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by NikonKing
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent
Replies: 18
Views: 3627

Re: Thoughts on a Coleman Instant Cabin 6 Tent

Looks like I came to this thread too late... but for others who might read or search, I have a Coleman Instant Cabin and I love it for the burn. I set it up with my car as a partial shade/windbreak, stake it down with heavy duty aluminum tent pegs, put a piece of 14x20 aluminet over it, and tie tha...
by NikonKing
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Oh my goodness the rental anxiety is so real! I rented an RV from Salt Lake City for the burn twice in the past two years, and didn't disclose we were going to Burning Man (I think I said Arizona when they asked...) Anyway, spent both burns with a little ball of anxiety and guilt in the back of my ...
by NikonKing
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.
Replies: 27
Views: 2912

Re: Sleeping in a Cargo Van.

My plan is to sleep inside a minivan. I'll put all seats down and use and old single person mattress for me, as I'll make it solo to Burning Man. To control heat, I'll tape a reflective sheet on the ceiling and windows, also, to control dust I'll tape some plastic to the semi-open window. I'll cove...
by NikonKing
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Sham wrote:You know I love you all to pieces, but we are teetering on commerce. :roll:
....slowly backing away from the ledge. :arrow:
by NikonKing
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Dr. Pyro wrote:The Budget/AVIS dealership in midtown Sacramento is very burner-friendly. Ask for Steve Gatkin by name. (916) 446-2695. If they say "he's at the other shop" ask for that direct number. If need be, drop my name (Jim Jacoby). Good luck.
Thank you, Pyro. I'm on it...

I'll keep you posted.
by NikonKing
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

I rent a big truck every year. After the event I take it to a car wash and have it cleaned for about $140, tip included. Like a truck wash? And then you pay for additional services? Can you give me more information about this? Maybe this is the better way to go. Yes, I’m in Reno. I go to a place th...
by NikonKing
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

lucky420 wrote:I rent a big truck every year. After the event I take it to a car wash and have it cleaned for about $140, tip included.
Like a truck wash? And then you pay for additional services? Can you give me more information about this? Maybe this is the better way to go.
by NikonKing
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

HOWEVER, if they ask you, say yes, and then ask what the cleaning charge is. At Enterprise, it's $300. And, make SURE you can drive out of state. There is a story somewhere in eplaya about a burner who traveled out of state, was fined every day for that, and also was SPEEDING and fined for that. (n...
by NikonKing
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Where did you rent the truck out of? San Francisco. Your dates of rental are a dead give-a-way. The truck rental companies get hundreds (or thousands) of calls to rent box trucks for those boxed in dates. Have you considered renting a minivan and buying a camping tent? All the way around, it will b...
by NikonKing
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

lucky420 wrote:Where did you rent the truck out of?
San Francisco.
by NikonKing
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Re: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Let me ask, why a cargo van? A full size sedan would fit all your camping gear and food/water supplies. We've actually had 3 people and all supplies and gear in a full size rental. A cargo van is the size of a living room. :shock: Quite right! The cargo van is both my transportation AND my tent. Pl...
by NikonKing
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Cargo Van Rental Anxiety
Replies: 38
Views: 5172

Cargo Van Rental Anxiety

Hey there, Burners! I'm a big believer in being truthful in all things. And so when I was advised by many to NOT disclose my destination as Burning Man to the cargo van rental company I'm using, I decided to follow advice and leave that little tidbit out. But then at the very end of the transaction,...
by NikonKing
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Re: Newbie Order of Things

Yeah, the shower is a problem. No good answer for that. Plan on picking up a dish tub and using melted ice water and wash cloth for bath and then bath towel to evaporate water. And plenty of wet wipes. Shower bag, garden sprayer, watering can, on-demand water heater with small pump... Stand in a pl...
by NikonKing
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: This time I'm gonna...
Replies: 31
Views: 3152

Re: This time I'm gonna...

korierika4 wrote:Omg everything! I fucked up my first burn last year so bad. Don't get me wrong I was definitely prepared just going to do the whole thing different!
I need to learn from you!! I'm over-thinking everything.....
by NikonKing
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Re: Newbie Order of Things

You don't need an RV or a theme camp. Rent a spacious cargo van, make it your home. Set up your own camp area and do whatever you want!! And don't forget no matter how you do it, don't forget the shade! I think what I enjoy most about this reply, Jackass, is that it simplifies everything. I should ...
by NikonKing
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Newbie Order of Things
Replies: 24
Views: 2007

Newbie Order of Things

Radical Self-Reliance was my favorite of the 10 Principles from the moment I started getting serious about BM. It has meaning to me as a businessman, husband, and most importantly -- as a parent to my three girls who I'm trying to raise in a manner reflective of their talents, not their gender. And ...
by NikonKing
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Ready to come home. Finally.
Replies: 11
Views: 1041

Ready to come home. Finally.

So let's hit the elephant in the room straight off. I'm not your typical virgin burner. I'm a middle-aged, Midwestern corporate executive running an organization of hundreds with immense responsibilities to a corporate board, stockholders and an incredibly demanding customer base. I have been doing ...

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