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Old 05-03-2008, 10:06 PM   #15
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The quality of red pigment the club has recently been buying for the decals is not to good and therefore the numbers have a really poor appearence after as little as 5 years of outdoor exposure even in the north country. In my experience red is one of the least stable colors when subject to high UV exposure.

Leaving your numbers on at least helps stop people from trying to come over and trying to recuite you to join the club. I have never seen fit to mount my stars. It seems like bragging how old you are. I do not keep my brag board very current either.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:33 AM   #16
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What are the stars for? We have 2 on either side of our numbers. We were very lucky to get almost the same numbers as our trailer came with. We just had to change the 8 to a 9, but we still see a shadow.
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Old 05-04-2008, 04:18 AM   #17
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Members are awarded a star for every 5 years of club membership. 4 stars = 20 years.
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Old 08-07-2008, 02:38 AM   #18
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for what it's worth, I too have been wondering why people don't put their numbers on, or put them in the wrong place.
In the 70's everyone had them on.
FYI, I'm 47, and was very very proud to put the numbers, that were once my parents, on ou new '04, along with the stars, it just looked so "naked" without them
also, having been just elected a Region officer, when the time comes I will NOT change to a three digit. Evertime I look at the trailers numbers I think of my Mom and Dad.
some amount of uniformity in appearance looks nice at rally's and when the numbers are all over the place it looks wierd doesn't it?
I just wonder why this trend started............
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Old 08-07-2008, 11:02 AM   #19
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some amount of uniformity in appearance looks nice at rally's and when the numbers are all over the place it looks wierd doesn't it?
I just wonder why this trend started............
Dan
Dan,

Actually, if you look at photos of the old rallies and caravans, some members had their numbers on the curb side front corner (to the extent that Airstreams have corners) and elsewhere. The uniform location of the numbers is a more recent development.

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:18 AM   #20
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I love my numbers

I can't imagine my trailer without its numbers. I mount my star too. I enjoy the look on some old timers' faces when they start to tell me what those stars are for and are astonished that a 41 year old with kids has been around that long! It will be even more fun next year when there are two!

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Old 08-07-2008, 11:22 AM   #21
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We have a four digit number and there are an awful lot of rivets above the windows with the 13 panel ends. I like the idea of placing them on the corners. Maybe even have someone paint our names on the panel below in the front.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:00 PM   #22
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also, having been just elected a Region officer, when the time comes I will NOT change to a three digit.
Unless it has changed in the last couple of years, it is NOT an option. You will be given and expected to display your 3 digit number, which will be yours as long as you remain in the club.
I hope I'm wrong, but I listened to two different International officers complain that they wished they had been able to keep their old numbers, as it was on business cards, chairs, even their shirts.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:14 PM   #23
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Unless it has changed in the last couple of years, it is NOT an option. You will be given and expected to display your 3 digit number, which will be yours as long as you remain in the club.
I hope I'm wrong, but I listened to two different International officers complain that they wished they had been able to keep their old numbers, as it was on business cards, chairs, even their shirts.
Terry,

In listening to the IBT meetings for the last two years, I think that it has changed and an officer can opt out of drawing a new number.

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Old 08-08-2008, 09:53 AM   #24
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Those red numbers are a sign of honor for some and a scarlet letter for others. They are yours not the trailer's, put them where you want. Today the numbers are all four or more digits so they get put above the windows. In the early days they were put on the front curb side corner like this...
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There is a similar thread going on now about names and home towns being painted on in this location. Many people are going this route again including myself.
I love the way this looks.

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Here is a great article on how to apply your numbers with static cling material so you can remove/apply as you see fit. Our static cling stuff arrived this week and I am going to try it out this weekend.
http://wbcci.org/documents/Phred%20S...ept%202007.pdf
That is genius.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:36 AM   #25
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International Officers and the Region Presidents can opt to retain their number. A new number is optional.
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