RVs vs Tents

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RVs vs Tents

Postby Professional Burner » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:42 am

Is it burnier to camp out in a Tent at burning man or are you Burnier cuz you can watch a good DVD while the whiteout passes by? Hmmmmm.
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Postby Packoderm » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:51 am

Do you get extra burner status points if your RV's clutch goes out on the way to the playa?

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Postby Professional Burner » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:55 am

Packoderm wrote:Do you get extra burner status points if your RV's clutch goes out on the way to the playa?

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You have both RV and a tent?....you're a middle man....LET'S GET HIM!! LMAO

Sorry to see that. What year did that happen?
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Postby Packoderm » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:12 am

Maybe that was my problem. I brought a LOT of stuff and overloaded the poor little RV. To my defense: No DVDs, no A/C or generator (the swamp cooler worked great), I had a bathroom, but I still only used a pee jug. It was basically just a hard sided tent connected to my truck. Am I still in the club?

It happened just last year. The clutch went completely out about 20 miles shy of Gerlach. I got towed into the playa by a big tow truck. I did get to party especially hard while the tow truck driver took care of the stop and go driving. I was lucky enough to get cell service en route and call a friend to bring in a clutch kit. I put off replacing the clutch until the 2nd to last day of the burn. I drove it home with no problems and have since driven it to San Felipe, Baja California with no problems. For BM 2011 though I'll aim to get AAA insurance and try to caravan in with somebody who can tow me in if needed.
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Postby Professional Burner » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:17 am

Packoderm wrote:Maybe that was my problem. I brought a LOT of stuff and overloaded the poor little RV. To my defense: No DVDs, no A/C or generator (the swamp cooler worked great), I had a bathroom, but I still only used a pee jug. It was basically just a hard sided tent connected to my truck. Am I still in the club?


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Postby jkisha » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:29 am

Air conditioned two room hexayurt with instant hot water on demand shower for me. Plus stove, oven and refrigerator and a king size bed.

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Postby Packoderm » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:31 am

Just for fun, I'll post pictures of the moho in San Felipe (if this isn't a serious breach of eplaya etiquette).

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Postby Packoderm » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:34 am

jkisha wrote:Air conditioned two room hexayurt with instant hot water on demand shower for me. Plus stove, oven and refrigerator and a king size bed.

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That sounds like an awesome setup. I was thinking of making a dome this year, but our camp needs more shade, so I'm going to make a 30x30 flat topped shade structure using EMT.
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Postby Galaxo Magic » Sat Feb 19, 2011 11:05 pm

Three years ago we had 1 hexiyurt and a swamp cooler. Worked ok. Two years ago we had two connected hexiyurts with their own AC units. That was the bomb. Hexiyurts are great for whiteouts and rain. They are a lot of work but worth every penny.
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Postby Sic Pup » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:57 am

Galaxo Magic wrote: They are a lot of work but worth every penny.



Wait....what?

SG is that you?
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no, SG is PB..

Postby Snowah Zark » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:02 am

JUNGO ROAD!



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Re: no, SG is PB..

Postby Packoderm » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:20 pm

Snowah Zark wrote:JUNGO ROAD!



[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6owHKkwsdw[/youtube]


Now that is awesome.
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Postby jkisha » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:43 pm

Packoderm wrote:
jkisha wrote:Air conditioned two room hexayurt with instant hot water on demand shower for me. Plus stove, oven and refrigerator and a king size bed.

JK


That sounds like an awesome setup. I was thinking of making a dome this year, but our camp needs more shade, so I'm going to make a 30x30 flat topped shade structure using EMT.


Thanks. It is, if I do say so myself. We also have our own 10 x 10 shade structure attached to the yurts; but the camp has a 30' playa dome and a 30 x 40 shade structure everyone shares as well.

Part of the fun of the burn for me is making home away from home as comfortable as possible. You're more than welcome to drop by anytime. As I told JStep, there's always chilled beer mugs and martini glasses in the freezer just waiting to be used. :)

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Postby JStep » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:26 pm

jkisha wrote:Part of the fun of the burn for me is making home away from home as comfortable as possible. You're more than welcome to drop by anytime. As I told JStep, there's always chilled beer mugs and martini glasses in the freezer just waiting to be used. :)

JK


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Postby Packoderm » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:43 pm

jkisha wrote:Thanks. It is, if I do say so myself. We also have our own 10 x 10 shade structure attached to the yurts; but the camp has a 30' playa dome and a 30 x 40 shade structure everyone shares as well.

Part of the fun of the burn for me is making home away from home as comfortable as possible. You're more than welcome to drop by anytime. As I told JStep, there's always chilled beer mugs and martini glasses in the freezer just waiting to be used. :)
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I'd love to see a picture of the dome and especially the 30x40. I'm looking online every day for ideas to make a 30x30 as cool and as inexpensive as possible. I'm thinking of using 1 inch EMT with nine 10x10 squares of silver tarp.
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Postby motskyroonmatick » Sun Feb 20, 2011 4:27 pm

Packoderm wrote:
jkisha wrote:Thanks. It is, if I do say so myself. We also have our own 10 x 10 shade structure attached to the yurts; but the camp has a 30' playa dome and a 30 x 40 shade structure everyone shares as well.

Part of the fun of the burn for me is making home away from home as comfortable as possible. You're more than welcome to drop by anytime. As I told JStep, there's always chilled beer mugs and martini glasses in the freezer just waiting to be used. :)
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I'd love to see a picture of the dome and especially the 30x40. I'm looking online every day for ideas to make a 30x30 as cool and as inexpensive as possible. I'm thinking of using 1 inch EMT with nine 10x10 squares of silver tarp.


Check out the fittings toward the bottom of the page. Might work. http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/category/hobby-diy If you go with something like this be sure to tighten those set screws well so that things don't work free in the wind. My largest open spaces in the shade frame are 13'x10'. I consider 13' to be the maximum allowable free span.

If you have a custom shade cloth made at a facility that manufactures them you can get one that will fit the whole structure. Get grommets every 2 feet and use zip ties to secure it to the outside run of conduit. Usually the shade cloth is slightly smaller than the ordered dimensions because of the doubling over for grommets. That is advantageous because tensioning the shade a bit helps control it in the wind and acts to hold the framework together.

I have made a 40x 40 shade structure out of 1" square tubing but it requires welding experience and some shop equip.
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