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Old 10-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #29
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Well, I joined the WBCCI because if it was good enough for Wally, its good enough for me. Granted, the way the WBCCI is these days, I think ole Wally is rolling over in his grave. I suppose I did it for traditions sake. And for the sweet red numbers. Just makes it look like an airstream.
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Old 10-14-2009, 01:42 PM   #30
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I bought an airstream because I always wanted one. I love the forum for its wealth of AS knowledge and help. I look forward to knocking back mulitple units of adult beverages at future forum rally's. I don't doubt that many local units are fun. However it sounds like a lot of pomp and feathers at some of these things. For my money I need to camp where my kids can be loud, and I can relax with a cold beer. The rest of my time I spend in a stressfull work environment. Off time should be without politics and too many guidelines.
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Old 10-14-2009, 02:11 PM   #31
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Most of my friends are 55-80 and most of them are not like the people Chief described. Not all of us Viejos are fuddy-duddies, but it seems the fuddy-duddies control a lot of the WBCCI international government and many of the units. It's obvious the WBCCI will either crash and burn as younger or more vital people are driven off and the oldtimers die off, or be so diminished it will limp along with a few vital units. WBCCI's reputation is so damaged by now, it will be hard to resurrect it.

I keep reading how some people are trying to change things, but not sure that is happening. I keep reading to go to a good unit like the FCU, WDCU or that group on LI. If it were possible to join one of those units and not join the WBBCI, that'd be great, but it's not possible.

Chief, if we were there at that rally with you, at least we could have had fun together, burned our name tags and drank beer in front of the no drinking sign—as the old saying goes, I've gotten thrown out of better places. Actually, we would probably have just left and never looked back.

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HowieE, We are in Eastern PA.(from NJ) and are looking for a WBCCI group to share a beer with. Is the WDC unit in NJ? Merlelwat
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Chief, if we were there at that rally with you, at least we could have had fun together, burned our name tags and drank beer in front of the no drinking sign—as the old saying goes, I've gotten thrown out of better places. Actually, we would probably have just left and never looked back.
I would have joined you.
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Chief, you have just burst our bubble, because we have plans to attend a buddy rally this weekend at the same location, I believe, since we are from the Pensacola area. We recently purchased our A/S and were looking forward to meeting other local owners. We also are non-religious,"young" sixty-somethings and we were encouraged by this campsite's location near a casino. Ha! The funny thing is, we had a Winnebago before the A/S and we went to exactly one meeting of the local Winnebago club and found the exact situation you described. We had hoped the A/S groups were a little "hipper" because the A/S itself is. Maybe if you join and my husband and I join, we can start to relax things a bit. Even the Winnebago group was looking for "new blood".
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Let's see, to go to a forum rally one must have a few beers, make lots of noise and talk about older people. Not my cup of tea. If I ever do get another AS I'd have to think hard and long about going to a forum rally. Drinking ,disturbing others, and gossiping, yea that's what my life is about. not. zz
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Let's see, to go to a forum rally one must have a few beers, make lots of noise and talk about older people. Not my cup of tea. If I ever do get another AS I'd have to think hard and long about going to a forum rally. Drinking ,disturbing others, and gossiping, yea that's what my life is about. not. zz
Yup, those people are party animals, sometimes they'll pull out with the wrong TV and trailer, and the wrong wife!
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Old 10-14-2009, 03:27 PM   #37
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If I gossip about older people I don't have too many to gossip about since I am an "older people" and most people are younger than me (they all have ipods and listen to weird "music").

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Just wanted to express heartfelt gratitude at being labeled a "gentleman" for the first time in my life.

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If I gossip about older people I don't have too many to gossip about since I am an "older people" and most people are younger than me (they all have ipods and listen to weird "music").

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Now Gene, I happen to know that both of us have much younger wives......you think that they don't gossip about us??? Jenn has an ipod built into her iphone.....didn't want it at first, but now you can't pry it out of her hand.

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Uh Oh! Pardon my mistake Ma'am.....that's what I get for making an assumption!

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Well, actually, I can see where a mistake might be made -- I really should brush my hair once in awhile.
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