We took our new 04 Bambi CCD out this past week for her, and our, maiden voyage, as part of our Colorado Touareg 4x4 rally. We left from our place in Evergreen, CO and drove down US285, passing three Airstreams along the way. I was happy to see that all waved as we passed! We were able to scale Monarch Pass with little trouble, even with our V6.
We pulled into Lake City, CO and found a great spot overlooking Lake San Cristobol. All we can see from our windows in water, and my wife commented that she got sea sick after looking in the upper mirror over the vanity and seeing only moving water.
We dry camped two nights. Everything is holding up nicely, with a cold fridge (and quiet after installing an OFF switch to the fan), and a hot shower. An evening downpour tested the closing function of the fantastic fan, and the awning helped keep our patio dry. I'm liking the LED lights that I added in the front cabinet, and I hope to get more soon to help extend the batteries. I plugged the trailer in to the Touareg every morning to help top off, especially since we were running the heater overnight, as lows got into the low 40's.
So far, a great trip! We our in Ouray, CO for the middle of our offroad trip. Taking the trailer around would have added unnecessary hours to the drive. We head back to Lake City to camp one more night and camp, then drive back north, possibly camping near Leadville or Buena Vista.
If anyone is interested in seeing some pictures of our trip, including the V6 TDI Turbo Diesel (on loan from VWoA, not available for purchase in North America), you can see some more pictures in this thread:
Looking forward to seeing more of you out on the road. I did get to meet Sarmimi at Camping World in Denver. Thanks to this forum, I recognized him and his tow vehicle. I hope he enjoys the rest of his epic trip. I'm jealous.