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Old 02-03-2007, 05:10 AM   #1
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Renting our Airstream...

Hi the community;

I've been contacted to rent my Airstream for doing photos with kids, for a french fashion catalog;What kind of advices, can you tell me, about that because it's not my job to do that and if i 'll do it it'snt for business , even if i earn some money with that;
sure i don't want to give the trailer like that, I 'll be all the time present on the place where photos 'll be taken.

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Old 02-03-2007, 05:23 AM   #2
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Make sure you are the person towing and setting it up. If they want it moved, be that person. I would not let my trailer out of my site or let someone else move it.



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Old 02-03-2007, 05:27 AM   #3
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Demandez beaucoup d'argent, il serait impossible pour qu'ils trouvent un autre jet d'air en France.

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Old 02-03-2007, 05:39 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Jim Clark
Demandez beaucoup d'argent, il serait impossible pour qu'ils trouvent un autre jet d'air en France.

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Yes.......what he said!!!

Actually, be sure that you are there ALL of the time and that you are the only person to move it, set it up, and do ANYTHING to it .....especially for the magazine photo shoot.

There is a Forum member who rented her trailer to a movie company for a month or 2 and was not on site. Needless to say, some damage ocurred and although they DID have it repaired, it was not a pleasant experience!!!
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Old 02-03-2007, 05:47 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by brunoffrance
I 'll be all the time present on the place where photos 'll be taken.
Excellent idea! I don't quite recall which Forums member rented their Airstream to a California movie company and it came back scratched and damaged.

Be sure they give you some enlargements of the photos! ... then scan & post them here?

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Old 02-03-2007, 06:41 AM   #6
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Make sure that they provide insurance to cover ANY damage.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:17 AM   #7
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We have rented our 1956 Ford Thunderbird (Norman T. Bird) for photo and commercial shoots on several ocassions over the past 20 years. We always check the insurance of the company doing the shoot to make sure that it covers damage to Norman. We specify that we are present at all times when Norman is being used. We also specify that we position the vehicle, and reserve the right to refuse any use that we feel would cause damage. Many years ago during a swim suit catalog shoot, we made the director change the position of a model who was to stand on Norman's hood with high heels.

If you decide to do this, you must stand firm on these issues. These photo shoot people are very pushy and will roll over you if you let them. Their concern is getting the best shot regardless of any damage done to the props.

All of this being said, having your car (or Airstream) in a magazine ad or commercial is really neat. Make sure that you quote them a price that will cover your time. Don't be afraid to ask for a sufficient sum; thay can afford it. Don't forget to ask for copy of the images that your Airstream is in. Good luck.
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:23 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Craftsman
Make sure that they provide insurance to cover ANY damage.
What Craftsman said: I would imagine it pretty cool to have your AS in some print ads and everyone here has given so really great advise, be there if you can, move it when needed and the most important is a document in your possesion proving the have insurance against damage to your AS including serial number. If you have a lawyer friend (can they be friends?), perhaps he could draft an simple but cover your butt agreement. Still sounds like fun, go for it!
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Old 02-03-2007, 09:11 AM   #9
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i would simply say "no" and if i needed extra cash, i'd find another way to generate it. it's not worth the potential for damage or the potential for a headache.

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Old 02-03-2007, 09:18 AM   #10
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My trailer was rented by a company for a photo shoot a few years ago (by the PO) and he did the towing and setting up. That is the only way I would do something like that myself.
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:43 AM   #11
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My brother and several of his friends rented their rigs for a few scenes in the Robin Williams movie, I think it was called RV, of two or three years ago. They were paid $300/day for the use of the trailers. They were allowed to tow them to the site but members of the Teamsters were required to actually park the trailers. They were allowed to be present as much as they wanted, and actually they were used as extras and paid bucks for that as the other campers in their various campsites. Another friends rents his '50 Merc hotrod frequently to movie producers and he indicates that he gets excellent treatment from the various crews. He's allowed to mostly park it, gets involved whenever they want to try something that might risk damage to the car in any way, and is ALWAYS on site when they are using his car. He has never left it unattended. By the way, this is all Canadian. My brothers trailer was used in Southern Alberta and the Merc is used in Vancouver BC.

Take a ton of pictures of your trailer before they get it and make sure it is as clean as possible. That way you have the pics to prove what condition it was in to start with, and also they should return it as clean as they got it. These people are typically very considerate of the units they use as they know they may want to use it again.

Pictures would be very good to get. Take your own camera as well but make sure you ask for permission to use it or they can get a tad upset I understand.

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Old 02-03-2007, 10:47 AM   #12
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You had said that they wanted to use it for a shoot with kids. Children can unintentionally cause damage and then not tell anyone about it for fear of getting in trouble. I would watch for that. I would also want to know what kind of content they were going to shoot with children. I have to wonder why a French company would want to leave the country just for a magazine shoot. Makes me wonder about the content of the shoot. Make sure your baby is not being used for anything she would be ashamed of. Just my two cents.
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:52 AM   #13
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I passed on an opportunity to rent mine for a photo shoot, the guy who called me said they wanted to show two old folks in a convertible towing it along a beach highway, but he had no clue what vehicle would be towing it or how they would set it up. I decided to pass. I didn't want to risk them setting it up wrong and damaging it, and he didn't seem to have done his homework - he just saw my webpage and wanted a prop. My caravel is way too precious to be used as a prop.

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Old 02-03-2007, 11:15 AM   #14
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I would say no , because kids can do a lot of damage and not say anything, spill drinks , melted candy on any thing cloth. rub the out side of the trailer with dirt on their hands and scratch the finish. jumping on the couches and any thing else. Some kids are not trainable to behave.. I'd say no..

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