View Poll Results: Why did leave WBCCI ?
Cost to much 10 21.74%
Not enough value for the membership fee 17 36.96%
To many rules 18 39.13%
I don't need to belong to group to enjoy camping 22 47.83%
Bad experience 9 19.57%
Other reason(s) 9 19.57%
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:46 PM   #99
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Thanks John. 'Honest to a fault', not possible. We are in short supply of it.

See you there. Carrie and I couldn't be more excited.

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Old 08-21-2015, 06:31 PM   #100
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Might leave and heres why

When I joined I picked a group I thought would be my kind of group. The group never bothered to contact me, even after I emailed multiple people in the group. Obviously I don't want to be in that group anymore. I don't have time to keep pursuing this. I am just a number apparently.
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Old 08-21-2015, 07:58 PM   #101
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Thank goodness the Mississippi Unit ain't like that-


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Old 08-24-2015, 09:16 PM   #102
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Ditto for the Kansas City Unit. We have fun and yes I'm the youngest member but we have fun.


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Old 10-14-2015, 11:00 AM   #103
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Why WBCCI

Hey we just joined, bought our first ever Airstream and are dang close to 70 but hoping to have several or even a few years exploring. My husband and I read the forums, DAILY...and also the Blue Beret cover to cover...the learning curve seems high, but, we are plodding along, winter is approaching and we won't set sail til Spring...by then we hope you all have taught us everything we need to know.😉
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:16 PM   #104
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Hey we just joined, bought our first ever Airstream and are dang close to 70 but hoping to have several or even a few years exploring. My husband and I read the forums, DAILY...and also the Blue Beret cover to cover...the learning curve seems high, but, we are plodding along, winter is approaching and we won't set sail til Spring...by then we hope you all have taught us everything we need to know.😉
Slight 'hi-Jack' of this thread..

At our 'progressed/advanced' WISDOM, we have learned you never stop learning until you don't wake up one day, then the learning takes on a new life...

So, we won't 'teach' you anything... you will 'learn'.. enjoy!
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Old 10-14-2015, 01:26 PM   #105
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Hey we just joined, bought our first ever Airstream and are dang close to 70 but hoping to have several or even a few years exploring.
There is a couple in my Unit who are both over 80, and they're still going strong. At the ripe old age of 57 I'm practically the youngster of the Unit. I'm hoping to change that by recruiting younger members, but that may be an uphill battle. It seems like in order to attract younger members, you've got to already have younger members!
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:37 PM   #106
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2 generation....leaving WBCCI

This is a sad story, and perhaps why many members are leaving

I am a 2 generation member. My father past president 2x of our club, my late mother a past treasurer. I grew up with the Club in the 60s. My father, still a member with over 50years in the club.

My spouse was quite I'll, in preparing for final arrangements our family attorney had suggested the removal of my name from several financial obligations.
Wbcci was one.

I called Jackson center. The tone and discourse could not have been more cutting. Due to a lapse of less tHan a year, they wanted me to reapply as a new member??? Forfeiting my now 9 years as an individual member with my spouse

Absolutely ZERO COMPASSION. additionally, said I could opt to pay 160.00 to retain my years as a member. Seriously?
I think NOT.

WBCCI wonders why the boomers won't be strong armed by these hostile tactics. Enough is enough.

I seriously went to home Depot, bought some stripper and removed my numbers today before the sunset due the starch that I was subjected to.

Now many may have had wonderful experiences.
I just don't need a club that attempts to thwart it's members during the loss of their loved ones all for the almighty dollar.

When I was young, we had thousands, seriously thousands at the yearly international rallyies. Now they are lucky to get a thousand. The membership book was as thick as a dictionary. Now it could fit in your glove box.

Sign me off of WBCCI, perhaps they will wake up before they become defunct, as the boomers and certainly neither the gen x or y's will stand for this type of starchy attitude.

I was told they have rules. NO KIDDING??
To that, I have a life to live, without any need to justify myself or good friends and my travels with silly red numbers and a ton of attitude from a corporate.

I retired from that long ago, I'm not about to subscribe to it again
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:13 PM   #107
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I'm sorry for your loss.

I'm sorry you experienced less than expected service from the staff at HQ.

I'm sorry we won't have the opportunity to meet at a WBCCI event.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:33 PM   #108
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My family and I just joined. We will give it a shot. I'm 44 with a family, so we will see how well we fit in.
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:49 PM   #109
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We had a good time! All of the members were very kind and friendly.
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Old 10-26-2016, 08:01 PM   #110
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This is a sad story, and perhaps why many members are leaving

I am a 2 generation member. My father past president 2x of our club, my late mother a past treasurer. I grew up with the Club in the 60s. My father, still a member with over 50years in the club.

My spouse was quite I'll, in preparing for final arrangements our family attorney had suggested the removal of my name from several financial obligations.
Wbcci was one.

I called Jackson center. The tone and discourse could not have been more cutting. Due to a lapse of less tHan a year, they wanted me to reapply as a new member??? Forfeiting my now 9 years as an individual member with my spouse

Absolutely ZERO COMPASSION. additionally, said I could opt to pay 160.00 to retain my years as a member. Seriously?
I think NOT.

WBCCI wonders why the boomers won't be strong armed by these hostile tactics. Enough is enough.

I seriously went to home Depot, bought some stripper and removed my numbers today before the sunset due the starch that I was subjected to.

Now many may have had wonderful experiences.
I just don't need a club that attempts to thwart it's members during the loss of their loved ones all for the almighty dollar.

When I was young, we had thousands, seriously thousands at the yearly international rallyies. Now they are lucky to get a thousand. The membership book was as thick as a dictionary. Now it could fit in your glove box.

Sign me off of WBCCI, perhaps they will wake up before they become defunct, as the boomers and certainly neither the gen x or y's will stand for this type of starchy attitude.

I was told they have rules. NO KIDDING??
To that, I have a life to live, without any need to justify myself or good friends and my travels with silly red numbers and a ton of attitude from a corporate.

I retired from that long ago, I'm not about to subscribe to it again
Unfortunately, the IBT made a change to the Policy that gives the folks in the Office no options. They did so, because a very few members were taking advantage of a quirk and renewing every other year after July 1.

I was a member of the IBT who voted for the change. I want to assure you that we were most unhappy that the actions of a very few made this necessary. I can also tell you that you can join as a new member, after the 1st of the year for far less. Please contact me by PM if you would like to give me an ear full. I am no longer a member of the iBT, but would like to hear your thoughts on the topic.

I am truly sorry for your loss and would like to correspond with you about it.
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:38 AM   #111
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We are buying a AS 2015 RB twin FC from a dealer.
It would be so helpful to speak with the former owner so any repairs that are needed could be done by the dealer before we take possession. I am trying to find the owner of #19966.
What are my chances?
Thank you for any help.
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Old 10-30-2016, 05:04 AM   #112
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You might have better luck putting your request on the thread devoted to looking up numbers.
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