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Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-17-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,537
Posted By skykingpilot
Storage

Clearly indoor storage is ALWAYS preferable. Interesting, the harshest environment is actually summer not winter. Winter seems really harsh but the trailers handle it very well. I have kept mine...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-30-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,537
Posted By skykingpilot
As others have said… There isn't a bad choice...

As others have said… There isn't a bad choice here. THey (both models) are wonderful units. We have had our 19' for ten years, but it feels new to us still. About two years ago we made the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 12-19-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,537
Posted By skykingpilot
blmitch5 is absolutely correct. There are some...

blmitch5 is absolutely correct. There are some really high quality hitches that you can use. Stop by ANY trailer shop and they will have more than one option right on the spot. Your choice of tow...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-18-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,537
Posted By skykingpilot
16 or 19… Personal preference for sure, easy for us.

Not sure you're still following this thread. Have the 19'. Something to remember regardlesss of which you choose… One of the REALLY cool things about the Airstream is that the frame and exterior...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-13-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,341
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome Bill! Not if you're looking new... We...

Welcome Bill!
Not if you're looking new... We bought our 19' Bambi in 2006 (a new 2005 leftover from inventory) and have had an absolutely wonderful experience. The only repair work done on our...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-06-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By skykingpilot
John, First of all... WELCOME TO THE FORUM &...

John, First of all... WELCOME TO THE FORUM & INTO THE GREAT FAMILY OF AS OWNERS!

Hang in there as you work out hte small details. My guess... the systems are probably fine, they just are not set...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-14-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,003
Posted By skykingpilot
WOW! That's very cool! Good buddy of mine just...

WOW! That's very cool! Good buddy of mine just picked his 11 F250SD about a month ago. I think if it were up to him, he'd just stay in it! Can't say I blame him. It is just an amazing truck! ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-13-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 25,030
Posted By skykingpilot
I just purchased a 2006 used a couple of months...

I just purchased a 2006 used a couple of months ago. Duramax with the Allison tranny - 4X4 loaded - dually - Crew cab. Our Company used it for towing a fifth wheel show trailer. Now has 166,000 on...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-04-2011, 10:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,629
Posted By skykingpilot
Walmart Issue

I realize this is already a long thread, but thought I needed to comment... I just penned a letter to Walmart thanking them for their gracious hospitality. We frequently make Walmart-over-night...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-12-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By skykingpilot
The truth is that you will ned to decide how you...

The truth is that you will ned to decide how you want to travel to really know. If you are not happy going up substantial grades without slowing down, then you'll need/want more Tow Vehicle. If you...
Forum: Boondocking 09-17-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By skykingpilot
We camp in Northern Minnesota all throughout the...

We camp in Northern Minnesota all throughout the fall... The temps are almost always below 32 at night. Our experience has been that unless the temps get seriously cold like 20 or so, for a...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-08-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By skykingpilot
Greetings and WELCOME TO THE FORUM! We...

Greetings and WELCOME TO THE FORUM!

We bought ours new from an AS dealer and had an absolutely wonderful experience. The dealer (no longer an AS dealer BTW) did a terrific job introducing us to...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-21-2010, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,585
Posted By skykingpilot
Hey Marklar... Welcome. A couple of years...

Hey Marklar...

Welcome. A couple of years ago my wife and I made the leap. We had an older trailer that had a mouse infestation... We were getting ready for the new camping year and found the...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-23-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,332
Posted By skykingpilot
Might be a California thing... You guys have...

Might be a California thing... You guys have your own rules that the car companies have to play by... No real idea. Just speculation... If this prove to be true, maybe you could take delivery...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-17-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,142
Posted By skykingpilot
I tow with a 2008 Tundra with the 5.7 L & Auto. ...

I tow with a 2008 Tundra with the 5.7 L & Auto. It is a terrific TV FOR OUR MISSION (we have a 19' Bambi). The Toyota line is very capable, but the real question to me (as briefly mentioned above)...
Forum: Our Community 12-03-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome from the frozen tundra of Northern...

Welcome from the frozen tundra of Northern Minnesota!

We purchased ours "new" from a dealer that had one of "last years models" still on the lot. We got a very reasonable deal on it but it was...
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-03-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,340
Posted By skykingpilot
Annie, There is an old saying... "If you...

Annie,

There is an old saying... "If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes"! and it is so true of this issue as well. If you are a tow vehicle fanatic, then front lounge isn't an...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-15-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,821
Posted By skykingpilot
OK... Some really great thoughts from everyone...

OK... Some really great thoughts from everyone for sure... But the truth is I find myself repeating Mary's (my wife) comment back to me about our treasured AS trailer, and our taking her up to the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-13-2009, 10:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,821
Posted By skykingpilot
I keep mine put away as well, but to be honest,...

I keep mine put away as well, but to be honest, mine have solid wood tops. Keeping them out without benefit of some humidity source can do bad things to the woods (assuming they are solid). I...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-28-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,451
Posted By skykingpilot
Hey Freewheel, We have a reese as well and...

Hey Freewheel,

We have a reese as well and have used them for over thirty years... They're just terrific. They are especially effective for mid-weight rigs. If I had a 30' rig, I might look at...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-28-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By skykingpilot
That's a good sized rig! Just do yourself a...

That's a good sized rig! Just do yourself a favor and get a good hitch... That's the only thing between you and catastrophy. It's a great investment. Lots of options. I use a pretty inexpensive...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-25-2009, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,751
Posted By skykingpilot
Hey JBell, While everyone is saying "bigger...

Hey JBell,

While everyone is saying "bigger is better", truth is, often bigger is just bigger. We are very happy with our 19' Bambi. There are times where a little more space might be nice,...
Forum: On The Road... 04-14-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,474
Posted By skykingpilot
Caryl, Here is the YouTube movie we made from...

Caryl, Here is the YouTube movie we made from last year's trip in May, 2008. We had real cold conditions. Unusually cold. Ice had just gone out a few days ahead of our trip and the fishing was...
Forum: On The Road... 04-14-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,474
Posted By skykingpilot
Caryl, We made four trips into the BWCA last...

Caryl,

We made four trips into the BWCA last year. We absolutely love it. I have an '05 19' Bambi and bring her up to the end of the Sawbill Trail every year to Sawbill campground. Great spot,...
Forum: Boondocking 04-06-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,362
Posted By skykingpilot
Hey Flyguy! First of all, I too have a 19'...

Hey Flyguy!

First of all, I too have a 19' Bambi (though mine is a 2005). Have been out to Yellowstone, Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Rocky Mountain on several occasions with our rig. Here is what you...
Forum: Our Community 08-07-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,917
Posted By skykingpilot
Hey guys, I was there too... Tuesday thru...

Hey guys,

I was there too... Tuesday thru Friday. This year I brought the Bambi and had a wonderful time. As some of you know I work for Cirrus Design so I was "kind-of on duty" for some of the...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-13-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,058
Posted By skykingpilot
Greetings Dooley! We traveled through both last...

Greetings Dooley!
We traveled through both last summer! Spent two weeks in Co and NM. Went to Zion and Bryce before heading up to Rocky Mtn... They were both just amazing... Highly recommend...
Forum: Full-Timing 07-13-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,360
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome Louisa! Your truck will pull fine!!!...

Welcome Louisa!

Your truck will pull fine!!! Just remember to leave plenty of room when pulling into traffic, and that you need to be thoughtful about how fast you start up or when pulling up...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-21-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome Lou! I have a 2005 Safari 19' so I...

Welcome Lou!

I have a 2005 Safari 19' so I am of absolutely no help on your value question, but I did have a tree find my rig last year... Chose to bring it back to the mothership in Jackson...
Forum: On The Road... 05-21-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By skykingpilot
Hello and welcome HS! First of all, your...

Hello and welcome HS!

First of all, your "off-grid" question is pretty well answered by others... We typically last four days, occasionally five, if we really stay conservative... We never watch...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-21-2008, 09:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By skykingpilot
Excellent! Thanks Chris... I'll give one of the...

Excellent! Thanks Chris... I'll give one of the MN vendors a call and see about bringing it down for a run-down. I hate the little irritations like this... I love my rig, but have too little time...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-21-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By skykingpilot
Thanks guys! Hadn't heard of Sealtech before. ...

Thanks guys! Hadn't heard of Sealtech before. I'll get a look at that... Have you used them? Is it a service you bring your trailer "in" for service, or a product you purchase? ...and I will...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-21-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,363
Posted By skykingpilot
Leak in my AS!

Greetings all, I have a leak in my 2005 19' Bambi. The leak is clearly associated with rain, so I must have to plug up a hole somewhere. The water is coming out under the fridge and ruined the...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-11-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By skykingpilot
Greetings from the Frozen Tundra of Northern...

Greetings from the Frozen Tundra of Northern Minnesota, and WELCOME TO THE FORUM!

What a great choice... The 25 is a great rig. We have a 19' Bambi (2005) and LOVE IT! Did that trip last year...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-23-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,308
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome Bonzai!!! Just an additional...

Welcome Bonzai!!!

Just an additional thought...

I am actually moving down from a F350SD to a new Tundra. Truth is, I love the pulling capacity of the F350, but let's get real... Unless you're...
Forum: Winter Living 12-03-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,371
Posted By skykingpilot
Niiice. I use a light-weight Goretex jacket and a...

Niiice. I use a light-weight Goretex jacket and a couple of layers of fleece. At -20 it still gets unzipped! Guess I'm just wired hot.
Forum: Winter Living 12-03-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,371
Posted By skykingpilot
Makes a lot of sense to me! I'd love to...

Makes a lot of sense to me! I'd love to introduce everyone to that kind of experience... The Sno-Suit sounds like a great addition, but don't you get waaaaaay too warm in that?
Forum: Winter Living 12-03-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,371
Posted By skykingpilot
Hey Guys, Had about the same 18" at our...

Hey Guys,

Had about the same 18" at our place ( High area just outside of Duluth) like Tom. We're native Minnesotans and love the change of season. To those who can't imagine it... Imagine this...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-20-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
Posted By skykingpilot
Greetings from the frozen tundra of Northern...

Greetings from the frozen tundra of Northern Minnesota, and welcome to the forum. I do not have the time to read all of the posts but found your inquiry of great interest! We have a 19' safari...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-02-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome Debbie & Dwight! The airstreams are...

Welcome Debbie & Dwight!

The airstreams are "not-so-cheap" units! on the other hand, we had elected to purchase one when we "retired". We had thougth we could better afford it then... Truth is,...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-02-2007, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome! This forum will be a great place to get...

Welcome! This forum will be a great place to get advice and general info about things important to your ownership interests! We are NOT retired and love our little 19 footer! We have taken it...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-07-2007, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,778
Posted By skykingpilot
Thanks for all of the posts. I drove a new...

Thanks for all of the posts. I drove a new Tundra recently and was shocked at the power and speed. It was terrific. Had concerns about how it might tow... Thanks for the info... We have a 19'...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-07-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,710
Posted By skykingpilot
Hi Lance, Hope you get to this one... Had...

Hi Lance,

Hope you get to this one... Had a 43 foot pine fall on mine a few weeks back... Looked all over for a service center that could do the repair and do it right. Wound up taking her...
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-05-2007, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,574
Posted By skykingpilot
Saw it at the Oshkosh airshow this summer... It...

Saw it at the Oshkosh airshow this summer... It was the kind of thing that you had to take a couple of minutes and look more closely. It was very off the wall... The kind of concept car that made...
Forum: On The Road... 09-05-2007, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,094
Posted By skykingpilot
Hey Lev, The Sawbill Trail is tough on...

Hey Lev,

The Sawbill Trail is tough on trailers! We took ours up the SB trail last year with some friends as an annual trip. Our next trip is scheduled for end of Sept. I can hardly wait!
...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-27-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By skykingpilot
Welcome to the forum! You will indeed find a lot...

Welcome to the forum! You will indeed find a lot of help within the group! Unfortunately, none of it from me! You're a lot braver than me... While I think the project would be a ton of fun, I...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-21-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,937
Posted By skykingpilot
Thanks for the info Rollertoaster! My lease...

Thanks for the info Rollertoaster!

My lease is up shortly and I have also driven the 5.7L Tundra. My local dealer offered me the chance to take his demo for a couple of days and hook up my 19'...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-20-2007, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,640
Posted By skykingpilot
I tow with a F350 Deisel 4X4... I love the...

I tow with a F350 Deisel 4X4... I love the power and milage. The pulling is great but the truck was expensive. The purchase of a new TV really rides on the amount of trailer you intend to...
Forum: Our Community 08-16-2007, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,969
Posted By skykingpilot
Nancy, Our most profound sympathy to you and...

Nancy, Our most profound sympathy to you and your entire family!

... Kay, if you're reading these notes it is because you have the great love and support of a wonderful family that was...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 08-14-2007, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,498
Posted By skykingpilot
FWIW: I just returned from a two week trip...

FWIW: I just returned from a two week trip cross-country... Went across Iowa and Nebraska... Anyone think that's FLAT??? NOT! Don't kid yourself. The terrain we all attribute to being the...
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