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Old 03-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #15
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The following is an old thread, so please don't post there. But this is quite instructive on transporters who don't know what they're doing - 59 Pacer damaged in transport
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #16
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I am looking for a company to load a 1955 airstream onto a flatbed or trailer, etc and take it from Baltimore Maryland to Tennessee. Does anyone have a reputable company that I can use? Thank you
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:13 PM   #17
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Hmmm, thought I had responded to this already.... no matter.

You guys are giving me a lot to look at here. I'm also getting a lot of quotes, but the fine details aren't making me too happy. Looks like most of them are coming from brokers who have only been licensed for a month or two, and many of them aren't showing any bonding or insurance when I look up their MC numbers.

But at least I'm learning what to look for and how to weed out the obviously bad ones.

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Old 03-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #18
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Starting to steer toward have it service and towed, rather than trailered. The numbers just don't make sense to go about it any other way. So far I'm looking at around $1500 or so for a tow-away shipper, and $2500-$3500 for a trailered shipper (if they can even work it in).

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:29 PM   #19
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Why not plan a month vacation with it in Montana where there is no tax and fix a few things and then make a decision on whether it is tow-able to NY?????

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #20
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Why not plan a month vacation with it in Montana where there is no tax and fix a few things and then make a decision on whether it is tow-able to NY?????

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Would love to, but don't have the available time off.
Would love to just move to Montana too, but that's a whole different topic.

I'm stuck either doing everything remotely thru Dad, or waiting until later in the year, and losing out on a lot of time to work on it. A bit of a pain in the butt being 1500 miles from the airstream.

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:41 PM   #21
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from Florida to California.....I found the guy on UShip.......I had several bids but the one I went with asked me important questions.....it was not cheap but it worked out ok......he was from Indio, CA and was looking for a load returning from his trip to Florida...........I can give you his name if you pm me......his parents own an RV business in Indio, CA. paula
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #22
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It sure looks like a job opportunity right here, for someone ambitious with a good tow vehicle and some airstream knowledge and skills. Bet they'd get a lot of bites pretty quick. Go get the airstream, get her up to snuff for axles and brakes and tires and battery and heater and water pump and refrig while on the road and deliver the baby to her new parents. Would you hire someone like that, or go to Dragger-R-Us instead?
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Old 03-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #23
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It sure looks like a job opportunity right here, for someone ambitious with a good tow vehicle and some airstream knowledge and skills. Bet they'd get a lot of bites pretty quick. Go get the airstream, get her up to snuff for axles and brakes and tires and battery and heater and water pump and refrig while on the road and deliver the baby to her new parents. Would you hire someone like that, or go to Dragger-R-Us instead?
Don't take this the wrong way, but I have a solid preference for somebody who carries their own insurance/bond plus current MC and DOT numbers. The last thing I'd want to do is stick a forum member that had good intentions with some kind of hefty liability, and then god forbid something happens along the way.

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Old 03-10-2012, 12:31 AM   #24
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Hans, Where is the closest Airstream dealer to your dads house? If it is within reason maybe you could contact them and ask who they would recommend to tow it for you. They may know someone who has the ins. and bonding to haul it to you. If they put you in touch with a hauler that has over-the-road experience with Airstream towing perhaps you could have the trailer moved to the dealership first to have the running gear checked, bearings lubed and brakes/trailer lights checked out before they tow it. An experienced hauler would know to check hubs for issues while on the road so as to prevent hub/axle failure. This would be a smarter choice IMHO than trusting your family legacy to a flatbed hauler that might do damage by not tying the trailer down correctly or bouncing it from Montana to Long Island. Shame you couldn't find an owner from the forums that would haul it. It is such a long tow that it would involve a major time commitment to get there. Ed
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:54 PM   #25
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A transport service that knows what they are doing can transport on original axels... They would be bringing tires with them, bearing grease, temp lights, etc... You might note on your estimate a hook up charge... That is the reason for such a charge... That charge can be from $50. to $250. depending on the year of the unit. A transporter also has cargo insurange which will cover the unit in case of accident. He/she should also have a CDL, (although not necessary), and vehicle should be US DOT'd... again not always necessary, but prefered...
Just some food for thought for the person you hire...
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:13 PM   #27
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The time has come, in the next month I'll finally be shipping my '65 Safari from its current location in South Dakota, to where I am in New York. Considering it's still on the original axles, brakes and lighting are of unknown condition, tires are fairly old, ad nauseum... I think it's the better idea to just have it shipped instead of trying to tow it.

ISo, in light of that, anyone who can offer some suggestions about a shipping company that could shackle my 22' Safari onto a lowboy and move it here for me?

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Call RJ Dominic @(914) 204-6190. He has shipped a few Airstream's for me & my clients. He owns an Aistream himself, has the proper equipment, insurance, wheels with good tires, temp towing lights & most importantly, he gives a crap about Airstream's. He has always done a fine job for me & my clients have been very happy. He lives in NY so he is along the route that needs to be towed, likely making his quote somewhat better than someone coming from Florida or California. Food for thought,
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:24 PM   #28
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Loading a 1955 airstream on a flatbed and transporting it from one destination to another, some 500 miles away should be carefully considered. Keep in mind the height restrictions on any given highway… Let’s say putting an airstream on a flat bed tow truck of which I have seen, and going under an over-pass that is 3 to 4 inches to low, clipping the air conditioner would result in devastating damage to the unit… If there is anything left to the roof, it might be making a trip to upstate New York for a restoration job.
Your shipper should actually measure the trailer for its exact heights and widths. DOT has all bridge on any interstate in the country to make a decision on what kind of a flatbed truck, or even trailer to use.
I have seen flatbeds used, (usually lowboy trailers), and usually are somewhat expensive. If your trailer is towable, best to tow it.
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