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Old 05-08-2017, 04:52 PM   #1
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Newbie, first time owner of a mint condition 2001 Bambi 16' trailer. Looking forward to learning the art of Boondocking, any and all tips, feeback on the Bambi, and just learning about Airstreams in general.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:26 PM   #2
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Welcome! The folks here are very knowledgable and I`m sure you`ll pick up some great info on boondocking!

Hope you enjoy your travels with Bambi.
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Hi from Colorado and welcome to the Airstream community. Gee, a 16 foot Bambi, you are going to get lots of attention when you camp close to others, especially other Airstream owners. Everyone loves the little Airstreams. They're so cute as my wife says.

You will find an incredible wealth of information about your trailer here on Airstream Forums. These forums have been so helpful to me over the 12 years we have been in the Airstream hobby. Traveling in an Airstream is different and special. Every question from why there is no hot water to where to boondock near Buck Snort, Colorado, is fair game here. There are all kinds of experienced Airstreamers willing to help out.

Get ready for your first "boondock" adventure. You will have to read about Wally Byam's African caravans back in the early sixties. He boondocks for 9 months while traveling across the continent. That's what Airstreams are made for. By the way, boondocking means roughing it; no electricity, conserve your water, no phone, no internet, yes bugs, yes rain and mud, etc. Your Airstream will do a yeoman's job of keeping you comfortable.

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Old 05-17-2017, 01:14 PM   #4
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Hi from Colorado and welcome to the Airstream community. Gee, a 16 foot Bambi, you are going to get lots of attention when you camp close to others, especially other Airstream owners. Everyone loves the little Airstreams. They're so cute as my wife says.



You will find an incredible wealth of information about your trailer here on Airstream Forums. These forums have been so helpful to me over the 12 years we have been in the Airstream hobby. Traveling in an Airstream is different and special. Every question from why there is no hot water to where to boondock near Buck Snort, Colorado, is fair game here. There are all kinds of experienced Airstreamers willing to help out.



Get ready for your first "boondock" adventure. You will have to read about Wally Byam's African caravans back in the early sixties. He boondocks for 9 months while traveling across the continent. That's what Airstreams are made for. By the way, boondocking means roughing it; no electricity, conserve your water, no phone, no internet, yes bugs, yes rain and mud, etc. Your Airstream will do a yeoman's job of keeping you comfortable.



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Thank you for the feedback. We are headed out for our first trip the weekend. Mammoth Cave NP.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:56 PM   #5
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Please let us know how your maiden voyage goes at Mammoth Cave National Park. I expect you will enjoy it very much.

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Saintp -- welcome to the neighborhood. I too have a 2001 16 footer and have yet to see another one in person.
Treasure and enjoy it, that's what it's made for !
Also, you're new and may not know but it's a rule that you post pictures of your baby....
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:46 AM   #7
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Saintp -- welcome to the neighborhood. I too have a 2001 16 footer and have yet to see another one in person.
Treasure and enjoy it, that's what it's made for !
Also, you're new and may not know but it's a rule that you post pictures of your baby....



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Welcome to the world of Airstreams. Like others have said there are many fine folks that are willing to share their experiences and to help in anyway possible. I know I've learned so much from others.

Wishing you many safe and happy journeys. Let us know how your maiden voyage went.
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Welcome! Your Bambi looks great. Post more pics! I rejoined the world of Airstreaming today too. I full 2007-2009, knowing absolutely nothing when I started. I learned as I went, though still feel pretty clueless most of the time. These forums are invaluable.

My new trailer is a 1962 Safari. I'm in happy shock.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:41 PM   #10
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First Trip

Mammoth Cave National Park chosen for the first trip. Roughly a 700 mile loop from our home in Central Ohio. First boondock in Shepherdsville, Ky. Learned a few things: 1- Don't park on the semi-truck delivery side. 2- Don't park near the railroad tracks (didn't see them when we pulled in). 3 - Our Honda generator runs the A/C !!!! 4 - Walmart has everything!

Great RV Park near the NP was "Singing Hills", first use of Good Sam discount. Nice people, clean place. #35 was a great spot we lucked into.

Mammoth Cave was great. We got in early and luckily so as the lot and the tours soon filled up. Very busy place. Had a ball.
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Well there you go. A great maiden voyage for sure. There are so many things to learn when traveling with your Airstream. Eventually you will know what you need and like, and what to avoid. Traveling always presents one adventure or another from time to time. Keeps us young.

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I have a Honda inverter generator as well and I was wondering how to use it safely while sleeping and not have it disappear.
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I have a Honda inverter generator as well and I was wondering how to use it safely while sleeping and not have it disappear.


I don't think it's a guarantee but I purchased metal handle cover for mine and cable locked it to my truck axle.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Honda-
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Welcome, fellow Small Airstream Person!

Never forget that "small is beautiful."

1. Cheaper to tow

2. More campsites available to smaller units.

3. Smaller ecological footprint

4. Mighty cute.
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