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Old 03-28-2006, 06:13 PM   #1
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Dumb Question

I am a newbie at a below beginner level, so please be patient. When ddid they stop numbering the TT?
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:20 PM   #2
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What do you mean? The number on the Back. That is the WBCCI member number.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
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They still do. You just have to join the WBCCI. This is the Airstream club that assigns the numbers
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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They didn't. The large red numbers you see on some Airstreams are actually membership ID numbers for the WBCCI - the Wally Byam Caravan Club.

Wally's the guy who started Airstream. The club still exists and is still issuing big red numbers www.wbcci.org
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:35 PM   #5
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RE:Numbers

Thank you. we were under the misguided impression that they were numbered as they come off the line.
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Old 03-28-2006, 06:35 PM   #6
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hi fr8tshaker......

you've heard the cliche' and it's true.....

they are no dumb questions......

only dumb answers.....

luckily u won't get any of those here....

the big red # are given by the wbcci, if you join...and actually your dealer should pay for the first year membership...if you ask....but ya can't join till after the trailer is built....say june....wbcci will work with you to get the number you'd like....if it isn't taken or retired...

however the other number.....is the serial number of the trailer...airstream assigns these sometime just before the build starts....it is secret code for when built, what model, floor plan and so on....it's also the vin number like for an auto....and will be stamped on a small plate and appear on the title...

the last 4-5 digits of the vin/serial number are used as the build number....and again your sales person can get those numbers for ya...as your build date approaches...

if you decide to go visit during construction...this number will help ya find your baby on the line....and if you make any changes to your order before hand this number ids the unit....or if you ever call the factory or have service there....they will want the last 5 of the vin...

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Old 03-28-2006, 10:26 PM   #7
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When I was a little boy and saw an Airstream going down the road with the big red numbers on the back I thought they were part of a rental program.
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Old 05-01-2006, 09:54 PM   #8
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Attaching the red numbers - Question

The red numbers on the AS's are issued by the WBCCI when you join, I assume. Is it mandatory to have the numbers on your AS if you become a member? What if you join and don't attach the numbers, will you be accepted at the AS rallies without a number? Will you be accepted, but ostracized? I have seen AS's that have had the numbers removed and you can still see the outline of the numbers. I'm sure there are AS owners who might be interested in joining, but do not want to attach anything on their AS that leaves a mark forvever when it is removed. I would suspect the letter outlines might affect the AS resale value, i.e. making it look more "used".

Just curious.
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Old 05-02-2006, 01:21 AM   #9
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Plastic and other versions....

Razor -

You aren't the only one that balks at putting 'red numbers' or anything else on that super fine looking skin you just paid MEGA bucks for....

As such, there are folks that join WBCCI and put the red numbers onto their trailer skin, or they put the numbers onto 'sheets' of plastic that can be posted in the window at rallies and the like.... and put into a cabinet when 'not needed'.... I am sure that additional variations!

This of course, the 'not official' number sign stuff is frowned upon by the purists and the hardcore, but then it is YOUR trailer and well IMO, they can go ...... If I didn't have serious 'ghost number' issues I would go the plastic sheet route.... Do I need anything detracting from the beautiful shape and line of SilverToy!? I think not. Your experience may vary.

Depends on your unit, your 'feelings' about your trailer/MOHO, and well, how you "see" your WBCCI future.

Just a few thoughts. Hope they help!?

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Old 05-02-2006, 02:36 AM   #10
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One of the biggest reasons to have the numbers somewhere on your trailer is that they are your "address" at large rallies.

Trust me, when you have a sea of silver, it's helpful to have them, as all the trailers start to look alike when you are wandering around looking for someone! They also are used by the rally organizers to find you for messages or emergencies.

More & more people are putting them on the windows or removable sign and that is much preered over no numbers at all. Having the numbers located in the same place (or close) on all the trailers makes it easier to locate when they are needed.

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There are no more large rallies.

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Old 05-02-2006, 11:21 PM   #12
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The numbers in the window make pretty good sense. It would still identify you at rallies, but wouldn't leave any marks on the trailer skin. I appreciate the information.
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Old 05-03-2006, 01:22 AM   #13
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Tinted out of the way!

Razor et al -

Gotta make sure that the tinted window/ Rock Guards are up and out of the way as they can make the number VERY tough to spot at a rally.

AND WE REALLY DON'T WANT TO BE OVERLOOKED, RIGHT!? That is one of the reasons for AirStreaming, after all.

Just a thought.

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Old 05-03-2006, 11:39 AM   #14
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What?

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There are no more large rallies.

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There will be thousands of trailers at International and what do you mean by large? The Salisbury Beach rally was so large they rented a tent to eat under. Hmmm.
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