RV pred/Route help please

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RV pred/Route help please

Post by acoldkiss » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:19 pm

Hello,

Second time burners and first time RVers.

First question is do we need to do anything to the RV to save the mechanical cogs that make up our RV. Air filters and that stuff. Any advice?

Second we are driving from Vermont. and maps wants us to head EAST from Jungo from Winnemucca. This route looks to shave off about 5 hours of drive time. However is it:

Driveable?
How far is it total?
Does it have gas stations?

Any other advice we would really love!

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by EGAZ » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:39 pm

RV Info

Jungo Road
  • Driveable? -- Yea, but its an un-imporved dirt road.

    How far is it total? -- Your 'maps' doesn't tell you? Gerlach to/from Winnemucca, 100miles says Google.

    Does it have gas stations? -- I'm guessing no from what I have looked up.
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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by Jackass » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:45 pm

I'm guessing an RV on Jungo will rattle so badly that at some point you will start to lose pieces of the RV somewhere along the way... Nothingness for miles and miles, including cell service.
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:28 pm

Not Enough Info.
What does "RV" mean in this case? "RV" can mean anything from a brand new $900,000 Prevost bus to a $200 1968 Shasta trailer behind a '75 Nova with four bald tires and a leaky radiator.
If you have an Earth Roamer, by all means take Jungo. That's what it's built for. Otherwise, hell no.
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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by mrchiff » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:15 pm

Unless you have 2 spares, skip Jungo Road.
Hell, even if you have 2 spares, in anything other than a 4x4 I would avoid it. It may be shorter mileage wise but it won't be shorter time wise.

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by some seeing eye » Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:45 pm

Welcome from Vermont! Welcome to ePlaya - contribute some posts!

You have to plan a route in and a route out. Jungo Road is no, no, no. Use 80/447.

On your route in plan food shopping and water pickup. On your route out plan showers at a truck stop or burner restover and meals.

If you exit or arrive North through Oregon or Washington East, Summer Lake Hot Springs and Eagle's Nest are strongly recommended.

If you come from 80 through SLC many burners do not want to economically support Winnemucca and Pershing County. Up to you.

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by BBadger » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:23 am

The fact that you mentioned Jungo Road as a route at all means you haven't done any legwork trying to look up stuff on your own. There are so many threads on that road. Go look them up. You will have your answer.

The same thing with your RV. If you rented it, did you ask the place you rented from? If you bought it, surely you would know more about the RV you own than we do?

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by acoldkiss » Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:30 pm

Hey there badger, let's ease off on the finger pointing. I have definitely looked into it, there are many informative threads, I started one so I could ask questions of fellow burners tailors to my experience. I was planning to drive to Reno and go north from there to pick a friend up from the airpoirt, that first isn't going and I recently got an early access for my crew so yes, last minute I am seeking help from my burners. No need to be grim, but I'm sorry if there was an inconvenience. Sincerely.

The RV is a 1994 29 foot winnebago. It's in good condition. Jungo road is out, debating now going north from Fernley!

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by mrchiff » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:37 pm

acoldkiss wrote: Jungo road is out, debating now going north from Fernley!
Hooray. That winny would be pretty shaken by the end had you decided to go that route,

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by FlyingMonkey » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:37 pm

acoldkiss wrote:Hello,

Second time burners and first time RVers.

First question is do we need to do anything to the RV to save the mechanical cogs that make up our RV. Air filters and that stuff. Any advice?

Second we are driving from Vermont. and maps wants us to head EAST from Jungo from Winnemucca. This route looks to shave off about 5 hours of drive time. However is it:

Driveable?
How far is it total?
Does it have gas stations?

Any other advice we would really love!
Hey acoldkiss, welcome to ePlaya.

I'm assuming coming from Vermont that at some point you will be heading West on I-80. If you want to avoid a white knuckled rollercoaster ride & add years to your life avoid the pass heading in to Salt Lake City. I did it in my bus one year & wouldn't do it in a large vehicle ever again. Especially if you are not familiar with your RV or don't know how good the brakes are. I strongly recommend taking the I-84 Bypass. It adds a little time to your trip (not much though) & is a much less steep decent. I take I-84 to Ogden & then take I-15 south to reconnect with I-80.

If you are looking for a side trip check out Antelope Island & float in the Great Salt Lake. It's very nice.

Despite the evil attempts of my GPS trying to kill me I have never been on Jungo road. From what I hear, unless you are actually set up for off road cruising avoid it at all costs. What seems like a short cut could leave you stranded in no-mans land with no way to contact civilization.

Once you get back on I-80 take it all the way to Fernley & then take 477 North. By then you should be in the worlds longest conga line & can just follow all the other burners to Gate.

I hope this helps.
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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by burner von braun » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:23 pm

Haha! Yeah, thanks for the white knuckle flashback FM! I've made that descent several times in my heavily loaded pickup on the way to the burn, and fortunately, that was without much traffic each time as it turned out, but still it seemed like a big, bad, somewhat unnerving sweep down the drain. I sure would want to avoid it if I was driving anything larger if I could, especially in traffic or bad weather.

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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by FlyingMonkey » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:18 pm

Yeah, I think it would be a blast on my cycle or in a small car, but anything bigger & I'm taking the I-84 route. It's a pretty scenic drive too with a river that meanders along the road for a while. There's even a wayside right next to the river/creek that we've stopped at a few times.
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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by AntiM » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:26 pm

I live very near 84 and 15. 84 is indeed less steep. Echo Canyon is visually stunning, and if you can stop at Devil's Slide, that's interesting. Mouth of the canyon has some high winds, usually in the morning. You can feel it push you. The 84~15 junction ... TAKE IT SLOW ... the caution signs say slow way down, do it! We call the one bridge Applesauce Corner because of all the apple trucks which tip on that curve. One time it was cattle, and that was no good. Slow and steady is best.

I-80 sees lots of big vehicles coming down, tons of big rigs, those big wide sweeps are deceptive because they do not look like they are a steep downward angle. People lose their brakes or go off the road, although more often in winter.

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Post by FlyingMonkey » Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:45 am

AntiM wrote: I-80 sees lots of big vehicles coming down, tons of big rigs, those big wide sweeps are deceptive because they do not look like they are a steep downward angle. People lose their brakes or go off the road, although more often in winter.
Yeah, my first year I went as far as to simulate my drive on Street View & thought "those roads don't look that steep". I found out how wrong that was in person taking my bus down that luge run. Very deceptive. I think the scenery on I-84 beautiful. Last year we hit it at sunset & it was awesome.
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Re: RV pred/Route help please

Post by Canoe » Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:01 am

acoldkiss wrote:... First question is do we need to do anything to the RV to save the mechanical cogs that make up our RV. Air filters and that stuff. Any advice?...
Yes.
Many threads re-addressing various issues, but I can't find the RV thread that discusses everything, including: protecting the interior from playa dust & huge cleanup, how to clean exterior & interior, Reflectix covers taped over the outside of the windows to reduce heat gain, Reflectix on the inside of skylights, having spare filters for everything including generator, minimal shower and/or toilet use, taping over vents and window seams you won't use, clean clothes for trip home in plastic bags inside cabinets that are taped closed to keep playa dust out, etc..

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