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Old 03-02-2012, 08:08 PM   #15
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"Only camping I have done so far is spend 2 hours in driveway lol"

Nothing wrong with driveway camping We couldn't take ours out for three weeks after we bought it this summer...I'm sure our neighbors got quite a chuckle watching us run back and forth in our pj's in the a.m.!
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:35 PM   #17
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We is also new..... I found this beauty, AS Special Edition 19' 2006 that was used once--most equipment still in wrappe. We purchased in
December and haven't been out of our driveway yet. It's winterized and don't want to have to do it again when we return. However, I am getting very itchy. WE, repeat, WE have made a wonderful decision. Also, I might mention, I have never met a greater bunch of people that are ready to help when you ask---believe me, I know. Just wait and see............
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #18
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We started as you did ... looked on RV lots and decided that we really wanted an AS. We made the mistake of buying several SOB TT (because on the surface, they were less money) and lost huge amounts of $$ because of depreciation. Several used AS units surfaced and we looked, but in the final anlaysis decided to buy a new one locally - it is just a bit longer than we planned and wifey really loves it ... due to the immense (by comparison to most other AS and SOB) food prep area and nifty bath/shower. Whew, finally we had her baby and my porsche all in one aluminum "can".

AS stand the test of time. Although you will find some who argue about build quality, we find ours to be superior to anything-YES, ANYTHING - else on the market!!!

WE are very happy with the AS purchase (still paying) and the great folks we have met on the RV road. Be prepared to be mobbed by folks with questions about your AS whenever you stop. It is the middle of winter around here and we are still EXCITED>
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #19
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Valmog you need to keep us posted on Oregon

I was thinking about heading down to fish for King Salmon bring trailer. My only problem is how do I take the boat. Have you camped at Humbolt park
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:35 AM   #20
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Red face Hate it when that decision comes up.....

......how do I take the boat?

We still put the "SS Weeny" on top of the Burb for our trips to the Adirondacks, but it would be nice to tow "Ally" places, I'm sure she would Love Camping.
Not to mention how much more comfortable it would be when it's time to get your worm wet.

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #21
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Ok so I have a question is an anti sway bar required with a safari AS? If yes why.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:43 PM   #22
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I towed mine home with liberty

I would like added peace of mind towing in heavy rains,snow think WD and anti sway would be nice feature. 16ft sport saves some weight and might be doable without. Remember it's 9feet 4 inches tall and 8 foot wide, 16.7 feet long. Like tossing up sail on boat. Wonder how 19fter tows with out wd on smaller truck suv.


Not sure if I could lift it onto top of my truck.

This is one of my favorite camping sites to bad my AS does not have diesel motor. Ok will trade bambi for new interstate mercedes sprinter van lol. I am having hard time believing jetta could pull this boat let alone AS
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:34 AM   #23
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Ok so I have a question is an anti sway bar required with a safari AS? If yes why.

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Why..to make the trip as safe and comfortable as possible for you and yours, and your fellow travelers.


Required...no. But highly recommended.

You will find some folks here that felt their shorter/lighter single axle AS's wouldn't need SC, but changed their minds fairly quickly.
I towed a 22' Safari with a variety of TV's and it was always more comfortable/secure with WD & sway control.

Others may disagree and probably will, after all Wally pulled with a bicycle.

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:02 PM   #24
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Ok from the AS newbie so there was a safari with an ad on this forum in AZ for sale, I called the day it was posted and was told it sold, that very same day eBay the same unit with the same pictures shows up for auction at a different phone number, same area of AZ, secondly you can see in the photos another AS behind it on both postings here and eBay and again marked for sale was both were the same unit for sale is this a scam? Just curious seems strange to me something just feels weird.

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Could be a scam....especially on eBay...be careful and don't buy anything that you can't look over in person. That having been said, Bambi's don't last long on the market as they are in quite demand. You'll need patience, but the right rig will come your way. Re Anti-sway...yes....recommended... There are places to get an AS worked on in AZ...we go to Oasis since we are out of warranty (when we were still under warranty they were still an authorized repair center). Looking forward to the new one in Scottsdale coming into being.

We bought our 2006 Safari SE new in 2007 and absolutely love it. We vowed not to let it become an expensive piece of yard art and so far we have kept that vow...we go out as often as we can, usually a couple times a month and in the winter months more here in SoAZ...we have not gone all that far from home yet but we go often and stay out as long as we can ... happily we have been all around the SW pretty much... is it time to go camping again??

Good luck with your quest. You'll have a blast. When you get a rig we'll get you to a Four Corners Unit rally to meet a great bunch of Airstreamers and the rest will be nothing but fun history. In fact, if you'd like to come by and visit us at our St Pat's Day rally at McDowell Mt Regional Park 15-20 Mar ... it's a great opportunity to look at different Airstreams and ask a lot of questions...I think we are going to have between 25 and 30 rigs, no two alike, newer and vintage. PM me if interested.
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Beware of craigslist scams...that should go without saying...but better to say it;-)
There are a bunch of them going around about the Bambis.
This means you (or have someone you trust) should actually set eyes on the trailer.
Have fun shopping!
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Could be a scam....especially on eBay...be careful and don't buy anything that you can't look over in person. That having been said, Bambi's don't last long on the market as they are in quite demand. You'll need patience, but the right rig will come your way. Re Anti-sway...yes....recommended... There are places to get an AS worked on in AZ...we go to Oasis since we are out of warranty (when we were still under warranty they were still an authorized repair center). Looking forward to the new one in Scottsdale coming into being.

We bought our 2006 Safari SE new in 2007 and absolutely love it. We vowed not to let it become an expensive piece of yard art and so far we have kept that vow...we go out as often as we can, usually a couple times a month and in the winter months more here in SoAZ...we have not gone all that far from home yet but we go often and stay out as long as we can ... happily we have been all around the SW pretty much... is it time to go camping again??

Good luck with your quest. You'll have a blast. When you get a rig we'll get you to a Four Corners Unit rally to meet a great bunch of Airstreamers and the rest will be nothing but fun history. In fact, if you'd like to come by and visit us at our St Pat's Day rally at McDowell Mt Regional Park 15-20 Mar ... it's a great opportunity to look at different Airstreams and ask a lot of questions...I think we are going to have between 25 and 30 rigs, no two alike, newer and vintage. PM me if interested.
Not sure how to pm on this forum but yes would be interested in more information regarding the Arizona gathering.

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:13 AM   #28
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Not sure how to pm on this forum but yes would be interested in more information regarding the Arizona gathering.

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Engie,

Just click the user name of the person, and choose "send a private message" and your good to go.

As others have noted the Bambi'a are hot in the after-market, the newer ones come up often as folks up-size and they usually sell FAST!!
Be patient if you can and try and make that Rally, you'll have a blast and learn a lot.

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