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Old 05-12-2017, 06:45 PM   #81
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Rear Cargo Carrier

We picked up this cargo carrier at a garage sale for $20. The Bambi is so darn small, we figured some extra carrying capacity would be a good thing. So, we welded a hitch to the rear of the frame and waahlaahh! we can carry more stuff.
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Old 05-13-2017, 05:05 PM   #82
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Looking good!
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Old 05-13-2017, 07:39 PM   #83
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You do great work! You really brought that exterior and body back to life, it looks great. I can't wait to see what you come up with for a modernized interior.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:44 PM   #84
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Originally Posted by Bambified View Post
We'll be installing an on-demand water heater, so no vent needed. We are insulating this Bambi with a radiant barrier and two layers of rigid foam. We'll just use a space heater so, again, no vent needed. If we really get too cold, we'll just turn on the gas burners on the cooktop. I prefer the look without unnecessary vents and hatch doors.
Beautiful work on your Bambi.

I also like the lines of an Airstream without the ugly air conditioner on top. We removed ours and mount a small 5,000 but/hr unit in the side window when we need it. Mostly it stays in the bottom of one of the closets. We are also now improving the side profile by removing the rusty box used to hold the waste tank. This was a real bone headed idea by Airstream in 1966.

Don't use your stove as a heater without having a window cracked open and certainly don't sleep with it operating. You might not wake up due to carbon monoxide.

How does an on demand water heater not need to be vented?

Sure wish that I had some of your aluminum metal working skills. Count yourself fortunate.

Thanks, Dan
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:29 AM   #85
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Thanks for sharing your work. Good stuff and inspiring!
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:20 PM   #86
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Awesome Originality!

I am really enjoying the thread! Your trailer is a true one of a kind!

You made me laugh- after spending all that money on aluminum; you were concerned about buying steel rims

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Do you have any interior photos of your finished Bambi?
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