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Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / Re: Transporterfest/VW day.
« Last post by etbandung on October 04, 2021, 08:57:52 AM »
i hope there will be documentation for us here , have fun at the event guys !
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Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / Transporterfest/VW day.
« Last post by MrLiMBO on September 25, 2021, 07:58:49 AM »
Two weeks:  CAMPING SOLD OUT. Alternative camping in Shrewsbury.

Oct. 7-10 (Thur-Sun) Salem and Brookline, MA –Transporterfest/Volkswagen Day. Join us Sunday for the 34th annual gathering of the Buses, and all VWs, on the historic lawn at the Larz Anderson Auto Museum, 15 Newton St, Brookline, MA 02445. 9:30am – 3:30pm. Open to all VWs and swap meet sellers as well. No pre-registration, just show up on the day of the show. Event is rain or shine with on-site food vendor and indoor restrooms. $20 show registration includes auto museum admission for all passengers in vehicle. Thur-Sat. camping at Winter Island marine park, Salem, MA. See www.larzanderson.org for directions and Sunday show information. Contact Stanagon via e-mail for vendor or pre-show camping information: stan_wohlfarth@msn.com, or txt/call: 508.333-7813.
     
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can we make a new thread for posting their vw cars im also looking for some new inspiration for my vw
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the forum looks like wiped bruh very sad to see this
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Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / Re: West River Westies 2021
« Last post by MrLiMBO on June 16, 2021, 07:42:33 AM »


On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 1:35 PM Eric Caron <ericcaron96@comcast.net> wrote:

Here is the update.


June West River Westies Update with great news!

Date: July 9, 10, 11, 2021

2021 Event sponsored by:
Busware, Busware.biz
Dennis VW Service, Dennis Haynes <dennis-vw-service@outlook.com>
Greenvest, greenvest.com  (Todd Walker)
Go Westy, gowesty.com
Vanagain, vanagain.com
Van Alert, VanAlert.com

Date: July 9, 10, 11, 2021

Your hosts and support  people are looking forward to seeing you soon at West River Westies!

We have some great news to share:

Sometimes bathroom news is very exciting.  This is one of those times.

Bald Mountain Campground is opening up the two bathrooms with showers just for our event.  They have been closed due to COVID concerns.  This means the convenience of the showers and sinks will be available as usual.

Two special requests from the campground owners concerning the bathrooms:
There are two bathroom buildings and they clean them regularly.   When one is being cleaned please do not enter and use the facility around the person cleaning.  Please wait until cleaning is done OR use the other bathroom. There will always be an open facility.

Second request is to use the porta-potty whenever possible as we are a large group and this helps keep the facilities functioning well and available for those that need the flush toilets.

So a big thank you to Bald Mountain Campground for opening the facilities just  for us.

Arrival: Please remember to stop in at the office to register for the nights you are staying.  If for some reason they are not there please return to register later.  They are usually there but sometimes are out doing facility care. 

Bathrooms will be available prior to the usual Friday start so those of us that plan to arrive early will be able to use the facilities. Participants that come early, and stay longer, can use the group site and have the group rate.   
   

The West River Westies welcome tent and sign in area will be set up by Friday morning or earlier. Please stop in to sign in and get your welcome packet, nice free items, and event information.

More good news:
   This year the entire group areas are only being used by the West River Westies event.  In recent past years we were a bit closer than usual due to the Fifth Wheel group.  But, we have the full space to enjoy.

Below I’m answering some commonly asked questions I missed in the previous update




Can I bring my dog?
Yes, We are so lucky that our pets are welcome to camp with us.  However, If you have a dog that is aggressive don’t bring it.  Dogs are to be kept on leash or in your van area.  This is important as we need to keep our dogs from engaging with the other campers.

Raffle items:

Please Please bring your VW Bus, VW related, and camping related items to donate to the raffle. The participants make the raffle so extra special.
   
This year we have some significant sponsors for the event who have donated large items for the raffle. There will be some incredibly nice  items from Busware, Dennis VW Service, Greenvest, Go Westy, Vanagain, and Van Alert.  Please be sure to thank them and support them! Proceeds will again be donated to Grace Cottage Hospital.

COVID thoughts:

We strongly encourage all participants to be vaccinated.  We also know that VW bus folks are very respectful of each other so please be thoughtful about your health and others’.  Our activities are mainly outside and have room to spread out.  If not vaccinated please have a mask available for any close encounters.
   Also, we appreciate that folks can choose to wear masks for any reason and that is a good thing.  And there are certainly some creative VW bus masks out there.
Those that are vaccinated are not required to wear masks, but it is recommended in densely populated spaces.

Canadian visitors:
We are sad that the border is still closed.  We have received many emails from our northern friends wishing they could attend.  So keep them in your thoughts and let’s look forward to welcoming them back next year.

Contact info:
Bald Mountain Campground
1760 State Forest Road
Townshend VT, 05353
Phone: (802) 365 7510
Email: baldmountaincampground@hotmail.com


Contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Eric Caron
eric.caron@icloud.com


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Vanagon concerns / Re: Winterizing Vanagon With No Garage
« Last post by Gertrude84 on January 31, 2021, 02:46:57 PM »
Hello!  I know this is a little late for this year. We also never take out our  van out in the winter and we are fortunate enough to have a van that never was been in its 36 years.  With no garage, we purchased a good amount of quarry stone to place under her then we bought a portable garage from Tractor Supply (sort of like this one   https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/shelterlogic-landowner-series-garage-in-a-box-roundtop-12-ft-x-20-ft-x-8-ft?cm_vc=-10005)
but we paid a lot less.  Then we reinforced the grounding. So far so good.  We then ran heavy duty extension cords to hook up a battery tender and put those plug in bug/mice repellers inside.  We check on the van regularly and start it up at least once a month.  I hope this helps.
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Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / West River Westies 2021
« Last post by MrLiMBO on January 31, 2021, 12:35:33 PM »
Dear West River Westies Community,

   Time to start dreaming and planning for summer!

  Bald Mountain Campground plans to host West River Westies July 9, 10, and 11, 2021.  The only possible hitch  would be if Vermont guidelines change and we are restricted from gathering.

   This annual VW bus community gathering is the favorite, and beloved event by many all over the east coast and beyond. Gathering at Bald Mountain Campground in Townshend, VT has been the summer highlight for many in our community and we are incredibly happy to be planning it again.

   We anticipate  that many people will have been able to receive vaccines by this time.

   The campground may not have open bathrooms and showers, depending on conditions.  If this is the case, extra porta-potties will be available.

   So, consider bringing your portable sun shower.  Then again the river is near by.

We will stay in touch with the folks at Bald Mountain Campground.  As there are updates we will post by email and in the Facebook group.

We will plan some of the usual activities such as the raffle of VW items, but the pot luck is likely to be different due to COVID considerations.

More information and details will be sent as they come in and as we get closer to the event.
We are so looking forward to gathering with old and new VW bus friends.

Please share this update with those that would like to join us

Folks can email me directly to be put on list to receive email updates.

Eric Caron
eric.caron@icloud.com

Here are your current ever growing WRW Board of Directors
Eric Caron CEO (Current Event Organizer)
CO- CEO Heidi Fischer
Director of Social Media, Tom Buese
Director of Philanthropic Programs, Jen Werb,
Artistic Director, Trish Gordon
Master of Ceremonies, Jimmy D.
Director of Mischief, Art Haytko
Director of Photographic and media archiving, Paula Haytko
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Vanagon concerns / Re: Winterizing Vanagon With No Garage
« Last post by MrLiMBO on January 17, 2021, 09:20:44 AM »
Other than a cover or portable shelter, I have no other suggestions. My kombi it parked inside so its just gets a coat of dust.  My RV sits outside all year long, every spring I have to give it a good wash from the tree sap, but other than that, its good.  We have a few neighborhood cats, so mice haven't seem to be a problem for my vehicles.
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We haven't made a TTT directory in quite a long time.  At least 10 years.  With NEATO now basically part of LiMBO - Us Kombi owners were pretty much LiMBO members anyway- and the internet, we didn't feel it needed to continue.  :'(
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I don't know if the TTT directory is still active, but it was great when it was. These days, I was looking for allegories of this directory that may still be active. There is always the Roadhaus directory but I think that one was active in the early 2000s and I don't know if it is updated. It is here: http://www.roadhaus.com/shops.php There is also the VanAlert app that seems to list owner driveways where travelers are able to to stop when driving around the country.  Does anybody know of anything else along these lines, or whether the TTT is actually still active? (I still have issue #1 of Limbo newsletter in my barns.)
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