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Old 03-30-2012, 07:58 PM   #1
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WBCCI Reg. 9 rally

I'm a big-rally newbie. This is the most Airstreams I've seen in one place so far. 121 rigs so far, and a couple more expected. Il Carriaggio is still the only Argosy here, but there are lots of nice vintage units.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:52 PM   #2
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Well, a big WBCCI rally is definitely a different experience from camping with Heart of Texas CU, and I still say it's weird to eat dinner that early! I had a good time, though, and it was nice to see that much aluminum gathered for a common purpose.

Heart of Texas brought most of the units that participated in the Vintage Open House, though there were several other units that qualify as vintage (whether their owners are VAC members or not I can't say.) Here are some mediocre camera-phone pictures of the vintage zone:

We had good placement, not far from the main building and quite visible.


The facilities were pretty nice, with good spacing between the units, usable water pressure (even with 2 units on a "Y" from each faucet in many cases) and maintained voltage with everyone running AC at 85 degrees with high humidity.
It was the first place I've been that had only 50A and 15A sockets on the power pedestals, so now I own a 50A-30A adapter. Typical of Airstreamers, someone who had an extra was kind enough to loan me an adapter the first day so I could go get one from Wal-Mart when it was more convenient.

Here are some shots of all the nice trailers on Vintage Row... oh, and a few of my Argosy as well.




This may be the only Wee Wind in the world with full bathroom facilities. At the moment, the entire inside of the trailer forms the "wet bath" enclosure, but Diane just couldn't wait to bring the trailer to the rally. If I remember correctly, it has a whopping 5 gallons of blackwater storage. Check out that pony-keg style propane tank! I neglected to take interior shots... what's completed is really beautiful work by Paul Mayeux. It's going to be an incredible little trailer when it's done.


The signs you see in some of our windows are identifying our trailers as participating in the Vintage Open House. We had a pretty steady stream of visitors checking out our trailers for 2 hours.


We even had one brave soul going vintage on both sides of the hitch.
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I'm so jealous that I wasn't there! Thanks for the photos and explanations.

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Yep, the Region 9 Rally was definately a good one this year. I've only been to a few of them, but this one was the best. Best location, best food, and great entertainment. And of course, great Airstreamers.
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Folks - Please remember that there is a Forums-casual rally this coming weekend at the Roadrunner RV Park in Johnson City, TX. Lots of great Airstreamers are going to be there, and our Easter theme t-shirt will be a famous collector, designed by our own John Irwin!!

Think about attending, or just dropping by. All are welcome. Just call the park & mention the Airstream rally.
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