Originally Posted by Silverhobby
I have been looking for the thread about the RED membership numbers. I can't find it using the search feature. Would the person that has the records, please try to locate the number for an old 1968
trailer? The number on the front is 1040. Thanks in advance.
Originally Posted by dwightdi
In 1969 1040 was assigned to Ralph Chisnell from Jeanette, Pa. This number could have been assigned to many other trailers in the last 41 years.
#1040 was first assigned in 1957
. That person would have originally had a 1957
or earlier Airstream.
In the 1968
Membership Directory, reflecting membership membership as of 12/31/67, #1040 was assigned to Colonel Russel and Nancy Barkalow of Pacific Grove, CA. Same in my 1960
Directories. The Barkalow's are listed as having participated on one caravan: 1956
Europe. They obviously did so with a trailer older than your 1968.
Dwitght is correct that the Chisnell's were assigned #1040 in the 1969 Directory, reflecting membership as of 12/31/1968. The Chisnell's are last listed in the 1987 Directory, but no caravans are listed for them.
Depending upon the age of the numbers, it is possible (maybe even likely) that the Chisnell's owned your trailer, but the number 1040 has been recycled a couple of times since then to add a little doubt into the equation. To protect privacy, I will be vague with the more recent people to be assigned that number.
In the 1990 to 1993 Directories #1040 is assigned to a couple from Juneau, Alaska.
Then from 1996 to 2008 it is assigned to a couple from the state of Washington (various cities over that period).