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Old 07-27-2019, 03:56 PM   #1
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Question Shipping an Airstream cross-country from CA to GA

we need to ship a 29-foot excella from Los Angeles to Atlanta -- has anyone else done this cross-country shipping thing before? if so, can you point me toward a company you trust? any advice, tips, warnings to consider beforehand? and do you know if our full-timers insurance covers our rig and possessions while in transit? thanks, y'all!
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Old 07-27-2019, 04:27 PM   #2
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Call your dealer and get the contact info for their delivery company. Might work out a deal on a load that would have been a dead head.
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Old 07-27-2019, 06:35 PM   #3
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Is the trailer road worthy? If so then indeed a normal "delivery" outfit would be my first choice. If there are issues with the trailer and it needs to be loaded on a flatbed, best to start contacting freight outfits.

Insurance wise, talk to your agent and see what your existing policy says.

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We have used UShip to find reputable insured transport companies. Great Service.
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we need to ship a 29-foot excella from Los Angeles to Atlanta -- has anyone else done this cross-country shipping thing before? if so, can you point me toward a company you trust? any advice, tips, warnings to consider beforehand? and do you know if our full-timers insurance covers our rig and possessions while in transit? thanks, y'all!
I have shipped two units back to Jackson Center from Alabama and I called Airstream and ask for their deliver company. They are GLAD to do a back haul. After all they are delivering Airstreams and know your unit. They did a great job for me.
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Shipping!

All above are great ways to ship your Airstream! The one thing Id like to add is if it needs to be loaded on a flatbed/stepdeck, the trucking company needs to load it from an equipment ramp. Backed on from the ramp! All heavy equipment dealers have them. DO NOT use any lifting apparatus to pick it up!!! There was a post here a few months ago on the damage that was done to the shell by lifting it from the rear with a wrecker. Myself, if it is roadworthy, I would contact one of the numerous new RV transport companies in northern Indiana.
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Thanks y'all! We're also investigating driveaway services -- any experience with those?
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Get REFERENCES before, not after...

Sold this 1939 Wurlitzer jukebox to guy when I dealt with antique jukeboxes and slot machines in Missouri.

Could he also tow your Airstream... probably.

He was college educated. He was the best antique tin sign restorer in the Midwest. His idea of hauling a jukebox? Could use better judgement, but he made the trip back to North Kansas City. Who am I to be the judge?

Get references, other than their friends, relatives or neighbors.
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