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Old 08-11-2006, 11:44 AM   #1
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some questions from a new "Swedish" member..

Hi. My name is Robert.
i have been looking after one of these wonderfull Airstream caravans for a while now...
will visit the US "my first time.." from the 15 os sept these year, travell from LA via LV to Arizona "Phoenix and maybe further to New Mexico,,"..i hope to find and buy one Airstream caravan.
I have a few question that i hope someone can asnwer..

how common are the Airstream caravan in the US?
mostly im looking after one smaller like 16 feet or so..

what is a good price for one i decent condition "some woork is ok.."

do you have any special tip of places or shop where i can find one?

Thanks for your help
Robert the Swede
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #2
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Hi robert
Welkom .
Keep in mind that buying A airstream in the US is the easy part of the deal.
Getting it to europe preferably in one piece , and getting it licensed overhere is the hard part.
Been there done that
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:46 PM   #3
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i was thinking of tranporting it in a 40 feets container "togheter with a car.."
first of all im trying to know if the trailer fits inside the container..
the widened of the container doors are 220 cm or 7 feet ..
will the traile fit inside?
what abouth the height? the container is around 8 feet high

regarding the European legislation is there any common problems to think about?
im aiming to import a 30 year old "or older" trailer because we have special/easier legislations here in Sweden for vintage cars, motorcycles ets..
Cheers
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Old 08-12-2006, 11:10 AM   #4
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Airstream infos in europe

Hi Robert
It's a pity you just missed our european meeting here in France.
It was realy great, just about to put some photos up on the forum.
Check out my site www.airstreameurope.com maybe I can be some help for you.
When you get your airstream come and join the European Airstream fun !
I do hear of Airstream for sale in Europe sometimes.
There is 2 airstream for sale here right now, one is a 59 flying cloud and a 66 airstream caravelle.
There are not mine but you can see them here.
I'm not an airstream dealer I just help people find their dream.
Bye for now
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Old 08-12-2006, 12:48 PM   #5
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Hi Perry
im just studying how to get one from the states..it seems that its impossibleto ship one in a container? am i right?
anyone can tell if there is another way? i have heard about the roro ship but they seems quite expensive...or?
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:12 AM   #6
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o yes it can be done BUT!!!
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Old 09-13-2006, 12:52 PM   #7
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RetroBob -- Welcome to the Forums!

That's a good picture Perry. Did you have to pad the sides between the trailer and container? I googled on 'container internal dimensions' and found the maximum width to be 7'7" (2.33 meters).

RetroBob, we have a Forums member from Great Britain who does more of his Airstreaming in the Florida/East Coast area. It will take some serious attention and investment to find a 30 year old Airstream in ready to use condition. The following website is a comprehensive photo guide to older models: http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives/index.html

It could be possible to restore an old Airstream at your distance, but it will amaze you how much time it will take. You've found Airstream Forums, so certainly have access to a lot of information & knowledgeable folks. You'll want to spend a lot of time at the Restoration, Repair & Parts forum. Europe issues tend to be requirements restricting width, electric incompatibility, and sewage disposal differences.

I don't believe we've seen any user reports in these Forums but there is a new Airstream Europe venture. There would be many Americans hoping these would be offered eventually in the States. The advantages toward smaller tow vehicles and fuel economy are appealing!
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Old 09-13-2006, 02:04 PM   #8
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i will leave for the US tomorrow...
to be honest i have allmost give upp the idea to import a airstream, due to the fact that it seem impossbile to fi one in a container...a RoRo shipment its very expensive..
but now i have seen several airsstreams fitted "with a shoehorn.."inside a container..
what modell and year can be shipped inside a container?
ill like to buy a smaller one around 20 feet or so...
Thanks for all your help..
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:01 PM   #9
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RO RO is not that expencive
I paid 2370 usd for a 32 ft airstream to zeebrugge
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:35 PM   #10
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they wanted far more for having shipped it to Sweden.
on a container its around half the price or even less..
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:46 PM   #11
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My shipper also ships to bremerhaven for the same price
If interested I ca give you the details of the shipper.
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Old 09-13-2006, 03:54 PM   #12
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yes please.. send me the info..
i received one price for a roro shippment from La to Bremerhaven..
they wanted a tot of 4000 usd for it..!
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RetroBob,

welcome!

Did you ask a european shipper?? We had some quotes from Germany that said 3000,- Euro and up, so we decided to take an US-based shipper (the same like Remco (ATI)) and thes asked nearly half the price a german shipper did... It was a RoRO from Charleston S.C. to Bremerhaven.

Think about it and have fun in the US!

Enjoy your trip!

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Old 09-13-2006, 04:21 PM   #14
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Think I recomended ATI to so many people now that I am entiteld for a nice discount from them on my next shipment
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