In chasing down the whole 19' Safari LS vs 19' Bambi LS badging, some things have become clearer, others less so. Our unit J514492 is clearly not a standard 19'er and it was made in early Oct 2001 which puts it in the right timeframe to be one of the tricked out 19'ers that Airstream originally badged as Safari LS and then later had the dealers rebadge as Bambi LS.
I am curious if there are ANY other Bambi LS badged units (either spotted or owned). Our dealer did tell us the story of A/S having them rebadge the Safari LS to Bambi LS, but at the time, it did not make much difference to us, so I did not specifically inquire if ours was the unit rebadged (high probability as it had been sitting on their lot for a year when we bought it early last Oct). I am working with A/S to see if they can help ascertain if ours was originally badged as a Safari LS and if so, intend to order the Safari lettering and return it to original factory livery.