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Old 02-03-2013, 11:42 PM   #57
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I would really like to go here for my first camping experience. I'm in Vegas so the trip won't be too far away. However, I'm in the middle of remodeling my scamp 13 77' and it won't be ready 100%. I won't have any appliances to use. Call me crazy but I still want to do the trip (: I have done so many crazy things so it won't be the first time. Can I camp with just the basics? With just a shell to sleep?
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1- Is there any bathrooms near by to use?
2- Could I share wood fires to warm up food or water?
3- What do people do for entertainment in the camp?

Believe it or not, I'm serious. Advice will determine if I do or don't do the trip this weekend. Call me crazy!!! Thank you
Hi Chita, Last year we missed the gathering but we went to Dome Rock for a couple of days on our own. At that time we had a 1975 Boler that I had been working on for two years. I also survived 8 days at Burning Man with that same trailer so here are a few pointers.

1- Get some kind of a port-a-potti. The easiest to use and least expensive is the Luggable Loo. Because this is a desert environment guys CANNOT just go out and water a tree as you might in the forest. This is completely NOT allowed by the BLM.

2. We had no heat in the Boler but in the evenings I would light 3 emergency candles and put them in the metal sink for safety. They seemed to take the chill off the trailer and with a good sleeping bag we were fine at night.

3. Break out your tent camping gear. Bring a cooler with a block of ice. It will last the weekend. Bring foods that don't require refrigeration...Trader Joes makes a great canned Turkey Chili:-) Starkist tuna salad in a foil pouch makes a great sandwich without having to refrigerate mayonnaise.

4. Fibreglass RV people are a friendly lot. I'm sure someone will lend you a corner of their BBQ. Bring your own mug and paper plates to cut down on the need to wash dishes.

5. As I have not been to the Dome Rock gathering before I do not know what they do for entertainment but I know they have the "Soup Thing" pot luck so be sure to bring a can of NON-Cream based soup. (Chicken noodle, minestroni, beef barley, etc.) They will also be having a swap meet so you might find some things to use for your trailer renovation. There will also be someone giving a talk on solar power.
At other gatherings we have played Bocci, gone on treasure hunts, done some geo-cashing, had campfire sing-alongs, had costume contests, learned new skills, had theme nights ... and the list goes on.
So please come ... I'm sure you will have a wonderful time.
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:38 AM   #58
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And I besides you will get to hear Lorraine play a mean ukulele! :-))

Have fun down there Lorraine...... wish I could get the trailer out this winter....
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Lorraine, how was Burning Man? I've always wanted to go. Not so much of a desire to camp in a 100 degree plus, dusty, desert but for the event itself. The schools here in Vegas start in late August so I'll probably have to wait a few year until I retire before I can go.

Jose, did your Scamp come with a bathroom? If not you were going to need to purchase a porta-potti anyhow. I have my old table top mini bbq I'll just give you if you want it. Karma was smiling on me last summer when I was out doing yard sales. I came across a brand new "fancy" table top model with gauges and all. I asked how much and they told me $5, sold! Also, if you want more privacy, Walmart used to have little tents meant for showering/changing that work perfect for a porta-potti. I think they run about $20. Let me know what else you need.
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Now Feb 4 to 6, is the time to register to purchase Burning Man tickets for 2013 Steve. Some California teachers have the same problem as you with the timing of Burning Man so, believe it or not, they organized workshops out there in the Black Rock desert that qualify them to count Burning Man as professional development so they can get the time off.
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Now Feb 4 to 6, is the time to register to purchase Burning Man tickets for 2013 Steve. Some California teachers have the same problem as you with the timing of Burning Man so, believe it or not, they organized workshops out there in the Black Rock desert that qualify them to count Burning Man as professional development so they can get the time off.

Funny! With all the cost cutting going on in Nevada they tend to tell us where and when we will be "educated".
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Call me crazy but I still want to do the trip
Questions:
1- Is there any bathrooms near by to use?
2- Could I share wood fires to warm up food or water?
3- What do people do for entertainment in the camp?

Believe it or not, I'm serious.
Dome Rock Camping Area; Google Map Street View
There is no "there" there. It is 5 miles Southwest of "town". The Pilot truck stop next to McDonalds on Main Street will have showers. A porta-potty of your own will be essential. The group will gladly welcome you to join them around the campfire.
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Here are some photos to get the imagination started.....I have used plastic shopping bags tied up and then doubled into another bag and then kept in a heavy duty garbage bag......just don't leave it out where animals and get to it......I don't know what the BLM folks would think of it.









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Quartzsite Gathering photos

For those that want to be here and aren't able, I posted a couple early photos to my blog. I'll post more as the week goes on.
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Okay gonna head down to Quartzite tomorrow, I need directions to Dome rock. I usually head south from Vegas cut across through Parker and on to Quartzite. Would it be better to head down to Blythe and cut across?
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Okay gonna head down to Quartzite tomorrow, I need directions to Dome rock. I usually head south from Vegas cut across through Parker and on to Quartzite. Would it be better to head down to Blythe and cut across?
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I go through Parker from the Bullhead City/Ft. Mohave area. At Quartzsite head west on the interstate or take the Dome Rock road to the south of the interstate. The rally is about 5 miles west of Quartzsite and visible from the interstate. Don't forget to stop at the campground host area and get your permit. He is on the Dome Rock road. Last year he had a large motor home with a US flag in front.

Last year you could see the bundle of fiberglass campers from the interstate.

If you see an EggCamper being hauled down the road by a big black Dodge pickup wave. That will be me. We're heading out in the morning too.

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Okay gonna head down to Quartzite tomorrow, I need directions to Dome rock. I usually head south from Vegas cut across through Parker and on to Quartzite. Would it be better to head down to Blythe and cut across?
Steve - As you come into Q from the north on highway 95, continue south through the traffic light at Main, go OVER the freeway, and take the first right on the south side of the freeway (Kuehn) and head west on what is essentially the freeway frontage road. (With two blocks through the midst of flea market central) When you get to the Love Truck Stop the road name will change to Dome Rock Road but continues as the freeway frontage road.

If you're here between 9 and 3, stop by the camp host and pick up your no-cost permit and then continue west until you see four (yup) Scamp 19s surrounded by a sea of Casitas.
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Casitas???? Who let Casitas into the neighborhood? I thought this was a Scamp 19 rally.
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Hope to be at Quartzite Feb. 11 or 12 for a quick Howdy. On our way to the Yuma Ham Fest.
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Okay gonna head down to Quartzite tomorrow, I need directions to Dome rock. I usually head south from Vegas cut across through Parker and on to Quartzite. Would it be better to head down to Blythe and cut across?
I would take California 95 south to Parker and then south to Q. If you go to Blyth it is longer in miles. Did you know the weather man is predicting RAIN for Friday and 30% chance of rain on Saturday. Hope to see you there on Saturday if it doesn't rain.
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