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broke down outside vegas

Post by tamarakay » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:37 pm

AAA is towing us somewhere.eight three zero. not sure where nine nine two but if you are a burner in that area with any ideas for mechanics or advice these number 0162 are my cell. same six for ken but 0163.
no cell phone service at the moment on att, this little laptop is on verizon.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by Savannah » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:58 pm

Christ! Good luck. I don't suppose me googling Yelp.com for Vegas mechanics is helpful is it? I am not a Vegas native.

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:01 pm

I got nothing but sorrow for you. Terrible thing to have happened. I hope it gets fixed quickly.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by moonrise » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:51 pm

someone on the Vegas Regional list could shout it out too, just sayin' maybe post; help!, we need a burner freindly mechanic yada yada
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by Savannah » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:00 pm

Good idea, moonrise!

The Las Vegas Regional contacts are here:
http://regionals.burningman.com/us_nv_lv.html

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by moonrise » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:05 pm

I think they need someone who is already signed up and accepted on the Las Vegas, Nevada regional list
or maybe they could try contacting the regional co-ordinator.

Either way it's posted here now; hopefully someone from Vegas will see this!
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by burner von braun » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:09 pm

Not sure I can help from here, but Moonrise has a good idea.

Tamarakay, keep us up to date on your progress. Hope it is nothing too serious. We are right here and thinking about you!

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by tamarakay » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:11 pm

aaa tow truck driver here, had to send for bigger truck. so, plan is to tow trailer back to circus circus koa, and truck to the mechanic. more news as available. still no cell, just this little laptop. thank god for facebook and verizon.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by C.f.M. » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:31 pm

that sucks. the texans are hours behind, they just had to pull off because the bus started smoking after idling too long in some really bad traffic.

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by junglesmacks » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:36 pm

So Sorry TK :( It will all work out though! Stay positive!!



..makes me glad that I avoid all this by flying in and renting said box truck. Eliminates so many variables..
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:55 pm

I can send a pm to Kinetic, he's in Vegas and he's not going to the burn this year.
Anyone know anyone else there?
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by a figment » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:44 pm

Tamara,
Being a mechanic but sadly not in your area, what were the symptoms of the failure, is it a gasoline engine or diesel?

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by AntiM » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:06 pm

I know Vegas burners, but most of them are on their way. I'll post this thread linked to the regional list.

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by moonrise » Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:58 pm

I recall there's a burgin eplayan by the name of Lucid Vegas or something close to that.

I hate to say it, but might be best to just get it into a repair shop and have them do the repair or maybe ask the tow truck driver if he does side repair jobs.

Hang in there.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by FIGJAM » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:01 pm

At leased they have a few days to get it fixed.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by MyDearFriend » Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:54 pm

And, they will still be in Vegas tomorrow when I get there!

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by tamarakay » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:14 pm

Sorry, been out of touch and out of range of towers for a bit there. We are back at Circus Circus KOA, the tow truck driver brought the trailer here and the truck to the ford dealer.

It's acting like it's out of gas, but it has two full tanks, we changed the diesel fuel filter 1000 miles ago, it all looked fine, just something isn't flowing. We were driving along and it shuddered, then lost power, then died.

The tow truck driver is a hoot and a holler. His daddy is in the pen for murder, he was basically raised in foster care, he's married now, doesn't drink as it seems to have caused problems with his "biologicals" so he decided just to not do it. What is it about me that people spill their guts?

AAA is worth every penny. Glad we traded up to RV towing.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by TinkerMom » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:25 pm

TK I had similar symptoms on one of my trucks. It turned out to be an $8 fix. It was the fuel relay switch. A little
black box on the fire wall behind the engine. Best of luck to you!! We will be in Vegas late Sat. night or early Sun. morning.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by Sham » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:26 pm

I'm laughing just reading your tow truck driver part of the story. I hope the problem is simple and you're on your way soon.
It sounds like you should invite the driver to join you guys on the playa this year. If the truck can't be fixed, he can tow it to the event!!!!

Good luck and get moving soon, dammit!

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by jella » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:44 pm

Sure sounds like bad gas to me and there's a clot in the line somewhere ........but I'm only a Mechanics wife :roll: I tend to mix up what I pick up watching Doug lol
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by trilobyte » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:50 pm

Check with ePlayan GaryT, you may recall he was the Vegas regional member who listed that ticket raffle not long ago (and just posted video from the drawing). Awesome guy, if he hasn't already left for the playa help get some dots connected.

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by Rocko54321 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:05 pm

Its 10 PM, if you still need help let me know
RockO olm1111@gmail.com

A GREAT mechanic's shop is MILFORD AUTO !!!

open at 8 AM

Completely qualified & honest.
1615 N Decatur 89108
702-647-7979

I Love these guys ! ( they are More than Honest )

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by jella » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:19 pm

I sent that to her FB page Rocko
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Post by Kinetik V » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:23 pm

I've been sick and not checking email or anything so I just got the PM...I'm sure by now she's got some things figured out. That being said if I can still be of any help please let me know.

I know many of the Vegas regional people are already on their way to or are on playa setting up Lucky Lady Lucy for the CORE project.

Again I apologize for not being able to help earlier!

Edit: Friendly Ford over off Decatur is not far from the Circus Circus KOA (I know right where you're at), and they've got a great shop and usually have any parts you might need fast. I hope they can get you up and running! Also wanted to share something about the speed traps as you head North...wide open stretches you'll see NHP: Nevada Highway Patrol....but it's the small towns with reduced speed limits well before you get into town that will get ya...with all due respect to my law enforcement friends the local cops smell $$$$...be careful.

Again if I can be of any help please let me know!
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by junglesmacks » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:19 am

Aww you should be no more than a days fix away! Definitely sounds like something fuel flow related, which can only be so many things. Anything but internal mechanical issues are generally an easy and relatively quick fix. You should be back on the road by the end of the day I'm betting!

tamarakay wrote: It's acting like it's out of gas, but it has two full tanks, we changed the diesel fuel filter 1000 miles ago, it all looked fine, just something isn't flowing. We were driving along and it shuddered, then lost power, then died.
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Post by Kinetik V » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:31 am

Just checking the thread...I was hoping to hear you're "Leaving Las Vegas" and that truck was running again!

Of all the days to get stuck here...we could shatter another record high temp at 112 for the day!

(I wish I could go this year so bad...of all things all of my equipment I had stored in Nebraska just got here on Monday...I've got my tent, all my water cans, everything but money is so tight even old George on the $1 bill is screaming to cut him a break! Oh well, there's always next year!)
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by tamarakay » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:08 pm

Dealer hasn't even looked at it yet. Good news is mydearfriend is coming to get us for lunch!
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by burner von braun » Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:09 pm

Don't these dealers know you've got burnin' to do?!
Yay for lunch with MDF!
Hang in there TK, hopefully you'll be back on the road soon

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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by tamarakay » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:21 pm

I am sitting in our truck! We had some gasket replaced last month and evidently a wire wasn't attached securely and worked its way loose. Whatever that gasket did could not communicate with the computer. Cleaned it out greased it and put it back in. While they were in there they did it to all the connectors in the vacinity. Two others were loose.
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Re: broke down outside vegas

Post by junglesmacks » Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:23 pm

YAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!

Knew it was something silly.. :D

tamarakay wrote:I am sitting in our truck! We had some gasket replaced last month and evidently a wire wasn't attached securely and worked its way loose. Whatever that gasket did could not communicate with the computer. Cleaned it out greased it and put it back in. While they were in there they did it to all the connectors in the vacinity. Two others were loose.
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