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).
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 bus-topia, decided to charge volks for their sites. It’s about $180 a year, so we just bought another year. Which brings me to the next point:
VW CAMPER FAMILY T-SHIRTS AND STICKERS
To give everyone a chance to help in keeping this place alive, we have come up with a solution. We’ll make some stickers and shirts that some of the bread goes to paying the bills.
It’ll go something like this:
$10 – cost of T-shirt (whatever the real cost is)
$5 – donation to VW Camper Family AKA “The land of VW bus campers and dreamers”
$5 – Shipping (whatever the real cost is)
$20 equals a t-shirt for you and another $5 in the coffee can for VW Camper Family.
4 shirts a month keeps this boat afloat!
I have spent the last month setting up a functional screen printing press in my workshop. Which is awesome if you have a design to print. Which we don’t. So……
HELP US DESIGN A T-SHIRT:
Alright all you doodlers. If you want to design a shirt:
1. Design it by 8-20
2. Send it to me through the site (Big Blue’s Driver) or through email to BigBlueVW@gmail.com
3. I’ll post up the designs so you volks can comment, admire and vote
4. We’ll take at least 1 design to make it the official logo and design for VW Camper Family
5. I’ll make the t-shirts and let you know when they are ready
6. You order them. We send them.
7. We continue to camp in our VW buses worry-free (except for that fuel line issue!)
KEEP ON TRUCKIN’
Really, the people I’ve been talking to are diggin’ the site. And we continue to meet new and interesting bus folks at each new campout we go to. It’s awesome to meet new people, see some new buses and expand the universe a little more. VW bus people are the best to hang out with and meet. I hope your finding the site is a resource for doing that.
Let me know if the site acts odd or grumpy in this transition period!