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Old 05-09-2004, 09:15 AM   #43
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Towing - the proper tow for your MoHo

Below are a couple of pics of the tow rig that Good Sam's sent out.

The wait for a rig was longer than usual because the "closest" recommended rig was out of commission. The travel time for the rig shown was three hours.

Again, good praises for Good Sam's, they asked all of the appropriate questions, - they were looking for health/safety issues first - made sure that we were "OK" (able to handle the situation mentally), and fished out that we knew that no work could be done until Monday - they even offered to tow us to a campsite and retow on Monday morning.

All the people we talked to with Good Sam's were based in the Boston area. They had all the resources in the area listed on their computer, I could not imagine me calling through a yellow pages list late on Saturday trying to find a tow truck that was outfitted properly to tow the MoHo.

First pic is "loading the front end - notice the tow orperators "helpers" doing the paperwork in the backround - a Saturday evening "family affair".

The second pic is the 345 "on the hook". I was unable to get a shot of the entire tow rig - it was sooooo looonnng.
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:28 PM   #44
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So sorry to see your tranny troubles happened away from home base. Looks like you had things very well covered. Your experience had convinced me to join Good Sams right away. I've been flying without a chute for far too long. Did I read this right that you're planning to replace everything or just the tranny? Also, why the plan to stick with stock? I was sure you'd put a 502 in there.

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Old 02-10-2009, 06:09 PM   #45
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There's just something about an Airstream motorhome.
Just too much fun and soooo many options for upgrades etc.
I recently purchased a 1981 29' that was designed as a limo.
It is currently undergoing a bottom up restoration.
The body is removed and it is disassembled down to the frame.
Your Airstream journey will bring numerous hours of fun.
Good luck.

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