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Old 11-21-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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Brock & Susan (new 4 us Airstream)

Just purchased a 2007 Bambi 19 Airstream
Drove it home to North Vancouver, from Revelstoke, British Columbia using a BMW X5 as a tow vehicle - all seemed fine!

Now we are modifying the back yard to install a concrete slab to have a place to store it on our properety.

I'm sure we will have lots of questions, so we will have to dig deep into the forums, I guess.

Looking forward to this new adventure!
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new Bambi! We tow our little 16 ft Bambi behind our BMW X5 too. Does a great job for us. We also keep our AS at home on our driveway. We are thinking about adding onto our garage so we can store it inside during the winter. So much rain here, and your weather is pretty similar to ours here in Oregon!

Have fun and looking forward to seeing photos!!!
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums and congratulations on your new Bambi! You're gong to love it (and this Forum, too)... Enjoy yourselves!
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:03 PM   #4
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Congrats! Your going to love your Bambi! We love pictures so when you find the time we'd love to see them.
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:07 PM   #5
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Welcome Aboard....

Brock & Susan

Congrat's on your new AS...

Mitch is rite...photo's are required.

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Old 11-21-2011, 04:07 PM   #6
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Congrats! Welcome We are also fairly recent owners of a Bambi (16') and stuck in rainy conditions (Vancouver Island). Ours is parked out front but we're hoping for something covered soon.
I've heard really great things about towing with the BMW X5. Sounds like a great set up! There's lots to learn from this site and has been very helpful for us newbies.

Have a ton of fun out there!
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:46 PM   #7
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Welcome! Looking forward to hearing about your journeys!
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:09 PM   #8
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Congrat's

Hi:
I'm just in Ferndale south of the border on I-5.
Happy for you and you're new Bambi.
Just a thought, you can save a lot of money by simply laying concrete pavers where you need them (best is two deep and stager the joint by 1/2) Unless you're in a particularly wet and soft spot.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:09 PM   #9
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Welcome and congratulations! In addition to the concrete pad have a 30 amp electrical oulet installed.
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:17 AM   #10
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I think a slab in the backyard for storage is an excellent idea, and I'm very envious you have this capability.

Plant a few flowers around it, and run an extension cord for electricity when needed.

It will become a very, very cool guest house and retreat for your youngsters when they get older.

Have a great time!


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Old 11-22-2011, 08:24 AM   #11
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Congrats......You both are going to love it........Many safe travels to both of you !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:50 AM   #12
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Yeah, we laid a couple of tons of gravel bordered with some railroad ties, added solar lights, adirondack chairs, bird feeder & flowers and now our 25' International has become a very popular "guest house" for family and our college kids. The 30 AMP plug-in keeps everything humming.
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Yeah, we laid a couple of tons of gravel bordered with some railroad ties, added solar lights, adirondack chairs, bird feeder & flowers and now our 25' International has become a very popular "guest house" for family and our college kids. The 30 AMP plug-in keeps everything humming.
Now that sounds familiar .....

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Old 11-22-2011, 09:13 AM   #14
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A few ideas -
1 - You are gonna LOVE your Bambi & wanna use her as often as possible! A good thing.
2 - If your HOA will allow backyard storage, put in your slab or pavers, but also consider a good shed-type covering as well. Believe it or not, THEY ALL leak eventually. A shed is a great idea & makes sense while you are in the build stage.
3 - Run some 30 amp. electricity, water & see if you can tie your storage site into your home's sewage line. That way your Bambi is completely usable at all times, even when parked at home.

Word To The Wise - I've let family & friends overnight in my Airstream - THEY ALL WANT TO EXPERIENCE an Airstream!! But RV's don't "work" like home systems, and things always got broken & that costs (always ME) a ton to fix (shower hinges & shower door lock, a toilet, a window, etc.). So, my rule is that NOBODY sleeps in my Airstream. They can take over the entire house, but nobody gets the Airstream.

Congratulations on a great decision you won't regret.
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