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Old 07-16-2003, 08:41 AM   #21
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Has anyone ever...

...had a good auto custom painter airbrush some cool numbers, like with drop shadows and lens flare? That would be cool!
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Old 07-20-2003, 05:07 AM   #22
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I cheated.....

After watching my last set of numbers fade and peel, I mounted the numbers for my new trailer at the top of the front and rear windows. At least when these fade I can get them off with a razor blade scraper.

I have also noticed quite a few owners of the newer motorhomes mount their numbers on a piece of clear plexiglass and then attach that to the coach.
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Old 07-29-2003, 10:08 AM   #23
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red numbers

I read the comments in this thread with interest. I have looked with envy at Airstreams for years and thought I would never be able to own one. Last year I bought a 2 year old Bambi in like new condition. I just like the looks of it the way it is and have hesitated putting my red numbers (or any other stickers) on it. I see the value of having these numbers during rallies and caravans, but I hate the idea of them fading and peeling and burning themselves into the surface of my trailer during the 10 or 11 months I don't use it.

Anyone else feel this way about red numbers?

Or, has anyone figured out a way to put the numbers on temporarily with out marring the trailer??

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Old 07-29-2003, 11:00 AM   #24
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Thumbs up Plexiglass

I completed my plexiglass numbers this pat weekend. I will post photos tomorrow. They are a little awkward but they work well.
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Old 07-29-2003, 11:56 AM   #25
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Re: red numbers

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Cal, you aren't alone in your feelings. I'll be heading into my 3rd year with WBCCI and still have not applied the numbers. The only time someone said something to me was at the Region 8 rally. This occured just shortly after one of the regional vp's spoke at a meeting for unit officers. One of the topics was about units without numbers.

I'll probably end up doing something like Smily is doing. It is a problem if you are at a large rally and folks are trying to find you but otherwise I choose to stay number free.

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Are having the numbers on your rig a requirement or just a WBCCI thing. For me I would be possibly hinder the look I may be going for.

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Old 07-29-2003, 07:08 PM   #27
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No posting of numbers for me. I think they deter from the look of the A-S. I can see the value of #s at a rally, etc & will also be putting some type of # on the TT. Nothing permanent. Probably with some kind of bracket that we can hang from the front window & remove when we're done at the rallys, etc.
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Old 07-29-2003, 08:05 PM   #28
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Are having the numbers on your rig a requirement or just a WBCCI thing. For me I would be possibly hinder the look I may be going for.

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It's a WBCCI thing. Those of us who are members are assigned an identification number. The practice is to place these numbers on the front and rear of your Airstream. If you have a WBCCI directory you can look up the number and see the ID of the trailer owner.

Personally while I understand the concept I don't want either the numbers or the shadow that is created when they are removed. As far as I'm concerned it devalues the trailer and makes it less desirable for future resale.....and personally I think the trailer looks better without them.

To those who want them on, to each his own.

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Old 07-30-2003, 04:20 AM   #29
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Plexiglass Sign

As promised,

The sign is held up with suction cups
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See the suction cups?
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Now that's the first time I have ever seen it done this way! Neat!

I'll be curious how it holds up in a storm or in windy conditions. You would think that the wind getting behind plastic might pull off the suction cups.

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The suction cups are designed to "pull" to the surface by lowering the hook into position. This creates a suction so strong that I cannot get it off by hand. You literally have to release the suction by raising the hook.

If you are real concerned with it, just remove the sign at the same time you are lowering your awnings. It removes with ease, no screw or rivets.
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Old 07-30-2003, 03:30 PM   #33
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I see! We use those type of suction hooks in the shower stall in the bathroom. Holds wet towels and other wet things very well.

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Old 07-31-2003, 01:54 PM   #34
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Got my "Big Red Numbers" on the other day. I got a sign shop to make them up just like Pahaska did and they went on with ease! My Overlander is polished so when and if I decide to pull them off it shouldn't be a big deal, peel them off and touch up the skin.

(Yes, this was a sorry excuse to post a pic, hadn't done it in so long, just wanted to see if I stil had the ability)

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BTW, they use a strange font, my sign lady looked for a while to get them close, the 7 especially, the 5 is a little different as well, mine is close enough though. What are they, Navy issue?
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Looks good Chas!

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Anyone tried static cling

I have been thinking about having a set of WBCCI #s made up on static cling plastic. I am curious if anyone has tried this. I need to play around with a small piece and see if it will adhere to the skin of the Bambi sufficiently at least for use while parked. I already have "branded" our Bambi, but it stays in covered parking so I am sure that I could remove the letters at this point with no underlying damage. We really debated about putting those #s on.
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I have been thinking about having a set of WBCCI #s made up on static cling plastic. I am curious if anyone has tried this.
Yep I am aware of someone who tried this. At first glance it seemed to work ok. Once the wind came up a corner started to lift and it just peeled right off.

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Hey Smily-Where did you get that cover for the tanks and the elctric hoist?
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My Overlander is polished so when and if I decide to pull them off it shouldn't be a big deal, peel them off and touch up the skin.
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That polish job looks great. Plain to see you have been working on her since we last met at Pedernales Falls.
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That polish job looks great. Plain to see you have been working on her since we last met at Pedernales Falls.
Yup, Chas did a great job, looks outstanding.
I tried to help him, but he would never answer my calls.
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