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Old February 10th, 2015, 09:07 AM   #1
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While everyone is still excited about last weeks KOH and nearly everyone is saying "man I want to go next year" or "wish I could get my junk out there" ect, I'd like to get a dialog going about finding a semi to take some rigs out there. I have always been one of the ones saying I'd like to go, but between job changes and the lack of vacation, it's never been really possible to fully commit. Well this year I can say right now that I'm going. Short of loading up my pick up and driving it myself. I need to get out there. Here's what we have looked into so far.

Two years ago we looked into having our Jeeps taken out there and flying out as to avoid the long drive each way. The cost for just the transportation was going to be about $2500 per rig, not doable. Their reason was that there isn't a regular route near the area and the driver would need to go to a bigger city to get a back haul. Then when it was time to leave they would need to find a driver to go into the desert to pick us up. Plus there were no guarantees as far as delivery times/pick ups ect.

What I'd like to find is a truck driver who has access to a truck and the ability to barrow/rent a trailer to haul 3-4 rigs (including his own) out there and wheel with us for the week. I'm not sure that truck drivers really get that kind of leeway as far as being able to take a few extra days and drive each way or if they would need extra drivers ect. I have no problem paying for this service, within reason, as it would allow me to fly to Vegas and rent a car to drive to the lakebed, and allow me to work a few extra days.

If the semi doesn't work out for me I'd be still looking to partner up with someone to go out and I'd take my turn driving like everyone else. Three guys in a truck with three rigs on a trailer seems to be the best set up. One guy drives, one guy rides shotgun to keep him awake, and the third is in the back sleeping. Rotating every fillup, which is about every 2.5 hours. Fuel split three ways would run 600-1000 per person depending on the fuel prices at the time.

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Old February 10th, 2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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You missed your chance. No one is going back next year.
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Old February 10th, 2015, 09:29 AM   #3
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Old February 10th, 2015, 09:31 AM   #4
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Just kidding. I know I may have actually. This was the year to go with Dale possibly taking his toter out there but I couldn't fully commit, so I didn't. Who knows how long they will even have the event in Johnson Valley. The government could find a way to shut them down tomorrow.

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Nice idea many thought of but never did. Might suck for trail spares.
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If you "know" the truck driver and have access to the load up, then spares can be packed. Storing them out on the lakebed isn't an issue.
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From the DEAK racing thread

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Remind me as it gets closer...got a buddy that owns a few trucks and might be able to find a trailer. What do you consider a "good price"?
Although I haven't added up my cost from this year, my previous 2 trips were not over $800 round trip and that's when Diesel was $4.00/gallon. I would prefer you didn't wait till it gets closer, as we are searching how to do this now. If it's viable now, it will be viable next year.

I honestly don't know if I am up for another straight thru drive. Personally, I would try to change the timing enough to stop one night on the way home to catch good sleep and a shower.

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If you "know" the truck driver and have access to the load up, then spares can be packed. Storing them out on the lakebed isn't an issue.
Actually it can be. I have always had the benefit of being part of a race crew and therefore my stuff is inside the pit checkpoints. I would be very hesitant to leave stuff outside the pits without a good way to lock it up.
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Although I haven't added up my cost from this year, my previous 2 trips were not over $800 round trip and that's when Diesel was $4.00/gallon. I would prefer you didn't wait till it gets closer, as we are searching how to do this now. If it's viable now, it will be viable next year.

I honestly don't know if I am up for another straight thru drive. Personally, I would try to change the timing enough to stop one night on the way home to catch good sleep and a shower.
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I want to get this worked on asap. I'm one that likes concrete plans so I can save and prepare. Waiting until mid summer will be too late as there are too many things that can, and will, go wrong. Probably leaving a few people who thought they were going to KOH without transportation for their rigs. KOH 2015 was soooo last week! Next year will be here before you know it.
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Ill check but steady work for a rig comes first is why i was waiting
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I understand that. These are the issues that come up when you're trying to arrange something using a vehicle that is meant for making money day in and day out. That truck and driver need to make at least the same amount it always does in order for any company to want to even consider it.
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I am going to keep an eye on this....i gain another weeks vacation next year and would love to use it on KOH
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This is something I would love to go to, but I don't know that next year would be my year
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