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Old 03-15-2010, 08:47 PM   #15
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Grand Master -

not trying to hijack the thread but it seems you have a load of good info on AS history.

we have #1601 and have traced it back to Wesley & Rachel Dyer [Canada & Europe] around 1960-61.

do you have any directories that would show if this is the first year it was issued? or if this number [1601] was originally issued even earlier?

thanks in advance for any help on this,

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While I don't have the 1958 Membership Directory, I can tell you that WBCCI # 1601 was first issued in 1958.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #16
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Joe is correct. Number 1601 would most likely have been issued in 1958.

My family's WBBC #1200 is first listed in 1957, and we barely made that issue because the highest number listed is 1209. By 1960, the highest number is 4359.

We knew the Dyers who lived in Indianapolis, IN. I don't know what happened to them, but they dropped out of Airstreaming sometime between 1967 and 1972. Their number (1601) was reassigned to Roland & Patty Noblin of Raleigh, NC.

Wes & Rachel Dyer were on the 1960 Caravan to Western Canada and the 1961 Caravan to Eastern Canada.

As a point of pride, my family is listed in the "Wally Byam's Caravanners and Club Members 1957 directory" as Frank, Marge, & Mike Brumback, Pendleton, IN #1200. I don't find another example where the child of the primary member is listed in the directory. I consider myself to be a member of the WBCCI since 1957 (with a lapse of membership from 1987 - 2008 - sans Airstream).

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Old 03-16-2010, 06:04 PM   #17
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Wow - great info!

a BIG thanks to 66overlander and Grand Master for the history on WBCCI number 1601.

fyi, i personally was only "issued" a few years before it.



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Old 06-02-2010, 09:34 AM   #18
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Any info on number 26225 it is on a 65 Caravel I just bought. It is registered in Wash. but has been in Montana as well. This AS has been off the road for at least 10+ years
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:09 PM   #19
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Any info on number 26225 it is on a 65 Caravel I just bought. It is registered in Wash. but has been in Montana as well. This AS has been off the road for at least 10+ years
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WBCCI #26225 was first assigned in 1972. In my 1975 WBCCI Membership Diretctory, which reflects membership as of 12/15/1974, #26225 was assigned to George and Maud Allen of Baton Rogue, LA. Same in 1980, but they are no longer listed in 1981 or 1982. They are not listed as having participated in any caravans.

#26225 is not listed in any of my directories after 1982, either, although I do not have a complete set, so someone else may have had the number for a short time in between the directories I do have. Someone else may have had #26225 before between 1972 and 1975 as another alternative, too, although I might consider that unlikely.

It may have been that the Allen's had your trailer in Louisiana, but that cannot be absolutely proven from the Directories. Finding a dealer name or sticker on the trailer from Louisiana or nearby, or similar papers inside could help make the case that they owned your trailer. If so, how it got to Montana and Washington is a mystery yet to be solved (or maybe that is unsolvable).

In any case, enjoy your trailer.
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Joe, thanks for the info. It is cool to find out some of the history.
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