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Old 06-01-2007, 09:49 PM   #15
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As a class"A" AS MH owner, I too am totally opposed to this amendment. I know when my MH wears out, I have two options. Buy an AS trailer and stay in the club or buy an sob and move on. Thats the way life is. Losing a lot of members because AS doesn't build a MH anymore is pure BS. AS class "A" diesel pushers are put on Freightliner chassis with CAT engines and 3000MH Allison transmissions which are all known for reliability and will probably outlive their owners.
We just attended a large FMCA rally in Berrien Springs, MI. (about 1000MHs) and about a third of them were more than 10 years old and doing fine and the owners had no intentions of purchasing a new MH.
Also, FMCA is for MHs only. class"A", class"B" and class "C", but no trailers allowed. They also have experienced a loss in membership over the years and market heavy for new members. It seems the trend is, people just want to travel and camp without belonging to any one group or club.
I say, WBCCI is for airstreams only and I want to see it stay that way.
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Old 06-01-2007, 11:43 PM   #16
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Thanks bfred,
We also have a motothome, albeit an SOB. We do belong to FMCA. Either group is for camping and to have a good time at it. Being in our Airstreams, we like to see all that shiny aluminum in one spot.
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Old 06-02-2007, 04:10 PM   #17
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Rats. I thought this thread was a benefit offered by a great casino. Never mind.
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Old 06-06-2007, 12:17 PM   #18
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Update:

Got a call from Mandalay this morning, and was told the Prez of the Mandalay Travel Club will be calling to talk about this WBCCI/IBT/ Mandalay-FourWinds motion. Guess the initial call last week has caused some flap. Maybe I need to find my pith helmut and cast iron shorts.
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Old 06-07-2007, 12:52 PM   #19
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Got a call from Mandalay this morning, and was told the Prez of the Mandalay Travel Club will be calling to talk about this WBCCI/IBT/ Mandalay-FourWinds motion. Guess the initial call last week has caused some flap. Maybe I need to find my pith helmut and cast iron shorts.
Maybe they are worried that they will loose members to the WBCCI! After all, Wally is the one that started it all, (Tin Can Tourist excluded) and this would allow their members to become members of the club that started it all (Tin Can Tourist excluded).
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:41 PM   #20
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Maybe they are worried that they will loose members to the WBCCI! After all, Wally is the one that started it all, (Tin Can Tourist excluded) and this would allow their members to become members of the club that started it all (Tin Can Tourist excluded).
That is what IBT is trying to sell - Lot's of Four Winds owners jumping ship to fill the WBCCI ranks. Sorry - it ain't gonna happen! But then I suspect you know that, right?


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Tom,
You are partly right. Mandalay Travel Club is for Mandalay Diesel pusher motorhomes only, they do not allow Four Winds. Per Mandalay and looking at the Four Winds Website, FW doesn't have a specific Four Winds Club. A Mandalay employee, Heather Hockert said ( the Mandalay person I spoke to) said they have worked very hard to create their club. So, reading ( listening) between the lines, I think direct competition with the WBCCI is worrisome. However, you can't beat their club membership fees. $20.00 for one year, $50.00 for three years membership. So, why would they want to pay more to join the Airstream Club and be "odd coach" out??

So far, no call from the Mandalay Travel Club Prez, yet, as Heather Hockert promised me this past mid week.!
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Tincantom, Minnies Mate, and all.

Gotta a call from Jack Finley, President of the Mandalay Travel Club this morning.
Once again, I explained all that was going on with our Club and the Motion.
He said that their by-laws stated, Mandalay Travel Club was an "exclusive club" for Mandalay Diesel Pusher Motorcoaches.
He said that he felt that NO current Mandalay Coach owner would join the Airstream Club.
He also told me that NO Airstream Class A, Class B Sprinter or Ford, or Airstream Trailer would be permitted to join the Mandalay Travel Club, if the motion in our club passed.
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He wanted me to know, if any current Airstream owner, who purchased a Mandalay Coach would be welcome to join the Mandalay Travel Club.

He gave me his "cell number and home number" in case I or anyone else needed to discuss this further.
He, also, gave me his permission to use his name and office title, if I were to speak on his behalf in Perry June 26th from the floor.

There you have it. Current Mandalay owners aren't going to help increase OUR Club's membership numbers.
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He, also, gave me his permission to use his name and office title, if I were to speak on his behalf in Perry June 26th from the floor.

There you have it. Current Mandalay owners aren't going to help increase OUR Club's membership numbers.
This is HUGE! Are you planning on delivering this information at Perry?
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That is what IBT is trying to sell - Lot's of Four Winds owners jumping ship to fill the WBCCI ranks. Sorry - it ain't gonna happen! But then I suspect you know that, right?


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wheel interested,

Yes, I am going to Perry. I will be going with Shari, and towing MAXWELL with our "BEA" the B-190 van and arrive the 25th. Our spouses are flying in later. Someone needs to stay home and work!

Let the IBT and their minions eat kelp!!!
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However, you can't beat their club membership fees. $20.00 for one year, $50.00 for three years membership.
If the WBCCI was that cheap, I'd probably still be in it, no matter what else annoyed me about them.
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Yes, I am going to Perry. I will be going with Shari, and towing MAXWELL with our "BEA" the B-190 van and arrive the 25th. Our spouses are flying in later. Someone needs to stay home and work!

Let the IBT and their minions eat kelp!!!
That is going to be a very memorable meeting!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool addition to the vintage caravan with that great combo. Give 'em heck for us at home and take all the video, pictures and audio you can!
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Wheel Interested,

I wanted to tow Maxwell with our S.O.B. motorhome, and label it a "Wally Edition". However, from what we have heard in the past, the Agri-Center grounds are mostly grassy surfaces. I am not willing to drive a 26 ton vehicle onto a soft/grassy surface. Been there, done that, FMCA 2002, Hutchison, Ks, "Mud Fest" where 5000 motorhomes sank!!! We had 5 inches of rain in 2 days. It does rain in Georgia!
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