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Old 10-28-2014, 11:51 PM   #15
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If you ever need any decals in the future let me know I have my own vynil cutter. I will give them to you for the cost of the vynil. Your Burro is amazing by the way. Hope to find one similar I have been looking for months.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:28 AM   #16
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John,

Good work on your Burro. I did about the same thing a year ago, when I bought my 13 Burro. I had to replace the lamp wire that had been spliced in for the electrical. I put in a proper fuse panel and a battery charger. Rework the propane lines. I did not have a wasp nest, just kinked lines. Re-upholstered the cushions, replaced all the cabinet doors, replaced the curtains, re-furbished the axle, replace the floor covering, and lots of other miscellaneous stuff.

Since then, we have been all over the west, including Albuquerque. I'll be passing through Abq, again this November, on my way to Bosque del Apache for a photo workshop that I help teach. The little Burro has been a real joy and I know you will enjoy yours.


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Old 10-29-2014, 04:12 AM   #17
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Good question Tom. My Burro came with car tires on them. The spare tire(belted nylon) looks as old (40) as the trailer . Why are trailer tires different any way? Seems to me they have even less stress on them than a car (except for maybe tandem axils)
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:23 AM   #18
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Hey Tom, Discount Tire recommended the Carlisle Radial Trail L/H They are about 60 bucks each and have a good layer of ply on the radial bias. They balance well and are highly recommended as an upgrade to camper tires.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:25 AM   #19
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Good luck. Just do what I did. Set your intention with the universe. Visualize what you want. I placed an ad in Craig's list and asked for one proactively. A guy answered who had just inherited a fleet of trailers and trucks from his elderly Dad who had passed away. He and his wife had no interest in the old little camper so I got it for $1000! I would think about placing an ad. Sometimes people have one sitting in their yard but they don't have the ambition or drive to actually do something proactive about selling it. So, if YOU proactively advertise that you're looking for one, and you combine that with a thoughtful intention, the universe will provide!
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:29 AM   #20
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No Gage, actually, it looks really good! You can't even see the brush marks on it. The Rustoleum paint is a superior product, it goes on like silk and it really adheres. BTW- I have an old utility trailer that looked REALLY bad from years of use and being outside. I sanded the frame down with low grit sandpaper, cleaned her up, then used the same Rustoleum product (but in high gloss black) and now she looks BRAND NEW. That was two years ago and she's been enduring the blazing New Mexico sun outside since that time and the paint job still looks great! Rustoleum is a GREAT product. I called the manufacterer and it can be used on fiberglass, it will adhere and it will stick! It looks great! Now I am thinking of hiring an artist to paint an elephant on the side of my RV and I may build some tusks out of PVC pipe to put on when I'm parked! Why not have fun with it!
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:31 AM   #21
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Thank you! Put an ad in Craig's List and advertise for what you're looking for! You may be surprised and someone with one may actually answer! There are a lot of scammers that use Craig's List but you can tell the honest ones. They won't ask you to go to a web site, or they won't ask you to wire money to Africa! If they have a local number and send you pictures and you talk to them on the phone it's pretty easy to sort out the scammers from the honest folks like us! I've sold a LOT of stuff on Craig's List and have given people incredible deals just to get rid of stuff I no longer want or need.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:53 AM   #22
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Thank you!

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you in the Fiberglass RV community for being so awesome and for being so willing to share your discoveries! I am very lucky to have found this group. It has saved me many hours of trial and error. YOU GUYS ROCK. As Chief Josef of the Nez Pierce said..........."Life is like the Flash of the FireFly at Night".........
we need to live our life to the fullest and enjoy every day of this life well lived! If playing in our RVs make this trip on this spinning ball called Earth more pleasureable.........then...........let's do it!

Do something nice for a stranger today!
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:05 AM   #23
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Hey Tom, Discount Tire recommended the Carlisle Radial Trail L/H They are about 60 bucks each and have a good layer of ply on the radial bias. They balance well and are highly recommended as an upgrade to camper tires.
Thanks John, I'll remember that. I ran Carlisle tires on my Beemer with good results. BTW, when we lived in MI, a Discount Tire shop opened up and advertised free tire rotations, no matter what brand or where you bought them. The good will created by that gesture, stayed with me. It's been my "Go to" tire shop ever since.

Disclaimer: I never worked there. I don't know anyone who does, and don't own their stock.

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Old 02-04-2015, 08:53 PM   #24
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Hi john. I really like what you did to your burro. I have a 1982 burro that I recently acquired. I did not have to do as much work on mine as you did. I did take the sofa area and turn it in to a dinette. I also installed an air conditioner at floor level just inside the door on the right in that seat. It required me to cut out the fiberglass and slide the ac in. I did cut a small removable vent door outside on the left of the gas tank directly behind the ac. I have the cord on an extension cord laying inside that I plug in separately when I get to the camp ground.........I am currently in St. George Island Florida helping a friend build a house. I will be going home to Tennessee at the end of Feb for a few days. The burro is there. I will post some pictures then if you like..... I am also a nurse. I love New Mexico. I am trying to put together a trip to Chaco Canyon this summer. I have been several times. I just can't get enough of that place.
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