Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-05-2018, 02:02 PM   #1
New Member
1955 26' Cruiser/Overlander
Bluffton , South Carolina
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1
New owner of 3 - question on old numbers

Good day,

I recently purchased three airstreams that all require some love and I am very excited to do that. Before I ask, please know this is my first post and I did search for an answer but did not find one, so if my post is referenced elsewhere, kindly point me in that direction.

Here is my question (first of many): Is there value in keeping the old numbers on the exteriors of these?

I have numbers on each, sometimes multiple and want to know before I begin refinishing:

1973 Ambassador 29' (California model)
1968 Ambassador 29' (Ohio model)
1955 Overlander' (California model) 24 ft

Please let me know your thoughts and thank you!

kquat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
3 Rivet Member
2000 25' Safari
Denver , North Carolina
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 150
Images: 3
Blog Entries: 16
If you're talking about the big numbers on the front and back, that's easy they are member numbers assigned to the owners from the WBCCI. That's an easy google. Try big read numbers on Airstream.

Search Results
Web results
From #1 to #29187: the Origin of Airstream Numbers | Airstream

Mar 5, 2015 - In the first Club directory, there may be several numbers belonging to three ... In the picture it is the largest visible number in a shiny sea of ...
[PDF]Installing your Big Red Numbers - wbcci
numbers that the caravan leader could see at a glance. Thus the Big Red Numbers on the upper top front and back of the Airstream. As years passed, we have ...
big red numbers | 'STREAMING | Airstream, RV Camping
big red numbers. June 21st, 2010. WBCCI Airstream Big Red Numbers. Though Ralph has the Wally Byam Caravan Club in his bloodstream we knew virtually ...
Big Red Numbers - Airstream Forums ... Clubs, Organizations & Associations WBCCI Forum
Jun 25, 2004 - Newbie questions. What is the source and meaning of the large numbers on front and back of many airsteams.I just stumbled across and am in ...
Big Red Numbers Installation Dec 11, 2017
Big Red Numbers - Page 2 Aug 12, 2017
Big Red Numbers - size and font? Jun 6, 2016
So what do the red numbers mean? Dec 28, 2006
More results from

If those are not the numbers, attach a picture, this group is a wealth of information.
mbubbaca is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you remove old WBCCI red numbers? jdnorris Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 16 12-26-2019 12:36 PM
Old, old, old airconditioner removal bilby05 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 2 10-17-2012 04:19 PM
Removing the old numbers and stars Lucy749 General Repair Forum 7 06-14-2009 08:14 AM
Removing old WBCCI numbers? KHarris Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 8 07-14-2007 11:25 AM
I need numbers, Part numbers that is. thenewkid64 Airstream Motorhome Forums 1 07-19-2003 10:51 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:34 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.