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Old 05-04-2008, 04:14 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what this was from? The trailer has a lot of painted places its been, and the name "Happi Daze" on the side. My guy said he didn't know and didn't care, but I'm curious if it had any significance. Thank you in advance! EZ
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Old 05-04-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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you should drill that off and send it to me right away... he is right it is very insignificant and should be removed before it decreases the value
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No! Send it to ME! Serously, that is a piece of history right there and should be preserved. That is a caravan plaque and is an historic piece of your trailer. Can you send a picture of the places it has been - the painted thing you were talking about?
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Check out this thread for more information:

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Nice thread-

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Thanks for sharing it. Looks like this one has too many KM's on it, we'll send it to the scrapper...

Its a 1956, so I guess it went somewhere, no color left on the plate....
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Thanks for sharing it. Looks like this one has too many KM's on it, we'll send it to the scrapper...

Its a 1956, so I guess it went somewhere, no color left on the plate....
Yeah, I'd scrap it too.

Since I'm just around the corner and on my way to the scrapper anyway. I'll just swing by and take it there for you.
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Old 05-04-2008, 11:42 PM   #7
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Wally Byam Caravan Tag, Front and Rear

This is an original.

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It is such a good thing you caught that when you did. Surprisingly most people do not know that if left on their Airstream the rest of the trailer starts to rot and fall apart. Your insurance rates will get sky high, and worst of all, your tow vehicle will start to fail you whenever you have the trailer hooked up.

This also goes for the aluminum with the painted names on it. If you do try to remove those names from that aluminum by any means, or even to cover them up, your hair will start falling out. All of it. On both of you. You will, of course, grow a third ear which is really a bugger when trying to pick earing's to wear each day although it does make wearing glasses interesting.

Your only hope of redemption I'm afraid is to have someone in a foreign country assume the risk on your behalf and take possession of those artifacts. You should probably drill the rivets out on the caravan plate first and get it the heck away from you asap - I'll PM you an address you can courier it to and that person will even pay the freight just to help you out.

Then, drill the rivets out on the aluminum siding that has all the names/destinations painted on it, wrap it carefully in the materials I'll have dropped off at your home, and ship it out of there. The sooner the better for all your sakes. Again, same destination and the courier will be on high alert. We wouldn't want any harm to come to you just because you picked up this trailer with these afflictions, now would we. As caring fellow 'streamers, way up here in Canada, we have ways to mitigate the potential risks associated with these rare occurrences on Airstreams.

For anyone else who also has the same rare affliction please PM me and I'll get the shipping info off to you as well.

And DO NOT BE FOOLED by folks pretending to be locals out to help you out. It is sad when you just don't know who you can trust. It's a good thing you have folks like me here to take care of you.

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Listen up all you all...I was first here, I have first dibs and that it that. Here I go, trying to help and you all are trying to get this plaque from her... the shame... has no one ever played on a school play ground? First dibs is first dibs! You all are trying to violate the rules of first dibs...

EllieZ, If you haven't realized, that plaque, well, it is worth a lot. Do not part with it wantonly. If you are getting rid of it, I was first to respond and would love a chance at purchase it. The names and locations are a piece of club history and I hope you will preserve it. Congrates on a super find.
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Hi Folks,

Can anyone tell me what this was from? The trailer has a lot of painted places its been, and the name "Happi Daze" on the side. My guy said he didn't know and didn't care, but I'm curious if it had any significance. Thank you in advance! EZ
I am trying to research all of the trailers that were on the famous Caravans of the past, mainly the 1959-60 Capetown to Cairo and 1963-64 Around the World Caravan's. Painting locations visited on the trailer was a common practice back then. It's a long shot, but your trailer might have been on the Capetown Caravan (but it's too old for the other one). Or maybe it was on another famous caravan, like the one to Europe in 1956. Can you tell us what locations are painted on the trailer and possibly better yet post a photo or two of that writing? Are there ghosts of WBCCI numbers on the front or rear? That number would help identify if yours is a famous trailer or not. Thanks.
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Drill it

If you drill it, send it to Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply and he'll use yours to reproduce this plaque and send you yours plus a new one back.....that way we could all bring back this cool piece when we go Caravanning together. I know many people want one for their trailer.Rob - streaming out in Assateague State Park where the weather is great! - until Thursday then heading for home.
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Listen up all you all...I was first here, I have first dibs and that it that. Here I go, trying to help and you all are trying to get this plaque from her... the shame... has no one ever played on a school play ground? First dibs is first dibs! You all are trying to violate the rules of first dibs...

EllieZ, If you haven't realized, that plaque, well, it is worth a lot. Do not part with it wantonly. If you are getting rid of it, I was first to respond and would love a chance at purchase it. The names and locations are a piece of club history and I hope you will preserve it. Congrates on a super find.

Pashaw!

You'll only take the plaque and Barry will only take the plaque and a panal.

I was the only one nice enough to take the whole trailer!

EllieZ, You clearly have a trailer with a ton of history. Preserve it and enjoy it.
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If you drill it, send it to Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply and he'll use yours to reproduce this plaque and send you yours plus a new one back.....that way we could all bring back this cool piece when we go Caravanning together. I know many people want one for their trailer.Rob - streaming out in Assateague State Park where the weather is great! - until Thursday then heading for home.
Actually Rob- He could send it to me and I can have it reproduced is 10 days or less. I can have Dale send me the correct color. Of course we would then end up flooding the market with "original antique reproductions" of the plate. We have the aluminum in stock and probably to correct color which I believe was a PMS-185 but Dale could confirm that fore me.
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I hope everyone realizes that my reply was posted in jest, never believing for one minute that anyone would take my response seriously. From reading the posts prior to mine I got the impression that most of the comments from my fellow Forums members were just us kids playing around. I for one never believed that EllieZ would consider parting out a trailer with that heritage to go with it.

I would love to see EllieZ keep it and enjoy it but if that is not in the cards then it would be nice to see it pass on to another Airstream lover who wants to retain the painted names and plaque. Certainly there are those who would like to own it but that is up to EllieZ to decide and how best to part with it should that be their choice.

As for making reproductions of the Caravan plaque itself I would hope that if this is ever done there is some obvious way to ensure reproduction cannot be mistaken for an original. Can you imagine eBay and the trailers that will show up there with "an original WB Caravan trailer" as identified by the unique plaque blah, blah, blah. Also, those plaques were "earned" by the folks who had the mental, physical and financial fortitude to participate in a caravan. IMHO that uniqueness should stay with the trailer that earned it and is, overall, part of that trailers unique value over another that was used as a weekend warrior.

Great find EllieZ. It is always fun to know another piece of Airstream history has been found.

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