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Old 04-11-2008, 06:54 AM   #15
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I got a Bee in my BVD's! Just got done watching an RVing episode on the "Travel Channel". They explained there were over 21K AS's on the road today (over 60% of all manufactured units).....yes we're proud of that. They referred to Airstream owners as a "Secret Society of RV'ers" . Tell me...........is there a secret password?, a test of right of ownership?, a quiz on types of AS's (Safari, Excella, Argosy, etc)?, hazing by older AS owners at Rallies?, secret code in our #'s?..... to earn our WBCCI #'s I don't know about??? OWNER![/B]
There......I got the Bee out of my BVD's...........Whew!
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:12 AM   #16
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Bees in the BVD's could be painful or cause other problems????
It happened at the "return of the peeps" rally in February. (I'm trying to attach a picture, hope it works)
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This secret club also requires the wearing of strange hats. Wbcci Region One Vermont Rally sighting.
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:33 AM   #17
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Old 04-11-2008, 08:45 AM   #18
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In order to join the secret and elite Airstream society, you must first learn the secret method of writing that was created by our founder. Then you must commit yourself to a life of endless wandering, in search of the perfect campsite.

After a month of fasting, you will experience true airstream enlightenment. Your running gear will be eternally in balance. Your floor will be impervious to rot. Your TV will be powered by atmospheric carbon dioxide and the only emissions will be a fragrant floral scent.


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Old 04-11-2008, 09:05 AM   #19
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..... hazing by older AS owners at Rallies?, secret code in our #'s?....!
Sadly yes, it is a code. If you have the manual, the red numbers tell the old members what channel Matlock is on. And they wont tell those who are not in the know....
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:19 AM   #20
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...They referred to Airstream owners as a "Secret Society of RV'ers" ...
Haha! Good one! Just goes to show you can't believe everything you read! I can't say much more than that though because "mum's the word"!
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Old 04-11-2008, 09:21 AM   #21
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The mystery resolved

Finally - i understand the reaction of other folks in camp grounds. While at AS rallies, everyone wanders around and has interesting conversations - not necessarily about how cool AS campers are... but when we are just out mixing with the RV masses, folks kind of keep thier distance and occasionally give that weak smile and a nod that my parents used to give me when i held a view that was clearly misguided. I thought they just felt sorry for us in our 31 year old Argosy. Now I realize that they think we are some kind of alternate reality that may have some sinister purpose - having fun. Whew!
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:07 AM   #22
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. Tell me...........is there a secret password?, a test of right of ownership?, a quiz on types of AS's (Safari, Excella, Argosy, etc)?, hazing by older AS owners at Rallies?, secret code in our #'s?..... to earn our WBCCI #'s I don't know about???
There......I got the Bee out of my BVD's...........Whew!
You have to wear and aluminum foil hat and the secret handshake, whick is well a secret.
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:44 AM   #23
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You have to wear and aluminum foil hat and the secret handshake, whick is well a secret.
I second that...it is proudly demonstrated here...

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I think it has to do with the distinct look of an AS. (That big aluminum twinkie rolling into a campground full of white boxes definitely stands out.) Other Airstreamers are easy to spot, so we tend to gravitate toward one another, and the white box crowd might see us as a little bit elitist. (We are to some extent)
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In order to join the secret and elite Airstream society, you must first learn the secret method of writing that was created by our founder. Then you must commit yourself to a life of endless wandering, in search of the perfect campsite.

After a month of fasting, you will experience true airstream enlightenment. Your running gear will be eternally in balance. Your floor will be impervious to rot. Your TV will be powered by atmospheric carbon dioxide and the only emissions will be a fragrant floral scent.


I'm sure you understand. Ha!
I am enlightened! My trailer does emit fragrant floral scents.
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:50 AM   #26
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I am enlightened! My trailer does emit fragrant floral scents.
My trailer emits all sorts of scents... None of them fragrant nor floral.
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Not just a secret handshake, but when we want to applaud, we snap our fingers real fast.
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Old 04-11-2008, 12:30 PM   #28
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All of you have passed on way too much information for "others" to see.

Please, refrain from all ths idle chatter on the "Aluminum Secret Society" - no abbreviations or acronyms please. You don't want some SOB owner walking up to you in a campground and getting past the layers of protection we have develped - cyclo polishing, dump valve repairs, etc. All of you are on double secret probation reported to the highest officials and it goes on your permanent records.


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