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Old 10-13-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Vancouver Island newbies

We've been talking about getting an Airstream for SO long and we finally did it! We are the proud new owners of a 16' Bambi Sport. We bought it at Can-Am RV in London Ontario and towed it home on the I90 with a Golf TDI. We met some awesome 'streamers along the way and are looking forward to meeting more.

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:20 PM   #2
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Welcome, and congrats on the new purchase.
Hope it doesn't leak out there in the west coast winter rains.
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We've been talking about getting an Airstream for SO long and we finally did it! We are the proud new owners of a 16' Bambi Sport. We bought it at Can-Am RV in London Ontario and towed it home on the I90 with a Golf TDI. We met some awesome 'streamers along the way and are looking forward to meeting more.

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Old 10-13-2011, 09:29 PM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

Congratulations on the new baby. Airstreaming is great. You're going to love it.

Safe travels.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:17 PM   #4
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Welcome from your neighbor to the south. We are new 'streamers too. Congratulations on your purchase. I am sure you will enjoy the trailer for a long time.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:16 PM   #5
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Welcome,
My wife and I love Tofino!

We try to make it up every November and stay at "The Wick", and have our arrival night dinner at the Shelter.

Always thought it would be fun to drive up and camp at Pacific Rim sometime.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:27 AM   #6
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From the mainland....welcome!

Your dealer is a long ways away; just curious as to why you didn't buy it from the dealer in Langley.

Aside from that, you'll have a blast 'streaming the Island.

Hope your Bambi is water-tight; those westcoast rains will soon prove otherwise.
Make sure you inspect all the seams for any leakage, and get them rectified asap.

Brought my trailer home during the wettest Spring on record and discovered it had a small leak in the bathroom wall seam, but the dealer has since fixed it.

Don't let that discourage you. I just returned from my shakedown cruise and everything...I mean absolutely everything worked perfectly. Ran into a mountain monsoon and no more leaks. I am very happy with my trailer now.
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:50 AM   #7
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BTW....your trailer will meld well with the surf culture there -
but I think you already know that.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:05 AM   #8
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Hello everyone! Thanks for the welcome We initially just went it to 'look' while passing through on vacation and ended up buying. Part of the reason it made sense for us is because we wanted to tow with a smaller vehicle. They specialize in custom hitches. We are towing with a Golf TDI and had no issues even in the mountains. We even passed people!! The savings on fuel has been incredible.

Thanks for the all heads up on the water situation. We found a small leak while staying in it at the dealers and they took care of it. Since then it has survived a couple monsoons so hopefully with proper maintenance we should be okay. Definitely something to stay on top of living in a rainforest!

Hey Steamy1...look us up when you're in Tofino! Can't miss us
Fly at Night...I'm a surf instructor, I think it was destined to be!
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:19 AM   #9
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Here are a few more shots from our first trip:



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Old 10-14-2011, 01:30 PM   #10
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A surfboard on the roof rack.....perfect!

Mojave, visiting the Tofino/Uculet area with the AS is on my bucket list. Can you recommend any RV parks/campsites?
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Old 10-14-2011, 03:52 PM   #11
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Hey Fly at Night, I've hung out at Green Point in Pacific Rim National Park (seasonal) and that was pretty sweet, and have tented at MacKenzie Beach Resort (open all year). This was pre-RV so I didn't take into consideration things I would now when looking for RV friendly spots. Both I'm sure would be fine but book REALLY far in advance if you are visiting during the summer months. People book sometimes a year ahead. There are some spots at MacKenzie that are RIGHT at the water too so try for those first would be my suggestion. Let us know when you plan to be here so we can say hello!
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Mojave,

I think we ran into you just a few days ago on I-90 near Superior, MT at a rest stop. We were pulling our 25 FB with a gray Tundra and my wife mentioned that we were on our way back from the Albuquerque Balloon Festival.

Was that you? All I remember is a new Bambi, a VW TV and an Ontario plate somewhere.
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Old 10-14-2011, 08:03 PM   #13
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aftermath!!! That is so awesome, yes that was us! Your wife was the one that mentioned this forum to us so thanks Hope to see you guys at a rally soon-please stay in touch!

Lisa & Paul
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Welcome. You're bambi may have company come spring time, as I plan to move my Tradewind over to the cottage in Ukee.
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