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cogirl
01-26-2010, 07:47 AM
I'm from LA so I've always driven to Coachella and brought my own crap, but I live across the country now so I feel like renting is a better idea than hauling shit with me on an airplane. Any ideas? I know REI has rental equipment, but they don't have any locations near Indio I don't think.

faxman75
01-26-2010, 08:36 AM
Just buy a cheap tent at walmart once you get to Cali. You can either pack it up and bring it back with you or leave it and it gets donated.

Courtney
01-26-2010, 09:31 AM
I don't know of any equipment rental places around Indio, but you could always buy an onsite camping package (http://coachella.com/camping/ready) that includes gear.

lowfront
01-26-2010, 09:33 AM
I have traveled from boston with camping gear every year and its never been a problem. And thats with 2 tents. Just get a big ass luggage bag, and make sure its not over 50 pounds...may need to do some rearranging with your carry on.

lizng
01-26-2010, 09:43 AM
and if you do decide to fly with your gear, remember that Southwest doesn't charge baggage fees.

captncrzy
01-26-2010, 09:55 AM
I don't know of any equipment rental places around Indio, but you could always buy an onsite camping package (http://coachella.com/camping/ready) that includes gear.

I was going to say this too. No lugging around of crap.

rickibot
01-26-2010, 05:29 PM
we learned that last year we just mail usps all our crap to and from. that will be our plan this year if we decide to fly.

lizng
01-28-2010, 11:55 AM
Oh, I recently saw a news story about Zilok.com (http://us.zilok.com/) - a website that lets you rent out your stuff to people, and likewise you can rent pretty much anything. If you're flying into LA, I bet you could find some stuff to rent on that site.

fiopadp7791
01-28-2010, 02:26 PM
Just buy a cheap tent at walmart once you get to Cali. You can either pack it up and bring it back with you or leave it and it gets donated.

this is what I do... including the part about leaving it behind at the end...