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Old 01-05-2020, 02:07 PM   #41
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Iím coming down from NJ. This will be my first Swarm. Iím looking forward to meeting people and seeing some awesome Skoolies.
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Old 01-05-2020, 03:55 PM   #42
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Given the nature of the Swarm, people who aren't camping should instead be looking at the Know HOW Expo the weekend before.

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is it not possible to drive a bus in and out of the swarm like I did 2 years ago? i rented a space and then drove my bus out for the night and came back the next morning.. will that be an issue at this year;s Swarm?
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:26 PM   #43
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is it not possible to drive a bus in and out of the swarm like I did 2 years ago? i rented a space and then drove my bus out for the night and came back the next morning.. will that be an issue at this year;s Swarm?
I don't think that would be an issue. If I can get some stuff done in time I may take my bus over.
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is it not possible to drive a bus in and out of the swarm like I did 2 years ago? i rented a space and then drove my bus out for the night and came back the next morning.. will that be an issue at this year;s Swarm?
From my understanding you are fine. I think keeping out the public is the main concern. The public should come to the Know how expo. You are one of us, and have very good advice, and well written. I for one hope to see you there.
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You are one of us, and have very good advice, and well written. I
Not only one of us, but he embodies the best of us as a collective.

Christopher, if they charge you, I'll reimburse your $15.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:59 PM   #46
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Not only one of us, but he embodies the best of us as a collective.

Christopher, if they charge you, I'll reimburse your $15.

thanks!! I like to pay my fair share, it takes a LOT of effort for the hosts to put these events on
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Old 01-05-2020, 07:58 PM   #47
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thanks!! I like to pay my fair share, it takes a LOT of effort for the hosts to put these events on
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Right on! It is just good to know what to expect.
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Not only one of us, but he embodies the best of us as a collective.

Christopher, if they charge you, I'll reimburse your $15.
Chris isn't just one of us- He's Lord of the Bus.
I'm hoping I can volunteer or something.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:51 PM   #49
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Well I think we might go ahead and make this event! I will know for sure by the end of the week so I can arrange the time off and get things ready. I will keep you all posted!
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Old 01-06-2020, 02:50 PM   #50
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We are going to be there but are leaving the 6th... so everybody come before that!
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It is still up in the air for us. We still do not know if we will be in the area or not at that time.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:35 AM   #52
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Well it is official! I got the week off work and will be attending Skoolie Swarm 2020!
I will probably leave on Sunday the 2nd and be there on Tuesday the 4th. Will stay the 4th and 5th and then off to see southern Florida before heading home!

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Old 01-21-2020, 08:31 AM   #53
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I'm going to bring the shorty. Changing the oil, greasing the chassis, and maybe even swapping the rear tires. I also wana replace the rear u-joint. Gona call the freightliner shop today and see if they have it in stock and if so what they'd charge to install it.

Or maybe get the part and drive the bus over to trav's and use his press?

I also need to replace the rear suspension bushings. They creak like mad.

I'm mostly concerned with getting that u-joint done and the oil/lube.

I will have to figure out when I'm coming and how I'm going to watch the 3 games Celtic will be playing during the swarm.
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:04 AM   #54
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I have an install that starts on the 10th in houston.. so I'll attend the swarm earlier in the week. then drive to houston from there..
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Old 01-21-2020, 09:07 AM   #55
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I bet if you bring a tv and set it up in the dining hall you would have a number of people watching with you. Better make sure it is ok with Michelle though. Can you live stream through your phone?
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the Super bowl is during the swarm too
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I bet if you bring a tv and set it up in the dining hall you would have a number of people watching with you. Better make sure it is ok with Michelle though. Can you live stream through your phone?
I don't have a smartphone.
We either stream the games at home, watch on Celtic Tv at home, or go to the supporters pub.
I could maybe miss a game, but not all three.
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Old 01-21-2020, 10:20 PM   #58
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Looks like we may be in the area during the Swarm. If so, we will try to make it out one day, perhaps Saturday.
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So, I'm booked for the H.O.W., for sure. I think I'll drive down, visit the Swarm the first day and then either find a room in Ocala and come back for a bit on the second day, or start back. Hoping to get my vehicle and have it sufficiently habitable to attend the entire event next year. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.
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So, I'm booked for the H.O.W., for sure. I think I'll drive down, visit the Swarm the first day and then either find a room in Ocala and come back for a bit on the second day, or start back. Hoping to get my vehicle and have it sufficiently habitable to attend the entire event next year. I'm looking forward to meeting everyone.
Do you have the seats out? Put a tent inside and you are camping!!! There are showing and bathrooms there.
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