If I had a big 4x4 I would have done the same but I used Brian at Southampton Transport - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel 023 8039 5767
He is based at Southampton and picked the AS up as soon as it cleared customs he's great, he will store it til you're ready to pick it up and will deliver anywhere in the UK. On u ship I think feedback is the key I had some real dubious quotes.
I bought the AS in Nov 06 but it took an age to get it over here, it was lost in transit and caused me many a sleepless night!!! A word of warning get a spare set of keys cut. I stupidly thought that the door should be unlocked so that US and UK customs could inspect it - no the keys where thrown inside on the floor and the door locked shut. The customs didn't check it at all!!
We are in Wanstead East London and have just got the AS booked onto a fantastic site at Holkam Bay in Norfolk just up the road from the Queens Norfolk retreat Sandringham.
The forum really is a fantastic site I found Brian, learnt how to break into my airstream, how to rewire it and received emails from lovely airstreamers that I know I will really try to meet up with.
Contact Chris Haddon he's got a lot of info about transformers etc. and is a neighbour he lives in West Sussex - email@example.com
I've spoke via email - we are all friends now we have Airstreams.
Den (finn2020 is my airstreaming alto ego)