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Old 07-26-2006, 08:14 AM   #1
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shopping for a unit to join at unit rallies

My wife and I are deciding if we are going to join the WBCCI and want to shop a few unit rallies to meet members and "kick the tires" of a unit rally.
We live in the very north east corner of GA and the Georgia unit is having their rally in Helen (Top of Georgia) and the Western North Carolina Unit is having their rally in Maggie Valley both under an hour from our home base.

My question is do all unit rallies have open houses for people to drop by and visit? Because of other commitments we can't spend the night and towing our AS just to prove we have one seems crazy! If any one from one of these units could let me know more I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 07-26-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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Can Not give you any information on the WBCCI units down there other than to say the folks at TOG are the friendliest we have ever camped with. What I did want to say is how much we enjoyed travelling through your neck of the woods. The scenery is spectacular and the people are marvelous. We hope to return again someday. By the way I give you credit for hauling a 31" trailer around on those roads.
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Old 07-26-2006, 10:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the kind words. We haven't had any problems towing on the roads here, we did find the bumpiest roads ever this summer near Jackson Mississippi. We really had the old girl bounceing all over the road. Please let us know when you will be back down this way. Maybe we can share a couple of stories around a campfire.
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:14 PM   #4
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My question is do all unit rallies have open houses for people to drop by and visit? Because of other commitments we can't spend the night and towing our AS just to prove we have one seems crazy! If any one from one of these units could let me know more I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
I would definately do it . I did the same thing and it turned out great . If by chance you don't get a warm reception , you will know what not to join , and you will have only wasted an afternoon . Good luck
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Old 07-26-2006, 05:34 PM   #5
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Not every Unit has an formal Open House at every rally.

It appears you have a 1973 trailer which qualifies you as "vintage". The VAC rallies (IntraClub, not a Unit) almost always have Open Houses, if not formal and promoted as a public event, they're typically continuous to rally particiapnts and potential members. The main difference is, VAC rallies are typically once or twice a year within a multi-state Region and Unit rallies are smaller and occur in some units on a monthly basis or more frequently. Of course, some Units tend to have a higher ratio of vintage trailers than others...so are more receptive to the impromptu open house scenario.

Regardless, any Airstream gathering should welcome you to visit and certainly invite you to hang around for an afternoon or happy hour! If not, keep on looking...every Unit, Region and ??? has they're own personalities. There's bound to be one out there that meets your ideals...

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Old 08-21-2006, 09:03 PM   #6
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Rivet 2006 intl rally salem oregon

hello there, just got back online with a new computer.does anyone know any thread links to discussion /photos etc of the aftermath to the salem oregon 2006 international rally that i missed the online viewing of? thanks to all if you know of any. wunderful62@comcast.net
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:12 PM   #7
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My wife and I are deciding if we are going to join the WBCCI and want to shop a few unit rallies to meet members and "kick the tires" of a unit rally.
We live in the very north east corner of GA and the Georgia unit is having their rally in Helen (Top of Georgia) and the Western North Carolina Unit is having their rally in Maggie Valley both under an hour from our home base.

My question is do all unit rallies have open houses for people to drop by and visit? Because of other commitments we can't spend the night and towing our AS just to prove we have one seems crazy! If any one from one of these units could let me know more I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
Nick, go to the "Georgia and anyone else Fall Leaf" thread just below yours and read about this Forum get together near you. ----Pieman
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hello there, just got back online with a new computer.does anyone know any thread links to discussion /photos etc of the aftermath to the salem oregon 2006 international rally that i missed the online viewing of? thanks to all if you know of any. wunderful62@comcast.net
hi wayne,

assuming these are your first posts since mid june?

and searching 'international salem oregon'

i find at least one thread.......

you may not have read or seen the pix...

http://www.airforums.com/forum...l+salem+oregon

i know the charming handsome tall rich wise funny fellow responsible for most of the posts...

enjoy
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:52 PM   #9
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Thanks for the info. Because of weather and kid issues we didn't make the rallies they were hosting but we will give them a call and see what we can learn. I am trying to swap some off days to get to the georgia falll leaf forum rally hope they don't run out of space.
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Old 08-26-2006, 09:23 PM   #10
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Spartan let me know what you learn, we too are in the same boat(AS) in your neck of the woods. I probably wont be done with my resto until late October. I kow there is a rally scheduled for Palmetto Cove near Table Rock in Pickens, S.C. and I'd like to be able to wander through and meet some folks there.
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Old 08-26-2006, 10:02 PM   #11
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I will keep you informered what are you restoring??? Let us know about the pickens rally we might try and swing by if I have the day off.
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Old 08-27-2006, 08:38 PM   #12
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Will do, its posted on the rally Calendar as the SC State Rally October 18th. It also shows that no onw is signed up at this time, this could be normal, I just dont know. I should pass by the campground this week in my travels and I'll see what I can find out there as well. I'm working on a 27' 1969 Overlander. It goes by the welding shop this week to give the steps some support, and some attn to the rear storage at the back bumper. Then its a Pergo floating floor, and load the kids and some groceries! We've been camping with a good friend who has a '52 Spartanette, (AWESOME!) and he wouldnt let us go with him another season in fiberglass. So the 69 came available the Jayco has been sold, and I have another hobby. I also picked up a 75 31foot sovereign. Not sure what to do with it yet, may just get a bigger toy box! I tried to explain to my wife that with 2 kids we should leave a camper to each of them.
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Old 08-27-2006, 09:12 PM   #13
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Camperski,
Let me know if you plan to attend. I do know that there is a great Forum rally in Hiawasee Ga that you may enjoy better. I am trying to swap off days to attend. We also own a 1955 Spartan Royal Manor, we owned it before our airstream. The Spartan is on a great piece of property and that is were it will stay. The Spartan is what is called a park model. Since we own a 31 foot AS I think it is a great size especialy with kids.
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Thanks for the info. Because of weather and kid issues we didn't make the rallies they were hosting but we will give them a call and see what we can learn. I am trying to swap some off days to get to the georgia falll leaf forum rally hope they don't run out of space.
Nick why not make reservation for a site now then if you can't make it you can always cancel. There are some cancelation fees but it beats not haveing a site if you do get off.----pieman
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