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Postby MrChevere » Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:50 am

I say solar panels because I couldn't believe how well mine worked at Black Rock City. I just have a relatively small one but the out put was so much better than I was used to. It kept my music playing and fan spinning the whole week and some lights at night when needed. I guess if you wanted something that would be useful in other parts of the country that didn't have the intense sunshine maybe it isn't so great.
It was like this when I got here, honest.
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Postby lapeer20m » Sat Dec 06, 2003 5:11 pm

if i could get my hands on some cheap solar panels i would be more than happy to use them.
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Postby Bob » Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:07 am

Try searching the main website?
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Postby Chai Guy » Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:29 pm

Wonder how these guys did it?

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Postby lapeer20m » Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:03 pm

Advertising is probably bad....but i'm really excited. My bus is currently posted on the Monster Garage website

I know it's a small thing, but i'm rather excited http://dsc.discovery.com/fansites/monstergarage/yourmonster/yourmonster.html
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Postby lapeer20m » Wed Dec 10, 2003 5:29 pm

The next phase of the black plague project.......I found a full size van i'm going ot mount onto the roof of the bus, creating "the master suite" Complete with bed, tv, surround sound and really squishy carpet.

Now i'll have room for more people to ride to BM in 2004
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Postby flyboypa28r » Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:04 pm

You may need to extend the name also. Maybe the Black Plague Superfly Tour.

Adding a van to the top is just sick! I love it.
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Postby DangerMouse » Wed Dec 10, 2003 10:19 pm

Beware of low overhangs. heh
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Postby Bob » Wed Dec 10, 2003 11:11 pm

Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Postby lapeer20m » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:42 pm

i can't wait to sit behind the non-functioning yet still attached steering wheel in the van, with my arm resting on the open window when the van passes under an overpass! Won't that be a trip?? The bus' overall height is going to be approximately 13 feet,,,which is 6 inches shorter than the average semi trailer.

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Ticket to ride

Postby sylphofthestitch » Tue Dec 23, 2003 5:21 pm

Greetings,
Bus sounds suh wheet...I'm in Toronto and heading to Burning Man this year (my first time!!!)..we should keep in touch...is this just transportation or would the extra passengers be camping in the bus also?
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Postby lapeer20m » Tue Dec 23, 2003 6:16 pm

I'M SLEEPING IN A TENT! (under the awning)
I immigine the parties in the bus will go late into the nite. Those who ride on the bus are welcome to the amenities offered by the bus' presence such as electricity, a freezer, storage, kitchen facilities, the hot tub, shower ect. We'll camp in the bus on the way to and from BM, but while on the playa, I don't think anyone will sleep in the bus.

I plan to sleep in my trusty 2 man dome tent for privacy, and to get away from the excitement when needed.
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leaving from boumont california to 04 burning man

Postby bearsnest » Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:13 am

Hello...we alo have a large rv for the trip over from Boumont ca. sometime around mid august. Bear :P
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Postby lapeer20m » Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:19 pm

Can't wait for BM 2004. It's frigid here in Michigan, getting into the single digits! Too bad i can't bottle some of this weather and use it when i'm on the playa.

I've found four people to ride on teh bus to BM,,,,,only need one or two more.
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trip from Michigan

Postby swaa » Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:32 am

have you contacted the burningchicagoans they have people in michigan that might need a ride and they are planning a beach burn for the 4th in michigan, lot's o burners will be there, good place to check out the bus, i will be flying in from the OC for the event

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Postby Icepack » Tue Feb 10, 2004 6:40 pm

Kinetic wrote:Any route that avoids that 400 mile torture session called I-80 across Nebraska is a route worthy of consideration. The second worst drive is I-70 across Western Kansas.

Have you considered XM or Sirius Satellite Radio for the trip...not to make a shameless plug but one can only take so much Gospel and Country stations as they drive West....my MP3 player broke and I was stuck listening to the above formats....it was the first time I was happy to find a Clear Channel station that played something else. And I usually hate Clear Channel.


Nebraska does have one redeeming value-- Cabela's camping store! Fun, fun, fun. Worth putting up with the rest of the state if you can stop there for a 2-3 hour visit.
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