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Old 11-28-2016, 04:57 PM   #29
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We stayed our first night in the basecamp. For us, it was a great night. Had to use the ac for a little while last night. Little humid. This may not be for everyone, but we love it.
Ac cools down fast. Didn't need heat yet
Hot water: still working through the kinks. Very hot water, Need to be gentle when mixing cold. If not, very cold shower. Took awhile for initial hot water.
Microwave: awesome
Vents: work really well
Bed: very easy to setup. I would suggest buying a thermarest pad for under cushions. We used these in our RoofTop Tent. Made for a more comfy sleep
Fridge: works. Nothing special
Towing: very easy. Easy to back into site. As you see in pics, able to fit 2 vehicles

Wife has to work Monday. I will be out 2 more days

More to follow
Wonderful! Thanks for posting your real world input! I see you also mentioned the A/C is noisy,,,I was hoping that this was only an issue with the floor model I saw. I wonder if the A/C unit on the Bambi is noisy too,,,,hmm

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Old 11-28-2016, 05:02 PM   #30
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I look forward to hearing about your adventures!! Congratulations!!!

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Old 11-28-2016, 05:42 PM   #31
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AC Noisy

With a free iPhone decibel app. The ac read 69/72 decibels on low. When the compressor kicks in, it jumps to 72-75.

Im not sure about the Bambi but I anticipate it's the same

The temps inside are 62-64 deg with the outside around 80. Wanted to test it. Not a good test result vs real world south Texas summer. Promising though

Few extra pics. A passenger on the tire
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:46 PM   #32
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Old 11-28-2016, 05:49 PM   #33
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What a great Airstream! Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-28-2016, 07:18 PM   #34
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Love the pics. Did you sleep with the cushions alone or use the thermarest pads? We have some similar that we used for tent camping but hadn't thought about using them. We have mattress topper from previous TT but it seems kind of clunky. I love that you used the space under the back cushions for storage. We will be joining your club very soon😊
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:45 AM   #35
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What about regular stuff storage...where are your clothes hanging out ?
Your BC looks awesome
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Old 11-29-2016, 06:17 AM   #36
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Do the windows open up for ventilation?

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Old 11-29-2016, 07:09 AM   #37
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[QUOTE=TouringDan;1881250]Do the windows open up for ventilation?


Both side windows pivot out for ventilation. There is also one Fantastic fan in the roof if you get the A/C unit and, if you pass on A/C, that area gets a second Fan.
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Old 11-29-2016, 08:50 PM   #38
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Love that you brought a big screen for the basecamp. I was thinking of just using a simple mount on one of the storage bins above the bed to mount the ipad with LTE service and have it connected via the bluetooth speaker for sound. That way even while boondocking, you could have tv entertainment.

Do your support jacks squeak a lot when you move about the trailer? The videos on youtube squeak and so did the local demo unit here in Denver. Wondering if yours does too.
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:41 PM   #39
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Squeak Noise

Yes we did notice a little squeak from the jack stands.

Next trip is scheduled for New Years. We are going to Pedernales Falls State Park.
Any others going to be there at the same time?
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Old 12-06-2016, 05:03 PM   #40
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Looks good!! Thanks for the update. When we were at Colonial Airstream I noticed the jack stands were squeaking like crazy. Ours arrives next year. Can't wait!!!
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:20 AM   #41
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Congrats with your new BaseCamp.Im planning on getting one soon as well.Looking forward to your reports.Good luck and enjoy.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:10 PM   #42
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Do you think the Basecamp Has enough headroom for someone who is 6'3? I believe the dimensions indicate a 6'4 clearance, and as I haven't actually been inside (next week, that changes) was very curious to your opinions. Thank you.

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