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Old 03-05-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
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i've taken my bus(s) to bm the past 3 years. Here are my thoughts:

YOU CANNOT KEEP THE PLAYA OUT!
Trying to keep the playa out will ruin your burner experience because you'll constantly be working toward a goal that is not worth the effort.

if you bus is stationary for any period of time, put a rug or tarp on the ground outside the door. This seemed to help a lot.


I build my buses so they come apart easily inside. Every year i come home from the burn, i take EVERYTHING out o fthe bus, park the front tires on a curb and spray out the inside with a garden hose from the ceiling to the floor.

I like to put rugs on the floor for people to walk on at BM, then i roll up and throw the rugs away before i leave nevada. That way you have a realitively clean floor for the ride home. The cloth material that covers my couch and other seats is removable. I would also suggest that you find a suitable material to cover your furniture in...something you can sit on while at bm, then remove for the ride home. riding home surrounded by playa dust can be less than desirable.

as far as air filtration......I've considered attempting to use a hepa air filter unit to keep the air clean inside the bus, but this is only necessary during a big dust storm. I've found that if you button down the hatches ie: close all windows/doors during a dust storm the enviroment inside the bus is very tollerable.

Enjoy the burn! Spend a week cleaning the bus out sometime after yo uarrive home.
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Old 03-06-2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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i didn't do anything to the air filter on the bus other than try and change it after the burn. The only time the bus gets hot is climbing the rockies.
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:38 PM   #3
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Ok I give up what is "Burning Man" lmao
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Old 03-07-2007, 09:16 PM   #5
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Hardest part for Old #35 (white with red stripe) was climbing from I-80 to Black Rock
City. That's a loooong hard pull! Best done at dawn when it is cool, but you can see.

The KazBus (party bus above) has gone thru several starters out there, but it is in
constant stop-and-start use. Exact reason for failed starters is unknown.

What dust?
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Heat, flywheel out of whack (missing teeth make quick work of starters), low cranking power....the possibilities are endless.

Someday I will make it to Burningman.....someday. Maybe I can bring a fleet of my own buses and make my own art display.
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Old 03-07-2007, 11:38 PM   #7
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Yes, the starter problem could be anything, like you say. Not likely related to
the Playa. I just tossed it out there in case it rang a bell for some desert rat who
knows more about deserts and starters and... I'm rambling. Just thinking
about BM makes me giddy!

Here's my definition of Burning Man:

Burning Man is a giant amusement park, where the VISITORS invent, create, bring,
install and operate all the rides, entertainment and other attractions THEMSELVES.
For one week.
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Serpent Mother by the artist collaborative Flaming Lotus Girls.

This should give you a sense of the spectacular art at Burning Man!
The head and neck move, and the giant mouth opens and closes. The entire snake
is equipped with propane nozzles and the flames can be controlled to “dance” to
music. Yes, they go thru quite a lot of propane in a week!

Photo by Tristan Savatier -
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[The photo is copyrighted. I sure hope Mr. Savatier doesn't mind that I copied it
from his web site to show you guys.]
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What does Al Gore think about BM? It sure seems to me that art like that is contributing to global warming on a grand scale.
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What does Al Gore think about BM? It sure seems to me that art like that is contributing to global warming on a grand scale.
It can't use as much fuel as he does traveling around the world promoting his movie!
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