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Old 12-18-2003, 01:54 PM   #43
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The Destin area park mentioned above is the Destin RV "resort". When I first started rv'ing in my Airstream a few years ago, we tried to go there ,but they would not take our reservation as my motorhome was older than 10 years.
Imagine if it had been a $100,000; 11 year old Bluebird, or Siver Eagle coach! Bad enough that its 20 yrs old and people at campgrounds always think its less than 5.
We've stayed at Topsail, and Henderson since then both in that area, and both super.
Let the snobs keep their rules and regs, while we keep on havin' fun
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Old 12-18-2003, 02:26 PM   #44
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Man, that's just amazing! The gall of that kind of black and white policy is just astounding. In theory, every year they're turning away repeat customers - paying, responsible RV owners with 11 years or older models.

Never been down that way, but we seriously need to pitch in and buy the adjoining property, open up some competition and put them out of business!

I vote no electric, no plumbing, just pristeen wilderness for anyone who wants to show up. We'll call it "IRBB" for I'd Rather Be Boondocking!
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bredlo, I just returned from Florida, last week. I stayed in a "Days Inn". It was horrible. The whole time I was there, I longed for my A/S, with my own bed, own bathroom, kitchen, etc. The solitude of a campground is no comparison to a hotel/motel in an urban setting.
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I vote no electric, no plumbing, just pristine wilderness for anyone who wants to show up. We'll call it "IRBB" for I'd Rather Be Boondocking!
I think there is already some one that has had that idea. They call it BLM land. Bureau of Land Management, IE Uncle Sam. It is normally free or really cheap and there are NO facilities.

I for one don't think an business can compete with the Feudal Gov. but if you want to try , go for it!
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Old 12-18-2003, 05:17 PM   #47
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Ironic

Soapbox Please.......

I really never spent alot of time reading this thread but now I have. I really find it ironic that I was just having a conversation with a non-WBCCI person and I literally told them this:

"I have seen and heard many opinions of the WBCCI but all comments and opinions aside I can tell you this, I have traveled the world and I have never met a friendlier bunch of people in my life. It is sometimes scary how friendly they are."

So as for videos about Bclass vans and snooty clubs, I am from Missouri, SHOW ME! where are these mythical videos and people?

I am a real person and I can be a selfish person sometimes but I assure you, my experience with the WBCCI is by far one of the most wholesome, friendly, mannered, respectable, crowd. And yes they are just like me they have an Airstream and I too find that a joy to be at a campground with folks who have something in common. Just like all the people that hang out here on this forum, we all enjoy Airstreams.

It is sad that some have judged by hearsay and myth. If you have not tried it, DON'T KNOCK IT!

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Old 12-18-2003, 05:34 PM   #48
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Old 12-18-2003, 06:07 PM   #49
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Rumors

During my 37 plus years with Airstream, I have heard rumor after rumor that somehow seems to perpetuate about the Airstream products.

Many times these rumors come from non-owners. But amazingly, sometimes they, in all innocense, come from owners.

The sometimes, I think or I thought, or I heard, or it seems, or it should be that way, by the time it goes around in enough circles, somehow, someway, in time, becomes "gospel." Trying to convince someone otherwise, sometimes, is near impossible.

On the other hand, true facts seem to be like old soldiers. They, in time, just seem to fade away.

This site, almost on a daily basis, has questions asked over and over again, which bears out the fading away theory, the new comer excluded.

The old saying, "to late we learn, to soon we forget," seems to also be a part of the rumor generation.

But, that's why this site is the "GREATEST."

We learn, we forget, but we all know, that we can come back again and again, and learn somemore, or share a new experience with others.

That really, is what "Airstreaming" and "WBCCI," is all about.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

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Old 12-18-2003, 08:40 PM   #50
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that's not camping!!!

While undressing in my stall at the shower house, I overheard other campers talking about the weather (quite chilly the previous night) and about how cold they were in their tents. "Those people...with their Airstream really aren't camping with a furnace going all night." I walked out and commented "sure is nice it was to have HOT SHOWERS while we are all roughing it" and walked out with them directly to our AIRSTREAM!
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Talking They thought we stunk!

Our first time out in our '71 Safari we were in Tahoe. After backing up for the first time and getting all hooked up we smelled what we thought was propane.

So. I called the office and had them come out the check it out. The staff member looks at my old trailer and immediately starts smelling around my tanks.

Turns out it was a 80's motorhome across the trail from us with their hood up. Their converter was boiling their batteries!

Another time out in Yosemite I was taking the trash out. The garbage bin was near a guy who constantly played the beatles outside of his Class A. So we started calling him beatles.

That night a guy pulled in next to me with a brand new 30' SOB.

The next day when I was taking the trash out, Beatles said, "You have a lot more trailer than that guy"

That made me smile
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One thing that comes to mind reading through this thread I heard from a friend at one of the Cub Cadet meets I went to.

" ...you know if this group got together for any other reason this thing would degenerate into a bar-room brawl."

That is just what makes a group/club special. It allows a group of people, that would not normally get together, a reason to be together. It opens your horizons to people that you just don't come in contact with in your everyday life, gives you something in common.

Unfortunatly you still run into the person or "SOB" group that just don't get it.

You know I still have to think about "SOB" due to it's ususal usage.......

Thank you, Elvis has left the building......

FWIW, here is a shot from one of the meets.

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Old 12-20-2003, 05:08 PM   #53
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A Cub cadet meet? I had no idea. Can y'all get together and come plow my field for fun next time
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Man, that's just amazing! The gall of that kind of black and white policy is just astounding. In theory, every year they're turning away repeat customers - paying, responsible RV owners with 11 years or older models.

Never been down that way, but we seriously need to pitch in and buy the adjoining property, open up some competition and put them out of business!

I vote no electric, no plumbing, just pristeen wilderness for anyone who wants to show up. We'll call it "IRBB" for I'd Rather Be Boondocking!
AND NO RV'S OR TRAILERS NEWER THAN TEN YEARS OLD ALLOWED!!!
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Old 12-20-2003, 10:15 PM   #55
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Stephanie,

You might just be able to get our NW crowd out in your field. Here is a link to our membership map. They have been wanting to do a "Plow Day" out west.
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Old 01-05-2004, 09:46 PM   #56
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Way Cool!

A 12 year old told me today that my airstream looked like something he saw in a comic book he has.
"Way Cool I want one when I grow up!"
a future Airstream owner!
That made me feel good!
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