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Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 06-05-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Where is it?

I thought that was Hwy 168 out of Big Pine. We just came back from Lee Vining; we stayed at the Mono Vista RV park at the north end of town.

Great little place, if you stay try and get one of...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 05-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,374
Posted By JackDog
Air Circulation

renderit,

You are right about the lack of air circulation in the bed area. How does a company like Airstream who builds such a wonderful trailer install such a teeny tiny crank out slot window on...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-24-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Yosemite in the Fall

Due to an upcoming job change we won't be able to get out on a long trip with the tin can until late September. We have plans to stay in Yosemite Valley AFTER Labor Day and IF we can get a campsite....
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-23-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,374
Posted By JackDog
Living Small

bc seattle,

We purchased our 2013 Bambi Sport new and just got back from our 8th trip to Zion / Bryce.

Our AS dealer set up the tin can with the Equalizer brand combo sway / equalizer system....
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Zion / Bryce Airstream Eye Candy

I'm really enjoying this thread; just got back from Easter Week also at Zion and Bryce.

Here are a couple of shots of the AS and the parks. The weather was spectacular not so much with the Easter...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 04-01-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Yosemite

NorCal Bass,

I've been going to Yosemite since I was a kid. Summers in the valley in our parents AS International were magical.

Right after we purchased our 13' Sport we stayed outside the...
Forum: On The Road... 03-31-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,290
Posted By JackDog
Bad Driving

The Google car can't come soon enough!

Jack Dog in
So Cal :bash: :cool:
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-27-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Longest Trip

We've had our Sport since September of 2012 and the longest trip we've taken so far was from So Cal to the Nor Cal (Redwoods) then to the Oregon Coast and back via 395 through eastern Oregon and...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-27-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Bambi in the Eastern Sierra's

Here are some photos our our Sport, on the road in the Mojave desert, a view from Lone Pine of Mt. Whitney and the Sierra Nevada, Snow in Lone Pine on Christmas day and the high country in Yosemite...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-25-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,939
Posted By JackDog
AS Property

megandrudy,


We have vacation property in the Eastern Sierra near the town of Lone Pine. We are getting ready to put an rv pad and rv carport, access road and utilities so we can park our AS on...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-25-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,561
Posted By JackDog
Airstream Choices

wncrasher,


We purchased our 2013 Bambi Sport 16' new. One thing we like is even though it's the smallest AS the interior color palette (mocha blue)along with the big panorama front window...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-21-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,786
Posted By JackDog
Poor Man's Airstream

Skooter,

We purchased our Casita new from the factory in Rice in 2007. We nicknamed it our "poor man's Airstream" due to its shape and high quality of contruction.

When we purchased our Sport...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-20-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,786
Posted By JackDog
Frontal Area

dquarasr,

I agree with the frontal area of the AS. We too have a 2013 Sport and whene we had our Casita we averaged between 14.5 to 16 mpg towing it with our Jeep Liberty.

Now that we have...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 03-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,267
Posted By JackDog
Living Small

Flyflicker,

We have a 2013 Bambi Sport 16' that we absolutely love. We purchased new so the Sport is the cheapest AS sold (oxymoron).

We tow with a 2010 Jeep Sport with the old 3.7 and 4...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-17-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,932
Posted By JackDog
Frig Fan

I also have a 2013 Sport we bought new last year. First trip out to Yosemite the fan on the frig ran almost all the time even when the outside temps dropped to under 60 degrees.

We had our...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-12-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By JackDog
New Styling

I spoke to a friend of mine last night who works for Ford in R&D. He said two things are driving the changes in the SUV segment.

One, is due to our Nanny State government who keeps pushing the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-11-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,712
Posted By JackDog
Grand Cherokee TV

Welcome Mtnlvrs,


We tow our 16' Sport with a 2010 Jeep Liberty 4x4. It does ok being it has the old 3.7 and 4 speed auto.

It's good to know you find the GC tows your's well. We plan on...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-10-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,726
Posted By JackDog
Bed Size

CHEVl66,

M.HONY is right, you might think looking at the Safari 23FB which has the walk around bed. We too looked at the Safari 20' but then we would have had to buy a new TV due to the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
San Clemente / Business's in Old Airstream's

We we're on the road this past Saturday heading from our home in Orange to El Cajon down the 5 fwy. I've never have camped on the coast in that area but I always see lots of RV's there. How hard is...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-07-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Welcome

Fishhunt,

Welcome to the AS club. I'm a California boy but my family is from Houston. I'll be in Baytown later this year with the AS to visit with my extended family and always enjoy being in...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-06-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Conner

I volunteer for Southland Collie Rescue here in So Cal. Conner is a 4 year old Sable and White that came in from a family out of Temecula.

He's you're typical Colllie; follows you around the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-06-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By JackDog
What hood vent?

That's one of the features that AS really messed up on when designing the 16' Bambi Sport.

That and a fantastic fan that doesn't pull and push air out through the roof vent. I'm already making...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-06-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Zion / Bryce

I go every year to Yosemite and its the same thing there. I go either before Memorial day or after Labor day in the fall.

Up until the last few years I could always snag a site in the valley and...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By JackDog
Vent Open

Right after we purchased our Bambi Sport I installed a MaxAir vent cover. With it's smoke color it looks great against the silver skin.

You can leave the vent open all the time since even in a...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 03-03-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Eastern Sierra's

MARKj55

We try to get up to the ES as much as possible. We have vacation property in the little town of Keeler accross Owens dry lake from Lone Pine.

We hope to build on it so we can park...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-28-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Joshua Tree

We just got back last week end from Joshua Tree and stayed at Jumble Rocks.

The weather was wonderful for February. Not alot of people yet but come Spring the park fills up fast on the week...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-27-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Porch Light

Prior to picking up our 2013 Sport we had the AS dealer (Southwest Coaches in Corona, CA) install a porch light off the Safari.

They ran the wiring over to the wall to the left of the sink in the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-27-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 39,458
Posted By JackDog
Lone Pine / Alabama's

Markj55,

Great photo of snow in the Alabama's. We stayed at Boulder Creek RV a couple of years ago with the AS and our Jeep and we had snow fall on Christmas Day!

Jack Dog in
So Cal :cool:
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,867
Posted By JackDog
Window Blinds

I'm not a rocket scientist but I pull the blinds up on the kitchen window blinds when traveling. So far they work fine and I havn't seen any damage to the wall.

One thing I'd like to share,...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 02-11-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,867
Posted By JackDog
Segment Protectors

I plan on returning to the dealer I bought my AS to have them install the front segment protectors.

I know they will be "fixed" units but I'm sure I'll find a way to slide something in between...
Forum: On The Road... 02-05-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 780
Posted By JackDog
Zion / Bryce over Easter Week

We're taking the tin can out for a week in Utah. We'll be at the Zion Canyon RV park in Springdale on 4/13, 14, 15 and then on to Ruby's Inn RV park in Bryce Cyn City near Bryce on 4/16, 17, 18.
...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-30-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,786
Posted By JackDog
Liberty MPG

You are correct about the MPG on the Liberty. I'm a featherfoot driver and in regular driving w/o the trailer the best I've been able to do is 15 city / 21 hwy!

I think most people in this forum...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-30-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,786
Posted By JackDog
Jeep Liberty

The V6 in the Liberty isn't really the problem; the major hamstring is the antiquated 4 speed automatic. Even with the tow/haul button locking out the OD the transmission hunts and seeks and will...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,786
Posted By JackDog
TV Vehicle

We tow our 2013 16' Bambi with a 2010 Jeep Liberty 4x4 with a posted 5000 pound tow rating.

We use the Prodigy 2 brake controller with a equalizer hitch and sway control bars. I suggust not...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-22-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,867
Posted By JackDog
Countertops

We have a 2013 Bambi 16'. Be careful with the countertops. The material is very soft and prone to dings (a glass soda bottle slipped out of my hand only and inch or so from the tabletop and left a...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-06-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 835
Posted By JackDog
Skin Damage

Well I've had my AS for one year always thinking the first damage to our little tin can would be due to road debris.

I live in a duplex townhome and our HOA rules I'm allowed to store our AS in...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 11-22-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By JackDog
Leaks

Question:

I have a 2013 16' Sport I bought new last year. Are water leaks something that is caused by the design of AS's or is it due to poor contruction?

I had a Casita travel trailer for...
Forum: On The Road... 10-29-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By JackDog
Eastern Sierra Christmas

Great, I'll be there with my Rough Coat Collie Jack. :cool:
Forum: On The Road... 10-25-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By JackDog
Lone Pine at Christmas

We are making our annual Christmas trip to the little town of Lone Pine, CA for Christmas.

We stay at the Boulder Creek RV park on Hwy 395 just south of town. The dates will be 12/22, 23, 24 and...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-25-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,135
Posted By JackDog
2013 Sport

We purchased our 2013 16' Sport new last fall and the dealer took $5k off the MSRP and gave us a great deal on the install of a second battery and the porch light off the Safari.

It was the first...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-11-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,738
Posted By JackDog
Living life small

kpatrick,

We purchased our 2013 16' Sport new a year ago. We did have the AS dealer install a second battery and since I felt the factory porch light was to dim they added a unit from a Safari....
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-10-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,748
Posted By JackDog
Lights on / No one home

I have a 2013 16' Sport;

I just got back from a 6 day trip and after parking the AS, unhooking and turning on the battery disconnect switch noticed the next morning (still dark) that all the led...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 10-09-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,082
Posted By JackDog
On the day we picked up our 16' Sport I had the...

On the day we picked up our 16' Sport I had the dealer level the trailer and I installed some adhesive bubble levels on the front and side of the AS.

There black and blend in nicely against the...
Forum: On The Road... 10-09-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,561
Posted By JackDog
National Park Closures

Well, we just got back from a six day trip with the tin can.

We originally were going to spend 4 nights in Sequoia but at the last minute with the closures we had to scramble to find an...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-20-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By JackDog
Wrap Around Windows

I think 2012 was the last year for the 16' International? I noticed AS does not sell that model anymore.

I e-mailed the factory today and they informed me they had no plans to do away with the...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 09-19-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By JackDog
Maureenchrist, Only the International...

Maureenchrist,

Only the International models have the rear curved glass in the rear much like the front.

The Bambi Sports all have the flat panel type window in the rear.


Jack Dog
in...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 08-22-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,082
Posted By JackDog
Travel Light

Bambino1;

We also have a 16' Sport and since we had a Casita prior to the AS and before that a 8' tent trailer we still travel light.

We ended up using only four of the plastic bins for our...
Forum: On The Road... 08-22-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By JackDog
Sequioa in October

We plan on being at the Lodge Pole campground the nights of October 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Sequioa National Park.

That time of year its first come, first serve with no reservations but according to the...
Forum: On The Road... 08-14-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,287
Posted By JackDog
JackCat, We stayed at the "Ancient...

JackCat,

We stayed at the "Ancient Redwoods" rv park just off the Avenue of the Giants back in July.

A very nice rv park and close to everything in the area. Nice owners but the store is a...
Forum: On The Road... 07-31-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,973
Posted By JackDog
Glacier

Engie;

We stayed at the KOA in West Yellowstone back in 2010 when we still had our Casita. It's a bit pricy but it was an amazing place to stay. The owners and staff are top notch, the pull...
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