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Old 05-03-2008, 07:03 AM   #1
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While at JC I saw a unit with the WBCCI #'s placed on the rear and front corner of the windows rather than on the skin. I am thinking of doing the same because I am not sure reguarding issues down the road by placing them on the skin. Any feedback would be appreciated. Would this be frowned upon by WBCCI? I just want to protect my new stream. Jim
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:14 AM   #2
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I don't think it would be frowned upon; there are a number of people who have done that. I prefer my WBCCI big red numbers in the traditional position on the trailer skin. Somehow it just doen't look like an Airstream without the big red numbers.

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Old 05-03-2008, 07:21 AM   #3
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While at JC I saw a unit with the WBCCI #'s placed on the rear and front corner of the windows rather than on the skin. I am thinking of doing the same because I am not sure reguarding issues down the road by placing them on the skin. Any feedback would be appreciated. Would this be frowned upon by WBCCI? I just want to protect my new stream. Jim
Maybe a few years ago but not so much anymore.There are many who have decided not to mount their numbers on the skin and usually only display them at rallies.This can be done in a variety of ways,one being on plexiglass or something similar.It's all preference with mine being like moosetags being traditional.
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:25 AM   #4
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I am not a WBCCI member but I left the PO numbers on looks like the had been there a while if I take them off it will leave shadows anyway...SAM
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:01 AM   #5
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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.
TROPHYJIM2, what unit are you in? The WDCU sure would be glad to see you at a rally.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:18 AM   #6
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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
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for the replys everyone!

62 Overlander.......I'm presently unattached. Figured I'd look it all over first!

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It seems that few people these days are putting their WBCCI red numbers on their trailer and more are opting for some kind of sign to hang out when they get to a rally or they mount them in the windows. Back in 1986 to '94 when I had my first Airstream, everybody was proud to put the numbers on their rig so you could identify other members as you traveled the Interstates. Why the trend toward NOT putting on numbers?

I asked one fellow and he said, "Maybe people don't like others telling them what to do." Another said "They leave a permanent mark when you remove them." That didn't make much sense in that if you sell your trailer, removing the numbers and the residual mark is someone else's problem, so why go 10 years without your club ID?

Is there some hidden agenda here or some reflection of controversy that I missed when I was sans Airstream for about 14 years ? ?
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Old 05-03-2008, 03:46 PM   #9
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It seems that few people these days are putting their WBCCI red numbers on their trailer and more are opting for some kind of sign to hang out when they get to a rally or they mount them in the windows. Back in 1986 to '94 when I had my first Airstream, everybody was proud to put the numbers on their rig so you could identify other members as you traveled the Interstates. Why the trend toward NOT putting on numbers?
Hey, we sure wear our numbers where they can be seen. When we're out on the road, we're scrambling for the book to look up other people's numbers, and you can see them doing pretty much same! It certainly adds flavor to just counting out-of-state license plates! (And in campgrounds, I love nothing more than seeing owners of SOBs looking at those red numbers.)


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Old 05-03-2008, 05:27 PM   #10
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Today the numbers are all four or more digits so they get put above the windows.
In another hobby I have, the person that nitpicks stuff down to the n'th degree is referred to as a rivet counter.
In this instance, the rivets I'm counting are: two digit WBCCI numbers are reserved for Airstream employees (usually retirees), and three digit numbers are reserved for International officers.
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Old 05-03-2008, 06:00 PM   #11
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I think PeeWee is #2 which was his mother's number. He needs to get a trailer to put it on now .

Guess who was #1. Too easy....
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Old 05-03-2008, 07:36 PM   #12
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put them where they can be seen. At a rally all the units look alike and with a truck in front of your unit you can block the number if its not high enough to be seen over the vechicle. Getting messages or help to your unit is difficlult at best and not being able to see the numbers makes it almost impossible. I hope none of you never need emergency help but having numbers well displayed does help you to be found. Mine are reflective.
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Old 05-03-2008, 08:23 PM   #13
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It seems that few people these days are putting their WBCCI red numbers on their trailer and more are opting for some kind of sign to hang out when they get to a rally or they mount them in the windows. Back in 1986 to '94 when I had my first Airstream, everybody was proud to put the numbers on their rig so you could identify other members as you traveled the Interstates. Why the trend toward NOT putting on numbers?

I asked one fellow and he said, "Maybe people don't like others telling them what to do." Another said "They leave a permanent mark when you remove them." That didn't make much sense in that if you sell your trailer, removing the numbers and the residual mark is someone else's problem, so why go 10 years without your club ID?

Is there some hidden agenda here or some reflection of controversy that I missed when I was sans Airstream for about 14 years ? ?
No hidden agenda (at least not for me). I'm a wicked proud member of the WBCCI who does not have club numbers on the surface of my rig. Reason is it took forever to get the the outline of a POs numbers off of our camper (clear coat removed, trailer polished) and we have no desire to do this again. Numbers displayed outside our rig on Plexiglas during rallies is the way we go.
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:49 PM   #14
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I really have no problem with how they are displayed as long as we can see them in a rally. I have a 2001 that had different numbers on them until last sept when I put my numbers on, there were no ghost marks and this trailer spent alot of time in Florida. I do understand and have dealt with the outline of previous numbers its hard to cover them.
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