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Old 02-25-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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Question What vendors at International?

Hello..This will be our first International Rally . I am wondering what vendors will be there.. like the cost of Fantastic Fan installed , cost of flagpoles and mount, etc.. ? Would appreciate any info Thanks. Annie
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Old 02-25-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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What vendors at International?

Greetings Annie!

The vendors who are present vary from one International Rally to the next, but there are several who are at seemingly nearly every rally. Those that seem to have been at nearly every International that I have attended include:

Foremost Insurance
Fowler Interiors
Fantastic Vent
AJL Solar (Ususally in Booth at campsite)
Hensley Manufacturing (Hensley Hitch)
Blue Ox Manufacturing (Blue Ox Hitch Systems)
Dometic (Often Sharing Tent with Airstream Parts & Service)
Thetford (Often Sharing Tent with Airstream Parts & Service)
WBCCI Membership Store
Airstream Parts and Accessories Store
Official Rally Photographer (Sells arial pictures of Rally Site)
Official Rally Airstream Dealer (Selling New and Used Coaches)
Airstream New Model Display
*Premium Cookware vendor
*Water and Electric Systems vendor (pressure regulators, surge supressors, and patio carpets among other things)
*Jewelry Vendor
*T-Shirt, Sweatshirt, and Jacket vendor
*Digital Embroidery Shop
*Denotes a generic descriptor rather than a vendor's actual name.

Some that have been at some International Rallys but not all that I have attended since 1998 include:

Power Vision Mirrors
Flags Galore (sold US, Canadian, Mexican, as well as state and province flags)

The Ruths of P & S Trailer Service (professional refinishers who also do Plasticoating) are often in attendance at the Rally, but haven't had a booth to my knowledge. I believe that the Pole Ease flag pole holders as well as parts for the flagpoles are often available at the WBCCI Membership Store.

In addition to the Vendors area, there will be a fleamarket on one day during the Rally. This is where you can find any number of items both new and used that are somehow related to Airstreaming. Someone in this area is usually selling the cast aluminum tongue jack stands that many have for their trailers as well as a number of related specialty aluminum castings for the Airstreamer. This is an event where early arrival is necessary to get the best deals and to find the most highly sought after items. Zip Dee chairs can often be purchased resonably at the flea market, and hitch components are often available as well. You can even find such things as Vintage McKesh Mirrors on ocassion - - I found a set of 1978 mirrors to use when towing my Minuet (this was a complete fluke as I purchased the mirrors three years before the Minuet). Crafts and household items are also in abundance. The flea market is a must see if you are a first-timer and can fit it into your schedule.

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Old 02-25-2004, 03:44 PM   #3
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I found a set of 1978 mirrors to use when towing my Minuet (this was a complete fluke as I purchased the mirrors three years before the Minuet).
Wow ... that's sorta like buying the seat covers before you purchase the car.

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Old 02-25-2004, 03:48 PM   #4
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You can expect to see Airstream Life magazine represented at the International as well!
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:30 PM   #5
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Not much in the way of useful vending at Internation in Vermont. I found little in the way of equipment manufacturers or suppliers. Some boxes laying around but no helpful perons. Airstream had a huge tent with left over parts but you couldn't check out a furnace or a fridge or anything really. Guess it has to do with the fact that most folks already have that stuff. You would think that a tire rep or axel guy would be there as these require some replacement. I mean there were alot of AS there, alot, like a sea of aluminum. ....
Looks to me that planning in general was more concerned with the flag cerimonies than trailering...
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Old 09-22-2005, 08:51 AM   #6
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Food vendors at rallies?


We're new to these rally happenings... Are there ever food vendors at the rallies? In Airstream trailer kitchens??

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