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Old 10-31-2008, 05:23 AM   #1
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history of an Airstream?

I just bought an Airstream and it has/had the red numbers. I am wondering if the previous owner could contact me and let me know the history of this unit. Things like where it came from, rallies it might have attended, repairs, if any, and why, etc.
The numbers are 9261
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:28 AM   #2
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The 1990 Directory says that number belonged to Linus Cortez from Opelousas LA. Since WBCCI frequently reuses number, this may not be the same trailer. You would have to know what year the numbers were attached to the trailer. Last year that number was not assigned to anyone, so you could apply the Jackson Center to use the same number, if you chose to become a member.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:37 AM   #3
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I believe the only way to be certain of the history of a trailer is to trace the titles back. It's certainly more difficult than the WBCCI trace, but can be done, and once completed, you would know exactly who owned the trailer, where they lived, and how long they owned it. The problem with doing such a search is it most likely involves several states.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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I believe the only way to be certain of the history of a trailer is to trace the titles back. It's certainly more difficult than the WBCCI trace, but can be done, and once completed, you would know exactly who owned the trailer, where they lived, and how long they owned it. The problem with doing such a search is it most likely involves several states.
That wiill work for somewhat recent titles. Varying from state to state they periodically purge their system of old titles.
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I would imagine you might run into some privacy laws that prevent the Division of Motor Vehicles for releasing information on who previous owners were. WBCCI probably would be your most user friendly way to go .
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:25 AM   #6
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Maybe you can find back issues of the member lists. They come out every year, and list WBCCI members by number, and numbers by member name.
The only thing is, you will have to locate the back issues, as they are only issued to members, and only show member info for that one year. WBCCI will "hold" a number for a year after dues expire, in case the member wants to renew. If your trailer is a 1986, you could check, for example, 1987, 1989, etc.
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I just bought an Airstream and it has/had the red numbers. I am wondering if the previous owner could contact me and let me know the history of this unit. Things like where it came from, rallies it might have attended, repairs, if any, and why, etc.
The numbers are 9261
Thanks for reading and I look forward to hearing from you.
Mac from PEI Canada
What year and model of Airstrream is your "9261?"
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:15 PM   #8
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History on this one too

Can someone with a roster tell me if this is a worthwhile historical traveler? It does say Wally Caravan.
By the way, I think Pee Wee posted a picture of Wally with his sailboat in the builders yard. I cannot find it again and would like to see it again....search function did not work....Pee Wee>>>you out there?
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Maybe you can find back issues of the member lists. They come out every year, and list WBCCI members by number, and numbers by member name.
The only thing is, you will have to locate the back issues, as they are only issued to members, and only show member info for that one year. WBCCI will "hold" a number for a year after dues expire, in case the member wants to renew. If your trailer is a 1986, you could check, for example, 1987, 1989, etc.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:51 PM   #10
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What year and model of Airstrream is your "9261?"
It is a 1986 Excella 32. It was bought last year in NY and the couple I bought it from only used it this summer while building their cottage. They got it from an Auto dealer (I think)
I will have it home next week and I know the book is there with it. That might help get history.
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Can someone with a roster tell me if this is a worthwhile historical traveler? It does say Wally Caravan.
By the way, I think Pee Wee posted a picture of Wally with his sailboat in the builders yard. I cannot find it again and would like to see it again....search function did not work....Pee Wee>>>you out there?
Thanks.
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Here is the site you will find pictures about Wally's Yacht Caravan.

Wally Byam yacht

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Old 11-01-2008, 12:40 AM   #13
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Airstream 9261

The first use of the number I can find is in the 1964 Directory, it was issued to B. Hoffman in Tacoma, WA.

In the 1987 Directory 9261 was assigned to J. Shields, of Wimberley, TX.

No record of the number in the 2000 Directory.

The mystery of numerology!

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It is a 1986 Excella 32. It was bought last year in NY and the couple I bought it from only used it this summer while building their cottage. They got it from an Auto dealer (I think)
I will have it home next week and I know the book is there with it. That might help get history.
Thanks all for replying.
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Hi Mac of PEI from Mike of Nova Scotia.Just noticed this thread and have the information you are looking for.I will PM you the details I have.
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