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Old 10-03-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hi there;

May be a stupid question so ...

Most of time, I see on your trailers, a lot of different flags; the US one, of course, but one or two others one . Is it a tradition when you go in campgrounds to do that ?; is it to complete the deco and add colors or is it because you are a club member and they are your colors, by example ?.
Do you thing I can do or i have to do the same in FRANCE ( with the french flag... ) ? .
Finally, where do you find and buy these flags ?

Thank you one more time .

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Old 10-03-2004, 01:19 PM   #2
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Hi there;

May be a stupid question so ...

Most of time, I see on your trailers, a lot of different flags; the US one, of course, but one or two others one . Is it a tradition when you go in campgrounds to do that ?; is it to complete the deco and add colors or is it because you are a club member and they are your colors, by example ?.
Do you thing I can do or i have to do the same in FRANCE ( with the french flag... ) ? .
Finally, where do you find and buy these flags ?

Thank you one more time .

Bruno.
For many of us, the flag displays are part of the WBCCI (Wally Byam Caravan Club International) experience. I have flag holders that accommodate three flags on each of my coaches - - I typically display my U.S. Flag, State of Illinois Flag, and Vintage Airstream Club Flags. Those who are club officers or past-officers of the club also have flags denoting their positions. Some of the Units as well as some of the Intra-Clubs also have flags or banners/pennants (to fly in addition to other flags). It isn't a requirement of the club, but many members do choose to fly their flags both when traveling as well as when attending official functions.

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Old 10-03-2004, 04:00 PM   #3
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We too fly the U.S. Flag, our State Flag (Colorado) and the Vintage Airstream Club flag. In addition, because I am on our WBCCI Unit's Board, we have the DenCO Unit 1st VP flag which next year will change to the DenCO Unit President's flag.

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Old 10-03-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
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We fly the US flag, NY flag and the United States Marine Corps flag.

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Old 10-03-2004, 10:09 PM   #5
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Does WBCCI make various flags available to members at a good price?
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:16 AM   #6
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Some WBCCI Units have their own flags designed & made for members...but not all do, depends on the Unit.

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Old 10-04-2004, 04:41 AM   #7
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In the US you fly the federal flag in the middle, state or unit flag on the left facing the rig and local or officer's flag on the right. The order of importance is 1st middle, 2nd left, 3rd right.
US flags can be bought at WalMart and you can't beat their prices for sewn flags of good quality. They also sell state flags depending on the state that you are in. These are usually printed and of fair quality fair price. Good quality state flags can be purchased from West Marine or other boating supply stores. WBCCI has about 2-3 pages of how to display flags depending on if you are in the US or outside our borders, and how many flags you are displaying. They also have flag holders and poles in the Blue Beret.
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Old 10-04-2004, 07:15 AM   #8
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Flags for sale at WBCCI

Yes they do sell flags.

See your WBCCI unit Store person, (typically the treasurer).

They just recently began making and selling flags to general members.

If I am not mistaken this is discussed somewhere in your Blue Beret.

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Yes they do sell flags.

If I am not mistaken this is discussed somewhere in your Blue Beret.

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Old 10-04-2004, 08:36 AM   #10
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bruno,

i fly the stars and stripes, a harley flag and the jolly roger.

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Old 10-04-2004, 06:51 PM   #11
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I fly either an Argosy flag, or the American flag, depending on where I am, and what function I am attending.

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Old 10-04-2004, 07:31 PM   #12
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Old 10-10-2004, 12:20 PM   #13
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About size

Is there a standart flag size, according with the clubs rules and favorite position on the trailers;
I've seen, on mine, great holes in the rear bumpers ( no rust )and I wandered if it was one of my prior owners , who decided to put flags there.

Finally, is there anyone who has found flags dealers links to order them from FRANCE ?

i think , I have to complete my airstream look, for the next season.

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Old 10-10-2004, 01:25 PM   #14
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If you fly only one flag it would be the country that you are in. We fly the US flag on a 12' pole. When we are attending rallys we fly the US flag in the middle, Virgina State Flag (our unit flag) on the left facing the trailer, and my officer's flag on the right. A 3' x 5' flag is considered standard. Walmart and other similar stores carry the flags as well as all of our boating stores. Hope this helps.
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