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Old 09-01-2007, 07:34 AM   #15
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Right size trailer, it makes it easy to get up and go. I used one of the temp fabric shelters form Pep Boys to cover our unit. I did attach it to the fence and raised it 2 feet. I only have $150.00 in it. You may want to check out the 2008 Can Opener everyone would like to see your trailer.

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Old 09-01-2007, 07:46 AM   #16
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I DID notice that more than once cars seemed to scoot up and then block the lane I wanted to move into. Orlando drivers couldn't be that rude?
Yes, they are. Many times I have hit the turn signal, and watched the front of the car in that lane rise slightly as the driver "punches it" so they won't be stuck behind a trailer. I have taken to hitting the turn signal, and immediately starting to change lanes, at least in Central Florida.
That's a cute little trailer, are the drain pipes as low as they look in your photo? From the angle, they look mere inches from the ground, though it is probably a trick of photography.
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:35 PM   #17
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Like the NEW Safari Sport

I looked at the Safari Sport at the dealership the other day. It is a great size and a perfectly planned trailer. I haven't been excited over a floorplan in years, but this one GOT my attention.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:23 PM   #18
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I think the salesperson at Bates told me he had sold 3 of the Safari Sport 17's, all to customers that had not seen them yet; myself, a lady in Alaska, and a serviceman in Iraq. The 22 foot model looks pretty nice also, lightweight, narrow, and has the same bathroom that mine has. The airstreamers at Mystic Springs were most impressed with the bathroom, especially the shower. They showed me some of their trailers and the most common complaint was how small the showers were in the larger airstreams. There is one distinct advantage to the little 17 in very hot weather. The air conditioner cools it down in about 30 seconds. I don't recall what btu output mine has, but we were laughing about not having quilts and blankets with 90+ temps outside.
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Old 09-01-2007, 09:48 PM   #19
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Hi jdthor
Congrats on the new trailer - and what a great first trip you had with it!

I noticed your comment on the noisy refrigerator fan. I pasted a link (see below) that should take you to a thread that fixes that problem. I made this modification on my 16' CCD and it works like a charm. I did not do all the extra duct work that dtbw describes - just did the fans and the switch (I located the switch on the inside of the trailer, so I can select hi-speed or lo-speed, or off, without going outside. Even without the ductwork it improves cooling, lowers the noise so it's not even noticeable, and reduces the drain on the battery if you are dry camping. Hard to beat all that! I will tackle the duct work some day when I have the time.

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Old 09-02-2007, 05:00 AM   #20
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Read your post on the fans, ordered mine yesterday. Now if only someone could tell me a safe way to increase ground clearance without voiding the warranty........as I said earlier, my wife and I are active outdoor types so I know we will be hauling that Sport 17 to all sorts of unlikely places. A little more underframe space would be a good thing.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:12 AM   #21
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When my wife was trying out the kitchen I had to sit myself on the front couch and stay put.
Hmm... I see that as a feature, not a shortcoming.

Actually, I konw what you mean. My wife a I travel with our two dogs in our 20' with no problem, but we are only in the trailer for eating and sleeping. Perfect for us but not fulltimers.
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Old 09-02-2007, 11:26 AM   #22
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Read your post on the fans, ordered mine yesterday. Now if only someone could tell me a safe way to increase ground clearance without voiding the warranty........as I said earlier, my wife and I are active outdoor types so I know we will be hauling that Sport 17 to all sorts of unlikely places. A little more underframe space would be a good thing.
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New 16" rims and LT tires will give you about another inch+, or you can replace the axle with a greater degree of drop.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:42 PM   #23
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Does the trailer have 14 or 15 inch tires?
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:05 PM   #24
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Measured ground clearance is 6 inches to the lowest points underneath, the box just forward of the axle (water tanks?) and the spare tire frame in front of that. The tires are ST215 / 75R14's (Goodyear Marathons). Can I go up to 16 inch without modifications?
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:14 PM   #25
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"....My wife a I travel with our two dogs in our 20' with no problem........" I was wondering about traveling with a canine companion. Three months ago we had to put down our siberian husky Cody who we had for 11 good years and she was a great travel dog. I mentioned in an earlier post that my wife and I were pretty active joggers, and our dog Cody was my daily running partner. One thing about huskies, those dogs can RUN. We were wondering about whether or not we could add a pup to our trailer travels. Not ready yet for another canine family member, but a well-behaved midsize dog would probably do ok with this little trailer. I shudder to think what a large, untrained animal could do inside this thing though. Wayne&Sam, is that an competition agility dog on your tag?
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Old 09-02-2007, 02:19 PM   #26
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Yes that's Luke and I compete with him. Our other dog is Molly, a Jack Russell. They are both good inside dogs despite being high energy. They get a lot of exercise hiking, mountain biking, agility, etc.
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:59 PM   #27
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Next project...build a shed-roof behind my workshop for this little fellow.
Speaking of shelters...we built a "Bambi Port" for our 19'...a sort of carport affair that comes off the roof of the house...we used to have a regular car port in this area, which we had taken down...but have recenlty re-invented/re-constructed it for the Bambi... We are so glad it's covered now...out of the sun and potentila hail we have during our stormy/raiiny season...much peace of moind! See our member photos at http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...0&userid=21900

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Old 09-02-2007, 06:04 PM   #28
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We were wondering about whether or not we could add a pup to our trailer travels.
Sure you can! We (2 adults) travel with 2 cocker spaniels in a 19' Bambi and they get along just fine and no one seems to get stepped on...a large dog may be present a different story...

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