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Forum: Doors & Locks 03-04-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,784
Posted By rambn
I got locked out of my Bambi @ 5 a.m., with my...

I got locked out of my Bambi @ 5 a.m., with my dog inside, while camping. I smashed in the emergency window with a rock, causing a huge mess.

Why would such expensive trailers supposedly known...
Forum: 2008 Safari SE 01-07-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 34,003
Posted By rambn
I recently purchased an '09 25FB CCD, but looked...

I recently purchased an '09 25FB CCD, but looked closely at the '08 27FB CCD. We too are pulling with a newer model Tundra. At the time, I was pushing for the 27, mainly because of the extra counter...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 11-30-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 788
Views: 106,934
Posted By rambn
I tow my '09 25' Int. CCD with an '07 Tundra 5.7...

I tow my '09 25' Int. CCD with an '07 Tundra 5.7 and it works very well. I almost got a 28' CCD instead, but wondered if it would be too much for the Tundra. I feel that it could tow either, but I...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-10-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By rambn
For a long time, I thought it meant "front...

For a long time, I thought it meant "front bathroom". who knew.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-09-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By rambn
Thanks. I'll ask the service guys @ George Sutton...

Thanks. I'll ask the service guys @ George Sutton RV. they're very good.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-09-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By rambn
Even if I had the confidence for such an...

Even if I had the confidence for such an endeavor, my wife would very smartly prohibit it.
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-09-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By rambn
Thanks for the clarification. Odd, tho, because...

Thanks for the clarification. Odd, tho, because our Bambi they installed the inverter, and I don't think we asked for it.

Since we're so close to Eugene, I think we'll swing by the dealership...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-09-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By rambn
Of course, pics, what was I thinking. Click here...

Of course, pics, what was I thinking. Click here (http://vac08.tumblr.com/)for pics (it's my wife's micro-blog)
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-09-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By rambn
thanks for all the great feedback. I was...

thanks for all the great feedback.

I was tempted by the 08 27'FB, but decided that it would push my Tundra to capacity, if not over. Amazing what a couple of extra feet can do. But now, I...
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 08-08-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,107
Posted By rambn
2009 FB International!

Just traded in my '07 Bambi for a 2009 25' FB International. I am loving it. With this new trailer, I am feeling the satisfaction that was lacking with my first Airstream purchase.

The first...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 07-13-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,977
Posted By rambn
I've got an '07 Bambi. we have a crazy little...

I've got an '07 Bambi. we have a crazy little half-moon shaped waste basket that wraps around the base of the dinette, near the heater. We dump a few times each day into a plastic bag which gets...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 05-28-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,752
Posted By rambn
Thanks for the review. I've got an 07 Tundra DC...

Thanks for the review. I've got an 07 Tundra DC and that thing tows like a champ. I love it. Agreed on the thin sheet metal, tho.
Forum: On The Road... 05-27-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,386
Posted By rambn
My 3 fave things!

An Airstream, and dog and a bike. awesome! I also have 19' Bambi. I always take my dogs, and of course, my Ti cyclo-cross bike. It's a huge part of the way I stream.

happy trails!

p.s. ever...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-21-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,382
Posted By rambn
I've got a TruckCovers USA cover for my 07...

I've got a TruckCovers USA cover for my 07 tundra. excellent product. I like that you can unlock the tailgate with the cover closed. Also, you can open in about 8" increments, too.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-17-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,323
Posted By rambn
Working on your own equipment sounds great, but I...

Working on your own equipment sounds great, but I have no mechanic ability whatsoever. For me to work on critical systems would invite disaster. I applaud those who do, though. Wish I had it in...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 03-30-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 920
Posted By rambn
how do you fill the hot water heater?

how do you fill the hot water heater?
Forum: Boondocking 03-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,781
Posted By rambn
Update!

Well, I found a nice spot in the Anza-Borrego SP to boondock. It was about a mile south of Hwy S2, down a washboard road. As soon as I pulled into my spot, I hurried back to the Airstream, opened...
Forum: Boondocking 03-05-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,781
Posted By rambn
this time is a solo trip (well, the dog is coming...

this time is a solo trip (well, the dog is coming with). Maybe in the summer? Taking our 5-6 weeks to airstream then. during july-august.

thanks for the invite!
Forum: Boondocking 03-05-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,781
Posted By rambn
If I can talk wifey into that, I think that would...

If I can talk wifey into that, I think that would be a good idea. She actually rode in the back one time at a campground. Said she couldn't believe the amount of vibration and movement back there.
Forum: Boondocking 03-05-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,781
Posted By rambn
You all have inspired me with your suggestions. ...

You all have inspired me with your suggestions.

crazylev: what converter is that?

It has been so long since I've been out in the Bambi. It really makes me sad.
Forum: Boondocking 03-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,781
Posted By rambn
Yes, bees are sadly dissappearing and no one...

Yes, bees are sadly dissappearing and no one knows why. I would just hate to see my dog get stung. It happened once on his face, and was so sad. I always keep some allergy meds around for him.
...
Forum: Boondocking 03-05-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,781
Posted By rambn
Thanks for the prompt replies, I love that about...

Thanks for the prompt replies, I love that about this board!

One boondocking spot I'm considering is only about a half to three-quarter mile down the washboarded road, but it's pretty bad. I...
Forum: Boondocking 03-05-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,781
Posted By rambn
Afraid to Boondock!

I live in the desert region of southern California. There are places in which I would like to boondock, some off them with access via washboarded roads. I've read on this board about stories of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 02-29-2008, 02:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,605
Posted By rambn
not to mention the bedbugs!

not to mention the bedbugs!
Forum: The Pet Forum 02-15-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,240
Posted By rambn
New Rescue Kitten!!!

While out walking my two 65 lb dogs Ollie and Nell, we happened upon a feral kitten of 8 weeks or so. His been with us ever since (which has been about a month now).

We have a 19' Bambi and...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-28-2007, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,942
Posted By rambn
Or my personal favorite, people that talk on...

Or my personal favorite, people that talk on their cellphones while fueling. :angry:
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-27-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,819
Posted By rambn
I've got one on my 19', but I guess that three...

I've got one on my 19', but I guess that three feet makes a difference...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-25-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,324
Posted By rambn
I have reservations in South Lake Tahoe @...

I have reservations in South Lake Tahoe @ Campground by the Lake in a couple of weeks. I just got off the phone with them and they said that their campground is full of smoke and ash right now. I'm...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-24-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By rambn
Indie Feed also has a blues podcast on iTunes...

Indie Feed also has a blues podcast on iTunes that sometimes has some cool new Blues, although I'm a sucker for the old Little Walter and Jimmy Reed stuff! :D
Forum: On The Road... 06-24-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,386
Posted By rambn
I'm new to Airstreaming, and my first extended...

I'm new to Airstreaming, and my first extended trip begins July 5. I have reservations for that weekend, and the following week in south Lake Tahoe. After that, I head northwest to Oregon where I...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-23-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,465
Posted By rambn
I don't know if you've checked it out, but the...

I don't know if you've checked it out, but the tundrasolutions.com forum has quite a bit of info regarding real world tow capacity of the new '07 Tundra. I've got one myself and love it, but then...
Forum: On The Road... 06-23-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,162
Posted By rambn
I noticed that you didn't mention Siskiyou (sp?)...

I noticed that you didn't mention Siskiyou (sp?) State Park, have you ever been?
Forum: On The Road... 06-22-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,162
Posted By rambn
I'm planning a similiar OR trip. Are not at least...

I'm planning a similiar OR trip. Are not at least some of the parks on a first come first serve basis? It's going to be my first long trip, and I prefer not to tie myself down with a bunch of...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-18-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By rambn
I actually had my A/S in for service a few weeks...

I actually had my A/S in for service a few weeks back for something else, and while I was there I mentioned the squeaking. It was the service guys that tipped me it might be the drum -- I wouldn't...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-17-2007, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By rambn
I can only hear the squeaking noise when I'm...

I can only hear the squeaking noise when I'm actually in the A/S, walking around. That's what makes it so annoying. Any movement in the trailer whatsoever (even shifting positions in bed) will set it...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 05-16-2007, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By rambn
Squeaking Drums?

My '07 19' Bambi has a squeak emanating from one of the wheels. I took it in for service and the guy said that it might have been coming from the drum.

First of all, I'm wondering if anyone has a...
Forum: Community Polls 04-18-2007, 02:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,347
Posted By rambn
I do live in the desert southwest, and am...

I do live in the desert southwest, and am concerned about the constant sun. Will it cause any permanent damage to the exterior of my Bambi?
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 04-04-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,904
Posted By rambn
Did you loss much money on that deal?

Did you loss much money on that deal?
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-03-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,804
Posted By rambn
I just bought a '07 V8 5.7 Tundra extended cab....

I just bought a '07 V8 5.7 Tundra extended cab. The sales guy said that it had a complete tow package, but after reading this post I'm begining to fear that maybe it doesn't. What's a 'tiptronic type...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-03-2007, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By rambn
Wow, can I say again, that I love this forum? ...

Wow, can I say again, that I love this forum? Anyway, I think that I'll enjoy the 19's ability to park it virtually anywhere (within reason, of course). That's really what I think means most to us...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-02-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By rambn
Thanks everyone for your comments. This...

Thanks everyone for your comments. This certainly is a welcoming forum.

Anyway, I may be stressing a little too much about it, yes. Although I went to the Toyota dealership today and the...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-02-2007, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 853
Posted By rambn
Talking New Southwestern CA Member

Hi Everyone,

I'm taking delivery of a 2006 Bambi 19' CCD in about a week and I'm finding it difficult to contain my excitement. We chose this particular model based on towing capacity of our 2003...
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