2020 Airstream Bambi in Dune interior. Build date Feb 2020. Purchase date June 2020 in Colfax, NC. The standard Bambi package with optional Zamp 90W rooftop solar panel and 2 Lifeline GPL-24T 80 ah AGM batteries. Comes with the Blue Ox 700lb Sway Pro WD Hitch. I have added an additional Zamp 90W solar panel on the roof and changed out the solar charge controller to a Victron 100/30 MPPT Charge Controller and a Victron Battery Monitor (with Bluetooth communication back to charge controller). Additinally added a BEP 701 Battery switch and a Blue Sea Systems 187 switch to isolate the charge controller from the solar panels and the battery, if needed. I also changed out the AS installed rigid connections to the Shurflo water pump with the Shurflo flexible tubing connects which is what Shurflo recommends to keep pump vibration noise down. Have an accumulator as well, but have not installed. After purchase I had 3 shorter distance trips in NC and SC. And then early September 2020 made a 52 day leisurely trip out to western mountain states. So total miles so far 8500. No issues other than some rivet replacements and drawer adjustments. No damage. Why am I selling. I learned that I prefer more boondocking and off grid camping, but did not have confidence to go into some places with the 20′ 5″ Bambi which sits a bit lower. I will be moving from NC back out west and hope to be able to pick up a 16′ Basecamp XL (all I need since I am single) after I get settled. I am asking $51,500. I have some other trailer related items I might be willing to part with given my hope of downsizing (example Zamp 180W portable Suitcase Solar that hooks into the AS A-Frame Zamp port). I carry a loan through US Bank (set up by AS of NC at Out-of-Doors Mart in Colfax) and my initial preference is to sell to someone in the eastern NC area who can meet me in Raleigh area at their bank to conduct a transaction to protect us both against fraud. If this does not work out in a short period of time I will pay off the loan myself so that I have title in hand. I show my phone number, but text me first because I get tired of “extended warranty” sellers.
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