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Old 07-08-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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16' Bambi Quiksilver Edition

The wifey and I just brought home a 2006 16' Bambi Quiksilver Edition trailer. So far, we love it--but it hasn't left the driveway. The shakedown cruise will be tomorrow to San Clemente SB. Anyone else out there with a Quicksilver Edition? What do you think of yours? Any problems?
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:35 PM   #2
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Congratulations on your new toy. My husband and I were just admiring the pictures of the Quicksilver in the new Airstream Life magazine today over lunch. That is a very sharp looking interior. I particularly loved the world map on the table top.

Good luck on your shakedown cruise - no one comes back without some stories to tell and welcome to the forum!
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Old 09-05-2005, 08:12 AM   #3
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Hello if anyone is interested I have photographed a 16' Airstream quiksilver (quicksilver) Click Here to view Many Photos
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Old 09-05-2005, 11:21 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mbrawner
The wifey and I just brought home a 2006 16' Bambi Quiksilver Edition trailer.
Kawabunga, Dude!
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Old 09-05-2005, 12:25 PM   #5
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I see the description includes storage areas for a surfboard and gear...how do they accomplish this in a 16?
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Old 09-05-2005, 10:05 PM   #6
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That is absolutely outstanding. And it's the size of my '62, correct, rather than the CCDs?

I wish I find a derelict vintage Bambi to redo with that Quicksilver floorplan & colors. Mine is too original to mess with that way.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:11 PM   #7
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We have been "full-timing" it in our 16' Quicksilver since buying it new in the Spring of 2006. We've learned a lot in this time and are willing to share what we can. Email Dan at: LakeArcher@AOL.Com
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LakeArcher,
If you ever get the chance to put together a blog or extensive post about full-timing in a 16 footer, I'd really appreciate it. (I would also love to see pictures of how you store your things.) Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:24 PM   #9
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Problems with 16' Bambi

I bought my quicksilver bambi in 2006, payed a lot of money for a beautiful little airstream that I planned on owning all my life. A couple years ago while having the air-condition serviced (which is a whole other nightmare with domestic), I noticed mushrooms growing at the very edge of the floor in the back storage compartment. Figuring it was from moisture, I cleaned them out, dehumidifier the area and went back to enjoying my trailer even though I was only taking a couple small trips every year. Last year it sat in my driveway unused because I was going through chemo (I am a ok). This spring I noticed some damage to my upholstery due to mice and decided to give it a total cleaning after getting my cushions replaced. When I went to clean the back....there were the mushrooms again! My husband decided it might be best to check it out more thoroughly and found to our dismay that the PARTICLE BOARD underneath the aluminum floor tile was total mush all the way back to the interior of the trailer. We have not been in any accidents or ever left it open in the rain. He thinks the only way something could get that wet is from driving it over wet roads but THIS ISN'T SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN. We have taken some pictures and do not know yet the extent of the damage. Thor is impossible to get response from. I am devastated. I can only think it is a manufacturing flaw that has shown up too late. Has anyone out there had this problem and do you have any suggestions? I feel like I own a lemon and I love my little trailer.......
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Hi Julie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your little trailer. What a stinking rotten shame! Unfortunately, I have no advice for you. Perhaps post your message in the section of the forum about quality issues for 2005s. Maybe someone there has experienced the same thing as you have; however, it sounds unique and very serious.
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Hi Julie,

Any updates?

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Old 12-12-2011, 09:17 AM   #12
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Really am sorry for Julie.

Do you think it might have to do with that rear bumper issue - some were not sealed properly? I really hope the dealer and/or JC will have a heart about this.
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Angry 16' Bambi with moisture issues

It is interesting that you mention the sealed bumper. I got under and could put my hand between the protective cover on the bottom and the area where the side comes down and joins it. THERE WAS NO SEAl. This seemingly means to me that any water coming over the wheel or splashing up from the road when traveling in the rain, is going up and in.
I did not know there was a documented problem with the seal.....could anyone point me to info on this?
I called Ohio and he said there is a dealer In NJ that I should take it to and have it professionally diagnosed. I will be taking her down in January. Meanwhile, the dealer in NJ told me that folks should have the caulking on the roof checked every year because if it loses it's seal, the water comes in that way. I don't have any wet insulation (I took out the switch plates on the electric outlet and felt behind). I have pictures of the damage and will post them for you to see.
BE VIGILANT. This is not the kind of problem that shows up until it is too late.
I really hope that Airstream will do the right thing here if the bumper was never properly sealed......I can only hope.
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rear floor damage in Bambi

Here are some pictures I took after taking out all the soggy particle board. You can see in the blurry picture that my hand fits easily between the section underneath between the floor and the side....no seal, no nothing
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