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Old June 19th, 2009, 09:49 AM
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i just received a photos from a client!

what a great picture!
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:04 PM
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Man I cant imagine how much fun that is.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 01:50 PM
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I keep looking for an old scotty to tow around.
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Old June 19th, 2009, 02:09 PM
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Its a shame they didnt make the red wagon in stick. Nice PIC
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Old June 19th, 2009, 02:56 PM
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Very cool. Did you ask how well it tows that trailer?
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Old June 19th, 2009, 06:47 PM
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Doesn't the tongue weight of that Bambi exceed the meager 350 which the Rover is supposed to accommodate?
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Old June 20th, 2009, 01:33 PM
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 04:07 PM
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Whats the estimated cost for a Bambi, great condition and good condition?
Also, any input on Jim's question on weight?
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 04:19 PM
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Colonial Airstream are good folks and seem to have the best prices in the country. A remaining 08 International CCD Bambi costs about 35k.

A Bambi has a hitch weight of 430 lbs, and the Defender is only "supposed" to allow 350. In all honesty though, I bet it would tow it really well, and the Bambi is well under the 5000 lb weight limit. Its a bit strange that LR quotes a 5000 towing limit but doesn't have a 500 lb hitch weight, since the standard ratio of tongue weight to gross weight is 1 to 10. Also, Airstreams all seem to have their axles well rearward, pushing more weight forward.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 04:21 PM
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That is a DWR not a bambi, a used bambi (ie the really old ones) for from 5k for crap to 25k and the new ones go for like 35k.

Here is the one in the pic:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-...ZRVsQ5fCampers
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 08:24 AM
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Colonial Airstream are good folks and seem to have the best prices in the country. A remaining 08 International CCD Bambi costs about 35k.

A Bambi has a hitch weight of 430 lbs, and the Defender is only "supposed" to allow 350. In all honesty though, I bet it would tow it really well, and the Bambi is well under the 5000 lb weight limit. Its a bit strange that LR quotes a 5000 towing limit but doesn't have a 500 lb hitch weight, since the standard ratio of tongue weight to gross weight is 1 to 10. Also, Airstreams all seem to have their axles well rearward, pushing more weight forward.
I thought my '95 manual stated the D-90's tow capacity at 3,500 lbs, and 350 lbs tongue weight? Personally I think it is easily capable of towing 5K safely, but I guess it is a wheelbase/legal department consideration..
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 11:42 AM
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There are lot of older fiberglass trailers that are available. My 1978 Boler weighs around 900 lbs and has a tongue weight of around 100 lbs. The Defender tows it like a dream.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 01:09 PM
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Pretty cool! You should paint the lower section green! Oh, and then suspension, Defender wheels, rack... haha!
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I really want a little baby trailer. I like the 1980s U-haul fiberglass ones a lot too.

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i did the rubicon in an fj40 with one of those.
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Old July 12th, 2009, 08:18 PM
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Great Picture, that is one dry road.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 08:04 AM
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my D90 and 62 Scotty

I just picked this '62 Scotty up last week. Was being used at the time and in pretty good shape. No major overhaul required, just some cosmetic stuff. Tows like a dream. Sits slightly lower than the D90 and hangs out about 4" on each side. The total weight is about 1100lbs with a tongue weight under 200lbs.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 10:18 AM
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what are going to do with the small teardrop you had at the BP? is this an upgrade or just an addition to the collection?

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I just picked this '62 Scotty up last week. Was being used at the time and in pretty good shape. No major overhaul required, just some cosmetic stuff. Tows like a dream. Sits slightly lower than the D90 and hangs out about 4" on each side. The total weight is about 1100lbs with a tongue weight under 200lbs.
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Old July 13th, 2009, 07:41 PM
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It's an upgrade. Apparently 15 years old no longer want to share the same bed with their dad. So we went for something that offered 2 beds, still had some novelty factor, and fits in the garage. The fitting in a garage is a bit of a misnomer. It fit, but it required lowering the tire pressure to 10lbs, and then putting the tongue on a car jack to maneuver it in. A tongue wheel still makes it sit up too high. I guess if I can now convince my wife we need a sectional garage door so that I gain an extra 2 inches, then my D90 will fit in as well.
Amazingly I posted up on the teardrop forum that I was picking up a Scotty and would probably be selling my TD, I ended up selling it 2 days later. It's one of the rare moments in my life where I actually got the cash for something I was selling before buying the replacement item. She's usable right now, but I do plan to do an iterative makeover.
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