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Top Tips for RVing at the Burner Festival 2019

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

Now one of North America’s largest festivals, burningman.org’s pop up community is on many people’s bucket list and fast becomes an annual tradition. Hosted in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada there are some challenges for first time Burners. We’ve put together out top tips to make RVing in a Burner Friendly RV rental smooth sailing.

Tip 1: Prepare your RV before you arrive at the Burner Festival

Planning is key. Make sure you plan everything from how you’ll cook your meals, how to prepare your rig and everything in between for a smooth experience. Check out our post on How to Prepare your RV for the Burner Festival for the best pro tips.

Tip 2: It will be dusty. Don’t get overwhelmed.

The playa dust leaves a film behind that is difficult to break. A vinegar solution helps but no matter how many precautions you take the dust gets everywhere! Understand that the desert is full of dust and plan for it. Protect your mouth and nose and seal up your RV.

Tip 3: Bring a lot of water and conserve the water you bring.

The only water available at the festival is the water you bring. So be sure to prepare. Take very short showers, consider wet wipes and dry shampoo. And remember what you pack in you have to pack out. Check out our tips on what to bring with you to the Burner Festival to make life easier and conservation a breeze.

Tip 4: Protect your RV’s interior as much as possible.

With the heat it’s hard not to open up the windows to get more air flow. But the dust truly does get everywhere. Consider wrapping your bed and bringing extra sheets and clothes in sealed bags or containers. There will be something so wonderful about fresh sheets and clothes at the end of the trip that isn’t covered in dust. Wear comfortable sandals and leave them outside, although be sure to weigh them down so they do not blow away. Wondering what you should know before you go? Check out our top tips to making the Burner Festival the best experience yet.

RV Rental Festival Notes:

Please note when booking an RV, choose the Reno (Burning Man) location and choose dates 1-2 days before and after the Burning of the Man festival, August 25 – Sept 2, 2019.

Most RV rental locations will be closed Sunday August 26 and September 4, 2018 so make sure you plan your rental around that as you will not be able to leave your RV at the rental depot while the depot is closed.

Let us help you book your Burner Friendly RV rental!

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Burner Friendly RV Rental Los Angeles

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The 2018 Burner Festival is barely over, but the planning for the 2019 Burner Festival is well under way. The amazing people behind the scenes of the event are working hard to prepare for next year. The dates are official: August 25 to September 2. Are you ready? Book your Burner Friendly RV Rental in Los Angeles now.

You may think that you have lots of time to get ready for next years Burner Festival and you are right, the small details can be worked out anytime, but there are two big things you need to start planning for now.

  1. Are you ready for tickets to go on sale?
  2. If you are renting a Burner Friendly RV rental from Los Angeles have you already booked it?

Tickets

Tickets are not on sale yet, but they will go on sale soon. Go to the burningman.org website  and make sure that you understand how the process works. First you will need to create a Burner account to order tickets. Tickets can only be purchased through this website and there are quite a few rules that you need to know ahead of time. You can only purchase one ticket per credit card and the credit card has to be in your name. Meanwhile read the information to make sure you are ready.

Burner Friendly RV Rental

You may think that you have lots of time left to book a Burner friendly RV rental from Los Angeles, but you would be wrong. Many people who went to the festival last year made their next years reservation when they dropped off their RV rental. Don’t be the guy with tickets and no RV rental.

Renting a Burner friendly RV from Los Angeles can be easy. First pick your dates and second pick your location from our quote program and let us help you through the process.

More Burner Friendly articles

Preparing your Burner Friendly RV Rental

What to know before going to the Burner Festival

Top 10 Things to Bring to a Burner Festival when Traveling in an RV

Kids at the Burner Festival

Burner friendly RV Rentals in 2018

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Well it’s official. Tickets have started to sell for the Burner Festival 2018. With that RV companies will be starting to sell out their stock too. Get your friends together and start making plans, start collecting money, book your holidays, and make arrangements with Grandma to take the kids. Tickets will sell out and RVs will get booked out.

Most RV rental locations will be closed Sunday August 26 and September 4, 2018 so make sure you plan your rental around that as you will not be able to leave your RV at the rental depot while the depot is closed.

August 26 to September 3, 2018 will be a week full of music, art, community living and sand.

Don’t miss out and book your Burner Friendly RV rental today.

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Preparing your Burner Friendly RV Rental

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

Whether you are looking to rent a Burner friendly RV or you have your own, the last thing that you want to do after an amazing festival experience is spend hours and hours cleaning your RV. The Playa dust gets absolutely everywhere! So we’ve put together some tips to keep your RV clean. Okay, maybe not clean but cleaner.

Become one with the dirt
The playa dust leaves a film behind that is difficult to break. A vinegar solution helps but no matter how many precautions you take the dust gets everywhere! So do plan to do a big deep clean afterwards. The hardest places to clean – plastic and rubber surfaces.

Cover all vent openings
Either cut up some cheap AC filters, use bandanas or anything to cover over the internal and external vents. Pay close attention to behind the fridge and any openings to circuitry.

Tape over switches and seams
Tape up your external switches and seams (windows, poor sealings, etc). This helps keep electronics from locking up. Just imagine not being able to retract your awning during a dust storm! Any switches that you won’t be using regularly near doors and windows, tape them up too.

Protect upholstery
Cover up any soft surfaces with extra sheets or scrap fabric. This not only protects the upholstery, but when the dust becomes too much you can shake them out.

Wax on
Give your RV (inside and out) a good solid wax before heading out to Black Rock City. It does help the dust blow over instead of sticking right away.

Close it up
If you’re leaving your camp, close everything up – windows, vent fans, doors and retract your awning. Wind and dust storms kick up out of no where and the last thing you want is to arrive back at your camp with your awning blown away.

Minimize openings
This may go without saying but don’t leave your door open and try to limit the amount of times you enter and exit your RV. Some people construct a ‘dust room’ at the entrance to help block the dust and allow for a space to take of dusty clothing and shoes before entering. Baby wipes are great near the door for a little clean up before entering.

Give your flooring some help
Help with the post-playa cleanup by buying sheets of painters plastic and tape them to the floor of the RV.

Tape tips
Make sure to keep tape only on the plastic trim or vinyl floor of the RV. Tape can sometimes remove the finishing from the veneer. Painters tape is great but can sometimes fall off half way through.

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What to know before going to the Burner Festival

Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

You’ve bought your ticket to burningman.org, you’ve rented a Burner Friendly RV rental or are bringing your own motorhome, you’ve stocked your food, water, costumes and gifts and are ready to head out on the road. Heading out into the desert to this amazing event is an experience not to be missed. However, on the way home, there are a few tips and tricks to make the clean up process far less painful.

Black Rock Desert

What to know before you head out:

If you’ve never been to a Burner event, a good first times guide can be found on burningman.org. Living for a week in the desert has its challenges, go prepared and life at your first burn will be that much more fun.

Power
Solar power is the way to go. It’s hot and sunny in the desert, with the exception of those sand storms. Running a generator burns fuel and is a noisy neighbor. Plus power makes a few things a bit easier to navigate around.

Lights
It’s unbelievably dark in BRC. Lighting up your RV so that you can see it on your way back to your home base is priceless.

Keeping Cool
The desert temperatures often reach above 100 degrees and there is no offer of any shade aside from what you make yourself. Here are a few great tips to keeping cool in extreme heat.

Fuel
Make sure you have enough fuel to get into and out of the Burner Festival. Also take into consideration fuel for the generator (just in case). There have been reports of people waiting in the line-up to get in for upwards of 9 hours! So go prepared. Also, fill your tank on your way out of Reno. The closer you get to BRC the longer the line is for gas. And the wait becomes insane.

Seal the Dust Out
The alkaline dust found at the Playa can damage everything it touches. It has a talcum powder consistency and gets EVERYWHERE. Using painters tape to tape up all seams in your RV is key. It won’t keep all of the dust out, but it’s far better then using nothing at all. Sealing up a fresh set of clothes for the drive home is glorious.

Cleanup
The festival recommends a vinegar based cleaning solution to clean everything right away. From your clothes to your vehicle. Here are a few of their tips to cleaning out the dust. Make sure to use an air compressor to blow the dust from the engine (as the dust will lead to corrosion), wash the entire outside and vacuum up on the inside as soon as you possibly can. If you opt to visit a self service bay, make sure to find one that your RV can fit into. In Reno, this one is great. On the flip side, you can always pay a professional to clean your motorhome as well. They may charge a bit extra for the extra deep clean, but it’s well worth it.

In the end, remember to have fun, enjoy the experience and open yourself up to new adventures.

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Top 10 Things to Bring to a Burner Festival when Traveling in an RV

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

burningman.org is an experience like no other. It’s different for everyone who goes and changes every year. But it is still one of those festivals that cannot be missed. Traveling in style, in Burner Friendly RV rental that is, isn’t a must but it provides some creature comforts to the experience, that by the end of the week, you’ll be dreaming of.

Black Rock Desert

RV’ing at a Festival? Here are some “must have” items:

WATER! – You can never have too much water. From the water you need to drink, to the elusive water for a shower, to the lemon water needed to clean out all of that Playa dust. The lemon in the water will help with the alkaline in the dust and your skin will love it. More is better.

Hide-a-Key – If you’re traveling with more then just yourself, have a hide a key hidden somewhere on your RV is handy to have. That way people can come and go without worry of loosing a key or not having enough keys for everyone.

Shade – Even if you have a generator and air conditioning there’s nothing like sitting outside in the shade and enjoying the buzz around you and meeting new people. But make sure it’s sound enough to stand against those high winds!

Ziplock Bags – it’s always nice to have some fresh clean clothes to drive home in. Plus don’t forget to keep your electronics (phone, camera, etc) safe from the dust, along with prepared meals.

Garbage Bags – Remember that the Burner Festival runs on a ‘what you bring you leave with’ campaign. So when packing don’t forget to bring things that can either be cleaned and reused or burned, otherwise you’ll be driving out with more trash then your RV can carry.

Medical Kit and Extra Toilet Paper (1ply) – From stepping on rebar to just being plain clumsy, it’s important to stock up a medical kit. Extra toilet paper is a must as well, put together a personal washroom pack for when you are out adventuring as the port-a-potties always run out.

Bike and Lights (for yourself and your bike) – The Black Rock Desert becomes a small city, with last year holding over 65,000 people. Covering that distance by foot isn’t practical. Bring along a cheap bike to help you travel. And lights! It gets dark, I mean really dark. Help everyone out by attaching lights to yourself and your bike to prevent collisions.

Dust Cover for Your Bed – As much as you may try dust will be EVERYWHERE. Bringing a dust cover for your bed will help keep the dust down when you are sleeping. Even an extra sheet to cover your bedding will do wonders.

Oil for Your Generator – Either you or someone around you will run out of oil, it’s guaranteed. So why not bring some extra just in case.

Solar Power – Save your generator and use as much solar power as possible to run your necessities. Every little bit helps to keep our lovely planet clean.

Last but not least, remember to have fun and keep your mind open to all the wonderful possibilities that the festival provides.

RV Rentals for Going to the Burner Festival 2015

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

For 2015 Burner Festival, we recommend booking your RV Rental now. Tickets go on sale in January, but people who have been to the Festival already know the scarcity of RV Rentals for that period and have started to reserve their Burner Friendly RV rental. With some of the companies we represent, prices can even be lower the earlier you book as they price according to demand.

Use the inquiry form above to select your dates, pick up location and after you have sent in your request, one of our helpful staff will get back with you to reserve your RV Rental for going to the Burner Festival 2015.

Please note, we are an RV Rental company that is in no way affiliated with the festival – we just know how popular it is, and we want to help you book your Burner Friendly RV rental. Enjoy the desert!

Kids at the Burner Festival

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

The folks responsible for planning the Burner Festival have put in a lot of effort to make sure you are prepared to bring your children. They have written up a Family Survival guide so that you have considered everything before you decide to bring your child.

Your children are welcome at the event, they are the future of this event. The event planners feel that in order for your to properly take care of your children you should have attended the event with only adults first. This way you will know what to expect and what changes you will need to make and extra things you will need to bring when you visit the Playa again with your children.

Dehydration in the biggest problem with kids on the Playa. Make sure that your kids get lots to drink. They also need to have their electrolytes replaces, so in addition to plain water offer your children coconut water or diluted sports drinks. The first sign that your child may be dehydrated may be a cranky child, as dehydration gets more serious your child will get lethargic and listless, seek help.

Wide brim hats, long sleeve light clothing, goggles and some sort of face masks (bandanas work well) to keep your kids covered during a dust storm are a must. You will need to carry these things with you at all times as you never know where you will be when a storm hits. The best place to be is inside if you can. If you have rented an RV go inside (an RV is also helpful to cool kids off if they get too hot). If you do not have an RV, inside your car is the next best place.

Of course you will want to take every precaution to make sure your kids do not get separated from you, but you will want to be prepared if they do. You can buy ID tags and put your camp address on them and attach them to your kids. For older kids teach your kid their camp address and markers around your camp. Lost children are taken very seriously so alert the Black Rock City Rangers as soon as possible. Make friends with your neighbors, remember the festival is a community, an extra set of eyes on your kids always help.

Most things go for everyone attending, they just go double for kids. Remember you are there to have fun. Kids are pretty adaptable, if you are relaxed they will feel that and relax too.

Now that you are ready to take your kids, let us help you book your Burner Friendly RV rental.

 

Planning your 2014 Burner Friendly RV rental

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

If you have not planned your trip to the Burner Festival 2013, you are too late. That being said you are just in time to start planning your 2014 adventure.

Tickets should go on sale in January of 2014. For the 2013 event festival goers were required to pre-register in order to buy tickets when they go on sale. You will want to keep an eye on www.Burningman.org for when they will allow you to pre-register and any changes the event planners may make to buying tickets for the 2014 Festival.

To tent or not to tent, that is the question. While sleeping in a tent will be your most affordable option, it will not be the most comfortable one. Winds in the Black Rock Desert can reach up to 75 miles per hour, day time temperatures can reach 100 degrees F and night time temperatures can drop into the 40’s. I would rather be camping in an RV. A Burner Friendly RV rental, will provide air conditioning during the day, heat at night and something to be between you and the wind. You will also have your kitchen and bathroom with you making the whole experience just a little more enjoyable.

If you are going with the comfort and extra cost of an RV you will really need to consider who you are taking with you. You will be sleeping in close quarters, so preferably no snorers. Then consider how you are going to divide up the cost of your RV if you are going to be renting one. You will be required to put some money down in order to secure your RV rental. They rest of your rental payment will be due 45-60 days prior to your pick up date. I have rented RVs to 100’s of people over the years and what I have always told my clients is get people’s money up front. If you are taking on the responsibility to pay for the RV on your credit card have your friends start making payments to you long before the RV payment is due. That way when it is time to pay the balance of the RV rental you already have everyone’s money and you do not have to chase people for their payment.

The closest place to pick up a rental RV is Reno Nevada and then San Francisco. I have never actually talked to anyone who actually got an RV from Reno as they book out so far in advance. If you are looking for a better deal for your RV rental, think outside the box. Las Vegas and Los Angeles are going to be a little further away but the price and the availability should be better. How about Salt Lake City? It isn’t as far as you would think and you will probably be avoiding the extra fees that some companies will be adding if you pick up from some of the regular spots.

The website has a list of what you will need to bring, it is worth checking out. Make sure you bring 1.5 gallons of water per person per day for drinking, washing and cooking. The water that is in the holding tank of the RV should not be sure for drinking or cooking, but is safe for washing. Bring in all food and drink that you will need for your stay, warm clothing and first aid kit. Extra sheets are good for have, you can make a sun block with them and use them to keep the dust off of the furniture and off the dash board of the RV. There is nothing for sale at the Burner Festival, except coffee and ice. Make sure you bring everything that you need. There is a daily shuttle that will take you to a tiny store, but the stuff available for sale there is limited.

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Burner Friendly RV Rentals

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Well it is almost that time of year again. For those of you who were fortunate enough to get an RV for the 2013 Burner Festival you are making your plans. What food do we need to pack, how many lawn chairs should we bring, do we have enough room for the beer? For those of you who did not reserve an RV early enough you may be asking, how many people can we fit in our kids sandbox?, do you think the neighbors will mind it I set a blow up doll on fire? and when should I look at reserving my RV for 2014.

While I do not know how many people will fit in your sandbox and I have never met your neighbors, I do know when you should reserve your RV for the 2014 Festival. The answer is now. You may think that you still have lots of time, but did you know that when people leave the Burner Festival event to return their rental RV many of them will be booking their RV for next year.

A deposit will hold your reservation and give you time to figure out who you are going to invite, let you book your holidays, arrange a baby sitter for the kids and buy your tickets for next year’s event.

But for this year, I hope you enjoy sitting in the sandbox, drinking your beer and setting the doll on fire while those who booked their RV rental early enjoy the culture, entertainment and the people.

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