Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

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Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby CitizenRandom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:00 am

Hi Burners and Virgins..!

Kinda a ramble here- Im asking yall to post yer ideas and links for shade structures- or shelters around your shelters- what you make them with- hints.
Im pressed to make a cheap structure dome like probably over my tin trailer I might use instead of a tent- This year only..I love tents.
I dont have much to spend - but I need some ideas from shade makers- Im in a large camp of workers and this is my first year- Im considering the trailer over my usual for health issues and because I had my entire estate of worldly possesions stollen when I returned home from The Burn in a foreclosure no one bothered to serve me in. I was a dialed camp aholic- I feel trailers are cheating- at least my "Ol Tinny" the 73 tin trailer- is retro and tacky not delux..

Ill argue RV and Trailer vs tent in another post-

Im thinking Dome inspired with frame attached to trailers rooflines- It needs breathing room like a vent cuz I have vents - and I dont know how my camp planner has me positioned- I must make it wind resiliant-yet- without too much ground to frame posts- for respect of the camp plan and neighbor space I know not the layout- so maybe 4 feet extention from 8 foot wide frame. 8x16x 9.
It has to allow for the poop truck - altho Ill most likely use porta potties . WHY? You ask? well it makes for a better smelling shared camp space- and it makes you leave your bed- shelter and you meet people-see stuff
REMEMBER...this aint no KOA camp trip people..this experiance is a living dream..youll miss shit- if you dont
litterally

Without a shade structure over your tent or airless trailer- you tend to bake approximatly about the time the sun hits the 2 hour from dawn split till way into dusk.
opening windows and unzipping them in a tent is an invitation to disaster for being caught in a dust storm and there will be MANY of them this year to be sure. Its a dust year- dust storms begin around 2 pm and go on forever.

So that being said..tell me your ideas and share them with the class
Anyone build shade for their trailer before?
spill it!

this is my 13th year- will be my first without a tent-
but if I do tent it
What is your hint on cheap for this- as in under 75 bucks..
I do have parachutes.
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:05 am

Hopeless.
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby BBadger » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:11 am

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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:15 am

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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby some seeing eye » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:47 am

I think we have found Burning Man's James Joyce, and I think there was a thread on this: viewtopic.php?f=56&t=56577

BTW Mr Figjam, Never knew your shelter was entirely mobile, excellent, a true engineer!
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:00 am

It takes 30 minutes to an hour for complete set up! (depending on how slow I'm moving) 8)
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby skippy3k » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:37 am

Wow. This makes me feel a whole lot better about my first post here.
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby CitizenRandom » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:51 am

I love it Figjam, its simular to what ive been scribling- I just couldnt work it- without some references..
As for the co-incidental likeness to anything with the word shade structure in my thread to others that happen to for some reason be located in this board index over the some 25 years we have been burning Id like to say..Had the posts been easier to find say...perhaps under the title " Citizen Random, please read this so snarktards wont vomit sarcasam on your post cuz your sick of your own ideas and you love hearing answers from people under EMEADIACY.."
WELL I guess I would of been real smart and almost college edjamamedicated to just know how to type in those characters with my clickamabob- and BANG! words that match my inovative personal approach for connection from people who are full of great ideas like Bob and Figjam..an I could never not nohow spent no time posting no nothin wasting ya'lls valuable brain meat juices to respond to my post askin for cool shade structures that were inexpensive..no neverhow..
right?

I want to see more..show me MORE GREAT INEXPENSIVE SHADE STRUCTURES HUTS OR DOMES!!! I MUST HAVE MORE!!!!
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby maladroit » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:37 am

If you were wrongly foreclosed, you should get a review...could be worth tens of thousands of dollars.

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http://www.occ.gov/topics/consumer-prot ... mework.pdf

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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby Bob » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:42 am



Hope this helps.
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby BBadger » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:51 pm

Just jack up your truck and sleep under that.
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Re: Making great in expensive shade structurs..Huts to Dome

Postby Bob » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:59 pm

Build a Monkey Hut inside a Costco carport inside an electrical conduit dome. A triple-insulated MonkCosDome, as it were. Like a Turducken.

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