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Old 07-15-2009, 02:48 PM   #15
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I wish I had bookmarked all the pages I have seen on Burros manufacturing. I did a TON of looking before I bought.

I ran across a couple perosnal pages from folks picking up thier trailers with pics of the Escondido plant, and one by an unhappy customer that did tour photos showing how bad the quality had gotten in thier final year.

There was one page that mentioned the boating adventure, but it was more on the downfall of the trailer company.

All gone, or I can't remember the keywords I used!
Those pics are on the Yahoo Burro site
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:54 PM   #16
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I've had a 13 foot Burro and now have a 17 foot Burro. Both older ones and they even had some minor quality things.
I think gina d will agree you will like them even if there is some minor quality problems.

They are really nice.
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Old 07-15-2009, 05:48 PM   #17
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Those pics are on the Yahoo Burro site
There's a Yahoo Burro site?? Tell me more!
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Old 07-16-2009, 02:15 PM   #18
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There's a Yahoo Burro site?? Tell me more!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Burro_Owners_Group/

You'll have to join, mostly old posts, some files and pics.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:35 AM   #19
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What does everyone know about the Burro Trailer Company? I understand they went out of business several years ago. Quality and management problems may have been the problem. I've looked in the archives and haven't found a lot of information. I think the idea of building your own trailed from a kit is an intriguing one. Do you think the molds are lost in Mexico?

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Maybe this guy had something to do with it, wasnt happy with his product so banded together to kill the company. http://mikesbio.blogspot.com/

I live not to far from Sac Iowa and travel that way from time to time if anyone has any info on where the original molds might be located I will go check it out. Be nice to know more history.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #20
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Maybe this guy had something to do with it, wasnt happy with his product so banded together to kill the company. http://mikesbio.blogspot.com/
Some people are legends in their own minds...
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Old 07-22-2009, 12:06 PM   #21
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What does everyone know about the Burro Trailer Company? I understand they went out of business several years ago. Quality and management problems may have been the problem. Iíve looked in the archives and havenít found a lot of information. I think the idea of building your own trailed from a kit is an intriguing one. Do you think the molds are lost in Mexico?

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If its a kit you want you may be able to get one from "the eggcamper" I understand that they will fill orders for kits. They are constucted very much like the Burro in the way that they come about a foot wider and with the verticle seam.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:33 PM   #22
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If its a kit you want you may be able to get one from "the eggcamper" I understand that they will fill orders for kits. They are constucted very much like the Burro in the way that they come about a foot wider and with the verticle seam.
Yes, I toured the Eggcamper facility and they seem well designed and constructed, with a double wall like the Burro, but a flat door for a better seal. They will sell a unit in kit form.
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Yes, I toured the Eggcamper facility and they seem well designed and constructed, with a double wall like the Burro, but a flat door for a better seal. They will sell a unit in kit form.
They used to, but when I checked earlier this year, they said they wouldn't unless business slowed down. Has anyone checked recently?

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Old 07-22-2009, 05:56 PM   #24
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I live not to far from Sac Iowa and travel that way from time to time if anyone has any info on where the original molds might be located I will go check it out. Be nice to know more history.
The last place where Burros were built was in an industrial area on the west side of Escondido, California. That's where Burro was operating when they started taking "deposits" and not delivering. What happened to the molds remains one of the mysteries of the fiberglass trailer world. Now, at least a person---Mike Holtby---claims he was instrumental in shutting them down, but might he know where the scoundrels and their molds are?---The San Diego District Attorney apparently never caught up with them. I would guess the IRS and a few others are looking, too. Scott, have you asked Holtby about other particulars of the Burro shutdown? Might be interesting, especially for you Burro owners, if he has anything to add to his blog.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:31 PM   #25
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Scott, have you asked Holtby about other particulars of the Burro shutdown? Might be interesting, especially for you Burro owners, if he has anything to add to his blog.
I emailed him but got nothing back yet. Did the last Burro company use the old molds, the web page looked like it was an new style? Someone on here mentioned the original molds were in a little town north of Sac Iowa.

I have to admit I like the old style cloud/burro/Uhaul style.

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Did anyone locate the molds in Sac Iowa? If so where exactly.
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Did anyone locate the molds in Sac Iowa? If so where exactly.

I asked the same question but nobody seemed to have the answer. Anybody?
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The Escondido Burro molds are/were in Mexico. I believe that because of OSHA regulations on fiberglass molding facilities in the U.S. that the Escondido molds were manufactured in Mexico and never came north across the boarder. I'd expect that they just shipped the finished shells across to San Diego.

The Sac City molds, at least as recently as about three years ago were located in Schaller, IA.

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