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Old 09-25-2017, 05:34 PM   #1
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Hi WBCCI Members!

I found an abandoned Sovereign in the woods, it looks like no one has visited it in an extremely long time but it does have a ghost member number. I wouldn't mind purchasing the beautiful Land Yacht but I don't know how to contact the owner? Maybe they are no longer living? Either way I would like to try and find them before trying to go through the motions of an abandoned title. I hope someone can help! The member number is 12372, any assistance would be much appreciated!!

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Old 09-25-2017, 06:10 PM   #2
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12372 is not an active membership number according to WBCCI. I don't think WBCCI maintains past records. Is it on private land?
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Not an active number. Sorry but even if it was would be unable to pass along personal information due to privacy concerns.
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Old 09-26-2017, 06:43 AM   #4
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Thanks all, I am hoping the closest people located near the land either own that section of land and it belongs to them or know who it belongs to. It was off a hiking trail I followed from a lake and looks like it hasn't been touched/used in maybe a decade. But, I know you never know! Could be an old hunting "lodge" or just discarded. I was worried the member number may not have been recent or even could have been completely missing a number. And completely understand not being able to pass on any info if it were a member in the directory. Appreciate the responses!! Fingers crossed it belongs to the closest people living to the area.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:13 AM   #5
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I have checked back to the 2010 directory and it was not a listed number back then.
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I suggest contacting WBBCI DIRECTLY. If they know a number is retired, there may be old records to track it down. Another option, look for pack rat who saved an older directory. It happens.
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Hi - here is what I would both do and be able to do in the county that I live in. The county assessor maintains all property records online and provides a search capability using both a map and street name. They provide all property tax information for each parcel of land. I'm not sure if the county that the trailer resides in has their records searchable online but you may want to start there. Here, I would be able to locate the parcel itself using a map or a street name and would then be able to obtain the mailing address where tax records are sent by the county assessor. I would mail a letter to that address asking if the status of the trailer -
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Another option might be to search through the DMV with a liscense plate or VIN number.
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Hi WBCCI Members!

I found an abandoned Sovereign in the woods, it looks like no one has visited it in an extremely long time but it does have a ghost member number. I wouldn't mind purchasing the beautiful Land Yacht but I don't know how to contact the owner? Maybe they are no longer living? Either way I would like to try and find them before trying to go through the motions of an abandoned title. I hope someone can help! The member number is 12372, any assistance would be much appreciated!!

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WBCCI membership number 12372 was first assigned in 1965. It may have been assigned multiple times over the decades that followed. Searching over 4 decades of paper Membership Directories to possibly identify member names is too big of a task without more information about the trailer, like it's year and location. If it looks like the trailer has been abandoned for many years or a few decades, the prior assignee's are not likely to be alive, nor likely to have been the last owner. Many people own Airstreams, but never jpin the club. I do not believe a search based upon the WBCCI numbers would be useful.
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