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Old 11-19-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Must be a disease here, in The Netherlands?

I just purchased an Airstream travel trailer off of eBay to match my 1957 Dodge Lancer, and am going to Monterey, CA myself to tow it to Seattle, WA, where I have a 1940 Dodge to be shipped to The Netherlands. I usually come to the US twice a year, to look for and acquire any forward look era cars, preferably 1957 Dodge, which is my primary hobby…
The trailer is supposed to be a 1960 Traveller, but I have to admit I do not yet know much about it…
I’ve been looking for a good, complete and original travel trailer for years now, preferably a Bambi, and now finally made the decision to buy this one.
If anyone of you is interested, and is located near Monterey (Pacific Grove), California, you could go and see it for yourself. I would appreciate a comment!
I do need some parts too, but this is of later concern.

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Old 11-19-2006, 09:59 AM   #2
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WOW! Welcome...you're right, the disease is spreading world wide!

You may want to check out the special forum section dedicated to Shipping, Exporting & Importing to bring your baby home. Even though they don't all relate to the Netherlands, you will get ideas that will help learn what is involved.

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It must be contagious - there's something about aluminum..... Welcome to the forums. Good luck with your new project.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:12 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums! It's nice to see the international involvement here on the forums.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thanks all, for a warm welcome!
I am familiair with shipping cars to The Netherlands, in sea containers. For this travel trailer I'll need a so called high cube container. A 40 ft., because I also have that car to ship. And ofcourse: parts.
Don't know whether the URL wil go through, but in case it does: this is my towing vehicle: www.forwardlook.eu.
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That Dodge looks great!
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:59 AM   #7
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Thanks all, for a warm welcome!
I am familiair with shipping cars to The Netherlands, in sea containers. For this travel trailer I'll need a so called high cube container. A 40 ft., because I also have that car to ship. And ofcourse: parts.
Don't know whether the URL wil go through, but in case it does: this is my towing vehicle: www.forwardlook.eu.
Regards, Jim.
Jim,

The URL came through, fantastic car. I bet it is a sight in Europe, I know it would be here.

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Greetings From Canada

to one of our favorite countries in the world.....

Jim, the 1957 Dodge CUSTOM ROYAL was the first NEW car I bought, in Regina, Saskatchewan, age 21.

It was exactly like yours, RED and WHITE.

Somewhere I will have Black and White photos from the era.

The year I got it 3 buddies and me drove the car from Saskatchewan, completely across the United States to MEXICO CITY and back, at Christmas!

I remember that in TEXAS no one had ever seen an engine block heater. It was a novelty at every service station stop.

If I ever get time away from my renovation I will search for the pictures from then and send them to you.


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Old 11-19-2006, 11:50 AM   #9
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Hi all,

Must be a disease here, in The Netherlands?

I just purchased an Airstream travel trailer off of eBay to match my 1957 Dodge Lancer, and am going to Monterey, CA myself to tow it to Seattle, WA, where I have a 1940 Dodge to be shipped to The Netherlands. I usually come to the US twice a year, to look for and acquire any forward look era cars, preferably 1957 Dodge, which is my primary hobby…
The trailer is supposed to be a 1960 Traveller, but I have to admit I do not yet know much about it…
I’ve been looking for a good, complete and original travel trailer for years now, preferably a Bambi, and now finally made the decision to buy this one.
If anyone of you is interested, and is located near Monterey (Pacific Grove), California, you could go and see it for yourself. I would appreciate a comment!
I do need some parts too, but this is of later concern.

Regards,
Jim Hoekendijk
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Jim, I'd be happy to go and check out the trailer for you. You can PM me or email me where its located. I'm thinking its in Pacific Grove, even though the trailer was listed in Monterey. Jeff
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:08 PM   #10
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to one of our favorite countries in the world.....

Jim, the 1957 Dodge CUSTOM ROYAL was the first NEW car I bought, in Regina, Saskatchewan, age 21.
If I ever get time away from my renovation I will search for the pictures from then and send them to you.

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Okay, I know this is of subject, but...
Well, I SURE would like to receive such photos! In facts I am collecting anything '57 Dodge, including Postcards and Photos. I'm planning to launch a web site once....
And actually, my younger brother has a Canadian '57 Custom Royal Lancer 2-door, Red & White the other way around then mine. But that wouldn't be your car, would it...
I bought mine from Seattle, WA. Very close to Canada...

An engine block heater, right? Never seen one either!
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Old 11-19-2006, 02:56 PM   #12
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Jim,

a warm welcome from Germany, nice having you onboard! Always great to have fellow Airstreamers here in Europe!

See you down the road!


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Jim:

It’s not off topic to make you welcome here.

In a 1950’s Saskatchewan we would have –40 Fahrenheit (which is also –40 Celsius) at least a few times a winter. I can remember stretches when the temperature didn’t go above –35 for three weeks.

Everyone had a BLOCK HEATER. It was just a 110v element screwed into the block. You plugged your car in overnight so that you could turn the motor over in the morning.

There were 110v outlets everywhere you went: parking lots, work, school, YMCA, etc.

Down in Texas they would look at the electric cord hanging out of your grill and drawl “Was THAT fo?”

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Old 11-19-2006, 05:05 PM   #14
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Sergei,, as an ex Texas resident,, am afraid you are correct about the cord,, so funny,,, thanks for sharing and making me laugh,, donna
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Old 11-19-2006, 05:53 PM   #15
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Hello Jim, and welcome!
My husband and I live close to Pacific Grove and would be happy to check out your new purchase sometime in the next week or two. We are fairly ignorant about Airstreams--other than what we've been learning in the forums-- since we're still awaiting delivery of our first one! But I think we could give you a decent idea of condition and hope we'd notice anything obvious. Let me know if you'd like us to see it, take pictures, etc., and give you our novice impressions.
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Hey Janet,
Jim let me know that he is headed out west on Wednesday, so maybe we can give him a warm welcome when he arrives. He is working on getting a rental truck to tow it north to Washington to ship with the Dodge. Jeff
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Welkom, Jim.

Groeten uit Canada.

Ik kan niet het Nederlands te schrijven, so I'll stick to English.

I am impressed with the Dutch fascination for things American, and the interest in buying and shipping older cars and trailers. Is there a strong interest in the new "European" Airstream?
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:03 AM   #18
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Thanks Remco!
Would be nice to meet each other, as soon as my trailer has arrived here, and the weather is clearing...

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Thanks Björn!

If I'm correct, there are quite some Airstream events in Germany.
I'm looking forward to meeting each other there

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a warm welcome from Germany, nice having you onboard! Always great to have fellow Airstreamers here in Europe!

See you down the road!


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Old 11-21-2006, 06:14 AM   #20
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Hi Janet,

Ha! you tried a little Dutch, right? "gelukkige slepen" would translate as "happy trailering".

As of what I know now, I will picking up the trailer no earlier then by the end of next week. I wasn't able to make arrangements at my office, neither for a rental with hitch.
Naturally I will be using my trailer for overnights during my travel to Seattle WA. And while still in the South, I shouldn't be in a hurry! So I'm trying to fit in a little vacationing too. Any directions to nearby camp grounds or along the I-5 North are welcome!


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Hello Jim, and welcome!
My husband and I live close to Pacific Grove and would be happy to check out your new purchase sometime in the next week or two. We are fairly ignorant about Airstreams--other than what we've been learning in the forums-- since we're still awaiting delivery of our first one! But I think we could give you a decent idea of condition and hope we'd notice anything obvious. Let me know if you'd like us to see it, take pictures, etc., and give you our novice impressions.
Gelukkige slepen!
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