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Old 07-16-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Bambi II emblems...when was the "II" added?

I own Bambi II #2 and Becky owns and recently finished #3. Ours both have "Bambi" emblems. There is no Roman Numeral II behind our logo.

I have seen Bambi II emblems where the "Bambi" script and the "II" are separated and also emblems where the "Bambi II" script is all one piece.

So my question is...when did the changes occur on these one-year-only models? I am sure on Becky and my trailer, the factory was simply using up the 1961-1963 Bambi scripts. Around what serial number did the separate "II" get added (I am assuming this would be the progression), and around what serial number did the script become all one piece?

Sorry for the ramblings. Your input, Bambi II owners, would be appreciated! What serial #/script does your trailer have?

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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i cant answer your question but i do have an unrelated idea; you know, yall could travel together with just one TV if you just got a 31 ft trailer instead of 2 16 ft's

on a more serious note... can i ask why you each have your own?
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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i cant answer your question but i do have an unrelated idea; you know, yall could travel together with just one TV if you just got a 31 ft trailer instead of 2 16 ft's

on a more serious note... can i ask why you each have your own?
Well, because we live in different states, have different families, are probably 25 years apart in age.....in other words, we aren't married, together, whatever....we're just friends on the forum
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:50 AM   #4
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Yeah...what Becky said.
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Well, because we live in different states, have different families, are probably 25 years apart in age.....in other words, we aren't married, together, whatever....we're just friends on the forum
woah. you just blew my mind. i think i had just read this after i read the thread about 'breaking my wifes bambi (emblem) " and i had 'wife' in my head. my bad! - lauren
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:43 PM   #6
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Bambi II #23 is on eBay right now and has the "II" script...so it happened within the first 22 trailers at most.
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I agree that most likely the "non-II" Bambi II's were built before the ones with the "II", but that might not be exact serial number order and it may have differed between the Ohio and California plants.

Airstreams were typically not built in exact serial number order. Serial numbers were assigned as orders came in, but the trailers were built in an often different order for some unknown reason, possibly parts availability.

The lone documented exception to the non-sequential build order I just mentioned is the 1961-63 California Bambis and 1964 California Bambi IIs that were built in serial number order, not the date in which they were ordered by dealers. Possibly this is because the Bambis and Bambi IIs were "no modification" models only built during the winter months, so there was no need to adjust the production schedule for the availability of any model specific parts. In stark contrast, the initial start of 1964 model year production in California was heavily out of serial number order, but that appears to have smoothed out before the production of Bambi IIs began.

We don't have 1964 Ohio production records, nor build dates for the 1961-61 Ohio Bambis, so we have no way of confirming if the Ohio 1961-63 Bambis and 1964 Bambi IIs were also built in exact serial number order, but we might assume that it is possible.

I'd love to learn more details details regarding the use of just "Bambi", "Bambi" and separate "II" and the combined "Bambi II" emblems for Bambi IIs built in both plants should anyone have more photos to post.

P.S. To assist my learning about 1964 Ohio Airstreams for which production records do not exist, do the Ohio Bambi II #2 and #3 serial numbers end in "002" and "003" or "102" and "103". 1964 California SN's started at "001", but there have been unconfirmed suggestions that Ohio might have started at "101".
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P.S. To assist my learning about 1964 Ohio Airstreams for which production records do not exist, do the Ohio Bambi II #2 and #3 serial numbers end in "002" and "003" or "102" and "103". 1964 California SN's started at "001", but there have been unconfirmed suggestions that Ohio might have started at "101".
Ohio Bambi II #2 (Ben's) and #3 (formerly Becky's) end in 002 and 003 respectively.
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Old 01-12-2021, 01:35 PM   #9
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I believe the Bambi II was a 1964-only thing (and it sounds like it happened after the first 20+/- trailers)...in 1965 they became Caravels. 1964 was kind of a transition year - so they were probably using up old stock before switching over. There is lots of good original documentation on the Airstream website...1964 was the 1st year they had a composed "Owner's Manual"...we had one with our previous trailer, a 1964 GlobeTrotter.

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