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Old 07-15-2003, 09:02 PM   #15
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Kevin--I was in the club as a kid (1970's) and remember the numbers were the red stick-on variety. I can recall my Dad out there spending most of an afternoon removing worn out ones and replacing them! Are you sure about 1990 for a switch-over to red from black?

Pahaska--I like your idea about going to a sign painter to get better quality and for the layout! I think I'll keep that in mind. Our neighbor at the International said he has also noted that the quality of the numbers issued by WBCCI has changed over the years. The older numbers apparently last longer than the newer ones.
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Old 07-15-2003, 09:30 PM   #16
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I just got my numbers and when i was putting them on the wind kicked up and that was the end of that number. So I went to a sign shop and had them print up some new one's. I got all the numbers on one sheet and had them spaced out at 2" each. The cost was $16.00 a sheet. I looked in to having magnets made snice I own an Argosy but it would have cost about $60.00 each for the front and bck.

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Old 07-15-2003, 09:51 PM   #17
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Thumbs up GREAT IDEA John!

Getting the numbers from a graphics/sign shop ~ Rob just helped some folks put their numbers on their "new" trailer at a rally and was complaining about how 1) difficult it was to get them lined up right, 2) space them the same on the front and back and 3) that each number seemed like a different kind of vinyl...some didn't even come off the paper! So...guess what we'll do when we get done polishing...run on done to the sign shop! Thanks!

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Old 07-15-2003, 10:09 PM   #18
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I did a search for vinyl numbers and ordered on line. They came in about 5 days. I bought the "Sabre-D" script name for the trailer from the same folks. They have dozens of fonts. I simply ordered 96329632.
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Old 07-16-2003, 06:37 AM   #19
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hmmm,?

Now this has got me wondering more as to why the WBCCI charges what, 60 bucks a year for membership and some of us will end up paying nearly 40 bucks to get a set of decent quality, user friendly numbers? What gives?

I guess I should enjoy the one year free membership while it lasts, huh?

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Old 07-16-2003, 09:09 AM   #20
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Greetings Dallas!

No, I am not certain about when the switch from red to black numbers happened. The black numbers may have been a short-term experiment for some reason. Since all of my photos of the Overlander with its original numbers in-place are black & white, I can't tell what color they were nor can I remember what color they were. The black numbers belonged to the coach's second owner who owned the coach from about 1980 through 1994 - - I bought the coach from the third owner in 1995 who had just purchased a new Airstream. The coach's third owners are the ones who gave me the information about the black numbers so I can't be absolutely certain.

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Old 07-16-2003, 09:41 AM   #21
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Has anyone ever...

...had a good auto custom painter airbrush some cool numbers, like with drop shadows and lens flare? That would be cool!
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Old 07-20-2003, 06:07 AM   #22
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I cheated.....

After watching my last set of numbers fade and peel, I mounted the numbers for my new trailer at the top of the front and rear windows. At least when these fade I can get them off with a razor blade scraper.

I have also noticed quite a few owners of the newer motorhomes mount their numbers on a piece of clear plexiglass and then attach that to the coach.
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:08 AM   #23
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red numbers

I read the comments in this thread with interest. I have looked with envy at Airstreams for years and thought I would never be able to own one. Last year I bought a 2 year old Bambi in like new condition. I just like the looks of it the way it is and have hesitated putting my red numbers (or any other stickers) on it. I see the value of having these numbers during rallies and caravans, but I hate the idea of them fading and peeling and burning themselves into the surface of my trailer during the 10 or 11 months I don't use it.

Anyone else feel this way about red numbers?

Or, has anyone figured out a way to put the numbers on temporarily with out marring the trailer??

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I completed my plexiglass numbers this pat weekend. I will post photos tomorrow. They are a little awkward but they work well.
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Cal, you aren't alone in your feelings. I'll be heading into my 3rd year with WBCCI and still have not applied the numbers. The only time someone said something to me was at the Region 8 rally. This occured just shortly after one of the regional vp's spoke at a meeting for unit officers. One of the topics was about units without numbers.

I'll probably end up doing something like Smily is doing. It is a problem if you are at a large rally and folks are trying to find you but otherwise I choose to stay number free.

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Are having the numbers on your rig a requirement or just a WBCCI thing. For me I would be possibly hinder the look I may be going for.

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No posting of numbers for me. I think they deter from the look of the A-S. I can see the value of #s at a rally, etc & will also be putting some type of # on the TT. Nothing permanent. Probably with some kind of bracket that we can hang from the front window & remove when we're done at the rallys, etc.
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Are having the numbers on your rig a requirement or just a WBCCI thing. For me I would be possibly hinder the look I may be going for.

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It's a WBCCI thing. Those of us who are members are assigned an identification number. The practice is to place these numbers on the front and rear of your Airstream. If you have a WBCCI directory you can look up the number and see the ID of the trailer owner.

Personally while I understand the concept I don't want either the numbers or the shadow that is created when they are removed. As far as I'm concerned it devalues the trailer and makes it less desirable for future resale.....and personally I think the trailer looks better without them.

To those who want them on, to each his own.

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