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Old 05-12-2013, 12:07 AM   #1
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Talking We bought a Bambi - SO EXCITED !!!

My wife and I have been considering a purchase of a travel trailer for some time now. After lots of research, we drove to CA (our nearest AS dealer) and pulled the trigger on a 2013 Bambi sport!! I was blown away by the quality and attention to detail!!! Speechless, really. We are first timers on all of this and are nervous and excited !!!! We take delivery of our new Bambi in a few days.

Question we have for more experienced pros:

Does anyone have a list of "must haves" that makes life easier (trying to shorten my learning curve and save money from buying wasted, unnecessary products!)

YouTube helps a lot ! Been watching a lot of videos !!

Thanks and I am proud to be a new member !!
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:50 AM   #2
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Hopefully the dealer threw in a few extras like hoses and a sewer hose, but this is what I carry.
Two 25' water lines, sewer hose (Rhinoflex), Camco collapsable sewer hose support, water filter, 90 hose fitting, 15' black water flush hose and one way fitting, 30 amp extension cord with 30amp female to 15 male amp adapter and 30 amp male to 15 amp female adapter, funnel with long extension for filling water tank ( need a better solution ), high pressure water heater flusher, Lynx leveling blocks, wheel chocks, torpedo leveler for test trailer level, patio carpet, some nice reclining chairs (check Costco), folding aluminum table, small folding plastic end table, small propane BBQ (O'Grill), BBQ tools, 5 lb propane tank for BBQ and other small propane device, small Coleman propane stove, small tool set, cordless impact driver for stabilizer jacks. Some patio lights. 50qt ice chest for beverages and water. Fridge is for food.

A notepad so when you find a problem that needs fixing you can write it down or something else you need to buy.

That should get you started.

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Old 05-12-2013, 12:55 AM   #3
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Thank you so much !!! Exactly what I was looking to hear !!
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:42 AM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome!
A few other items for consideration;
A small tool bag with tools you find handy around your home; torque wrench for checking lug nuts every 500 miles or so (if you have alum wheels); hitchin' sticks unless you have a backup camera on your t.V.; small 110v or 12 v air compressor; generator; synthetic ground cover and an outside door mat.
Have fun on delivery day and then get out there and go camping for the real fun!
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:14 AM   #5
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AAd on tire covers for when you are not on the road and as I just purchased...a bottle jack. I own a 19'bambi, we both have single axels, so would need a bottle jack. I also found the correct place to use the jack( apparently not the recommended jack placement in the instruction manuel) i took a black marker and noted that on the bottle jack carrying case.

You might want chemicals too, I use blue, and a grey tank deorderizer, along wirh a toilet paper digester. I think you tanks might be combined, sgo check with your dealer.

Enjoy, have fun and welcome. We just got back and it is still a learning curve for us. Pretty funny actually watching us figure out the rain sensor fan.
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Old 05-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #6
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Congrats Arob!!!


Can't add much to what's already been said except obviously an appropriate tow vehicle and hitch setup, and a zen-like sense of humor for all the stuff you're only going to learn by mistake :-)

Enjoy!
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:09 AM   #7
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yes, enjoy and welcome
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #8
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To help carry all the essential supplies....

...another A/S a few feet longer....
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:49 AM   #9
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Welcome, all above good advise, don't forget your tire gauge, best quality available. Gloves are essential, kneepads are nice for the gravel and grassburrs, don't forget grease for your hitch. You'll eventually get your list personalized.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:54 AM   #10
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I find that a TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) adds some peace of mind to help warn that trouble might be brewing back there before leading to a major problem.'

I think I would consider it even more desirable with a single axle setup.

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #11
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My wife and I have been considering a purchase of a travel trailer for some time now. After lots of research, we drove to CA (our nearest AS dealer) and pulled the trigger on a 2013 Bambi sport!! I was blown away by the quality and attention to detail!!! Speechless, really. We are first timers on all of this and are nervous and excited !!!! We take delivery of our new Bambi in a few days.

Question we have for more experienced pros:

Does anyone have a list of "must haves" that makes life easier (trying to shorten my learning curve and save money from buying wasted, unnecessary products!)

YouTube helps a lot ! Been watching a lot of videos !!

Thanks and I am proud to be a new member !!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:31 AM   #12
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Arob good luck and congratulations with your new Bambi Sport we are looking at the same one. What are you using as a tow vehicle.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:45 AM   #13
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We have a Bambi 19' hauled by a mid-sized SUV and we use it mostly for "Road Trips" - most of our camping would be less than 3 nights in one spot - usually use Provincial, State or National Parks - electricity is often our only "hook-up" - often there are no hook-ups).

Our "Road Trip" mode carries only the basics:

Trailer necessities: 4 25' extension cords, 2 25' drinking water hoses, 20 foot sewer line w' connections, 2 pair wheel chocks, 2 2X8 (2 ft and 3 ft) 1 1X6 (2ft) stored in bumper, transmission funnel (for filling water tank), disposable rubber gloves, black/grey water treatment.

Just in Case stuff: bottle jack, 4-way wheel wrench, fuses and bulbs (your manual should have a list), well stocked tool box, 4 ft section of iron water pipe (goes with your 4-way wheel wrench and makes changing a tire a ton easier - stored in bumper), well stocked 1st aid kit.

Outdoor stuff: 2 burner propane stove (smallish) + portable propane tank, compact BBQ (briquets + starter), dish pan, 2 folding chairs, folding table (very small), axe, small rubber mat for in front of the door, folding step stool, bug dope.

Indoor stuff: not my department ......

Boondocking stuff: 1000W generator + fuel, dining shelter (depending on time of year - bugs, temperature, forecast etc).

This is the list that we have developed over 10 years of road trips - I'm gonna suggest that you don't get too excited about buying everything right away - just cherry pick the stuff you absolutely know you will need (not want) to start - then grow your own list over time based on how you find yourself using the trailer.

Enjoy your trailer (it'll be hard not to ....)



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Old 05-12-2013, 12:30 PM   #14
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Congratulations and welcome!
A few other items for consideration;
A small tool bag with tools you find handy around your home; torque wrench for checking lug nuts every 500 miles or so (if you have alum wheels); hitchin' sticks unless you have a backup camera on your t.V.; small 110v or 12 v air compressor; generator; synthetic ground cover and an outside door mat.
Have fun on delivery day and then get out there and go camping for the real fun!
Thank you so much ! After reading all of the suggestions, I realized my wife will have to stay home - NO SPACE Available left!!

Kidding of course !!

Thanks for all the suggestions
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