Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Antique Pedaler's Avatar
 
2010 25' FB Flying Cloud
1964 17' Bambi II
Laramie , Wyoming
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 754
Images: 11
WBCCI Magazine quality observation

Yesterday' s mail delivered new issues of Blue Beret and Vintage Advantage. Vintage advantage is printed on quality paper and always makes it through the mail unscathed. The Blue Beret printed on cheesy pulp always has at least this much damage.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4189958064.png
Views:	93
Size:	820.0 KB
ID:	139715  
__________________

__________________
Antique Pedaler
'64 Bambi II, '10 Flying Cloud FB
'05 GMC Pickup, '11 Touareg TDI
Santana tandem bike
WBCCI # 4181 VAC member
Antique Pedaler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 03:17 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
I received my Blue Beret today.Although I agree with you on the paper quality I have never had any issues arrive damaged. My issues are sent to me enclosed in a plastic covering which would reduce the chances of the publication getting damaged through the mail.
__________________

__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
TWaugh's Avatar
 
1969 25' Tradewind
1971 18' Caravel
Berkeley Springs , West Virginia
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 423
Images: 8
I agree.

This issue of the Vintage Advantage is another home run!
Alexandra's cover photo is great.

Fantastic job Kimber.
To you and all those who contributed, thanks!

You guys can never get enough praise for the time and effort you put into the VAC.
__________________
Tom

Res nolunt diu male administrari.

WDCU Unit #170
Air #7085

TAC VA-4
WBCCI #2641
VAC
71 Caravel
69 Tradewind

My YouTube Channel
TWaugh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 04:39 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
Coloradobus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 784
Superb Vintage Advantage!! and Buttercup, you can stop in to our house and fix our Moho carb issue. Its spewing gas and overloading it, blowing clouds of black smoke like a diesel. Sure wish it was a diesel!!You gave us hints what to look at.
__________________
JIM n CHRIS
"62 ATW Overlander, '51 Flying Cloud
'67 GT, '90 Squarestream 29ft, 06 Bambi, Bigfoot slide in/GMC Denali K2500, Marathon Coach, Class A.
Coloradobus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
VAC President
 
Buttercup's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1954 25' Cruiser
1990 34.5' Airstream 345
VC Highlands , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,149
Send a message via Skype™ to Buttercup
Thanks all for the compliments! Kimber's spirits are quite boosted to hear these things. The Vintage Advantage is designed with the size in mind and how it is processed through the mail. The last thing the VAC needs is to have to pay extra to polybag the issues to be sure they don't jam the processing machines.
In the case of the Blue Beret, my guess is that all of the international mailings are poly-bagged for processing. the cover is printed on a lighter paper than the VA is and of course the interior is printed on news print. It saves money but leaves a lot to be desired in so far as how it looks and feels in the hand. Kimber is very pick about paper and fortunately, we use a printer who has a house stock that meets her requirements. And that same printer has been a dream to work with so the finished product of course works quite well for the club.

Jim, I could have written a vastly more complete story on that carburetor piece. But the bottom line is that it was the best option for us to simply replace it with a flow tested rebuild. I didn't have to do anything other than swap them out and send the old one back. With a little idle adjustments, she purrs like a kitten and is quite responsive. No smoke - I actually see water vapor come out! no more backfires going downhill. It just works. If I were a little more ambitious, I might put together a Quadrajet thread just to discuss it.
__________________
Buttercup's Web Site. WBCCI #17330, 11281 & 7830. VAC Past President, TAC NV-2 & NV-3
Buttercup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 09:57 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
Suburbia , Sunny So Cal
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 3,756
Yep, The Blue Beret is printed on cheap paper all right. Then again it's main purpose is to notify the members about rallies and caravans. Any thing else in there is just page filler.
__________________
I'd rather be boon docking in the desert.

WBCCI 6731 FCU
AIR# 13896
CA 4
Goin camping is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
Moderator
Commercial Member
 
eubank's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
Bosque Farms , New Mexico
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 6,428
For the last (ah, er, um) four decades Maria and I have been a bit extreme about recycling and recyclability. And the newsprint of the Blue Beret is, from this perspective, a good example of highly recyclable stuff. Don't get me wrong, though! I enjoy the Vintage Advantage as much as anybody else! (Ultimately, however, I wish that both were available only as high-rez digital productions, kind of like the DenCo newsletter.)


Lynn
__________________
WBCCI 21043
eubank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 09:50 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,483
Images: 64
I 2nd (or 3rd?) the good work Kimber does on the Vintage magazine. A quality piece. I'm also a graphic designer and I have always appreciated her fine work. Bravo, Kimber...keep it up! Actually, Tim and Kimber, you BOTH do a terrific job!
__________________
TB & Greg and Abbey Schnauzer
AirForums #21900 . Membership Chair, 4C
Unit #3954
Travel Log: AZBambi...On the Road Again
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 07:08 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
WineStream's Avatar
 
2005 30' Safari
Jeromesville , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,873
Images: 24
Yet another reason I wish that I could join the VAC without having to join the WBCCI. Just reading comment about the magazine makes me want to read it. I recall though that the vintage advantage is not available for download without being a member, yes?
__________________
WineStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 11:36 AM   #10
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,667
As a non WBCCI member you can join the VAC as a subscriber to the Vintage Advantage only.

Bill

Quote:
Originally Posted by WineStream View Post
Yet another reason I wish that I could join the VAC without having to join the WBCCI. Just reading comment about the magazine makes me want to read it. I recall though that the vintage advantage is not available for download without being a member, yes?
__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 12:31 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
WineStream's Avatar
 
2005 30' Safari
Jeromesville , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,873
Images: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by wkerfoot View Post
As a non WBCCI member you can join the VAC as a subscriber to the Vintage Advantage only.

Bill

I was not aware of this until just now. Does the VAC publicize this feature (non-WBCCI member membership)?

I just went and signed up, paid my $20 by PayPal. That has got to be one of the most seamless sign-up processes that I have ever seen. Fill out the form, pay by PayPal, and you get immediate access. Beautiful.
__________________
WineStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 12:34 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,667
Winestream,

As you found out, the information is readily available on the VAC web site. We would rather have you as a member of the WBCCI as then you will be able to participate in VAC events.

The VAC is trying to be member friendly and make all the processes as painless as possible.

Tim K. (Buttercup), the VAC webmaster and current 2VP, is responsible for the new web site.

Bill

Quote:
Originally Posted by WineStream View Post
I was not aware of this until just now. Does the VAC publicize this feature (non-WBCCI member membership)?

I just went and signed up, paid my $20 by PayPal. That has got to be one of the most seamless sign-up processes that I have ever seen. Fill out the form, pay by PayPal, and you get immediate access. Beautiful.
__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2011, 12:47 PM   #13
Rivet Master
 
WineStream's Avatar
 
2005 30' Safari
Jeromesville , Ohio
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,873
Images: 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by wkerfoot View Post
Winestream,
We would rather have you as a member of the WBCCI as then you will be able to participate in VAC events.

Bill
I was at one point...but we don't need to beat that dead horse in this thread.
__________________
WineStream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2011, 04:26 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Silverwanabe's Avatar
 
1967 26' Overlander
Winston Salem , North Carolina
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 523
Images: 107
I like both publications.

The VAC magazine is a high quality product also is Airstream Life.
The Blue Beret magazine has been in the same form for over 20 years.
I keep all three publications.
__________________

__________________
Greg
Winston Salem, NC
WBCCI 5218,
Corresponding Secretary Piedmont NC Unit 161,
1967 Overlander International.
1979 Avion 30ft rear bath
TV's 88 Chevy Suburban 454, 3:42, TH400
95 Cadillac FW Brougham, LT1,3:42, 7k tow pk.
Silverwanabe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2011 WBCCI Membership Directory Totals streamer23 WBCCI Forum 28 09-06-2012 07:20 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.