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Old 10-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Rivet 22FB Bambi SPort into shipping container

Hi All,
can someone please advise if this is possible - the dealer in Penticton says that the FB came out as 7' 3 3/4" wide so that it would fit into a container (container internal width 7'7") however the trailer height is 8'11'' and container internal height it 7'9"".
By removing the tires and air con cover is it possible to get it under 7'9''?
I would imagine the trailer would have to be packed onto some sort of a ply sled, that sled would have to almost exactly the internal container floor size, then slide that sled in

Any input appreciated

Simon
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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Some questions.

1. Is this based on the dealers experience or just his opinion?

2. Who is going to take responsibility when problems occur?

3. Is the shipping container padded?

4. What happens when the shipping container side impacts the sides of the Airstream and windows?

Sounds like an accident waiting to happen.

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Old 10-02-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Dan for your prompt reply. What is driving this is that when we move back to NZ in 10 years we will ship it back (it currently cost 15k to do this w/o container). If the FB won't fit into a container either we might as well buy an 8ft wide one.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:15 PM   #4
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additional info - apparently removing the wheels and replacing with plywood ones just larger than brake drum, remove air con entirely. Supposedly this is how Air Stream ship these to Europe
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15k? Wow!

I suggest contacting Airstream to find out exactly how they ship the trailers to Europe. Once you find out the correct person responsible at Airstream, just do what he does because you know it works. I wonder how they ship the larger Airstreams.

Good luck, Dan
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:36 AM   #6
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Hi Simon, I am from Vancouver originaly and looking to ship a bambi preferably in a container to Australia, did you end up shipping it in a container? And if so how did it turn out, looking forward to any feed back. Thanks

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