Rent a motorhome at Burning man 2024

Burning Man is an insane art event that takes place every year in Nevada. 80,000 people gather in the Black Rock Desert to build a temporary metropolis with their own hands that will last only 8 days
Burning Man is an insane art event that takes place every year in Nevada. 80,000 people gather in the Black Rock Desert to build a temporary metropolis with their own hands that will last only 8 days
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When:
Sun 25 August - Mon 2 September 2024

Where:
Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA

Prices:
$575 admission fee
$150 per vehicle
+ taxes and fees (*2023 prices)
https://tickets.burningman.org/

Why it's cool to go to Burning Man in a motorhome

  • Living in a motorhome is much more pleasant than living in a tent or marquee. Inside there is everything you need to survive in the desert: a bed, shower, toilet, stove, refrigerator, storage space for things and food, and air conditioning. The latter is especially important: during the day the air temperature in Black Rock City rises to +40
  • The motorhome will allow you to take bicycles with you - a must-have for the Black Rock Desert. The territory covers more than 10 square kilometers, which is quite difficult to get around on foot.
  • The camper can be decorated! Even a motorhome can become a work of art. The main thing is to make sure that the decor does not spoil the outer covering
  • A motorhome will protect you and your belongings from sandstorms and other adverse weather conditions.
Why should you book a motorhome through us?
We work with the best car rental companies in the USA, we will give you plans, market overview and choose the best option for you
Our prices for renting motorhomes are on on average 5%-15% lower than if you take directly from  rental companies
We  rented out  100+ motorhomes at  Burning Man. We know and understand the specifics of the event well.
Why should you book a motorhome through us?
We work with the best car rental companies in the USA, we will give you plans, market overview and choose the best option for you
Our prices for renting motorhomes are on on average 5%-15% lower than if you take directly from  rental companies
We  rented out  100+ motorhomes at  Burning Man. We know and understand the specifics of the event well.
Prices and conditions:
Prices and conditions:
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (890 km/550 mi from Black Rock City) from 4500 $
  • Los Angeles, California (1050 km/650 mi from Black Rock City) from 4800 $
  • San Francisco, California (650 km/400 miles from Black Rock City) from 6500 $
  • Las Vegas, Nevada (890 km/550 mi from Black Rock City) from 9900 $
  • Los Angeles, California (1050 km/650 mi from Black Rock City) from 11000 $
  • San Francisco, California (650 km/400 miles from Black Rock City) from 12500 $
  • Reservation and payment
    To reserve an RV for  Burning Man, an advance payment of $ 200 or $ 300 is required (depending on  company). Full payment for  RV rental is due 70 days before the start of the rental. If the reservation is made less than 70 days in advance, 100% of the cost is paid. When you receive the motorhome at the rental company's office, you still have to pay a refundable deposit of $ 1000-$ 2000 (depending on the  company). Payment of the deposit is made by a bank card issued in the  name of the main tenant.
  • When to book
    The earlier the better. All companies open bookings at the  beginning of the year. Even if your plans change, you can change dates, city, model at any time, only with payment of the difference in tariffs, if any.
Even if you have decided to book on your own for some reason, or you have already made a reservation, please contact us anyway, as there is a good chance that we can offer you an additional discount/bonus/cashback.

Burning Man 2023. How it happened

In addition to rental companies, you can rent a motorhome from a private person

It's a marketplace where owners rent out their RVs, kind of like an airbnb for motorhomes only.
We recommend choosing options with good reviews.
Here you can find older and therefore cheaper motorhome options.

In this case, you will need to register on the site yourself, select a motorhome and contact the owners. Be sure to indicate that you are going to Burning Man and carefully read the rental conditions, what is included in the price, and what comes for an additional fee.

There is a big BUT!
Private guests can cancel their reservation. The reasons can be different: plans changed, the RV broke down, you just changed your mind, etc. If you book with a private owner, have a backup option just in case.

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Popular questions

BEFORE
Burning Man takes place in the desert, where in dust we trust. This means that everything in the playa area will be covered in dust, including you and your RV. In addition to dust, the weather conditions on  the beach are quite radical; during the day the air temperature can rise to  37, and  at night drop to  10 degrees. In addition, storms, wind, lightning, rain, dust storms often occur. To protect you and the RV you need to prepare your RV and follow some rules.

Rental companies DO NOT provide services to prepare motorhomes for Burning Man, you need to do this yourself. You must return the motorhome to the rental company clean and free of dust. Otherwise, you will be charged the cost of cleaning (the amount can range from $ 1000 to $ 2000)
Preparing the RV
This must be done before  entering  playa.

The general rule is to seal all the cracks where dust can get in.

Window
Seal the joints and cracks along the contour with blue masking tape on the outside and inside. (if the links don't  open, use a VPN).
You can cover the windows with aluminum foil to prevent the inside of your RV from overheating during the day. Close and  protect mosquito nets from  dust (it is very difficult to remove dust and  dirt from them).

Floors
You can cover the floors with thick brown paper and secure with blue masking tape.

Furniture
Use old sheets and blankets to cover dinette seats/sofas/beds to prevent dust from getting on the upholstery.
DURING
Keep windows and roof vents closed ALWAYS and only open the front door to enter and exit the motorhome. Otherwise, everything inside is guaranteed to be covered with a layer of dust.

It's better to take off your shoes on   the street, and   sometimes even undress, in   the case if you   are caught in a   dust storm.
At  the entrance to it is ideal to throw a fluffy rug that will absorb some of the dust.

Never  open or  use the sun awning (it breaks from  sudden gusts of wind, the fabric is almost impossible to clean from  dust)! Wrap the ends of the rolled tent with shrink film to prevent dust from getting inside.

Keep all external compartment doors closed.

DO NOT run a generator or car engine during a dust storm. This can clog the air filter and  disable the generator or damage the engine!

Use the air conditioner only when necessary, as it is also susceptible to clogging with dust.

When sealing the cracks, do not accidentally seal the grille of the refrigerator radiator, otherwise it will turn off due to overheating of the radiator.
AFTER / cleaning
DIY cleaning
The first step is to collect as much dust as possible with DRY towels, rags or microfiber.
Playa dust has an alkaline base and is different from ordinary road dirt. Add vinegar to the water (the proportions depend on the concentration), this will effectively clean the surfaces. Otherwise, ordinary water will simply smear the dust and  turn it into  dirt.

At wash
You can stop by a  self-service car wash and   wash the motorhome there, this will significantly simplify the task with  the necessary tools.
A full service for cleaning a motorhome will cost from $ 700. In  nearby cities you need to sign up for car washes in advance.

You can read more about RV preparation and cleaning here:
https://www.trippingly.net/burning-man-articles/preparing-an-rv-for-burning-man-rv-cleanup-after-burning-man
Where to replenish and drain water?
Fill your tank full of clean water before racing  Burning Man. Use water VERY sparingly.
The average tank volume for clean water is 150 l (Class C) and 180 l (Class A buses).
It's quite possible to hold out with  this reserve throughout Burning Man.
But if you really need it, then the so-called "bees" ply along these are machines that, for a separate fee, will take your wastewater and fill the tank with clean water . In 2022 the cost of such a service was in the area $ 150
Where can I get electricity?
There is no electricity in the desert, there is nothing there at all, the Berners bring all the benefits of civilization with them. Therefore, connecting motorhomes to the network will not work. However, the house on wheels is completely autonomous and has a built-in gasoline electricity generator.
There is also a separate battery for the living part of the motorhome, thanks to which you can charge gadgets and use lighting. The refrigerator runs on gas, as does the stove.
The air conditioner and  microwave oven operate on  play only from  the generator is running. However, we  recommend limiting the use of the generator and  air conditioner as they may become clogged with dust.
Can I use a generator at Burning Man?
Yes, provided that the noise from the generator does not disturb your neighbors. It is important to remember that Burning Man encourages environmental responsibility, so you should still limit your use of a generator.
Is there a connection and internet?
Black Rock Desert, where Burning Man takes place, is a remote and isolated desert area. As a result, the availability and quality of cellular service in the area may be limited.

Carriers that provide coverage in Black Rock Desert include:

Verizon has the best coverage in this region

AT&T also provides coverage in Black Rock Desert, but it is less than Verizon.
Berners note the ability to receive calls, SMS, as well as the temporary availability of 3g with these operators.

T-Mobile service may be spotty or unavailable in some areas of Black Rock Desert.

Active use of networks during Burning Man may lead to network congestion and reduced connection quality.
Will the Wi-Fi router offered by the rental company work?
Depending on the operator (see point above).
Where can I get bikes for BM?
RV rental companies do NOT offer bicycles for rent. From some you can only rent mounts for them. You can rent a bicycle at specialized rentals or buy it. Be sure to take wheel repair kits with you.
Can I bring an ATV or petrol moped/motorcycle?
No. You can only move around  bicycles and  electric vehicles.
Helpful information
More information on using an RV from the official Burning Man website:
https://burningman.org/event/preparation/playa-living/rvs/

Guide for those who are traveling for the first time from the official website:
https://burningman.org/event/preparation/black-rock-city-guide/first-timers-guide/

Where to wash your RV

Self service
Fernley Touchless Carwash
+1 775-404-5854
$3.50 for the first 4 minutes; then $0.75 for each additional minute
Around the clock
Full service
Paul's Truck Wash
+1 775-835-6788
Wash only outside
$2 per foot of length: 32ft=$65
30ft=$60
Self service
Keystone Car Wash
+1 425-445-8667
$3.75 for 4 minutes
Around the clock
Self service
KB self car wash
+1 775-343-6664
$2.50 for 3 minutes
Full service
Wells Avenue Car Wash
+1 775-322-7119
$800
You need to call ahead
Around the clock
Full service
Arco Hand Car Wash
+1 702-331-6171
$8 per 1 foot length
You must register in advance
Full service
VALLE VERDE HAND CAR WASH AND FULL DETAIL CENTER
+1 702-367-1818
$380
Full service
Blue Beacon Truck Wash
+1 213-477-1060
~$200 (outside only)
Full service
Bull's Truck Wash
+1 323-385-0004
$75 class A (outside)
$95 class C (outside)
Full service
JV MOBILE WASH&Detailing
$500
You must register in advance
Full service
King Truck Wash
+1 562-945-4826
$69 (outside)
$30 for 30 minutes (from inside)
Full service
Arden Hills Car Wash & Detail
+1 916-974-7474
$550
You must register in advance
Full service
House of Bling Bling
+1 916-649-0334
class A $300-$500
class C $200-$400
Self service
Clearwater Car Was
Washing:
$4 for 4 minutes
Car vacuum cleaner:
$2 for 3 minutes
Full service
Tower Car Wash
+1 415-558-9274
$350-$450
Full service
Castro
$350-$500
You must register in advance
Full service
Mr.EcoWash
+1 415-519-3968
$500
Motorhomes are convenient not only at  BurningMan, but and at other music events, competitions and any outdoor events
Motorhomes are convenient not only at  BurningMan, but and at other music events, competitions and any outdoor events

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