Gallery: PREFAB MOBILE FRIDAY: Airstream Bambi Trailer

 

For all you modern-design-loving, wanderlusting nomads, Airstream’s Bambi trailer may be just the ticket. The 75-year old company has long been known for their sleekly-designed, fully-loaded travel trailers, and the Bambi is no exception. One of the smallest models in their product line, Bambi doesn’t skimp on quality, offering a happy marriage of economy and efficiency, wrapped up in a well-designed package. Its interior boasts quite the list of amenities for such a compact space, from a full kitchen to pull-out sofa and bunkable beds. The International CCD Model owes its genius design to Christopher Deam, who has designed many a mobile design concept over the years.

Available in five models ranging from approximately $30,000 to $60,000 for the 75th anniversary edition, the Bambi trailer is a great economical and design-minded option. Interior details include aluminum detailing, 1940′s inspired upholstery, recessed lighting, and warm woodtones. And thanks to its lightweight, hand-riveted, all aluminum aircraft construction, you can travel with a Bambi as fast and as far as with your car alone.

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  1. Stephen Armstrong May 6, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I have a 2006 Bambi I bought last year for 21K. It was simply as new condition. A hale storm hit town a month ago and baseball size hail ruined it. The estimate of repair is 24K. No leaks just dents all over it. The insurance adjuster said a fiberglass model would have survived as many did. I am really upset that they are about to drag my Bambi away and pay me the agreed value of 27K less 1K deductable. I will never get a deal like that again, unless someone wants to see me theirs at a deal. I loved the Bambi 19 layout. The only issue I had was the poor factory sealant job they did on the roof. It looked like a 6 year old applied the sealant around the vents etc. Why was the sealant so poorly applied on such a high dollar camper?

  2. Carriedenn June 15, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    how do I buy this

  3. johnsipherd April 3, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Do you have a used Bambi Airstream for sale

  4. deborah alice March 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    we just bot a ’61 bambi for camping in the cold and rain and bears. we looked at casita and scamp, but too tiny for tall people. bambi is huge inside in comparison. we looked at new bambis but they weigh 4000 pounds. are they made of gold or what. the ’61 airstream is 2000 pounds and made of wood and screws so that everything can be fixed when it breaks. the only “issue” is the shower floor is rather ugly so we keep it covered with wood frame thingy.
    inside we have repainted, revarnished, reupholsterd ,re-veneered and refurbished. its fun! like working on a doll house. outside the man of the house has been recaulking, regasketing, reinsulating doors and doing other manly under the trailer things.
    yes, we are retired.

  5. Christopher Connor January 9, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    My wife and I own the 16 foot Bambi, and love it. We do a fair amount of camping, and had an even smaller trailer before the Bambi. We bought the Bambi for reasons other than coolness, but I have to admit it is great having the coolest rig around. Many of the comments on other posts are accurate (such as price). Good deals can be had, for those who are willing to search and bargain. We know we will never get our money out of such a pricey little trailer, but we do not plan to sell it…ever! We hope to be old farts still camping in our little Bambi thirty years from now, and there is not another trailer out there that could hope to have that kind of durability. They say size matters, and they are right, because I can maneuver the 16 footer into amazingly small places, tow it with my existing SUV, and store it in my yard, all without problems. Part of the fun of camping is not being in a big house (duh) and we like our tiny, shiny little piece of Americana just fine. Peace, and happy trails to all!

  6. peter kou November 23, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve always liked the airstream aesthetics and materials in the spirit of the late Bucky Fuller who actually was probably the first to have designed a house for mass production in the same curvelinear aluminum. The circular house is actually a weather vane which responds and turns to the wind direction. Maybe one-day I’ll trail my airstream to Wichita to see the house. BUT for the price and the dings I would have bought one long ago. So I plea to the manufacturer to maybe, increase the gauge of the cladding, make the surface more repairable in terms of dents and the price less steep. As some have suggested, offer a kit for DIY finishing. I am handy and a modern designer architect; would be quite keen on just getting a shell in aluminum inside and out, thick gauged and fit out the interior with my own design, including a luxurious bathroom.

  7. Jack Palmer aka Craftsman October 24, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    I’m now on my third Airstream in as many years. My first was a 1976 31″ Sovereign, then a 94 25′ cCassic and now we have a 2007 25′ Classic with some custom features. We are now thinking of trading up to the largest Airstrem a 34′ Classic. We may sell the house add solar and a wind generator and hit the road for a couple of years. Expensive? Yes but you truly get what you pay for. They’re not for everyone, and Airstream have had some quality isues in the last couple of years but my 07 25″ is as near perfect as hand built trailer can get. There’s not another travel trailer made that comes close.

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  10. mausketeer July 31, 2007 at 10:18 pm

    I also have always wanted an Airstream but was crushed by the priced. I just found a VERY cool trailer called T@B. Check out their website…. http://www.tab-rv.com. They also make a larger one called T@D@…….

  11. Cindy C June 27, 2007 at 8:56 am

    My husband and I bought a 19ft Safari SE last year after dreaming of having one for many years. We love it. We pull it with a Ford Expedition and hardly know that is back there. Have taken it on many weekend jaunts and are planning on taking it to Colorado for several weeks this summer. It has more than enough storage room for us. We are both under 5’5″ and have the toilet be the only problem we have with the trailer. The space is short when the door is closed and our knees almost hit the door. I can see that a taller person would have a real issue with that. Other than that, we love it. In a few years we plan to travel for several months at a time in it..

  12. Melapippee June 20, 2007 at 7:20 pm

    The Bambi seems like a great compromise between camping and going to a hotel. The design is fabulous and if you look at the cost in terms of what it would cost to kit out a house or apartment in designer modern furniture, well, you’d hit 30k in no time flat. For the price, you get an entire living space. On wheels! It sounds as if the fuel efficiency isn’t a huge problem. I’d like to hear more about that from people who have one.

    Design Within Reach (www.dwr.com) has just released a tricked out version of the Bambi this summer, which includes all sorts of design-y updates and finishing touches. I can hardly wait to check one out for myself.

    Thanks for all the great comments from folks who already have one!

  13. L. Wood June 6, 2007 at 8:05 pm

    Is there much difference in towing a 16-ft. and a 19-ft. Airstream? I would like the space of the larger one but the maneuverability of the small one. Comments appreciated.

  14. Tom P. May 30, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    I Bought an ’07 Bambi 19′ CCD 5 weeks ago and have been traveling ever since. What is surprising is that I like it far better than I ever imagined. Another thing I wasn’t expecting is the amount of attention it get’s from people. Where ever I go people stop by to talk about it, whether in a campground or store parking lot. As one women in a diesel pusher camped nearby me in the Smokies said “you don’t realize how many people stop and take photos of it while you’re out hiking….it’s so cool to be having a glass of wine with the guy with the Airstream”. No question it’s pricer that other ‘trailers’ out there, but there’s also no question it has a certain hipness, coolness and chic that other trailers simply do not. Above all that, it’s very well built. As mentioned by others above, I’ll also use it as a spare room to my beach house. While some will fret over the price or size this has been a great little investment for me and one I plan to get a lot of use out of.

  15. Susan May 10, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    My husband and I are the proud owners of 2 Airstreams! These both are recent purchases. One is a 1964 Ambassabor and the other is a more modern 1998 Bambi. We had no idea how much fun we were in for. Both purchases were very very reasonable and both Airstreams are in great condition. Don’t let the price get you down! You can always find a deal. We found two within 2 weeks so keep looking. The ’64 is all original but a bit dirty. It is like taking a step back in time when you go inside. Ironically, I think we are more excited about the ’64 than the newer Bambi.
    This summer we plan on taking the Bambi on a huge adventure cross country. We will be taking our 7 month old baby girl and 3 dogs up to Alaska, all over the west and we plan on spending the summer in Florida. We couldn’t be more excited.
    Perhaps we will see some of you out there in the great wilderness. We will look for the big shiny silver things!
    Plan an adventure today!

  16. Johnny Boughton May 5, 2007 at 12:08 am

    I BOUGHT A USED, 2004 BAMBI SAFARI LAST SUMMER, FOR $24,000 at the largest Airstream dealer in Florida, outside Tampa. It was shockingly new. I mean, the fridge hadnt been used. Came with a flatscreen TV. I lived in it exclusively with my two sons for three, Florida summer months! Yea, it’ll heat up some in the Fl sun! But the AC blows cold as could be, and we only ran economy mode. MINE IS THE WINTERIZED BAMBI. It has a rug-like application on all the wall surfaces. The $240.00 monthly payment isnt exactly looked forward to, but hey, it is money in the bank. If nothing else, this unit will sell for its purchase price years from now. It is soooo nice inside. I was staying at an upscale RV Park, and everyone was fascinated with it. They clapped as I left the park, and all the old Korean war veterans came out and seemed to want to form a parade. I am planning on pulling it all summer, as I teach. Where will I go? Good question. The WEST is calling my name again. May follow that muse. May just pull into Crested Butte Colorado, or Moab Utah, and live there for like the next two years. I AM DYING TO CAMP WITH THE THING OFF-THE-GRID. People seem to be complaining about the toilet, and the shower – the shower is amazing, and seperate (which is very rare for a trailer), and if you ask me I wish it wasnt even there. THINK ABOUT IT: if youre in an RV park, use thier facilities (including toilet, and if you’re in the outback, just wash outside- Right?!!?) I had a future-vision of preparing the interior of this thing the way I would like years from now, stripped down, with more sitting and/or work space. There is a ton of storage, but almost too much, like it is made for a woman. It is sexy inside, like a really nice small hotel, with lots of custom woodwork, stainless steel oven, and fridge, and on, and on… LISTEN: THE POINT IS THIS, YOU ARE REALLY SAFE IN AN AIRSTREAM, PROVIDED YOU DONT GAS YOURSELF TO DEATH WITH THE OVEN (THIS IS TRUE OF ANY CAMPER) WHAT I MEAN IS, WITH A SHOTGUN, YOU COULD LITERALLY DEFEND YOURSELF FROM ANYONE TRYING TO GET IN (GOOD LUCK), ITS BUILT LIKE A TANK, AND I DONT KNOW WHY, IT JUST IVE CAMPED OUT WEST BEFORE AND NOT ALWAYS FELT ENTIRELY SAFE, THERE ARE SOME INDIVIDUALS THAT MIGHT WISH YOU HARM: ONCE YOU LOCK THIS THING UP TIGHT, AND HIT THE WIRELESS INTERNET, AND CRACK THE WINDOWS FOR SOME AIR, IT IS AMAZING. YOU FEEL SAFER THAN IN YOUR HOME. YES, IT IS SMALL, BUT IT HAS AN AWESOME OVERHANG OUT OF DOORS, AND WITH SOME TRAILER LIGHTS HANGING, AND AN OUTSIDE COOLER, AND CHARCOAL GRILL, YOU ARE GOOD TO GO. YOU SHOULD WANT TO BE OUTSIDE ANYHOW, FOR COOKING, AND RELAXING IN GENERAL. THE AIRSTREAM IS WHERE YOU GO TO SLEEP, OR WATCH TV, OR WRITE A LETTER, OR HAVE SEX WITH ONE OF THE MANY STRANGE WOMEN THAT ARE ATTRACTED TO AIRSTREAM MEN. IT IS THE EPITOMY OF HONKY-TONK CHIC. One last thing for all you gear heads: a buddy of mine who works as a foreman for the highway dept. and drives and pulls everything, helped me out by pulling this bambi to my current home. And he said it felt like it wasnt even there. He said he’d never pulled anything like it. He said I was driving too slow ahead of him. Think about it people. That is 50% of the traveling experience right there. The older Airstreams are nice (for like a retro home office, or whatever, but I’m not crazy about some of the performance issues for actual travel- I like my ’04; I’m pulling this bitch around America and then some…) This bambi feels like my home. I actually want to live in it next year. I want to live outdoors anyhow. Im divorced and the suburbs kind of suck for me. I lived in NYC for 4 years – and cant go back to that. Id rather live in the Hudson Valley in my Airstream any day.

  17. Terry B April 22, 2007 at 12:19 am

    Well, folks… We just bought a 2006 Safari 19′ Bambi LE 75th Special Edition (not the 75th Anniversary Model discussed above, though we considered one)…and we are thrilled. We bought it new from our local Airstream dealer. We moved from a small motor home to the Bambi after 3 years of RVing in a motor home and we are so pleased we made this transition to enjoy our RVing experience even more. We didn’t do it on a whim, either…we researched other makes of travel trailers and were impressed with the high quality found in Airstreams—not only in materials but in craftsmanship—so the cost is worth it to us…we know it’s not going to fall apart anytime soon and we are getting our money’s worth. Not only is it a dream to pull down the highway, but we are getting better gas mileage…always a plus! Granted, Bambis are not for those who need a lot of extra room, but if you appreciate efficient, classic, timeless design, you’ll enjoy even the smallest Airstream. As a matter of fact, we just learned that the Museum of Modern Art has recently acquired a 1963 Bambi to include in its permanent collection…that says something. Congrats, Airstream! Happy trails!

  18. Jane S March 19, 2007 at 4:09 pm

    I’ve wanted an Airstream since seeing the first in Denver in the early 50′s — I really was a child! Last summer my brother surprised me with a ’78 – 25′ Airstream. She’s in remarkably good condition. The people who had her used her every summer. They took her from NE to WY and lived for 3 months. The upholstry is in perfect shape. She’s 30 years old and needs some shining up but that’s it! Well, she’s larger then we wanted — I refuse to get a pickup (even though we live in TX) so we would have pulled her with a Trail Blazer – straight 6. Anyway, I decided to try to sell her on e-bay and buy a Bambi 19′. My husband — who hadn’t looked into Airstreams at all was not pleased that I wanted to try to sell her as the dealer offered me 5 grand trade in. I had my son-in-law put her up on a Sunday with a reserve of 3500 and by Monday was up to 4 grand! Well, after 7 days and literally hundreds of “looks” — I showed her 5 times — she’s off to Holland for just under 10 grand!!! The buyer is so excited he could just scream! He tells me there are only 8 others in Holland. My brother won’t tell me what he paid for her BUT knowing him if it was over 1000 I’d be shocked! Our Bambi Safari should be here mid April. She’s pricey YES! But ask my poor husband — what cute dollie isn’t worth every penny — he has me, our daughter and soon Bambi!

  19. marcie p March 5, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    I pick up my AS Intl 22 this week and I can’t wait. I’ve researched them for two years waiting for the right one. At last my love has come along. The price??? – Well let’s just say we can’t take it with us when we die so why not give up a few other habits for this woderful piece of equipment. It’s worth it!

    Happy travels.

  20. Bob Wheeler March 1, 2007 at 1:20 pm

    Hi all,
    First, let me say that we at Airstream love the passion and interest our products generate, both positive and negative. And it’s great to see our products discussed in this kind of forum!
    Yes, our products are expensive, but this is simply a reflection of the quality materials and craftsmanship that go into them. Our prices have risen over the years, driven primarily by the cost of aluminum, copper, steel, and wood, not by the desire by some corporate entity to line its pockets. And another dirty little secret: good design is expensive! Compare the interiors of a 2007 product with that of a 1999 and you will see that they’re not really in the same league. That being said, we DO need less expensive products (we’re working on this), but it’s a tough task to cut cost while maintaining what is “essential” about this iconic design. Anyway, we wrestle with these questions daily.
    As Joe notes, of course we have to remain profitable to remain in business, but our daily decisions are driven more by our desire to provide folks with a platform to experience life more fully.
    Thanks for your comments.
    Travel well,
    Bob Wheeler, President, Airstream, Inc.

  21. Joe February 28, 2007 at 1:52 pm

    Joe again,
    I notice several people commented about the size of the Airstreams. I must agree if it was not for my wife and I staying very fit and thin we could not sleep on the same bed or sit on the toilet. As it is now to sit on the toilet you need to keep the door slightly open so your knees have someplace to go or sit so your legs are in the shower and I’m only 5 feet 11 inches. I’m not complaining I’m just explaining. We knew this size issue when we bought it so we are happy with the small spaces. But with that said I notice people in general are getting very large, plump if you will. If my floors bow with me at 175 lbs. I guess a large person would go through the floor. I don’t want to keep bashing Airstream for the most part it is a superior product but the cost out weighs what you get. I noticed on person said that their trailer is worth more today. That may be true of the older models but I cant see buying one for 30, 60 or 80 thousand and selling it for that years later down the road….We must remember Airstream like any profit driven company is in it for the money first, there’s nothing wrong with that. We as consumers sometimes forget that and think more of a company then should rightly be thought of. This is especially true when it is a corporation and not a proprietorship or a family business. If Thor goes out of business some other company would likely buy the Airstream name and market it as if it is the original company founded by Wally.

  22. Joe February 28, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    We bought a 1971 Land Yacht back in the mid 80’s when my wife and I were in our early 20’s. It was a good trailer, we had some great times in it. The only thing was it had no gray water tank. Years later we bought a 19foot 1999 Bambi just a few months old for only $16,000. There is NO WAY we would buy one today. Regardless of how nice they are they are way, way over priced. I assume Airstream is targeting the rich and famous now. Also I notice Airstream tests new stuff at the expense of the buyer. My Bambi had a steel door held with foam tape which of course did not last and Airstream said they stand by the idea that a steel outside door can be held by foam tape. (I put pop rivets on it when it fell apart. I notice the Airstream went back to rivets….what happened to that great foam tape Airstream? Also the terribly cheap panels started to peel days before the warranty was over. I called Airstream and they never returned the call. I noticed the plywood floor is very thin; I only weigh 175 pounds and the floor bows when I walk across to the back. The chassis had started to get severe rust and I had to do some heavy duty sanding and rust proofing to get it under control. I don’t live near the beach and I wash and wax the thing several times a year. I still love my Bambi and I take good care of it, hopefully it will take care of me. I feel sorry for those that want one and pay the unbelievable prices. I recommend checking out Casitatraveltrailers.com I met a Canadian couple that towed it with a VW diesel bug and a friend of theirs towed his with a two seater BMW and they cost a fraction of the cheapest Airstream.

  23. lynn February 27, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    I live in one of these babies (a 1987) full time. Yes, I have a little problem w/ condensation in the winter when it is below 20 degrees. It is not really hard to keep cool. The whole point though is that you will be spending your summers up in the mountains or up near the Great Lakes and your winters down south. I have an older style w/ wood cabinetry and would love the new clean looks inside. By the way mine is worth more now than what it cost new. Can’t say this about any trailers except Airstream and Avion. Plus it will still be in great shape in thirty more years. The other brands are lucky to last 5-10 years. My trailer my outlast half the HOUSES being built today. And still look timeless and COOL.

  24. wendi February 26, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    We just bought a ’05 Bambi 19′ this year, we love it, the design, the comfort, the bath, everything about it. We took our first trip this winter, with our dog, emma. We camped in national parks up and around the Oregon coast, beautiful. Coming from a family as a kid we used to camp out in Yellowstone for a month each summer, in a small little trailer that slept 2 comfortably, we had my two brothers and my mom and dad, no bathroom, so this Bambi is
    a wonderful improvement on ‘camping out’. We are looking forward to some great times!!

  25. Jocelyn Paradis February 24, 2007 at 8:09 pm

    You can keep your dream alive by buying a used trailer in your price range. I did just that with an International 31 feet 1973, I have had it for 6 years and now I have upgraded to a 1991 Classic 350 LE motorhome .So what if the smell of new is gone I can still live my dream on a budget.

  26. Chris February 24, 2007 at 12:06 pm

    I looked into the Airstream line of travel trailers. I looked at all the travel trailers this last year. For my family the Airsteam has not kept up with the times. My family is over 6′ tall and the interior was to small. We ended up with a toy hauler chassis for our travel trailer. It comes with a taller shower and meets our needs. If the Airstream line was able to become taller and the bathroom was not made for kids then we would have considered the Airstream.

    I did by a Thor Wanderer Lounge. It was the best overall fit for my family. Sad to say the model we bought is not made anymore.

    Most of my neighbors own 5th wheels trailers. When Will Airstream move to the into the future?

  27. missmodus February 24, 2007 at 11:11 am

    JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY, this is one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Celluloid perfection, pop art on tar macadam, barbarella on the BBQ, why all winging and the moaning about the price. I think this is an absolute snip at double the advertised price. I am going to sell my own bricks and mortar, sell my ovaries, spare my one remaining kidney and do whatever the hack it takes to live the ultimate camping fantasy. Oh, and please do not supersize this perfectly adequately sized ‘caravan’, extra rooms come with hotels or motels or fattels. xxxxxx

  28. Randall L February 24, 2007 at 2:05 am

    I retired 3 yrs ago and have been looking at the Bambi International as a way to see our nation and use her for my dorm room, as a returning student. Beautiful, wish I could own Bambi; but, the $60k will be needed for my tuition and food. Best I can do is to continue subscibing to Air Stream’s e-mail. Bambi’s still a winner! Some day…

  29. Marina February 23, 2007 at 8:52 pm

    I’m afraid that the Bambi in any incarnation has been priced waaaay out of my league. Conversely, the stock holders likely don’t complain as long as they hit the numbers. Thor/ Airstream needs to consider a “Finish-it-yourself” concept Bambi for about a spartan $25k… “For the rest of us!”

    -all fwiw

  30. kkm February 21, 2007 at 9:34 am

    We’re also curious – does the aluminum interior transfer heat and cold? We’re concerned about condensation and the walls being chilly if used for winter camping. Anyone have any experience with this?

  31. cj February 9, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    I second Bettys, Blunt and astute observation. Tell it like it is Betty!!!

  32. Betty again February 8, 2007 at 2:51 am

    Have you noticed the size of the women and men getting larger and larger ?
    A large bathroom and shower would be a good thing to ask for.

  33. Betty February 8, 2007 at 2:00 am

    If you could add a bathroom to the Basecamp , we would buy it. We love the new basecamp design, but no bathroom, and separate shower, so forget it until that is taken care of. Call back your design team to fix that.
    The Bambi’s are so cute, but too pricey. Adios to that dream for us.

  34. Tokoro February 4, 2007 at 5:23 am

    We bought a 1966 Airstream, 23′, for $6600 a few years back — in minty shape. We don’t travel with it, so cost of gas is not an issue, but the older Airstreams were designed to be very well balanced, thus requiring less fuel than if the weight were bourne on that tow hitch.

    We use ours as the guest room and as a quiet home office — the latter made necessary by living in a spectacular-looking modern home with not enough consideration given to private spaces. The layout isn’t great for an office, but it’s a fine retreat for one person with a laptop and cell phone and a non-paper-intensive office that lends itself to portability. Our cats love hanging out in it. One has even figured out how to get out through the little flap in the screen door that gives access to the regular door handle.

    It was far more cost effective than an addition, required no construction materials, and has been on the planet for 40 years, so required no new resources.

    We don’t keep our Silver Palace polished to that gorgeous mirror finish. Polishing these babies is not an environmentally friendly process. All kinds of chemicals and an appliance called a “Cyclo-Polisher” (good for polishing missiles, too) are required if you do it yourself. Hiring it out will set you back about $2000 the first time. We took a pass.

  35. CJ February 1, 2007 at 10:48 am

    I dont think the price is too bad. actually its pretty good considering the going rates for travel homes. Its very modern and looks like a place i would actualy live in and be proud. I am worried about the plasticness of the interior. I think after time you would develope a hatred or phobia of white and hard plastic. It looks like pattio furniture took over an airstreamer. Although pattio furniture is durable, its hardly as visually pleasing or comfortable as fabric furniture.But its Still Cool

  36. tresa January 26, 2007 at 12:34 pm

    I love it, but it’s entirely way too expensive for camping. I’d rather pitch a tent than shell out those kind o bucks

  37. Abbey January 21, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Expensive yes, but I agree with Liz — double duty as a guest house/pool house/work space would be a smart and very cool solution. There are a lot of books out there on small space living for the backyard/garden. I just bought Backyard Cottages on an ill fated trip to Lowe’s but there are others out there too.

  38. branden January 20, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    Of course this is not the option for everyone, but look at the alternatives we have in the U.S.: some of the ugliest, most ill-thought-out pieces of mass-consumption in America. Airstream trailers are ‘legacy’ items – these can be taken care of and handed down to generations. That may sound a little ridiculous to some, but I am all for products that don’t incorporate planned obsolescence.

    While it may just be a reskinning of a classic (a classic that is one of the longest in-production American icons), kudos to Airstream and Deam for attempting to rethink and refocus the travel trailer industry. Plus, the new BaseCamp offers a step forward for the otherwise stagnant travel/trailer industry.

  39. Liz January 20, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    I always liked the idea of having one of these to use as a little guest or pool house when not out on the road. Make her do double duty. Maybe then I could justify that price.

  40. John B. Rogers January 20, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    For the price of a Bambi I am going to get a Good used VW Westfailia Camper
    and I would have 20K left over for traveling expenses.

  41. John B. Rogers January 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    Although the “Airstream Bambi” is a superior, well designed product, bring me to
    the question “can the average middle class people afford even the base price?”
    I really don’t think so.

  42. Evan January 20, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Any tried living in on of these thru the seasons? In particular I wonder about condensation in the winter and overheating in the summer.

  43. jcszydlowski January 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

    love this cutie and it could be the ticket for an instant mini hotel in the far:far southern chilean patagonia!!!!! (i live here.)

  44. R. Kennedy January 20, 2007 at 10:23 am

    Good ideas but too expensive for what you get.

  45. Scott January 19, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Stylish, cute, little, expensive. I have this image of a mini cooper pulling that thing, since it also fits those adjectives. Will it blend?!

  46. Nick January 19, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Beautiful, but to think that $30,000 – $60,000 is economical is rediculous.

  47. Tree January 19, 2007 at 8:50 am

    There’s nothing more sustainable than being able to tow your entire house around! Oh, wait…

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