Bay Area musician and recording artist Kaweh recently purchased a 31 foot Winnebago mobile home which he transformed into a mobile night club. Complete with laser lights and a disco ball, Kaweh and crew will be host to Burning Man party people throughout week. After winning an award for his 2010 performance, Kaweh will again be performing at Center Camp this year.
Baker Beach, San Francisco was the original site of what is now the grandiose mega festival. Many Bay Area Burners like Kaweh are now in full force preparing their gear to embark on a week long adventure in the Nevada desert. The event encourages creativity in designing a rig that stands out. RV’s like this one will be amongst thousands of artistic concoctions that one will witness on the Playa.
You can be there in a land yacht
In the 1950’s and 60’s companies started designing and mass producing recreational vehicles. Gas was cheap, and Eisenhower’s new Interstate Freeway project was in full effect. Manufactures like Winnebago and narrow minded politicians would have never imagined that their timeless innovations would serve a crucial role an annual Woodstock with DJ music and giant statues.
Over the years it has become apparent that renting an RV or U-Haul around Labor Day weekend without a reservation is a lost cause. Vehicles will be in short supply, and RV’ers who are selling their old rigs can probably fetch a higher price around August due to the high demand.
V & V Bros. RV’s and Trailers in Redwood City offers a wide selection of RV parts and offers maintenance and inspections. V & V Bros. is anticipating the Burning Man rush and is offering discounts for mentioning Burning Man. V&V Bros. Owner, Victor Valdes, recommends an inspection of the vehicle to ensure the tires, axles, breaks and bearings are in shape to endure the trek. Other inspections include checking for any leaks in the plumbing, gas lines, weather seals, checking fluids, lights and turn signals. Once the safety precautions have been taken the sky’s the limit for customization of the rig.
Power Considerations and New Tech
If you’re on a party bus on the Playa you might need some extra juice for the sub woofers to run 24 hours a day. In which case there are some very cost effective solar solutions now available. With the incredible amount of sun light in the Nevada desert, solar arrays are an obvious alternative energy choice. Solar panels for RV’s can start as low as $150 and provide direct charge to the deep cycle batteries.
Kaweh’s RV has been retrofitted with LED lighting, a new technology that immediately found its place in the RV market. Since LED’s use direct current no inverter is needed, the lights last for a very very long time and use low wattage. The use of LED’s saves the batteries for important stuff like laptops, TV’s and pumping the beats.
Have fun at Burning Man.