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Old 07-15-2008, 08:59 PM   #99
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Hi All, My wife and I are new to Airstreams and the forum as well. I got a newbie question. I figured out what the IBT is, but what is the VAC? It sounds like some type of group that likes camping and has Happy Hours and Pirate Flags? It kind of sounds like fun to me.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:03 PM   #100
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Hi All, My wife and I are new to Airstreams and the forum as well. I got a newbie question. I figured out what the IBT is, but what is the VAC? It sounds like some type of group that likes camping and has Happy Hours and Pirate Flags? It kind of sounds like fun to me.
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Thats the Vintage group. They like some other Units,FCU, Heart of Texas and some others are the renegades of the WBCCI. You oughta hook up with one of them for some serious fun.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:03 PM   #101
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VAC=Vintage Airstream Club. Yep, lots of fun!
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:05 PM   #102
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Hi All, My wife and I are new to Airstreams and the forum as well. I got a newbie question. I figured out what the IBT is, but what is the VAC? It sounds like some type of group that likes camping and has Happy Hours and Pirate Flags? It kind of sounds like fun to me.
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The VAC, or Vintage Airstream Club, is made up of WBCCI members that own vintage Airstream trailers and motorhomes. Most are comparatively younger and more active, and less formal, than the members that comprise the main part of the WBCCI.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:27 PM   #103
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Dang, I learned something new today.

I joined the WBCCI just to support my local Georgia Airstream owned park at "The Top of Georgia" with a few dollars.

I had heard of the WBCCI Vintage Airstream Club, but I just assumed they were an extention of the "old guard" WBCCI, stiff, political, regimented, and never considered actively joining them.

Am I right in understanding that the WBCCI Vintage Airstream Club membership as a whole are more a informal, sometimes racus, group of folks? An informal bunch focused on sharing good food and having a good time by all than with pomp and circumstance?

Please let me know what the WDICC Vintage Club folks are really like.
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:36 PM   #104
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Please let me know what the WDICC Vintage Club folks are really like.
The smart answer, which is also the best answer, is:
The VAC is comprised of younger members with older trailers, and the main group is the opposite.
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Old 07-15-2008, 10:03 PM   #105
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IBT = International Board of Trustees, the "over seeing" board of the WBCCI.

VAC = Vintage Airstream Club, one of the "intra-clubs" within WBCCI - your Airstream must 25 year old or older to be a voting VAC member, but anyone can be a VAC associate member - all it takes is an interest in older Airstreams.

The VAC tends to be made up of younger (and younger in spirit) members than WBCCI as a whole. They are less concerned with rules and more concerned with having fun.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:46 PM   #106
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Well, I don't know about the VAC being made up of younger members per se - they are certainly more spirited! You have to be to be in a vintage trailer where you wonder which rivets popped out over the last day's miles AND you keep a pop-rivet gun and rivets on the ready to replace them when you get to the end of the days travels. Pirate flags - you bet.
The VAC has a different outlook on Airstreaming than (seemingly) the rest of the VAC. BTW - Yes, I am the membership chair of the VAC and I am always looking for new members or subscribers. If you are interested in joining the VAC, send me a PM and I will get you signed up as quick as I can. I don't work on commission either!
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Well, the cat is out of the bag on another recipient of a grievance.... Read about it at SaveWally. It is of course SaveWally's own Leo Garvey. That should not be a surprise. For those who are keeping tabs, it seems odd that candidates running from the floor at Bozeman should get a grievance filed against them. Hmmm - what to think?
So we have 2 grievances revealed at this point... How many more are coming down the pike? Any guesses who filed Leo's grievance????
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:53 AM   #108
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Well, the cat is out of the bag on another recipient of a grievance.... Read about it at SaveWally. It is of course SaveWally's own Leo Garvey. That should not be a surprise. For those who are keeping tabs, it seems odd that candidates running from the floor at Bozeman should get a grievance filed against them. Hmmm - what to think?
So we have 2 grievances revealed at this point... How many more are coming down the pike? Any guesses who filed Leo's grievance????
Unless Leo did something dangerous or incredibly rude and insulting at an official function this is foolish.

I think whoever is filing these grievances should "stand down."
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Old 07-16-2008, 07:16 AM   #109
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Well, the cat is out of the bag on another recipient of a grievance.... Read about it at SaveWally. It is of course SaveWally's own Leo Garvey. That should not be a surprise. For those who are keeping tabs, it seems odd that candidates running from the floor at Bozeman should get a grievance filed against them. Hmmm - what to think?
So we have 2 grievances revealed at this point... How many more are coming down the pike? Any guesses who filed Leo's grievance????
It is early, and I'm sleep deprived, but I can't find anything on SaveWally that wasn't there to start this thread. Somebody please help!

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Well, I don't know about the VAC being made up of younger members per se - they are certainly more spirited!
The folks in VAC have much the attitudes of the older WBCCI members from the 50' 60's and 70's. Pee Wee, older members, or some of the other 3rd and 4th generation Airstreamers will attest to that. This will come around full circle at some point soon.
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Old 07-16-2008, 11:36 AM   #111
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It is early, and I'm sleep deprived, but I can't find anything on SaveWally that wasn't there to start this thread. Somebody please help!

Lynn
Lynn,

Try this: http://savewally.org/forums/index.ph...icseen#msg8219

The last post.

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:14 PM   #112
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Sheesh!!!
Got up this morning, figured on a leisurely cup, and a saunter into ABQ to look around...found this thresd...2 cups, a doggy walk, 3 croissants, and 2 1/2 hours later, I'm just now to here...
We joined our local unit right after joining WBCCI('cause that was what one did), and a year later, joined the VAC...night and day...almost quit WBCCI, but realized that other memberships would fail in the process...Along came the FCU...we are proud charter members, and know how to take our memberships seriously...we have had serious fun, had seriously enjoyable campouts with like-minded folks, have met folks that we knew for years only by their Forums moniker, and will happily shell out the $55 for WBCCI just to continue the privilege of joining the rallies such as we already have. I am so convinced that running for some kind of office is a duty, that I have tossed my beret into the ring for Trailer Trash Queen, 2008. I ask for your support. Maybe the IBT could oversee this and make it an annual event...?
I'M MIKE, AND I SUPPORT THIS AD.
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I DO think the discussions here are excellent, if somewhat spirited at times...just what a forums calls for.
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