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Old 07-26-2006, 08:12 AM   #21
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Seems like alot of rust for a 99. Some looks flaky. Figure the repair into the price.
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:47 PM   #22
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Marshall, that does look like a lot of problems for such a new camper. I assume you are going to use POR-15 on the frame? If youíre not familiar with it, that stuff is hard as nails. I quite literally took a hammer to it on my í73 frame and it hardly left a mark.

I donít intend to put any insulation back in my belly pan for exactly the reasons you describe. There is a design flaw in the Ď70ís units that allows water to pour into the belly pan. This can be fixed, or at least worked around. The insulation becomes soaked and matted leading to keeping the moisture down there.

What have you come up with to seal the wheel well area? Iíve thought of some type of rubber (or similar) material between the banana wrap and outriggers. Doesnít seem good enough. Sealant on the inside requires access from the top, canít get there either. Maybe a combination of the two?

Let us know how it turns out.

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Old 09-23-2006, 07:31 PM   #23
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For my Bambi frame, after wirebrushing and sanding the rust off and leaving a roughened surface, I'm using some Pettit Paint product: four coats of moisture-cured polyurethane primer 6980: (http://www.pettitpaint.com/pet_cds/p...ds/1698008.pdf)
.. with two finish coats of the 3706 Eazypoxy oil-modified polyurethane: (http://www.pettitpaint.com/pet_cds/p...s/1370606.pdf).

My hands have been painted for days after my painting gloves got tears. The polyurethane paint got through and dried on the skin, and there are no solvents for it- I'll have to await the skin to abrade off.

At the rate I have free time to do this cleanup and painting, it may be December before I get finished.
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:58 PM   #24
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I would just wire brush, POR-15 and you're good to go!

Or have the dealer do it at no cost.

Or reduce the price to cover about 2-300$$
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:42 AM   #25
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I found a used 2000 19' Bambi near here, that has lived within a quarter mile of the coast all it's life. The corosion was so bad you couldn't get the access doors to open. Several large warts in the frame to include the tounge and rear bumper mounts. The pan inside the bumper storage area was rusted through in several places. Inside is somewhat moldy and I saw a carpenter ant walk by while I was looking it over. The owner wants $3K over NADA low retail value. I think I'm walking away from this, but I'd like other opinions.

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Old 10-08-2006, 05:01 AM   #26
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Randy,
Your description sounds like the Bambi is in very bad shape. Based on my experience on my 2001 Bambi, I would not consider buying the trailer you describe, as there are so many better options in the marketplace. That Florida unit would need a good inspection and very likely an enormous amount of work simply to stabilize its condition, and that is money and time better spent elsewhere in my opinion.
Good luck.
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Old 10-09-2006, 02:22 PM   #27
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Marshall,
Thanks for the confirmation. I passed on it. Still looking.
Thanks,

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Old 07-28-2012, 04:55 PM   #28
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Rusting Bambi

Gents- I have an '05 25' Bambi... I bought this in Lubbock TX. Never been to the coast or northern climates... It's rusting at all the seams.. rear frame, wheel wells, battery box.... As second owner, I haven't even had a chance to get out and use it and its rusting from under me in the 'bloody desert'... Are Airstreams just prone to disintegrate or is there a solution? I am not in the mood to pull the body off the frame to rememedy. HELP!!!

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:09 PM   #29
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GET A QUART OF POR-15, coat it 2 x and forget it.

Wear a very good mask, it is strong stuff, $40 cased closed
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Bambi rust

LI- thanks for the reply...i like short and sweet solutions.....'the nutts'
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