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Campervan/ Winnebago hire around San Francisco

Postby AmitG » Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:33 am

Am flying in from the UK for our 2nd Burn with my girlfriend...

We want to hire a campervan/ winnebago, but so far the 3 places ive called won't rent to ppl going to Burning Man and I don't want to lie!

Does anyone know where its possible to hire a campervan/ winnebago (not a grand old RV with showers/ kitchen) around San Francisco?

Thanks!
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Postby Token » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:36 pm

That's going to be tough. This is America, son. If it ain't made big and kitchy, we don't wan'it.

Best bet is to get a cargo van and throw a second hand futon in it.
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Postby FIGJAM » Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:11 pm

or a box truck.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:25 pm

Doc Pyro knows of a place in Sacramento.
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Postby Packoderm » Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:33 am

I'm not totally sure if Burning Man is restricted, but this company rents out vintage VW camper vans: http://www.vwsurfari.com/theskinny.html

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Postby Packoderm » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:04 am

This company specifically forbids the use of their campervans at Burning Man, but it is good to know about these rental agencies if you would like to take a trip up and down the coast some day. http://www.californiacampers.com/
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In reality, Burning Man is perfect for the bigger gas hog RVs because you remained parked for a week instead of driving around burning gas.

On a side note: While I was camping at Sequoia National Forest in my Toyota motorhome, I met a man who rented one of those monster motorhomes. He said that he went through $45 in gas just getting over the Grapevine from Los Angeles while I hadn't gone though that much gas my entire trip from Sacramento to Sequoia and driving around the park. Americans typically just don't do smart. Most Americans would prefer to go though a ton of money in a 5 day blow out in Cabo San Lucas than backpack for a month through the Mayan wonderland of the Yucatan peninsula and kick back for a week or two in Tulum. We have a cultural aversion to getting away from the job long enough to truly relax. That's good news for all the starving psychiatrists and family law practitioners out there who badly need our business. I would hope that the type of person who goes to Burning Man would be counter to the typical American tourist who wants things quick and wants things easy.
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Postby Packoderm » Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:51 am

Yet another campervan rental place in California

http://www.escapecampervans.com/

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:55 am

Is anyone else having to fight an itch to recommend going to Santa Cruz and finding Camper Van Beethoven?
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Postby ladywednesday » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:56 pm

[quote="Packoderm"][b]Yet another campervan rental place in California[/b]

http://www.escapecampervans.com/

[img]http://www.escapecampervans.com/Images/Flower_power.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.escapecampervans.com/Images/Cut_outs_long.jpg[/img][/b][/quote]

Boo! This place explicitly lists "The Burning Man" festival as a restricted area and voids any insurance purchased.
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Postby gyre » Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:13 pm

Someone listed a place that rents smaller RVs in the bay area once, but I think they were removed as commerce.
They were reasonable.
Usually the small ones are just as expensive or more.
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Postby Packoderm » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:29 pm

[quote="ladywednesday"][quote="Packoderm"][b]Yet another campervan rental place in California[/b]

http://www.escapecampervans.com/

[img]http://www.escapecampervans.com/Images/Flower_power.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.escapecampervans.com/Images/Cut_outs_long.jpg[/img][/b][/quote]

Boo! This place explicitly lists "The Burning Man" festival as a restricted area and voids any insurance purchased.[/quote]

Bummer.
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