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Old 06-21-2008, 06:31 PM   #21
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EXACT location for 2006 16' Bambi-Safari

JDL asked:

"Does anyone know exactly where the green and yellow solar pre-wires terminate in the ceiling of a 2005 19' Bambi CCD? (build date 4/04) I found one end under the seat for the dinette near the water pump.

I believe the other end terminates just behind the front fantastic fan - or just about 6 inches in front of the AC.

I have called Airstream and have received a number of different answers.

Please let me know if you have seen these wires... It will save me days of hunting... "

Just found mine after hours and days of hunting! I have a 2006 16' Bambi-Safari built in May of 2005. As you are standing under the Fantastic Fan, facing FORWARD, my wire ends were located about 6" forward from the right front corner of the fan unit under the ceiling liner and about 4" to the right. (I unscrewed the fan housing trim and pulled it off, first.) They are near the furthest forward ceiling light fixture. As the insulation is glued to the roofing, I had to carefully pry loose and work forward and to the right until I found what felt like the end of a wiring coupler. When I found that I got off my stool and cracked open a beer. Had to be it! Went back up and explored further and felt a second end and could feel wiring labels. Then I kept prying the insulation loose and worked further forward. Grabbed a flashlight and prayed I would see a yellow wire and a green wire. Success! I uncoiled the wire, which was caught up in the insulation glue and worked it around the Fantastic Fan housing to the other side, where my solar panel will be mounted.

The factory literature that came with my Bambi has NOTHING specific for the 16' Bambi. ALL of the wiring schematics start with the 19' models. The section dealing with the solar panels told me that the harness ended in the exterior fridge compartment. I spent days looking through all of the wiring runs there and couldn't find it. When I called the factory last year and asked for 16' Bambi wiring schematics I was told that an aftermarket firm sold a manual I could order. You pay $30,000+ for an Airstream product and get that treatment? Amazing. I refused to order it. The result is that my hands are scratched from fiberglass insulation and I spent probably a total of 6 hours looking for the harness ends, but I now know what the pilgrims must have felt when they finally sighted land!!

Hope this helps you in your quest.

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Old 05-03-2009, 02:39 AM   #22
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Ok, Just to close this out.

I finally found the yellow and green wires. The yellow one was as Airstream said - In the roof near the front G4 halogen light nearest the door.

However the Green wire was about 6 inches away. Behind the stringer toward the other side of the trailer. (You would think Airstream would bundle the wires together...?? This is why it was so tough to find them...)

Anyway. Found the wires. Installed the solar panel all is well.

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Location of solar factory prewire in 2008 M-19 CCD

I thought I would share my efforts to locate the top end of the factory prewire in my 2008 19' International CCD. After pulling out the inset halogen nearest the door and the centerline and clipping off the razor sharp aluminum tangs, I could run my hand into the opening, raise up the insulation, and low and behold, there is the coil of green/yellow wire from the the bus area below the dinette seat on the curbside. See attached pics. Hope this helps anyone who is on the quest.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:50 AM   #24
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On our 1999 34' trailer they were found sitting on top of the curb side fender under the dinette booth seat. I didn't use them since I installed larger panels.
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