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Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby Sasha Lucy Leigh » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:55 pm

I just found out my good friend of 18 years has stage 4 cancer throughout her entire body, and has been given six months. She would like to try to make it to the 2012 Burn, which would be her third. She is only planning on going for four days. I've just scoured the Internet for ideas on some kind of non-electric, pushed wheeled contraption that we could make for her, that would save her from walking. It would need to have super suspension so she wouldn't get jostled more than absolutely necessary. I'm thinking something like Cleopatra's litter, but on wheels with suspension. I've never done anything like this, and the deadline for a Disabled vehicle (is something non-electric even a vehicle?) is July 31, I think. There isn't too much time to get this either built, or bought, and transported. This is the best place I could think of to post this query. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:14 pm

You're welcome to bring (pretty much) anything that is non-powered without a permit.

If I had a picture of the flowing king sized canopy bed on wheels with full suspension that our campmates had last year.. I would post it.


Comfy bed on wheels.. open playa.. is how I would want.. to..

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be.




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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:15 pm

If it does'nt have a motor, it does'nt have to be licensed.

If your friend has a disabled plate on thier car, they can drive it on the playa, but will need the placard from DMV.
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby motskyroonmatick » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:22 pm

Golf cart.

Get a gasser. It is proven technology that is easy to use. I like club car but you can't go wrong with a good running yamaha or dare I say ez go either. Fresh oil change right before hitting the playa and one spare air filter and spark plug. If when you put it through it's slow speed paces(5mph) you smell hot/burn't belt..... Replace the belt and bring a spare. Think about having it looked at by a sharp or competent/trained person. Apply for the the handicap permit straight away.

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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby lemur » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:29 pm

does 'slow down asshole' count as heckling?
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby lemur » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:31 pm

http://forms.burningman.com/

Disabled Persons Vehicle Application: February 15 – July 31, 2012 at 12:00 noon Pacific Time
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:50 am

lemur wrote:does 'slow down asshole' count as heckling?

Yes, but not as very original heckling. So, get on your bullhorn and say "Improve your heckling!" back.
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby gyre » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:22 pm

Get the state permit, take it and hope you don't need it.
Have it anyway.
Apply to the bmdmv.

You are likely to need a vehicle for the long hauls.
Many people find they are more exhausted than they expect.
Happens without illness.
You can always get out and use whatever for short exploration.


Most heckling has to do with excessive dust and speed.
Driving on the playa, I often get "Thanks for driving the speed limit."

It's 5 mph or LESS, depending on dust, inside the city.
Usually less.
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby some seeing eye » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:16 pm

There is quite a bit of advice on these forums by searching for disabled or alterabled, and some very knowledgeable vehicle builders here who know the threads. You may find some resources on playa for repairs and charging at the Department of Mobility on the Center Camp ring. Snow Koan Solar also does charging. Your regional may also have ideas.

Some time back, my friends made a comfy rattan/ wicker papasan bowl chair mobile with some bicycle wheels. Maybe it could even have a parasol? Elegant and lightweight. Even bicycle towable, or maybe it's a side car with the right gearing to chat with the peddler.

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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby Glassbreaker » Sat Jul 28, 2012 10:55 pm

I decided not to take my gas golf cart based rocket ship to BM this year. You're welcome to it if you get it registered in time (7/31) been up 3 years in a row. Gets day and night licensed

Be great to think it was being used and loved by someone who deserves it.

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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby Bob » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:01 pm

Take her to Tahoe, or take her to the playa some other time when you can come and go as you please. Don't trap her at Burning Man.
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:12 pm

junglesmacks wrote:You're welcome to bring (pretty much) anything that is non-powered without a permit.

If I had a picture of the flowing king sized canopy bed on wheels with full suspension that our campmates had last year.. I would post it.


Comfy bed on wheels.. open playa.. is how I would want.. to..

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be.




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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby Sasha Lucy Leigh » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:43 pm

Hey everyone. Thanks for all of your advice and best wishes. My friend has decided that it's madness to even attempt to attend this year, so we are no longer scrambling for on-playa transportation.

Very much appreciated all the input, and have a great burn!
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Re: Ideas for disabled vehicle for cancer patient?

Postby gyre » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:01 pm

If she is up for it, I would urge her not to be intimidated.

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