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Old 03-30-2022, 03:50 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a company that could sling and deliver an Airstream to a remote location?

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Old 03-30-2022, 03:54 PM   #2
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:05 PM   #3
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5 State Helicopters out of Dallas. Couple of my customers have used them to lift packaged AC units onto a roof.
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:07 PM   #4
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I would look up some commercial HVAC subcontractors in your area and ask them who they use. They use helicopters to place roof top units on huge warehouses like Costco where a crane wont reach.
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:11 PM   #5
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That will be a big bill
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:21 PM   #6
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That will be a big bill
Gonna do a gofundme and work intersections
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:21 PM   #7
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They used helicopter to set AC units on WalMart in Lindale when it was new

Report back when you get a quote, would love to know what something like that actually cost
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:29 PM   #8
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Old 03-30-2022, 04:44 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info folks. I called 5 state. Weight is going to be a factor plus they can’t “haul” it, has to be slung and lifted basically close by (not over population). I’d have to drive it as close as I can get it. The UH-60 has max weight of 7,500lbs and is right at $80K. The other factor I’d have to overcome is building some sort of 4 point lift system to hook into. So the main problem with a four point lift system is how to get it certified.

A trailer up to 4,200lbs is about $32K

Looks like my cheapest option is an F250 4x4, chainsaws, ice cold beer, BBQ, and a Basecamp20X model.

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Old 03-30-2022, 05:05 PM   #10
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Get you a bunch of helium balloons. It worked to move an entire house in the movie "UP".
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:16 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info folks. I called 5 state. Weight is going to be a factor plus they can’t “haul” it, has to be slung and lifted basically close by (not over population). I’d have to drive it as close as I can get it. The UH-60 has max weight of 7,500lbs and is right at $80K. The other factor I’d have to overcome is building some sort of 4 point lift system to hook into. So the main problem with a four point lift system is how to get it certified.

A trailer up to 4,200lbs is about $32K

Looks like my cheapest option is an F250 4x4, chainsaws, ice cold beer, BBQ, and a Basecamp20X model.
Call lifting gear higher they rent rigging
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:17 PM   #12
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Sounds like you need one of these
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:20 PM   #13
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Offer your spot as the next Jade Helm LZ
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:25 PM   #14
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:28 PM   #15
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Sounds like you need one of these
I think the Afghanis have some they'll rent for cheap- only trick is you'll have to know how to fly it for them.
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:42 PM   #16
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Gonna do a gofundme and work intersections
Now that's funny!
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:46 PM   #17
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He has assets to take out Soros, but doesn’t want to call in favors, but he can’t get a helo transported in the US
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Old 03-30-2022, 05:47 PM   #18
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This gonna be your bug out??
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:26 PM   #19
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Just curious, but how are you going to get to it once they set it ? Sounds like no roads ?
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Old 03-30-2022, 06:37 PM   #20
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I'd pack materials in on mules and build something before I paid that price.
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Old 03-30-2022, 07:59 PM   #21
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I'd pack materials in on mules and build something before I paid that price.
Not far off from the way it is

It would cost more to make a plywood shack than buy an airstream these days
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Old 03-30-2022, 08:00 PM   #22
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Just curious, but how are you going to get to it once they set it ? Sounds like no roads ?
Its Gator-able
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Old 03-30-2022, 08:04 PM   #23
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I think the Afghanis have some they'll rent for cheap- only trick is you'll have to know how to fly it for them.
FJB
I barely trust choppers with American soldiers working on them much less foreign nations. I’ve rode on some rattle trap piecemeal contraptions in my time in central and south america. I was stupider and under orders then.
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Old 03-30-2022, 08:06 PM   #24
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This gonna be your bug out??
Not necessarily, I’m equally as good at hiding in plain sight within the population but today’s scenarios require options, especially in the event of contagions
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Old 03-31-2022, 07:56 AM   #25
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Just rent a dozer and make good road
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Old 03-31-2022, 09:10 AM   #26
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Old 03-31-2022, 09:48 AM   #27
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5 State Helicopters out of Dallas. Couple of my customers have used them to lift packaged AC units onto a roof.
I'm in the commercial A/C biz.... we just used these guys late last year to set some cooling towers on top of a hotel in downtown SA. Good group but definitely not cheap. We were limited to 3500 pounds I believe per lift and had to break down some parts even more because their onboard scale told them different then what we calc'ed. So what ever weight you figure you might fudge the number some. I used them 10+ years ago for setting roof top units on Walmarts in Alice and SA so they'll go where you want them to.
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Old 03-31-2022, 09:55 AM   #28
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If the location is accessible by tracked vehicle, your best bet is to get a forestry mulcher to make a path and then haul the airstream in with the same machine or use a tractor. If it’s rocky terrain, you’ll have to get a skid steer mounted rock crusher, but then you’ll have a good smooth road afterwards.
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Old 03-31-2022, 10:10 AM   #29
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A steel "toboggan" type sled pulled by a rented dozer will go just about anywhere. Pipeline contractors use them all the time. A sled slightly larger than the ones used to drag welding trucks around on might be required, depending on the size of the airstream.
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:10 PM   #30
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hire a D6 or D8 and make a road.
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:19 PM   #31
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I watched a youtube video recently where a bulldozer pulled a dodge 4x4 dually with 32 ft. camper attached up the side of a mountain and built/modified the road as he went. He was connected to the dozer with his front winch and it was barely still attached to the truck by the time they got to their camp site. Pretty impressive but there was definitely a serious pucker factor figured in. Turned out to be an awesome set up when they were finished. Apparently it wasn't their first rodeo- there were several other campers on site already.
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Old 04-01-2022, 03:46 PM   #32
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hire a D6 or D8 and make a road.
I second the motion
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Old 04-01-2022, 08:26 PM   #33
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Why not the Dozer or mulcher route. If you can drive it with gator, either of those would work. You could have switchbacks cut if you’re worried about a straight line road. And if you want it private again have the doze over trees or cut serious ditches on the way out. And if you want it even more “cover your tracks” don’t use your gator trail. And have the wreck the path on way out with dozer.
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Old 04-01-2022, 09:48 PM   #34
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Thanks for the info folks. I called 5 state. Weight is going to be a factor plus they can’t “haul” it, has to be slung and lifted basically close by (not over population). I’d have to drive it as close as I can get it. The UH-60 has max weight of 7,500lbs and is right at $80K. The other factor I’d have to overcome is building some sort of 4 point lift system to hook into. So the main problem with a four point lift system is how to get it certified.

A trailer up to 4,200lbs is about $32K

Looks like my cheapest option is an F250 4x4, chainsaws, ice cold beer, BBQ, and a Basecamp20X model.
A sling shop can build you a 4 leg spreader to lift with and they are certified. Id call several and price shop. If interested shoot me a PM and I will get you a name/number for a very good shop
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Old 04-01-2022, 09:55 PM   #35
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A steel "toboggan" type sled pulled by a rented dozer will go just about anywhere. Pipeline contractors use them all the time. A sled slightly larger than the ones used to drag welding trucks around on might be required, depending on the size of the airstream.
This^ Back in the day it was very common to do this going to oilfield locations. Our trailers had folding landing gear to help when being drug in by dozers. When it was real bad they brought in the skids like mentioned. Many times they were large enough to park the complete 18 wheeler on. Those old R model Mack trucks were shizzz in conditions like this
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Old 04-01-2022, 10:17 PM   #36
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Some good ideas here.
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Old 04-02-2022, 12:05 AM   #37
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Old 04-02-2022, 05:26 AM   #38
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Could you seriously cut the trailer in half. Other option sell your trailer and buy cone. Boxes and turn them into living wiaterd
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Old 04-02-2022, 05:04 PM   #39
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I just cant fathom that building something relatively the same size as an airstream cost more than purchasing and doing a heli drop. (32K you were quoted)
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Old 04-02-2022, 05:15 PM   #40
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I just cant fathom that building something relatively the same size as an airstream cost more than purchasing and doing a heli drop. (32K you were quoted)

My thought as well

But I understand the concept of the aluminum “remote” cabin


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Old 04-02-2022, 05:39 PM   #41
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Could you seriously cut the trailer in half. Other option sell your trailer and buy cone. Boxes and turn them into living wiaterd
You gotta go with this idea, just so we can figure out what the hell it is...
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Old 04-02-2022, 06:03 PM   #42
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Old 04-10-2022, 08:02 PM   #43
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Could you seriously cut the trailer in half. Other option sell your trailer and buy cone. Boxes and turn them into living wiaterd
Could you please decipher this for us idiots that can’t read?
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