What You Need to Know About Bringing an RV to Burning Man 2020
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Burning Man 2020 is right around the corner – you’ve probably already bought your tickets, and you’re ready for an experience of a lifetime. Now is the time to figure out the logistics of your trip so you can focus on the festival later.
Many Burners bring their own RV’s or hope to rent one to take to Black Rock City (BRC), and some even purchase an RV for the event. As you’re deciding whether to rent or bring your own RV to Burning Man, here are some things you might not have considered that will prepare you for this life-changing event.
BE PREPARED FOR THE DUST
The dust on the playa is not just any dust. It’s a fine mineral film that gets everywhere and in everything! If you’re bringing your own RV, you need to be sure to do a deep clean afterward.
Before you even get to Black Rock City, you will need to cover all vent openings, tape over seams, protect your upholstery, cover your flooring and give your whole vehicle a good wax.
Plan to spend several hours cleaning after Burning Man.
If you’re renting an RV, you won’t have to worry about the intense cleanup. This can be a huge advantage and save you a lot of time. However, most RV rental facilities charge more than $1,000 to clean the vehicle for you. It’s a lot of work.
And remember, if you’re bringing your own personal RV to the event, it may never be the same after. There are no additional cleaning fees when you rent with Hunter RMV.
POWER, LIGHTS, AND FUEL
In the hot and sunny desert, solar power can be a big advantage. If your current RV doesn’t have a solar option, you may choose to rent. You can run a generator, but it’s noisy and requires fuel.
Black Rock City is extremely dark, find an RV with lights so you can easily find it on your way back in the evening.
Extra fuel is extremely important. Getting into and out of BRC can take upwards of nine hours and lines for fuel get ridiculously long the closer you get to BRC. Be prepared and fill your tank on your way out of Reno, Nevada, where most fly into to reach BRC.
If you rent an RV for Burning Man from Hunter, we’ll actually pick you up from and drop you off at the airport and deliver you to your already set up RV stocked with basic supplies, fresh water, and more.
Bikes are a necessity in BRC, not a luxury. There’s a large distance to cover when getting around and walking everywhere isn’t practical. You’ll also need to put some lights on your bike and yourself for traveling when it’s dark. This will help you find your bikes among thousands of bikes and, more importantly, make you visible to others in a crowded and often times dark environment.
Again, there is fine dust everywhere. If you are considering bringing a bike that you want to keep nice, we wouldn’t advise bringing it to Burning Man. Also, many traveling from afar to BRC often purchase a bike when arriving in Reno, and then leave the bike on the Playa for someone else to deal with. Managing thousands of left behind bikes is frustrating to both locals and authorities every year after Burning Man.
Renting with Hunter, you’ll have the option to purchase a bike, bike lock, basic repair kit, and a lighting kit for $225 total. You get to keep the bike when the festival is over or just leave in in the RV and Hunter will donate it.
ABOUT HUNTER RMV’S FOR BURNING MAN
Hunter RMV just decided to rent vehicles for Burning Man and if you haven’t locked in your rental yet, now is the time.
Hunter is sending Burning Man veteran, The Beast, that sleeps up to six and two Predators that sleep up to 4. The beast is a spacious RV for two, but it sleeps up to six and has a queen bed and two double beds. The Predators are newer RMVs equipped with one queen bed and two twin beds (bunk bed).
Keep cool in the scorching desert with air conditioning, hot and cold water in your full bathroom, dinette, and over 10 hours a day of generator power.
You won’t have to worry about, literally, being stranded in the desert. Hunter offers dependable support, all delivery and set up and waste tank evacuation are included. You can even add on grocery services and extra generators if you feel you’ll need more power.
Need something else? Just ask. At Hunter, we will do our best to make sure everything you need is in Black Rock City waiting for you.
FOCUS ON THE EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
Your RV is an essential part of your Burning Man experience, but you shouldn’t have to worry about the logistics of it at the event. Hunter wants to take all the set up, clean up, and everything in between out of your hands so you can focus on what really matters.
If you choose to rent an RV to bring to BRC, learn more about Hunter and book your vehicle before they’re all gone.