[tcb] Re: New guy looking for a caravan to follow to Buli Gras

  • From: RENDONinD@xxxxxxx
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:16:37 EST

i've been thru there several times, it's spelled Mexia, pronounced  
In a message dated 2/23/2011 10:07:33 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
patchmongrel1@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

Or is it Mexia or Mexia
Alma Jo

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From:  _atx_ (mailto:atx_bus@xxxxxxxxx)   
To: _tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)  
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:39  PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: New guy looking for  a caravan to follow to Buli Gras

So is it humble or Humble? I say it's neither or neither.

Welcome aboard Lanny!

Safe travels to all you TCBers.


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On Feb 22, 2011, at 9:33 PM, "Denis Dodson" <_coocoo@xxxxxxxx 
(mailto:coocoo@xxxxxxx) > wrote:

My  Mom said ‘Nother. That’s a whole ‘nother discussion. 
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[mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of _whocanduncan1@xxxxxxxxxx 
Sent:  Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:30 PM
Subject:  [tcb] Re: New guy looking for a caravan to follow to Buli  Gras

Welcome  to the group. Don't mind the civil war. It's all in fun. I think. 
BTW,  y'all mean to say yinz, as in, "Are yinz going to BulliGras?

Where  is Keller relative to Austin? Sounds familiar.

Freedom  van Go
89 Westy 3.3L 

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Date:  Tue,  22 Feb 2011 21:20:55 EST
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Subject:  [tcb]  New guy looking for a caravan to follow to Buli  Gras

Hello  my name is Lanny, just got my '79 Westi running 2 nites ago, thx  to 
Jed in San Antonio and Kevin here in Keller.  i'm looking to  follow a 
group to Galveston for Buli Gras.  I did make Morgan's Point  this year, 
unfortunately my bus was not running but i did make the trip on  my motorycle.  
looking to leave somewhat early Friday morning/mid  morning.  I live in 
Keller but i wouldn't mind meeting anyone  anywhere along the way.  Thx in 
advance and hope to meet everyone  there and along the way.


In  a message dated 2/22/2011 7:22:18 P.M. Central Standard Time, 
_kellydosch@xxxxxxxxxx (mailto:kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx)   writes:

You guys do realize it is almost  a full month later than usual this year, 
It's  also Galveston's 100th Mardi Gras. So it is going to be warm  and 
packed. They are expecting traffic jams getting on and  off the island. I'm 
going early Thursday in hopes of avoiding some  of that mess. 

--- On Tue, 2/22/11, singlecabboy  <_sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxx) >  wrote: 

From:  singlecabboy <_sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:sealingwaxred@xxxxxxxxx) >
Subject:  [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: _tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
Date:  Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 8:13 PM 
Yhea , we'e never had bad weather at any  of the Bulli Gras I've been 
to,and Iv'e been to all of  them.Sun always shines, no rain ,70's in nthe daze 
and 60's  at night.No need to bring fire logs , rain coats or even  coats or a 
light wrap.Oh yes ,and the wind is always under  40 mph all week end long.

Paul  Smith
Transporters@The Point 8 
October 7,8 and 9  ,2011
Morgan's Point Resort Texas

--- On Tue,  2/22/11, kelly dosch <_kellydosch@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx) >  wrote: 

From:  kelly dosch <_kellydosch@xxxxxxxxxx (mailto:kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx) >
Subject:  [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To: _tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
Date:  Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 1:37 PM 
I bet it won't even drop  below 60* at night. 
Oh that's right, you're  all a bunch of Texans. You'll still be shivering 
in  fur lined parkas and mittens. 
I'll bring  hot chocolate for uh,.. you-all. 

---  On Tue, 2/22/11, Eric Woodall <_ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxxx 
(mailto:ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx) >  wrote: 

From: Eric Woodall <_ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxxx 
(mailto:ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx) >
Subject:  [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent Review
To:  "_tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) "  
<_tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) >
Cc:  "<_tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) >"  
<_tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) >
Date:  Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 2:06 PM 
Depends  on the Latitude.  


On  Feb 22, 2011, at 8:10 AM, "chuck" <_sukchew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:sukchew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx) >  wrote:

Parden  me for being old and stupid but what the hell is  beano? some sort 
of alligator  food?

-----  Original Message -----  
From:  kelly dosch 
To:  _tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)   
Sent:  Tuesday, February 22, 2011 7:59  AM
Subject:  [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent  Review

Oh don't say that.  It's going to be warm this year! And I'm  bringing 

---  On Tue, 2/22/11, Denis Dodson <_coocoo@xxxxxxxx 
(mailto:coocoo@xxxxxxx) >  wrote: 

From: Denis Dodson <_coocoo@xxxxxxxx (mailto:coocoo@xxxxxxx) >
Subject:  [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent  Review
To: _tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
Date:  Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 8:49  AM 
Windy,  cold, bus trouble, farting… welcome to Bulli  Cras!

From:  _tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx)   
[mailto:tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf  Of kelly dosch
Sent: Monday,  February 21, 2011 10:56 PM
To: _tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) 
Subject:  [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent  Review
Oh for  sure. It's no Magellan Dome tent. But like they  advertise, it 
looks like it will get much easier  after a few set-ups. But still, you have to 
think of it more as an addition to the bus than  a simple tent. 
I stayed at the  Galveston State Park about 6 weeks ago. We took  the VW 
prescribed "four people". It was a  nightmare. It was too windy to start a 
fire and  too cold to be outside without one. I ran out of  propane and 
somebody broke the handle off the  sliding door. We were bored and cramped and  
somebody kept farting. 
I think that  experience fueled my appreciation for the  Add-a-Room. 

--- On Sun, 2/20/11, Eric  Woodall <_ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxxx 
(mailto:ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx) >  wrote:  

From: Eric  Woodall <_ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxxx 
(mailto:ericthomaswoodall@xxxxxxx) >
Subject:  [tcb] Re: Bus Depot Add-A-Room Side Tent  Review
To: "_tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) "  <_tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) >
Cc:  "Texas Coalition of Buses" <_tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) >
Date:  Sunday, February 20, 2011, 9:45 AM   
Just don't try  to use one with a full length roof  rack.

I just don't  work.
I'm glad you  liked yours, I just hated  mine.
It was great  while it was set up but set up and teardown  sucked big time 
I thought.
Guess I'm  probably spoiled by years of setting up  backpacking tents 



On Feb 19,  2011, at 10:35 PM, kelly dosch <_kellydosch@xxxxxxxxxx 
(mailto:kellydosch@xxxxxxxxx) >  wrote:

In case  any of you have been considering selling a  kidney to buy one 
these rudely over-priced  tents, I highly recommend it. 
I think  it is really every bit as good as they claim, if  not better. 
Is it really over $400  worth of tent? Not by any stretch. For that  money 
one might expect a Sherpa to carry it for  you. But they have cornered the 
U.S. market so  it's all about supply and  demand.
Does you want one or  does you don't? 
I searched long and  hard and finally found some side tents across  the 
pond. They had some interesting tents but  they don't ship to the U.S.. I 
checked the  prices of a few remailing services, did the  math, and one might 
well get plowed by Bus  Depot for all the trouble it was worth. Plus,  
Europeans are not terribly concerned with having  a floor in a tent. That just 
doesn't fly down  here with the swarms of mosquitoes. 
The Bus Depot tent makes an impressively snug  fit against the bus and has 
a bottom curtain so  wind, bugs and varmints don't just wander in  
The canvas is thin but  stronger than your average tent. The poles are  
built like a tank. 
These tents are  built to last. 
It actually packs down  a bit smaller than they estimate and the tent,  
poles, and ropes and stakes are in 3 different  bags, so you can spread them 
throughout the bus  more efficiently than if it were all one huge  mass. 
It is heavier than all hell at  85lbs, but most of the weight is in the 
poles.  (which is a relatively small bag that will  disappear, flush,  in the 
front cargo rack)  They are very heavy duty and built to last.  Since It is 
something I want to last as long as  my bus I cannot fault them for that. The 
poles  are the cornerstone of the tent and it is safe  to say they will 
last forever. 
The  extra "changing room" is on sale, but I don't  recommend it. It 
literally takes up half the  tent. If you are shy about changing with your  
it is easier to just do it under the  blankets or in the john at your 
I didn't pay over $400 for a tent  just to use half of it to change my 
pants in.  
I just wanted to give everybody my  two cents worth because it is a lot of 
cash to  drop on a product from a company that offers no  reviews. They 
don't even have many pictures and  the ones they have are crappy. I don't even  
think the one in the picture was entirely set  up. It looks like a big 
potato sack. It really  tightens down much nicer than the pic.  
All told- Are they overcharging us?  Hell yes. But it did just turn my tiny 
 Campmobile into a virtual cabin, adding 100  square feet of living space. 
Their  profit margin must be shameful, but if you are  camping with more 
than 2 people I still think it  is worth it. 
And if you still want a  changing cabin, just get the $35 Coleman shower.  
At least you can bathe in it as well. 


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