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Old 08-13-2014, 06:25 PM   #15
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No I just found the ad like 10 mins ago. But they're only 45mins away. Going to email them about it.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:54 PM   #16
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Good old craigslist. https://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/rvs/4613158034.html

Well, think I'll just spend a lil more time and find a WD hitch, not going to chance it. I'll call some of the dealers too in the area near there. I think I had in my head that it was more involved than it is.
3/4 or 1/2 Laramie?
If 3/4 you can reduce your travel speed and likely get by ...
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Old 08-14-2014, 02:47 AM   #17
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Safe without the WD hitch for a interstate tow?

I pulled my 31 footer with my 4x4 half ton Chevy no WD safely for between ten and fifteen thousand miles.

I never NEEDED WD nearly as much as I needed anti sway.

Imo, keep it under 62 and you will be fine on your trip home.
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From Ga to Fl you can stay off the interstate. Go slow, take your time.google where rv places may be along the way if you need help. Jd Sanders in north Fl can help if you get this far and need assistance. Jim
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:31 AM   #19
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I probably already know the answer to this question... We're going to be picking up our Airstream soon, private seller. No WD. I always planned on getting a pro-ride, but wondering if I need to order it to move an empty 27 footer from GA to Florida. About a 10hr drive.

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Did you ask the seller what he thought? I would think he would know.
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Old 08-14-2014, 06:44 AM   #20
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I hope you are not moving so fast on it you cannot check for leaks, floor rot, and corrosion as well as a complete systems check. These things can be a nightmare if not properly maintained, and many owners have no idea what proper maintenance is.

Can you hire or rent a heavy duty truck to get it home.
Our first Airstream, but not my first rodeo in the world of towing or trailers. I worked maintenance for a mobile home park for 4 yrs in my early 20's learned a lot. And growing up, I spent every summer with my grandfather and a new camper traveling and being taught the in's and out's. If anyone ever stayed at Willow Lake Park campground in Ohio between 93-97, I was there every summer as a kid.

Thanks for your concern. The Airstream is in a indoor storage at a dealership and it's been appraised and inspected. Just no money has been exchanged. I'm just trying to get my ducks in a row. I've been watching for several months how long these things DO NOT stay for sale in my price range.

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From Ga to Fl you can stay off the interstate. Go slow, take your time.google where rv places may be along the way if you need help. Jd Sanders in north Fl can help if you get this far and need assistance. Jim
When we moved from VA to here, we kept coming down 301 as we made the transition. So we will probably look for some state routes.

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I use301 or 441 when going north. Jim
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We got a reese for the time being.
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I always enjoy these threads as some will always say "I will bet .... The real question is are you willing to bet your life, your families lives and others if you lose the bet? Just saying.
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I towed my 31'er without WD for about twelve to fifteen thousand miles with my heavily sprung 1/2 ton 4WD.

WD was not an issue really, sway was not an issue at sixty mph or below.

There is really not much of anything in life that isn't a "bet". Practically every action is about managing risks.
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I towed my 25'er with my F250 4X4 for about 300 miles. It dropped my rear end less than an inch. No problems but I took it easy. Still planning to get a WD.
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We got a reese for the time being.
Sounds good! It's always a relief when we read a post like this after reading some of the more riskier suggestions.

Once home with the Propride on site you can probably get your money back selling the Reese on Kijiji etc.

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Yes, we are driving up this Thursday. Going to take it easy on the ride back, and perhaps stay over night somewhere.

We've got a nice covered unit lined up until we can store her at our current house. I need to sell two more cars to make room.

My original plan was to buy our truck this month, and the AS in Oct. But jumped on deals in both cases. Very excited.
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Yes, good luck and drive safely!
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