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#1 Terrapin Station

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:28 AM

Kind of a dumb question...for the phone charging at the bus.

Do they have chargers or do you bring your own?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:38 AM

Not as dumb as my question....do you have to watch your phone charge or do they charge it and give you a ticket to claim it? I hate having to run my truck for an hour each day in the campgrounds to charge my Iphone and Ipad but I sure the f don't want to watch them charge for an hour either.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:15 AM

Brahmigos

I will have a charger at BANNED CAMP....

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:37 AM

Good to know and ....IF...i can get a replacement for my direct battery mount twin outlet inverter(it died) before vibes I'll add to the charging ability of Banned Camp.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 10:48 AM

those are good solar bus questions! i will attempt to find answers for you :)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

i have always seen folks hanging out, waiting for their stuff to charge
*I* wouldnt leave my cell or electronic device there unattended :dunno:
and i imagine they dont want to be responsible for other peoples expensive electronics, either
but that is just a guess...:smile:
glad that service is there, though! :clapping:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

Just get a car charger for less than 20 dollars and you have no worries. That's what I have and it works great. Also, I have a second battery just in case.Posted Image

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 11:16 AM

yup
car charger is key
just dont forget to run the car for a bit if you do a lot of charging :wink:
and for the love of god, keep your emergency brake on!
(saw someone knock their suv into drive one year while they had their car on, charging stuff :facepalm: )

or, so as i do...come fully charged and then shut off your phone! :lol:
you can turn it on to check it once a day, but do you REALLY need it? :dunno:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 12:37 PM

no receipt from the solar bus, be prepared to hang out while your phone charges.

will find out the answer about cords here shortly :)

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:37 PM

BYOC.

#11 JBetty

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 04:56 PM

Brahmigos

I will have a charger at BANNED CAMP....



Like a thingy that accepts AC plugs?

#12 Terrapin Station

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:17 PM

Sorry...no J-Bettys allowed in BANNED CAMP!! :coffee:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:45 PM

or, so as i do...come fully charged and then shut off your phone! :lol:
you can turn it on to check it once a day, but do you REALLY need it? :dunno:


I think this is what I'll be doing since my car outlets are not the always on type. The only sucky thing about turning off my phone is that I was planning to use it as my camera since it's better than my real camera. I'm currently testing my battery life in airplane mode . . .

Screw it. I'll just use my real camera and turn off my phone. I never take that many pictures anyway - I get sidetracked.

#14 Terrapin Station

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

^^Yup, I like to use the camera and the flashlight on my phone. And also to meet up with folks that are camped in Tawookistan. :one:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 05:52 PM

Sorry...no J-Bettys allowed in BANNED CAMP!! :coffee:



Your loss. :boobs1:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:00 PM

^^Yup, I like to use the camera and the flashlight on my phone. And also to meet up with folks that are camped in Tawookistan. :one:


I told my friends that I would send a dropped pin before I go into airplane mode.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:03 PM

Sorry...no J-Bettys allowed in BANNED CAMP!! :coffee:

JBetty is always welcomed in BANNED CAMP.


Yes, you can charge your phone w/me

#18 JBetty

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:06 PM

I thought you'd see it my ways.

#19 Terrapin Station

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

Eff this....Im leaving BANNED CAMP...FOREVER!

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:42 PM

Eff this....Im leaving BANNED CAMP...FOREVER!


Hmmm lose one gorilla, gain Jbetty's "assets"... Lemmee think about that....

#21 Terrapin Station

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:52 PM

:wink:


Hmmm lose one gorilla who reels in the poon, gain Jbetty's "assets"... Lemmee think about that....



#22 JBetty

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

Wait a sec... Are there going to be BDM Hurricanes this year?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

Wait a sec... Are there going to be BDM Hurricanes this year?


Yes indeed. Plenny kine hurricanes will be in BANNED CAMP

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:56 PM

:wink:


#1s or NANS

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 06:58 PM

Yes indeed. Plenny kine hurricanes will be in BANNED CAMP



YAY! Me and my "assets" will be sure to visit this year.
Do you still have that funky looking tent?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:10 PM

YAY! Me and my "assets" will be sure to visit this year.
Do you still have that funky looking tent?

The TeePee? Prolly will not set it up. Can't miss BANNED CAMP. Right near the Brick Shithouse. Giant white EZUP, although not as big as last year's....

Plenny BigDaddy 'Canes (not as sweet, but same amount of punch). Also doesn't leave a red tongue residue.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:12 PM

Plenny BigDaddy 'Canes (not as sweet, but same amount of punch). Also doesn't leave a red tongue residue.



As long as it doesn't erase the proof of me being the driver of the Jambearicane bus.

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

As long as it doesn't erase the proof of me being the driver of the Jambearicane bus.


I wouldn't be attempting to make any important decisions after having 3 or 4....

#29 JBetty

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:19 PM

Decisions have nothing to do with it.
It's all about whose tongue is the reddest.






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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:27 PM

dunno about red tongues, but I went fishing with this woman one time, she came back with a red snapper.....

#31 JBetty

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

Did she share it with you, or keep it all for herself?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:37 PM

Did she share it with you, or keep it all for herself?


I ate a little...

#33 Terrapin Station

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:40 PM

I remember that....then you had the itchy scratchies for the next 2 weeks. :undecided:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 07:53 PM

I remember that....then you had the itchy scratchies for the next 2 weeks. :undecided:


pennicillin....

#35 JBetty

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:13 PM

Aw geez... you guys have cooties?
Maybe I should pass on those hurricanes. :undecided:

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

And DON'T steal bicycles from the bus as some clowns did last yearPosted Image

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 09:11 PM

No cooties here...

#38 jimbo02816

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

Find me in VIP, bring "goodies" and I'll charge your phone if the adapter is the same as mine.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

Hello everyone, this is a little late in responding, but I'm the Solar Bus guy so I can answer for future reference. The solar powered charging station at the bus is essentially a bunch of outlets that you can use for just about anything. Charge your phone... plug in a laptop computer.... plug in an air compressor to fill your air bed.... Here are a few notes:

-- we have AC (household) outlets, DC (car) outlets, and USB ports for charging.
-- we do NOT have chargers or cords. we have a couple iPhone chargers and a couple universal USB micro cords, but you should not count on these being available. bring your charger or USB cord.
-- We do not take numbers and we are not responsible for your phones or chargers. We just don't have the people/staff to oversee this. The outlets are yours to use, but we recommend that you stay in sight of your phone. We have a comfortable area for you to sit and hang out while waiting. We have a chess board and the Grateful Dead board game you can play while you're waiting and we even have a library with a variety of books if you want to read while you wait. Having said that, some people do risk it and leave their phone for a little while. In the 7 years we've been doing this at the Vibes only one phone has disappeared. It was an iPhone and it was this year and I felt really bad for the person. We have charged thousands of phones over the years and that's the only time it's happened. So even though it's very rare, theft is possible so we recommend you stick around. Bring a book, game, or something to do.

I hope the charging station has been useful and helpful to folks. If you appreciate it being there please let the Vibes people know so we can continue to come back and provide this service. There's a feedback form right on the home page.

Onward.......

Gary (the Solar Bus Guy)

#40 nancykind

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 12:44 PM

i definitely know folks that used your charging station, thanks for offering it!

#41 Java Time

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 08:55 PM

I used the charger, I used the charger! :ura1:

thanks Mr. solarbus guy

you earned it...have 2!!! :ura1: yay 2!!!!

:hoff: :hoff:

#42 JerryKid

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:10 PM

Will the solar bus be there again this year for charging up all the stuff that I am addicted to?

#43 jimbo02816

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 01:47 PM

I'm bringing my car charger so anyone can use it if you can find me!!!cl-pal_carchg.jpg



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 03:37 PM

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If you're in the rv area and me or the wife are around feel free to ask to charge any of your equipment we have stuff for micro usb but if you bring your own cord we'll be happy to let you use our power ports ( we have 6 dc ports and if we're running the generator plenty of ac ports) plus you might get a nice meal or drinks while you wait

#45 JerryKid

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 12:32 PM

Thanks Jboy and Jimbo