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Old 10-17-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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19' Bambi

Hi, our 19" Bambi has just arrived into New Zealand after her long overseas trip😄 we are having problems trying to get the squabs to fit to make up the dinette bed up front can anybody help?
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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Wow! A 19 inch Bambi. I knew the export models were a bit smaller than the US ones, but this is amazing!

I could not resist this! And am sorry that I have no relevant advice to give you. I'm sure someone better informed than me will be along shortly.
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Old 10-17-2014, 03:18 PM   #3
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Squab? Must be a Kiwi term - for cushion? If so, it's always a tight fit, you kind of have to put the back cushions between the seat cushions so that they stick up in an inverted V, then compress them down into place. They may pop up again a time or two until you get them to stay.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:50 PM   #4
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That was a fair dig�� we don't use your feet and inches here in Kiwi land, will be more careful next time............
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:13 PM   #5
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Hi Nugee, welcome to the forum and the Great American Pastime, kidding people we like.

Seeing as a meter is a little over 3 feet, do you call your 19 foot trailer a 6 meter trailer or do you add the decimal?

Hey we have a thing here for pictures. So please post pics of your new Airstream in some exotic places we can only dream about.
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Old 10-17-2014, 05:27 PM   #6
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Air streaming in New Zealand! Now that would be completely cool. Welcome to the forums. I'm going to be no help at all with the squabs... Just thought I'd say welcome.

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Old 10-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #7
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Hi TerryV, great to be part of such an amazing pastime. it is 5.796 meters here in NZ and we call them caravans. I'm ok with being laughed at, we are so different in so many ways. We have just done 3 amazing months in your country in a motorhome, love your country and the great people. Fell in love with the Airstream so bought one home. Sadly she got a little beaten up so trying to get her fixed, not easy with the distance and time difference. There are so few here people are just amazed by them. Looking forward to lots of great trips around our beautiful country. I will be sure to post photos once we get going.
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Welcome Nugee!
We too are Airstream newbies of Airstream Flying Cloud 20' OR 6.278 meter Bambi....no matter the size or floorplan, you are in for an adventure of your life. It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves -in finding themselves.
Adventure is worthwhile in itself,
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:02 PM   #9
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Thank you for the warm welcomes, wonderful to be part of this amazing family.
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That coach is very nice and, I'm sure, will fit the bill. How cool to tour NZ in a Bullet.
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It would be fun to be the only one in New Zealand with an Airstream.

As for the "beating" your Bambi took on the way over, assuming it is on the exterior (i.e., the aluminum skin ,) I would suggest you contact someone in the small aircraft repair business in your area. The construction techniques and materials are fairly similar.

Good luck and happy caravaning!

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Old 10-18-2014, 05:37 PM   #12
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Was Airstream loaded in a shipping container? Curious what kind of damage it has. Can yo post photos? -- Thanks, and good luck with repairs. Maybe insurance will offset damage...
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Very cool to tour NZ in a Bullett......... and she is a beauty
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There are a couple of new ones and someone is importing the older ones into NZ, but few and far between. It will definitely be a talking point. We have sourced the parts from Salt Lake City and have found a company who feels confident in repairing her. Just being patient, they have to be shipped over really disappointing it got damaged. But we have many years of enjoyment ahead.
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