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Old 03-17-2011, 07:42 PM   #81
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Could you please provide me with any info you have on #2167. Thanks!
Hi Leland & Gail,
Given that #2167 is not original to your Airstream, I'll just provide a little info. #2167 was first assigned in 1958. #2167 is actually unassigned in my 1960 Directory. The first listing I have for it is 1966 when it is assigned to someone with the last name Burghdorf, but I have no more information. In 1968, #2167 is assigned to Howard and Jane Thornhill of New York, NY.

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Old 03-17-2011, 07:55 PM   #82
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Joe, I'd love to know what you find about WBCCI number 18242, it's on a 1967 Safari. Born in Jackson Center, I believe, but I bought it in California in 2006. Thinking of joining the club and the vintage club, but I only get to travel spring and fall, so I can't usually make summer events. :-( Thank you in advance!
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#18242 was first assigned in 1967, so that number is almost assuredly original to your '67 Safari. In my 1968 Directory, which lists membership as of 12/31/1967, #18242 is assigned to Jack and Hazel Staats of Milwaukee, WI. The Staats are last listed in the 1975 Directory, still in Milwaukee, no caravans.

#18242 is then unassigned in 1976 and I don't have a 1977 Directory, but it is assigned to Ed and Alice Jane Ellison of Logan, OH in 1978. Alice Jane Ellison is last listed in the 1986 Directory, still in Logan, no caravans.

I did not do an exhaustive search, but I spot checked a few years after 1986 and it appears that the number has been unassigned since then.

I will suggest that the Staats almost assuredly owned your Safari, but the case for the Ellisons is less clear.

I hope you get a lot of enjoyment for your vintage Safari!
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:25 PM   #83
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Hi:

I own a 1973 land overlander with a # 13022 removed
I also own another 1960 overlander # 23915 removed

I bought both of these trailers in Georgia.

I was wondering the history and who registered those numbers. Just interested in the people.

Brian
Hi Brian,
Your case is tougher because neither number was originally issued the year the trailer was made.

#13022 was first assigned in 1965, but was on a 1973 Airstream.
#23915 was first assigned in 1970, but was on a 1960 Airstream.

Regarding #13022, it is unassigned in the 1972 & 1973 (membership as of 10/1/2972) Directories. I am missing a 1974 Directory which would likely be the first to list an owner of a new 1973 Airstream, but #13022 is assigned to Mercer and Connie Brown of Fairburn, GA, no caravans. The Browns are last listed in the 1982 Directory, no caravans. I spoted checked from 1983 to current and it appears that #13022 was never reassigned, so I'll speculate that the Browns did in fact own your 1973 Overlander.

Regarding #23915, it was originally assigned to Carl and Helen Zettler of Canton, OH in the 1971 Directory that reflects membership as of 10/1/1970. The Zettlers are last listed in my 1973 Directory, no caravans. I am missing a 1974 Directory, but #23915 is unassigned in 1975 & 1976.

I am missing a 1977 Directory, but # 23915 is assigned to Ralph and Carolyn Crumley of Gainesville, GA in 1978. The Crumleys are last listed in 1981, no caravans. In 1982 only, #23915 is assigned to Lou and Georgia Milliard of Floral City, FL. The immediate transfer with no unassigned years in between suggests that maybe the Crumleys sold their Airstream with #23915 on it to the Milliards, but I have no proof. I spot checked a few Directories from 1983 to current and it appears that #23915 has been unassigned that entire time.

Which of these members may have owned your 1960 Overlander is a bit of a guess.

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Old 03-17-2011, 08:37 PM   #84
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I'm interested to know anything on wbcci#21326... page 201 on a posting I can't seem to find again, page 200-ish shows it as open... perhaps... but I'm new to all this and any help would be most appreciated. (Image of old # is in my gallery if that matters)
Hi Mr.E,
#21326 was first assigned in 1968 but was unassigned by 1971. In the 1972 Directory, which reflects membership as of 10/1/1971, #21326 is assigned to James and Dorothy Crouch of Paducah, KY. Dorothy Crouch is last listed in 2003, no caravans. I didn't check an directories more recent than 2004, when #21326 was unassigned, but I'd have to say that the Crouches owned your 1972 Overlander. It is definitely possible that they bought your 1972 Overlander new in August or September of 1971 and immediately the club to be listed in the 1972 Directory.
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Old 03-17-2011, 08:41 PM   #85
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This is rather interesting. Oddly enough, my mother along with all of the females in her family stretching back as far as I've seen personal handwriting for, all inverted assorted letters in the Alphabet. "W"'s were written "M"'s & vice versa & "n"'s were "u"'s so this may be a genetic thing. Believe it or not, I have several old flannel sheets that came from my mothers family (her maiden name was Ponder) that have "Pouder" stamped on them. I suspect this was from some sort of laundry service or perhaps a kid's camp markings. I have never heard of this quasi dislexia before but I do get a good chuckle everytime I see them. Incidently, I've been using them in my trailer for years.
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I guess the mysteries will never end. I don't doubt you, but I have never heard of such quasi dyslexia before. Weird.
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Old 03-18-2011, 04:36 AM   #86
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Hi Mr.E,
#21326 was first assigned in 1968 but was unassigned by 1971. In the 1972 Directory, which reflects membership as of 10/1/1971, #21326 is assigned to James and Dorothy Crouch of Paducah, KY. Dorothy Crouch is last listed in 2003, no caravans. I didn't check an directories more recent than 2004, when #21326 was unassigned, but I'd have to say that the Crouches owned your 1972 Overlander. It is definitely possible that they bought your 1972 Overlander new in August or September of 1971 and immediately the club to be listed in the 1972 Directory.
Hi Joe (66 Overlander),

Thank you ever so much for your detailed research! Wonderful, wonderful!!!

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Old 03-18-2011, 07:33 AM   #87
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Hi Leland & Gail,
Given that #2167 is not original to your Airstream, I'll just provide a little info. #2167 was first assigned in 1958. #2167 is actually unassigned in my 1960 Directory. The first listing I have for it is 1966 when it is assigned to someone with the last name Burghdorf, but I have no more information. In 1968, #2167 is assigned to Howard and Jane Thornhill of New York, NY.

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Thank you so much for your time on this....Hope to see you on the road
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Old 03-18-2011, 11:20 AM   #88
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Joe:

Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it. Question???? I am thinking of camping Michigan this summer. My parents used to take us to Saugatauk when we were little. Any good campgrounds on the lake? What is Warren Dunes like these days? I used to camp in the early 70's at Warren Dunes. Back when I was in High School.

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Old 03-18-2011, 03:22 PM   #89
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Can you please provide me any history on my 1973 Tradewind. It has #4660.

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Hi Joe, could you tell me anything about #30035 on my '69 Ambassador. Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:29 PM   #91
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:38 AM   #92
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Hi Joe,
I guess I'll jump in here with my request too. I bought my first trailer 10 years ago, a 57 Sovereign of the Road. It apparently belonged to someone in Texas at some point, however I bought it in Western Pa. It had #10247 on it so that was the number I requested when I joined the WBCCI. I've always been curious of its history, however after discovering it was not as old as the trailer, i decided to look for something more interesting.
I have since changed my number to 1936 as this was the first year that Airstream made the rivetted aluminum bodies. I was quite surprised that I was able to get it as I would have thought the Factory would have reserved that for themselves. Anyway, would you mind looking up both of these for me?
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PS I am often confronted by people in gas stations saying that my trailer is in great shape for a 36....................it's a 59 Ambassador
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Stella,
#18242 was first assigned in 1967, so that number is almost assuredly original to your '67 Safari. In my 1968 Directory, which lists membership as of 12/31/1967, #18242 is assigned to Jack and Hazel Staats of Milwaukee, WI.
Thank you so much! I cound a Jack Staats who looks of the correct vintage and e-mailed him yesterday. Maybe I can get a few stories out of him.

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Old 03-19-2011, 09:25 PM   #94
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I have wondered who had my Dad and Mom's airstream number before they did. It is 16266. I have the number now and it would need to be before the 70's. They are in the 70's WBCCI book.
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Old 03-21-2011, 11:58 AM   #95
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hi 66overlander....
I had asked a few year ago about my #5927 overlander 27' 1971 and there was no informations ... may be today as you 've gotten apparently more completed lists (so what a work , if all A/S owners ask you for their number.... No website archive where we can dig ??).
Thank you by advance... This A/S is now travelling in France.... and we live inside 2 monthes / year.
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I was wondering if you could find any information on my 74 Tradewind. The big # on the front and rear is 25086. Thanks
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'69 sarfari #11260 and #15537

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Old 03-21-2011, 08:36 PM   #98
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:23 PM   #99
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Hi all, work is killing me at the moment. When I get a little free time, I'll start researching your various requests. Thanks in advance for your patience.
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Any info on number 3365 between 1969 and 1978?
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