Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-24-2007, 10:37 AM   #15
Cyclist
 
henw's Avatar
 
2007 28' International CCD
Windermere , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 457
I was concerned about the red numbers as well. Then I saw that lots of folks just put some address type numbers on a plaque. Set it up on trailer or in the ground at rally events etc.

Tom
__________________

__________________
henw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 11:03 AM   #16
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Suburbia , Sunny So Cal
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,756
Red numbers

As a child I would see the red numbers on Airstreams going by. Every Airstream had them. I thought they came that way from the factory.

I think Airstreams without them are missing something.
__________________

__________________
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

WBCCI 6731 FCU
AIR# 13896
CA 4
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2007, 02:48 PM   #17
Rivet Master
 
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,025
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacarape
-I just received my WBCCI membership package in the mail. I was a member at large, but have since joined the New Hampshire group, I may get there this spring...

I would like to write why I joined. I am a nut case, I can't comform, I am lazy and innovative, not at all dumb, but if you look at me, you would think so. I joined to have fun, and participate in a piece of American history. Yes, this is a Silver Palace, a W. Virginia hillbilly shack, a ranchette, a dog kennel, a gun range, a photo base, a camp lodge. This is what I make out of it, so is my life. And besides, I can't wait for the old stodgy people I hear complained about meet my Brasilian wife that is 20 (yep, countem, twenty) years younger then me! (I am 50, she is about to turn 30.)

I am carrying with me an el cheapo .243, a 60 year old Contax rangefinder, a 4x5 inch camera, I am starting a new hobby of training a Malinois, I would love to collaborate with anyone and build a web site, I have the domain, Expressions Web, Office/XP, all of the tools. My past hobbies included raising parrots, wolves and children. I want to go to Mexico in 2008 with WBCCI but first I want a sit on fishing kayak. I haven't square danced since grade school, I would love to do that again.

I want to enjoy life and worry about it less, there is no checkered flag in my book for arriving at the stop light first.

If possible, my epitaph will read "The only appointment he ever made; (fill in date here)".

THE ONLY DOUBT I HAVE about the WBCCI is putting those big red numbers on my Safari...yikes, they are funny, I may do it just for a laugh.
Wow! What a wonderful and exciting personal life you have. I know that you will do well and enjoy the WBCCI. You will be able to contribute so much to the Club.

Welcome!

Dale "Pee Wee" Schwamborn
__________________
PeeWee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 12:07 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
gaylejoe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
St. Hedwig , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 555
What we like and enjoy is to go out in AS several times a month to a membership park we belong to. Actually it is considered a wildlife preserve. The sites are large and not crowded.

We can ride our bikes, walk, play minature golf, swim, do the hot tub thing, or what ever we like. Basically, just doing nothing but enjoying the great outdoors. We enjoy feeding the deer and visiting with other RV'ers. Again, just doing nothing. Wake up when you want to and go to bed the same way.

We have never attended a regional or larger rally but are planning on Bozman next year if my tux still fits.
__________________
gaylejoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 05:41 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,463
our twice a year get togethers in Georgia ( Falluminum and Springstream) are built on an agenda of FUN, Sharing and more fun. Laid back and casual with very little agenda or demands.
Its great to share Airstreamin' with others who want only to pursue life, liberty and happiness, in the outdoors.
Thanks Mr Pee Wee for your insight and refreshing attitude.
__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2007, 08:06 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 76
PEE WEE, Thank you,Thank You. We all need to work to make the WBCCI all that it's founder wanted it to be. Yes, have fun,respect and learn and help each other and ,yes, have fun. Thank you again for reminding us.
__________________
Allen H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007, 02:01 AM   #21
4 Rivet Member
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
Crestview , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 319
PeeWee- Enjoyed reading your posts. i think ultimately it is up to each individual to create their own fun with their Airstream. It's like my house, nobody isn't going to tell me I can't have fun in it. If I want to hang decorative lights on my awning, I'm going to do it. I don't look at the WBCCI as being the equivalent of a home owner's association, but rather as an open door to oportunities for going places and meeting people. Sure, I could do all this independantly, but I am fortunate to belong to a local unit that owns its own campground and I think that is cool!
__________________
Courtesy parking-- water, elect. and wi-fi.
To those who are about to Stream-I salute you!
greywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2008, 11:19 PM   #22
1 Rivet Member
 
2005 30' Classic
Milton , Washington
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 17
Is WBCCI Relevent to me?

I bought a 30' Classic, am a professional, old, and ready to take the time to travel, visit new places and enjoy the remainderof my time looking at flowers, fishing and the mountains. My parents owned an Airstream and were members of the club. My question is: has the WBCCI outlived its purpose, has it failed to adapt to the times and is it relevant and useful to me? I can't answer those questions as I have had no contact with the group, have not participated or been asked to partcipate in any of their events. Is the club an anachronism to the times? Being bewildered it seems like club would be a great thing but I am bewildered? All help and suggestions appreciated.
__________________
Kenyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2008, 12:32 AM   #23
Aluminum in 3-D
 
Blue Pearl's Avatar
 
1968 28' Ambassador
Seaside , Oregon
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 571
Images: 1
Kenyon, All I can say is go to a rally. Take a look at the wbcci rallies on the forum and sign-up for a rally. My husband and I enjoy both the wbcci and forum rallies. More vintage, diy types in the forum and newer rigs and newly retired types( at least in our Oregon unit)in the wbcci. We like being part of the history of airstream in the wbcci and the great red letters plastered on our old 81. In the wbcci you can be as active or inactive as you like and as far as I've seen no secret handshake or such.
__________________
Teresa

Membership chair
Wally Byam Airstream Club
Past President Oregon Unit 090

Campfires, the original social media!
wbcci#29827

Check out the [URL="https://airstreamclub.org/"and Wally Byam Airstream Club on facebook
Blue Pearl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2008, 01:53 AM   #24
4 Rivet Member
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
Crestview , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 319
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenyon View Post
I bought a 30' Classic, am a professional, old, and ready to take the time to travel, visit new places and enjoy the remainderof my time looking at flowers, fishing and the mountains. My parents owned an Airstream and were members of the club. My question is: has the WBCCI outlived its purpose, has it failed to adapt to the times and is it relevant and useful to me? I can't answer those questions as I have had no contact with the group, have not participated or been asked to partcipate in any of their events. Is the club an anachronism to the times? Being bewildered it seems like club would be a great thing but I am bewildered? All help and suggestions appreciated.
The WBCCI concept has always focused on going places and meeting people, I don't think this idea ever gets outdated!

From my perspective, being retired is probably the best way to enjoy WBCCI membership. We're not retired yet and we belong to the WBCCI and attend the local rallies, which normally begin on Thursdays, but since we both still work, we usually arrive on Friday afternoons. That's no big deal and we really like the WBCCI rallies. We've been to one forums rally and really liked it and plan to attend more of them as well.

It'd be interesting to see how others view this but from our point of view, the younger Airstream owner with families tend to own the vintage units and attend more of the forums rallies, whereas the retired Airsteam owners tend to own "newer" units, or even brand new ones and belong to the WBCCI.

I think WBCCI is probably more well known for it's caravans than even the rallies and that is why I think it appears to be more geared for retired people, because it is hard for working families to be able to take off for a couple of weeks at a time. The fact that people tend to be older when they retire is just a fact of life, I don't know anyone personally who had enough money to be able to afford to retire at 35 years old.

I say, belong to the WBCCI, meet lots of people and go lots of places. You can allways go to forum rallies or other independant events whenever you want, I don't see anything inconvienent about doing both as long as you have the time and money to travel.

This gives me an idea that maybe should be a another thread but we have Buddy Rallies, and I understand that in the early days of the WBCCI, non-Airstream owners were allowed on caravans. What about having some "Buddy Caravans"? Show other R.V. owners wha WBCCI has to offer! Or, perhaps there is already such a thing?
__________________
Courtesy parking-- water, elect. and wi-fi.
To those who are about to Stream-I salute you!
greywolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 11:33 AM   #25
3 Rivet Member
 
SierraBreeze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 127
Images: 4
Having fun

Reading through some of the threads on this forum, you would think that the majority of WBCCI rallies whether international or unit, are stiff, formal affairs where attendance is mandated and uniforms required. That fun is hard to come by. It seems that unless you are in a certain age group, a member of a certain unit or group, or adhere to a certain definition of fun you have no idea how to have fun at a rally. It also seems that there is a group of people who expect others to plan activities and create fun (as they define it) FOR them. They don't seem to be able to create fun activities on their own or they find it takes too much effort. When someone else's idea of fun doesn't meet a certain set of criteria, the most common thing is to belittle it. This contrasts with a whole subforum that is devoted to threads on fun and games.

Looking through my archives and from my own experiences I know fun has always been a key part of WBCCI events regardless of age or any other factors. From Helen and her hula hoops to activities at most of today's rallies, fun is part of the WBCCI experience. What I remember is that activities at rallies and other events were always open to everyone regardless of age and it was up to the individuals to choose to participate or not. Kids as well as adults of all ages joined in the parades, pot lucks and other activities. For the most part there were no specially planned activities for any specific age group.

It is true that individuals as well as every Unit has their own ideas of what is fun. That is one of the great things about WBCCI Units, you can find one that does things and goes places that matches most closely to what you consider fun. Every Unit develops their own sense of what is fun and just because it doesn't meet what other people consider fun doesn't mean they are a dull and boring group. As long as the members enjoy whatever the Unit does that's what counts. Fun is in the eye of the beholder. As many of the responses on this thread have said, it is up to us as individuals to ensure our rallies and other activities are fun for everyone. Variety is one of the best ways to ensure everyone has a great time, wants to come back, and better yet wants to help create fun at the next event.

These pictures are some examples. They include the parade held at the 1959 WBCCI International Rally in Wisconsin Dells , 1960 WBCCI International Rally in Colorado Springs, two Unit rallies in the 1980's.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	239a-wdells-parade.jpg
Views:	103
Size:	33.0 KB
ID:	63797   Click image for larger version

Name:	60-076-parade13.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	26.7 KB
ID:	63798  

Click image for larger version

Name:	80ja-v44p04r3-13-mbcu-mbrs.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	36.7 KB
ID:	63799  
Attached Images
 
__________________
Diane
WBCCI # 772
Sierra Nevada Unit #157
http://sierranevadaairstreams.org
SierraBreeze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2008, 09:19 PM   #26
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
Yes, and if you want to get to know WBCCI folks, just approach some of them on a campground someplace and ask them! We've got WBCCI rigs on the campground right now; they're working their way back from Bozeman the long way around back toward Mississippi, where their home unit is. And they're really, really nice and fun to be around!

Lynn

PS: And it was really neat for us to hear from folks live-and-in-the-flesh who'd just been to Bozeman! There's no way we can make it to next year's but one of them gave us brochures for Gillette with a Big Grin.
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2008, 12:17 PM   #27
2 Rivet Member
 
2005 30' Classic
1986 34.5' Airstream 345
Fallon , Nevada
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 16
Peewee, i enjoyed meeting you and your wife in Bozeman, and the dinner we had together. The discussion was one not only of interest but enlightenment. You read in some of these blogs what other people interrpret as your beliefs. I am glad that you posted what in essence was part of the discussion we had. I would enjoy seeing you post more of what was said not only around the dinner table but also in your question and answer talk. As i said at dinner I would also like to see you continue with your history of Airstream and WBCCI that you and the Leippers are doing on the SNU site you mentioned. Once again thank you for the time at dinner and the question and answer time.
Jerry Thornburg
President SNU
__________________
JerryDyann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2008, 01:26 PM   #28
New Member
 
1972 29' Ambassador
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2
Question 1972 Ambassador LY Caravanas de Mexico

I am not sure if this is the proper place for me to post this inquiry, but here goes. We have a 1972 Airstream Ambassador LY. It has the number 21398 and as a faded sticker with caravanas de Mexico on it. I am trying to find out some history on our trailer and if it was indeed one of the trailers that was included in this Mexico caravan in 1972. Anyone who could provide me with more info on our unit, I would greatly appreciate it.
Thanks for your help
Marian Heath
__________________

__________________
MHeath is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fun New Airstream Game Alumatube Fun & Games 203 06-02-2014 07:50 PM
WBCCI not Fun WineStream WBCCI Forum 66 02-25-2010 10:35 AM
1980 Airstream Landyacht! Original Condition! Fun Fun eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 04-13-2009 09:10 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.