Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-10-2006, 06:26 PM   #15
Rivet Master
GlenCoombe's Avatar
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
I can't help but keep hearing you say "two tires." If the Overlander is a tandem axle as I suspect I would go ahead and replace all four tires at the same time. If they are checking then it's time to replace 'em. Tire blowouts do really expensive and ugly damage to AS aluminum! Ask me I know from first hand experience.
Once the trailer is in place you can cover or remove the tires for long term storage.
I was just in your neighborhood last month! Hope you're going up 101 to 20 to get the new AS home......
We drove 1 from Legget to the GG Bridge... Hope you have a safe trip back with your new prize.

Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2006, 02:15 AM   #16
2 Rivet Member
1965 26' Overlander
Fort Bragg , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 32
Thanks for the response! I was thinking of just changing two of the tires, but you're right, it is probably best to do all 4. These things really are just like airplanes, aren't they?

Glad to see visitors! But I'll be on hwy 128, it is longer but MUCH more sane than hwy 20. Couldn't even imagine hwy 1, except that I have been stuck behind other travelers there in the past. But no one takes that road to go quick. Come back anytime.

thanks again

kaulike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 12:20 AM   #17
2 Rivet Member
1965 26' Overlander
Fort Bragg , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 32
WELL, got 'er home in one piece, with one very long day. I rented the 3/4 ton pickup and bought a brake controller, and then ended up also buying a new ball hitch because I picked the wrong one at the rental place and didn't discover until I was at the seller's house 200 miles away. I did change all 4 tires before I left (with 225/75/R15 radials).

The tow went VERY smoothly, thanks in great part to advice from this forum. I promise not to disappear too quickly!
kaulike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2006, 06:44 AM   #18
Rivet Master
Sugarfoot's Avatar
1960 24' Tradewind
1956 30' Sovereign of the Road
1963 16' Bambi
Southeastern Area , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,115
Good job, kaulike! Sounds like you did all the right things. You must be relieved to have your own Airstream now safely in your possession. Now the fun begins. Don't forget to send pics.

Traveling With Elvis
life with a 1956 Sovereign of the Road

• • • Aluminocentricity • • •
Sugarfoot is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motor Home Gun Laws winner On The Road... 26 08-17-2009 02:45 PM
'78 Argosy central heater motor home edmatlock Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 5 11-22-2002 10:57 PM
Home Page Photos ViewRVs Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 1 09-09-2002 03:20 PM
Motorhome Rally Post-Rally Chatter ViewRVs Airstream Motorhome Forums 12 04-14-2002 12:30 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:54 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.