Renting a van.. good idea or bad?

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Renting a van.. good idea or bad?

Postby gerlachedNloaded » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:22 am

flying in, gotta get a bunch of crap quickly before heading out to the playa. renting a van a good idea? relatively cheap.. would go for full insurance.. have 5 people riding with all their gear...
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:29 am

Works for me. Check out Hengehold - they are burner-friendly.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:40 am

Rent an Aveo....it's more fuel efficient
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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:43 am

Hengehold is great, but in CA. Any burner friendly places in Reno?
And while an aveo is more fuel efficient, there would be a serious game of rock scissors paper to determine which three lucky souls would be strapped to the roof for the duration of the trip to the playa. I'm guessing the highway patrol and/or the tribal police might not find that quite so amusing :lol:
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:22 pm

Fine...I mean if you WANNA leave a trace and be a bad burner, who am i to try and change you?
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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:28 pm

:lol:

i will minimize my CO output. and try to avoid traces of my passengers on the skidway in the process.

seriously, if i could find someone to give me and my crew a lift from reno to brc and back, i'd be all over it :!: problem is not getting in till wednesday and making sure we get back in time for our return flight monday, [i]with[/i] all our crap and garbage
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Postby Fire_Moose » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:00 pm

...I've been kidding. Please pay no attention to the moose behind the curtain
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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Mon Oct 26, 2009 2:04 pm

ah, but i LIKE to pay attention. I hear ya loud and clear moose man :lol:
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:30 pm

If you can see your way clear to fly into Sacramento, the owner of the downtown AVIS dealership is very burner-friendly. He will set you up with a large enough vehicle to handle your needs, will not rip you off for returning it dusty, and from what I have heard and seen is about 20-30% less expensive than his competition. If you would like his name and number, email me at: jimdrpyro@aol.com .
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Postby dragonpilot » Mon Oct 26, 2009 4:28 pm

Vans are great for hauling people and stuff to the Burn, but unless you have some great plan for converting it into a mutant vehicle, kitchen or living/camping quarters it's just going to sit there doing nothing at whatever daily rate you get it for.

I rent a decent RV each year. Yeah, it's more expensive, but then I've got a fully equipped living structure, w/ AC, to use for the week. You can carry more people to share the cost. Last year our RV worked out to about $378/peep including gas...YMMV...
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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:34 am

doc, hoooooka me up! :D

if it means an extra 2.5 hours driving to keep from getting ripped off by a reno car rental, so be it! besides, can't complain bout the scenery to and from.

Do you know if Frontier airlines has a hub in sacramento? i know they do in reno.. got a line on 60 bones roundtrip for flights to their hubs :lol:
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:39 am

gerlachedNloaded wrote::lol:

i will minimize my CO output.


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Postby gerlachedNloaded » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:45 am

:lol: aye yes, but a natural burn. that, my friend, will not piss mother nature off near as much as a carbon belching tin can!
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Postby gyre » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:51 am

Mother Nature doesn't care.

As the song says,
"Not a tree will miss us."
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Oct 27, 2009 1:33 pm

gyre wrote:Mother Nature doesn't care.

As the song says,
"Not a tree will miss us."


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Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:52 pm

Consider buying a decent vehicle, then selling it when you get back.
Okay, if that seems stupid and expensive, look up van rental prices for a week - and of course mileage.
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Postby TomServo » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:41 am

dragonpilot wrote:Vans are great for hauling people and stuff to the Burn, but unless you have some great plan for converting it into a mutant vehicle, kitchen or living/camping quarters it's just going to sit there doing nothing at whatever daily rate you get it for.

I rent a decent RV each year. Yeah, it's more expensive, but then I've got a fully equipped living structure, w/ AC, to use for the week. You can carry more people to share the cost. Last year our RV worked out to about $378/peep including gas...YMMV...


Vans make good paper weights for your camp. I've built a couple camps completely around my dodge cargo van. Basically, every thing was connected, in one way or another to that van...the roof rack was a great tying point.

Oh yeah...whatever vehicle you use, if its gonna sit all week, but still be used for storage or whatever, disconnect the negative battery cable. You'd be suprised what a dome light can do to a battery in a week.
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