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Old 07-22-2010, 10:03 AM   #715
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A good lawyer does ask questions he (or she) doesn't know the answer to—that's how you find out the answers. You try to minimize surprises, but there are always surprises. They aren't usually the Perry Mason type of surprises (even they can happen), but in depositions, trials and investigating a case, there are things that just happen.

What surprises me about this is the amount of time it's taking to prepare a complaint. Not all preparation need be done right away. The defendants' answer will tell things you don't know now. Discovery will reveal more things to prepare. But… perhaps lawyers on both sides are talking about how to proceed and to minimize expenses for all parties—that could expand time. Minimizing expenses serves everyone in this type of case well and often lawyers discuss the merits of the dispute for a long time before anyone files a lawsuit. Announcing a lawsuit is a way to raise money; it may not mean there will be one. The problem is once you announce it, it looks strange when nothing visible happens.

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Old 07-22-2010, 10:53 AM   #716
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....You think someone who just bought an Airstream (new or vintage) is going to read this thread and say, "Wow, this is a great club for me to join"? You think this battle between two groups of true believers is winning any new converts to the WBCCI? What... you think there are a bunch of Airstream owner suffering drama deficiency disorder?

As critically as the IBT has been portrayed here, the proponents of the lawsuit have cast themselves in an equally unflattering light. No matter who wins the battle, Howie, both sides are busy losing the war. I don't mind bumping this thread because I'd rather people read this and decide for themselves before spending $75 for pretty red numbers.

AMEN... As a new owner this thread is exhausting and depressing on both sides. We bought an AS not because of the WBCCI or anybody on this board, we bought it because it is the best investment to make if we are going to use it a LOT!!! We bought it because in the real world people smile when they see an Airstream and want to look at it. We bought it because it makes US smile. We bought it because it wont fall apart with us using most of the year... We are out often and so far we have met great people on the board and in a various parks. Remember why you bought an Airstream??? Some maybe for nothing more that prestige, like owning the BMW 760li in your driveway or living in the neighborhood you live in, but I bet most bought because they love their Airstream. I have no comments on the law suit, this comment is only about the discord a new or prospective new owner sees. Do we regret our purchase because of this thread?? hll no!!! But it does not me feel good. I dont side with anybody other than, if you know nothing of the person you might be reponding too, dont go off making generalized statements about the people. I have discovered we have doctors, lawyers, performers, new families, retired families and people looking for thier place in life. The knowledge of the people on this board is awesome and I am honored to have a place to absorb some of the knowledge and experience that is here for those who ask.

With saying this I am now loading my camper for a great weekend celebrating by Lake Lanier for the weekend, a SOB class A, SOB 5th wheel, vinage AS, new AS and us with this in the middle 1980 AS. Lawsuit be damned we are going to have fun in our "new" Airstream.

As for spending the money on the membership that is each individuals personal choice. I will because Georgia has a great unit ot TOG and I fully intend to be a part of these people. I doubt I will ever make an International event. Membership is not just about the national people, in my opinion it is about the local and regional people.

Thanks for allow me to form my opinion.
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Ummm - for those who find the thread boring, not to the benefit of WBCCI or it's members, not worthy because a million dollars has not been spent - I have just one question.... Why are you reading it then? I have all the faith in the world that what Joe says is exactly the case.
If this thread is boring and annoying, I just stumbled on a thread about curtain rod hooks - go check it out! I am sure it will be more enlightening for you.
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.... Why are you reading it then? I have all the faith in the world that what Joe says is exactly the case.
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Old 07-23-2010, 06:54 AM   #719
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All things WBCCI are like the fascination of watching a train wreck in slow motion.

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When people resort to posting videos, things have progressed to gutteral responses. Time for me to unsubscribe.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:12 AM   #722
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... right, because no where in the previous 740+ posts has it been taken to a guttural level. I always though Elvis did a super job at summing it all up.
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A discussion of the role and meaning of videos in "serious" threads would be an appropriate and uplifting digression at this point. Perhaps something featuring Jim Morrison would be helpful.

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Let this new committee put up an online survey that each and every member can take. It needn't be long, it needn't ask more than 2 simple questions.

1. Current WBCCI Airstream Class A motorhome Owners: Will you need or desire to own a Thor Class A motorhome as a vehicle to remain a member in the WBCCI upon selling or disposing of your current Airstream Class A motorhome? YES or NO.

2. Current WBCCI non-Class A motorhome members: If the club allows THOR Class A motorhomes to qualify for WBCCI membership, will you remain a member. YES or NO.
I suggest a 3rd question for members:

3. Should the WBCCI allow membership to any recreational vehicle that is not manufactured by Airstream? YES or NO.

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If I put little wings om my globetrotter would I be able to join the Shasta owners club??
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If I put little wings om my globetrotter would I be able to join the Shasta owners club??
Park it under some trees and it might look like this one spied last weekend.
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