Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby dicooley » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:50 am

Hello Out There: My husband and I will be traveling from DC to attend BM for the first time. We're kinda old--I'm 47, he's even older--but love to have new experiences and meet crazy ass people. I'm busy reading all the practical stuff and making lists while he's using his big right side brain to come up with the fun shit. This was a very last minute thing (we just decided last week), so we're doing the RV thing (i know boo hiss) to get the lay of the land and be self-reliant in the laziest, easiest way possible. Namaste and Peace the Fuck Out.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby jkisha » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:52 am

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby dicooley » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:58 am

jk thanks for being the first to welcome me! i'm starting to feel all warm and fuzzy now
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Drawingablank » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:00 am

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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:05 am

Welcome to ePlaya!

Don't worry about the social ramifications of being in an RV; maybe 40%(?) of the city uses one. They make nice windblocks.

Keep generator use to polite hours if at all possible, and be friendly neighbors, and it should work out fine.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby ygmir » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:26 am

welcome!!
nothing wrong with RVing....nothing. don't let anyone tell you you're "doing it wrong" for that reason!! sure, maybe other things......but not for an RV.
You, make your Burn, how You want it!! Fuck them who says otherwise.
As Savannah sagely advises, genny noise and exhaust is nice to control and be conscious of for neighbors, though.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby trilobyte » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:28 am

Welcome to ePlaya! While camping in an RV isn't my thing, lots of people do it. Just try to be mindful of your neighbors. I've had horrible RV neighbors (who park a giant wall either in or on the edges of our camp and then run noisy generators 24/7) as well as awesome RV neighbors and campmates (they say hello, make sure there's space, etc) - it's the person, not what they're sleeping in.

The drive from DC sounds like it will be quite an adventure. If you haven't read the first-timer's guide and survival guide, do that. Take a look around the boards, plenty of questions you may have will already have been asked (if you don't see it, post your question). Good luck, and hope to see you guys out there!
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:11 am

We should all be impressed with your resourcefulness at getting an RV at thsi late date.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:19 am

Hey, you being new here and all, I figure I'll reach out and ease your worries. You just need to set up your RV up wind from my tent on the outer ring, I'll act like the rig is mine, give all the neighbors the impression that it belongs to me. They'll see me all well rested and clean, fixin' snacks on the stove, popping a cold one out of the mini-fridge, inviting lovelies over for a night-cap...... To complete the act, you and yours can pretend my tent and cot are yours. You see, as my gift to you, and the community, I'll let everyone hate on me !!!



yeah, yeah, or do as the following post says....
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:29 am

Above all, make friends with your neighbors.

Plenty of "old fogies" out here. (Glances around furtively.)
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby pink » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:09 am

Yup, plenty of us. I did my first burn at 45. I'll celebrate 52 this year on playa. Just be aware of the effect the burn can have on any mid-life crisis thoughts-you may end up rethinking your entire existence and traveling roads joyfully you never imagined you'd be on!
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby bluesbob » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:35 pm

My walker gets stuck in those damn cracks in the playa every year.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby skolaytom » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:35 pm

Hello Out There: My husband and I will be traveling from DC to attend BM for the first time. We're kinda old--I'm 47, he's even older--but love to have new experiences and meet crazy ass people. I'm busy reading all the practical stuff and making lists while he's using his big right side brain to come up with the fun shit. This was a very last minute thing (we just decided last week), so we're doing the RV thing (i know boo hiss) to get the lay of the land and be self-reliant in the laziest, easiest way possible. Namaste and Peace the Fuck Out.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby pink » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:12 pm

I think you'll do just fine!
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby shroom » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:53 am

Hello and welcome! No RV hating here as I plan to use one next burn. My first and only burn I traveled from Georgia and did the tent thing which was fine but going across country and being at the burn will be a bit easier in an RV. Have a blast!
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:27 am

dicooley wrote:Hello Out There: My husband and I will be traveling from DC to attend BM for the first time. We're kinda old--I'm 47, he's even older--but love to have new experiences and meet crazy ass people. I'm busy reading all the practical stuff and making lists while he's using his big right side brain to come up with the fun shit. This was a very last minute thing (we just decided last week), so we're doing the RV thing (i know boo hiss) to get the lay of the land and be self-reliant in the laziest, easiest way possible. Namaste and Peace the Fuck Out.




wtf is this bullshit?

Im 48 and i'm KINDA YOUNG.

and dont use the "N" word with me...
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:02 am

DONT HATE ME FOR MY RV.. HATE MY NAMSTAY BS


(YEAH dood simon is wise.. you just wait until you actually see burnin man and see all those people who could be yer parents having more fun than you... 47? pfft)
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby BraveNewWorld » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:13 am

I'm taking a small RV, also. From what I've learned here on the forum, bringing an RV, itself, isn't horrendous, but it might hinder your experience if you stay cooped up in it. I am planning on just using mine for sleeping and building a shade structure to hang out in for the rest of the time to be a bit more social. Safe travels and I hope you have fun! Oh, and since when is 47 OLD??
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:28 pm

BraveNewWorld wrote:Oh, and since when is 47 OLD??

I'm pretty sure it was old 500 years ago, but really, 47 is the new 16.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Pippi » Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:49 pm

We take an RV, but only because its offered by my beloved Mama. She loves that she doesn't have to clean it at the end of her camping season (because its pointless really before the burn) and it's returned spotless to her. Win-Win.

I do admit though that I feel like I'm cheating for having never experienced BM in a tent. To combat this senseless guilt and the feeling that I'm missing a certain part of the playa magic, I use the RV and its amenities to do nice things for campers around us. I cook for our campers. and others. a lot. I let them use the kitchen. I make coffee in the morning and surprise people with it. Iced Coffees! In Exodus last year we were cooking stir fry and passing it out to people in line. We had lots of cold drinks left over so we were passing those out to.

And of course we do our best to limit the generator usage for the sake of campers around us. It's just a nice thing to do.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Lonesomebri » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:48 pm

Oh my dear RV friends, I am still available to ease your guilt by taking your place in your RV.
I am here to shield you from the winds of envy, which you called hate.
And if this is not to be, please, don't hate me for my smell.

Oh yeah, I'm 50, so very tragic that you became sort-of old at such a young age.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby BraveNewWorld » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:52 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
BraveNewWorld wrote:Oh, and since when is 47 OLD??

I'm pretty sure it was old 500 years ago, but really, 47 is the new 16.


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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby dragonpilot » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:28 pm

Pippi wrote:I do admit though that I feel like I'm cheating for having never experienced BM in a tent.


I RV, but I pitch a tent for sleeping/personal space/gear storage/costume changes...the RV is my kitchen, dust shelter, and dinning room...try it.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby gyre » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:10 am

Pippi wrote:I do admit though that I feel like I'm cheating for having never experienced BM in a tent.

A tent?

Some people have the resources and don't even bring a tent.

Nothing wrong with rvs.
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby gyre » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:21 pm

Electric fridge?
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby Foxfur » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:51 pm

BraveNewWorld wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
BraveNewWorld wrote:Oh, and since when is 47 OLD??

I'm pretty sure it was old 500 years ago, but really, 47 is the new 16.


People, like wine, get better with age! 8)

You had me at "People like wine..."
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Re: Don't Hate on Me for My RV

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:56 pm

Oh dear, I may have lost that round.
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