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Old 03-06-2014, 09:00 PM   #4173
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Spotted these at a Lowes in Topkea Kansas
I'm certainly not a logistician, but doesn't it make more sense to load those backwards on the flatbed?

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Old 03-07-2014, 12:10 AM   #4174
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Perhaps the shell is designed only to be watertight going forward as the panels overlap a certain way?
OK.... watertight to a certain point.....
Just saying

OK wait.... mine leaks on a dry sunny day with the breeze blowing the right way.... parked in a garage... in the desert....
Besides how the hell do you get them on that way.... furthermore.... how do you get them back off at the dealer? Why is everything Airstream so complicated?
Great... its midnight, I simply got up to pee, check the forum and now I have this to ponder keeping me up all night.
May be they sling them, perhaps a sling.... but wait.... at the destination is there a crane to lift them? Perhaps a winch... no....
Maybe its photoshopped... yup that's it!
OK back to sleep....
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:11 PM   #4175
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I'm certainly not a logistician, but doesn't it make more sense to load those backwards on the flatbed?

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Nose forward allows to lower it down for areo dynamic reasons, if you load nose to the rear then the tail is up in the air and allows for lift, which is not good.
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Old 03-07-2014, 05:14 PM   #4176
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Besides how the hell do you get them on that way.... furthermore.... how do you get them back off at the dealer? OK back to sleep....
in the center of the trailer is a guide rail w/posts on a cable that go into the hitch, the winch pulls them on, then on delivery it is reversed and pushes the trailers off.
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Friday March 7th, around 2:30 or so in the afternoon, heading north on the I-15 near Temecula, CA....a little caravan of trailers!

First I noticed a shorter Bambi trailer, and then about 5 seconds later, it was followed by 3 other AS trailers.

Was really fun to see them all together, and I couldn't help but wonder where they were from and where they were going!
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Old 03-13-2014, 01:28 AM   #4178
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Saw an older AS wrapped on Jake Linenkugal Beer advertising somewhere in Alabama last week.
Saw a nice 31' or so on I-65 north of Nashville yesterday. Waved but the timing of a big rig blocked a clear shot.
Oh by the way... its darned cold up north. Its no wonder everyone is staying at home. Its been a lonely winter on the road.
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Old 03-14-2014, 08:02 PM   #4179
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Found these in Foley Alabama today. Wow O Wow..... All for sale, mostly gutted inside. One, the '57 is bound for Germany to be turned into a "diner" "Stream, and then on to Japan. The guy there we talked to was very interesting, and owns about 10+ trailers. We were surprised to see so many in one yard.
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Kid Rock in Jim Beam Commercial with Airstream!!!

We found this one in Foley Alabama, too !!! What a sight to see..... Think it is a '70 Airstream, used in a commercial for Jim Beam Whiskey, featuring Kid Rock.... I actually sat on the same stool as Kid Rock!!! Yup, it's for sale, too. Don't know the price, but it was SPECIAL ....
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The last place I expected to see...but really hoped I would see...a familiar shape on the beach.
Aprox an hour south of Cancun, we wandered from our resort to a lovely nearby beach. Saw several sob box trailers, so naturally I had to snoop around.
Found an empty airstream. So I wandered down the beach and picked out the owners first shot (we are such a uniquely special group). After speaking with the most wonderful couple, I realized that I knew everything about their life and travels through their blog.
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they had never met someone who read their blog, so we were all excited. it felt like we had been friends for an eternity. they let us all tromp through their trailer, even with eight pounds of sand in my bathingsuit.
it is so true...
airstream folks are friends you have not met yet.
thank you ever so much Richard and carol, safe travels.
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The last place I expected to see...but really hoped I would see...a familiar shape on the beach.
Aprox an hour south of Cancun, we wandered from our resort to a lovely nearby beach. Saw several sob box trailers, so naturally I had to snoop around.
Found an empty airstream. So I wandered down the beach and picked out the owners first shot (we are such a uniquely special group). After speaking with the most wonderful couple, I realized that I knew everything about their life and travels through their blog.
gingergoesglamping.com
they had never met someone who read their blog, so we were all excited. it felt like we had been friends for an eternity. they let us all tromp through their trailer, even with eight pounds of sand in my bathingsuit.
it is so true...
airstream folks are friends you have not met yet.
thank you ever so much Richard and carol, safe travels.
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I just checked out their website! Awesome!
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We found this one in Foley Alabama, too !!! What a sight to see..... Think it is a '70 Airstream, used in a commercial for Jim Beam Whiskey, featuring Kid Rock.... I actually sat on the same stool as Kid Rock!!! Yup, it's for sale, too. Don't know the price, but it was SPECIAL ....
That diner trailer looks like a '90s trailer, definitely not a '70. It's a widebody and has panorama windows.
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Widebodies didn't begin until 1996, IIRC...
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We found this one in Foley Alabama, too !!! What a sight to see..... Think it is a '70 Airstream, used in a commercial for Jim Beam Whiskey, featuring Kid Rock.... I actually sat on the same stool as Kid Rock!!! Yup, it's for sale, too. Don't know the price, but it was SPECIAL ....

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