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Old 09-14-2012, 06:03 AM   #757
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Thanks for posting the video. I like the 6 lane hwy leading into BM..
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:51 PM   #758
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Awesome Dean!
Love the dust storm!!!!
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Old 09-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #759
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Great video! Ditto on the final blast through the dust storm. Loved the sense of mayhem. Very "Road Warrior-ish". Reminds me of the morning commute into Boston. Just a bit disappointed though that you were letting so many lesser vehicles get past you.

Considering everything you packed, did you forget to bring your crossbow?
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:56 AM   #760
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Burning Man Satellite Photos

These satellite photos give a feel for space required to create a city of 50,000 campers and RV'ers! Quite impressive! See the yellow highlight for where we parked our MH.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #761
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Wow....
Do you get an assigned spot or first come basis?
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #762
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Your speeding there.! Your lucky the fuzz didn't get you.
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Burning Man "season" is the best time of year for law enforcement in and around Black Rock City for a hundred miles or so. They fill their coffers with the riches of the dumb a$$'s that pass through. I saw many vehicles/RVs pulled over. One of my buddies we were caravanning with was pulled over on the Playa before he got to camp. He was pulled over for a license plate light not functioning and he made the stupid mistake of agreeing to a vehicle search. He was very lucky since he drove away with only an open container citation and a verbal warning for some some fireworks...they searched his motorhome extensively but didn't find the large stash of fireworks, his pot, his mushrooms and other well stuff. Shaking my head! On top of that, he lost one of his BM tickets on the way in.

I can assure you to the dismay of my fellow caravaners that I didn't exceed 55 mph as I was pulling a trailer! LOL. Of course, they all left at the end of the week without me cause 55 wasn't their idea of fun. Sad face. Safety is number one in my book, but my friends hate me for it...oh well! LOL

The distance from Redding to Black Rock Desert isn't that far, but after 12 hours, I wish I could have driven at the speed of the video! LOL
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:10 PM   #763
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Thanks for posting the video. I like the 6 lane hwy leading into BM..
They actually have 8 lanes out there!
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:11 PM   #764
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Awesome Dean!
Love the dust storm!!!!
In that case, come and help me clean up the MH this next week! LOL
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:21 PM   #765
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Great video! Ditto on the final blast through the dust storm. Loved the sense of mayhem. Very "Road Warrior-ish". Reminds me of the morning commute into Boston. Just a bit disappointed though that you were letting so many lesser vehicles get past you.

Considering everything you packed, did you forget to bring your crossbow?
Definitely reminds me of Mad Max and the movie 4th of July when all the RVs and cars are heading across the desert to the military base in the middle of no where. It was a very strange feeling once we were on the playa and in the dust storms. The white (dust) outs were so bad at times, I had to stop the MH and wait for it to clear a bit. I wasn't worried since I had 16 feet of utility trailer behind me for someone to smash into!

I live by the axiom that 50% of the population are morons...LOL. It was crazy how people were passing me up on the playa in near white out conditions. I almost got side swiped twice. I blew my air horn until there was no air left for it to blow! Coming out was just as bad.
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:28 PM   #766
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Wow....
Do you get an assigned spot or first come basis?
If you are part of a bigger "camp", you can request an assigned space ahead of time for your group. The inner circles are setup for this purpose. We were much closer to the center the first night when we thought we were welcomed in the group that I hauled a 1000 pounds of supplies to the desert for. I digress, but it is important to understand reality trumps the Burning Man principles when you get 50,000 people together. You are going to get a cross section of the real population at Burning Man no matter what.

Back on the subject...the outer circles are first come first serve...just pick a spot and set up camp! We were very happy with the spot we chose. Very nice people around us and no loud obnoxious music playing 24 hours a day! LOL
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I live by the axiom that 50% of the population are morons...LOL. It was crazy how people were passing me up on the playa in near white out conditions. I almost got side swiped twice. I blew my air horn until there was no air left for it to blow! Coming out was just as bad.
I think you're drastically over estimating the intellect of the general population.
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I think you're drastically over estimating the intellect of the general population.
Agreed!
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:11 PM   #769
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A/C compressor clutch

When I turn on the dash a/c, the clutch squeals a bit. If I turn it on and off a few times, I can get it to stop. I've heard that the clutch can be replaced. I've also heard that the clutch squeals when turned off if it is bad. The a/c works great, except for my continued blower issue, so I don't want to open up the system. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #770
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When I turn on the dash a/c, the clutch squeals a bit. If I turn it on and off a few times, I can get it to stop. I've heard that the clutch can be replaced. I've also heard that the clutch squeals when turned off if it is bad. The a/c works great, except for my continued blower issue, so I don't want to open up the system. Any thoughts on this?
Are you sure its the clutch squealing? We had belt squeal on our 310 off and on for a year or more that gradually got worse. At times I was able to get the squealing to stop by gunning the engine a time or two. Turns out it was worn belts and worst of all the belt broke while passing a semi on the interstate. The belt that broke then took out the other two belts which left me with no power steering, no power brakes and no cooling. It was dicey there for a minute or so trying to get off onto the shoulder.

If it is your a/c clutch I have heard that on some vehicles you can replace the clutch without out to much problem. If you do attempt this it would be nice to know how you go about it.

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