Well, it's settled, the New Jersey Roundup, open to ALL busses (and their subservient owners), bus-enthusiasts and wann' be's, will be held in the Joplin, Missouri area on October 13-15th, 2006. Details are still being finalized, but we've already talked to 6-8 bus owners who have indicated they will be attending. This will be somewhat of an informal gathering, no professional seminars, but lots of B.S.'ing around the campfire, which we all know is where busnuts excel!
We'd like ALL attendees to bring their pics of their conversion process, so that we can have a table of albums for people to peruse. It's nice to see the completed coaches, but it's more fun to see the whole process! We've got commitments from Eagles, GMC's and MCI's so far. . .and maybe a Flexible. . .need more, need more, need more
Our own personal book, unfortunately, will be a bit small, as our 9 isn't very far along, but we'll be in the 4107, which had a very high quality factory conversion done in 1988. We've got the Webasto, the air leveling system, etc., so it will be available for checking out, and for advice on fine-tuning the Webasto installation, which is a very basic setup right now. You can also help us figure out what that funny switch is that won't let the generator start if it's in the wrong position!
Come one, come all! We'll be up on Thursday to set up, Friday evening we'll just goof off and talk, I imagine on Saturday, people will be going off to the Apple Butter Festival in Mount Vernon, to Colaw RV Salvage, or to the flea market and antique stores in Joplin, and then we'll probably do a potluck or giant chili pot Saturday evening.
We haven't settled for sure on the campground, as there are several from which to choose, so that info will follow shortly. Mark your calendars and let me know if you are planning on attending, thinking about attending, needing to be convinced to attend, or all of the above. Christy Hicks