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Old 08-02-2019, 08:27 PM   #43
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Ok. Along for the ride.Please update with pictures. Might consider some RV roadside assistance coverage. Good insurance for tow off of interstate. Good luck!!!

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Old 08-03-2019, 05:38 AM   #44
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when i picked up my '73 recruited a friend with an F350 dually, got four rims/tires from junkyard, loaded a bed full of tools, and off we went. Traveled 350-miles one-way, friend repacked bearings in rain while I made the deal. Returned home, long day but we had fun, including Breakfast and Lunch at South of the Border where I got to do a visual inspection of the roof.

Our motto was "Well if anything's going to happen it's going to happen out there" - Captain Ron

Bonus points to anybody that can identify the truck (hint - original hood was same color as front of truck).

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Old 08-03-2019, 07:13 AM   #45
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Good Luck With This Unit And Trip ! But I Would Hire A Trucker With A Flat Bed! And Let Him Bring To CA ! The Professional Way Think Safety To Yourself And Others!
Be Cheaper And Safer To All ! Safe Travels With This Gift!!
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Old 08-05-2019, 06:18 AM   #46
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. . .
. . . were flying out Monday night and going to get this baby back home to California.
. . .
Wishing you a safe journey!

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Old 08-05-2019, 12:39 PM   #47
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Well we leave tonight around 11 Pacific time tonight and get into pitsburgh to get the truck tomorrow, but we talked to the seller this morning and the title has not come in yet and it was supposed to be, so trips off to a great start. Hopefully it shows up by the time we get there tomorrow
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Old 08-06-2019, 02:16 PM   #48
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check for cracks on frames and where the axle rests. You know what to do as farmers.
2014 Ford Explorer XLT with factory installed Tow Package.

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Old 08-07-2019, 09:16 AM   #49
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The suspense is killing me.
John & Vicki
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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled. ~ Robert Frost
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Old 08-07-2019, 09:50 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by Bubba L View Post
I’ve towed two back to central Texas, one from upper Ca and the other from upper Michigan. What was useful for me other than what is listed was various sizes of rope, duct tape, aluminum tape, a roll of tie wire, battery operated drill with bits, a manual riveter with various sized rivets and a tool box full of tools. On the 55 I had part of the belly pan come down outside of Little Rock. I had packed a few strips of .032 aluminum and tin snips so was able to patch things back to get us home. It was an adventure. Tie door shut and tape windows if latches are loose. Tie down Hehr vents on the inside. Good luck and slow and easy wins the race.

What he said.

Also, check the roof. Was bringing my "we didn't use it last year after Lloyd died" '74 Argosy thru Atl @ 8am. Had heard/felt thumping the day before so checked wheels, axles, tow stuff. Nothing found.
That morning, I-65 inside lane, about a gazillion vehicles several hundred yds behind me. I hear thumpty thump roll look in mirror and ac compressor is bouncing down the lane. Luckily before folks went to panic mode it veered into the median. AC was rotted out, even the base. Compressor only held by copper lines. (Prev owner said ac "needed a tune up").

Later that day, 3pm, going thru rural Ala town, kids in street on bikes, I hear this screeching, crunching metal sound. I think I've hit a kid.

The belly pan had come loose in front, was dragging. Took me several hours to manually bend/tear it off back to where it was somewhat intact.

So, yeah, you never know what to expect.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:28 AM   #51
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Ha! I paid $1500 for a rotted out lawn ornament! I only had to get it 45 minutes across town, but it was all freeway with lots of no shoulder sections. The tires looked so bad. But I made it. One thing, if you have to gut it, just know that when it's empty, the lightness renders the shocks as useless and it become a very jarring experience towing it around.
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Old 08-07-2019, 10:39 AM   #52
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I'm surprised no one has suggested you find a local RV dealer and get some help with those basics.
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Old 08-07-2019, 11:41 AM   #53
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On the road for an adventure

Last September we bought a 72 23' Safari that was behind a log house outside WestPoint Tenn. and had been parked there for 6 years. Destination was Houston. The local tire shop was 8 miles away so the plan was to get her there to get new tires put on and bearings repacked and check trailer brakes and tail lights and add a Reese Sway Hitch. After dodging (most) of the wasps and putting air in the tires we made it uphill to the tire shop and they began their work while we grabbed lunch. We pulled that trailer 740 miles back to Houston and were shocked at how well it went down the road. Trailer brakes worked and enough lights to be legal. Those first 50 miles will tell you a lot. Good luck on your adventure.
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:42 PM   #54
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Great advice! Spend a little

on the front end to get it home safely, because it looks like a unit worth bringing back the rest of the way! Enjoy! 😀 Godspeed getting her home!
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Old 08-07-2019, 03:23 PM   #55
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Also get on the roof for inspection. Regardless of how you tow / drag this ancient A/S the wind is your enemy this old body. What could blow off will.
#1 - the airconditioner cover is dry rotted and will probably blow off. Try adding some additional screws - get the correct ones with a no-load shoulder. on just duck tape the heck out of it.
#2 - what to the vent covers look like? loose - rotten. You don't want to introduce more water into the galley when drive thru rain - which is bound to happen.
Good Luck.
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Old 08-07-2019, 08:41 PM   #56
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Good Luck With This Unit And Trip ! But I Would Hire A Trucker With A Flat Bed! And Let Him Bring To CA ! The Professional Way Think Safety To Yourself And Others!
Be Cheaper And Safer To All ! Safe Travels With This Gift!!
No way you want to miss out on the best adventure in your life with your best friend. Think of all the stories you will get to tell from this trip.

Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Oh, and welcome to AirForums! Glad to have you with us. With being a bit nuts, you will fit right in.

Safe travels, Dan

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