Originally Posted by InsideOut
Just a slight clarification...your trailer DOES NOT have to be 25 years or older to associate with the VAC.Shari
as you noted in your quote from my post...
i distinctly mentioned becoming a 'member' not an associate...
while i think having the associate category is a nifty tool...
also, it did promp a shameless plug
for the vac...from you
and a question (az') about associates joining
who have newer units
it's all good.
i have reservations in crede
so i can meet and associate with
a younger airstream demographic
that cannot afford new,
or just likes old stuff that's been used
or making a unique trailer, uniquely theirs...
i have purchased a vac tee shirt
but not planning to join vac as an associate
so i can yet again not vote...i'm already a mal!
zep, kelvan, az and others....
i wasn't planning to respond again in this thread...
but missed zeps remark about 'vintage pride'...
so here are a couple of thoughts to chew...
"pride is an admission of weakness;
it secretly fears all competition and dreads all rivals." ....fulton j. sheen
in reasoning pride
our error lies,
all quit their sphere and rush into the skies,
pride still is aiming at the blest abodes:
men would be angles,
angles would be god,
aspiring to be god if angles fell,
aspiring to be angles men rebel...."
what's my point?
as favorably as the vac is mentioned on the forums,
it is not without flaws.
or folks who have been treated poorly
at vintage rallies or functions...
i've met a few and heard their stories
pride and pridefulness are often at the root...
shari has correctly noted in bullet format,
much of what happens inside a vac event
of course there are good things too,
like saying hello and telling tall tales, or sharing a brew...
the owners of sobs
often view the owners of airstreams
and they are correct sometimes...
could they be thinking of you?
having owned a 70s airstream in the 70s
i have no desire to go back there
just so i can be proud of fixing something
or putting in a new cabinet pair...
i have a used airstream
its for travel
hopefully they are all used airstreams
otherwise the myth would unravel...
often i smile when meeting a vac member,
they own an old airstream
but are often newbies to airstream'n and travel
so they pridefully think they solved some issue
like how to pop rivets or polish skin
things many folks have done over the years,
again and again...
it would be so much better
if they got on the road
it's still just about camping and travel
i don't have a workshop
don't want a 'fixit' hobby
i like to hook up
and go places,
as an example to follow.....
the silver falls gathering was a wonderfull event
there were trailers from all decades
but connecting as people
was the main intent
not comparing vin #s, floorplans or dents...
sure there was some airsteam squak
but mostly just happy talk
old friendships polished
and new one riveted
now that's airstream camping folks!
who is looking forward to the vac rally,
but still searching for a 'post theme'...
so thanks for the material...