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Old 07-18-2008, 04:25 PM   #43
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Yes, this is a totally cool thread!!
The WBCCI# on the bunkhouse in this picture looks like 8511. Is this a picture of the same caravan? If it is, has anyone checked this number out?
WBCCI#8511 was also a participant on the Around the World Caravan.It was a couple from Miami FL.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #44
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The trailer with the number 8511 is sitting on the ground but the bunkhouse model is in the air and is viewed from the side, can't see any of the numbers. I will say the windows look right as well as the bathroom fan location. The propane tanks look to be much lower than usual if that's what I'm seeing. The area of the tongue in the picture is blocked out by the trailer in the foreground. Additionally, the roof was painted white in this picture and whatever is over the center vent is longer than usual. The one in the Airstream book has an outside battery box under the front window. Is there any signs of one that has been removed from yours? If so, I'd say we're really getting close to a definitive answer. I'll go back and look at Lumatic's pictures again and compare.

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On edit: The scare light on the streetside matches the one on the Burkhart book photo on page 107.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:07 PM   #45
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You can even see the spare tire mounts on the rear bumper...

under edit; There is also a blemish on the lower rear panel that matches....
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There is also a wheelwell patch over both wheels on the streetside in both photos. No doubt to change out the many flats while on the caravan. Along with Till's identification of the spare tire mounts, I'd say this is the very one. Oh if these walls could talk. Get's my vote.

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Old 07-18-2008, 05:34 PM   #47
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As if finding a picture of your trailer on a historic caravan isn't cool enough, finding a picture of it being hoisted by crane onto a ship is over the top! I hope that's it!
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:48 PM   #48
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The one in the Airstream book has an outside battery box under the front window. Is there any signs of one that has been removed from yours?
There is no battery box on mine in the front of the trailer, nor any sign of one that was removed. On mine there are 2 external tractor type battery boxes on the rear level with the double spare tire carrier. The spare tire carrier looks like it could be the same. There is no AC on the flying bunkhouse one on page 107. Mine is an old Dometic very square almost a cube.

On 8511 the tounge does not show the modifications, there is no window rock guard, the antenna mount is on the wrong side and there is no fresh water fill pipe

I just noticed under more white paint there is one of those oval international badges. This one appears to say USA, although I have not stripped it yet.

Are we having fun yet?

If anyone wants to see more detail pics just let me know what and I'll post them.
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Old 07-18-2008, 05:52 PM   #49
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There is also a blemish on the lower rear panel that matches....
Where specifically is this blemish? I can put up a detail pic.
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6472 is looking good

Picure this:

I'm standing on the tounge with paint stipper, paint brush and plastic putty knife in a New Mexico thunderstorm. This is why.............
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Old 07-18-2008, 06:39 PM   #51
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My 1968 WBCCI Directory lists that number (6472) to paul & Thelma Ross of Seal Beach CA.
Any middle initials would help
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Any middle initials would help
There are no initials listed but I will pm you a little more info.
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I just noticed under more white paint there is one of those oval international badges. This one appears to say USA, although I have not stripped it yet.
I would like to see a picture of this emblem if you can get one to come out. You can wait until the thunderstorm is over though.

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I would like to see a picture of this emblem if you can get one to come out. You can wait until the thunderstorm is over though.

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This one is not going to survive the stripping very well but the curves in the letters suggest USA
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Sorry, I just can't make out any of the letters on this one. Plus, its in an odd place next to the license plate.

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Sorry, I just can't make out any of the letters on this one. Plus, its in an odd place next to the license plate.

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