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Post# 961311   10/8/2017 at 08:57 by Losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        

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How does one find out about washins?  Have seen one on YouTube.  In fact I have watched it many times.  Can't imagine a more fun time.

Post# 961334 , Reply# 1   10/8/2017 at 11:17 by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Hi Tommy.

Welcome. They are usually held randomly. There will be announcements when they are going to be held.

Post# 961485 , Reply# 2   10/9/2017 at 09:55 by Losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        

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Thanks for the information.  Are there special requirements.  It is a dream of mine to attend a Washin.  It would be like a Christmas and  Birthday all at once to me.

Post# 961517 , Reply# 3   10/9/2017 at 13:46 by DADoES (TX, U.S. of A.)        

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Formal gatherings on national/international scale that last a full weekend are announced well in advance, RSVP response is requested, and a fee to help cover expenses.  Smaller regional or local gatherings may also be announced in advance.  Sometimes a couple/few local friends meet for a day/afternoon/evening and it isn't announced, and pictures are shared after-the-fact.

John Lefever (Combo52) has a warehouse/museum of appliances in Beltsville MD (where formal gatherings have been held in the past) and welcomes visitors at most any time but of course check with him first.

Post# 961554 , Reply# 4   10/9/2017 at 16:53 by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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There was one about a year or so ago, that featured Bill Geist, from CBS this morning. There's a video somewhere.

Post# 961611 , Reply# 5   10/9/2017 at 21:08 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Here it is

Post# 961709 , Reply# 6   10/10/2017 at 10:53 by mickeyd (Hamburg NY)        

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Washins are usually announced right here in the Imperial Forum, normally one or two a year.
A regular reader can't miss knowing when and where.
See you there.

Post# 961740 , Reply# 7   10/10/2017 at 12:58 by Losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        

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Post# 961817 , Reply# 8   10/10/2017 at 20:03 by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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Also, if you are ever doing any traveling, post on here where you will be going. If there are any members in that area, the majority of us are usually good about inviting other members over to show off or play with the collections.

Post# 961828 , Reply# 9   10/10/2017 at 20:16 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        
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Make sure your real name and address can never be traced before you go. I know of someone posting a vacation to come back to a cleaned out home.

Post# 961850 , Reply# 10   10/10/2017 at 21:57 by Losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        

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Not sure what you mean by non-traceable name and address.

Post# 961861 , Reply# 11   10/10/2017 at 23:31 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Dont post your full name, address, or God forbid social security or credit card number on line, send a separate private e/mail as to who you are, etc for the wash in. Dont advertise you are going to be away ahead of time. Thats why those at the wash ins dont say much other than I'd love to be there until after and then post tons of great pictures. I know of someone that posted on Facebook that they were going on a vacation and were broke in and cleaned out. Better to be safe than sorry.

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