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Old 02-10-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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Newbie Questions -- Bambi Water System -- any help is appreciated!

I am considering getting a small trailer, but am very new to the world of Airstreams. I am thinking of trying to find a Bambi or Bambi II. Does anyone know what the water system is like in these smaller trailer models? Is there a water tank? If so, what is a typical capacity for the fresh water tank? Do Bambis have plumbing for a kitchen sink unit? What sort of water pressure does the kitchen sink provide? Do you have to install a pump to get strong water pressure? Do these trailers come outfitted with a water intake system so that you can pump water in from an outside source, in? Also, on a side note, do all Bambi's have electrical hookups, so that you can hookup to a nearby power source? I know that these are all very basic questions, but as I said, I am very new to the Airstream world. Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

I'll try to answer your questions, but asking about Bambi/Bambi II covers a lot of territory. You didn't specify vintage vs. modern.

In recent years a Bambi could be a 16' or 19'. Both have electrical and mechanical systems. Water pumps are built in, and they have a complete plumbing system with both bathroom and kitchen sinks. The 16 has a wet bath and a combo gray/black tank. The 19 has a dry bath with separate gray and black tanks. Both have a fresh water tanks. All tanks in the Bambis are in the 20 gallon range.

When you are talking vintage, it becomes a little more complicated. It depends on what Bambi era you are talking about.

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