Almost Here, our new, 2002 Bami
This is my first post! I’ve been looking for a small (possibly used but newer) travel trailer for a couple of years, since we got rid of our VW Camper. I never thought we’d be able to get an Airstream, and searched for something else, something less expensive and practical. But the more I looked the less I liked of what other manufacturers had to offer. So I recently closed a deal for a 16’ Safari Bambi advertised in the classifieds of this site. Ha ha, it’s about as far away from me as possible, in Delaware, while our home’s in N. California! It was a v. steep learning curve, figuring out how to write a contract that would protect both me and the seller, finding an objective 3rd party to do an inspection, deciding the best way to transfer funds (escrow,) obtaining insurance, and finally locating a transporter to bring it to us. Hope I didn't forget something important! Whew.
Am I nuts? Why this particular one? Well I like its’ floorplan. Unlike most people I guess, I didn’t want a dinette, as I can’t see it as a relaxing place to sit for any length of time. And I’d prefer floor space to a permanent bed. So…. this little Bambi has a bigger, nicer kitchen, and an L-shaped couch that makes into a bed. I hope it’s as nice as the pictures, as we are still waiting for delivery. It’s to be put on a flatbed truck for transport, and we left the dates flexible so the shipper could get other compatible loads. So far so good. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Anyway, thanks to this site I made up my mind, and I’m excited to be here. I'll post pics. upon arrival.