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Old 09-08-2007, 10:32 AM   #1
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Hello,

I am preparing for a long hunting and photography trip this fall from Virginia to Montana and parts in-between. I am still looking for the perfect (and affordable) Airstream. I will be using a new off-road Tundra for a tow vehicle, but want to keep the length of the trailer under 21' (somewhat arbitrary figure) so I can maneuver it by myself. I will be making this journey alone, if you don't count the black labrador and hunting falcon who will be my companions. I want to be able to do a lot of boondocking, and am very new to this, having always backpacked or tent camped. I liked the idea of the Basecamp but not the lack of heat. A small Bambi or Safari would be ideal. I'm willing to do some fixing up as long as it is road-worthy enough to bring it back to Virginia.

Looking forward to enjoying your conversations!

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Old 09-08-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Hi Anne

Welcome to the Forums! Lot's of great information and great people here. Check out the classifieds for your perfect 'Stream, and we'll keep our eyes open for a Bambi or similar for you.

Hunting falcon?.........very cool!

Have fun!
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Welcome to the Forums, Anne. We're glad to have you with us.

A 19' Bambi would be great for one person and a dog. It has all the systems of a larger trailer including separate gray and black tanks. There are some good used ones out there. There are many people that buy a 19' and then move up a couple of years later. The 19' foot would pull easily with your truck, would be good in tight spaces, and is manageable for one person. You should also consider vintage, but check out the systems including the axle carefully.
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Welcome to te Airforums, and good luck with your search for the perfect AS... we have a 19' Bambi and love the size...it's perfect for 1 (or 2) people and a dog and a falcon (very cool)... If you plan to primarily boondock, be sure to check out the boondocking threads and discussions of generators and solar package options...they will be of interest to you...

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Hi Anne

Welcome to the Forums! Lot's of great information and great people here. Check out the classifieds for your perfect 'Stream, and we'll keep our eyes open for a Bambi or similar for you.

Hunting falcon?.........very cool!

Have fun!
Thanks for the welcome, and for keeping a lookout for a nice Bambi for me!

Anne
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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[quote=moosetags]Welcome to the Forums, Anne. We're glad to have you with us.

<<A 19' Bambi would be great for one person and a dog. >>

Thanks, Sue Ellyn and Brian. What should I look for in an axle if I find a vintage trailer?

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Old 09-08-2007, 01:31 PM   #7
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Welcome to te Airforums, and good luck with your search for the perfect AS... we have a 19' Bambi and love the size...it's perfect for 1 (or 2) people and a dog and a falcon (very cool)... If you plan to primarily boondock, be sure to check out the boondocking threads and discussions of generators and solar package options...they will be of interest to you...

Good luck!
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Thanks,TB! I'll do that. I already checked out some of the solar/gen posts and am pretty concerned about noise, so that will have a big influence on me.

Lots to learn!

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