View Poll Results: Why did leave WBCCI ?
Cost too much 13 17.81%
Not enough value for the membership fee 21 28.77%
Too many rules 27 36.99%
I don't need to belong to group to enjoy camping 29 39.73%
Bad experience 15 20.55%
Other reason(s) 16 21.92%
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:52 AM   #281
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We never joined...

...so we never had to leave.

Back in 1989, on our way home from one of our first trips with our "new" '63 Safari we saw a huge gaggle of Airstreams in a field just off the Interstate.
We were so excited... Got off the next exit and made our way back. Found our way to the entrance after about an hour.
We were stopped by a gentleman in a funny hat ...his first words were..."why haven't you put your numbers on"
We hadn't a clue what he was talk'n about.
We explained we had just gotten our AS and we were hoping to get some more info on it and maybe an estimate for a small panel repair.
He insisted we must park off to the side where we were and walk the 1/2 mi to the entrance. 👎 By that time a half dozen funny hats had arrived.
After 15min of trying to convince them that we were no threat to the constitutional stability of their gathering, we decided to leave.

It may be the greatest AS organization in the galaxy, I can't say.
All I know is it was nothing we wanted to be involved with...no regrets.

We were young and knew nothing...now we're old and everyone else knows everything. 😂

Bob
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:34 AM   #282
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...so we never had to leave.

Back in 1989, on our way home from one of our first trips with our "new" '63 Safari we saw a huge gaggle of Airstreams in a field just off the Interstate.
We were so excited... Got off the next exit and made our way back. Found our way to the entrance after about an hour.
We were stopped by a gentleman in a funny hat ...his first words were..."why haven't you put your numbers on"
We hadn't a clue what he was talk'n about.
We explained we had just gotten our AS and we were hoping to get some more info on it and maybe an estimate for a small panel repair.
He insisted we must park off to the side where we were and walk the 1/2 mi to the entrance. By that time a half dozen funny hats had arrived.
After 15min of trying to convince them that we were no threat to the constitutional stability of their gathering, we decided to leave.

It may be the greatest AS organization in the galaxy, I can't say.
All I know is it was nothing we wanted to be involved with...no regrets.

We were young and knew nothing...now we're old and everyone else knows everything.

Bob
Sorry you had a negative experience almost 30 years ago. The WBCCI today is much different than the WBCCI of 1989. Much has changed in the outside world as well in almost 30 years.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:43 PM   #283
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Hi John & Vicki!

I've been a member of the OR Unit for 10 years and absolutely love them! I'm also honored to serve as the International 1st Vice President at the ripe old age of 60 😉

Look forward to seeing you at a future rally - happy travels
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:59 PM   #284
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if you join the club is it a requirement to put the red numbers on your Airstream or is this optional?

Thanks..
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:05 PM   #285
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if you join the club is it a requirement to put the red numbers on your Airstream or is this optional?

Thanks..
It is optional, but numbers need to be displayed at some events. They can be on plexiglass sheets or other similar items.

With hundreds of similar trailers at some events the numbers are to help locate members.
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:14 PM   #286
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That is great to know thanks. I am a bit particular and the idea of putting red letters on my unit does not excite me.

I am glad there are other options. I do appreciate the info.
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:02 PM   #287
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...so we never had to leave.

Back in 1989, on our way home from one of our first trips with our "new" '63 Safari we saw a huge gaggle of Airstreams in a field just off the Interstate.
We were so excited... Got off the next exit and made our way back. Found our way to the entrance after about an hour.
We were stopped by a gentleman in a funny hat ...his first words were..."why haven't you put your numbers on"
We hadn't a clue what he was talk'n about.
We explained we had just gotten our AS and we were hoping to get some more info on it and maybe an estimate for a small panel repair.
He insisted we must park off to the side where we were and walk the 1/2 mi to the entrance. 👎 By that time a half dozen funny hats had arrived.
After 15min of trying to convince them that we were no threat to the constitutional stability of their gathering, we decided to leave.

It may be the greatest AS organization in the galaxy, I can't say.
All I know is it was nothing we wanted to be involved with...no regrets.

We were young and knew nothing...now we're old and everyone else knows everything. 😂

Bob
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Thank You Kevin

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Old 10-12-2018, 02:20 PM   #288
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Addendum...

Regarding the above post…

Last evening while discussing the Rally episode post with the DW she asked if I had mentioned the positive side of what had happened.
“what positive?” said I 😳

Well it was this...👍

While getting ready to turn around on the dirt two lane we noticed there was another shiny vintage heading towards us. The driver got out and approached. We explained our situation, and why we had stopped, he helped to get us newbies turned around and we chatted for 15min or so.
He then went back to his AS came back and handed us two business cards.
Told he had no affiliation but said they would more that happy to help and answer any questions we had.

He was right…When I called them we learned that the ’68 Safari we thought we bought was actually a ’63, but not to worry there was little to no difference in value.
They were also able supply some of the parts we were having a difficult time finding.
The relationship with So. Jersey led us to Colonial which has also been very helpful over the years.

Take-away…negative memories will sometimes cover and hide the positive side of our Life Experiences.

Bob
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:56 PM   #289
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Robert, There are many nice, helpful people in the world--you just don't run into them all the time. The guy that gave you the business cards was just one of them...neat story!

Personally, I tend to avoid organizations where all members tend to wear the same 'funny hats' nowadays. Perhaps it's just me, but I never did like the "uniform thinking" that matching hats or other clothing items seem to represent.

Of course, I'm reminded of Groucho Marx's comments along the line that he would never want to join an organization that would let him join, or words to that effect...

And with us, we'd be more likely to be the lone Airstream, parked far out and away somewhere beautiful, enjoying the peace and quiet. Both DW and I currently work where we have to deal with too many people up close and personal, and have both decided we much prefer the company of each other and our dogs. Dogs, at least, won't bite you if you take proper care of them--people, you can't always be sure.

Some day, we'll probably try one of the non-WBCCI rallys or casual get-togethers we hear about in the forums, just to try to meet a few of the cooler folks around the joint.
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That is great to know thanks. I am a bit particular and the idea of putting red letters on my unit does not excite me.

I am glad there are other options. I do appreciate the info.

We never put the red numbers on ours. The clearcoat was still 100% intact, and I had no desire to change that fact.
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