Hola from San Diego

Hola from San Diego

Postby fea » Thu May 23, 2013 7:59 pm

Hi!

Newbie going by myself and I can't believe I got a ticket to the playa. I've rented a small (I mean really small) trailer and would appreciate any advise, suggestions, well wishes, giggles or any bullshit you'd like to give. See you soon!

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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby Savannah » Thu May 23, 2013 8:18 pm

Hi Fea! :D

Congratulations! Here are some threads that may be useful if you haven't seen them:

Travel trailer, cargo trailer or.....
viewtopic.php?f=286&t=39734

Securing trailers from wind gusts
viewtopic.php?f=277&t=57574

You might be able to meet some other Burners from San Diego (or other nearby places) if you want to.
http://regionals.burningman.com/us_ca.html

Don't promise a ride to anybody until you've eyeballed the stack of stuff you're gonna cram into your trailer. :lol:

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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby fea » Thu May 23, 2013 8:30 pm

Thanks Savannah, appreciate the info!
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby dragonpilot » Fri May 24, 2013 12:38 pm

If your tiny trailer doesn't have AC and you plan on being inside the thing during the day make yourself a swamp cooler:

viewtopic.php?f=280&t=33842

The inside of that trailer is going to get hot enough at midday to bake cookies on the dinette.
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby lucky420 » Fri May 24, 2013 12:42 pm

Hola and hello...
Oh my god, it's HUGE!
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri May 24, 2013 3:31 pm

Welcome, fea!

Congrats on getting a ticket - prepare well and you ought to have a good time. There's lots on info here on eplaya and - of course - in the mandatory reading.

San Diego has a pretty active Burner community - we have a weekly meet-up at a bar every Tuesday. Be sure to sign up for the weekly news email (follow Savannah's link) if you want to hear more about that and other local happenings, like poi on the beach, this weekend's cookout, or how to help with the San Diego CORE effigy.

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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby fea » Fri May 24, 2013 7:58 pm

Thanks for the swamp cooler info, Dragon! Hmmmm, could be a fun project for a long weekend
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby fea » Fri May 24, 2013 8:05 pm

Hey Scout, thanks for the info. Didn't realize the meeting was every Tuesday, will definitely be showing up to say hi
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby TomServo » Sat May 25, 2013 7:56 pm

fea wrote:Thanks for the swamp cooler info, Dragon! Hmmmm, could be a fun project for a long weekend


Welcome fea! we built one over a weekend (battery not solar) and were shocked as shit when the damned thing worked! Read up and best of luck!
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby maryanimal » Sat May 25, 2013 9:22 pm

Hello and welcome to eplaya! :D
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby jkisha » Sun May 26, 2013 7:14 am

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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun May 26, 2013 8:24 am

Buenas dias, Fea! What part of Insane Diego are you from?
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby fea » Tue May 28, 2013 8:23 pm

Hola Everyone! Thank you so much for the warm welcomes and tips. And, Lucky, I really appreciate the bird hello. I can see we're gonna get along juuuuust fine! Hi Dougly, I live downtown. Hey Tom, did you use a deep cycle battery or some other kind?

I rented a small teardrop trailer. I'm going by myself, so I kinda wanted a little extra security. I thought to park my vehicle and the trailer in a bit of a V shape with it pointing towards the wind, then securing shade over the vehicle, trailer and extending it across the wide part of the V for shade. I understand about securing it with rebar, covering the rebar so people don't get hurt, but not so sure about the configuration or how to secure the wider part of the shade. I realize I have a shit load of stuff to do between now and then!

Thanks again. I appreciate the kindness
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby TomServo » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:54 pm

did you use a deep cycle battery or some other kind?



deep cycle battery, and inverter....but we also have a generator and trickle charger if needed
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby fea » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:48 pm

Hi Tom,

Generator / trickle charge.....Blood Bath & Beyond...could be just what a newbie is looking for. Are you planning on hosting a fencing course? From your avatar it looks like I could scare the shit out of some people. :evil: :P

hmmmm, my simple bucket swamp cooler seems to want to keep morphing. I got most of the supplies today except for the fan. The more I think of it the more I think there should be a way to create a more traditional swamp cooler to fit on top of the tear drop as there is a fan that blows both ways. (Wow. I can't believe I actually wrote that. If I saw someone else post that message, there would be NO mercy) Ok, back to the topic at hand. I'm planning (not that it will necessarily happen) to have aluminet cover for the CRV & trailer. I could have the swamp cooler on the cargo space at the front of the trailer with flexible piping to the fan or I could have it on top of the trailer, but I'm concerned it will end up in my neighbor's windshield. Probably not a good way to make a first impression, but I've done worse. I think I may have to start stalking Figjam.....poor fella, y'all should start feeling sorry for him right about now.
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:05 am

Say what!

I'm filthy rich, I just don't have any money.

Here you go, but I would use the fan from my bucket design on thier cooler. 8)

"12v Swamp Cooler After seeing 2 Teardrop trailers using GI surplus ammo cans as 110v swamp coolers, we thought it would be a good idea to make a 12 volt version for our remote desert camping. Using 1/2" plywood & other materials left over from our body construction, we designed it to fit under our kitchen counter top, inside the lower cabinet."

http://www.outbackteardrop.com/body8.html
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Re: Hola from San Diego

Postby fea » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:48 am

Hi Figjam! Still haven't gotten thru all 65 pages of the ever-morphing swamp cooler, but I'm putting one together this weekend. Will switch over to the other board & upload pics when I have them. Thank you for the TONS of information and help you given to everyone looking to cool down. :D
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