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Old 12-06-2004, 08:44 AM   #1
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Because of some cabinet work that I am doing on the Airstream motorhome of a member of Region 2, my wife and I were invited to their annual Christmas dinner.To be honest we had some resevations .....and they weren't for the dinner.I'm not sure what we expected but these people were just great. Although we were the youngest people there, the energy at this gathering was unbelieavable.I think almost every one there came up to me my wife and my son at some time during the event and said how glad they were that we had decided to come and that they would love for us to become members. These people are a wealth of Airstream information.We had a great time at the dinner, meeting and talking to everyone.We did join and are looking forward to some of the events coming up. I'd say to anyone considering joining... do it it will only add to your enjoyment of Airstream.
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:53 PM   #2
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Because of some cabinet work that I am doing on the Airstream motorhome of a member of Region 2, my wife and I were invited to their annual Christmas dinner.To be honest we had some resevations .....and they weren't for the dinner.I'm not sure what we expected but these people were just great. Although we were the youngest people there, the energy at this gathering was unbelieavable.I think almost every one there came up to me my wife and my son at some time during the event and said how glad they were that we had decided to come and that they would love for us to become members. These people are a wealth of Airstream information.We had a great time at the dinner, meeting and talking to everyone.We did join and are looking forward to some of the events coming up. I'd say to anyone considering joining... do it it will only add to your enjoyment of Airstream.
COWABUNGA! Hey Craftsman, I am in the region just below you, but I am going to be in Richmond, VA after the first of the year, and your rallies will probably be closer than mine
So I may just see you around. Look for the 75 Sovereign with no interior BTW after meeting some really oldtimers 5 star and up at Myrtle Beach back in May, (they were passing thru on their way back to the NE then on to International) my wife commented that not a one of them looked a day over 50 and one couple was in the late 70's...must be something about living in 'luminum

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Old 12-06-2004, 04:59 PM   #3
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I agree, there's something in an airstream comparable to a fountain of youth. This weekend I went to our unit's Christmas Luncheon, and most of the folks there are old, but they're all with it. They travel more than I do, all over the country, and all over the world! One of the members is 90, another is 93 and didn't look as old as my 83 year old grandmother! One couple was celebrating their 63rd wedding anniversary! These people are unbelievable. And although some people on the forum have said they have not felt welcomed at their local unit, ours is warm and welcoming to all, despite age differences.

I think it's a great club, and I hope I'm still enjoying it when I'm 93!
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Old 12-07-2004, 06:21 AM   #4
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I got the application in the mail yesterday. I heard that the local unit in Kansas City was friendly and helpful via Silver 67 in chat a few weeks ago. Decided to make the leap.

How does one go about getting the same number as the original owner? Don't know that I want to go through trying to get the old number ghosts off/out. Kind of neat (in a weird way) the way the old WBCCI sticker ghosts look like skulls in our pictures.

Looking around the trailer it has been on at least 3 caravans, #110, 111, 113 in the 1970s.
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:57 AM   #5
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How does one go about getting the same number as the original owner? Don't know that I want to go through trying to get the old number ghosts off/out. Kind of neat (in a weird way) the way the old WBCCI sticker ghosts look like skulls in our pictures.

Before submitting the application all you need to do is call WBCCI headquarters and ask if the number is available. If it is they will hold it for you pending the receipt of your application. I would note the number the are holding for you on the app. Sometimes they can offer a number that is one off the one you have so the ghosts are not as noticeable.
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:01 AM   #6
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COWABUNGA! Hey Craftsman, I am in the region just below you, but I am going to be in Richmond, VA after the first of the year, and your rallies will probably be closer than mine
Welcome to Region 3. We just joined earler this year, our 1976 Overlander will be ready in early spring. I was able to request a number from Jackson Center (7627) In honor of our 27' 1976 Airstream.
We joined the Shenandoah Valley of VA #148, Have not been to any functions yet, but have already met several members. Did find out that I was taking over the "youngest member" position by just over a year (44)

We did not make the 2004 directory, but we do offer courtesy parking.
Look forward to meeting you all at some future rallie!

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Old 12-07-2004, 11:43 AM   #7
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I was lucky enogh to get one off the number on my trailer. We (my family) are the younges in our unit by about 5 years. This weekend is our Christmass dinner.
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Old 12-07-2004, 12:29 PM   #8
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Welcome to Region 3. We just joined earler this year, our 1976 Overlander will be ready in early spring. I was able to request a number from Jackson Center (7627) In honor of our 27' 1976 Airstream.
We joined the Shenandoah Valley of VA #148, Have not been to any functions yet, but have already met several members. Did find out that I was taking over the "youngest member" position by just over a year (44)

We did not make the 2004 directory, but we do offer courtesy parking.
Look forward to meeting you all at some future rallie!

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Hi Abe,
I am in the ENCU Eastern NC Unit. We have made a couple of our rallys but with out the AS as it has been undergoing rehab. I have it about to the point where it can be towed, I am going to do a partial install of the interior and then take it with me on the road so I can work on it during the week instead of only 2-3 days a month. Now I just have to find a campground that isn't too hung up on someone performing maintainence on their unit while it is parked


BTW anbody needs courtesy hookups near the Sandhills of NC PM or email me, we have plenty of room, and with a little prior planning we could probably even host a mini rally...gotta mow the field first

As far as the numbers are concerned...I asked for 88888 but they said I couldn't have it we already have 2 sets of ghost numbers so I just told them to send whatever and so they did...we ended up with a low 4 digit number....makes us really look Vintage

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Old 12-07-2004, 06:44 PM   #9
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The PO of our AS graciously gave us permission to continue their WBCCI number under our new membership which we appreciated. While polishing last summer, I cleaned up corrosion revealing stars reflecting an earlier owner's long time WBCCI membership. Tracing the story of your trailer including its WBCCI history is part of the fun of the ownership. We are still at-large members. Although I am sure the Missouri units are great, we haven't yet had the time or nudge to visit a unit. Maybe with upcoming retirement, we'll add this to our AS experience. I guess that would be a way to meet some more of the forum members
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:00 PM   #10
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Because of some cabinet work that I am doing on the Airstream motorhome of a member of Region 2, my wife and I were invited to their annual Christmas dinner.To be honest we had some resevations .....and they weren't for the dinner.I'm not sure what we expected but these people were just great. Although we were the youngest people there, the energy at this gathering was unbelieavable.I think almost every one there came up to me my wife and my son at some time during the event and said how glad they were that we had decided to come and that they would love for us to become members. These people are a wealth of Airstream information.We had a great time at the dinner, meeting and talking to everyone.We did join and are looking forward to some of the events coming up. I'd say to anyone considering joining... do it it will only add to your enjoyment of Airstream.
We too enjoyed the same experience with Region 7 this past Sunday evening at the Christmas Party. We joined in Sept./Oct. and this was the first event we were able to attend. Everyone was extremely welcoming, even though we were a good 20 years younger than the next youngest couple there (body age - certainly not spirit age). Sunday's party continued to prove out one of our biggest reasons for buying an Airstream (Pro - we will meet more people, more people will welcome us, more people will want to see our trailer, and we will have an instant additional family). Great time, Great people, Great family!
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Old 12-22-2004, 01:51 PM   #11
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Aaron I am staying in Pinehurst for the Men's US Open. I made the reservations a year ago. The Tidewater VA Unit has several members in the Richmond area and we are having a rally in January in Chesapeake. You can see our newsletter and rally schedule at TidewaterWBCCI.com. We also have courtesy parking and are in Moyock, NC just south of Chesapeake & Virginia Beach, VA
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