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Old 03-31-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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What's the "wet weight" of a 1963 Bambi ?

I think I saw somewhere that the dry weight of a Bambi is 1850 lbs. But has anybody weighted a Bambi fully loaded for a weekend, water tanks full, propane full, fridge full.......

How many gallons do the water and black water tanks hold? I can probably estimate from there.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:02 PM   #2
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Hi! We just had our 1963 Bambi in for some work recently, and asked them to weigh our trailer as long as we were there. These are the numbers they gave us:
Hitch: 310
Roadside: 938
curbside: 936
Total: 2185
This was the dry weight, but we have two (empty at the time) propane tanks. They told us they weigh about 20lbs each empty, and about 40lbs each full. I think the water tank is 20 gallons, not sure about the black water tank. I hope this helps.
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Old 04-19-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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Hey Bambi1963,
I have wondered the same. I think the factory specs are listed at 1800 for a dry weight, but I think thats without anything in it. So it seems that the 2185 is a pretty good number. It's funny that when we have been camping, thats one of the questions that people always ask "what does it weigh".
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Old 04-20-2011, 01:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the numbers, that really helps slot. I think the last big variable will be the size of the water tanks, the black water tanks.

I think most folks wonder about the weight, cause all the publicity photos at the time had a bicycle pulling it. I for one am trying to develop a trailing arm axle/suspension
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