Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:08 PM   #1
New Member
 
2012 22' FB Sport
Pocono Pines , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Do Sport or Bambi Airstreams have a generator?

I am in the process of trying to purchase a Used or Sport Airstream Trailer, but can not figure out the Airstream website....do they have a GENERATOR that will run AC and Refrigerator if you are parked in the middle of nowhere? This is my first post and I have NEVER used a forum or posted anything???? Help! And thanks in advance for any info you can give me.
__________________

__________________
room202d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
zlee's Avatar
 
2008 19' Safari SE
Erie , Colorado
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 942
I could be wrong, but I believe the trailers don't, but you can in the MoHos. People generally buy a generator and carry it along with them.
__________________

__________________
"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." - Catherine Aird

Blog: 300 Miles or 3:00
zlee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #3
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by room202d View Post
I am in the process of trying to purchase a Used or Sport Airstream Trailer, but can not figure out the Airstream website....do they have a GENERATOR that will run AC and Refrigerator if you are parked in the middle of nowhere? This is my first post and I have NEVER used a forum or posted anything???? Help! And thanks in advance for any info you can give me.
Welcome to the forums. With the exception of a few 1970's-era large Airstream trailers, none have or even have the option to include a generator as part of the trailer.
Most of the newer ones have a connection at the front for a customer-provided generator, which usually resides in the bed of your pickup truck.
For everything except the air conditioner, you can get a 2000 watt generator, if you want to run the a/c, you will need a minimum of a 2400 watt generator. Also, you don't need to be plugged in to 120 volts to run the fridge, it will work just fine with the onboard LP and battery. Eventually, the battery would have to be charged, but you would not need to have the generator hooked up and running 24/7 for that. A couple hours per day would suffice in most cases.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2012, 11:46 PM   #4
tpi
Rivet Master
 
2005 25' Safari
Trabuco Canyon , California
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 866
Images: 2
As posted, the fridge will run on the trailer's built in propane tanks. But the AC will need to be powered from a portable generator not included with the Airstream trailer.

One category of trailers which tend to have optional built in generators are the toy haulers. These are the ones with a large door/ramp on the rear of the trailer. Unlike Airstream, they're boxy but some do come in smaller sizes.
__________________
tpi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 12:20 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Foiled Again's Avatar
 
2012 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Vintage Kin Owner
Virginia Beach , Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 5,883
I notice you're from Pennsylvania - If you're up in the mountains, you don't often need air conditioning at night. All of the newer ones come with at least one "fantastic fan" - I added a second one in my 25 ft Safari (now called Flying Cloud). The one in my bedroom can be set to blow in or out. At night I crack the windows and set both to blow out - or if it's really hot, have the one in the bedroom blowing directly in on the bed area.

Now in Coastal VA, there are lots of summer nights where the temp stays at 90 F all night. I recently bought a Honda 3000 Handi to run the Air conditioner. It's much more compact than older ones, but it does not have an electric start, it's a pull start.

I carry it in the bed of the truck with a ramp (plywood) to move it into the bed of the truck.

Paula
__________________
Today is a gift, that's why they call it the present.
Foiled Again is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 02:48 AM   #6
New Member
 
2012 22' FB Sport
Pocono Pines , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
As a Newbie, I really appreciate everyone responding to my questions. We are going to visit a Dealer this weekend and perhaps we will be the proud owners by next week...10 fingers and toes crossed! Many thanks!
__________________
room202d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 06:40 AM   #7
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by room202d View Post
As a Newbie, I really appreciate everyone responding to my questions. We are going to visit a Dealer this weekend and perhaps we will be the proud owners by next week...10 fingers and toes crossed! Many thanks!
Good luck! And if you want to start a conversation round here that will entertain you for days, you can ask which is the best generator.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
Skater's Avatar
 
1995 30' Excella
Bowie , Maryland
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,344
Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
Welcome to the forums. With the exception of a few 1970's-era large Airstream trailers, none have or even have the option to include a generator as part of the trailer.
Actually, it was an option in the mid-90s on the Classic/Limited 30' (and possibly other models, I didn't do extensive research). I only know this because we saw one when we were looking last summer. It was under one of the dinette's booth seats, and Airstream's reference documents indicated it was an option that included 40 lb propane tanks instead of the usual 30 lb. I want to say the one we saw was a '96. (Here is a price list that lists the 2.8kw generator as an option, for a 1995 30'. It doesn't mention the larger tanks, but I know I read that somewhere.)

We ended up not buying that trailer - apparently it had been owned by the lead male actor on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman and was therefore worth much, much more than book value to someone.
__________________
1995 Airstream Classic 30' Excella 1000
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab with Cummins 6.7L Diesel

Sold but not forgotten: 1991 Airstream B190
Sold: 2006 F-250 6.0L Powerstroke Supercab
Skater is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 10:42 AM   #9
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Thumbs up Welcome Aboard....

Quote:
Originally Posted by overlander63 View Post
Good luck! And if you want to start a conversation round here that will entertain you for days, you can ask which is the best generator.
Yep...Chineeze lectricity will not werk in a USA AS.
Land of the rizing sun is the only approved supplyer.

WARNING....do not mention what toe vehicle you have until your skin thickens.

Sweet Streams.....

Bob
__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 10:49 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar

 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 9,409
Images: 5
Or hitch, Robert!
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 11:09 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
Scott J-24's Avatar
 
2009 27' FB International
Los Angeles , California
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 731
Now, now, now... don't scare the newbies.
__________________
Scott, Becky & Heidi (our standard poodle and travel companion)
WBCCI #1215
Air #54601

Remember... No matter where you go, there you are...

2009 27FB International Ocean Breeze
2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, 5.7L V8, 4x4
Scott J-24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #12
Rivet Master
 
dkottum's Avatar
 
2012 25' Flying Cloud
Battle Lake , Minnesota
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 7,716
Maybe they'll drive home the Interstate van and you hitch/truck guys won't have anything to talk about.

doug k

oops . . payload!
__________________
dkottum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2012, 04:11 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
mefly2's Avatar
 
2015 25' FB Eddie Bauer
Western , ** Big Sky Country ** Montana
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,283
Wow, my advice - if there is anyway to fit it into your budget - is to go ahead and take the plunge. We worked our way up from a hard-sided pop up to a SOB and then, finally, just bit the dollar bullet and bought the TT of our dreams... each time we were not happy and we only made the dealers more profit. Finally, we just paid what they asked and got what we wanted ... wish we'd have done that years ago.

You will love it! Some of the newer models have Fantastic Fans that will only exhaust vent rather than blow in, but that is what we have windows for. Although we did buy two K-watt generators, one K watt will suffice 95% of the time in our latitude. However, if you are headed south, you may want to consider two K watt units or one K unit - depending upon your AC wattage / amperage requirements. It is nice to have the microwave usable most of the time, too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by room202d View Post
As a Newbie, I really appreciate everyone responding to my questions. We are going to visit a Dealer this weekend and perhaps we will be the proud owners by next week...10 fingers and toes crossed! Many thanks!
We did just as you are now - several years ago - when we asked on this forum about used prices and values. We could have saved over $10k if we had just bought the AS then instead of SOB and taking the depreciation... and we would have enjoyed ourselves more in the AS than in the SOBs.
__________________
mefly2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 08:21 PM   #14
New Member
 
Currently Looking...
San Diego , California
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 3
Excuse me. But just what is an SOB?
__________________

__________________
sandcardet is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2012 Bambi Sport Rich of SCal Airstream Trailer Forums 12 02-28-2012 12:23 AM
NEWBIE: Hope to purchase Used Sport or Bambi room202d Member Introductions 2 01-11-2012 11:50 PM
2012 airstream bambi 16 sport 2919 pounds*huge sale* eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 09-01-2011 07:10 PM
2012 airstream bambi 16 sport 2919 pounds*huge sale* eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 08-25-2011 07:40 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.