CAMP VIDEOGASM'S BIG 'OLE TRUCK
TO BURNING MAN 2018!
UPDATE 4/24/18: Yes we are doing the truck again with stops in the Philadelphia and Detroit metro areas!
Our truck in a nutshell: 24' pannel truck picking up cargo in Philadelphia on 8/17, Detroit on 8/19 and dropping it off in Black Rock City on 8/24. Cost is $8 per cubic foot. All other details are covered below. If you have any questions, please contact Early Poppycock via Facebook or the contact email link provided. Contact Email
Camp Videogasm is again doing the truck to Burning Man in 2018. If you live near the Philadelphia or Detroit metropolitan areas and need to have your gear transported to Black Rock City, please see below for more info.
Q: What's the deal with this truck?
A: We are renting a 24 foot panel truck. Making stops in King of Prussia ,PA.(a suburb of Philadelphia), and Woodhaven, MI (a suburb of Detroit).
Q: How big is it?
A: The truck is 1250 cubic feet, but only 700 cubic feet is available for rental. Space is very tight, pack efficiently!
Q: When is the truck leaving and arriving in Reno?
A: The truck will leave Andy Wing's place (located in King of Prussia, PA) on the morning of Saturday, 8/18 for a Friday 8/24 arrival in Black Rock City. There will also be a stopover in Woodhaven, Michigan (Early's Place) on Sunday, 8/19 to pick up the bulk of Camp Videogasm's Stuff. Anyone in the Detroit Metro Area interested in getting space on the truck, must make arrangements with Early Poppycock prior to 8/19. The Truck will leave from Michigan on the morning of Monday 8/20.
Q: How much will it cost?
A: Space will be rented at the rate of $8 per cubic foot. (All quoted prices include transportation both to and from Burning Man). Be realistic in the amount of space you'll need. To determine cubic footage, imagine putting a box over your stuff. Then multiply that box's width, by it's length, by it's height. For example: a space 5 feet wide by 5 feet long by 4 feet tall = 100 cubic feet.
Note: We will also take weight into consideration. Expect to pay a bit more for overweight items. This would be determined on a case by case basis, but as a general guideline we would consider anything over 15 pounds per cubic foot to be an overweight item. Items weighing between 16 and 30 lbs. per cubic foot will be charged at the rate of $10.00 per cubic foot. Items weighing 31 or more lbs. per cubic foot will be charged at the rate of $13.00 per cubic foot.
Q: When is the money due?
A: By Friday, August 17 for advance payments. If there is still space left over, then you can pay in CASH ONLY up until when we pack the truck. Note that there is no guarantee that the truck won't be filled by then, so pay in advance if you can. Before bringing stuff at the last minute, check with Early Poppycock in case we are indeed full. We don't want you to waste a trip only to have the truck filled when you arrive.
Q: Is it too late to jump in on the truck?
A: No, we still have some space left. Remember: your space is not officially reserved until we receive your payment! We will be updating this site as well as the videogasm facebook page to let you know how the truck is filling up.
Q: Who/where do I make payment to?
A: You can either use PayPal...
The account to make payment to is: firstname.lastname@example.org
...Or Send a check. If you need to pay by check please contact me, Early Poppycock to get the required information.
Important! Please indicate with your payment what is being paid for (i.e.: number of cubic feet being reserved), and who it is being paid for (for those of you paying as couples or groups) Also, include a note with your full name, mailing address, preferred phone number and e-mail address. When paying my PayPal please include all the proceeding information in the message area or send an email to Early Poppycock. You will receive an e-mail confirmation.
Q: Will the truck be making pickup stops?
A: No, you are responsible for getting your stuff to either Andy's place in King of Prussia, PA , Early's place in Woodhaven, MI.
Q: So when can I drop off my stuff?
Q: Who will load the truck?
A: We will need volunteers to do this on Friday afternoon/evening 8/17 at Andy's place in PA, and again at Early's place in MI on Sunday 8/19. The truck is scheduled to leave Philadelphia on the morning of the 18th , Detroit on the morning of the 20th.
Q: Do I need to be a camp member in order to be in on the truck?
A: No, although we would prefer that you were a member of Camp Videogasm, or Snowflake Village, beggar's can't be choosers. Note: the truck will not make "deliveries" once it's on the playa. It pulls into camp and then stays put.
Q: OK, so where in Black Rock City can I get my stuff?
A: The truck will be parked @ Camp Videogasm, in Snowflake Village, address TBD.
Q: When is the truck leaving Black Rock City?
A: At dawn on Tuesday 9/4. You must have everything you wish to send back on the truck at Camp Videogasm by noon on Monday. We will need volunteers to help reload the truck on Monday afternoon.
Q: When will the truck arrive back in Woodhaven? King of Prussia?
A: Sometime on Friday, September 7th, we will be in Woodhaven (Michigan), doing an unload of the appropriate stuff and then continuing on to King of Prussia, PA. Michiganders can pick up their stuff in Woodhaven starting on Friday 9/7. East Coasters in K of P starting on Sunday 9/9.
Q: Where will the truck be unloaded?
A: Everything will be unloaded to it's point of origin .
Q: How long do I have to pick up my stuff?
A: About a week. Videogasm is not running a free storage facility. Plan on getting your stuff ASAP or it will be thrown out or sold.
Note: There is NO SPECIAL BIKE RATE, bikes will be charged at the usual per cubic foot rate. All bicycles must be boxed or crated... NO EXCEPTIONS! Getting a Bike Box: Go to a bike shop or Department Store and ask for a bike box. You can usually get one for free.
NOTE II: Special considerations can be made for "Art Projects" and other odd shaped items. Please contact us beforehand to make arrangements.