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Old 08-10-2010, 09:39 AM   #57
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NEW "CLASS A" CLUB FOR IBT and other AGING AIRSTREAM DIESELS

TMDC______Here is an article from RV BUSINESS.COM about new RV CLASS A CLUB for THOR MOTORHOMES>

Thor Diesel Club Invites Members to Rally

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Unofficial logo for the new Thor Diesel Club

Owners of Four Winds International and Damon Motor Coach diesel products are being welcomed into the newly formed Thor Diesel Club, formerly known as the Mandalay Travel Club.
The club is extending an invitation to all owners of the following Class A diesel coaches: Damon Avanti, Astoria, Essence, Escaper, LX400, Tuscany and Ultrasport; Four Winds Serrano and Monteceito; and Mandalay Presidio, Mandalay and Valencia.
Thor Diesel Club will host its first rally Oct. 3-8 in Goshen, Ind. Jim Larocca, president of Thor Diesel Club, extended an open invitation to all the qualifying owners to stop out and become a charter member of the newly formed Thor Diesel Club.
“Damon and Four Winds will sponsor this event and have staff available at the rally. The Thor Diesel Club will continue their traditions of the past and you will find seminars, vendor support, giveaways, food, golf and tech service during the week for all attendees. Jim Larocca promises that this will be a great way to get more enjoyment with your coach and meet new friends while learning about your coach,” according to a news release.
For more information go to www.MyMotorhomeClub.com or contact the Rally Master Fran Watkins by e-mail: cfwatkins@comcast.net
Damon Motor Coach and Four Winds International are subsidiaries of Thor Industries Inc. Jackson Center, Ohio, the world s largest manufacturer of recreational vehicles.
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Old 08-10-2010, 04:45 PM   #58
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Airstream?

Did I miss this or Airstream MoHo owners with diesel pushers can't play with these guys?
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Good question Ed. I posted this to show the Moho owners they can choose another THOR Class A and still be in a club, but not WBCCI.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:06 AM   #60
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Turn about is not fair play, in their minds. Who are the movers and shakers (group of old friends) that control the Thor diesel motorhome club? Who do they think they are that they can be so exclusive that they can not allow Airstreams in their club, even if they are made by Thor? Maybe they are even higher "quality" than our motorhome leaders. Seems like class warfare to me.
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Mandalays are out of production. zz
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Old 08-12-2010, 02:14 PM   #62
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Did I miss this or Airstream MoHo owners with diesel pushers can't play with these guys?
Would the rebadging of other Thor motorhomes make those "decal Airstreams" unqualified to play with the other unbadged motorhomes, or affectionately titled "pumpkin coaches" per the Dangerfield interview?

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I think I was censored on WBCCI

Hey Carol, I posted the RV BUSINESS article that I placed here, and I joined and placed it on the Club forum for information-sake and I can't find it now. Soooooo...unless clued in, it seems to be gone.
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The post may have been moved to the back section for members only. There seems to be quite a bit of moving posts away from where visitors can read them for various reasons not apparently clear or defined. You might try a search on your own profile for all posts and find it if it has remained on site. I can no longer access the members only section since my extradition as one of the new WBCCI current non-members. Be sure and have your paperwork up to date as you may be stopped and checked at any time...
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Hey Carol, I posted the RV BUSINESS article that I placed here, and I joined and placed it on the Club forum for information-sake and I can't find it now. Soooooo...unless clued in, it seems to be gone.
I looked up your profile and it lists you as zero posts. The only other one to access your profile is one of the moderators, so you can probably assume you too have been censored.
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So Jim's post that wasn't objectionable was possibly objected to because someone thought someone else might at some time in the future say something they already know they would find objectionable. I'd object.

Anyone care to venture what makes WBCCI forum leadership so pseudo-sensitive about that article? Are there any discussions upon the members' forums of the upcoming new business at the Mid-Winter IBT, either the motorhome issue, the abolition of the grievance committee, or the unit numbered caravans or regional reductions? Short of having to engage ($$$) more volunteers and friends and family to conduct another study or survey perhaps the WBCCI leadership could frequent the forums and allow members to discuss club subjects openly, GOL what an oddball idea, eh? Information, facts, even subjects are all handpicked leadership approved! Leadership protecting leadership, your dues at work...
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Nope, did a search and nothing shows.
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WBCCI already pays "Constant Contact" $30 per month for their bulk e-mail service. "Constant Contact" offers a flat rate survey tool for an additional $10 per month. The leaders could conduct all the surveys they want for $120 per year. Fred could easily input the data into "Constant Contact" for them. It is up to them whether they want to hear from the members or make all the decisions themselves without consultation.

There have already been some comments on Airforums about retiring the most outspoken PIP's motorhome owners to the Thor Diesel club so they are fearful that thought could be repeated on "their" forum and be objected to by the leadership. With only 1/4 of the internet qualified WBCCI members willing to sign up for "their" forum, they may feel they are in a vulnerable position.
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Thanks Dwight, I figured the RV Business Article I posted on the Club Forum was deleted bcause of the content. So,, with our dues money which pays for the wBCCI forum, we, the members can't inform others about what's being written ,about and for, the RV Industry is shameful. I waited a long time before registering on the WBCCI forum. Since the "heavy hand" has struck , I will NEVER go back to it.
Airforums continues to be the MAIN internet avenue for discussion of all things Airstream. ""May it live long and prosper."
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