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Old 12-03-2012, 07:55 PM   #15
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If you can't tow it, you could always build a trailer condo park.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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Hilarious Brad...you're talking to the right guy. I'm an architect so I can get that done for sure!
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #17
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Look at uship web site. Someone there will help you out. Just post it and get there bids.
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:27 PM   #18
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Whoa. Thanks for that big venture...bidding is open
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Old 12-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #19
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At 31' I'd call a speed shop like Smoky's in Oceanside or SoCal in Pomona and ask who has a dragster trailer that wants to make a few bucks. Even though most of the trailers are enclosed, there are still a few guys running nostagla top fuel cars with open trailers in southern California.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:43 PM   #20
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Rent a trailer long enough for the front landing gear and axles and let her rear hang over the back.
NOOOOO! Perfect recipe for out of control sway with a way higher center of gravity. How'd you like to be the first to solo-wreck a tow vehicle, airstream, AND rental trailer at once?

The dragster trailer MIGHT work depending on where the axles are relative to the center of gravity with the airstream as the load. Granted dragsters are LONG, but they have the weight distribution of a giant sledge hammer and their trailers might be specifically configured for this.

Big rig or 5th wheel/dually type transport trailers can reliably handle this type of load. Getting the sagged trailer on/off carefully is the trick. You don't want an ill-equipped low bidder trying to hurry the matter.

Besides towing and transport companies, how about companies that specialize in moving prefab houses and park model trailer homes? They seem to have an abundance of jacks, blocks, rigging, dollies etc.

There's always the underinflate the tires/take it slow method. I'm in the LA area too, you have to love how the right lane road slabs (where all the trucks run) break off several inches from the edge, leaving depressions and potholes with square-cut edges. In my RV, it must sound like a Simpsons marathon with me yelling, "D'OH! D'OH!" every time I have to go over one...
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:54 PM   #21
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So I made my decision and I'm just gonna tow myself. Slowly, methodically, with a pre planned route and with lower tire pressure. AND the handy toolbox with the many needed tools just in case. Today did it for me when I saw a rollback driving with a shipping container go over a few potholes and saw AND heard the jarring going on. No matter how careful you tell the driver to drive you can't determine what he is going to drive over. So thats that. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
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Make sure the tires are at least fair and tow it.

A hundred miles of careful towing are not going to matter. Stay off the interstate and on two lane roads without the concrete seams and and don't get in a hurry.

Look around on the forums at the stuff folks have towed without even knowing there was damage.

Airstreams are tougher than we like to let on.

Why else would be but them?

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Old 12-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #23
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That should be: why else would we buy them,


wow. Missed that.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:57 AM   #24
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She's coming HOME this weekend. Can't wait. Picked up brake controller, packed emergency tools including welder and backup steel just in case. We decided that the rear end can be supported from the interior with a 12' scaffolding length bolted too the walk way. The only separation of the floor is right at the rear so the sides are supported. this is easy to see since the belly pan is gone. This obviously is a band aid fix but should be good for the 95 mile trip home. Will have a chase car but hardly a chase at the speed we are planning on. So i'll take lots of pic of our shoring of the rear floor plus getting her out. Wish us luck!
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Good luck, can't wait to see the pics.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #26
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She's coming HOME this weekend. Can't wait. Picked up brake controller, packed emergency tools including welder and backup steel just in case. We decided that the rear end can be supported from the interior with a 12' scaffolding length bolted too the walk way. The only separation of the floor is right at the rear so the sides are supported. this is easy to see since the belly pan is gone. This obviously is a band aid fix but should be good for the 95 mile trip home. Will have a chase car but hardly a chase at the speed we are planning on. So i'll take lots of pic of our shoring of the rear floor plus getting her out. Wish us luck!
Another option to help that sagging floor/chassis is to run a couple of ratchet straps through the rear window & underneath the chassis/floor & up through a couple of holes you cut in the floor & connect the ends of the straps together. I used a hole saw to do this on several occasions & the straps tied the body to the frame. Obviously it's a temp solution but it has worked really well for me. Don't drop the pressure of the tires either as it will cause them to overheat & blow.
Stop regularly & check everything, you'll be fine.
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She's coming home. Taping up loose stuff. Girlfriend getting brake controller installed. Have to remove rear bumper as its held by rusted wires. A lot of securing needed to be done to get her limping home. Is an exciting day though
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