Originally posted by Pick
James, agree with John, that should tow fine with your truck. I would fill the fresh water tank though. That keeps the center of gravity down in the Bambi, and will improve handling and safety. I always keep mine full.
I agree. Tow with a full fresh tank, grey tank empty, an inch or so of fresh water added to the black tank after the last dumping (keeps a "mountain" from forming under the toilet). Some even throw in a bag of ice down the toilet to act as "scrubbers" on the way home after that last dump. I haven't found that necessary, but can't argue with the logic.
Keep in mind that towing with the fresh tank empty and all that water in the black and grey tank can shift the trailer weight back, reducing the tongue weight, and possibly lead to sway. At least it does on larger models. I'd ASSuME the fresh tank is also forward of the grey tank on Bambis, where the black tank is in the back.
If you're looking at used Bambis, according what Airstream used to have on their website, in '02, the 19' Bambi came with an 8 gal black water tank before unit number 514492, and an 18 gal black water tank after this unit. The '03 Bambis got a dual battery box in the tongue, which helps a lot when boondocking.