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Old 02-11-2010, 09:09 PM   #29
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Is it true, really?

Is it true that the WBCCI has a secret hit squad that roams the country seeking unpaid-for big red numbers on AS trailers?

I'm keeping my watchdog armed, just in case...

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Old 02-11-2010, 09:28 PM   #30
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Keep in mind that there are many trailers sold or traded in that have their numbers still intact. I'm certain that some of them are still cruising on the road today and their owners probably are not WBCCI members. I really wouldn't be too concerned about putting on your own. Personally if I was going to put on numbers and I didn't want my forum number, I'd probably consider the number of my home address. After all my Airstream is my home away from home...

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Old 02-11-2010, 09:32 PM   #31
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...Id like 867-5309...not sure if that would fit though...
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:14 PM   #32
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I think you should use your debit card PIN. That way, if you forget it, you can just look at your trailer.
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Old 02-11-2010, 11:15 PM   #33
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Sure, but 1234 would look wrong on a traylah.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:44 AM   #34
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Numbers are not normally something that can be copyrighted or trademarked. I would think that you could put any number you want on your trailer as long as it isn't "patently offensive" to others. Not even the WBCCI and it's 400+ lawyer law firm can stop you.

Then again, if you wanted to show your disapproval you could also use a piece of black electrical tape placed diagonally across your nice new red numbers.......

If you do get a letter from their counsel please post it for us to enjoy!

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Old 02-12-2010, 06:42 AM   #35
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I say use any number but #1 That was Mr. Byam's and I would not like to see his name used improperly.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:48 AM   #36
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Was your picture above of Mr. Byam taken right before he died? He looks terrible..

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Old 02-12-2010, 09:35 AM   #37
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Why don't you...........

I see no problem here. Why don't you just join one of the Units here in North Texas...even though the Four Corners and New England Units look Great....The folks I have met in all those Units are super....no "piss and moan" types and you will get all the new owner help you can stand. You will enjoy them...AND, you will get red numbers.
Anything about the overall Organization begins to bother you....ignore them. Go have fun.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:26 AM   #38
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If you become a supporting member here ,you get a number and then Donavan can make ya some blue numbers for your trailer.
Blue AIR numbers look pretty cool I think. The way Donavan cuts em out they are very easy to put on.
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:31 AM   #39
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Thumbs down deathwatch?

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Numbers are not normally something that can be copyrighted or trademarked. I would think that you could put any number you want on your trailer as long as it isn't "patently offensive" to others. Not even the WBCCI and it's 400+ lawyer law firm can stop you.

Then again, if you wanted to show your disapproval you could also use a piece of black electrical tape placed diagonally across your nice new red numbers.......

If you do get a letter from their counsel please post it for us to enjoy!

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Glad to see some are enjoying this.

It looks like the club will continue to break apart over the next many years. Over fifty years of history and the work of so many all to bring people and travelling machines together to share their stories around the campfire.

We have heard all the good and bad things about what is happening to the club. Many have very positive experiences like me. Others with more experience at the "official level" are very unhappy and have left the club. So here we are.

The beginning of the end? I think most that have joined and travelled and camped with the club will be sad about this.

A few others that never made the effort to experience what the club had to offer for whatever reason are now cheering at the deathbed and waiting to dance around the grave.

What is the motivation of the deathwatchers here? Why should anyone be happy to see the unraveling of this otherwise great old club?

Can enough chemo be injected into the body to kill off the cancer and not the whole body? Or is this it? The end of the name and history once and for all?

Some here hope so. Do you find yourself taking great pleasure at the sight of these troubles?

What is UP with that?
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Old 02-12-2010, 10:34 AM   #40
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New idea for numbers, well.......... maybe.

For those that no longer belong to WBCCI, and won't be, how about using our AirForums membership number?

Hey Andy, you could publish a book with all those names and numbers, for a fee, of course.

But on the other hand, for whatever reasons, some members of the Forums list a city they have never lived in, as their place of residence.

What's to hide from?

The WBCCI lists their addresses anyways.

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Old 02-12-2010, 11:23 AM   #41
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I have wondered if it was OK or not to keep the "ghosted numbers 22" from a PO that was on my 1973 Overlander. I have all of the plaques from the tours it was said to have gone on over the years and plan to keep them on the wall as a historical marker of sorts. I am not sure if this was the PO's number or not and couldn't get anyone to confirm or deny. The number 22 has been on the front and rear for a lot of years and is history. PS, I have kept everything as original as possible for the same reason. I don't care to get in the argument but those of us who are new need to know so someone doesn't attack us. Andy, it never occurred to me to falsify my info, so I agree with you.
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:32 AM   #42
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Glad to see some are enjoying this.


Can enough chemo be injected into the body to kill off the cancer and not the whole body? Or is this it? The end of the name and history once and for all?

Some here hope so. Do you find yourself taking great pleasure at the sight of these troubles?

What is UP with that?
Most members in charge are old and retired. I figure they will all be dead by the time I'm 45 and the club will be in better hands and more enjoyable...

If not maybe their accelerator might stick and ?? Wait that's not very nice is it.. Sorry.

I think everyone should have the same number. like "428" for instance. How cool would that look, Say everyone driving into the Albuquerque balloon vest with the same red numbers. WOW!!!!!

How about making the rear ones out of led lights. They could double as a brake light on the rear... That would be cool....
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