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Old 01-25-2007, 09:11 PM   #85
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The next person in line to the king's throne is called the "heir apparent".

Could the sucessor to the WBCCI be the "Air Apparent Club" ????

Just kidding !!!!
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Old 02-11-2007, 09:40 AM   #86
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Hi all,
I have been browsing through this forum, reading some threads. I came to this forum for the same reason as I did almost 10 years ago- to find like minded individuals who enjoy the rving lifestyle, no matter at what capacity. To make new friends or aquaintences. Find new resources of information and such.
Now my love of rving came from my grandparents. When I was 2, and all their kids were pretty much grown up and out of the house, a door to door salesman had told them of a new resort campground opening up about 1 1/2 hrs west of Chicago. My grandparents took me on the weekends, they started with a tent. Upgraded as years went on. Pop-ups, travel trailers then a park model. When I was 20, I had a dream of buying my own property at the same resort. I did achieve it when I was 23. Bought new car, property, fell in love. my parents understood my dreams, bought me a used Argosy. What a dream come true and more!
I wondered what the heck an Airstream was. I was a proud owner of a Chevy. Knew of that company. After browsing the internet, got some of my answer. My trailer needed (and still needs TLC w/ lots of) repairs. I was undser the impression other Airstream owners could point me in the right direction whenever I needed guidance.
Maybe I am different. My trailer stays at a resort property. Now that I'm married, with a 5 year old, & not a lot of extra income to do much with, we moved back in with our parents. The campground is a place for us to go for a break from our day-to-day lives. WBBCI membership doesn't seem a good choice at this time in my family. Belonging to "something" that brings people together makes ownership of a vehicle or trailer a lot more fun.
Can someone direct me to where I CAN find a fun place online to go visit? If Argosy's are like a blacksheep of the Airstream family, what other options are out there? (My observation from 10 yrs ago as a new owner). If the title of the Argosy says the make is Airstream, does that have any meaning? That's what the title said when I got it from the secretary of state in Illinois.
I love the Argosy for what it represents to us. On the campground, we try new activities we would have never done at home. Our daughter can run free on our lot without any fences to keep her in. It's our first home, I never want to part with it.
I do apologize for such a long winded post. I did get the feeling that the people writing here were the sort who wish to make even more Airstream or SOB owners feel welcome. Thanks for reading, and thanks in advance for any responses. -Christina aka Lilmouse
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:00 PM   #87
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Christina:

Welcome to the forum. An Argosy is an Airstream. In addition to this forum and the WBCCI forum, you may want to look at the RV.net forum which is a broad RV group (Good Sams) and covers many topics related to RVing.

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:09 PM   #88
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Christina, never fear, your Argosy IS an Airstream and one with lots of presence on this forum. I covet having a small one some day, a little "sister" to our 30' Gypsy. Use the search feature found at the top of this page in the menu bar, looking up Argosy, and read all you can about them. Go to the Vintage Airstream site and look up the model archives, including Argosy. You'll learn even more and see how included they are in the Airstream family. Enjoy the other sites as noted above, but stay with this one too. You'll find so much to enjoy, learn, and treasure about Airstreams and their owners ~G
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Hi Christina!
Welcome. You will find many Argosy owners here. enjoy your second childhood!

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:27 PM   #90
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Air Apparent: would love to meet you one day, maybe check out your airstream. Glen Ellyn isn't that far away from where you are at.

I've found the Argosy area. Thank you. Looks like my husband and I need to make a list of repairs we'd like to do. Prioritize them, and such.
I find the pictures of all of the trailers in this forum facinating. The first week we had our Argosy, hubby and I drove all around the campground park looking for others. We managed to find about a dozen, took pictures, tried to see what others have done with thier trailers. Unfortunatly, the campground has over 600 lots. Lots of people buy lots and forget to come back.
I have gotten the idea that we would like to modernize or bring our interior up to date to accomodate our family.
Thank you for the encouragement. I'm making it a point to become a frequent visitor here.
...off to find more great threads to read! :hugs:
The only reason I came back to joining the forum- The VAP podcast gave me the itch to get back to my love of resort camping.
It's been a long cold winter in Chicago!
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........Can someone direct me to where I CAN find a fun place online to go visit? If Argosy's are like a blacksheep of the Airstream family, what other options are out there? (My observation from 10 yrs ago as a new owner). If the title of the Argosy says the make is Airstream, does that have any meaning? That's what the title said when I got it from the secretary of state in Illinois. -Christina aka Lil mouse
Not to worry! You have found the place!

Argosy owners are not discriminated* against here! In fact, if you look around you will find several posts about painting nude airstreams to avoid polishing. Argosy's are cool and I figure we have more time to camp - no polishing!

* Let me know if you have trouble - I have a brother named Guido and some good connections.
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Old 02-11-2007, 01:16 PM   #92
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Hey Lil Mouse check out the Metro Detroit Forums rallies. The "louapaloozas", (this year we will be planning the 3rd annual) were started by Lou Patterson, (pattersontoo) a very proud Argosy owner! We had quite a few Argosies there together along with the unpainted ones in attendance as well, even motorhomes and a buddy fifth wheel.

We will be getting together on the 24th for a basement rally at Lou's, complete with lawn chairs and a fire, to plan this year's event. You are not far from us here in Michigan so come on over for the rally! We would love to see you there. Stay tuned to the Metro Detroit rally threads for updates.

And PM Steve (sfixx) from Ohio. I believe he was also getting argosies together for a rally at one time. There is Lou(ise) and Larry (loudruff) in Ohio. Annie and Marvin (happycampers) from Ontario are working on their second Argosy restoration. All great people and not too far from you to get together and regulars at the forums rally.

Yup you have come to the right place as Janet said!
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Old 02-12-2007, 12:19 AM   #93
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(lilmouse whispers: thank you for the rally invites. my beloved man has put down his foot today and said there will be no moving of the argosy off our lot. he built a very small deck off the side where the front door is. claims that if we were to hitch up trailer to the Jimmy truck, the trailer would need new brakes, tires, etc. jeff is internet-illiterate, so I gotta persue my interests one small step at a time. joining the forum was a good start. showed him some pictures from the photos page here. got somekind of spark started!)
I'll be checking back in this thread often, as well as the Argosy ones. I think I would like to find some Illinois WBCCI people. I have seen the trailers gather in a field at a 4-H club in Amboy. This small town is on our way to the campground where our trailer is. Maybe they are friendly folks who wouldn't mind if we pop in for a quick visit.

I hope that the people who orginally established this conversation at the beginning of this thread can come to some sort of middle ground. I may be what could be considered a future WBCCI/or other Airstream related club member. I'll be watching to find out what the outcome of the topic of this thread goes. I wonder what the future brings.
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rickandsandi---This attidude of Don and others like him is the exact reason we dropped out of the club after the first year. He's basicly saying that it's the older generations club and a new ,younger members shouldn't meddle in their decisions.------pieman
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Old 04-06-2007, 09:36 AM   #95
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Name

Shouldn't the name of the proposed new club be


Airstream Club International?

special interest sub-club

Vintage Airstream Club International

Airstream Motorhome Club International

Airstream Caravan Club International
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How about "Wally Byam Travel Club" for the name. We would honor the founder of Airstream without running into Thor on the name. Since WBCCI will shortly be out of business, Using Wally's name shouldn't be a problem.
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How about "Wally Byam Travel Club" for the name. We would honor the founder of Airstream without running into Thor on the name. Since WBCCI will shortly be out of business, Using Wally's name shouldn't be a problem.
I like it and you make a good point.
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