It all started out innocently
After entertaining for years a vague vision of getting a vintage Airstream and rehabbing it, we finally found a '66 Tradewind with a great shell and a not-so-great subfloor this past March. It was built the year I graduated from high school, so it has that to commend it. Because I still have a day job, I have only been working on it on Saturdays. Because I am lucky to have a nephew with a big steel frame out building about 30 miles away, I have the perfect place to store and work on it.
So, yesterday I got it completely gutted and am now close to lifting the shell off the frame. I plan on attaching a couple of hoists to the steel beam above the trailer and fastening the chains from them through the roof vents around a 2 X 8 running the length of the ceiling. A $29 Harbor Freight come along doesn't appear to be the tool of choice. I've used them to pull car engines, but that's about it. The more substantial ones, i.e., Craftsman look the better choice.
What's the experience/preference of those who have pulled their shells?