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Old 04-04-2005, 08:46 PM   #1
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Switching out cabinets

I am torn between choosing the 16 ft CCD or Bambi... I really like the aluminum walls on the CCD but I don't like the plastic cabinets or the dark 'wood' finish. I contacted Airstream to see if they could/would customize one so I basically had a CCD with Bambi cabinets and walls and they said no. My question is this: how difficult would that be to do? It seems like the shells are identical. Am I crazy to even contemplate this?
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:25 PM   #2
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I am torn between choosing the 16 ft CCD or Bambi... I really like the aluminum walls on the CCD but I don't like the plastic cabinets or the dark 'wood' finish. I contacted Airstream to see if they could/would customize one so I basically had a CCD with Bambi cabinets and walls and they said no. My question is this: how difficult would that be to do? It seems like the shells are identical. Am I crazy to even contemplate this?
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I guess that you can have it any way you like as long as its black.
The CCD cabinets are not my cup of tea either.
Airstream wouldn't do that custom request, but who knows why not.
I would think that you should try that request again, but this time find the biggest Airstream dealer around your area and ask them to make the request. You might just get some where that way.

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I've tried two dealers...the very nice group in Clombus, OH did actually call Airstream who cited RV commission regulatiuons and it not being worth getting a change in the design permit for one vehicle. The question remains: How difficult would this be to do?
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The question remains: How difficult would this be to do?
Nothings impossible, but the cost may help change your mind. The second question for your dealer is what does a complete set of Bambi cabinets cost?

You could contact Dave Winick if you are thinking of having a pro do it:

http://vintagetrailering.com/

Or, buy 2 campers....switch the cabinets...then sell the Bambi with the CCD interior


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Haven't Airstream already done this

Hasn't Airstream already done this in the 25' Safari Special Edition, or as Can-Am Calls it the AC/DC CCD?
I saw this at the Toronto RV show in early March. It is the 25' CCD with Safari furniture. Haven't decided if I like it yet - will have to spend some more time in it.
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I think I can answer this for you to some extent. We have the 19' CCD and it has the "dark" stained wood trim as you mentioned, and I have never really been crazy about it. Anytime you have a small space and put in dark elements, it makes that space seem even smaller. We love our unit though.

Our 19' CCD is the exact same floor plan, layout, etc, as the regular Bambi LS or Safari, or what ever they call it. The regular Bambi has the lighter "real" wood cabinets. I can't recall if they are supposed to be cherry or birch.

So, it seems that in this case, it would be as simple as saying to AS please install the cabinets with the lighter (nicer) birch? in my 19' CCD. The should fit in just perfectly. I wish that I had a least mentioned this when ordering, but then again, I'm not sure Airstream would do it. I know it can be done.

Your 16' is a little different, as there is know model "lateral" model of the 16' that they could swap out the cabinets. I would think it would then get into a customize thing, and that could run $$$$, and that's if AS would oblige.

Hope this helps.

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