the hacking cough that takes 45 minutes for her to clear while you're eating breakfast?

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Foiled again . . . you would really put your mother-in-law in an aluminum can in the driveway? She must not be as tough as mine . . .

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