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Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA

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Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA

Time: May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014
Location: Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
Street: 12600 River Rd
City/Town: Guerneville, CA 95446
Website or Map: http://www.bigblueVW.com
Event Type: campout
Organized By: Big Blue's Driver
Latest Activity: May 29, 2014

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PRICING INFO (per night):

Campsite - first 2 people and 1 vehicle - $30
Extra people (per person) $5
Extra vehicle $5
Dogs $5 (no Pit Bulls or aggressive dogs)
Day Use Fee (for all people entering park but not camping) $4
Electricity $7
Ecology Sites - Sorry, closed this year
Seasoned Firewood Bundle $6
Hot Shower just 25¢ per min.
Forms of payment: Cash only

Also- there is a little bit of tax for the state and county.

NOTE: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT. Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up and then show up! No worries!

The sixth annual Bus City VW bus campout is the most hip, happening place to be on May 16th, 17th and 18th, 2014. Circle up around your campfire, grab your beer and feel the stress lift from you like a coastal fog. Yeah, man. Can you dig it? Details at BigBlueVW.com.

Schoolhouse Canyon Campground
12600 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446

4-7-13 update: I just confirmed with Ranger Chris that we are all set and a go for this year. He's excited to host us once again.

We are announcing the "Big Blue's Adventurer Award".

It's easy. This year, we'll note the miles on your bus in a spreadsheet. Next year, in 2015, when you come back to Bus City, we'll note the miles again. The one with the most miles wins each year.

Also Schoolhouse owns 30 acres across the street and a private beach just for the campground. It's just a five minute walk down the river trail. So bring your swim suits!

Comment Wall

Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on April 9, 2014 at 4:15am

I still haven't seen the bus movie, so please bring it again can you Kevin and Debbie?

Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on April 9, 2014 at 4:18am

Hey BIG BLUE, I love the sound of your "Big Blue's Adventurer Award". If I could count the miles over the past few years, I might be in for an award :) Not been out much the last six months. Very much hoping to make it to this wonderful gathering.


Comment by Kevin & Debie Welch on April 9, 2014 at 9:02am
Good morning Carole, you bet, we'll bring the movie and it's always great to see it so no problem!!
Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on April 9, 2014 at 6:42pm

Yay! Thank you :) Now I can see the movie and meet a whole new gang of VW friends.

Comment by Tré Taylor on April 9, 2014 at 8:18pm

Well everybody, it looks like I won't be able to make this trip after all.  I saved up my money for a year and bought a new/rebuilt GEX International engine and had it installed by a good mechanic friend up in Woodland, CA.  I just got her back 3 months ago.  2 weeks ago she started sounding weird.  When I started to find a local VW mechanic who could fix the problem.  I called Freds, Tassi, and a few other shops, but as soon as I said the words GEX they said they did not want to look at my Bus engine.  Finally Bruce at Bugformance said he would look at her.  He told me tonight that the valves are not opening.  He thinks the Cam & lifters are wiped out.  Not even 200 miles on the new engine.  I bought the extended warranty on the engine, but every mechanic I talk to says GEX engines are bad.  I have spent over $4500 so far... and I'm back to square one.  Even if they exchange it, I'm not sure I want a GEX in my bus.  Does anyone have any good advise?  Thanks. Tre` Taylor 510-658-5299.

Comment by regis101 on April 9, 2014 at 8:25pm

No GEX.  Never.

Comment by Tré Taylor on April 9, 2014 at 8:55pm

I wish my mechanic friend would have known about this.  I have certainly found out the hard way.  What engine name is good?

Comment by regis101 on April 9, 2014 at 9:01pm

No worries.  We've all gone through it.  Browse around on thesamba for engine info.

Most of the time the answer you will get is, the best engine is the one you build.

Comment by Bruce on April 9, 2014 at 9:02pm

Well this is crap i was looking forward to meeting ya. Sorry about the GEX, small animals and children cry when that name is said out loud.

Comment by Kris Hansen on April 9, 2014 at 9:05pm

I can't think of any other company that has killed more vw bus driver's dreams than GEX, pure rubbish.  If you can, get your money back.  If you want a recommendation for a quality rebuilder, this would be my choice



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