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Old 07-03-2012, 10:28 AM   #29
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I can't believe a good tow truck operator could not do that job. I think you should ask another company to have a go at it. Did this guy have the moving deck? They come in different sizes. When you phone, tell them what you have and they will sent the right equipment.

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Thank you for all the great suggestions! We thought the adjustable tow truck idea was brilliant. They came...and went. They said they can't do it because they need 30' and we don't have it there. They suggested we build ramps. Imagine that!
We have a tractor 1 hour away, don't want to bring it up so maybe we'll try to find one here in the city.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:41 AM   #30
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Masseyfarm. We were surprised too. We were referred by all the other towing companies to this one as the one that has the adjustable trucks and that they were the best at the difficult jobs. They didn't bring a truck with them , they just made a "scouting" trip to see if it would work and which equipment to bring. We're in Seattle, maybe another area would have more truck options? In any case, we're making a very careful attempt with ramps today, we shall see...
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:15 PM   #31
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Wahoo! It took awhile and thankfully hubby's dad was visiting from Montana and gave us a hand and lots of experienced advice. Will ad pics. It's home now and I'm cleaning it today. So many great surprises! So far the original horse hair & pig dinette Airstream tagged & dated cushions & fabric are in are great shape AND we have the original tagged twin mattresses as well! Rubber! No stains! Ripped the carpet out, the tiles are I great shape too! So much fun!
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:36 PM   #32
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Congrats on getting it home.

Isn't it great to be able to call it your own and start digging in?

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Old 07-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #33
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Dana, it is! My hubby teases me that I'm addicted to the getting, cleaning & renovation much more than the relaxing in a campground part
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #34
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Tipsy,

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Old 07-04-2012, 05:27 PM   #35
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dang, a day late...

Your pretty nearby. I would have paid to watch that!
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Old 07-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #36
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So did you end up building ramps or what?
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:01 AM   #37
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Wahoo! It took awhile and thankfully hubby's dad was visiting from Montana and gave us a hand and lots of experienced advice. Will ad pics. !
Inquiring minds want to know how the magic was done.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:19 AM   #38
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One boat yard we visited moved boat trailers with a fork lift that had a trailer ball on one of the forks.
We did that in the marina I worked at. Also, we almost never moved boats around the lot with the rear hitch. We had front mounted reciver hitches on the trucks. Way easier to maneuver with the trailer on the steering wheels.
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Hi Tipsy,

I would love to see some more pictures of your '59 and we're all dying to hear more about how you got towed out from its perch. Give us an update!
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