Experienced RV Renters: RV Hiring Woe's

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Experienced RV Renters: RV Hiring Woe's

Post by Bbutton76 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:55 pm

Sorry if this similar topic is on a million other threads folks....

I'm heading back to the Burn again this year from the UK. Due to last minute decisions on whether some of us could go or not we had no RV booked and all the brokers and rental companies seem to have shifted everything. We wanted to book early but never had this much trouble previously.... :(

Does anyone know any alternative options for companies in SF or LA?
As people drop out I assume that RV's also become available later in the year, is it worth the risk? or do we just get whatever now?

Thank you

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Post by Eric » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:51 am

SF & LA are the two top starting places for Burners - they rent out of RV's super early (I think the SF Bay Area was booked solid by mid-late Oct last year for this years Burning Man), and the likelihood of getting one from either of those cities is slim to none. You're much better off starting from a different city, like Salt Lake or possibly Las Vegas (day drive), or, if you have time for a longer drive & want to see a little more of the western US, you could even do Phoenix or Seattle (really long day or two day drive).
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Post by DrYes » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:03 pm

Call Albert's RV. They still had them available as of last week. (SoCal based.) Rented from them the past three years.

The twist with Albert's is that you have to get yourself to the playa - they bring the RVs for you, and take them away for you after. They're very understanding about dust, etc. We do an interior wipe-down before leaving, but that's it (though we manage to keep the trailer reasonably clean compared to a lot of RVs I see).

They're probably more expensive than renting one in the Bay Area and driving it up there, but way less hassle (27' is just under 5 grand for the week).

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Post by CaffeineGirl » Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:24 pm

You could try Rent RV in Portland, OR. About same distance as Las Vegas, 11-12 hour drive. Have rented from them for 10 years and had good service. And they advertise that they rent to burningman participants. The earlier booked, the better for both price and selection. Took care of ours a couple of weeks ago.

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Post by Bbutton76 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:31 pm

Thanks for all of your tips folks, most appreciated.

See you in the dust :D

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Post by AntiM » Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:39 am

Another city to look at is Boise, ID. Not too far.

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Post by dragonpilot » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:56 pm

And El Monte RV in Federal Way, Washington...south of Seattle. Fly into SEA, 10 mile drive to El Monte...wonderful 2-day drive to the playa with an overnight stay at Summer Lake Hot Springs, Oregon. PM me if you'd like contact info and trip details. It's totally doable. Unless you've already booked your flight.
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