Any good supermarkets for supplies between vegas + reno?

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Any good supermarkets for supplies between vegas + reno?

Postby red arrow » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:07 am

Last time we drove we stopped at walmart or somewhere and their selection of booze was CRAP!

we ended up with far too many cans of shitty miller beer

next time we need to plan better

we will be driving from vegas again, does anyone know of anywhere good to stop along the way for supplies?

also, does anyone know of any good RV stops (where we can clean the RV after burning man) in between Reno + san francisco, last time we found one in sacremento but it was a bit of a lucky find and didnt have great services

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Postby scotto » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:21 am

There is absolutely nothing between Vegas & Interstate 80...440 miles of Kittly Litter, 1/2 horse towns with places to stop for Gas...

Buy your supplies in Vegas/Reno/Fernly...

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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:26 am

There is a truck wash next to the Pilot in Fernley, Blue Beacon, I think. I've seen RVs in there.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:28 am

AntiM wrote:There is a truck wash next to the Pilot in Fernley, Blue Beacon, I think. I've seen RVs in there.


And yes, your best options for booze are Vegas and Fernley. Reno is not directly on your route from Vegas, about 30 miles west.
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Postby teardropper » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:59 am

scotto wrote:There is absolutely nothing between Vegas & Interstate 80...440 miles of Kittly Litter, 1/2 horse towns with places to stop for Gas...

Buy your supplies in Vegas/Reno/Fernly...

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Yeah, I just went that way and about the only useful things were gas and a $35 motel room at the casino in Hawthorne. But if you have time to look a bit, there is much to see on that road, ie, hot springs and other wonders.
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Postby red arrow » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:02 am

yeah i remember the drive from vegas to burning man being pretty much just desert with no stores or anything along the way

so going to get booze in vegas (hopefully can find a big liquor store with good selection close to interstate 80)

wont be going as far as reno as will turn off i80 around 20 miles before reno (if my memory serves me correctly!)


Now, to find a place to clean RV in between Black rock city and San Francisco!! Anyone any suggestions? :)
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Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:10 am

Grocery stores in Nevada are liquor stores too, and often cheaper. Just skip WalMart.

49er truckstop on I-80 just west of Sacremento has a Blue Beacon truckwash. Just past I-5, a pay parking lot, but if you're getting a wash you skip the parking fee. Just google "Blue Beacon", find that one, then call and ask if they do RVs and if you can do your interior cleaning there.
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Postby Lord Of Ruin » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:47 am

red arrow wrote:yeah i remember the drive from vegas to burning man being pretty much just desert with no stores or anything along the way

so going to get booze in vegas (hopefully can find a big liquor store with good selection close to interstate 80)

wont be going as far as reno as will turn off i80 around 20 miles before reno (if my memory serves me correctly!)


Now, to find a place to clean RV in between Black rock city and San Francisco!! Anyone any suggestions? :)


Coming from Vegas, that "cutoff 20 miles from Reno" doesn't save you much, if any time.

The best bet is to get things in Reno, IMHO. Drive with all your tanks dry to save weight. Likewise on any water purchased in bottles.

With a good shopping list and a decent map/gps you can save a ton of time and money in Reno. I've been in and out of Reno in under an hour with such a plan.

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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:54 pm

I would just like to say that Miller is not a "shitty" beer. It is a "pissy" beer.

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Postby red arrow » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:23 am

theCryptofishist wrote:I would just like to say that Miller is not a "shitty" beer. It is a "pissy" beer.

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please explain the difference?

god was i glad to get a bottle of heineken in a bar in SF after a week in the desert drinking warm, stale, cheapy golden cans of miller gunk with soggy sand all around the top of the can!
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Postby AntiM » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:29 am

red arrow wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:I would just like to say that Miller is not a "shitty" beer. It is a "pissy" beer.

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please explain the difference?

god was i glad to get a bottle of heineken in a bar in SF after a week in the desert drinking warm, stale, cheapy golden cans of miller gunk with soggy sand all around the top of the can!


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Postby teardropper » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:33 am

I hope you guys aren't making any veiled references to PBR in a can. I've even gotten to like it. But I don't drink all that much beer.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:27 pm

Well, isn't it best to use liquid to describe liquid and semi-solid/oozy to describe solid? Or am I being a statist again?
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