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by LowePro
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Estimate for early entry Gate delay
Replies: 18
Views: 1118

Re: Estimate for early entry Gate delay

Impossible to tell, but Saturday has long lines too, estimate 2-3 hours minimum off blacktop, and it has been 6, 8, or even 10+ hours on Sat daytime/afternoon entry. Plan to arrive at 12:01 but understand you will miss the target.
by LowePro
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes

It was chain link fence rail tube, not EMT! THANKS GENIUSES!
by LowePro
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Solar generator question.
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Solar generator question.

It's pretty small for that price. 50 amp hour battery would be notably cheaper. Pm me if you want details on how to rig it up
by LowePro
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Re: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes

Thanks all, just did the caliper and the poles are approx 1.4" outer diam and 1.3" inner diam.
This is in between the 2 sizes of EMT at my local store. ☹️ I'll try your idea in the fence section, Jacky. I'm open to any other suggestions from the brain trust, thanks!
by LowePro
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes
Replies: 9
Views: 729

Finding uncommon size of metal shade structure tubes

Hello, I have inherited a metal tube shade structure that's missing 1 leg. I have tried EMT conduit from home despot.. the 1 inch size is too small and the 1.25 is too big. They don't have an in-between size. Any tips or sources for what this other size metal tube might be and where to find it? It m...
by LowePro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?

Thx Cap. Just going by what the manufacturer (Curt and etrailer) recommended. But found this alternative solution anyway, a bike rack that clamps on to my existing equipment and keeps the bikes closer to the tailgate--I think this will get me what I need and a more elegant way to do it. curt-bike-ra...
by LowePro
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?

Thanks all. Ended up contacting the manufacturer, they did not recommend doing the adapter/bike rack combo with a camper trailer. The adapter adds tongue weight and reduce the tow capacity by a factor. It's made more for a flat cargo trailer or lighter towed thing for shorter distances. Just FYI if ...
by LowePro
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Re: Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?

Thanks, I have load distribution hitch and sway bars and the whole setup w/ brake controller integrated in ford F150 supercab.
by LowePro
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?
Replies: 8
Views: 715

Hitch extender for bike rack AND trailer?

Hi, curious if any of you geniuses has ever used a hitch extender/splitter to tow a camper and simultaneously attach a bike rack. The hitch extender product looks like this (not an ad, just an illustration) and I'm hoping to use it with a Thule bike rack I already own. I'd be using it with an 80s ca...
by LowePro
Wed Jul 24, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047012

Re: cooling your tent or van

Beary: The 12V car-port outlet should work fine with your bucket cooler. Test it at home just to make sure. But as long as your fan and pump are 12V electronics, they should work with any 12V power supply. Make sure you splice the positive connections from Fan and PUmp together and connect with the ...
by LowePro
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Tips on Yurt/Tent Situation for 2 Couples
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Tips on Yurt/Tent Situation for 2 Couples

Separate. The standard hexayurt is roomy for 2, but cramped for 4.
by LowePro
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047012

Re: cooling your tent or van

That is a 46 amp hour battery pre-packaged w/ built in USB and power ports, for $150. Cool and convenient, but it's the same thing as buying your own 50 amp-hour battery and an inexpensive inverter and rigging up your own system for less $$. Message me if you want more info so I don't blast this thr...
by LowePro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: What does your camp do for interaction?
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: What does your camp do for interaction?

It's all relative to how many people and how much space you requested. 90 people and 200 x 200 is very big, so Camp Juicy would need to have a LOT of interactivity to justify that. Yoga and smoothies and sound system was not enough, apparently. For a camp of 10 to 15 people at 50x50 feet, that might...
by LowePro
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138245

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Power drill: No, have not had good luck with it.
Cordless impact driver: Yes definitely. That's the way to go. You don't need a genny for that. Just 2 charged up batteries. Each battery should be good for a few dozen lag screws.
by LowePro
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sharing Large Generator
Replies: 27
Views: 2548

Re: Sharing Large Generator

PapC: it's one thing to connect with people ahead of time and make arrangements to share costs and logistics on a project, such as neighboring camps making arrangements to share a generator. I don't think there's anything wrong with posting on Eplaya in June to see if anyone is interested in partner...
by LowePro
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. cooler
Replies: 91
Views: 16623

Re: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. cooler

You don't need any additional air filters.
The damp blue pad itself acts as a dust filter and cooling surface. The FJ design is simple and efficient as is.
by LowePro
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Monkeyhut over shiftpod with aluminet
Replies: 6
Views: 725

Re: Monkeyhut over shiftpod with aluminet

#5: Fence-post pounders don't work that great on Rebar and not any easier than a sledge, in my exp. A sledge hammer and good set of work gloves and some muscle is about perfect. 14 stakes is not that bad. Bring vice grips and/or crow bar to remove. Lag-screws and impact driver is a preferred alterna...
by LowePro
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: What happens if your camp is placed but doesn't have enough tickets?
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: What happens if your camp is placed but doesn't have enough tickets?

In the latest Placement email newsletter, they said that placed camps are taking more space than ever, leaving less open space for general camping, and they asked camps to welcome/allow open campers into their space, so if you end up with more room than you need, due to lack of tickets, I'm sure peo...
by LowePro
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Need Deep Cycle/Inverter Recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1133

Re: Need Deep Cycle/Inverter Recommendations

Sent you a PM with some links. I have used an inexpensive Bestek 400w inverter from the "rain forest" for 5 yrs with good luck--for the basics (charge cameras, run LEDs and small stereo, etc). Didn't run A/C or any major appliances tho. But still going strong. Inverter needs to be keep cool and out ...
by LowePro
Wed May 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tandem bike thoughts & experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Tandem bike thoughts & experiences

Dusty Romance, never had it to lose!! Haha good point. But seriously I had a campmate once that was "not good at biking" and it became a drag having to babysit and coddle just to get from Point A to B. I think with an entire summer in front of you, a few training rides would be a good idea. There ar...
by LowePro
Tue May 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tandem bike thoughts & experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 1464

Re: Tandem bike thoughts & experiences

Uh, yeah do you want to be almost literally attached at the hip for the whole week? If not, you have a whole summer to get better at riding a solo bike.
by LowePro
Tue May 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Honda 2200i recall
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Honda 2200i recall

Had good luck with the Yamaha EF2000i as an alternative to the Honda. A little cheaper too. (around 800 vs 1000)
by LowePro
Tue May 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Water Storage/ Shower Situation
Replies: 20
Views: 2940

Re: Water Storage/ Shower Situation

Hey @joeln,
wondering you can elaborate on "Imy first camp knew how to do evap ponds right"
What did you all do differently or special that worked? Thx
by LowePro
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Geodesic Question
Replies: 26
Views: 5528

Re: Geodesic Question

You can save money and materials with a 2v dome. (Longer but fewer poles.)
We use a 2v at about 30ft diam. The bonus is that the 10ft long poles from the store don't need to be cut down at all. You only have to cut the shorter struts.
The bummer is you need a larger vehicle to haul the longer poles.
by LowePro
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: 3D printed parts for swampie
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: 3D printed parts for swampie

(Nevermind I can see the photo now, thanks!)
by LowePro
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: 3D printed parts for swampie
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: 3D printed parts for swampie

Cool mod. Question, are you mounting the fan on top of the bucket lid? So the fan unit is on the exterior?
Or mounted internally inside the bucket? Thanks
by LowePro
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. cooler
Replies: 91
Views: 16623

Re: Improvements & Upgrades to the FIGJAM bucket evap. cooler

What do you use to power this? thanks
by LowePro
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Placement Questionnaire
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Placement Questionnaire

Works for me with Chrome browser. Did you check your spam folder? When I save, I get an email almost immediately from <donotreply@burningman.org>

subject is "Save and Continue LinK"
by LowePro
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138245

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Hey, you can put a heavy duty washer on the lag first, then the chain link. That way you don't have to find an exact fit in the size of the chain.
by LowePro
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: cooling your tent or van
Replies: 4319
Views: 1047012

Re: cooling your tent or van

Mine is 6 years old and mostly still kicking! I have replaced the water pump and always travel with an extra. They are cheap, pm me if you want a link to the ones I use. The adhesive that glues the conduit to the lid cracked last yr so I had to reglue it ( E6000). Otherwise it's been an amazingly re...

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