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Old 10-20-2011, 12:55 PM   #673
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I seem to remember them on the production line when we went on the tour in November, 2003.

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Were even the flat-sided Airstream motorhomes made at Jackson Center? I've wondered about that... it made sense that the aluminum-bodied Classic motorhomes were, but the flat-sided ones that you can't tell are Airstreams until you read the badge seem much more like normal motorhomes.
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Old 10-20-2011, 01:14 PM   #674
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Were even the flat-sided Airstream motorhomes made at Jackson Center?
Yes, they were.
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:37 PM   #675
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Did they make the whole thing in JC, or partly make it elsewhere, or what?

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Old 10-20-2011, 02:49 PM   #676
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Like most motorhome manufacturer, the chassis and drive train were purchased from GM, Freightliner or some other manufacturer. The body and inside was assembled onsite.

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Did they make the whole thing in JC, or partly make it elsewhere, or what?

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:05 PM   #677
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We were there in late 2006. They had one there then, and I think they said it was the last one off the line.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:23 PM   #678
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A few Curtis Wrights are in VAC. They were built when Wally was working for Curtis. After all, it is the Wally Byam caravan club, so other brands are already here. Doc Holman's old 1935 was hand built by him, not by Airstream or Wally. It was built from Wally's plans. The line in the sand gets fainter as we look more closely. Is everything gray or are there still some things that are purely black or white? I still do not like the idea of some people ruling the "Airstream" club from their thrones in an SOB motorhome.
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I recall when the shot to the moon was being argued, pro and con. There were firmly held views; this represents the future vs lets spend the money on Earth to better conditions for people.

A news magazine TV program was interviewing "the person on the street". One such was asked to opine if it was a waste of money or the call to the future. The response represented a certain mind-set that still seems to be thriving in some quarters. "Its not for us to question the actions of those God puts in above us".

Its just so much easier when people just do what their betters want.
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I just read the "Motion" for the Moho issue in the Blue Beret. I'm OK with some of it. As long as the "regular member" who is "already" a "life member", may retain their membership, who upon request replaces their Airstream manufactured recreational vehicle with a Class A recreational vehicle manufactured by a division of THOR Industries, Inc, the parent company of Airstream Inc.

A stipulation must be placed on these members who replace their Airstream with something else.
By replacing their Class A Airstream, they must be identified as a ("non-voting, non-office-holding member.")
Members in this new non-airstream category must understand, a small sacrifice must be met on their part. The WBCCI is making a HUGE sacrifice for this allowance
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Old 10-21-2011, 06:36 AM   #681
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Agreed. We should submit an amendment in Sedalia. I believe my unit would support it.
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Before anything but a no vote is made, I believe that the motorhome owners should be polled to determine how many this will actually effect. Some own Classic Argosy and Airstream units, I don't believe that they would purchase a Thor unit. Some own BVans, and they are not eligible for this change since they don't own a Class A. Some are not of an age or financial situation that they believe that they will replace their Airstream unit with a Thor. Some, as has been assumed here have "slideout" envy, and want a new unit. Out of the 450 or so, how many are we really talking about.

WBCCI lost over 6,000 members in the last five years in non renewals, shouldn't more be done to keep these members that some portion of the 450?

In addition, this is only about attending WBCCI events, how many of you have lost friends over your lifetime due to changes in interests, jobs and locations. Although it would be nice to keep all of them as friends, life changes.

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Agreed. We should submit an amendment in Sedalia. I believe my unit would support it.
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Some own BVans, and they are not eligible for this change since they don't own a Class A.
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Out of the 450 or so, how many are we really talking about.

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"Motion: Regular members who are LIFE MEMBERS may, upon request, retain their membership as Regular Members if they replace their Airstream manufactured recreational vehicle with a Class A motor home manufactured by a division of Thor Industries, Inc., the parent company of Airstream, Inc."

As written, this motion only applies to LIFE MEMBERS. One does not have to be a Class A owner to be a LIFE MEMBER.

Last I heard, there was less than $200,000 in the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP kitty, which means there's probably fewer than 200 LIFE MEMBERS in the club. Not all LIFE MEMBERS are Class A owners. I believe Deb Mann can provide more accurate numbers.

(My favorite word in this so-called motion is "replace". )
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According to the June 30, 2011 financial report, there are 578 life members. Approximately $20,000 was withdrawn last year to pay dues. One new life member last year.

Other that PIPs, how many of the 578 are of the 450?

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"Motion: Regular members who are LIFE MEMBERS may, upon request, retain their membership as Regular Members if they replace their Airstream manufactured recreational vehicle with a Class A motor home manufactured by a division of Thor Industries, Inc., the parent company of Airstream, Inc."

As written, this motion only applies to LIFE MEMBERS. One does not have to be a Class A owner to be a LIFE MEMBER.

Last I heard, there was less than $200,000 in the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP kitty, which means there's probably fewer than 200 LIFE MEMBERS in the club. Not all LIFE MEMBERS are Class A owners. I believe Deb Mann can provide more accurate numbers.

(My favorite word in this so-called motion is "replace". )
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Other that PIPs, how many of the 578 are of the 450?

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I don't understand your question.
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Other that PIPs, which were given life memberships for their service, how many life members currently own motorhomes.

I doubt if anyone knows the answer.

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