In 2020, we presented 2 brand-new single-axle Silver Bullet designs to the renowned lineup. With Bambi and Caravel, you have the option of 4 various travel trailer layout– all enhanced to be light-weight, have a low center of mass, an ageless and gorgeous aerodynamic aluminum shell, and constructed for simple pulling with a vast array of automobiles.
While Bambi and Caravel share several resemblances from a fast glimpse, there are numerous functions that genuinely set them apart from one another. Occurred on the side-by-side contrast highlighting the distinctions in between the Bambi and Caravel designs with General Supervisor of Travel Trailers, Bryan Melton.
How Are Bambi and Caravel the Very same?
Primarily, the Bambi and Caravel are both readily available in all of the very same 4 layout which is essential due to the fact that they look exceptionally comparable from the exterior. From the 16RB, 19CB, 20FB, all the method to the 22FB, there is no distinction in between the layout ( designs) in between these 2 designs. If among these layout strikes your interest while looking around, it’s great to understand that it’s readily available in an entirely various design in addition to function set. No matter which layout matches your design and choice, all of them are enhanced to be hauled by practically any SUV or truck on the marketplace today.
Just Like all Airstream silver bullets, these 2 designs consist of a low-center of gravity, a semi-monocoque shell building and construction, and the very same toughness, stability, and quality requirements that Airstream has actually been understood for because 1931. Furthermore, both adventure-ready designs have a heated underbelly, Nev-R-Adjust brakes, torsion suspension systems, and a temperature level lowering one-piece white aluminum roofing system, and Airstream Connected pre-wire so you can flawlessly ready up with Wi-Fi while taking a trip.
Airstream Bambi vs. Caravel
A Summary of Distinctions
Previous Airstream Director of Sales C.H. Manchester put it best, “Bambi implies speed. Bambi implies endurance … and, crucial of all, Bambi implies complete Airstream quality, crafted and proportioned and completely travel-tested.” Bambi was constructed with the very same motivation and deliberate functions to provide campers and tourists the capability to quickly get up and go anywhere however still have every convenience of their house along for the flight.
With Caravel, the Airstream experience is magnified, as many style touches raise the single-axle experience. Like an advanced big-city loft, Caravel includes the ideal mix of metal, woodgrain, and neutral white– a scheme that offers the interior of noticeably contemporary feel. Called after Airstream creator Wally Byam’s love of sea-going vessels– and harkening back to the initial Caravel line presented in 1956– this rejuvenated design preserves the feel of a land-borne private yacht. The Caravel addresses the requirement to take a trip further, remain longer, and have all the premium includes that are prepared to go on the first day.
How Do the Outside Characteristic Differ?
# 1– A Rear Bumper
With an updated rear sleek bumper, Caravel has extra outside space to shop devices such as hose pipes, power cable televisions, and other tools.
# 2– The Front Security
Bambi comes requirement with a long lasting 3M protective movie strip to safeguard the aluminum from scrapes and scratches. The Caravel consists of 2 front stainless-steel stone guards that will secure the aluminum from rock damage or other roadway particles that might show up while taking a trip. Both designs include a front window guard that not just safeguards the glass from roadway particles however likewise shades the interior and offers additional personal privacy.
# 3– Wheel Bearings
All Airstream travel trailers are geared up with premium Nev-R-Lube bearings with the exception of the Bambi. The advantage of Nev-R-Lube bearings is that you never ever needing to repack bearings or change the seals which reduces total travel trailer upkeep, they’re pre-lubricated and resistant to contamination, and they have a 5-year or 100k miles guarantee versus flaws.
# 4– The Stabilizer Jacks
Both designs consist of a stabilizer jack in each corner of the travel trailer (overall of 4). When decreased to the ground, the stabilizer jacks take the bounce out of your action while walking around within. Due a small weight distinction in the Caravel, it consists of updated sturdy stabilizer jacks which likewise alters the bit needed to raise and reduce them.
# 5– The Front Drawback Jack
Very same performance, various availability. With the Bambi handbook drawback jack, you’ll require to crank the manage to lower and raise the front of the travel trailer throughout the hitching procedure. With the powered drawback jack that features the Caravel, it’s as basic as the push of a button– nevertheless, a manual crank manage features the travel trailer if you ever require it. There’s likewise a little light consisted of on the Caravel to assist you see while hitching during the night.
# 6– The Main Entry Door Action
Both designs consist of a take out action to make it simple to step within. The Bambi consists of a steel entry action and the Caravel consists of an unique, updated Thule aluminum action
# 7– The Awning Material
Bambi has a Weathermax awning and Caravel has a Tempotest material awning which both include a high-performance material that are water resistant and will dry rapidly after rains or a heavy early morning dew. The efficiency Tempotest pinstripe patio area awning on the Caravel includes a taste of designer design when the awning( s) are extended.
# 8– A Torsion Suspension
There are many advantages to a torsion suspension system, however for the sake of the Bambi and Caravel contrast, we’ll keep it to the truth that the Caravel consists of shock absorbers for an even smoother towing experience on all kinds of surface areas. Torsion axle suspensions improve trailer control, towing, and stability compared to standard leaf springs. All Airstreams other than the Bambi ( and Basecamp) are geared up with shock absorbers. Shock absorbers include extra moistening and guarantee a remarkably smooth flight mile after mile.
# 9– The Taillights
While both the very same design, Bambi includes a single taillight on each side while Caravel consists of an extra light for included styling.
# 10– The Window Awnings
You’ll discover a handbook, curb side awning on the Bambi which is ideal for capturing some remedy for the sun. Big side awnings are likewise beneficial for keeping the travel trailer cool due to the fact that it minimizes the quantity of direct sunshine that is striking the aluminum shell. There are optional street side and back window awnings readily available in addition to the primary manual awning on all 4 Caravel layout.
# 11– The Window Design
Both the Caravel16RB and Bambi 16RB layout have a back window, however they do vary in size. The back window on the Caravel reaches around the sides to provide a scenic view of your environments. Bambi has Hehr windows whereas Caravel comes requirement with our handmade, custom-made Airstream windows and are riveted right into the frame of the travel trailer. These windows are created to provide you a larger opening radius so more breeze can stream throughout the cabin. All windows on the Caravel and the front scenic window on the Bambi are crafted in Jackson Center, Ohio.
# 12– The Battery Storage Place
A plastic molded battery container holds the batteries above the frame and straight behind the LP tank cover on the Bambi designs while the Caravel has actually a hidden steel box protected under the travel trailer A-frame with a hinged door for fast gain access to and structured look.
# 13– The Design Badging
The distinct badges discovered on the outside of each Airstream are practically as renowned as the aluminum shell itself. Going back to the earliest design badges in business history, they have actually constantly provided the identity of the travel trailer– both in design and character. Both badges nod to the storied past of each historic design while flawlessly lining up with the forward thinking and style these days.
What are the Interior & Decoration Distinctions?
# 14– Cooling and Heating
Bambi features a non-ducted 13,500 BTU air conditioning unit with a heat strip and handbook controls. What’s a heat strip? Heat strips are an electrical component that will warm up and enable the A/C fan to distribute warm air throughout the cabin without shooting up your heating system. The updated Caravel likewise consists of a 13,500 BTU air conditioning unit however has a heatpump, environment nerve center, and includes our ducted QuietStream air ventilation system. What is a heatpump? A heatpump is A/C working in reverse and takes ambient air from the cabin to offer warmer air when the temperature level is above around 40 degrees fahrenheit. QuietStream flows air uniformly with several vents throughout the trailer ceiling and has return vents making the system extremely peaceful.
# 15– The Interior Upholstery
The Dune or Ocean seating material in the Bambi is a fade resistant, resilient Performatex product that can quickly be area cleaned up with water and moderate cleaning agent. Inside the Caravel, you’ll discover superior Ultraleather seating and have an option of Pewter or Tungsten colors. Ultraleather is created for optimum durability and glamorous convenience and breathability.
# 16– The Light Switches
The main interior lighting in the Bambi designs are LED ceiling dome lights that are managed with a turn on each private light. The Caravel has surface area installed puck LED lights that are managed with a multi-function touch dimmer switch.
# 17– The Overhead Storage
Regardless of being among the smaller sized travel trailers Airstream uses, both Bambi and Caravel use adequate interior storage. The overhead storage in the Bambi includes tambour doors to make it fast and basic to store food and other products. Bring much more complete size plates, cups, and food containers to stash in the bigger Caravel overhead moving door storage compartments.
# 18– The Toilet
With a concentrate on being light-weight, Bambi features a molded plastic toilet. An updated porcelain toilet comes requirement with the Caravel.
Devices and Home Entertainment
# 19– 1,000 W Power Inverter
The Caravel uses a 1,000 watt pure sine wave power inverter on all layout. What’s an inverter? An inverter is a gadget that takes your 12V battery power and inverts to 110V so that you can power particular outlets in the Airstream and the gadgets plugged into them (laptop computer, T.V., and so on).
# 20– Microwave and Convection Microwave
Did you understand you could have roasted your Thanksgiving turkey in a convection microwave? That’s simply among the readily available Caravel ( not an alternative on the 16RB) kitchen area includes that’ll motivate a more amazing camp meal. A basic microwave is consisted of with each Bambi, nevertheless, the convection microwave choice is not readily available.
# 21– The Kind Of Window Blinds
Very same function, various function. Block out light and keep your personal privacy, however get a somewhat various appearance and performance. Both include a streamlined, aluminum design that matches the remainder of the silver interior.
# 22– The Cooktop/ Variety Top Design
What kind of cooking experience are you wanting to have inside your Airstream? In all of the Bambi layout, there are 2 LP (liquid gas) burner cooktops which will accommodate practically any kind of meal you wish to prepare. If you’re wanting to take it to the next level, Caravel includes a chef-inspired 3 burner cooktop in the 20FB and 22FB foot layout. Just like the Bambi, the Caravel 16RB and 19CB both have a 2 burner cooktop. *
# 23– Stereos and television’s
For the Bambi, you can take pleasure in a 12v/110V LED HD TELEVISION with a DVD gamer or switch to over-the-air channels with the omnidirectional antenna. When plugged into coast power the television will make use of the 110V power, however when operating on battery and due to the fact that the Bambi does not consist of an inverter, the television will be powered with the 12v outlet so you can enjoy your programs when detached from 110V power. There’s likewise a stereo with Bluetooth connection for streaming your preferred music. Step inside Caravel and get a much more superior experience with an HD TELEVISION (with antenna) and ports to bring your own streaming gadget. The Caravel’s stereo with Bluetooth and surround sound speaker system with a subwoofer develops a premium audio experience.
# 24– The Cooking Area Sink
To make dishwashing and cooking as simple as possible, the Bambi consists of a double bowl sink. Prepare one side with soapy water while utilizing the other for washing. The Caravel consists of an unique black Moen faucet and huge rectangle-shaped stainless-steel sink which not just looks terrific, however is ideal for cleaning bigger pots and pans.
# 25– Interior Decoration Options
Bambi is readily available in 2 interior design alternatives: Dune and Ocean No matter which material color you pick, the laminates, floor covering, components, manages, and other interior products will remain the very same– making it simple to change up the cushion design if you ‘d want.
Caravel is readily available in 2 totally various interior design alternatives: Tungsten and Pewter.
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