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Old 10-21-2003, 05:34 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 5 "Star General"..

Live and learn...
This past week, while on the road, I met my first ever "5 Star General"...
Airstream's version of that, that is, for it's members of WBCCI..
The owners had a 1984 Classic 310 motorhome, which sported their WBCCI numbers on the top with "red stars" between the WBCCI numbers.. Way kewl~!~
Seems that, after every 5th year of WBCCI membership, you're entitled to a "star"..

Just another trival piece of info..

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Old 10-21-2003, 06:15 PM   #2
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Is there such a thing as an "8 Star General"?

We actually have a member in our WBCCI Unit that has 8 stars! His name is Ray DeSelms, he is 86 years old and the original owner of his '62 Overlander. Way cool!!!

BTW he is actively working towards his ninth ~

Another thought...I will only be 82 by the time I get my 8th Star

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Old 10-22-2003, 04:06 AM   #3
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Hmmm

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Another thought...I will only be 82 by the time I get my 8th Star
That's quite something...must have them in a "ring of stars"??

Sorry but, I'm "stuck" at 39 forever...lol

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Old 10-22-2003, 07:57 AM   #4
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By the time I get 8 stars, I'll be 93, and that will be in 2043. (sigh)
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Hey, it would take me until I was 75 to earn 8 stars - I'd still be a young'n by WBCCI standards! I can't remember (and it's still dark out or I'd go look), but my trailer had a couple stars on it from the previous owners. That's a pretty cool thing, really
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Next year I get my Second star!

I would have 5 stars at 55 years old, and still be a young-un in the club.
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Next year I get my Second star!

I would have 5 stars at 55 years old, and still be a young-un in the club.
Kids...<sigh>

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Thumbs up What a treat!

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We actually have a member in our WBCCI Unit that has 8 stars! His name is Ray Deselms, he is 86 years old and the original owner of his '62 Overlander. Way cool!!!

BTW he is actively working towards his ninth ~

Another thought...I will only be 82 by the time I get my 8th Star

Shari
I just found out yesterday, Ray will be joining us at the 2004 Rocky Mountain VAC Rally! So all of you signed up will get to meet a really cool 8-star General!

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FWIW, we have an 8-star member in the NewEngland unit...met them at a rally last fall.

I think they spend most of the winter in FL. Nice folks with a big-ol' 34-footer. Can't remember name...all I remember is that Mr. is a retired doc, and his first name is John.
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Rupert & Vera Leuch of Arkansas make all of those folks seem like spring chickens. The Leuchs are Charter Members of WBCCI (which means they've been members since 1955) and are therefore entitled to nine stars if I've done the math right, and a tenth star in 2005.

[BEGIN SHAMELESS PLUG] These active 90+ folks will appear in the Summer issue of Airstream Life. [/END SHAMELESS PLUG]
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Rupert & Vera Leuch of Arkansas make all of those folks seem like spring chickens. The Leuchs are Charter Members of WBCCI (which means they've been members since 1955) and are therefore entitled to nine stars if I've done the math right, and a tenth star in 2005.

[BEGIN SHAMELESS PLUG] These active 90+ folks will appear in the Summer issue of Airstream Life. [/END SHAMELESS PLUG]
They were at the Region 9 Rally last month. They got up and did a solo waltz in front of the stage to"Waltz Across Texas". They are the only remaining charter members. Ray is the most deadpan person you will ever see; his expression never changes.
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Being a new member, I didn't know about the stars, that's interesting! I dont understand about the numbers. The AS has 10201 and my numbers are 2249. (39?) Are they re-cycling numbers? And the 2 round stickers- where should they be placed? Seems to me the trailer has two and the van we bought to pull it has 2 or 3. Does this mean one can get more? Pure laziness, it's easier to stick a decal over the old one than to scrape it off. I know, lol, everyone groan. Yes, I am that lazy. I'm reserving all my strength for breathing and typing!! silver suz.
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Yes, they are recycling...

The WBCCI number (the big red ones) are assigned to the members, not the trailer. So if the trailer trades hands, it may have the old member's WBCCI numbers still on it. If the previous owner is no lonager a member, you can request to obtain their numbers so you don't have to change them on the trailer. If they are still a member or someone else already has those numbers, you will need new ones. If a member has more than one trailer, the same number goes on all of them.

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Old 04-19-2004, 03:51 PM   #14
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I talked to my wife about putting our numbers on the trailer. She informed me that I will have unlimited stars that will come from the pummeling of my head when she see's what I did to the pretty aluminum!

End result no numbers, pretty aluminum, no stars for Jack.

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