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Old 02-15-2011, 09:37 PM   #57
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But i think a earlier post said something about renting one? I don't know how much camping you guys do but i might work in your favor to rent something a few times and save the bulk of your money towards your new or new to you A/S purchase?

Just a thought
We've looked into rentals before. Wow, is it ever expensive. Much cheaper to stay in hotels, or, if you like the campgrounds, find places with rental cabine or hutters.

Our backup is a PUP. Does anyone know-- we are not going to have the 62 TW ready by this spring, but would like to attend the rally in Branson --- is it OK to go to rally with the backup?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:49 PM   #58
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Not sure what they run but how about a Star Stream?
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Old 02-15-2011, 10:06 PM   #59
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If I had to do it over again...

... I might just have got a Safari Alto instead of my AS Bambi.

Very light, all aluminum honeycomb sandwich construction. Can be towed by a regular car, minivan.

So far, only available in Canada.

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Old 02-15-2011, 11:49 PM   #60
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4WD "backup"

We installed a Flip-Pac camper/shell on our tow vehicle, a 4WD F-150 (see photos). The roof extends out over the cab, forming a sleeping platform. This setup allows us to overnight at sites only accessible to 4WD, with the Bambi acting as our base camp. Although the Flip-Pac is less roomy than the Bambi, you can still stand up in the truck bed when the tent-top is deployed. It's the best "backup" we could ask for, and it's along on every trip we take with the AS.

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:48 AM   #61
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We've looked into rentals before. Wow, is it ever expensive. Much cheaper to stay in hotels, or, if you like the campgrounds, find places with rental cabine or hutters.

Our backup is a PUP. Does anyone know-- we are not going to have the 62 TW ready by this spring, but would like to attend the rally in Branson --- is it OK to go to rally with the backup?
tlsmit,

As the founder of the biannual Branson rally and a fellow St. Louis taxpayer, you are more than welcome to attend in the PUP (Just bring some foil to tape to it, and some pics of the stream).

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Old 02-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #62
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You don't mention size requirements. We sold a 2008 17' Casita when we ordered our Airstream. I really liked the 'fiberglass egg' for many reasons, but we decided to upgrade for more space etc... We travelled over 10,000 miles with it last year, and sold it for asking price within three days of posting on the Casita forum.
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I don't know what I would do sometimes without Ms. Sugarfoot. She went yesterday and inspected the 4 trailers for sale. Feel free to look at this web page she build for them Scottsboro Campers. After seeing better pics from her camera, I am a little disheartened. The owners are also not open to negotiation which is another problem.

Looks as if I just need to keep looking for an Airstream.

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Old 02-17-2011, 06:26 PM   #64
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Those are some interesting trailers. Did the old guy in the pics do the work?
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:32 PM   #65
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Apparently yes other than the FAN.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:05 PM   #66
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Hint; it's not a TT...but a TC!
Why end up with 2 TT's?

Get something different...the TC is a whole new experience, way more flexible than a TT...of any stripe...

Of course...you will need a proper mule for a TC.
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #67
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Gotta set your goals a little lower, and you won't be so dissapointed. That's what my wife tells me...................Wait a minute...........
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #68
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I guess that's why the fan looks the best then. I really liked the light switch in the 2x4! That is classic!
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We have a 72 metzendorf I absolutely love ! I' ll see if I can find a picture !
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