Mosin wrote:With that said, if you low-ballpark a rental to do the entire burn at ~$2K, that is at least ~$8K saved over four burns. We have also done the High Sierra Music Fest for the past four years in Pandora... hence another ~$8K in rental fees. So pending epic breakdown and failures of the Pandora variety and the amount you use the rig, the savings could actually add up pretty quickly.
I'm with ya 100%
We got our 89' Bounder for $7k we immediatly had to put $1,300 (if memory serves me) in tires on her. We replaced 4 of the six tires. 2 were still in great condition and we moved those to the front.
Then I'd say that we've put another $200-300 in her in random parts: Onan detailed tune up, toilet valve, engine Fan Clutch, chassis tune up, and random fluids and stuff.
We about to drop around $300 on a fuel tank.. BOOOOO!
So over all we're in it for about $9k
This last burn some friends rented from CO and it cost them about $2,800 just for rental/miles + however many generator hours. So if we did that two burns it would be $3,600. We still have a ways to go, but thats only counting rentals for the burn. I'm thinking next spring we're going to Yellow Stone for a week. Also hoping to maybe check out an east coast regional, but we'll see.
It cost us about $1,300 in gas to get to BRC and back to Denver this year, so we'll have to see about next year.