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Old 05-06-2004, 12:32 AM   #1
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Number relationship ?

Hello to all - This is my first post! I'm getting brave...
Recently retired, found this forum several months ago. Looking to buy a TT and very interested in A/S's. Trying to decide if want to go with a good used vintage trailer(with minor work needed) or newer used later 90's unit. Thinking 24-26'.
Been "lerking" around this forum (as another member put it the other day) nearly daily for the past few weeks and YOU GUYS/GALS are a wealth of information!!! I've learned more in the last few weeks just reading your posts than if I'd actually owned a trailer. Am starting to actively "look" now and when the right opportunity/feeling coming along - Will be ready. Hopefully this summer yet.
Anyway, to quit wasting your reading time and to get to the point. Am helping a retired friend with his recently purchased first A/S with an antenna wiring problem. Think we got that under control but wondering if there is any relationship between the ID serial # of the nameplate and the large numbers painted on top front.
His TT unit is a Tradewind L25-D5J-1322 Landyacht(mint BTW). The large painted #'s are 3445.
How is the 3445 number related to the 1322 serial #?
Also looked at a "basketcase" A/S MH (I31-D5J-3810) today and it had no painted on #'s. But this is a MH so did they ever have these painted on #'s?
Do the newer A/S TT have large outside #'s? Seems I've seen it both ways quite often.
Sorry to be so long winded to ask such a simple question.

bob r...

PS: One thing I've come to realize is that old A/S's are like old Corvettes. People don't junk them like lots of SOB's, they restore, modify them or in rare isolated cases, part them out - Cool!
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Old 05-06-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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No link

There is no link to the serial number and the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) numbers on the front of the trailer. www.wbcci.org

If you become a member of the WBCCI, you are issued numbers. I am # 2820 and my grandfather was #4182 in the early 1960s. Numbers stay with the people, not the trailer. You can see if you can get the number you mentioned, but if it's been retired, it is possible that someone else has that number. I'll look it up in my membership directory tomorrow and see if anyone has it. Then you can request that number if you were to join the club. If no numbers, then probably not in the club. Motor homes could join the club too. Only Airstreams and Argosy are allowed in the WBCCI club. Wally Byam invented the Airstream, thus the club name. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-06-2004, 12:47 AM   #3
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Think we got that under control but wondering if there is any relationship between the ID serial # of the nameplate and the large numbers painted on top front.
His TT unit is a Tradewind L25-D5J-1322 Landyacht(mint BTW). The large painted #'s are 3445.
How is the 3445 number related to the 1322 serial #?
Also looked at a "basketcase" A/S MH (I31-D5J-3810) today and it had no painted on #'s. But this is a MH so did they ever have these painted on #'s?
Do the newer A/S TT have large outside #'s? Seems I've seen it both ways quite often.
Sorry to be so long winded to ask such a simple question.

bob r...

PS: One thing I've come to realize is that old A/S's are like old Corvettes. People don't junk them like lots of SOB's, they restore, modify them or in rare isolated cases, part them out - Cool!
The large red numbers are identifiers for the WBCCI.
( A Caravan Club) if you do a search with these letters, there will be many posts.
The red numbers have nothing to do with the trailer, motorhome, or serial number etc.
A warm welcome to the forum!
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Old 05-06-2004, 12:53 AM   #4
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You can see if you can get the number you mentioned, but if it's been retired, it is possible that someone else has that number. I'll look it up in my membership directory tomorrow and see if anyone has it. Then you can request that number if you were to join the club.
I just checked the 2004 Directory...as of it's printing, WBCCI #3445 is not assigned to anyone.

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Thanks folks for the info on the large red numbers on the A/S's...I'll pass it on to my friend... A pretty elementary question huh?
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Thanks folks for the info on the large red numbers on the A/S's...I'll pass it on to my friend... A pretty elementary question huh?
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Old 06-02-2004, 11:09 AM   #7
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can anyone tell me who owned my trailer

the WBCCI nubmers are
there is two lines? the first one is .0.
the second line is 2839

does the first one just mean that the trailer is a 2000?

i would really like to be able to somehow get in touch with these folks i have a question or two for them.

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