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Old 02-28-2016, 09:26 PM   #43
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Howdy ! I'm an east coast burner with a 77 Excella 500, fondly known as 'Area 77'.
This Year after the wind storms last year , I've decided to tow the silver beast out to the burn. I've ogled the Airstream camp from afar and would love to get some tips on Stream camping on the playa. My camp is 'Lightsweeper'. We got placement already but are not sure where yet.
So I'm stalking this thread and hope to get to know some of you as we get psyched for this year's burn.
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:56 AM   #44
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I am confused. I didn't think anyone had placement, yet, unless maybe you're also an art installation that is receiving a grant.

I will grant you that Directed Group Sales is a hint that Placement is coming, but they are not the same.

I assume that you are a many times Burner, but this will be your first time in your Airstream. If I'm correct, there isn't a lot of additional guidance, except maybe the following:
  1. A small generator or solar panel is required to get you through 7 days.
  2. Many of us tape the windows and other vents to control dust.
  3. Your parking orientation is important. If you don't have another RV that you can parallel park with, you should consider parking so that your door is facing North or Northeast. I've gotten through many dust storms with the door open when I've been able to park this way. Yes, it's dusty, but you don't wind up with sand dunes inside.
  4. You must have a small 12V fan if you intend to be inside (closed up) during dust storms, or be able to run your AC (3KW generator). It's perfectly possible to get through the week without running your AC.
  5. If you have an awning, you need to tie it down using strong 4-point restraints (rebar or some such and cargo straps).
  6. Careful control of flush water will enable your black tank to last the whole week (how many are you and are the others trained?).
  7. Have a plan for capturing or evaporating your gray water. Even though you do have a gray tank, it most likely won't make it for the week.

Have fun and let us know your placement location.

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Great tips Zep!
Yes we have our direct sales tickets and have gotten placement for a few years. So we are assuming placement it not far behind. Last year was my first burn actually and thus the first with this camp. How about those dust storms ?!
Hoping this year to be nowhere near Districkt and between 3 sound camps and away from those infamous 9&I potties. They were at our back door!
I'm experienced in boondocking in the AS but not in the desert. Thanks again for the list of tips ...lots of ideas to get the projects underway. We'll be doing at least 2 festivals for shakedown cruises before the burn.
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Great tips Zep!
Yes we have our direct sales tickets and have gotten placement for a few years. So we are assuming placement it not far behind. Last year was my first burn actually and thus the first with this camp. How about those dust storms ?!
Hoping this year to be nowhere near Districkt and between 3 sound camps and away from those infamous 9&I potties. They were at our back door!
I'm experienced in boondocking in the AS but not in the desert. Thanks again for the list of tips ...lots of ideas to get the projects underway. We'll be doing at least 2 festivals for shakedown cruises before the burn.
Hi spurlgurl. I'm suspecting what you have is the DGS invite, and the DGS sale starts at Noon tomorrow for necessary core camp people. BM Tickets just sent out a reminder.
We never know where Placement will put us until sometimes the middle of August. Then sometimes the Placer moves a camp while we're coming in.
In the theme camp application your formologist could ask of Placement Gods to be placed near us if you all want. I've never had a camp to put down that I wanted to be close to, just a not them and not those and definitely not those over there. We'll be sure not to put you next to the line of portapotties. and Plan On!
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:37 PM   #47
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That comes from, the plate on the back the bear, the condition of the vehicle in its stripped condition and how you all like go leave the playa, empty.
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Old 03-14-2016, 02:35 PM   #51
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I'm considering attending this year, but I wonder if someone can tell me what the clean up is like in the airstream. I attended burning man about 10 years ago for 3 years in a row in a vintage ford econoline van. From what I remember that dust gets in everything, everywhere and it's impossible to get out. I just bought a new 19' airstream and am a little hesitant about going in such a new rig. How does it hold up in the elements? Besides the obvious of washing inside and out when you leave, have you had any other issues...like never fully getting the dust out of the ac ducts or something? New to both my airstream and this forum. Thanks in advance. I hope to join this year!
We are thinking about creating a hexayurt-style entryway for our AS... a dustroom instead of a mudroom! After last year's dust storms I think it would be nice to have an external area to strip off and leave dusty clothes and boots before entering the camper. I'd like to minimize the dust blowing directly in too. If we figure out something that works we'll share it with y'all.
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We are thinking about creating a hexayurt-style entryway for our AS... a dustroom instead of a mudroom! After last year's dust storms I think it would be nice to have an external area to strip off and leave dusty clothes and boots before entering the camper. I'd like to minimize the dust blowing directly in too. If we figure out something that works we'll share it with y'all.
I was thinking about something like this... but with an airshower (akin to entering the crew module of the space shuttle - or other contaminant sensitive cleanroom areas) to blow the dust off --- would be cool!

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We got tickets... I think.

Two of us pre-registered last week for the main sale today. And we were lucky enough to get through to the main sale and purchase (2) tickets each - using our unique access codes and both received confirmation numbers - but I think we made an error and used the same ticketfly account. When I click on my confirmation number, it shows invalid order code - and when I go to my ticketfly account, there are no orders.

I've emailed ticketsales to see if they can advise. Do any of you have any suggestions?
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Hi from AZ. . . after pre-registering, 1/2 hour in line, "NO TIX AVAIABLE", so they sold all available tix in like 30 minutes. . . ??? Makes you wonder, eh ? ? ? oh well, Craig
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