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Old 02-24-2005, 03:37 PM   #15
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Thanks, Andy. I never thought of that although it makes sense. Reality is though, that if it came to that, I'd just hang up the idea altogether. Taking on another project like that is not something I'm ready to tackle any time soon. I just finished doing a major overhaul of the house, and I'm about tired of projects for now. Just want to get away and relax for a day or two on the weekends.

Very cool stuff on your web site!

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Old 02-24-2005, 03:38 PM   #16
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I agree with Andy. I don't see you being able to stretch out very well in any direction in such a short trailer, whether standing, lounging or whatever. You might want to consider something like a smaller version of the '47 Westcraft I have, which has a raised center section called a trolley top. My guy is 6'7", so that was a REAL challenge as far as travel trailers go. But the plan is to refurbish it to accommodate his outsize frame & then I will bounce around in it like that old Edith-in-a-rocker character from SNL.

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Old 02-24-2005, 04:02 PM   #17
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You don't have to do a project like that.

We were the one's that started projects such as that, and continue to do so.

But there are three requirements.

1. You buy the coach .

2. You spec out what you want done.

3. Have a reasonably healthy checking account.

That then provides a ready to go coach, with no problems.

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Old 02-24-2005, 04:12 PM   #18
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Tin, just skimmed through your thread. I didn't notice if you said that you considered any model other than new and Bambi. They are charming trailers, but there are others, slightly and hopefully lovingly used, that do not require extensive rehashing,but that may be more accomodating for your needs. For example, our Classic Limited '95 is extremely comfortable, at 30' allows some spreading out of stuff and activities, has a queen that is the shorter trailer version, but which we've discovered can be longer just by messing around with the head of the bed area (we found about 4-5 inches to reclaim), and that has a center bath with room to "sit" and room to dress with doors to provide privacy. I cannot speak for the over all head room problem; I am not sure any of our trailers allow for that, but some of your needs can be met without a lot of modification if you consider some other models of AS. Just some more thoughts
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Old 02-24-2005, 05:05 PM   #19
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Lots of good ideas to think over here. I suspect I'll be spending the entire day on Saturday looking at different models, seeing what can be modified, etc. You all have opened up new ideas that I hadn't really considered before - Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:40 PM   #20
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Reporting back. I went to the dealer today to check out a new 2004 16' International CCD Bambi - I Love it! I fit just fine in all the key places - I can stand up straight without touching my head on the ceiling everywhere except where the A/C is located, I can sit on the toilet and close the door without my knees touching the door, and I can stretch out in the bed without touching head or feet. I put a deposit down on it and have a few days to make up my mind for sure. At this point, it looks like I'm about to become a first-time Airstream owner!

Thanks to all of you for all your help!
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Old 02-26-2005, 08:54 PM   #21
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I have a 2004 19' CCD and also love it. The space is fine for the wife and myself. It seems like the 16' model has a longer bed though, and larger bath room space as it has a wet bath and the 19' has a dry one. Best of luck with it you will have a blast
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Old 02-27-2005, 05:26 AM   #22
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I'm glad you were able to try it out for size and that it works for you. Have fun.

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