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Old 01-25-2012, 05:56 PM   #15
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Yep. Our T@B TQ had a king-sized bed - basically the whole thing was a rolling bed. We now wind up sleeping separate, one on the gaucho, one on the dinette.

You raise a great idea. A 20' Bambi with the 16' floor plan and dual panoramic windows, but instead with a seating area that made a queen (or king) across the back and a slightly longer galley, would have us getting out our checkbook.


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Old 01-25-2012, 08:46 PM   #16
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I got so excited when I saw your T@B next to your AS!!! I have a 2010 T@DA and a 28 ft AS. I love them both. I take the T@DA when it's just me and the AS when my husband and I go together. I know I'm going to have to give up the T@DA someday soon---maintaining 2 travel trailers is expensive but boy---do I love them both. What a great problem to have. Never thought I would be so lucky. Enjoy your new AS. Lots of adventure is headed your way. Congrats and best wishes.


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Old 01-25-2012, 08:52 PM   #17
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Jeff your thoughts were ours exactly when we were looking...why can't they just stretch the 16ft floor plan out to a 19 or 20! Like Tom, we'd also have our checkbooks out tomorrow!!
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:45 PM   #18
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Welcome from more ex T@B owners

Jeff and Silvia,
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new rig, you're gonna have a great time in your rig.
Our first camper after tenting for years was a Silver aluminum T@B 16. Had a great time, still after many trips, Yellowstone too, the no shower issue became the driver for another rig.
Our first Airstream was a 19 Bambi and we now have our 25FB...
Who knows, if Thor had brought over the T@B XL from Europe maybe things would have been different. Still, I think AS has nailed it with their full product line including thier Euro like Sports, the 17 and 22, nice.
Again, welcome, we'll see ya'll out there!
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:07 AM   #19
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I just had to laugh. When we first got our Bambi home I didn't even try out the refrigerator since it was working when we tested it out at the previous owners. Well, before our first trip I filled both propane tanks and just like I had done with our T@B, turned on the refrigerator a day before we left so it would cool and ready to go. I had it on auto and had assumed it was running on the shore power it was plugged into.

It was cold the first trip but the fan kept us up at night so we shut it off and restarted it in the morning.

I replaced the noisy little fan with a quieter one (can't even hear it at all). Our next trip went fine AND we could sleep at night as well as have cold beer (important).

Got home and the check light came on. Well, that's odd. I tried for a few days to get the fridge to turn on but it just wouldn't. I figured I'd try to run it on propane but the check light kept coming on. As a last resort I took off the propane cover and what the... both tanks were empty!

So it had been running on propane the WHOLE time. Now I went the AirForum and searched around and one of the first things that was suggested to check on was whether a GFCI outlet might have been tripped. Ifelt around behind the fridge and found the outlet (not GFCI) but nothing was plugged into it. The plug must go somewhere else, right?

Nope, after a bit of fumbling around I found the culprit. The power cord for the fridge wasn't plugged in! Plugged it in and everything is fine. Works great. Can't figure out how it could have ever been disconnected. I have to assume that the previous owner had it disconnected for at least part, if not all, of the time he had it.

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Old 01-26-2012, 05:22 AM   #20
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:02 AM   #21
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We also started out with a T@B, we loved the look and everyone in the campground wanted to see it. But like others, the size does get to you, I couldn't stand up in it, and we really started missing the bathroom. 4am in the cold and rain wasn't fun. But the T@B did get us camping, and we both enjoyed it, so we wanted to upgrade, we also looked at the TADA, in fact we drove up to the factory and looked at the prototype and where almost ready to buy. But the wife had a thought what about a used Airstream for the same money? After that is was a no brainier. We loved the T@B and I too think the T@B-XL would have been a good seller.

The Little Guys Trailers, bought the rights for the T@B and are once again making them, after Thor closed them down. So you will see new T@Bs on the road soon.


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