Burning Melon RV Talk


Sadly not a Burning Melon, yet.

Ah. RVs. Some camps are only RVs, other camps expressly forbid them. The Melons are somewhere in the middle. A large majority of Melons camp in tents and yurts. We generally reserve an RV area in the back of our camp and that's about it. So if you are one of those lucky Melons who plan live in the lap of luxury in an RV on the playa? Swanky! But we need you to do a few things:

Tell Camp
Let the XVC know you are bringing an RV (and how big it is) so we can make sure there is room.

Read the RV section of the Burning Man website 
Go ahead, read it. There is important stuff in there.

Make sure that everyone in your RV has read it 
You all need to read it if you want to park your RV with the Melons.

Plan your water usage and blackwater/greywater storage 
If you don't understand what this means, please refer to the link above. It is easy to run out of grey/blackwater storage. If your RV leaks grey/blackwater onto the playa you will need to know how to deal with it. If you dump your wastewater onto the playa, in addition to being an asshat, you will be fined by Bureau of Land Management

Know how to service your RV 
There is no dumping station on playa, so you have to flag down servicing trucks as they roam the city. This requires you to pay cash at the time of servicing. The fees are $50 for trailers up to 24', $60 for 25'-35' and $30 for each additional tank. Clean water services are separate and must be booked in advance. Melon Camp does not provide servicing, and cannot schedule or flag down a service truck for you. Radical self-reliance!

Respect other Melons 
Some RVs have very loud generators that may bother other campers. Be a good neighbor.

Lend A Few Watts
Camp may ask that you gift some of your generator time or storage space to help with dinners. Don't worry, we're not asking you to host a dinner crew for prep work in your tiny kitchen, but we may ask for small favors like running a couple of rice cookers for dinner. You won't even notice them running, and everyone likes rice, right?

Got any questions? Questions are good. Don't hesitate to ask the XVC or our friendly Facebook group!