Congrats on your new to you airstream. I just bought a 65 Globetrotter in Ontario, near Niagra on the Lake. I tell ya Canada is an untapped resource for Airstreams. I think I was as excited as you are. I still dream about airstreams almost nightly. See pictures http://www.airforums.com/forum...highlight=Katt
I am very happy for you and we sound a lot alike, worrying about the axle etc. My dad towed it back to Pennsylvania for me and said it towed great. Good luck. I can't wait to see pics.