Towing a car

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Towing a car

Postby pfeles » Sat Aug 16, 2014 5:13 am

If our RV is towing a trailer loaded with a car, do we need a second vehicle-pass.
What kind of towing is allowed with a single vehicle pass?
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Doctor VonBacon » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:19 am

I believe the answer depends if the car you are towing is a "regular" passenger car, an art car, a mutant vehicle, or transportation for the disabled.

Each one of those possibilities requires some different type of pass/registration.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Elliot » Sat Aug 16, 2014 8:04 am

A trailer does not require a separate Vehicle Pass. (What's on/in the trailer may be subject to various regulations.)
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:22 am

Elliot wrote:A trailer does not require a separate Vehicle Pass. (What's on/in the trailer may be subject to various regulations.)

That's a hell of a question!! I have no idea... A trailer doesn't need a pass, a mutant vehicle on a trailer doesn't need a pass but it DOES need a DMV pre-approval letter to come through the gate.
A regular car, riding in on a trailer... that's a conundrum, huh!!

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Re: Towing a car

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:35 am

Just for the towing vehicle.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Drawingablank » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:36 pm

I may be wrong but I seem to recall reading something on eplaya about not being allowed to bring in second "street vehicles" (cars or motorcycles).
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Lonesomebri » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:09 pm

I would imagine that if you plan to use that towed car at any time during the week to leave, or drive off trailer, it needs a vehicle pass. If the vehicle is going to be used as transportation, it probably should have a pass, that's the intent. Otherwise, the gate might think you are trying to game the system. For all the gate knows, you are going to use that towed vehicle to shuttle people in and out of BRC later in the week.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby pfeles » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:28 pm

Don't you think, it is a very bad organised event, nobody knows a clear and definite answer of many important questions.
I feel just before jumping in a black hole, may be they will let You in, may be you will be refused.
As a virgin burner, my first impession are very disappointing, no clear rules, no costumer service, ticketsupport does not give answers to important questions.
And it is is not the same situation beiing refused in the desert, as in a city, where I take the subway and go home.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:45 pm

This is just a message board, not Burning Man HQ.
Most of the people you aren't satisfied with are volunteers who are currently swamped with work.
Simple answer, get a pass for the towed car and then you're safe.
Or go to Disneyland instead. You seem a better fit for that.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby pfeles » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:53 pm

You might have right, thetrouble is, we are still in Europe, we will fly to SF only three days before, and from here is not so easy to find tickets.
and where You are mistaken, we are absolutly not fit for Disneyland.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Captain Goddammit » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:01 pm

Tickets are next to impossible to obtain anywhere at this point.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:23 pm

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Re: Towing a car

Postby Lonesomebri » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:54 pm

As a virgin burner, my first impession are very disappointing, no clear rules, no costumer service, ticketsupport does not give answers to important questions.


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Virgin burner ???? Did you forget about your art project in years past? Yeah, it's hard to attend. They try to weed out problem people.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby BBadger » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:36 pm

pfeles wrote:Don't you think, it is a very bad organised event, nobody knows a clear and definite answer of many important questions.
I feel just before jumping in a black hole, may be they will let You in, may be you will be refused.
As a virgin burner, my first impession are very disappointing, no clear rules, no costumer service, ticketsupport does not give answers to important questions.
And it is is not the same situation beiing refused in the desert, as in a city, where I take the subway and go home.


The solution is therefore to avoid all this hassle and to simply not attend.

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Re: Towing a car

Postby pfeles » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:08 am

Hi Lonesombri, it was our son, who had a project three years ago, we, the parents, are scaring virgins.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby pink » Sun Aug 17, 2014 1:00 am

I don't think you can bring in a car on a trailer if it isn't a mutant vehicle. I'm not sure where I read this, probably in the first timers guide a long time ago. You should be able to find a place to park it in Reno, if nothing else, at the airport.

Is it possible to have someone else drive the car if you need it to leave the playa? You will need a vehicle pass if you do.
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Re: Towing a car

Postby Eric » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:33 pm

It took a while to find this buried in the text, but, no, you cannot bring in a car on a trailer. It will end up sitting in an unattended lot on the playa all week, and Burning Man takes no responsibility for any damage that occurs to it. Pink's idea of leaving it at the airport (or finding a long-term parking lot in Reno) is probably the best idea.

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Re: Towing a car

Postby rmc50 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:58 pm

Perhaps it is a bit off subject, but WHY do you want to bring a vehicle on a trailer to Burning Man?

What kind of vehicle is this?

If it is just a common sedan I would be too concerned about leaving it at the "gate". I assume that it would be in the lot next to will call. Not supervised, but there will be people around all the time.

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Re: Towing a car

Postby Ratty » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:27 pm

Just for clarification. They DON't mean the Burning Man airport. They mean the Reno airport. I hope you figure it out.
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