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Old 04-04-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Question one way airstream rentals

Hi! I'm looking for suggestions on rentals. Basically: I want to rent an airstream in New England and spend a couple of weeks driving it to California. Does anyone know of a place that does one-way airstream rentals? Any leads would be much appreciated!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:02 PM   #2
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I'm not saying it doesn't exist, but I have never heard of an Airstream rental that you can pick up on the east coast and drop on the west coast.

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Hi! I'm looking for suggestions on rentals. Basically: I want to rent an airstream in New England and spend a couple of weeks driving it to California. Does anyone know of a place that does one-way airstream rentals? Any leads would be much appreciated!
Welcome to the forums. No one currently offers Airstream trailer rentals for towing. If you really want to do this, you can buy an Airstream, tow it where you are going, then sell it. The difference between the purchase and selling price is the rental fee.
Some people want their Airstreams towed somewhere, and will allow you to tow it for them. That would be going where they want it to go, not necessarily where you want to take it.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. No one currently offers Airstream trailer rentals for towing. If you really want to do this, you can buy an Airstream, tow it where you are going, then sell it. The difference between the purchase and selling price is the rental fee.
Some people want their Airstreams towed somewhere, and will allow you to tow it for them. That would be going where they want it to go, not necessarily where you want to take it.
I had the thought of purchasing one as well, I'll keep digging around to see if any rental possibilities exist. Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #5
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Depending where you were to buy it and where you were to sell it you might be able to actually turn a profit.
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Right,,, just a good first step to own one.. Go for it and get what you want.. After all,, you need a place to stay on the way back!

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If you buy it would be smarter to do in the other direction LOL. Airstreams are a lot rarer in New England. Buy in Cali and drive it here! In fact you may be able to presell it to someone here! Trailers in the dry Midwest like Arizona also typically have less rot damage. You could buy it there sightsee to your hearts content and sell it here at probably more than you paid.
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I'm fearful I have not heard of such a service, but there is a good chance you might be able to tow an individuals airstream from one side of the country to the other - might be worth a post or two to see if anyone is so interested.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #9
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If you buy it would be smarter to do in the other direction LOL. Airstreams are a lot rarer in New England. Buy in Cali and drive it here! In fact you may be able to presell it to someone here! Trailers in the dry Midwest like Arizona also typically have less rot damage. You could buy it there sightsee to your hearts content and sell it here at probably more than you paid.
Jeese sounds like a business opportunity! Sadly this isn't an option for us... short backstory: my boyfriend is just finishing up 6 months of treatment for leukemia that included 4 rounds of chemo and a bone marrow transplant. He's always wanted to road trip across the country in an airstream, so when he gets the ok from his doc to travel we want to go from New England, where he's been being treated, back to San Francisco, where we live.

I'll keep looking! There's always a regular RV, but his heart is set on this =)
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There ARE places that rent Airstreams. Here's a couple:
Airstream Rentals at Airstreams4rent RV Rental in Phoenix, AZ
http://www.socalairstream.com/
http://airstreamescapes.com/v2/
You might want to contact them to see if they know of anyone else perhaps closer to you - or just Google airstream rentals and a bunch will come up. But one-way, that's a stretch...
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