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Old 11-12-2010, 11:47 AM   #1
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Hi All, We picked up our new 2011 19' Bambi last week in Saskatchewan Canada and brought it home to Edmonton. The worst part now is waiting for spring to use it; winter is fast on it's way in these parts. This will be quite a change from tent camping I'm sure.
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:03 PM   #2
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Is there an Airstream dealer in Saskatchewan now?

Winter can be a long ordeal when you have a beauty like you have sitting, waiting, waiting, waiting.

You could decorate it up for Christmas and if you keep an electric heater in it, go out and enjoy it from time to time. I often go sit in mine and drink a tea and read maps and about places I hope to get to in the future.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:05 PM   #3
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Jimro, you just won't believe the change up from tenting! Your trailer size will make camping more possible and safer (hard sides) in small or in bear-territory state and national forest campsites. Besides, you will stay dry and comfy when the weather turns cold or wet. Congratulations and enjoy! ~G
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jimro,

Welcome and congratulations on the new baby. Here's hoping Winter passes quickly for you.

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Congradulations on your new baby! We love our Bambi, it's the perfect size! I got mine last February and ran the roof top ac and stocked it with all the necessities, added decor, changed out all the electronics (06) and generally just played with it and got familiar with her. Tons of fun. The woosh noise the heater makes (I spent a lot of time in there) still make me smile. Kind of like comfort food!
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:08 PM   #6
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Welcome and great fun with your new baby.
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Congradulations on your new baby! We love our Bambi, it's the perfect size! I got mine last February and ran the roof top ac and stocked it with all the necessities, added decor, changed out all the electronics (06) and generally just played with it and got familiar with her. Tons of fun. The woosh noise the heater makes (I spent a lot of time in there) still make me smile. Kind of like comfort food!
That gas-heat woosh IS a comforting sound... I grew up on a farm, so it was even propane-fired like the AS (just with a bigger tank filled by the local "automatic gas" company.) The sound meant Mom was up and had turned up the thermostat and was probably making breakfast.

The house we had before this one had a heat pump... sufficient for south TX, but not satisfying in the just-barely-warm air coming from the vents and lacking the "woosh." We have a gas furnace here in north TX, and the programmable thermostat lets me hear that "woosh" while I'm still in bed like when I was growing up... but it never makes breakfast.

@jimro: Sorry for temporarily hijacking the thread, maybe it was a subconscious reaction to my jealousy over your new acquisition... no big moves until at least March when we find out where we'll spend at least the following 3 years.
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Congratulations Jimro! And welcome from Saskatoon! Waiting can be painful, but just imagine how much faster winter will go for you . . . OK, I lied about winter going quickly. It seems to go more slowly since we got our Airstream.

We also bought our Airstream at TRX-RV. It's nice having a dealer in the city. We often go there on Saturdays to "play camp" during the winter and probably drive Randy crazy.

We will be having an Airstream meet on the May long weekend in Rosthern, SK. Please show up. You don't have to be a member (of WBCCI) to attend this meet (nor any local meet, really). You'll learn a lot about the trailer and you won't make some of the foolish mistakes we did when we were getting acquainted with our trailer. Please send us a Private Message for any extra details, or if you have any questions.

Congrats again, and we hope to see you down the road!
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Winter weather is moving into Arizona, too -- I think it's only going to be 72 tomorrow! Actually, we don't have to prepare our Bambi for cold weather; we "winterize" it by going camping! Right now we are trying to decide where to go Thanksgiving weekend, the cold country up near Prescott where it's still in the 50's and 60's during the day, or the local desert lake (Lake Pleasant), just outside of town. Come on down, winter is great for camping in the desert southwest.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:33 AM   #11
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Congrats on the new trailer. Being from I Arkansas, I cant really imagine not getting a weekend trip in every now and then. I think I would have to slip a short trip in, just to get started on the break in!

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Congradulations on your new baby! We love our Bambi, it's the perfect size! I got mine last February and ran the roof top ac and stocked it with all the necessities, added decor, changed out all the electronics (06) and generally just played with it and got familiar with her. Tons of fun. The woosh noise the heater makes (I spent a lot of time in there) still make me smile. Kind of like comfort food!

We've spent hours upon hours in it just parked on the driveway. Even the mailman knocked on our door to ask for a tour ( not too many airstreams in these parts). We already have more trips planned than I have time off; might have to get rid of the job thing.
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