View Poll Results: Which of the Ralph Lauren Airstreams is your favorite?
Adirondack Caravel 29 26.36%
Nautical Bambi 25 22.73%
Utility/Surplus Special Edition 42 38.18%
Western Bambi 14 12.73%
Voters: 110. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-12-2002, 08:47 AM   #15
3 Rivet Member
Diana Langley's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 118
Images: 13
Send a message via Yahoo to Diana Langley

I'm redoing my '65 Globetrotter in a Route 66 theme. I have great vintage-looking upholstery to go in next week, retro microwave, and '60's era accessories. I even bought a full sheet of the "Hello America" postage stamps and framed it. The stamps look like tiny postcards from all 50 states.
Ralph Lauren ain't got nothin' on me!!

Pet Sitters take the "Board'em" out of Travel !
Diana Langley is offline  
Old 11-13-2002, 03:58 AM   #16
4 Rivet Member
Cat's Avatar
Mukilteo , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 405
Images: 8
Send a message via Yahoo to Cat
No Limits

I want to see pictures of your interior ... even as you I'm doin.

I think I'll go start a new Thread...seems like there's a pretty good size bunch of us "retro" Route 66 nuts. I don't have the theme throughout Bear...but I do have a door curtain made from the brocade fabric with that theme. Bear's interior is a little ecclectic. Ice Cream Parlour stool in the galley (in the way but I need it (microwave hole is now a desk and it sits there); and I can swivel it around and peel potatoes at the sink.

Speaking of all of this...I got the credenza top back from the cabinet guy...who cut the Lucite topper for it (and it has the 1-1/4 inch aluminum retro T-Trim on the edges....AWESOME!

Pet Sitting? Need any organic shampoo?

I do like Ralph Lauren stuff...and the fact that his ads on TV in in magazines are wholesome and healthy for our youth to pattern themselves after --- not like CK...ykWIM?


*Cat's Vardo "Bear" (1981-32ft.Excella)[/u] to meet good people in good Parks[/i]
Cat is offline  
Old 02-13-2003, 11:31 AM   #17
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,835
Images: 108

How about some votes from some of the newer forum-folks ~

InsideOut is offline  
Old 02-13-2003, 07:26 PM   #18
Rivet Master
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 917
Jabba was looking for this type of awning I believe for his trailer.

Simple but effective!!

John is offline  
Old 02-14-2003, 12:05 PM   #19
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,835
Images: 108'll notice that only one has sold to date.

InsideOut is offline  
Old 02-14-2003, 01:34 PM   #20
Contributing Member
Pahaska's Avatar
2014 Interstate Ext. Coach
Austin (Hays County) , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 6,326
Images: 3
Full house

How'd you like to buy one of those and then find out it is too small.

If you look at the list of stuff that comes with each of those small trailers, you would have to hitch an extra Bambi on the back just to carry it all. Neat stuff, but not very well attuned to practical living in a tiny trailer.
John W. Irwin
2014.5 Touring Coach, "Sabre-Dog IV"
WBCCI #9632
Pahaska is online now  
Old 03-02-2003, 01:07 PM   #21
Silvertwinkie's Avatar
2004 25' Safari
. , Illinois
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 10,381
I'd pick the Nautical Bambi, but if it were to cost over $35k, I'd rather spend the money on a new truck and a larger A/S than my current Bambi since money would be no object.

Even the 19' Bambi just makes it regarding storage and such.....

Being that money is an object, my current rig will just have to do!


Silvertwinkie is offline  
Old 03-25-2003, 02:30 PM   #22
1 Rivet Member
texass's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8
and I thought my AS was expensive
texass is offline  
Old 03-25-2003, 03:05 PM   #23
3 Rivet Member
hhuber's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 206
Images: 8
I vote for the surplus one as my favorite. The others are way
over the top in every way! The contents must weigh as much as the trailer!!! I much prefer the original look or the "personalized"
look than the "purchaced from Ralph look!" Money can't replace our TLC !
hhuber is offline  
Old 03-25-2003, 05:13 PM   #24
2 Rivet Member
christiandpatrick's Avatar
Jonestown , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 42
Images: 13
Wow, do they really expect to sell those? They seem to have little utility, and it does not look like they would be easy to convert into a funky office...
christiandpatrick is offline  
Old 03-25-2003, 05:15 PM   #25
Rivet Master
InsideOut's Avatar

1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,835
Images: 108
I much prefer the original look or the "personalized" look than the "purchaced from Ralph look!" Money can't replace our TLC !
I agree 100%!

Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline  
Old 11-08-2003, 04:08 PM   #26
Rivet Master
yukionna's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Are the Ralph Lauren trailers new?

I happened upon the Ralph Lauren website today where he has some custom decorated Airstream trailers for sale for $100K each (marked down from $150K) and have a question -- are the trailers new or vintage? I realize the interiors have been redone and are new but what about the exterior shell? I don't recognize the model.
yukionna is offline  
Old 11-08-2003, 04:52 PM   #27
Just an old timer...
85MH325's Avatar

Tipton , Iowa
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4,039
Images: 37
Smile They're all vintage...

This was kind of fun! Although I'd looked at the Lauren site before, I'd never really paid much attention to what the trailers actually were.

So, my best guesses based on looking at the photos are:

The Adirondack is a 17' Caravel, probably a '67 (anyone jump in and correct me here...)
The Nautical is a Bambi 16' ('61-'63)
The Utility-Surplus looks to be a '58-'64 seven-panel single axle and and may be a 27' Overlander, but I've not seen any Airstream with a short, low, and wide window amidships on the curbside before. It could, I suppose, be a Custom...

And last, the Western is another '61-'63 Bambi...

anybody really know for sure what they are?

AIR 2053 Current: 2006 Born Free 32 RQ Kodiak Chassis, & 1995 Coachmen B-van
Former Airstreams: 1953 Flying Cloud, 1957 Overlander, 1961 Bambi, 1970 Safari Special, 1978 Argosy Minuet, 1985 325 Moho, 1994 Limited 34' Two-door, 1994 B190 "B-Van"
85MH325 is offline  
Old 11-08-2003, 05:26 PM   #28
4 Rivet Member
1986 32' Excella
vledder , drenthe
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 411
Images: 8
so if you are just a guy ot gal and you take out the interior and make what you like you wasted a vintage airstream
when your name is ralph lauren you can ask 100 K for it

remcolent is offline  
Closed Thread

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Vintage Ralph Lauren Bambi Sells for $150,000 Andy R Bambi and Bambi II 0 02-22-2002 01:37 AM
Ralph Lauren Vintage Airstreams ($150,000) Andy R General Interior Topics 0 02-22-2002 01:06 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:43 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.