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Old 05-08-2020, 11:10 PM   #1161
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Thanks so much for this information. The couple from LeClaire, IA were the previous owners. I bought the camper in the quad cities and I have info from them being from Iowa. Thanks again.

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Hi RevRunRegan,
WBCCI #3770 was first assigned in 1960, but we only need to consider how it has been assigned since 1986 according to WBCCI Membership Directories:
  • 1986: Unassigned.
  • 1987-89: L R & Patricia Graham, Adrian, MI, no caravans.
  • 1990-91: Unassigned.
  • 1992-97: Everett & Martha Elliot, Stockton, TX, no caravans.
  • 1998-99: Unassigned:
  • 2000-14: A couple from LeClaire, IA, no caravans (name withheld due to privacy).
  • 2015 Unassigned. Did not check further.
Assuming you found the trailer near Kansas, I cannot hazard a good guess which couple might be the prior owners. All three, seem about equally likely to me, but it mostly likely would have only been one of these three couples, as the unassigned years and distances in between suggest that each owned different Airstreams.

That's all I got. Enjoy your Excella!

P.S. This is the last answer for tonight. I'll get to the remaining requests when I get more time.
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Old 05-09-2020, 03:09 PM   #1162
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Thank you Joe (66Overlander) for that info. I think prior to 1992 the number was on a different airstreams. tags on the trailer list a dealer in Burlington Mass. and Brockton Mass.

very cool to have info on the history of the numbers. there are some ghost numbers on the trailer but i need to get out there and see if i can fully read them
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Old 05-16-2020, 10:35 AM   #1163
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I found a picture of my Grandfather’s Airstream and was hoping to get more info based on the WBCCI number #14445. Thank you!
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Old 05-17-2020, 08:58 PM   #1164
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I found a picture of my Grandfather’s Airstream and was hoping to get more info based on the WBCCI number #14445. Thank you!
Hi posty,
Based upon that photo, your grandparents had a 1965 26' Overlander. Since WBCCI #14445 was first assigned by the club in 1965, it appears that the original owner of that Airstream immediately joined the club, thus first appearing in the 1966 Membership Directory. I am guessing that would be your grandparents. Of course, it can't be ruled out that a later assignee of #14445 might not coincidentally been reassigned a number that was first assigned in 1965. Anyway, here is how #14445 has been assigned over the years according to WBCCI Membership Directories:
  • 1966-69: Louis & Whilma Stieler, Algonac, MI, no caravans.
  • 1970: Unassigned.
  • 1971-72: Robert & Midred McLeod, Delray Beach, FL (1971), Boynton Beach, FL (1972), no caravans.
  • 1973-79: Maynard & Janet Wertz, Boynton Beach, FL (1973), Tallahassee, FL (1979), Caravan 88 - Eastern Canada Summer 1972.
  • 1980-84: Unassigned.
  • 1985-87: Robert & Margaret Skeels, Sacamento, CA, no caravans.
  • 1988: Unassigned. Did not check any further.
I stopped checking because the photo looks more like it came from the 1960s or 1970s than the 1980s or later. I am guessing that the Stielers or less likely the McLeods or Wertz's are your grandparents. It seems almost assured that the McLeods and the Wertz's owned the same Airstream, whether it is the 1965 Overlander or something else, based upon being from the same city and no unassigned years in between. Whether these couples owned the same Airstream as the Stielers is a tougher question. It seems unlikely given the distance involved, but since many Michiganders become winter Floridians it can't be ruled out.

That's al I got. Hope it helps.

P.S. The club did not keep records of the Airstreams owned by members, so I cannot tell you the serial number of the 1965 Overlander.
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Old 05-19-2020, 04:43 PM   #1165
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Hi posty,
Based upon that photo, your grandparents had a 1965 26' Overlander. Since WBCCI #14445 was first assigned by the club in 1965, it appears that the original owner of that Airstream immediately joined the club, thus first appearing in the 1966 Membership Directory. I am guessing that would be your grandparents. Of course, it can't be ruled out that a later assignee of #14445 might not coincidentally been reassigned a number that was first assigned in 1965. Anyway, here is how #14445 has been assigned over the years according to WBCCI Membership Directories:
  • 1966-69: Louis & Whilma Stieler, Algonac, MI, no caravans.
  • 1970: Unassigned.
  • 1971-72: Robert & Midred McLeod, Delray Beach, FL (1971), Boynton Beach, FL (1972), no caravans.
  • 1973-79: Maynard & Janet Wertz, Boynton Beach, FL (1973), Tallahassee, FL (1979), Caravan 88 - Eastern Canada Summer 1972.
  • 1980-84: Unassigned.
  • 1985-87: Robert & Margaret Skeels, Sacamento, CA, no caravans.
  • 1988: Unassigned. Did not check any further.
I stopped checking because the photo looks more like it came from the 1960s or 1970s than the 1980s or later. I am guessing that the Stielers or less likely the McLeods or Wertz's are your grandparents. It seems almost assured that the McLeods and the Wertz's owned the same Airstream, whether it is the 1965 Overlander or something else, based upon being from the same city and no unassigned years in between. Whether these couples owned the same Airstream as the Stielers is a tougher question. It seems unlikely given the distance involved, but since many Michiganders become winter Floridians it can't be ruled out.

That's al I got. Hope it helps.

P.S. The club did not keep records of the Airstreams owned by members, so I cannot tell you the serial number of the 1965 Overlander.

Thank you so much! The original owners are my great grandparents and my grandparents will be thrilled to have this info.
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