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Title: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: DC_Bus_Nut on April 09, 2006, 09:30:26 PM
Bruce Knee, myself & maybe a few other East Coasters will be flying out to Oregon for a few days. I am wondering how many people/coaches are planning to be there. I look forward to seeing some fabulous West Coast busses and any others that will be there. Give a shout out to check in.

Eric


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Busted Knuckle on April 09, 2006, 09:35:40 PM
Flying? You got wings ondat daer coach or what? How ya gonna enjoy yer coach flying? I know when ya buy plane tickets they ask 1st class or coach? But that ain't quite the same as using and enjoying all the hard work ya'll put into these coaches!  :D


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: fe2_o3 on April 10, 2006, 12:01:44 AM
Last year there was about 175 coaches. Lots of wonderful people and oodles of great food.  We plan to be there again, if I don't cook another motor.   Cable


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: rv_safetyman on April 10, 2006, 07:43:35 AM
We will be attending and will be vendors for the third year.

The Eagle, barring some major problem in the interim, will be at its first bus rally!!

The rally is great, and the location is also very nice.  There are motels not to far from the activities (thank goodness we won't need them this year)


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: prevost82 on April 10, 2006, 08:37:07 AM
I will be attending... but like Jim ...barring any disaster in the interm
Ron


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: BJW on April 10, 2006, 12:35:25 PM
We intend on bringing Gus to the party!!! ;D   It will  be our third time there and Gus' second. 

What a great rally!!!!



Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: orogle on April 10, 2006, 01:02:21 PM
Is there an entrance fee for those who just want to look around.

I am just in the "thinking about it" stage of looking at buses.  So much to learn it's a little scary.

Are there motels there or do you have to go back to salem?

cya

orogle



Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Busted Knuckle on April 10, 2006, 01:24:30 PM
Are there motels there or do you have to go back to salem?
cya
orogle

Ororgle, I believe you might have missed this part of RV_Safetyman's post so I copied and reposted it for ya!
"The rally is great, and the location is also very nice.  There are motels not to far from the activities"


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: ceieio on April 10, 2006, 01:25:15 PM
Is there an entrance fee for those who just want to look around.

I am just in the "thinking about it" stage of looking at buses.  So much to learn it's a little scary.

Are there motels there or do you have to go back to salem?

cya

orogle




If it is the same as last year, you can just wander in and look around if you like.  If you want eat or attend seminars, then you need to register.  Check out their website at: http://www.busnusa.com/

Craig


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: orogle on April 10, 2006, 01:48:13 PM
thanks for the replies

Sounds like something I will be interested in for sure.

Will drive up and look around on a thur or fri. 

maybe I will recognize a bus or two from the pics on here.

orogle


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Gary W on April 10, 2006, 02:41:09 PM
I hope to go this year, looks like  eveybody has a great time .

Gary :o


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: rv_safetyman on April 10, 2006, 06:11:22 PM
We stayed at the Courtesy Inn in Monmouth  (503-838-4438).  It is a n OK motel with a quick food restaurant next door and a good full service restaurant on the other side. 

Monmouth is about 7 miles south of the fair grounds. 

The other close town is Dallas, OR.  We did not look into motels there, as the Courtesy served us fine.  My mapping program shows that there is a Best Western in Dallas.




Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Skykingrob on April 10, 2006, 07:55:32 PM
Hi All
My wife and I plan to fly out from Springfield MO. Bus not ready yet.  :(  We have made reservations at the Best Western in Dallas OR. People very nice on the phone and reported only 45 minutes from the coast. I have sent a couple of emails to the Busn' folks asking who and what the seminars are going to be. Reply was "we don't know yet and won't till 1 week before". Hope the seminars are worth the $1500 cost for the trip. But with 175 buses last year, should get some good ideas for my conversion. :o
Hope to see and meet many on the board.

Rob
91 LeMirage XL
Missouri


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: alkco1-rts on April 10, 2006, 09:39:49 PM
I was there last year and plan to be there again this year. I live in Salem, OR so is not far to go. If I can help in any way E-mail me alkco1@msn.com.
The thing that I would like to see would be an open house of coaches that are present.

Leroy


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: orogle on April 10, 2006, 09:46:53 PM
Hi All
My wife and I plan to fly out from Springfield MO. Bus not ready yet.  :(  We have made reservations at the Best Western in Dallas OR. People very nice on the phone and reported only 45 minutes from the coast. I have sent a couple of emails to the Busn' folks asking who and what the seminars are going to be. Reply was "we don't know yet and won't till 1 week before". Hope the seminars are worth the $1500 cost for the trip. But with 175 buses last year, should get some good ideas for my conversion. :o
Hope to see and meet many on the board.

Rob
91 LeMirage XL
Missouri


I recieved this link from ceieio in a few post above....which has the subjects  of the seminars in the left hand margin............http://www.busnusa.com/

Edit:  sorry the seminars listed are for 2005

hope this helps.

orogle


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Larry O on April 11, 2006, 06:53:51 AM
Hope to be there as well.


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Busted Knuckle on April 11, 2006, 01:17:46 PM
Well lets see if I could get a bunch of bus nuts to charter a bus up there I could make it! How 'bout guys pool yer $ and leave the drivin to Me! ;D 8) knuckle 8) ;D


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: DC_Bus_Nut on April 11, 2006, 09:28:14 PM
Faster & Cheaper out of BWI on Southwest Knuckle. Hop on over to Nashville and talk to SouthWest Airlines.

E


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Busted Knuckle on April 12, 2006, 08:32:07 AM
Faster & Cheaper out of BWI on Southwest Knuckle. Hop on over to Nashville and talk to SouthWest Airlines.

E
Yeah but look at the fun we'd be missing along the way! Can you harrass the pilot and get away with it? Not! Can a group of bus nuts say hey pilot pull over here we wanna check this or that out? Not! Will the plane pick you up, and drop you off exactly where ya wanna be? Not! Does the plane have air brakes in case of emergency to use to pull over and wait for a tow plane?LOL! Not! See chartering a bus has advantages!
  ;D    Knuckle   ;D


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Linda-XL40-FL on April 12, 2006, 12:34:51 PM
We attended in 2004 but missed last year.  Not sure if we'll get that far west this summer, but maybe.  I wonder how far in advance of the rally is the absolute cut-off date for registration to be included for meals, etc. 


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Danny on April 12, 2006, 09:16:24 PM
I can be thinking about you guys until my bus gets ready  :( 

A later event...

Danny


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: DC_Bus_Nut on April 12, 2006, 09:59:49 PM
Linda, you could probably register at the gate....I'd call the host to confirm though.  http://busnusa.com/


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: rv_safetyman on April 13, 2006, 10:51:11 AM
Organizing an event of this magnitude is always a challenge. 

One of the most demanding is trying to plan for the food.  When folks "drop in" it can creat a terrible problem for Joe and the great folks who order the food and do the fantasitc cooking.  Joe plans extraordinary meals and orders very special cuts of meat from a special supplier and has to submit that order in advance.  Of course, he plans for some margin, but if many folks wait unitl the very last minute it really creates a problem. 


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Rich (Prevost) on April 13, 2006, 11:09:00 AM
Bus Nuts who's bus' are not yet finished......GO TO THIS RALLY. You will see some of the most incredible ideas to carry back to your own coach. Fly, drive, train....stay at a hotel. One of the best rally's I have ever been to.

The Best Western in Dallas is great.......close to WalMart. Hotel is pretty new.....Still can't get use to the full service gas stations.....

Rich


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: BJW on April 13, 2006, 02:40:13 PM
Bus Nuts who's bus' are not yet finished......GO TO THIS RALLY. You will see some of the most incredible ideas to carry back to your own coach. Fly, drive, train....stay at a hotel. One of the best rally's I have ever been to.

The Best Western in Dallas is great.......close to WalMart. Hotel is pretty new.....Still can't get use to the full service gas stations.....

Rich

To add to Rich's comments,  Bring your incomplete bus project, too.  People love to see what's "under the hood" of a bus conversion.   There is vitually every level of completed buses there at the Rally, from Marathon (generally) to someone who just bought thier bus shell and have not started it.   It IS the best place to get ideas and ask advise from people that have actually done the work of converting a bus.  Lots of good information, GREAT food and a wonderful place to make new friends.   Well worth the effort of going.... :)


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Busted Knuckle on April 30, 2006, 01:12:53 PM
Bus Nuts who's bus' are not yet finished......GO TO THIS RALLY. You will see some of the most incredible ideas to carry back to your own coach. Fly, drive, train....stay at a hotel. One of the best rally's I have ever been to.

The Best Western in Dallas is great.......close to WalMart. Hotel is pretty new.....Still can't get use to the full service gas stations.....

Rich
Get a group together an charter a bus! I can recommend a great company tht will be flexible with pick up/ drop off points and schedules!
:) ;) :D ;D 8) Knuckle 8) ;D :D ;) :)


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: David Anderson on April 30, 2006, 06:38:54 PM
Can't go this year, but we came up from Texas last year.  Here we are on the way at Diamond Lake Oregon.  Notice the snow on the mountain.  This was the most beautiful park we stayed at.

Our trusted Oreo is guarding the door.





Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Catskinner! on May 01, 2006, 06:24:34 AM

Patti and I will be there again this year.  We were there laast year and really enjoyed it.
It was nice to see some of the West Coast people that we havent seen before,
we also made a 8000 mile trip out of it and had a wonderful time, also got to see
lots of beautiful Country.

Hey! Jim Shepherd
If you are afraid that Series 60 might have some trouble with some of the Passes,
just let me know when you are going and I will come along and give you a Tow
With My CAT.   HA!  HA!  Just Kidding


Catskinner!
Sonnie and Patti Gray
72 0/5 EAGLE 3406 cat
Pottsboro, Texas


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: rv_safetyman on May 01, 2006, 11:19:14 AM
Sonnie, Very Funny!! :D

I did offer to do the engine conversion seminar that you and I did in Arcadia for Bussin 2006, but Dick said that they had too many seminars lined up already.  Would have been fun!!!!



Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: ceieio on May 04, 2006, 01:01:33 PM
Sonnie, Very Funny!! :D

I did offer to do the engine conversion seminar that you and I did in Arcadia for Bussin 2006, but Dick said that they had too many seminars lined up already.  Would have been fun!!!!

Jim - Put on a pot of coffee (or better yet a nice cobbler in a dutch oven) and do an informal pitch bus-side some evening.  That could be real fun!  Might even be better with the bus right there for "show and tell".  That may make for a real long day for you but I bet you would get a group to show up!



Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Rich (Prevost) on May 08, 2006, 11:01:34 AM
I'm EXCITED.............Looks like we may be there again this year.......It is such a good rally......Dave, Bob & Dick and families put on such a great show....It cost' a lot of money to show up, hopefully when the dust clears we will have taken some orders & helped to pay for some of it. We are probably going to do a road trip on the way in or out to visit lots of fleets up & down the West Coast.

Rich
International Bus & Parts
800-468-5287


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: pvcces on May 08, 2006, 07:26:20 PM
Rich, the road trip seems like a good idea. We think that there's a good chance that we can get to Rickreall, this year, too.

The big problem is that it's too soon to tell for sure.

Tom Caffrey PD4106-2576
Suncatcher
Ketchikan, Alaska


Title: Re: Who will be attending BusnUSA rally in Rickreal, OR July 13-16, 2006?
Post by: Rich (Prevost) on May 09, 2006, 10:15:24 AM
Hope to see you there Tom.........

Rich
800-468-5287