How did the tow go? I just purchased a 62 Safari as well. It hasn't been sitting quite as long, and the current owner thinks that even though the tires are weather checked, that I should be able to safely tow it 40 miles without replacing them and regreasing/repacking the bearings.
I'm curious about what you ended up getting for tires, how you went about checking the brakes, etc., as I'm a few weeks away from doing all of the above.
Also, have you had any luck finding paperwork on it? Since they didn't make manuals till 1966
(or something like that), I'm having a hard time tracking down info about that model. Since I'm an Airstream newbie, I thought it would be helpful. I've followed a few threads in search of info but have come up empty.
Originally Posted by Safari007
Iím picking up my first Airstream this Friday and I want take the necessary precautions to get it home safely. The airstream has been sitting and hasnít been moved for least 7-8 years. I have a 150 mile tow to get it home and I would like to know what I should do b4 the tow. The tires need to be replaced so I brought some new 15Ē trailer rims to replace the split rims on it but now but Iím not sure what brand and size tires to buy. Also, how do I repack the wheel bearings b4 the tow and what should I check on the brakes?