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Posted: 4/17/2017 2:31:48 PM EST
People are going crazy over this eclipse happening in august. There will be nowhere to stay and I'm predicting traffic will be horrendous. Granted the house is a decent sized one(6 bedrooms iirc ) but even for here that's a decent hunk of change for a short term rental. On the contrary that probably only covers the mortage(if he has one) for a 4-6 months.

Maybe I should rent out my yard to some people who want to throw up tents.

In conclusion, stay away from GTNP and YNP in August, it's going to be crazy as hell.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:33:38 PM EST
What eclipse? And why is it so popular?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:34:25 PM EST
I plan on making a day trip of it with my kids. Should be neat for little ones with a big interest in space stuff to get to experience an orbital phenomena.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:34:32 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Rustler:
What eclipse? And why is it so popular?
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21aug. Total eclipse of the sun
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:35:14 PM EST
OP, that's not really going to happen (the rental, not the eclipse).

I've lived through two HUGE events where everybody in town was going to rent their house out for $87,000. Nobody did.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:36:56 PM EST
40K for 2 weeks? There better be a mountain of blow and a bevy of hookers included. 
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:37:03 PM EST
What does two weeks have to do with a one day event?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:37:47 PM EST
I watched the ISS fly right over my house the other night.

For free.

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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:39:52 PM EST
during the memorial golf tourney, my buddy's house was rented out for $20k for 5 fucking days!!! prime location and size...

his family just stayed at their other house 
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:40:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cttb:
OP, that's not really going to happen (the rental, not the eclipse).

I've lived through two HUGE events where everybody in town was going to rent their house out for $87,000. Nobody did.
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My parents stayed a couple months in a house that rented out for $12,000 a week in the winter. No peak times, just regular ski season rental.

My wife works with one of the hotels here, we know how much all the places are charging per night and the minimum number of days for a stay around that time.

To compare, 40k for two weeks is not far off. I'm expecting its renting for that price.
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:
Maybe I should rent out my yard to some people who want to throw up tents.

In conclusion, stay away from GTNP and YNP in August, it's going to be crazy as hell.
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That's gotta be something to see...


Probably draw bears too. 
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most likely that will be tax free $$

short term rentals of 14 days or less you do not have to pay taxes on the $$$
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:43:29 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:


My parents stayed a couple months in a house that rented out for $12,000 a week in the winter. No peak times, just regular ski season rental.

My wife works with one of the hotels here, we know how much all the places are charging per night and the minimum number of days for a stay around that time.

To compare, 40k for two weeks is not far off. I'm expecting its renting for that price.
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What are the hotels charging, and how many nights. What kind of hotels ? I'm sure there is a range of price between the quality of hotels.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:47:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
I've seen one of those in my lifetime and IIRC they said the next wouldn't occur for 5000 years (or so). My, how time flies.
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Exactly.

I remember one back in the 90's.

From google: 
It is a popular misconception that the phenomenon of a total eclipse of the sun is a rare occurrence. Quite the contrary. Approximately once every 18 months (on average) a total solar eclipse is visible from some place on the Earth's surface. That's two totalities for every three years.
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What are the hotels charging, and how many nights. What kind of hotels ? I'm sure there is a range of price between the quality of hotels.
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Originally Posted By wyomingnick:
Originally Posted By mdguy90:


My parents stayed a couple months in a house that rented out for $12,000 a week in the winter. No peak times, just regular ski season rental.

My wife works with one of the hotels here, we know how much all the places are charging per night and the minimum number of days for a stay around that time.

To compare, 40k for two weeks is not far off. I'm expecting its renting for that price.
What are the hotels charging, and how many nights. What kind of hotels ? I'm sure there is a range of price between the quality of hotels.
IIRC one of the cheapest motels in town is charging $400-500 a night with a four night minimum. The town is very unprepared for what's going to happen here.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:49:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mdguy90:


My parents stayed a couple months in a house that rented out for $12,000 a week in the winter. No peak times, just regular ski season rental.

My wife works with one of the hotels here, we know how much all the places are charging per night and the minimum number of days for a stay around that time.

To compare, 40k for two weeks is not far off. I'm expecting its renting for that price.
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That thing is cutting 100 mile wide path through the entire CONUS. That's a big supply of rental houses. And you don't have to rent a house to see it. You can just drive into the path. Nobody's paying $476 per bedroom per night for two weeks to see something that lasts two hours and can be seen for free. Maybe if he regularly rents his house for $19,000 a week in the summer, he can bump it $20,000 for the week of the eclipse, but otherwise not happening.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:49:16 PM EST
I've debated on taking off and pulling my son out of school. Drive about 2hrs.
Guess we could find a walmart parking lot or some place to view it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 2:53:55 PM EST
It would really suck if it rained that day.

People are really pretty stupid
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not sure I'd be up for renting my property, sister and BIL rent out their house in Vail, sis decorated it just so. The management/rental company failed to inventory all the furnishings and furniture after renting it. Sis and BIL were rather pissed when they went out for ski season......a whole bunch of their stuff had walked off.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:06:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By mdguy90:

...Maybe I should rent out my yard to some people who want to throw up tents. ...
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FWIW, people within walking distance of Bristol Motor Speedway (this weekend, BTW) get $100 for two nights. Rent a Porta-Potty, hand out garbage bags, and have a place designated to leave them. A run or two to the landfill afterwards to drop them off and you can stuff the savings account with a bunch of bucks.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:06:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By mustangduckk:


I plan on making a day trip of it with my kids. Should be neat for little ones with a big interest in space stuff to get to experience an orbital phenomena.
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They have closed the schools here. We are about 15 miles off the center line.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:08:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kristen:
It would really suck if it rained that day.

People are really pretty stupid
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Wife's hotel was around $600 a night at the cheapest for a 4 night minimum and no cancellations possible for that time frame. So if it rains your SOL. they've nearly filled.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:08:31 PM EST
I really want to go see it. I'll have to drive up the east coast, maybe park somewhere... Maybe I should do some better planning. 
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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:11:28 PM EST
lol $40,000 my ass. Hes is flat out lying or trying to brag it up adding a 0 when hes renting it for $4,000.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:11:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By mdguy90:
People are going crazy over this eclipse happening in august. There will be nowhere to stay and I'm predicting traffic will be horrendous. Granted the house is a decent sized one(6 bedrooms iirc ) but even for here that's a decent hunk of change for a short term rental. On the contrary that probably only covers the mortage(if he has one) for a 4-6 months.

Maybe I should rent out my yard to some people who want to throw up tents.

In conclusion, stay away from GTNP and YNP in August, it's going to be crazy as hell.
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Hope there's no carpet in the house. They're doing a bunch of porn shoots, and he's never gonna get those stains out.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:13:04 PM EST
Why even bother at all?

Within hours afterward, some telescope geek hobbyist will have HD video up on YouTube.

You can watch that shit from your couch without even changing your soiled tighty-whiteys or putting down the bowl of Cheetos.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:13:44 PM EST
$40,000 is 6m mortgage?
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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:16:30 PM EST
I was in Montana in 1980 when the solar eclipse happened there. It truly was one of the most memorable things I have seen. I will see this one.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:17:42 PM EST
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Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:18:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Rustler:
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Total eclipse. They aren't rare per say but usually you have to travel to some exotic country to see it. This one is going right across the US.

It will probably be cloudy that day...
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:18:40 PM EST
Hope it ain't cloudy that day.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:20:16 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dog1:


I'm gonna watch it wearing a thong and lmy snack hood full of Andy Capps Hot Fries.
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You can do that but nothing compares to seeing things like this with your Mk1 eyeball(with protection of course).
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:20:32 PM EST
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Then you flew your Lear jet up to Nova Scotia to see the total eclipse of the sun.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:20:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By mdguy90:
In conclusion, stay away from GTNP and YNP in August, it's going to be crazy as hell.
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What is GTNP and YNP?
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:21:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Does your town have inexpensive pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches?
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The sandwiches are cheap, but the cover charge is real bitch.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:22:49 PM EST
FREE on Tv

2mins live
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:22:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
No eclipse, but it happens here the first week of April, I know of several families with very nice homes that have never made a single mortgage payment out of their own pocket, they rent the place out for 10-30K for the first week of April, and that covers it. I know more than one family with a very nice home who did the same thing, and continue to, and that one to two week per year of rental has paid for the home, and incredibly nice vacations every year for years since the mortgage was paid off.

Does your town have inexpensive pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches?
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Why don't you do it then

It's always a friend of a friend LOL
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:24:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dog1:


I watched one back in the 90s with a welding hood on.
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Was it a total or partial? You only get to see the Sun's Corona when it's a total eclipse.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:26:29 PM EST
Hmmm. I have a buddy with a house on Lake Barkley. Looks like it will have a good view.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:27:07 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stfm:
FREE on Tv

2mins live
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Screw that, I'm gonna go get me some super powers.

Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:27:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By mdguy90:
People are going crazy over this eclipse happening in august. There will be nowhere to stay and I'm predicting traffic will be horrendous. Granted the house is a decent sized one(6 bedrooms iirc ) but even for here that's a decent hunk of change for a short term rental. On the contrary that probably only covers the mortage(if he has one) for a 4-6 months.

Maybe I should rent out my yard to some people who want to throw up tents.

In conclusion, stay away from GTNP and YNP in August, it's going to be crazy as hell.
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I'm in the wrong line of business!
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:27:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cttb:
That thing is cutting 100 mile wide path through the entire CONUS. That's a big supply of rental houses. And you don't have to rent a house to see it. You can just drive into the path. Nobody's paying $476 per bedroom per night for two weeks to see something that lasts two hours and can be seen for free. Maybe if he regularly rents his house for $19,000 a week in the summer, he can bump it $20,000 for the week of the eclipse, but otherwise not happening.
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Originally Posted By cttb:
Originally Posted By mdguy90:


My parents stayed a couple months in a house that rented out for $12,000 a week in the winter. No peak times, just regular ski season rental.

My wife works with one of the hotels here, we know how much all the places are charging per night and the minimum number of days for a stay around that time.

To compare, 40k for two weeks is not far off. I'm expecting its renting for that price.
That thing is cutting 100 mile wide path through the entire CONUS. That's a big supply of rental houses. And you don't have to rent a house to see it. You can just drive into the path. Nobody's paying $476 per bedroom per night for two weeks to see something that lasts two hours and can be seen for free. Maybe if he regularly rents his house for $19,000 a week in the summer, he can bump it $20,000 for the week of the eclipse, but otherwise not happening.
You don't seem well informed of the real estate and rental market here. No offense intended. It's a different game out here.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:29:04 PM EST
In this thread, some people show that they have zero clue what wealthy people spend on frivolous shit.


"I'll just camp out at the truck stop and sleep on top of my station wagon! Lot lizards will keep me warm."



In another thread about buying reasonable items(cars/trucks/guns/optics), the mantra becomes...

"Go be poor somewhere else, faggot!!!!1111!!1!one-niner"


LOL. Fucking GD
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 3:29:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
$40,000 is 6m mortgage?
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I'm guessing it's a 2-3.5m dollar house. 4-5 months of mortgage payments equals $40,000 total. I could be totally off in my math though.
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