I found an '85 Burro
on C-list today and drove an hour to check it out. It's in very good mechanical shape so I brought it home with no drama. The older couple that I bought it from were unable to use it now that the husband has ALS. He had done a number of "upgrades" to the interior that included a few cavalier electrical
scenarios that will take a bit of time to sort out. Aside from the easy interior fixes, it looks like a great foundation to begin my Alaska project. I'll post my progress.
I have a few questions that I'll post here (advise me if they should be posted elsewhere).
has a metal reinforced edge trim that seals the vertical clam shells together. Where can you find these, how likely are they to fail/leak and whats the procedure to installing new.
seem to be a little more flimsy than I had anticipated from pictures. Are there replacement windows
that fit these openings or were they one-offs for the Burro
only? The front window has been modified to have a slider as well as a prop-up rock guard that was poorly conceived and executed. I would like to replace the whole assembly to ensure weather resistance on what I assume is the most vulnerable opening while rolling. It also appears that some silicone work was performed around most of the windows
. How difficult is it to remove the windows, clean out the goo and replace in a fresh bed of premium sealant?
From what i understand, Burro's came stock with a carpet strip across the ceiling seam with wood trim on either side. Mine appears to be original and is sagging a little in a few places. I'm considering ripping it out, evaluating the integrity of the seam and replacing it with another material. I also have a bunch of leftover LED strips that I could run down both sides and put on a dimmer. Anyone ever removed this strip? What did you discover and do you have any advice?
This Burro has an ice box which would work great for 2 day trips but I'm thinking 3 weeks. What is a good fridge
that would work, Dometic?
Thanks for reading my longwinded post. I'm looking forward to posting pics of my progress!
pic of original owners before I hauled it away: