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Old 04-23-2012, 10:17 PM   #57
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What have AS users found to be the best and quietest generators. I remember seeing several Honda 2000watt units at the Az gathering. When we find our AS Bambi I would appreciate knowing what size generator would be recommended and what wattage. I know it's dependent on what is running. Also what is generator etiquette when camping? And when do you know you need to run your generator is there an electrical gage in the trailer.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:20 PM   #58
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Engie...You will need a 2000w Generator to run most things...if you want to use your AC and maybe a microwave, you will need at least 3000w. (Some use a 2400w.) What we did is get a single 2000w Companion Honda first, to make sure we really had a need for a second 2000w (for AC). We ended up getting the 2nd 2000w regular Honda about 18 months later so that we'd have the AC when we needed it. The nice thing is that the 2000s are manageable by one person at ~45 lbs each...the 3000w is ~130 lbs a bit much for one person to throw into the truck. There is a simple, inexpensive and easy voltage monitor that you can get to plug into an outlet to monitor voltage.

Most campground that allow generators have quiet hours...usually from 9 or 10 PM to 7 or 8 AM... The best answer to generator etiquette is to try not to be a nusance to your neighbors and follow the rules of use per the campground... We "aim" ours away from neighbors when we can, and try not to be obnoxious with their use. The Hondas and Yamaha 1000, 2000, 2400 and 3000 watt units are really very quiet.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:01 AM   #59
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I have a question for the group are all airstream floor finishes where the flooring meets the trailer sides inside of the trailer just inside the door finished as shown in the attached photo? This look unfinished to me but may be what they all look like. To be honest I have never looked at the other units I have been in but received this photo today from my brother that went to look at the unit for me that we are considering out of state.
Hi, this is what it should look like in that corner, but don't expect to find one like this; I did this myself when doing my remodel.
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What have AS users found to be the best and quietest generators. I remember seeing several Honda 2000watt units at the Az gathering. When we find our AS Bambi I would appreciate knowing what size generator would be recommended and what wattage. I know it's dependent on what is running. Also what is generator etiquette when camping? And when do you know you need to run your generator is there an electrical gage in the trailer.
Hi, the most popular set-up is two Honda 2000's; I wanted the smallest, lightest, single generator that would run my air conditioner so I bought a Yamaha 2400. It's about 70 lbs and has two handles, making it easier to handle for one or two people.
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Hi, the most popular set-up is two Honda 2000's; I wanted the smallest, lightest, single generator that would run my air conditioner so I bought a Yamaha 2400. It's about 70 lbs and has two handles, making it easier to handle for one or two people.
That's what we got and it is heavier but I can handle it myself and when we were in Colorado a couple walked right by the Airstream and said "that is the quietest generator we've ever heard, very nice"! It works like a charm.
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"that is the quietest generator we've ever heard, very nice"!

'cept for the Honda's they can't hear...


You can't go rong with red or blue.

As some other's, we started with a 2000i, thinking we could add a companion if needed, it wasn't, we didn't.


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Hi, the most popular set-up is two Honda 2000's; I wanted the smallest, lightest, single generator that would run my air conditioner so I bought a Yamaha 2400. It's about 70 lbs and has two handles, making it easier to handle for one or two people.
hi, Bob,

am curious to ask about the dolly under the Yamaha - did you create the dolly, or was that "stock", or ??

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:58 PM   #64
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Thank you all for the suggestions more items to add to the shopping list my wife just smiles and say's o joy.

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hi, Bob,

am curious to ask about the dolly under the Yamaha - did you create the dolly, or was that "stock", or ??

thanks!
Hi, I used to have my Yamaha generator sit on a furniture dolly, but it was too big. later, I bought a small furniture dolly, but it was too small by inches. I took the small dolly apart and was going to modify it and ended up buying a new piece of wood and remaking it. I kind-of got the idea from another forum member who made a mount to hold his Honda generator on top of his battery box. I wanted my generator to be on wheels that it wouldn't slip off of, but could easily be removed from. I made cut outs for the Yamaha's feet and put carpet in them mostly for looks.
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We have the two Honda 2000 setup, with one that piggybacks onto the other. They're pricey but worth what you get.
You are living my dream of getting a Bambi. We have little ones, so we went with a larger AS. I'll just live vicariously through you!
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I wanted my generator to be on wheels that it wouldn't slip off of, but could easily be removed from. I made cut outs for the Yamaha's feet and put carpet in them mostly for looks.
thanks for sharing that, Bob.

simple, neat, effective - all the things we've come to expect from you, Bob!

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Ok gang the million dollar question after having surfed this forum and of course other web sites trying to get a feel for cost related to a 2007 Bambi. It is clean, well cared for no noticeable items broken or damaged. It does not have the ss interior but again is clean inside and out floor looks fantastic trailer underside is solid. We have not tried the appliances will do that on our next and final visit where we will discuss price. Tires are new. Any thoughts on range of price he is asking $24,500 in my look around not out of line perhaps a little high but not by much in my opinion but I am no expert. Thoughts and ideas welcome

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Engie,

Have you tried contacting a "inspector" in your area? Scroll down, right side, enter the location info and see if there is someone that would be willing to go with you on your final inspection.

The price seems to be in the ball park....good luck!!!

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If that little girl is half the trailer I got--2006 SE 19' Bambi, that's in the ballbark of mine. Ours in perfect shape--some of the inside equipment was strill in boxes. I am having fun fixing/repairing/troubleshooting nitnoi problems and this forum has been great---almost as good as next door neighbors helping. If I was still in the market, after checking and getting responces, and expert opinions, I would certainly giver a good look before turning her down.
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