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Old 06-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #1
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Hello everyone, My wife and I are in the process of buying a 2007 Bambi. We are excited for this adventure. Since we have never owned a camper, we are open to any advice.

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

The best advice that I can give is to have a whole bunch of fun with your Airstream, and use it often. Also, don't become discouraged when RV problems are encountered. There is a learning curve, but it's not launching rockets.

Good luck with your new baby.

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Old 06-20-2012, 06:54 PM   #3
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Welcome and Congratulations!! You should maybe make a plaque to remind you that it takes experience to avoid mistakes, and mistakes to gain experience... You should learn the "Search" process here on Forum (type key words into blank under word SEARCH above right in blue bar..). Words like newbie or new owner will bring up series of messages on how to get going...

My list of top 3 includes:

1. Try driveway camping for first night, with extension cord and hose (you won't be able to run A/C) just to get hang of sleeping, cooking, showering, etc.. You will learn some useful things for sure..
2. Search for "checklists" and copy or create one to cover hookup, unhitching, and packing.. AS lists evolve, it becomes easier to decide what to duplicate and keep in trailer and what goes in and out of trailer and tow vehicle each trip..
3. Be willing to stretch after you get comfortable.. Plan a trip to Canadian Maritimes or Quebec or beyond local comfort zone.. The trailer can handle it, and that is the real amazing aspect of "Trailer Travel", as Wally Byam wrote in his famous book in 1962...

In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:13 PM   #6
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Hello everyone, My wife and I are in the process of buying a 2007 Bambi. We are excited for this adventure. Since we have never owned a camper, we are open to any advice.
Once you start, you can never go back; it is a sickness - Airstreaming. Take some short trips - maybe up to Williamstown or someplace cool, and just enjoy!

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