Help! Coming from UK and no RV's :(

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Help! Coming from UK and no RV's :(

Post by Shelleym » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:05 am

Hi all
Me and my family are flying to San Francisco from the UK for Burning Man and I can't find an RV to hire anyway, I realise I've left it too late but any advise would be much appreciated. I've tried around 12 differrent companies so far....:'(

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Post by meyouseek » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:09 pm

Keep an eye on and check the RV section. Most are for sale, but I've seen rentals in there as well. You might also try the Sacramento, Tahoe/Reno craigslist pages as well and pick up the RV on the way.

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Post by trilobyte » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:49 am

A friend on another message board suggested checking out RV rentals in Las Vegas. As he explained it, not only were rentals available, but were significantly less expensive, which more than made up for the additional fuel/travel costs of a few hours' longer drive.

Hope that helps - good luck!!!


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Post by zorro sings » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:55 am

The distance from LV to BRC is over 600 miles.If 10-12 hours of driving counts as a"few"then a good option and as trilobyte points out perhaps your only option.
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Post by Shelleym » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:43 am

Thank all for replying to my post :)
I still have had no luck but will be checking out the LV option tonight even though our flight goes to San Fran - we've got our hearts set on going!

any more advise would be great.


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Post by mojo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:41 pm

If you just can't get an RV, buy a big tent, ice chest and camp stove, rent a big van and come anyway. Or check out the Green Tortise.

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Post by WILEYDT » Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:07 pm

We have an RV rented in Los Angeles that we can not use. We would be happy to switch the rental to your name. It is a 29 foot rv with an on board generator, and it sleeps six. It also has a roll out dining area. let us know if you are interested.

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Post by spirited » Sat Aug 11, 2007 8:57 am

We have a perfect BM RV for sale. Everything works (need to change oil in the generator). Sleeps 6. About 24 ft. long. 1983 with ~ 87000 miles. 4 new tires, new fridge and much more. Asking $2500.

You could buy and then resell here to another burner(?)

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Post by wedeliver » Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:50 am

Here is an option. Rent a 26 foot u Haul. cost for a week less then $700.00 go to home depot in the truck. buy generator (4000watt) buy portable air conditioner, also get a few 4x8 sheets ply wood, 2x4 bracing, couple hinges, skill saw, nails... etc. Maybe a few tarps, rebar stakes, bundles of good rope, small sledge hammer... 5, 5 Gallon gas cans. all that might cost $1,000.00 Now ya got your own rv,. use plywood to make a wall and hinges to make a door, setup airconditioner in wall, vent wall near top. Probably a lot more you might need and want, but it will cost 50% of what the rv rental would be. or some other variation on this THEME...
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Post by helitack » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:58 pm

zorro sings wrote:The distance from LV to BRC is over 600 miles...
No, actually it's just under 500 miles and about 9 hours or a little less, not counting stops. RV's are much less expensive in LV, just dont tell them where you are going.
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Post by Shelleym » Sun Aug 12, 2007 4:15 am

Hi All
Thanks so much for all your suggestions and offers, we've finally managed to get and RV, perseverance does does work!!

Can't wait to get there now :))


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Post by janstubbs » Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:21 pm

Want to share? I have big one reserved for my wife and I in San Diego, but she backed out cause her school starts early. ph 1-661-733-0102. I am in LA area,
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