From the moment I was first aware I was developing "Aluminitus" to the moment we rolled off the dealer lot with our Bambi actually took a couple of years. In all honesty the first signs of the disease developed pretty slowly and it was something of a whirlwind month in the end when we found our little 16' Bambi that we have since dragged all over the place these last 10 months.
We love ours and are leaving this Monday for Florida with it (assuming we survive this monster Blizzard/nor'easter that is due to begin in the next few hours). Anyway, I would encourage you to read Kim's (Valmog's) blog found here...
The Small Small Trailer | Weekend adventures in our 16 ft. Airstream Bambi
Kim and Todd do this right and I am envious of the beautiful places they have access to, seemingly in their own back yard (not all that far from you!).
You can see me hamming it up a bit here on the day we picked up our very own Bambi in this Youtube video here...Our New Airstream: 16' Bambi International Serenity - YouTube
Airstreams are just a lot of fun! Good luck with the search!