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Old 01-15-2011, 07:44 AM   #15
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Hi Rae,
Congratulations. Keep the Forum updated with pictures of your progress, so we can all share in the excitement. I look forward to meeting up with you again one day, when I can admire your restoration in person. Your dream is finally becoming a reality.Enjoy every moment, Kristi
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:11 AM   #16
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I am in Florida, working on my little house. The trailer is in Connecticut. I'll be there to start working on her the beginning of February. I wanted to attend the CanOpener this year, but just didn't work out with the timing. I am planning to go to Alburquerque, NM for this years' Resto Rally, and bringing the husband. That's in early June. It might be the only camping trip I attend this year, because I want to use the time to work on the trailer. Maybe- just maybe I can get her back together and towable for the fall, but we'll see!! It just feels so good to have her in my yard.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:39 AM   #17
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Oh, so anyway, I'll be keeping the thread "the end of the rainbow is silver", in the Overlander 1957 section. (Technically my AS is a registered '57, since it was a late built '56)... See ya there! The coffee's on!
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #18
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Glad to see you got it home. U did your home work CH Robinson is an old and reliable company. You didnt indicate how many miles or what the mileage rate was. Others may want to use that company.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:37 PM   #19
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Hello! I am looking for an Airstream trailer to buy ASAP, & will definitely require a pro to transport it for me from wherever I buy it to central California area. Can you please tell me the name & phone number or email address of the company you hired to move yours? I would appreciate it a lot, as I'm having no luck finding one so far...
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I don't have the total yet,- we used my husband's business and filed for credit with them, a simple fax, so we will be billed-(faster than a check sent, etc.) but it was approx. $2400 for a flat bed transport and an assist tow vehicle- to get the trailer on and off. The milage was approx. 800 miles, from the foothill mountains in North Carolina through the metro NJ and NY area and out into south eastern CT. (a long and somewhat challenging route- I've driven it with just my truck). The man I dealt with directly through email and phone conversation was John Thorn and the CH Robinson phone number I have is: 812-842-0000. I cannot say enough about the peace of mind I had in dealing with these folks. I only wish I could have physically met with them. I did explain the construction of the Airstream and made suggestions to how to strap it down- by the frame only- etc. I did allow them to cut into the belly pan for added strapping to my frame, only because of it's possible weakness, and the fact that the belly pan was sacrificial in my case. It's also a 26' unit, and something smaller would obviously need less of a transport vehicle, etc. I think a lot of the slant bed tow truck type transport vehicles could handle a lot of the shorter older airstreams. The newer wider and taller airstreams might need something else, but I think you'd be able to work out whatever your needs are with John.
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #22
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Well Rae....that looks GREAT! I wish we could have moved that for you...and put the money into the work ahead....but, as you say...the peace of mind is well worth it. In the coming months we will have to stay in contact....for some dumb reason I am taking on a 26 ft. project very similar to yours. More info to come....please stay in touch.
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MR-- I would have gladly had you tow her, but Texas is a tad bit out of the way :-)
I think that's great, we can commiserate on our projects!! I will definitely be in touch, and hope to meet up with you!
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