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Old 06-29-2007, 05:45 AM   #1
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Help! Transport to East Coast?

Hi All
New to this but we have been spectating for several years!
We have just bought an Airstream which appears to be a 67 Overlander from a guy in Phoenix Arizona. The trailer seems to be in good condition externally and has most of its original interior.

I have been looking for door to port quotes for shipping to the UK from LA and at $8000 plus haulage to port they are extortionate.

We need help with transport on a flatbed tow truck to the East Coast as the shipping seems to be more reasonably priced. Alternatively a bumper pull would be ok but the guy we bought it off isn't willing to help us at all and we are not sure of the condition of the running gear. The trailer and running gear would need to be checked by someone who is familiar with Airstreams for safety first

We would be grateful for any help or advice and of course be willing to pay for any help given to get us to the port

Here's hoping
James
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:39 AM   #2
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You might check this post shipping-recommendation. Good Luck ..."Mac"
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:59 AM   #3
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Hi Mac
Thanks for that! I was just setting up a profile on uship. It's just all so frustrating! The shipping companies are difficult to talk to and I think they have difficulty with my accent. It doesn't help that being new to this we have no contacts being so far away. It's so easy to be ripped off.
That's really why I posted as it is the exact opposite on here Everyone is so helpful and experience goes a long way to getting things sorted
Thanks again
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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Help is on the way.

There are more than a few members here with extensive knowledge on this subject.

Go to the search feature up above and start playing around. You will find the people that have the specific knowledge you need.

They will also jump on this thread as soon as they see it.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:11 AM   #5
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:22 PM   #6
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Transport

In the past I have brought trailers from the West Coast to Houston TX to ship to England. I usually brought them to the Port Arthur where the shipping company took over. If interested, I may be able to help towing it on the road in the next couple of weeks. Drop me an message if this helps.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:35 PM   #7
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Thank you Fabofabo will be in touch.

We are not sure of the state of the running gear the guy we bought it off isnt very forthcoming

After being told last night that there was space to ship from the East Coast we now have another email telling that it's blocked till August

Even more frustrating so we still don't know where we are but we will be in touch when we know more!

Thanks
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:02 PM   #8
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Hi Fabofabo

Hi Fabofabo

Tried to send you a pm but your mail box is full!

Would just like to say thank you for your offer but it seems we have a more reasonable quote from Long Beach now so I have to start over

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