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Old 03-07-2010, 10:45 AM   #57
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Damn,
The first week of school. Guess it will have to wait until I am finished with school.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:51 PM   #58
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Kestell,
An Ezy up worked for me in 2008. Roped down with bungy cords to J hooked re bar.
30 gals of fresh water provided a daily shower for me and I gifted a few showers, but that is another story. I'm glad for the dust storms, otherwise I would have never gotten any Sleep!

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:44 PM   #59
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Speaking of water, since i'm looking at a 10hr drive from home to the playa I don't plan on pulling a full tank all the way there. Any ideas for "last chance", places to top off the tanks before heading to camp?
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:05 PM   #60
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We stopped here to fill our water and to dump on the way out. They are very nice folks, and happy to help burners.

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Old 03-07-2010, 03:07 PM   #61
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A bunch of us meet here Sat or Sun Desert Rose
and it is a great place to de compress also. If you don't want to stay there , I'm sure they would let you fill up there and on return you can dump there for $5. You can also get water just about anywhere in Fernley, they are very burner friendly.
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Once again thanks for all the info! Taking notes and appreciate all the help . What's the travel time like from Reno to the Playa?
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:30 PM   #63
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Damn,
The first week of school. Guess it will have to wait until I am finished with school.
Can't think of a better school week than checking out the latest welded and cut metals artwork and structural stuff on the playa. There was a 10 story steel building, full-penn welded out, pretensioned A325 bolts. Lots of interesting welding on Mutant Vehicles. What's your classes this year?
Remeber you could catch a ride into the Black Rock City International airport for a few days.
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Old 03-14-2010, 02:05 PM   #64
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At Burning Man I have been fortunate to put up my awnings and let them stay up with the following design. Make sure you park so that the prevailing winds (yes wind direction changes from time to time) are aligned the length of your Airsteam. Open your awning then apply a hold down system of cargo straps WITH RATCHETS connected from the awning roller on either side of your awning to 2' to 3' rebar stakes that have been set a few feet out from the awnings and pounded DEEPLY into the ground. Next put up 2 mesh tarps with attachment grommets on the sides of your awnings to keep wind from blowing through the length of the awning area. Attach the tarps at the top with bungee connectors and on the bottom with rebar or other stakes. (Thank you, Monte for this idea!) These tarps are roughly 6'x8' and are a little porous to the wind. Tarps are priced at $20 each and can be found at
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Old 03-14-2010, 03:47 PM   #65
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Once again thanks for all the info! Taking notes and appreciate all the help . What's the travel time like from Reno to the Playa?

I was so preoccupied both times I've gone that I don't recall. The first trip I stepped out of my Mini Cooper, into a 30' MH and drove up there. I felt like I was piloting the Graf Zeppelin. Had two breakdowns, 6 new tires, and an unexpected layover in Folsom(no, not the prison), and another breakdown in Gerlach, just for good measure.


Google maps says 2 hours and 45 min.

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Old 03-16-2010, 11:56 PM   #66
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Now for those that have ridden the playa before, how did your awnings handle the wind? Did you even put the awnings out?
I also put my awning out, and leave it up. I use the same type of cargo straps as Mark, and hook them to each end of the Zip Dee awning and to the slots in my alcoa wheels. I keep them tight and have no problems.
Not sure if you have an anchor as "bomb proof" as the wheels, on your trailers, but perhaps there is something underneath that you could connect to. Ron
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I also put my awning out, and leave it up. I use the same type of cargo straps as Mark, and hook them to each end of the Zip Dee awning and to the slots in my alcoa wheels. I keep them tight and have no problems.
Not sure if you have an anchor as "bomb proof" as the wheels, on your trailers, but perhaps there is something underneath that you could connect to. Ron
This is how we've held our structures down in past years - heavy ratchet ties and 30" rebar welded T-spikes. Since folks have had experience w/ this, I'll try this out.

Thanks for the info!

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I only have second-hand experience with this, but my awning rail has loose and missing rivets at both ends, obviously from being overstressed, likely from high wind. I will be using a separate structure instead of risking that kind of damage.

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Old 03-20-2010, 08:14 PM   #69
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I have added our Burning Man rally and RSVP list to the Airforums rally calendar in August 2010. Until it appears at the bottom of the Airforums home page it can be found at:

Airstream Forums - Burning Man 2010

BURNING MAN 2010
Burners and Virgin Burners the time to assemble is rapidly approaching!
This event is the third annual Burning Man rally open to AirForums members and guests. A group of Airstreamers will meet at the Desert Rose RV Park in Fernley, NV (Desert Rose) and depart in a caravan for Burning Man near Gerlach, NV several hours to the north. (Caravan departure time is to be determined: Sunday late evening or early Monday morning.) Once the caravan arrives a camping spot will be chosen and the group will park in a first come first served basis. Late comers will be able to find a directional guidepost sign at the intersection of 3 o'clock and "H". Details of group activities etc. will be developed in the discussion thread at
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Please sign up on the RSVP list so we can estimate the number of attendees.
There is no limit to attendees. For more information on Burning Man and ticket purchases go to :
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Presently working on an application for placement of a small dysfunctional bunch of Geology types camp, hopefully someone will give an informal armwaving geology talk about playa dust or those black rocks, maybe answer a question if we thought we knew a plausible answer or two. Probably a half dozen geotypes.
I'm wondering if the Airstreamerereiers would be interested in another part of the camp, maybe somebody could give a demonstration on how not to polish aluminum or how not to tow or something.
I intend to keep this fun, simple, rum, vacation too with nobody needing to do much more than say boo
But the deadline is coming in a week to get the app in
So who's in? Might just kidnap Marks list for grins
Since I plan to be "on playa" for an earlier shift at the DMV, probably Sundee
I do need some email addys for the app form, not everyone's
And make a map. With an X on it for placement.
Sure hope we get Barts' MV
If I figure out how, I'll send a PM of my writing for your pervue.
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