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Old 11-09-2006, 11:17 PM   #1
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Shipping to England

Wondering if anyone has knowledge of a good (affordable) shipping company to ship my airstream to England?
I'm based in SoCal.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:34 AM   #2
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Hello Jeanne -- These are always interesting questions. Are you going one-way or round trip?

I don't have lots of answers but this thread might be a place to start a wider search: http://www.airforums.com/forum...ber-25192.html
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Old 02-21-2007, 08:50 AM   #3
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other than driving across the states to the east coast the west coast is to expensive try Galveston TX its half the price of west coast
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:11 AM   #4
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There are a couple of people who have shipped to Europe lately. Check out these threads, there may be more with a search.
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Old 02-21-2007, 10:42 AM   #5
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Export out of Galveston, oh Galveston!

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other than driving across the states to the east coast the west coast is to expensive try Galveston TX its half the price of west coast
Hi,
indeed the best route out of SoCal is via Galveston. K-line, who I have used, have a route that includes Galveston - Jacksonville - Baltimore - Newark - Zeebrugge and onto the UK and the Med. Contact Andy Steinmetz at agsintl@aol.com in Philadelphia. I can personally recommend him.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for your replies - that was so quick!!

I will definitely look into Galveston, TX.

Also, I see one photo on someones comment of an Airstream in a container. Does anyone know what the dimensions a container is? And what year Airstreams actually fit in a container?

Thanks again!

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Old 03-30-2007, 11:31 PM   #7
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Wait...I just realized Galveston is in FL, not TX. So what's the deal w/ TX?

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Jeanne,

I think they are talking about Galveston, TX not Galveston, FL. I'm not sure there is a Galveston, FL. But I do know that Galveston, TX is a port town and a lot of shipping in and out of the US occurs through there.

Good luck on your trip!

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Old 04-02-2007, 04:41 AM   #9
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Thanks for your replies - that was so quick!!

I will definitely look into Galveston, TX.

Also, I see one photo on someones comment of an Airstream in a container. Does anyone know what the dimensions a container is? And what year Airstreams actually fit in a container?

Thanks again!

Jeanne
Hi Jeanne,#

I saw that posting too and I'm pretty sure the container would only fit the earlier Airstreams - 90" or 7ft6".

K-Line out of Galveston(I promise you it is in Texas! Lol!) use what are called PCCs or Pure Car Carriers, like these:

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I've stood next to this very ship, Jade Arrow, on Southampton dock and it's huge! It will carry nigh-on 5000 cars!

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All the car manufacturers use them for shipping around the globe. In fact, my own Airstream shipping got knocked back 2 weeks because BMW wanted the space to transport their cars out of Carolina to Europe!
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Hi there..been reading all the threads here and wondered if you were successful!? I am looking to do the same from Austin TX to the UK and wondered if you could share any gems / thoughts from your (hopefully) recent experience?
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Hi
We do this as a business. There is so much smoke and mirrors in this we decided to put up a guide on our forum & website in the UK.
Shipping from the States is time consuming, so you need patience and it's easy to be ripped off! You will find practical help in the guidelines if you google for Vintage Vices Forum or Maybricks
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or you need help
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I would not use Elite shipping am still repairing damage caused to my airstream while it was being shipped by them avoid Zebrugge if possible get it shipped straight to the U K
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Hi, I've also been reading all the threads and the horror stories!. I'm looking to ship my 34 foot Airstream from Baltimore (or maybe any US west coast port) to the UK (any port which ever is cheapest) and wondered if anybody could advise me please. I've had one quote so far at over $5,000 US which seems extortionate to me. Thank you.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:56 PM   #14
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Galveston was heavily damaged by a hurricane recently. You better make sure that the docks are in order if you're going to try and ship it from there any time soon.
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