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Old 11-21-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Greetings Airstream Campers

I just joined the forum. My wife and I, having been tent campers and backpackers until now, have decided we would like to purchase a trailer. We will be semi-retired next year, and look forward to many fine days in the most beautiful places in this fine land.

It did not take us long to narrow our trailer search to Airstream. We have always admired their looks, but thought them out of reach due to cost. I think we have decided to bite the bullet and spend more to get more. I was long ago an Aerodynamics engineer - I just can't see hauling a square box down the road at speed. We would like something with "lower impact" modest size, light weight, easy to tow. So far we have been very impressed with the design and construction of Airstream trailers.

We are working out our finances and watching for the right trailer: probably a 2007 or later 19'. I am impressed with the community of Airstream owners. It reminds me of a similar community of owners of Hi-Fi gear, built by the British firm Naim. We have much to learn, and we are enjoying every minute of it!

Thanks members for being so generous with your knowledge.

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Old 11-21-2010, 08:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, good luck with your trailer search, and happy camping.
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:46 PM   #3
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Welcome! Your going to have some fun here.. its addicting..

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:01 PM   #4
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I love our 2006 19" Bambi! Its a great unit and if you can find a gently used one (mine was used 3 times and still had the heater instructions in the heater) it will save a lot of money and then you can use the extra money saved for trips and changes! have fun looking and they have inspectors on here to help you out if buying long distance like I did.

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:23 PM   #5
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Thanks all. What a great community you have here.

Brad, that is our plan.
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Old 11-21-2010, 10:34 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Forums...it's a great place and there are many helpful and knowledgeable folks to assist.

We love our 06 19' Safari SE LS Bambi...we can take it just about anywhere, it's easy to tow and great for two people and a couple of pups.

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:45 PM   #7
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Thanks all. What a great community you have here.

Brad, that is our plan.

You said it! I found mine here on the classifides, found an inspector, someone to recover the pea green fabric and tons of help from this site. It's one big family! Here are some before and after shots of our Bambi. the colors wernt what i wanted but the price and condition was too good to pass up. AZBAMBIDECORS did our slip covers and we might have them do the curtains for us next year (I can rebuild an engine but cant sew woth a darn) AZBambi Décors They have a Bambi so all I had to do was choose the fabric they did the rest. We made other decor changes likie the TV, Stereo, towel racks and new a new faucet. happy hunting and this is the best time to buy one...when its cold!
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...still had the heater instructions in the heater...Brad
Our newly aquired '63 had the heater manual still on top of the case...anyway...welcome and good luck on finding the perfect 'stream!

And YES the round shape does make a towing difference...my 34' tows better gas milage than a 20' square SOB, behind the same truck....
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Good to hear from happy owners. Blmitch5, nice photos. I like the spice rack.

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Welcome aircampr,

As you can see there's a willingness to advise, counsel, and offer support among the group. Please feel free to take advantage of the knowledge base here and enjoy the pursuit of your Airstream.

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Old 11-22-2010, 06:51 AM   #12
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Wecome aboard! I don't know which is more fun. Owning an AS or shopping for an AS! We are on our second 07 Bambi. The first one had the table up front. The second one has the sofa in the front. They both have advantages but we vote for the sofa arrangement. Much softer bed if you will be using the front bed. More floor space. We love our Bambi so much we think of getting a larger AS. We look at them but always come back to the Bambi . It's all we need.
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Welcome to the forums, and happy hunting for your trailer. Lots of trailers out there. Look around and you will find the right one.

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Welcome to the forum. Good luck on your search.
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