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Hi, a buddy and I have been kicking around ideas for a small get together.

The last time we had one it was closer to my area (Livermore, CA) so this time we are thinking closer to his area (Petaluma / Santa Rosa, CA)

Still pulling ideas together.

Target location = Petaluma / Santa Rosa CA area. Actually need to find a place that will let us use their parking lot, such as a restaurant, hotel or mall area.

As a practical matter, it needs to be a place that has a bathroom for people to use.

Target date = Late April / Early May probably a Saturday, so either April 27 or May 04 - tending toward April 27 right now.

Target time = late morning - late afternoon.

Probably there will be Sprinters, Transits, Promasters, Metris, and maybe even some GM or VW. Probably will also see some derivative vehicles that are based on the chassis.

These gathering tend to be tilted toward conversion vans and people showing what they are thinking about doing or have done.

They range from very simple to very substantial conversions.

Very informal. There is no security guard to turn anyone away.

Food and drinks - Bring your own.

This isn't really intended to be a camp out - just some friendly curious people hanging out and sharing their hobby / interest.

Feel free to make suggestions of possible locations that could be used but one person suggested Graton Casino (not personally sure about this) and another suggestion was Healdsburg Vetrans Memorial Beach Park.

I will update the this thread as it comes together.

Feel free to make suggestions or comments of your interest.

Harry
 

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Looks like it is going to be Sunday April 28 2019 in case any one is interested.

If you have even a 10% chance of coming, please let me know because I need to do some space reservation guesstimates.

Thanks

Harry
 

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Hi Jim,

Thanks for the reply.

All info will be posted in this thread.

We are still working on the exact location, so feel free to make suggestions.

Needs to
- Accommodate about 30-40 vehicles
- Be family friendly, so bathrooms and ideally something for kids to do in case they get tired of looking at vans and electrical systems.
- Having food / shopping nearby is always handy.

Take care,

Harry
 

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I'm in Santa Rosa and would love to attend but can't do the weekend of 4/27. I could do the following weekend, 5/4, so keep me in the loop in case your date changes. Thanks!!
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Thanks for the inputs.

Don't worry if your van is under construction - that is more typical than you might imagine.

People often come with no van at all just to think about it or enjoy the social aspects.

The outlet mall is one of the sites under consideration, as is "A place to play" park in Santa Rosa. One of the considerations is if we can sort of reserve an area or not.

For this event, April 28, 11 am - 6 pm is pretty well locked in.

For me and some others, this kind of thing is social outlet, so there will be additional events.
 

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The current most likely location is Friedman's hardware parking lot in the Deer Creek Shopping center.

Will update / confirm as the event gets closer.
 

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Updated Summary:

Sunday, April 28, 2019
11 am - 6 pm

Friedman's Hardware store in Petaluma parking lot

Friedmam's is at 429 North McDowell.

The shopping center is called Deer Creek Village.

The parking lot is at the North East corner of the shopping center at the corner of North Mcdowell and Rainier.

There are restaurants nearby or feel free to bring your own food and drinks.

Expect to see a mixture of vehicle brands and types.

It is open for anyone curious or enthusiastic about van conversions.

Nothing commercial - just a friendly gathering.

I am guessing about 20 vehicles but perhaps 50% will be there all of the time.
 

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For me , perfect timing , location . Should be a a good time considering how much fun the Adventure Van Expo was . Looking forward to meeting other like minded vanners that I see around the " hood " .
 

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For me , perfect timing , location . Should be a a good time considering how much fun the Adventure Van Expo was . Looking forward to meeting other like minded vanners that I see around the " hood " .
I think it will be fun, just keep in mind that the Adventure Van expo had a number of sponsors / suppliers and there was some revenue from the camping passes. ($50)

There are no sponsors / commercial support and no fees for this.

It is what we make of it.

If you would like to bring something for a group snack, one of the people on the sprinter forum is attempting to organize a table of items.

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Looking forward to some hand shaking and idea stealing . And taking a break from working on the van ( even thou big jobs have been crossed of the list ) .
Forecast is P Town fog am and mild 74 P Town afternoon . Hay fever folks bring your meds J I C .
 
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