VW Camper Family

A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.


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:

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……

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!)

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!


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Comment by whc03grady on July 27, 2010 at 12:21pm
Is there an option for just plain donation? A PayPal account somewhere maybe?
Comment by Big Blue's Driver on July 29, 2010 at 10:08pm
whc03grady - some NING networks are doing that now. And we may resort to that. But if we can stay afloat and get some t-shirts, etc, out there, all the better. Think of it like the NPR fund drive. You donate $20 for a $10 t-shirt.
Comment by westywoman (Melissa) on September 20, 2010 at 8:42am
So, when can I pony up my $20? BTW, I never noticed the blog feature before today. Duh!
Comment by Dave Reynolds on February 25, 2011 at 8:37pm

Brett -I'm late seeing the blog and was looking for a path towards donation or pay for t-shirt. How?




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