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Old 11-07-2008, 09:24 PM   #15
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:43 AM   #16
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I am noticing more classifieds about vintage Airstreams being sold and shipped to Europe especially the UK. That just lit up a little light bulb in my cranium. Do you think it would be worth it to take a vintage Airstream to Europe for a nice long vacation and sell it on the other side of the pond when the trip is done? The big problem I see for me is the strong tendancy I have to become too emotionally attached to aluminum to sell it.
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Old 11-08-2008, 02:58 PM   #17
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Beware - if you tried to sell an Airstream in the UK, a lot of mods required to convert to our regulations, e.g. lights, brakes, 115 to 230 volt conversion, etc. Nothing over here will handle Airstream tongue weights except imported US vehicles.

If you make the trip, start saving for fuel - diesel over $7/US gallon!!!

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Old 11-08-2008, 04:53 PM   #18
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Azflycaster ~ many thanks for steering us in the right direction, even managed to attach photo to our profile.

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Old 01-16-2009, 07:53 PM   #19
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John & Carole,

I've just re-discovered the forum , and here you are! Brilliant!

We would be well up for a get-together. Maybe I'll post a topic and see who's interested...
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:27 PM   #20
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Hello All, we are new to the forum.


We have just come back from 2 wonderful weeks spent with Perry and Coline at Bel Repayre Aistream-Europe camping site - our first time in Europe with the 1964 Globetrotter and Dodge Ram 1500.


For those of you able to get to travel to Airstream Europe please do so!! We were made very welcome and met some fellow Airstreamers and spent the most memorable 2 weeks ever!


Perry and Coline have a beautiful site and what better way to get to know an Airstream for those who haven't quite taken the plunge as they have plenty of Airstreams to rent. Bel Repayre will certainly see us again next year ... we are already saving up the pennies!


We are very lucky to own an "all original" 1964 Globetrotter which we imported 2 years ago from the States. It certainly turn heads here in England!



Happy Airsteaming to all!
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Old 10-09-2009, 05:44 PM   #21
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Has anyone visited the Airstream Europe location near Waldernbach, Germany? I'm betting it would be worth the drive.
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:57 AM   #22
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Hi John

Could use a bit of advice with this point.

I'm looking at a '65 GT with a Hitch/ Tongue weight of 260lbs (118kgs).

I intend to use a Land Rover Discovery as a Tow vehicle which according to the Owners Manual will take 250kgs (550lbs) as a maximum load.

This looks like over double what I'll need or am I missing something here?
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:59 AM   #23
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I am noticing more classifieds about vintage Airstreams being sold and shipped to Europe especially the UK. That just lit up a little light bulb in my cranium. Do you think it would be worth it to take a vintage Airstream to Europe for a nice long vacation and sell it on the other side of the pond when the trip is done? The big problem I see for me is the strong tendancy I have to become too emotionally attached to aluminum to sell it.

It is possible to rent a vintage airstream in the UK there are a number of companys that do this and offer trailers for european use.
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Chiefy, The Land Rover Disco has a maximum towing mass of 3500kg but the nose-weight on the hitch is only 150kg (approx. 330 lbs). At least that what mine says.

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Sorry for tongue weight confusion. I should have said there is nothing to handle the tongue weights of the newer Airstreams but the older trailers were lighter with less weight on the tongue, so there are a few UK vehicles that could tow the older Airstreams.

Can't help you with which vehicle (can't tell one from another!) - been a US pick-up truck driver for years.

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Old 10-19-2009, 01:23 PM   #26
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Thanks for the help guys, it's put my mind at rest.

Didn't stop me double checking the owners manual to make sure of the maximum hitch weight though, definitely 250kgs. Although LR are not beyond the odd typo here and there.

Once again many thanks.
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Hi uk Airstream
Another one here were from shropshire & recently imported 56 safari front kitchen model, currently restoring it & a 53chevy truck that were guna pull it with.Yeah we will all have to meet up & get together,did read somewhere on this forum a group of airsteamers in the uk did meet up this year.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:48 AM   #28
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Hi Chevy

Nice to hear from a fellow countryman and welcome.

I'm from Worcestershire and am just starting the import process on a '65 GT.
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