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Old 09-03-2006, 11:57 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by azflycaster
Did you have a WD hitch on that? It looks like the front wheels are almost off the ground.
AZ,'s an equalizer hitch with 1000 lb sway bars installed by Sutton RV in Eugene, OR. The truck is at an angle to the trailer and on a downslope into my driveway, so it looks like it's up in the air because it's pointing uphill! I'm still using the same hitch and sway bars on our 28' CCD.

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Old 09-04-2006, 08:02 AM   #16
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Hi, Heaviside,

I'm not trying to spend your funds, but a Bambi is not the trailer to make a long tour in. It's cute as all get out, I'll admit, but wouldn't you rather carry some stuff in the trailer instead of in the truck? Besides, if you're mad at each other, how can you go to another room if you don't have one?

I was very impressed by the space and layout in Driftwoood's 25' Safari. By all means, I'd suggest that you think about tandem axles models. I've had two tire failures on the same trip, and when you've used up the spare, you can limp to the next town with a wheel removed - at 30-mph with the flashers going - if you have two axles. No fun, but it sure beats sitting on the side of the road with "No signal" showing on the cell phone.


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Old 09-04-2006, 11:26 AM   #17
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my 3 cents

I fulltimed in a 22ft CCD for a year, then made an "impulse buy" of a 25 Safari FB SE. I love them both, and have decided to keep the 22ft as a guest house for my family... who have all started to visit!

The smallest NEW Airstream is the 16 ft Bambi, then the 19ft Bambi. I really liked fulltiming in my 22ft trailer, but then I'm single... The couples who advise getting a longer one are giving you GOOD advice. Remember that you could get caught in 4 days of bad rain, or have a vehicle breakdown.

If you have many friends and family who will welcome you to visit, or plan to stay at a resort hotel or casino or other large venue from time to time, you could be all right, but if you're going to do most of your travel time IN your unit, go for a 25 at least. I'd advise looking at and viewing their inventory. They actually have a better representative layout of sizes, colors, etc. than shows... and they do a good job of keeping their website updated.

Find the LAYOUT you like most first - remember dinettes can be converted to beds but its a time consuming job and you have to make/unmake the bed every time you use it. Think about your lifestyle too when deciding couch vs dinette.

Happy hunting, Happy trails. SYDTR (see you down the road)

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Old 09-04-2006, 04:24 PM   #18
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