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Old 08-09-2006, 11:16 AM   #11
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Heh, heh... Yes, I don't have any numbers either, but I keep reading about stick-and-staple RVs with various tanks like 20 or 30 gallons and how they are always searching for a dump station. And I haven't heard much good about the JOTS. So into my $250,- bus I'm putting:

Thetford Aria toilet -- the Rolls Royce of RV toilets.
70 Gallon holding tank for said toilet.
98 gallon fresh water tank for the 30 x 30 shower and a sink.
24 gallon potable water tank for kitchen.
2x63 gallons = 126 gallons grey water tanks.

I'm thinking; lots of 1 minute showers.

Bad news, only the shower stall is in place yet. No doubt, there will be compromises made during the next two weeks.
Good news, I don't go back to work until September.

Yes, I'm nuts.
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Old 08-09-2006, 06:30 PM   #12
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Get that shower installed quickly or it won't happen. My shower room has now turned into my onboard veggie oil filtering room, complete with stubbed in water lines. I figure I can find a place to get clean on the road, but in no way was I going to have room for enough WVO for 5000 miles.

I hope you guys have a blast. I know I'm jealous. We're taking LONG trip starting Monday in Havoc up to Banff, down Highway 101 into Oregon, to Yellowstone, to the Black Hills, etc, but I'd still like to have been able to go to Burningman. Maybe next year we can have our own post modern pupil transportation theme camp....
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Old 08-10-2006, 04:37 PM   #13
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perhaps we should make burningman the place for skoolies to meet. Weren't we talking about a skoolie gathering??

We could make a skoolie theme camp
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:01 PM   #14
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I'm game for next year. Alas....with my fall class schedule as it is I'm simply unable. I would love to make some sort of skoolie based display though along with the obviousness of our buses themselves.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:22 AM   #15
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Jason, are going to be running veggie oil again on this trip?
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:42 AM   #16
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We could make a skoolie theme camp
Not a bad idea. But I doubt I would be parking with the group as I am already involved with two other camps and have plans for a Kinetic Sculpture Racing Camp in some future year.

But how about a tour of the skoolies, where we gather at a predetermined time and place and then bicycle to each member's bus for a look-see to brag and admire and share ideas?
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Old 08-13-2006, 12:01 AM   #17
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I'm now in Winnemucca, where I've lived most of the time since '89. It's the law to stop for pedestrians here, and it's still small enough that most everyone does it gladly!!! I plan on camping in the Blue Light District at 4:30-5:00 between Chance and Destiny, Grn-Blu-Wht striped Chevy/Carpenter.
I'm NOT driving Jungo Rd. Normally I do, but this is my first BM in the Skoolie, and my rear tires are a bit old. Jungo is NOTORIOUS for eating tires. Year to year it's condition is erratic. In 2000, I took my '52 M-37 that way, and had 2 flats before Trego. Fortunately I knew a burner from Gerlach with a '42 Dodge w/ the same wheels. The nearest truck/bus tires are either in Winnemucca or Reno; the gas station in Gerlach may or may not be able to help. And a tow from Jungo to anywhere will cost more than I care to think about.
I'm leaving for the Playa the 19th to work, so I won't be around to help anybody out.

If anyone wants to take Jungo, I recommend a partner vehicle, at least one spare, and a repair kit . There is a lot of traffic during BM time, BM people, hunters and campers. so you'll have some help if needed. Be patient. Drive very slow, intently watch the road. Watch your rear mirror, and pull over for crazy speeding traffic. Keep it slow, and like I said watch for rocks, esp the sharp variety. You'll prob be OK, but I warned Ya!!!
Welcome Home, have a good Burn!! Been there, Burned that! Including Myself in '96! Ouch.
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If i do run any veggie, it'll only be a max of 100 gallons.

I have enough people riding with me to cover my fuel costs.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:21 PM   #19
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I currently have 12 people signed up to ride the bus from michigna to the burn, and 10 passengers for the ride home. I'm getting really excited. We leave a week from today. There are still projects i haven't finished, the roof is a good example. I really wanted to build the convertable roof before i left, but it looks like that'll get put on hold for a while longer. Financially the entire trip is going to be covered by the passengers which is a welcome relief from the $2,800 i spent out of my own pocket last year.

Everything else is pretty much ready to go. The trailer hitch is installed, trailer lights connected, new air and fuel filters installed, new steer tires, plus 2 spare bus tires, spare trialer tire, tire changing tools packed, jacuzzi cleaned out and refilled, I have more than 50 water filters to get me through the week, a small freezer, electric 12 volt cooler, super deluxo 5 burner 220 volt coffee maker is tested and ready to go, porta potty loaded, lots of chlorine and other jacuzzi chemicals including test strips, mig welder is packed, along with pretty much an entire workshop of power and hand tools, a gallon of oil, coolant level checked, good sam roadside assistance is renewed,

still need to do an oil change, and lube any greese zurks i can find, install large diameter 12 volt cables for the inverter to run off of starting batteries, fill and find a good home for 100 pound propane tank, i'd like to gather 100 gallons of veggie, and do a few other various things.....

I can't wait!

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You coming through Iowa again?
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