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Bus to rent for photoshoot in Sacramento?

Any of you Sacramento folks know someone who would rent a bay window or split for a engagement photoshoot? Someone from there reached out to me yesterday asking. I think it's just a few hours in the…Continue

Started Jul 26, 2013

Buying a bus sight unseen, on the other side of the country...
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Is there some advice for this? We found another bus on the East Coast. I talked to the owner and it seems legit, but I am slightly nervous about handing over money and hoping a bus shows up someday…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Blue's Driver Jul 28, 2011.

California State Parks closing
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Big Blue's Driver Jul 28, 2011.

VW Bus Rendezvous - Maupin, OR - Father's Day 2011
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I know it's early, but I want to try to make it next year. What's the website that you can download the form to send in for a reservation? I want to make sure not to miss it.Who else is thinking of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joe Oct 7, 2010.

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Mel Stireman commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"I won't be able to make it major family illness."
Thursday
Gene Burris commented on Big Blue's Driver's event SyncroFest 2014 - Hollister, CA
"See ya there.  Gene"
Apr 13
KampnKing might attend Big Blue's Driver's event
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Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 16, 2014 to May 18, 2014
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 Park among the redwoods of Guerneville, California4-7-13 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.NEW THIS YEAR: We are announcing…See More
Apr 13
Rick & Liz Strand commented on Big Blue's Driver's event SyncroFest 2014 - Hollister, CA
"OK, thanks. We're in...just registered!"
Apr 12
Gene Burris commented on Big Blue's Driver's event SyncroFest 2014 - Hollister, CA
"It's for the event. If you are going,sign up now. I think they are getting close to closing registration. Go on site and look at the pictures."
Apr 12
Rick & Liz Strand commented on Big Blue's Driver's event SyncroFest 2014 - Hollister, CA
"Is that $50 per night or for the event?"
Apr 11
Tré Taylor commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"AAAhhhh...  Thank you.  I really look forward to that night by the campfire with you all, hopefully next year."
Apr 11
Kevin & Debie Welch commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Good Morning Tre'Taylor, I just put a 2.3 liter Go Westy Motor in my 85 bus and am thrilled with it but a word of caution, if you are going with a bigger motor you need to consider the added strain on the transmission, I learned the hard…"
Apr 11
Bruce commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Just re-read my last post, Apologies if my remarks came off a bit harsh... been very high strung with the selling of my home, moving into tiny trailer and job front like a breakfast bread... toast :P"
Apr 11
Tré Taylor commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Thanks."
Apr 10
regis101 commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"I don't want to get far off topic since this is a camping web site, but AVP out of Sacto is about as assembly line as I'd want to get. There are two repair shops that I deal with and I can ask them of their opinion for long blocks.…"
Apr 10
Bruce commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"I have a hard time believing anyone who likes GEX unless they are in cahoots... time to find new peeps to trust, you have the proof. Suby's are cool but any swap you have to be wary of Cali smog laws."
Apr 10
Tré Taylor commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Hi Gene!!!!  I wish I would have known. The VW guys up north swear by GEX engines and my mechanic had heard nothing but good things about them, I trust him.  The Bub Lab in Berkeley were the only guys that worked on her years ago, but they…"
Apr 10
Gene Burris commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Tre,  try  Samba.com classifieds. You could tow your van  to Buscity."
Apr 10
Gene Burris commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"Tre, I hang with Bob and Joy and the red wagen. I wish you would have checked with us before you bought your motor. I was hoping to see and party with you. See you at a Art car function. "
Apr 10
Tré Taylor commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2014 - the Sixth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"I was really looking forward to meeting you too.  Thanks for the recommendation.  GEX charges a 20% "Restocking Fee" if I do get a refund. .. There is not enough liquor in all the land."
Apr 9

Comment Wall (16 comments)

At 11:01am on November 11, 2009, Jenn Frederick said…
I manually copied and pasted recent blog entries which were about the bus or baja only. I couldn't figure out a way to automatically link my blog to the vw camper family site.
At 10:24am on November 17, 2009, Shari G-E said…
A little agricultural town called Knight's Landing. It's on Hwy 113 north of Woodlland on the Sacramento River. I drive through there all the time on the way to visit friends and family where I grew up. There's a steel deck bridge over the river and you make a left onto the levee rd.--can't really see it from the road.
At 12:06am on November 18, 2009, Shari G-E said…
It's on the Sacramento River just outside a small agricultural town north of Woodland called, Knight's Landing--I go by when I go home to see family and friends. I took the picture on the way home from the Trainspotting I campout, June '09.
At 5:50pm on November 23, 2009, Aaron Quinn said…
I have heard about the parking in the pines but have not had the chance to go yet. I know Troy by name only and there are a couple others from thesamba that go too. It sounds like a good group of people and they have a good time.
At 12:28am on November 27, 2009, Casey Gerstle said…
thanks!
At 10:54am on December 5, 2009, Elaine Long Vandiver said…
Yeah, we got lucky and found a deal on a '67 a few years back. Couldn't bring ourselves to get rid of the '78--too many memories! Actually, our '78 is a little famous (in my humble opinion). It was used as the image for several Dave Matthews Band concert posters. Check out my blog: www.bill-the-bus.blogspot.com Very excited to have found a new VW community!!
At 1:06am on December 6, 2009, busboss said…
Thanks for the welcome! My bus is sitting comfortably on jack stands in the garage right now. I'm working on some interior projects and will begin an engine rebuild in the Spring. You probably won't see me until Summer but you will see me as soon as we are on the road again.
At 10:14pm on January 27, 2010, Nick Maiorsky said…
I was super busy last few days.Moving/Work/Snowboarding...
I pormise a good post as soon as I get some time.
Cheers:) I'm so lucky to be #100
At 9:26am on February 19, 2010, westywoman said…
Be prepared for an onslaught of new members...I posted this website on the Vanagon list today. :-) Melissa
At 5:51pm on December 12, 2010, doug said…

hello bret

thanx for the greeting! i am looking forward to meeting some of you folks in the future for some camping and good old chewing the fat !  have a wonderful safe holiday!                            

                                                                                                            doug

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Welcome to all those who have found this site.  Get settled making your page with info and pic's about yourself.

Then click onto the Groups and join any and all that appeal to you.  There will be additional, sometimes more exacting, info within the various groups.
Happy trails, Regis
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Posted on December 16, 2010 at 9:08pm — 1 Comment

Our Northern-most member!

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 10:26pm

300 Members! Have you seen the Member Map?

Have you guys seen the member map function of the site? It's under the "Fellow Bussers" tab. You can put your city on there. This function can be used as a way to help you get camping advice for specific members. It also can help know who is in the area in case you break down. NOTE: you don't need to put an address - you can just put the city if you are comfortable with that.



Think of it as an easy to update AIRS list:…



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Posted on July 28, 2010 at 10:34pm

SUMMER NEWSLETTER: WEBSITE UPDATE AND T-SHIRT CONTEST

Hello VW Camper Family!



It’s been a great spring and summer of VW camping though it’s never enough. I hope that you are using the site to organize events and share photos of your happenings (or, your documenting your attempts to get the ol’ bus back on the road).



WEBSITE UPDATE:

You’ll notice the site no longer has ads! That’s cool! But it’s because we plunked down $180 bucks to keep the community alive. Ning, who hosts our little… Continue

Posted on July 21, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

 
 
 

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