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    Default Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    If you pay for three camping spots and all arrive at the same time can u set up a large tent to cover all three or does there need to be space between each camp site?

    something like this....

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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Yes.

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    Honestly, a canopy is really something not to cheap out on. E-Z Up is the way to go. Saw plenty of cheap canopies blown over last year. Wind conditions at Coachella really are not that bad and still saw them being blown over.

    Putting that up might be like flying a 10x 30 foot kite. Plus you would likely have to go tent only to really get use out of this, without having 3 cars to contend with.

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    Good point. EZ Ups can be staked down. Those larger canopies might need guy lines and that will go beyond your 10x30 into either your neighbors space or the firelanes and will just be a general nuisance to everyone.

    The solution to that is to cut some large (1 SF) holes throughout the top to allow wind to pass through. You might think "Oh well I paid this much for my canopy there is no way I am cutting holes in it" but honestly as far as blocking out the sun goes, a few holes here or there isn't going to matter. But the benefits of your shit not flying away and allowing the hot air trapped at the top of your canopy to vent which will lower the temperature under your canopy considerably, is no contest imo. If you don't cut holes in the top you better have some fans cause it will be just as hot under your canopy as it will be in the sun.

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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    We used something like that last year and had no problems, even when the spots were smaller than advertised.

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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Did you poke holes in Corinna to make sure she didn't overheat?

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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    People behind us had one of those 3-room 12-person tents spanned across a few spots.
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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Our neighbors used 2 spots


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    I was under the impression each car camping spot needed to have a car in it.

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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Our neighbors used 2 spots

    was that some sort of solar panel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
    good to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the choice cat View Post
    was that some sort of solar panel?
    Yes it was. They had car batteries charging. With the batteries they had outlets which would charge phones and keep fans running. It was 1 big large red box when all was done that had xmas lights and mario mushroom cut outs surrounding it. They made it for burning man.

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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    That's pretty sweet. Although the generator was a much easier option.
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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    They liked the idea of being green. Speaking of generators, I pray I'm not stuck 2 feet away from those campground lights. Worst noise ever all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
    thanks for the heads up. a bunch of my buddies and i are grabbing a few spots
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    They liked the idea of being green. Speaking of generators, I pray I'm not stuck 2 feet away from those campground lights. Worst noise ever all night.
    You obviously didn't camp next to a group of E-tards that liked to babble until about 6 am and then give you dirty looks when you're making noise at 10 am.

    Camping, while it may have been circumstantial in my experience, was a complete disaster because of things like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    You obviously didn't camp next to a group of E-tards that liked to babble until about 6 am and then give you dirty looks when you're making noise at 10 am.

    Camping, while it may have been circumstantial in my experience, was a complete disaster because of things like this.
    Ohhhh you are one of those people. noted

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyInTucson View Post
    You obviously didn't camp next to a group of E-tards that liked to babble until about 6 am and then give you dirty looks when you're making noise at 10 am.

    Camping, while it may have been circumstantial in my experience, was a complete disaster because of things like this.
    Get a hotel room. That shits gonna happen and people are just having fun. A loud fucking generator on the other hand is something no one that pays for a site should have to deal with.

    /was one of the folks that didn't walk back to the site until the campground music was over

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    Quote Originally Posted by NachoCat View Post
    Ohhhh you are one of those people. noted
    One of what people? One that gets angry at people that give me shit for being loud when the sun is out (which is when everyone else is also loud) but are obnoxious and annoying while everyone else in our area was trying to get SOME sleep at 5:30 in the fucking morning?

    If you want to keep me awake, then fine. But you can't scowl at us for being loud at 10 in the fucking morning if you can't be respectable five hours earlier.

    So please tell me what you mean by "one of those people"?


    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Get a hotel room. That shits gonna happen and people are just having fun. A loud fucking generator on the other hand is something no one that pays for a site should have to deal with.

    /was one of the folks that didn't walk back to the site until the campground music was over
    "Just people having fun" is fine. Did you miss the part where I said they were displaying their displeasure with us being noisey when it was in the middle of the morning? That's beyond having fun. That's a group of kids being complete douchebags.

    Those kids taught me that, if I ever camp again, that valium and earplugs are a must.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neighborhood Creep View Post
    Yes it was. They had car batteries charging. With the batteries they had outlets which would charge phones and keep fans running. It was 1 big large red box when all was done that had xmas lights and mario mushroom cut outs surrounding it. They made it for burning man.
    Hahahaha. Dude, we camped right next to you. The mushrooms on your set-up helped me find the way back every night.
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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    I'm just glad I didn't camp by Aussie Alley. My friend and I didn't have a car and we ran into 4 Aussies looking for a spot to put their car so we all went in together and tossed our valuables in their trunk (boot) for the weekend and they went and camped with everyone else from Down under. Every day they would all be shitfaced drunk by noon and miss most the music. Good folks, I wouldn't take that route though.
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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    We had a 10 x 20...just ran it behind 2 cars.

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    I was not aware people slept in the campground.
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    Default Re: Can you have one big tent over three paid camping spots?

    So today I was cleaning out the garage and I peeked into my Coachella bins.

    Tents, Flags, Streamers, Ice Chests, BBQ, Lanterns, Decorative Lighting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyeric View Post
    So today I was cleaning out the garage and I peeked into my Coachella bins.

    Tents, Flags, Streamers, Ice Chests, BBQ, Lanterns, Decorative Lighting....
    I got all excited when I went to my storage place a couple of weeks ago and saw my Coachella gear. "Soon, my sweeties, soon"
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    Quote Originally Posted by wstsidela View Post
    "Soon, my sweeties, soon"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurgasm View Post
    I was not aware people slept in the campground.
    LOL I remember seeing you flitting through the campground with the open wings of a butterfly at like 4-5am on Monday. You would have thought you had just arrived for the weekend. Too funny!

    Quote Originally Posted by heyeric View Post
    So today I was cleaning out the garage and I peeked into my Coachella bins.

    Tents, Flags, Streamers, Ice Chests, BBQ, Lanterns, Decorative Lighting....
    Up until about 3 months ago, our Coachella bins of campgear were right by the front door, covered and being used like an end table. Now they're in storage, but our Xmas lights were a reminder that the best holiday is yet to come in April...
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    Quote Originally Posted by addya View Post
    I was under the impression each car camping spot needed to have a car in it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Drinkey McDrinkerstein View Post
    Depends how you arrange the 3 cars in the space provided by 3 spots
    Not true. It says here (http://coachella.com/layaway_camping.html) that each car camping space must have a car in it. No buying three spots and sticking all your cars in one. And no carpooling 6 people in a van, parking the van in one spot and using two for camping. rrrg!

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