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Old 09-18-2005, 09:33 PM   #15
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They gave me my street address 4483. Kind of surprised when I saw it.

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Old 09-19-2005, 01:15 AM   #16
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Hi there;
is it possible to get the complete story of the trailer, from the red number ?
Not to know the prior owner's name ( or why not) but to know where the trailer was , in what region from 1971 to 2002... after 2002, I know...
I've bought mine in north Carolina but , apparently, at the beginning, it came from Florida.
May be WBCCI archives can tell me that but I'm not number (from FRANCE, it'not very usefull to be it ).
"My " red number is 5712.

Thank you by advance.

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Old 09-19-2005, 05:18 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by JStanley
As a new WBCCI member since August, they assigned us our Street address number (8425 Toll House Rd.)) I think that is a neat thing to do. If it's possible, try to assign numbers with relationships.
When we joined up, WBCCI asked us what number we wanted. Not really having any preference, I asked for 1701, just for giggles. That number was taken, but they had 1801, so that is the number assigned to us.
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Old 09-19-2005, 10:21 AM   #18
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Bruno, you might want to take a look at Mike's logs:

He has had a hobby of tracking WBCCI members at rallies and such things since he was delivering berries to trailers at one of the first rallies in Eastern Canada.

I think the WBCCI number assigner also has a hobby as there have been many coincidences that tend towards the conclusion that new member numbers aren't just randomly assigned. It can't be just coincidence that a new member gets his telephone number for a WBCCI number, too, can it?

As noted, numbers under 500 are reserved for international officers. General assignments are for numbers over 1000. Numbers between 500 and 1000 are usually via action of the Board for some special reason. See the WBCCI bylaws.
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Old 09-19-2005, 08:53 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by OzzieandKate
what do the rivets mean ... (snip)
Hummm. Come to think of it, we could get little red plastic stick-on rivets made and then have WBCCI numbers above the windows and little rivets below the windows.

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Old 09-19-2005, 10:47 PM   #20
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High numbers, low numbers...


There can't be much rhyme or reason to it... we got my grandparents' number, 10260 -- it was their number 35 years ago when I was a kid... and we lucked out and it was available.

So the five digit numbers existed even then.

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Old 09-19-2005, 11:08 PM   #21
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When you get the new numbers Airstream sends you throw them into the trash can. Go to a local grafic shop and have them make you a new set of the same size and color. They will come mounted between two sheets of paper. You simply peel the back off and stick them all on at once. The front sheet keeps them straight and aligned. The front sheet is then peeled off and your numbers are perfect. The cost is about $20.00. Mine were only $14.00
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:18 PM   #22
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I have recently acquired a 1954 airstream flying cloud. Shell is in great shape although oxidized. All exterior lights are missing lenses. Glass, window seals, and screens have all been replaced. All appliances inside are in great shape and operating. All interior lights are in tact and functional with the exception of 1 missing sconce light globe in seating area. Humphrey gas light is functional. Rear sleeping area has bed platforms. Box spring frames are there but no cloth on them. seating area/table are missing. Plywood floor is showing some rot but is repairable. Belly pan and frame are in good shape. Awning is missing. WBCCI numbers are 12834.
Would like to know:
1) What is its aprox value in current shape
2) What is aprox value once repaired (Not RESTORED but will keep as original as possible with what is there and what I can find for parts)
3) What can I find out from WBCCI numbers
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:05 PM   #23
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My directories only go back to 1967 but 12834 was assigned to Gates that year. There is no Gates entry in the alphabetical listing. In 1970, 12834 was assigned to Allan and Thelma Weygandt from Detroit, MI. In 1989, 12834 was assigned to Weaver. We can not tell when 12834 was put on that particular trailer, so we can not say who owned it at that time.

The value is what you can get someone to pay for it. If you hire the work out you will likely not get your money back in the selling price. This is before torque axles, so if the springs are good you may not have to replace axles. There are several people on this site that sell some reproduction parts.

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