Can You Help Us Bring the Trailer Home?
Mon., Jun. 29. 2009 6:20pm EDT
Last weekend, we had to leave our the ApologetiX trailer at the church in Arkansas, because the metal structure under the bus that attaches our trailer hitch to the bus was about to break off for the third time in two days -- despite two separate welding jobs.
We have been looking into sending somebody from the Pittsburgh area back down to Lake City AR to pick up the trailer, but that's a 1500-mile round trip, and before we do that, we thought we'd ask the following:
Are there any fans out there with pick-up trucks who are traveling northeast (or north OR east) from that area of the country in the next 10 days? You wouldn't have to come close to driving the whole distance. Even if we could find a few fans who could relay the trailer from one place to another and gradually get it across the country (or to a place much closer to us), that would be a blessing.
Several years ago, when we had our van broke down in Wisconsin and had to be repaired there, we had three teams of fans who blessed us by driving it back -- the first group from Wisconsin to Indiana, the second from Indiana to Ohio, and the third from Ohio back to Pittsburgh. It worked well, and we are forever grateful to them.
It's a 16-foot cargo trailer and can be pulled by a pick-up truck that has a trailer hitch. In fact, two other pick-up trucks pulled it from Missouri to the concert in Arkansas when our bus could no longer do it.
To give you an idea where the trailer is right now, here are some nearby cities in Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri, and Kentucky: Jonesboro (15); Memphis TN (75); Jackson TN (135); Cape Girardeau MO (140); Little Rock and Conway (145); and Paducah KY (170).
The quickest route back from Lake City AR to Pittsburgh goes through the following cities: Dyersburg AR, Fulton KY, Mayfield KY, Leitchfield KY, Louisville KY, Cincinnati OH and Columbus OH. From there, it can either go through Mansfield OH and Akron OH to Ellwood City PA or to Zanesville OH and Wheeling WV to Pittsburgh.
We're off this weekend, and we fly the following weekend, so we just need to get the trailer back before our next bus weekend, which is July 17-19.
If you are interested in possibly helping, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Bringing the Trailer Home." Thank you.