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Old 02-23-2012, 07:37 PM   #41
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Hello all,
How old is too old or too young? I'm 29, my husband 38. We were excited to join this community. I've wanted an AS at least since I was in my early 20's. I can't say how excited I am to finally have one as of last month!
I thought most of the people we knew would think we were crazy for buying a 35 year old trailer. But everyone's response was an excited: "You got an AIRSTREAM?!?!?!"
My only TWO missions now are: 1. Make awesome memories traveling with my family.
2. Convince more people I know to get an AS so we can all have fun together!

Cheers!
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:43 AM   #42
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Hello all,
How old is too old or too young? I'm 29, my husband 38. We were excited to join this community. I've wanted an AS at least since I was in my early 20's. I can't say how excited I am to finally have one as of last month!
I thought most of the people we knew would think we were crazy for buying a 35 year old trailer. But everyone's response was an excited: "You got an AIRSTREAM?!?!?!"
My only TWO missions now are: 1. Make awesome memories traveling with my family.
2. Convince more people I know to get an AS so we can all have fun together!

Cheers!
#1 is sure to happen! My best memories with my kids are camping and traveling memories.

Keep working on #2....My brother-in-law and sister-in-law, who we have camped with for about 15 years just pulled the trigger and ordered a 30' Classic! Should arrive in about 4 weeks. We're very excited that we'll have them to travel with for a long time to come.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:53 PM   #43
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I too am against some of the politics that goes with WBCCI. However, I would not have the great friends and gone on the many trips and rallies if I were not a member. We have a great, active unit in SC and I love it. I will also be attending my 1st Forums rally in April which I am sure I will also enjoy. Try the club and see what you think. If the unit you select isn't for you, try another one. The club is responsible for getting people together and allowing us to meet one another no matter where we may be.
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Old 02-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #44
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My only TWO missions now are: 1. Make awesome memories traveling with my family.
2. Convince more people I know to get an AS so we can all have fun together!

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If you can't do #2, there's always a third option...

#3 Make new friends that already have Airstreams!

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:38 PM   #45
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Cara,

You are certainly not too young. Welcome to the wonderful world of Airstream. We are certainly enjoying the memories we are building with our children, and look forward to many years of them yet before the head out on their own. Nthey are both all ready talking of the day when they have their own Airstream.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #46
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Safari Streamer is absolutely right. You can have a great time w WBCCI rallies, trips and caravans as well as Forum rallies. We do both and have for many years. We have made good friends with both WBCCI and Forums. Our SC unit is very special. Get past the politics and see for yourself. I am very happy being part of both.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:28 AM   #47
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Old 03-02-2012, 07:55 AM   #48
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This is an interesting thread....

WBCCI isn't for me but I'd never warn anyone off from trying it and I'm surprised that Travel Bird encountered the comment.

The pro-club people will be pleased to know that I've been approached on a number of occasions, formally and informally, about joining (active recruitment; I like that) and I've always met their requests with a polite "no thank you".

The anti-club people, whilst expressing their opinions, shouldn't be actively discouraging people - let them make their own minds up.

Darn, that sounds like a moralizing lecture - I'm just saying that I don't mind being asked and I cherish my right to say no as much as the right of people to say yes.

Thus endeth the sermon!
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #49
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Thus endeth the sermon!
Amen, Brother Toad! It didn't sound like a lecture at all, just a very considerate approach. I'm really satisfied with my membership, but don't actively recruit fellow Airstreamers. I will gladly give information if asked about the club. We would probably get more questions if we put those red numbers on our Airstream.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:15 AM   #50
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We're members of the Pensacola, FL unit. We haven't been able to camp with them much due to aging parent issues, but we intend to do so in the future. These folks welcomed us with open arms and were very helpful as we were getting to know our vintage AS. I say, at least give it a try.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #51
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Just a thought but if everyone who is positive posted under a different forum thread that was positive, the negative thread heading would stop being bumped up. Be proactive instead of reactive and the WBCCI will get a better rep.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #52
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Darn, that sounds like a moralizing lecture - I'm just saying that I don't mind being asked and I cherish my right to say no as much as the right of people to say yes.:
You realise I'm going to join and then come after you, you know...
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:18 PM   #53
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You realise I'm going to join and then come after you, you know...
Bring it on........

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Old 03-02-2012, 04:25 PM   #54
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Bring it on........

"No thank you"
Tarts and punts, EVERY SINGLE DAY OF A RALLY...
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:33 PM   #55
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:46 PM   #56
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Punts will be fine, Z. :~)
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:14 PM   #57
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:43 PM   #58
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Also check and see just where the unit meets and how far you would need to travel for the monthly or quarterly meetings ... that's what has confused our joining ... cost vs benefit analysis.
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What are these crazy questions that you are asking me? This is the wildest party. Mamma told me not to come. Mama said that aint no way to have fun, son.
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What are these crazy questions that you are asking me? This is the wildest party. Mamma told me not to come. Mama said that aint no way to have fun, son.
Okay, that's hilarious, that song wouldn't leave me alone all yesterday!
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