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Old 07-31-2012, 09:09 AM   #1
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Lightbulb pullin' out

hello all, im joining the caravan, moving to the rhythm of the airstream,
looking for adventure and open spaces.
actually im trying to set up a sabbatical excursion for my wife following her 10+ years of intensive efforts in the senior patient representative role of a major trauma hospital.
so, she will retire soon and we envision puling a bambi for three months through the usa without a rigid schedule.
starting and ending in austin tx.
now, questions:
can i rent a bambi for this outing....
do any of you want to sale your bambi....
and what about pulling a motorcycle trailer behind the bambi behind a land rover....
how do you see this trip unfolding for us.... all responses will be hitched onto with pleasure.
thanks and travel well
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, and welcome to Airstreaming.

My opinion, you probalby will not find anyone willing to rent their baby....uh, Bambi, so I would suggest you look at the classifieds here, and places like Craigslist.

I think you will find the opinion of most here as well as Airstream, it is not a good idea to pull another trailer, no matter how light, behind an Airstream.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:45 AM   #3
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Not sure of how soon you will begin, but Airstreams do not function well below freezing weather (nor hot weather). Consider bicycles for local sightseeing, you can't pull motorcycles. Think lightweight necessities for everything.

If you get an Airstream, I would suggest you begin your journey with the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBBCI) on one of their caravans. Check out their website for future caravans. You will be with very experienced Airstreamers, excellent way learn how to travel by Airstream. There is quite a learning curve.

Warning: Airstreaming is habit-forming and good for your health. If get hooked, you may want something a bit larger (23'-25') than the Bambi sooner rather than later.

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Old 07-31-2012, 10:14 AM   #4
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Motorcycles /airstreaming/fulltiming

The people I know that full time Airstream with motorcycles put the cycle in the back of the truck and have a ramp that they can lower or a tommy lift. You might also consider an Panamerican Airstream toy hauler for $106,000 plus tow vehicle. I do not see you being able to rent an Airstream rig that will accomplish your goal.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:56 AM   #5
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You can put a motorcycle in the back of a Eddie Bauer airstream. I just bought one myself and live in Austin.
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Old 08-06-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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What everyone else said. Eddie Bauer or Pan American - they are the only toy haulers Airstream makes, and they aren't heavy duty haulers.

Put it up in the bed of the truck. You'll be happier and safer!

Oh, and the Bambi is as cute as they come... but if you get aluminitis... bet you can't eat just ONE.

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