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Old 06-28-2016, 05:18 AM   #1
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Did you not put your numbers on?

I'm definitely not a sticker kind of guy, but I joined the club and received my numbers the day before we made our maiden trip in our new to us AS. I decided to wait until trip was over to do the numbers.

Well, our first trip was to an Airstream only campground, full of veteran ASers and novices alike. It was a great and informative stay. I thought every rig would have red numbers on, but I noticed that only one of about twenty trailers had WBCCI numbers on.

Was that unusual? My numbers are still in the envelope.

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Old 06-28-2016, 05:35 AM   #2
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It's a personal choice. Your rig, your choice. Are you the "hey, look at me!" Type, or are you the "anonymous" type? WBCCI would prefer you put them on, but at the end of the day no one can make you if you don't want to. They are not required as part of your membership.

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Old 06-30-2016, 09:46 AM   #3
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My numbers are removable. I put them on for a WBCCI rally, and take them off the rest of the time.

At a rally, especially a big rally, the Airstreams can all start to look alike, and the numbers help other people tell which one is yours. And having heard stories about folks walking into the wrong Airstream and making themselves at home only to find the actual owners in the bed or the shower, the numbers can also help YOU remember which one is yours!
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:53 AM   #4
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I feel like I'd rather mount them on a thin sheet of plexiglass or on a reusable/ removable decal of some sort, for use at rallies. I'd also be more comfortable that way if, heaven forbid, we needed to call an ambulance or something, to make it easier to distinguish in a sea of silver.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:38 AM   #5
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:39 AM   #6
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Some AS only campgrounds take non-members also i.e. no numbers.

Lots of our members mount their numbers on a separate board or sheet of Plexi and display them only at rallies; some only at the front of the trailer.
If you don't like them on the end caps, put them on the front and back windows...easily removable without marking the aluminum when (if) you decide to sell.
If you decide to put them on, be sure you do not get the paper backing wet before you are ready to slide them off the backing. Wet backing equals messed up numbers
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:44 AM   #7
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WBCCI Numbers not on

We belong to an Airstream campground, but do not belong to WBCCI, therefore, we do not have numbers on our Airstream.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:49 AM   #8
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I want to put my numbers on but we're still trying to decide whether we're going to polish or not and it seems like putting them on and then trying to strip clear coat and polish is probably a bad idea.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:58 AM   #9
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Also consider security. Anyone with a WBCCI directory can look up who you are and where you live. Just a consideration.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:58 AM   #10
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Is there a (written or) unwritten rule that the numbers must be red? Red just does not go with our theme/aesthetic.

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Old 06-30-2016, 12:04 PM   #11
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Red numbers were okay when Airstreams were not clear coated. Put those numbers on you newer Airstream and they will permanently damage the finish after a couple months or years. If you have a propane bottles cover, get two little stick-on hoods and a piece of "Lexan" which is tougher then Plexiglas. Drill two oval holes so you can hook the Lexan over the hooks. Put you numbers on the Lexan and display them then you decide it is appropriate or trade your trailer without losing your brag plaque.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:12 PM   #12
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AS numbers

I'm president of the Oregon Airstream Unit, with 212 trailer members and we don't have numbers on our trailer, for a variety of reasons. First, my husband doesn't want to damage the surface of our trailer, or have shadow markings should we want to take them off. Two, we aren't "look at me, I'm in the club" people - we're more subtle than that. Three, security is huge for me. Anyone could work out access to a WBCCI directory and know exactly where you are and where your empty home is. The plexiglass with numbers on it for a rally is our preference as well, really like that concept so much - you can find your trailer among others, your friends can find your trailer among others, and it is sort of complying with the spirit of the club. That's just one couple's opinion.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:58 PM   #13
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I didn't put mine on during the 5 years I was in the club. The local unit members never gave me any grief over that. I did go to a regional rally where a couple of members from another Midwest unit came over to my trailer and told me that next time I attended a regional rally, they expected that they would see numbers on my trailer. I also listened in to a regional officers meeting where they discussed "baldies" and that it was a sign of disrespect to the organization when members didn't display their numbers properly. Obviously in the eyes of the old timers I was a thorn.

I asked my dealer when I bought my trailer whether putting numbers on the trailer would affect trade in if I upgraded in the future. I had plans to upgrade to a Classic on day. He noted it would, due to the shadow the numbers left after being left on a few years. That's pretty much why I didn't want numbers on. I was going to make something temporary but after that regional, I pretty much decided that I'd rather go to the local rallies rather than the bigger gatherings.

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Old 06-30-2016, 01:52 PM   #14
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Ok so I just put my numbers on. Now rethinking it due to security. Issue. How hard to get them off? And are they salvageable?

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