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Old 09-20-2016, 08:09 AM   #761
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CadillacKid... That's of interest. I'm not prone to deadheading the steering like that, but my buddy might be, since he does not have my automobile technician training.

As for Burning Man... let me get back to that.
For now.... Burning Man is not for everyone.
As for what I do there.... I repair bicycles. I have a "theme Camp" of 30 people, and this year we repaired 629 bicycles.
What is it about? It is about participating and contributing.

Yes, great Burn (as always)! And the Playa surface was the best I have seen in my ten years. Pretty much the entire Playa was like paved.
you dont have to deadhead the steering for long to cause the poppet to release pressure.. its pretty instant tap of the lock.. and the spring should snap it back into normal pressure mode ..

it may be worth changing the steering fluid if its not nice N clear then running the sterring lock to lock a few times and see if that helps..

I always try the simple things first before i start tearing apart pumps and the like.. ive never worked on a flat nose bus, but on a conventional the steering gear is pretty accessible to work on for adjusting not only the poppets but also the lash (play)

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Old 09-20-2016, 08:12 AM   #762
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I'd love to hit Burning Man, but nowadays its gotten really expensive. REALLY expensive.
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:19 AM   #763
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I always thought it was some sort of minimalist thing where people camped like there had been a nuclear war, partied with no rules other than dont hurt each other and leave the land as good if not better than you found it.. (following the tread lightly protocol like us wheelers do with jeeps out west)...

and that people brought and created art of any form (from painting to sculpture to music to technology, etc)...

I didnt realize there was huge expense involved other than your own provisions and maybe a small fee for some type of security in case things went awry...

and of course the burn..

I guess I have the wrong idea about what it really is..

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Old 09-20-2016, 09:18 AM   #764
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Tickets ran about $430 each plus $80 for a vehicle pass this year. The rest of the expenses depend a lot on what time of person you are. I've known people to show up with 10 gallons of water, a loaf of bread, and a jar of peanut butter and be fine. But most people want some level of comfort, and that means a cooler, a camp stove, propane, a tent, dishes, etc. Of course, most of us have that taken care of with our bus, but we get stuck paying $0.20/mile in diesel fuel costs. That adds up if you have to make a 4,000 mile round trip.

Burning Man is actually the reason I wanted to build a bus. I knew if I were really going to enjoy it, I needed somewhere better to camp. I tried for months to design a teardrop trailer that would fit my needs, but I kept hitting weight restrictions. So... I looked at buses. My 28k GVWR means I could have granite countertops and concrete furniture if I really wanted. hah!
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:21 AM   #765
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Burningman is an experiment in having a cashless, gift-based, inclusive, and temporary city produced by the citizens themselves using the Ten Principles as a guide. How YOU choose to burn within this framework is completely up to you, as is your degree of participation.

I dont want to hijack Elliots build thread any further, so let me give you a URL where you can start the journey if you wish. Http://www.burningman.org
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Old 09-20-2016, 11:26 AM   #766
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A bit busy today, but will return to these matters.
Meanwhile, Here is a 5 a.m. view of my camp this year.


By the way.... No coincidence that Grey Coyote was camped next to us. I requested it.

Oh.... And our website. Obviously, I need to update it.
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Elliot, you sly devil you...
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(From our Burning Man camp website)

But what is Burning Man?

Let’s try this fanciful definition:
Think 1953… and imagine if Walt Disney had bought those 160 acres,
torn out the orange trees – and then given up, hopped a train to Detroit
and spent the rest of his life putting hubcaps on Fords. There would be a
huge flat area of nothing there in Anaheim.

But then imagine Disneyland being created anyway, by the thousands
and thousands of ticket-buying visitors – each and every one bringing a
tiny piece of amusement park from home and installing it himself.

That’s what we do at Burning Man. For one week a year.

70,000 people invent, build, bring, assemble, and operate the entire
“Black Rock Amusement Park”, and take turns on each others’ space
mountains and haunted mansions and jungle cruises.
This is called Interactivity.

We also serve the food and pick up the trash. Whenever we see
something that needs doing, we do it. This form of government is
called a do-ocracy.

And this fellow Elliot saw a lot of bicycles that needed fixing, so that’s
what we do in this camp. No E-ticket needed.
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Millicent anchors almost 2,000 square feet of shade.
20 feet out on the passenger side, and 31 feet out on the driver side, each the length of the bus.
Clear spans.
Plus assorted store-bought canopies.

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LOL its like disney but four times the price.
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