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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-18-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,558
Posted By hellsbay
I had to have my brake controller spliced because...

I had to have my brake controller spliced because there was no direct connector in my 2010 FJ. Any brake connector will work. I had a cheap off brand put in the FJ. I put a top of the line...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-12-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,558
Posted By hellsbay
Doug, I understand your point completely. My...

Doug, I understand your point completely. My 2008 16'AS DWR was very open and beautiful inside and out. That is why I bought it in the first place. I have a bit of claustrophobia and do not like...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 01-10-2013, 01:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,558
Posted By hellsbay
I tow a 17' Oliver without any special hitch on...

I tow a 17' Oliver without any special hitch on my 2010 FJ Cruiser and it tows better than my 16AS Bambi did with a Hensley Pup costing $2400. It may be that the Oliver is not as wide as the AS and...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 07-31-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 61,247
Posted By hellsbay
2008 Bambi 16 DWR :: 2012 Airstream Bambi 16 DWR

2008 Bambi 16 DWR :: 2012 Airstream Bambi 16 DWR (2012-07-31 17:18:35)
Forum: On The Road... 07-27-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By hellsbay
Welcome Michael. I have a 16 Bambi and tow with...

Welcome Michael. I have a 16 Bambi and tow with a Toyota FJ Cruiser.
Forum: Tires 07-27-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,544
Posted By hellsbay
I just had a catastrophic blowout on I-40 outside...

I just had a catastrophic blowout on I-40 outside of Oklahoma City. Before leaving for my trip I replaced both tires on my 2008 Bambi with Marathon ST's and had the bearings repacked. There is some...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-22-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,770
Posted By hellsbay
[QUOTE]Smaller than the 16/19/20 ? Lighter -...

[QUOTE]Smaller than the 16/19/20 ? Lighter - where would the weight be taken off? Good idea if it can be implemented at an affordable price .../QUOTE]

Nothing is free. If you want lighter you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-19-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,770
Posted By hellsbay
If you look at post #54 and #55 you will see a...

If you look at post #54 and #55 you will see a classic example of poor design and poor fit and finish. It is the same on my 2008 Bambi DWR. The cover that goes over the LP bottles is poorly...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 06-18-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 15,770
Posted By hellsbay
I have had my Bambi DWR for about 6 months and...

I have had my Bambi DWR for about 6 months and still smile every time I look at it or sit in it. I do have some suggestions. I am more interested in spending my time in wild America than in a...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-09-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 688
Posted By hellsbay
C-10 Flow Seal Anyone?

Has anyone used C-10 Flow Seal to caulk and reseal around fantastic fan and other stuff on the roof? I see lots of talk on the forum about using Vulcrum and Sikaflex 721(which is no longer...
Forum: Boondocking 06-03-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,442
Posted By hellsbay
Beautiful photos on your website Wheeler. ...

Beautiful photos on your website Wheeler. Bigcgar that is a nice fat bow. I am heading up to Steamboat in July to shoot a balloon festival after spending some time in Great Sands Nat. Park. I was...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-13-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,558
Posted By hellsbay
The H3 has no power to even pull itself, much...

The H3 has no power to even pull itself, much less a 24' trailer. On or off road the H3 can't hold a candle to and FJ. Sorry H3 lovers, but sometimes the truth hurts. :innocent:
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-13-2012, 06:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,558
Posted By hellsbay
[QUOTE=Eaglemate;1131961]Anyone have any comments...

[QUOTE=Eaglemate;1131961]Anyone have any comments about a Toyota FJ Cruiser to tow a 24 ft. airstream? Not the 6 cylinder, the 8.

First of all, there is no 8 cylinder FJ Cruiser. It is only...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-05-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By hellsbay
No wood block in the 16 DWR John. I might have...

No wood block in the 16 DWR John. I might have to figure out how to gain access.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-03-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By hellsbay
Gene, I put the fader in the center position. ...

Gene, I put the fader in the center position. Today I will play with the fader but I don't think that is the problem. AS told me to make sure that the system was in voice and then adjust the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 04-02-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By hellsbay
Gene, there is no sound coming out of the rear...

Gene, there is no sound coming out of the rear speakers other than a low hum or buzz in the video/surround sound mode. When you go to the CD or radio the sound is perfect. I am wondering why the...
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 03-31-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,529
Posted By hellsbay
Need help with surround sound when playing dvd/video

I have listened to the u-tube on how to operate my 2008 Bambi's video system. When I start a video and then go to CDC 2, like it says to do for surround sound, I just get an annoying hum from the...
Forum: On The Road... 03-29-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By hellsbay
I agree, we need this categorized by state. With...

I agree, we need this categorized by state. With all the experience and knowledge of our Forum members, we should be able to have a wealth of information that is easily accessed on individual...
Forum: Photography 03-29-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,184
Posted By hellsbay
Very cool Tom.

Very cool Tom.
Forum: On The Road... 03-23-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By hellsbay
Larry and Penny Thompson is within 45 minutes...

Larry and Penny Thompson is within 45 minutes drive from 36th street and the Pan AM academy. You could just squeeze it in the boneyard behind the flight academy. They will just think it's another...
Forum: On The Road... 03-23-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,380
Posted By hellsbay
Bob, that is a great horned owl chick. There was...

Bob, that is a great horned owl chick. There was two of them but one fell out of the nest and did not make it.
Forum: On The Road... 03-23-2012, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,380
Posted By hellsbay
Bruce, I had site 143. Very nice video. By the...

Bruce, I had site 143. Very nice video. By the way, I bought my AS from a guy in Providence, RI, and had to haul it 1400 miles back to Florida just two months ago.
Forum: On The Road... 03-23-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,380
Posted By hellsbay
Winter Camping in SW Florida

I made my second outing with the Ritz this month. Our destination was Ft. DeSoto Park near St. Petersburg, Florida. This county park is an excellent example of what can be done on the local level...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 03-11-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,131
Posted By hellsbay
I just picked up a used 16 Bambi in Portsmouth,...

I just picked up a used 16 Bambi in Portsmouth, RI. You can study all the systems at your leisure when you get it home. Any questions you have can usually be found here on this forum.

Get a...
Forum: Photography 03-08-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,184
Posted By hellsbay
Thanks for that comment Reinergirl. I am not...

Thanks for that comment Reinergirl. I am not worthy.
Forum: Photography 03-08-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,184
Posted By hellsbay
I tried to make this image look both simple and...

I tried to make this image look both simple and inviting in a style that is reminiscent of the 50's. I was inspired by my newly acquired 16' Bambi DWR.
...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 03-07-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,341
Posted By hellsbay
The jack switch on my 2008 16 Bambi is...

The jack switch on my 2008 16 Bambi is intermittant too. If I finesse the switch, eventually it works, so far.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 03-07-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,948
Posted By hellsbay
Urban71, I have a Hensley Cub hitch setup which...

Urban71, I have a Hensley Cub hitch setup which puts the trailer back further from the back of the FJ. It allows me to open the rear door far enough to do most things.
Forum: Full-Timing 03-01-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,616
Posted By hellsbay
Here is my answer. Zara Spook, a Florida cur...

Here is my answer. Zara Spook, a Florida cur rescued from the Ft Pierce pound 9 years ago. She cleans up good but is a street fighter at heart. LOL!...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 02-24-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,476
Posted By hellsbay
As a new 16 DWR owner, I found in my research...

As a new 16 DWR owner, I found in my research that the 16's were much harder to find than the larger models. One dealer suggested that because they don't take up much room and are more maneuverable,...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 02-24-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,539
Posted By hellsbay
Yes, its a roof top tent made in Italy. I have...

Yes, its a roof top tent made in Italy. I have had it for two years and use it to sleep in when I am in the backcountry. I am looking forward to spending time in 'the ritz' on those rainy/snowy...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 02-23-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,539
Posted By hellsbay
I just acquired my 2008 Bambi DWR and towed it...

I just acquired my 2008 Bambi DWR and towed it 1400 miles to get it home with my Toyota FJ Cruiser. I was able to do 55-65 in the mountains of Virginia and 65-75 everywhere else. I will use the AS...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-23-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,344
Posted By hellsbay
Thanks for the picture, (worth a thousand words),...

Thanks for the picture, (worth a thousand words), Rich. Between you and Moosetags, I think I got this. I definitely looks like a better solution to dumping. Yesterday I backed up to my AS, where...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-20-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,344
Posted By hellsbay
Thanks for the help. I will give the head a try...

Thanks for the help. I will give the head a try and see what dumping is all about.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 02-19-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,344
Posted By hellsbay
I too am new and have never dumped my 16 Bambi...

I too am new and have never dumped my 16 Bambi DWR. It has a fitting on the side for a water hose and says to use to flush the grey/black water tank. Does this take the place of Sewer Solutions? ...
Forum: Member Introductions 02-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By hellsbay
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I look...

Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I look forward to great times in the tin cup.
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-15-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,948
Posted By hellsbay
Hey Tim, I enjoyed reading your blog about your...

Hey Tim, I enjoyed reading your blog about your adventures camping with the 16 Bambi.
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 02-14-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By hellsbay
2008 Airstream 16 Bambi DWR

2009 Airstream 16 Bambi DWR (2012-02-14 12:49:00)
Forum: Member Introductions 02-14-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,018
Posted By hellsbay
Brand New

I just bought a 16 Bambi DWR and wanted to introduce myself. I joined a couple of weeks ago while researching AS trailers. I have admired these American icons since I was a kid. Now I am a proud...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-14-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,948
Posted By hellsbay
I just bought a 16 Bambi DWR and towed it 1400...

I just bought a 16 Bambi DWR and towed it 1400 miles home with my 2010 FJ Cruiser. I had no problems, other than waking up in a Wallmart parking lot in Virginia with two inches of snow over...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-30-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By hellsbay
Thanks Robert. I had to make a decision between...

Thanks Robert. I had to make a decision between a 2006 and a 2008. The 2008 16' had the heavier axel and seemed to be a better choice for the out of the way places I like to travel so I decided to...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-29-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By hellsbay
4300GVW vs 3500GVW

Does the higher GVW axel and 15 inch wheels make the newer 16's more rugged? Does this also give the 4300# unit more carrying capacity? Would the 15 inch wheels provide a higher ground clearance?
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By hellsbay
Thanks for the comments. I just made the deal on...

Thanks for the comments. I just made the deal on the Quicksilver. I am looking forward to my Airstream adventures. I will be pulling it with my Toyota FJ Cruiser. ...
Forum: 2005 and newer - Bambi all models 01-23-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,113
Posted By hellsbay
New member with a question

Hi everyone, I am really excited about obtaining a Bambi 16' trailer. I am looking at a couple of them, one is a 2006 Quicksilver and the other is a 2008 DWR.

While researching on the internet...
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