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Old 09-06-2006, 07:23 PM   #43
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Ok, this newbie (to the forum) will bite? Is my '86 even considered a "vintage"? Noticed that some places say older than 25 years.
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Hi Waynon. In Airstream terms, 25 yrs or older = vintage, so your coach will become "vintage" in 2011.
Given the longevity of Airstreams, maybe we need to come up with a term for units that are 50+ or 75+. Silver and gold?
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:58 AM   #44
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I am considering looking for a Bambi II. Where can I get a set of drawings and specifications, so that I understand what I am getting. I see a lot of photos, but it is hard to understand the actual dimensions of what is actually inside.
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:32 AM   #45
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I am considering looking for a Bambi II. Where can I get a set of drawings and specifications, so that I understand what I am getting. I see a lot of photos, but it is hard to understand the actual dimensions of what is actually inside.
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:46 PM   #46
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I am considering looking for a Bambi II. Where can I get a set of drawings and specifications, so that I understand what I am getting.
You may also want to print this out to read about the features of all the 1964 models.

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Old 09-13-2006, 01:57 PM   #47
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Where can I get a set of drawings and specifications, so that I understand what I am getting. I see a lot of photos, but it is hard to understand the actual dimensions of what is actually inside.
Hi DSIGRIST,

Here are the specifcations as listed in the Bambi II owners manual;

Overall Length________ 17' 3"
Overall Width_________ 84"
Overall Height ________ 99"
Weight ______________ 1950 lbs.
Hitch Weight _________ 250 lbs.
Brakes_______________ 1 set, Kelsey-Hayes, Electric
Wheels ______________ 2, 14"
Tires ________________ 2, 7:50x14 4 Ply White Sidewalls
Brake Control _________ 1, 12-Volt, Kelsey-Hayes
Hitch Ball_____________ 1, 2" Marvel

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It's SMALL, but that's why I like it,I hope this helps you.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:20 AM   #48
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Sneakingup: Great website, but it scares the heck out of me, as I've just reactivated my Dad's '63 Bambi, which has been sitting outside unused for 27 years. He used it regularly before he died, and it was fine, so the thought of structural damage hadn't crossed my mind, until I read this thread.

Plans now are for a young lady's Dad to pull it about 200 miles from Decatur, GA to Asheville, NC; leave it parked there for 5 months, then pull it back.

Would it be adequate to have them pull it around locally in low traffic periods and look for any shifting; or must i pull the panel and inspect?

(Anyone's opinion would be appreciated, as I only have this week to decide what to do.)
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:53 AM   #49
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I would have it looked at for overall soundness of structure, appliances and brakes and definately change the tires if they are more than 4-5 years old and pack the wheel bearings - for starters.

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Old 04-30-2007, 10:55 AM   #50
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Stephanie, I agree with you. A new Vintage Airstream owner may have many questions. And it does help to ask one question and get an answer.

This gets many opinions on one question. Then proceed to the next problem/question. Trying to solve all problems at one timecan be difficult.

Going through too many threads to get your answer NOT GOOD.

Once you know the "ropes" you can solve the problems easier.

New on board...NEED immediate answers. You make forum friends and share experiences. Like having a security blanket.
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Old 06-30-2007, 12:40 PM   #51
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Have you seen this?

Great link Shari. Now how about 1980 up too? I realize that it's not considered vintage, but I own both and am less familar with the newer one.

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Old 08-23-2007, 10:16 PM   #52
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well said

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Old 08-23-2007, 11:06 PM   #53
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Great link Shari. Now how about 1980 up too? I realize that it's not considered vintage, but I own both and am less familar with the newer one.

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Actually, 1980 IS considered vintage by VAC terms! Anything 25 years or older...so this year we are up to 1982!

Sorry, I just don't have the knowledge or interest to research or maintain trailer information much beyond the 60's. I'll let someone else take up that mantle ~

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Old 08-30-2007, 07:58 AM   #54
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Back to "what can we agree on"

FWIW, I've been living on the Forum for several weeks now, gleaning every scrap of information on AS , especially for my '67 Safari, that I can find. I've rebuilt lots(!) of vintage stuff in my 54 yrs and this has been the best source of info I have ever found. The one problem I have had is following a thread or doing a search and finding that the info doesn't pertain to my trailer or was only mentioned in passing. Yes, there have been numerous questions on the same subject over the years, and I have been guilty of asking those myself. Instead of adding to a thread that's a year or more old, I've sent more than a few PM's to members who seem to have some knowledge of what I'm asking. Lot's of replys and assistance. I hope that's OK by forum standards. I'm really trying to follow the rules. It does seem like a new catagory could be started, but how many of us can handle even more information? Maybe these comments will help some new member.
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Actually, 1980 IS considered vintage by VAC terms! Anything 25 years or older...so this year we are up to 1982!

Sorry, I just don't have the knowledge or interest to research or maintain trailer information much beyond the 60's. I'll let someone else take up that mantle ~

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Thanks Shari,

That means next year my Excella will be vintage. Much as I like the 67, I really like the 83. More light inside, bigger fridge, bedroom, and gray tank. I wish I knew enough to help with the mantle, but Iím just learning about it myself.

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Hi Streamer folks,

As the newest member of this forum, at least a few minutes ago I was, and also having done less than anyone else on this blog on my AS, and therefor in need of the most complete check list and DIY fix it directions, I'd like to point out that what I'd like to see is all the great lists and updates to lists in a 'Wikkipedia' like document that is updated and resides in one place. So I just went there;

Airstream - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

and found not only this forum listed, but almost all the other great web sites I've kust spent several weeks of free evenings finding on my own through Google, etc.

Should such a general, cooperative document be set up in this or another forum?

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