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Old 01-10-2018, 06:00 AM   #15
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the website says it costs about a grand for a single ticket?
Not quite. Plan on $1000 for two people and a vehicle.

But the logistics of being self-supporting for a week, plus the gas to get there can easily exceed $1000 per person. For example, you can't put gray water on the playa. So you either need a system to evaporate it or you have to haul it out. These kinds of support systems aren't terribly expensive, but they aren't free, either.
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Old 01-10-2018, 08:28 AM   #16
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Just looking for thing for my bucket list.
I was considering Burning Man as one of my choices but the website says it costs about a grand for a single ticket?
WOW! I could get a on stage seat at most any concert for that cash layout!
Keep in mind that itís not a concert. There are endless events and a variety of amazing things happening 24 hours a day with camping for over a week. Roads are laid out, there is security, law enforcement, and medical facilities. Even the number of porta potties is mind boggling. Yeah, itís a lot of money and it would be nice if it was less. Itís grown to a huge event (maybe too big?) but we are not here to debate itís merits. This is a planning thread for those planning to brave it all and attend.

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Can you hookup drive to a dump station? Then return?
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Old 01-10-2018, 01:55 PM   #18
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Can you hookup drive to a dump station? Then return?
Not really. There is nothing nearby and getting in and out is a big hassle.

There are ďpump trucksĒ that come out to the playa later in the week and will pump out your tanks for a fee. A hefty fee. But if you need it, itís worth it. We usually flag them down on Thursday and anyone who wants to use their services can do so. I usually use them but there have been times that I havenít and didnít have a problem.
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Not really. There is nothing nearby and getting in and out is a big hassle.

There are ďpump trucksĒ that come out to the playa later in the week and will pump out your tanks for a fee. A hefty fee. But if you need it, itís worth it. We usually flag them down on Thursday and anyone who wants to use their services can do so. I usually use them but there have been times that I havenít and didnít have a problem.
Thanks. What does hefty mean?
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hey all,
on my bucket list, not sure when I'll go, but would like to be on this thread to learn more. My kids are old enough to leave alone these days, one will be off at college in Sept even. So if my wife is into it, we may go for it. Travelling from the SF Bay Area, so kinda easy in the scheme of things.
my trailer is old, and was thick with dirt and dust from the prior 40yrs, so I'm not worried about that so much as having a nice new one
Sounds like an awesome adventure and something I'm determined to do one of these days.
I'm curious about generators, are these permitted in camp? I don't own one (yet) and not militant against them, but just can't stand these RV types who run them to watch TV etc !! drives me nuts ...
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Dump fee is around $60.

Yes, generators are permitted.
People try to be considerate about them but it’s never really quiet on the playa anyway.

Bring ear plugs.
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Not that bad considering. Thanks
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looking at tickets that go on sale

Jan 24-26 we are talking $990

vs. March 21st - 23rd at $425.

regarding the experience of others. Which tickets should one buy? Does it matter that we have an Trailer?
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looking at tickets that go on sale

Jan 24-26 we are talking $990

vs. March 21st - 23rd at $425.

regarding the experience of others. Which tickets should one buy? Does it matter that we have an Trailer?
You need one ticket per person and one vehicle pass for whatever you are driving. The trailer doesnít need a vehicle pass. Get the cheapest ticket you can. There is no difference in tickets except price. Good luck!
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