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Old 08-22-2005, 02:40 AM   #91
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Taking the shop on the road eh, right on... all the power to ya. Better make a good list and check it twice, otherwise, good luck and have a great time.

Hopefully I'll cya there next year, as that is my plan.
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Old 09-06-2005, 11:23 AM   #92
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Burningman was spectacular this year! Once again i survived 10 (or 11?) days in the desert. I'm totally exhausted. I'm in reno now, and later this morning i'll begin the 2,300 mile journey home.

Fuel prices are crazy!!!! I plan to burn 50% veggie for the trip home, otherwise i just might run out of money before we get there.

i'll post photo's and stories after i return home.

With zero veggie, it will cost about $1,000 in fuel one way.
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Old 09-11-2005, 02:37 PM   #93
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Just got home.....5,055 miles total.

Now the cleanup begins! The inside of the bus is totally trashed! There is playa dust (sand) everywhere!

4 of us traveled to reno, 7 of us came back. I took 2 girls to toronto.

The trip was mostly uneventful. 6.6 mpg @ 65 mph, 7.5 mpg @ 60 mph. We mostly traveled @ 60 mph. I burned only about 100 gallons or so of veggie oil. I searched several times for veggie, but seemed to only come up with 10 or 20 gallons at a time.

The only serious mechanical problem was my alternator. It gave up the ghost on the last leg of the trip. I have a geni, and a battery charger, so it wasn't critical.

photo's are coming soon....
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:03 PM   #94
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Congratulations on a such a successful road trip! It sounds like it was a blast. Especially the part about two girls...
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Old 09-11-2005, 06:56 PM   #95
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I forgot to mention the border crossing into and out of canada.....

It was terribly unexciting. I didn't get interrorgated, or harrassed at all. On our way into canada, none of us three even got asked for identification.
At both crossings the border guard wanted to come in and see if there was really a jacuzzi inside. I wish the bus wasn't such a mess! I told em i'd come back after i got her all cleaned up. They were really cool. I think i'll make more trips to canada in the near future.
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I went to Toronto in January. Getting into Canada was no problem. The guard just asked where we were from and what we were going to do in Canada, and warned me not to kill anyone with my Swiss Army knife, which I had declared. Getting back into the states was not really a problem, but they did run our licenses through a computer system, ask us some questions about where we were from, and weren't real personable.
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:24 PM   #97
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Here is a photo of the amount of stuff i hauled out to the desert. This large pile does not include the stuff that belonged to me or my 7 passengers. I took stuff to burningman for 8 different people who flew.

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You should have charged by the cubic foot!
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if i go back next year (which is unlikely) i will definately have a $$ per cubic foot policy.
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if i go back next year (which is unlikely) i will definately have a $$ per cubic foot policy.
Noooo!!!
You mean i"ll never get to see your wheels in person? Awwww....

Well....since you are back, swing around from Canada down to So.Calif and help me w/ the wiring issue Every time I look up I see a mess!
I'm glad you had fun at BM. Next year is definately my turn but I hope to have some miles on TCD before then.
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