Sunday, October 24, 2010

A New Generation

WBCC - "The Wally Byam Caravan Club".  The owners of Airstream Travel Trailers, have the Divine opportunity to join the WBCC.  Seems to me to be a huge support group.  This group has rallies, caravans, gatherings, and have various knowledgeable people in their group that can help with any Vintage Airstream restoration problem.  This group seems appealing to me, and will make the purchase of a Vintage Airstream not so intimidating.  I love the idea of attending an event, that may help us with our restoration.  It does seem, in some cases, the club needs to be more open and loving.  Maybe they need to alter the "rules" slightly, and WELCOME new interests a little more freely.  Win them over with kind gestures.  Please don't be snotty...I really don't want to be a part of a group that shuns other trailer owners away.  After all, their next travel trailer may be an Airstream.  According to a blog i read last night, they have pretentious moments, that do not encourage others to join the club.  A non-member, senior citizen, female, and fellow Airstream owner, wanted to join in a caravan.  She just wanted to feel safer..."Safety in Numbers".  According to the story, (if accurate) she was turned away due to the fact she was not a member.   Please don't turn elderly travellers to the Highway, when all they wanted was companionship.  Had they allowed her to join them, I would bet my bedonkidonk she would have eventually joined the club.  I'm just sayin'.  A new generation of Airstream owners...needs a new way of thinking.

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1 comment:

  1. OK, Ok, I feel like I need to step back a bit. After some thought, I feel I may have been a bit harsh. To be fair, there may have been some circumstances to justify their actions regarding this. Maybe it is due to the fact these caravans do cost the members a lot of money, and the ones who paid may not appreciate a non-member joining in a caravan for free. If they maybe allowed a newby to join a 1 time only thing...and pay their own way...just to see what they do...then I don't see anything wrong with it. Just have a stipulation that the next time they must be a member, and pay what everyone else pays. From my understanding, the cost of a caravan includes the camp sites, excursions, some dinners out at restaurants, and some entertainment. I say as long as someone is willing to pay their own way, or not participate in the events, why not let them join in as a 1 time only "trial" basis. It is a GREAT way for an Airstream owner to see what the club, and caravaning is all about. Just a thought from a possible future member.