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Old 10-07-2015, 01:26 PM   #1
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How to ship an airstream cross-country?

Hello,

I am in the midst of purchasing an airstream in Texas, meanwhile I am up near Toronto, Canada. Does anyone have any idea as to what the most economical way to have this trailer shipped to me would be?

Whether it be put on the back of a trailer and shipped, or hired out to a professional driver to tow behind their truck, I'm open to all options. I'm a bit concerned about the idea hiring someone off of craigslist to drive it up for me, however, I will even entertain tips on how to go about doing that properly (to mitigate donating my trailer to someone's chop shop).

Thanks in advance! Love this forum.
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Old 10-07-2015, 01:42 PM   #2
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Will the MH make the trip? then Drive it.
Why not take 'vacation' to pick it up and drive it back yourself (if it breaks down, get it fixed.... that is what most folks do.

If it is not serviceable, are you planning to make it a project?

Crossing into Canada, certain paperwork will be necessary.. if you are the 'owner' it may be simpler to meet at border and bring it over yourself...

Here is just one 'resource' for Truck Transport... Drive Away Service | truck drive-a-way | Vehicle Drive-A-WayDrive Star | Your Truck Transport Carrrier
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:06 PM   #3
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Unfortunately I won't be able to make the trip myself. I don't yet have a truck that can tow this trailer, and my work schedule does not permit such a vacation. Wish it did!
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
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Try Uship.com. They will give you an estimate based on size of trailer. Also you can bid between transporters.
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Old 10-07-2015, 02:36 PM   #5
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Hello,

I am in the midst of purchasing an airstream in Texas, meanwhile I am up near Toronto, Canada. Does anyone have any idea as to what the most economical way to have this trailer shipped to me would be?

Whether it be put on the back of a trailer and shipped, or hired out to a professional driver to tow behind their truck, I'm open to all options. I'm a bit concerned about the idea hiring someone off of craigslist to drive it up for me, however, I will even entertain tips on how to go about doing that properly (to mitigate donating my trailer to someone's chop shop).

Thanks in advance! Love this forum.
Matt

Ooops.. I saw you had this posted under the Motorhome forums.... and you are asking about a 'trailer' transport...

My apology...
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:14 AM   #6
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Thumbs up U Ship

I recently used U Ship to haul my AS from FL to TX and they did a fantastic job. I would highly recommend. Additionally if you see SJ Parks Enterprises, that is who I used and they were great. Great rate and communication was perfect. They went above and beyond to protect the interior because the front window was broken out.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #7
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maybe the seller wants a vacation trip north? Or someone in the group? My 40' diesel pusher could handle it but i have no plans to head that way anytime soon.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:25 AM   #8
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Your dealer or perhaps even Jackson Center should be able to provide you with competent transporters. That is how they get the trailers moved.
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:29 AM   #9
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I moved an Airstream from NJ to CA using SHOWROOM TRANSPORT. 1-800-462-0038.
It arrived on time and was not damaged at all. Mine was moved on a car mover trailer, met the driver and it was ready to tow home.
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Old 10-08-2015, 12:45 PM   #10
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We bought a 25' in Kansas and had them ship it out to Seattle, and it cost $2200. They hired a guy with a truck who then towed it out. Not sure who they used (could probably call Central RV for who they use) - but this gives you an idea on cost.
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:31 PM   #11
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ditto on the Uship.com recommendation - I've shipped 3 vehicles at a fraction of the cost of an "agency" or "shipping company"
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Old 10-08-2015, 01:36 PM   #12
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What size and year is your Airstream? I might be able to do it for you for a fee.
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Old 10-08-2015, 03:46 PM   #13
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My Panamerica was carted from Dallas to Atlanta by a commercial hauler via flatbed "low-boy" 18-Wheeler. The movie transportation captain arrange for a gang to lift, secure, and haul. Amazing to watch it being done! How far from Dallas are you? One tip: Insure, Bond, get ALL details you can on anyone you assign the task. I winter in Dallas; spend summer on the road (or in MI).
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I used U-ship for moving my trailer from NV to MD. Below is the person/company I chose from the multiple quotes received. Malcolm tows for Airstream in OH. Very experienced and conscientious. Gave me updates regularly.

Service provider: ZIPTRANS
Name: MALCOLM TREON
Email address: TREONCLAYTON@AOL.COM

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