Originally Posted by beulahluster
I just purchased my 2001 Bambi and while washing it discovered that it has a white roof. I admit that I was so excited to just find an affordable Bambi, I didn't inspect the roof prior to purchase. I've learned from reading other threads that this may be elastomeric paint. However, the roof is also noticeably softer. I can press on it and it pushes in. I definitely wouldn't want to try to stand on it. It seems to me that the aluminum might have been replaced with a different material, or perhaps the 2001's were manufactured with a different roof. Can anyone shed some light on my roof? Thanks!
I also have a 16ft. '01 and when I bought it the white roof is where I started in the initial cleaning and checking everything out process. I have spent a few hours up there resealing everything, replacing parts on the fantastic fan, removing and replacing the ac cover, etc., etc. The biggest problem is that there is hardly any place to fully get on top!
If you're not too big you can sit or stand. Just do what some others have said, stay on the rivet lines, move around slowly, and you will be fine. Don't ignore what's up there, those things need attention just like the rest of the trailer.
The 16' does have its occasional limitations, due to the small size, but I have found that there is virtually no spot that I can't get into and I have turned it around in places that I would have bet money that could never happen. If you are concerned about first impressions make sure that you keep it very clean because every time I pull in somewhere I have visitors before I can get it unhitched. People seem to be completely amazed that all that stuff is inside that little thing.
Mine has been a complete joy to have and I'm sure yours will be too!! Get it on the road............. Be Safe.