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Old 10-08-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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FINALLY, we got our AS!

Hello everyone,
Last Sunday, we purchased our FIRST AS, a 2013 Bambi Sport 16'! Got it at the dealership in Covington.
We made the deal, and waited until Friday to pick it up. And went right from there to Fort Warden to camp for three full days.

All week, we were so excited, we would just say, AIRSTREAM, and we would giggle.

We traded in our 2007 T@b in for our AS. We towed that thing everywhere. It was easy to tow, but we needed something bigger because of our 2nd rescue dog (shhh, that's our excuses).

Trust me, I spent 20 years in the Navy, worked on flight decks, and moved airplanes around on that flight deck, in the middle of storms, the Persian Gulf, and in situations that made grown men cry. But driving the Bambi off the lot, I almost threw up. I was so nervous, the last thing I wanted to do was scratch it getting to the house, and to the camp site.

But alas, we made it home, to the campsite, and back home again. And man of man, it is AWESOME!

We had so much fun, we never really took any pictures of our first trip. We were too amazed at the thing.
Any advice out there for us? For example, the storage is a little different then the T@b.

Thanks in advance folks.


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Old 10-08-2012, 10:56 PM   #2
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Congratulations, fellow owner of one of the "little guys."

We looked at the T@B back-when, but were put off by its lack of an indoor loo. The Bambi's wet bath isn't all that convenient in damp weather when it is slow to dry out, but it is wonderful to have an on-board shower on a hot summer's day.

We have stored our "Tiny Tin" on our (steep) lot, but don't have ideal space for it. We have covered it w/ a big tarp to protect the roof during winter in snow country. We have also sometimes paid for winter storage at an RV dealer/service centre.

Some of the other members are very knowledgeable about winterizing your trailer and what to do about your batteries if you won't be using your Bambi during the winter.

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Old 10-09-2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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We love ours, too! Congrats!

When you say "storage" did you also mean how to organize the space inside? I know I searched the forums and got great ideas in addition to discovering many on our own!

Have fun!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:29 AM   #4
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We recently celebrated our first year of Airstream ownership.
I pulled almost everything out of every cabinet, closet and drawer and reorganized, after a year I've figured out some more convenient places to pack away equipment.
I've also removed some items we haven't and probably won't ever use, and added some items i've discovered might be necessary.
This will likely be an annual event.
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:47 AM   #5
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Welcome to the Bambi club!
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:05 AM   #6
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Congratulations on your new TT. Enjoy it
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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Congrats! We also had a T@B, towing our 2007 TQ almost cross-country. It was a great trip, and a great little trailer. (It now serves as a oceanside cabana/retreat for its new owners.) But in retrospect, we should have just borrowed the $$ and bought a 16' Bambi upfront...

The biggest adjustment for us was going from the massive king-sized bed in the T@B to the smaller Airstream beds. Got used to having a bathroom rather quickly.

Enjoy the new trailer!


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