RV Tips

Here are 3 great sites that outline best practices and tips when taking an RV to the burn.

  1. RV Guidelines from the Burning Man site
  2. Stuff You Need to Know by Gone With the Wynns
  3. Technomadia’s 16 Tips for Taking an RV to BM just about sums it up pretty well

Of course there are many other methods of shelter and transportation that we would rather promote that won’t have you potentially ending up like this:

However, as it is seems that more and more Burners are traveling with the RV’s, we have outlined several major points that we request you follow for your own safety and the safety of others.



If your trailer is over 1500 lbs, by law, YOU NEED A BRAKING SYSTEM. This is an additional expense and installed at an RV repair place like Camping World or other. Prodigy is well accepted in the industry as the best. It allows your trailer brakes to operate, otherwise they don’t.  The ‘boost’  (small lever mounted on the dash) for your trailer brakes is used to correct ‘trailer sway.’

  • Your vehicle is rated to haul a certain amount (some vehicles should not haul at all).  Experts recommend when going up and down hills (like the roads to BRC) you should haul only ⅔ of that amount (or less). Hitches have ratings too (Class II, III etc) and limit how much you can tow.
  • It is the driver’s responsibility to make sure that the trailer is road worthy (or don’t haul it!). Wheel bearings should be repacked every two years (assume it wasn’t done on any used trailer you buy). Brakes, hitch and tires all require maintenance. It doesn’t matter if the trailer belongs to someone else, the driver needs to check all of these things before hauling. If any mechanical failure causes a breakdown or accident then YOU and YOUR CAR’S Insurance, not the trailer (trailers generally do not carry insurance) may be liable for all costs including damage to another vehicle, property, or the cost to tow the trailer.  
  • Trailer weight to the front. A trailer should not be equally balanced on the axle. A TRAILER SHOULD NEVER BE HEAVIER IN THE BACK (this causes trailer sway and severe accidents). If you need to add water after loading the trailer consider putting it in the car instead. A large amount of water weight in the back of a trailer can cause it to fishtail, sway and crash.
  • There are many types of trailer electrical connections: a ‘circle 7’ is usually used for horse trailers and RVs (things with electric brakes), a ‘straight 5’ for U-hauls, They need to match exactly. You can buy converters at U-haul, Kragen, Camping World, etc. But if you convert a 5 to a 7 then YOU MAY NOT HAVE THE ELECTRIC BRAKES HOOKED UP. Having brake lights does not mean that the brakes are hooked up.
  • A U-haul trailer is a great option. They are generally well maintained and high quality. Your car insurance may cover the entire comprehensive and liability insurance. Ask your agent. You may not need to purchase the expensive U-haul insurance. Make sure to mark on your contract BEFORE signing it that the trailer is damaged (they all are). Write “Trailer scratched, dented, damaged all over, paint damage, dirty, dusty. etc” and note any further damage. Otherwise you might have to pay for anything that is wrong with the trailer when you return it. Uhaul’s latest scam is to charge you $50 if the trailer is not returned scrubbed with soap and water. Rinse it out with a hose or car wash, they expect it shiny.
  • U-haul is also a great source for a high quality trailer hitch. They expertly install trailer hitches at a reasonable cost. They can tell you how much you can haul with each type of hitch.
  • Never, ever use a ball that is only attached directly to the bumper.  A regular hitch is professionally attached or welded to the car’s frame and rests UNDER the bumper.
  • Make sure that your trailer hitch is functioning perfectly and has all of the safety backup measures in place. If there are pins, latches, snaps and chains to prevent a trailer from running away in case of hitch failure, ALL of these need to be in place and working. Safety chains need to hang loose enough that they allow the trailer to turn as much as needed, but not quite so long that they drag on the ground and cause sparks (chains dragging are less dangerous than chains that are too short). Cross the safety chains under the trailer ball so that, if the trailer drops off the ball and falls, it will rest on the chains and not fall to the ground.
  • Make sure you are using the same size ball and trailer hitch, they must match EXACTLY. They are NOT all the same size. There are ball sizes: 1-7/8”, 2” and 2-5/16”. The receiver for the trailer hitch contains a square female end on the car, a square male end goes in. A ½-inch diameter straight metal pin (roughly 3-5 inches long) that goes through that to lock it in place, and a ¼-inch or so metal wire pin (wavy on one side, straight on the other) that goes through that. If you do not have ALL of the pieces then you cannot haul a trailer. They sell these at trailer/RV stores, Tractor Supply Company, Camping World, Kragen Auto Parts, Sears and Wal-Mart.
  • Make sure you have a full, intact spare tire for your trailer. Find out where it is. Make sure that you have a jack that lifts your trailer (it may be taller or shorter than your car). A trailer tire is different than a normal tire, they are HIGH LOAD tires. Do not assume that the tires on your trailer are the proper tires. Look it up online and ask an expert. Find the trailer manufacturer and call the Camping World service department. High load trailer tires may require special ordering. This means if you break down in Nevada they may charge you $500 for a tire. Save yourself some money and BRING A SPARE TIRE WITH YOU. Trailer tires may require being set at much higher p.s.i. pressure than a regular car tire.
  • Turn off your propane tanks on your trailer before driving it. The stuff in the fridge will stay colder if you don’t open it. (Remember to fill up propane tanks before leaving on your trip).
  • Bikes on the back of RVs and trailers bounce around, drag on the ground and fall off. Tie them on higher and consider putting them inside/on top of the RV/car.
  • Stuff seems to expand at the Playa, so leave space. Remember to take your burnable trash to the giant public burn barrels on the Esplanade instead of taking it home. They close the burn barrels on the last day, so do this early in the week. Same with your aluminum cans, take them to recycle camp in Center Camp before the last day.
  • Never tie trash bags on the outside of your car. Bring extra trash bags and triple bag it just before leaving, or put a tarp down inside the car, trunk, RV or trailer so you can put the trash inside. Trash bags litter the roads leaving Burning Man. Nothing says “pull me over and give me a fat ticket for littering” like a bunch of trash bags (either empty or full) on the outside of a vehicle driving down the road.

Driving Tips:

  1. DO NOT PASS ONCE YOU LEAVE HIGHWAY 80. One Police Officer I spoke with was run off the road and injured by a Burner passing while leaving the event. Passing causes accidents and people routinely crash and suffer injury as a result of this mistake. They think they can make it, and they are frequently wrong.  
  2. Fatigue is a leading cause of accidents after leaving the event. After a whole week of partying and limited sleep many drivers find themselves exhausted. Tired drivers fall asleep at the wheel or make mistakes they wouldn’t normally make. The drive away from BM is long, boring and frequently very, very low speed. It can take 2-10 hours to get just to Highway 80, longer if there’s a crash slowing you down (and every year there are). Before you leave the Playa (while you are loading the car) get your driver to take a nap and then a caffeinated beverage (coffee, Pepsi, Rockstar?) when you get on the road.
  3. Practice BEFORE taking your trailer RV on the open road. Try backing up, parking, turning and going around objects in a parking lot.
  4. Advice from a Uhaul rental agent: SWING WIDE. Trailers tends to cut in around corners and hit poles, curbs, cars and people. Swinging wide may mean you have to wait for a break in oncoming traffic, or even for them to stop and let you in, so you can swing wide into oncoming lanes. You might even need to go up on the far curb in order to prevent your trailer from hitting something. You will learn this in your parking lot practice BEFORE your trip.
  5. If you pass another vehicle you can cause it to crash. Trailers pull a great deal of air and create a ‘suction effect.’ When you pass other cars and particularly trailers you can pull them into oncoming traffic or shove them off the road. Or you may simply startle the other driver causing them to put their own trailer onto the shoulder.
  6. Passing may cause YOU to crash. Trailers swing out, that means when you pass someone in your trailer and then pull back into your lane the trailer swings back into the lane further than the tow vehicle (throwing it onto the right shoulder). Passing also puts you at risk for a head on collision. On the surface roads to Burning Man oncoming cars (and police officers!) can approach very quickly from the opposite direction. Local police and experience Burners recommend that trailers never pass on 447.
  7. Advice from Highway Patrol Officer: Slow down for highway construction. Frequently there are potholes, dips, bumps, uneven pavement surfaces AND NO WARNING. The police just went to an accident scene in which a driver did nothing wrong except fail to slow down for a construction zone. Also construction zones can extend for tens of miles with only a single orange cone every few miles.
  8. All you can do in response to being crowded by 18-wheelers or buses is just look straight down your own lane, focus very far ahead and DO NOT LOOK AT THE SCARY THINGS IN THE OTHER LANES.  I’ve been terrified sandwiched between two 18 wheelers and they both passed me. All I could do was focus on my own job, to keep my own trailer in my own lane.
  9. Drive in the slow lane always, and do not react to tailgaters. 18-wheelers tend to tailgate, and this may be terrifying, but they generally do not rear end you. Do NOT swerve to get out of their way. Feel free to put your hazard lights on as they approach (then turn hazards off after they pass), this tends to clue them in that you are driving slowly.   
  10. Once you have left Highway 80 (main Interstate Highway) DO NOT PULL OFF THE ROAD TO LET PEOPLE PASS YOU, many shoulders on 447 and county roads are too soft and may cause you to lose control. Local law enforcement says the shoulders are not designed for it and they see accidents every year caused by trailers drifting just a few inches off onto the shoulder.  The car is usually fine, but the trailer tires grab the soft sand, slow down and the lightweight trailer flips. Once you’ve lost that one rear trailer tire into the soft sand (or playa) at high speed it may not be recoverable.  
  11. If you do find yourself slightly off the road do NOT overcorrect and try to suddenly get back on the road. Instead keep a good grip on the steering wheel, go straight, take your foot off the gas (if you must apply the brakes, gradually) and once your speed is significantly reduced or stopped then gradually ease back on to the road.
  12. Driving a trailer is more tiring than driving a car. You need more caffeine, more breaks, more time to rest your eyes and more sleep in order to haul a trailer. This means that when you leave Burning Man you need to be well rested and take frequent breaks. Consider driving to Reno, sleeping there both on the way to and from the Playa. Doing so will significantly reduce your chances of having an accident.
  13. With a trailer, your ability to brake/stop is reduced. If the car in front of you plowed into a stopped car you need to be far enough back to be able to stop before you hit them. That’s significantly farther than the average following distance, but it is what the law requires.  When the car in front of you runs over a spot it should take you at least three seconds before you run over the same spot.
  14. Your ability to accelerate and merge is reduced. Merging into freeway traffic may be difficult. Many people try to pass you in your own lane. When another driver is about to do something that may cause an impact with you (such as not notice that the lanes are merging or that you are going significantly slower) than they are then use of a horn is appropriate. Sometimes freeways merge and suddenly the slow lane of one freeway becomes the fast lane of the new freeway. This places the trailer driver in a very awkward position. They find themselves going 45 mph in the fast lane and unable to merge to the right because the cars to the right are going MUCH faster. Sometimes in this situation only laying on the horn will get the drivers to your right to even notice the imminent danger and that you NEED to merge to the right (you checked your turn signals before the trip, right?).
  15. To back up, a trailer moves in the exact opposite direction that the back of a car would when backing up. If you turn the wheel clockwise the back of the car will go to the right, but the back of the trailer will go to the left. This can quickly jack-knife the tow vehicle and trailer and lead to damage to both.  It’s best to give yourself unlimited time and patience when you need to back up. Practice backing up in an empty parking lot before taking the trailer to the Playa. Some people find it helpful to place their hand at the bottom of the steering wheel and then swing your hand in the direction that you want the trailer to go.
  16. People (even your friends) telling you to back up will frequently cause accidents. They will not suffer any financial loss if you hit something, and they just do not seem to care. Get out and check all distances yourself.  TAKE YOUR TIME.
  17. The passenger has a duty to keep their eyes open, to watch the road, to keep the driver awake and aware. The passenger shouldn’t be sleeping, working or zoning out. The very least you can do as a passenger is help the driver stay awake!  Agree on a way to inform and warn the driver. Instead of yelling “AHK!!” try quickly saying “Stop! Cow on road!” or “Accident ahead!”  If it looks like your driver will miss an exit, try saying “It’s ok, we just missed the exit”, instead of yelling at someone to swerve suddenly (you cannot swerve with a trailer). Tell your passengers that you expect this from them.  
  18. When you park in a parking lot TAKE UP 4 SPOTS, or park outside on the street. Always plan on someone getting too close and parking directly in front of your car. Find a spot where they can’t.
  19. Remember to go through the WIDE LANES on any bridge/toll. That’s usually the far right lane, and slow is ok.
  20. When your lightweight trailer is pushed sideways by wind it’s a totally new experience. Just go straight, (similar to dealing with ‘trail-sway’), Overreacting can cause an accidents. Focus as far away in front of you down the road as you can. Do not try to counter-sway or correct it by wobbling the wheel, you will only make it worse.
  21. You need to reduce your speed BEFORE you start going downhill. A certain speed may be safe going uphill but that same speed will cause the trailer to sway back and forth, causing an accident, once you are going downhill.  
  22. When you get ‘trailer sway’ do not react to it, hold the steering wheel steady. Look and intensely focus straight, far ahead down the road. Resist the temptation to steer back and forth to correct the sway. It will only make it worse. Take your foot off the gas. If you must put on the brakes, gradually. In case of a serious and dangerous sway, boost trailer brakes (slide lever to side on dash-mounted brake controller) before applying the car’s brakes.  A brake booster system (like Prodigy) can possibly cure a trailer sway and prevent an accident. If you are hauling a trailer I STRONGLY recommend a brake booster system (over 1500 lbs, they are required by law in CA and Nevada). You can get them for $200 installed at Camping World in Vacaville, San Martin (south of san Jose), Roseville (near Sacramento), or other RV or trailer stores. Again, pull the tiny plastic level to the side to boost the brakes before applying the car’s brakes.
  23. When driving a trailer DO NOT SWERVE VIOLENTLY WHEN PEOPLE CUT YOU OFF EVEN IF THEY ARE GOING TO HIT YOU. Experts advise it’s safer to take a small hit which is unlikely to cause you to lose control. The end result of swerving with a trailer is usually a terrible crash that is worse than the small accident that would have resulted from being hit by someone cutting you off. If both vehicles are essentially going the same direction at roughly the same speed the effects of this kind of impact may have less of an effect on your vehicle that a head on, or T-bone type impact would have. In addition, if you swerve then the accident that results may be 100% YOUR FAULT. (If you want to prove the other guy is at fault keep a video camera rolling all the time).

The Care And Feeding of Your RV:

  1. DO NOT PUT *ANY* TOILET PAPER IN YOUR RV TOILET. NOT EVEN SPECIAL ‘RV’ TOILET PAPER. Don’t use toilet paper for septic systems, don’t use regular. Just put it in a bag next to the toilet and throw it in your trash or burn it.  Burners routinely have too many people in an RV and the toilet systems can’t take it. This is the most important thing you can do to keep your RV working all week. Also suggest that everyone visit the port-a-potty’s before returning to the RV. Servicing an RV (emptying your black and grey water tanks) can be very expensive ($60-90?) and is not guaranteed to be available. NEVER EMPTY ANY TANKS ON THE PLAYA (police may get involved). Black water tanks are public health hazard.  
  2. Put a tarp or cover over your RV will reduce its temperature significantly
  3. Many RVs need MORE than a 2000 or standard generator in order to work. Many new trailers need a 3000 watt generator (Honda EU3000is runs about $1900). When someone selling you an RV says that the AC works, they may mean only when plugged in to an external generator.  
  4. A new generator needs to be assembled (the battery acid mixed and you can have this done by a professional). You can add oil and gas yourself.  Bring oil for your generator. Camping World mechanics or any other generator or RV specialist can tell you which type. If your generator suddenly stops running it may just be asking for oil.
  5. Generators are stolen on the playa, use a chain and a padlock to attach your generator to your axle or other solid object.

Legal, Including Getting Your RV Deposit Back:

  1. Take the steps that you would need in order to win in Small Claims court to get your deposit back.  You may not ever need to go to small claims, but if you do, you can’t go back and get pictures of damage that existed on the trailer after the fact, you can only do this BEFORE you leave with the rental.  Every year numerous burners lose their cleaning or security deposits on their RV rentals, (so often that I think some companies simply plan on keeping the entire deposit in the first place).  NOLO press (Google it) provides information that can help you get a deposit back, write a demand letter, or even take a claim to small claims court.
  2. Make sure that you are insured for the vehicle. Many policies will cover a rental car/RV/trailer. Call your agent, say “I’m considering renting an RV, does the insurance I already have on my car cover that? What if my car is in the shop while I’m renting this RV (sometimes that makes a big difference).  If not can I purchase insurance for this rented RV?”. If they ask for the VIN, make sure they get it before driving the RV.
  3. Read all contracts before signing, add corrections and cross things out as needed.  Do not take their word for it on what the contract means, they could simply lie to you.  Many times a damage waiver or insurance offered by the rental company is VERY expensive, but can save you from having to pay for damage to the unit later.
  4. When you arrive at the RV rental and before you leave take pictures of the RV to show any damage and show the condition of the unit.  
  5. Note any preexisting damage on the rental contract or in writing.  Always write ‘dusty, some scratches’ and note any damage.  Imagine a small claims judge reading your notes. If there isn’t enough room get an additional piece of paper.   Tires are not new? Then write ‘tires show wear’. Uhaul sometimes tricks customers into agreeing that the unit is ‘clean’ when it’s only swept out, but later they claim that by ‘clean’ they meant scrubbed and polished, so they charge $50 if you don’t actually hose out the trailer or truck with soap.  Remember that a  small claims judge could assume that the RV was actually NEW, everything worked perfectly, and the unit showed NO wear unless YOU write down otherwise.  Even “Used RV shows wear” is better than writing nothing.
  6. Actually preventing damage is the best way to get your deposit back.  Armor All or other protectant sprayed on all vinyl, plastic, rubber surface will prevent some of the damage from dust and help the dust slide off later. A thick layer of Armor All in crevices may prevent dust from sticking. Q-tips are great for getting Armor All in and for getting dust out later. Never put Armor All on anything you will be stepping on, it makes it dangerously slippery, use Windex or glass cleaner  there instead (like on Vinyl flooring or floor mats).
  7. Painters tape such as the light purple masking tape (Home Depot $3-7) can hold plastic bags or tarps over your vehicle’s air intakes and over doors once you arrive on the Playa. This tape usually comes off easily within 7 days and it can prevent dust damage.  Only use one of the vehicle’s doors, cover the other doors with tape and plastic to prevent dust from getting in. It’s also good to put a layer of this masking tape all around every window from the inside. The edges of the glass are where dust collects. Any tiny crack, vent, crevice that you cover with masking/painter’s tape will be more protected. (Do not use Duct tape unless you plan on cleaning up the residue with ‘Goof Off’ or other serious cleaner, but if you do this then Duct tape is a very effective bond, be aware that it will pull off car paint causing thousands in damage).  
  8. Buy drop clothes (Home Depot-used for painting) and put them all over the floors, the furniture and seats.  
  9. DO NOT OPEN YOUR RV AWNING Camping World mechanics and RV experts agree, just don’t do it. They cost $THOUSANDS to repair and replace.  If you want shade go inside the RV or bring a $100 shade structure. RV awnings are fragile, terribly designed and almost unfixable once damaged.  The unpredictable winds on the Playa can destroy your awning in just a few seconds (before you can put it away).
  10. Place a plastic tub next to the one door to hold shoes will prevent people tracking in Playa and leaving it all over RV floor.
  11. Keep a small box of clean socks next to the door and have people trade in their shoes for a pair of clean socks when they come into the RV. Keep a laundry bag handy to take these socks back. 
  12. Do not let anyone park so close to your RV that they can swing open their door and hit your RV. One hit can cause thousands in damage, and people on Playa routinely don’t realize that wind catches their doors and swings them out.
  13. Don’t let anyone run ropes or lines next to or from your RV. The wind constantly moves ropes and quickly rubs off paint. Anything in contact with your RV’s paint will rub it off by week’s end.
  14. Go to NOLO Press.com and read up on how to get your apartment deposit back (similar ideas) and how to go to small claims court for further information.
  15. Again, do not put any toilet paper down your RV toilet because it tends to clog it. RV toilet paper is NOT the same as tp for septic systems, RV toilet paper is still better than regular tp, but NONE is best.  The mechanics agree that RV toilet systems cannot handle ANY toilet paper. Instead put it in a paper bag inside a plastic bag, take that to the burn barrel the huge one’s on the Espalanade) and burn the paper (not the plastic bag). Or take it out with you in your trash.  RVs on Playa routinely clog up and stink up the whole RV. RV toilets tend to do fine with human waste, but anything else, including toilet paper, can clog up your system and you can lose your deposit as a result.
  16. Dump your black water tanks on the way back.  There are specialized places to do this such as Safari RV in Reno, any campground, Cabelas in Verdi (west of Reno). You obviously can ONLY dump in a designated area, and it’s toxic and illegal to dump anywhere else. Wear latex or nitrile gloves to protect yourself from illness. Wear disposable clothes or have a bag ready to put these clothes in if you get them dirty. Camping World does not dump tanks, but they have an ‘Intro To RV Use’ hour long class that will teach you how to do everything with your RV.
  17. It takes a FULL DAY to clean an RV after Burning Man.
  18. Try not to use the AC/vents or open the door during entry or exit (exodus). It just pumps in dust that you have to clean later.

Legal issues not related to your deposit:  

  1. The police can use many excuses to pull you over, make sure that your trailer (and car) has LICENSE PLATES, that the tags are current, that they are COMPLETELY VISIBLE and all your lights work (brakes, turn signals, high and low beams). One local police officer described ticketing a trailer because the driver had flashlights instead of proper tail lights. They are sitting by the side of the road in groups as you drive by. Every burner’s vehicle is visually inspected numerous times as you drive slowly through town by local and other police who come into the area just for us. You may not see them, but they’re there.  
  2. Have the paperwork with you (such as, a letter from the trailer owner giving you permission to possess it and all insurance information).  Put it all in a packet and just hand it to any officer who pulls you over. Police ask a compound question in order to trick you, “Is it ok if I search your car/trailer? You don’t have anything to hide do you?” and they then interpret any answer “yes” or “no” as a consent to search.  Listen carefully and calmly to the officer’s complete question and then you can say, “I do not consent to any searches”.
  3. Consider keeping a video camera running focused on the road ahead of you all the time mounted using a suction cup GPS /camera mount (obviously not hand held by driver). You can buy one at GPS City online.  You might be able to leave the scene of an accident MUCH faster when the officer can just look at a video and see that it wasn’t your fault.   When you start taping, state the location, date, your name, and how fast you are going.  Recent events in Fernley include an allegation of a police officer’s  son causing a ‘swoop and squat’ accident and then lying to police. Protect yourself from this kind of thing with a video camera.  
  4. Calls to 911 should start out with the exact street or freeway location (they want this first and frequently will not listen to you at all until you give this info).  For example  “Eastbound (or Westbound) 80” (80 does NOT GO North/South) and 2 miles east of Highway 37 exit, there is a mattress in the number 4 lane (lanes are numbered from the center – lane number 1 is the center/fast lane)”,  or  “447 Northbound, heading toward Pyramid lake away from 80 there is a 2 vehicle accident with head injuries and a vehicle on fire.”  When talking to 911 operators, speak -v-e-r-y  s-l-o-w-l-y-. Start giving a plate number with words instead of letters. For example: Adam, Boy, Charles,  David,  Edward, Frank, George, Henry, Ida, John, King, Lincoln, Mary, Nora, Ocean, Paul, Queen,  Robert, Sam, Tom,  Union, Victor, William, X-ray,  Young,  Zebra . At the end of the call they want your first name and phone number.  If you witness an accident ALWAYS call in and give your name even if other people have stopped, etc.  Even if the police are already there, even if other people saw it better.  If you have a video of a car accident please take the time to copy it to CD/DVD and mail it to the proper department. Police reports occasionally assign fault incorrectly, and you can really make a difference.
  5. Sign up for road service coverage at least 24 hours before you leave for the Playa. Road service for RV/Travel Trailers is provided by  Good Sam Club 1-800-842-5351.Regular=$79.95, PLATINUM=$109.95.  www.GoodSamERS.com.  AAA used to provide lockout/jumpstart service on Playa, but they no longer provide this service. They will provide service starting at the pavement on 447.   
  6. Advice from Insurance agent: If you haul a trailer for someone else you could be liable for the value of all of the items in the trailer. That means that you could have to pay every camp mate for their items in the trailer. If you take a trailer that belongs to someone else make sure the entire value is insured even if YOU are hauling it (ask your agent).
  7. The two different kinds of insurance: “comprehensive” that covers the loss of the value of the car and trailer and “liability” that covers what you owe to others if you hit them and damage their property.   The trailer itself does not and cannot carry liability insurance, that can only come from the car. (U-haul and rentals may be different).  That means that if the trailer causes an accident then the driver’s insurance company has to pay out (if the driver’s insurance even covers trailers).

This is not legal advice. If you have legal questions you should consult an attorney.

Decorating your vehicle before the drive (with stuff that won’t fall off and become trash like paint specifically for car windows) helps other burners recognize and interact with you. It’s fun and may help keep you awake.   

And remember, you are on vacation. The drive is part of the journey. Take it easy, wave at your fellow burners, smile, turn up the music, check out the gorgeous scenery, have a good time on the drive and RELAX.  Having an awesome burn starts and ends with having a safe drive.

The entirety of this article is taken from the helpful guide by trailerplaya@yahoo.com

Please pass this information on to anyone taking a trailer or RV to the burn, send any suggestions or pictures of trailer/RV accidents to the email above.