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Old 08-20-2012, 02:57 AM   #1
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Why do some 17 ft Burro trailers have the molded Burro head logo on the side and some dont? I have a 1984 and it has it, other dont?
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:11 PM   #2
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Why do some 17 ft Burro trailers have the molded Burro head logo on the side and some dont? I have a 1984 and it has it, other dont?
Molded? Could you take a picture? Mine has a decal. 13 footer.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #3
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Hi Ed,
The Burros originally came with the logos as a decal with the suggestion to put them on each side, under the window. Some were never applied, and some were applied elsewhere. I have an '84 13ft and the local was applied to the front gravel screen.

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Old 08-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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Rick, the factory supplied rather than factory applied decals is probably the explanation why some of the archival photos have the donkey facing rearward and some forward. There is no "handedness" to text because the habit in the West is to read from left to right; "BURRO" on the driver's side must read from front to back and on the curb side back to front. It is possible to produce the donkey silouette either right or left-handed and I believe it was so done for the logos I have as the beast faces forward on both sides. Of course, if the logos were on separate contact sheets from the text, you could reverse the side applied to and both would then face rearward. It might seem that a foto transparency (possible that some archival pix came from the era of film cameras) could be flipped and a negative printed upside down which would change the direction of the donkey. However that would also reverse the image of the text and make it unreadable. So some jackasses are going with the flow and some headed back whence they came but it always says "BURRO".

It's likely that restorers of Burro trailers are getting replacement logos made by local graphics shops with CAD capability and CNC stylus machines. I know I did for both a spare tire cover and the front window gravel guard. If the owner has the residuum of an original logo to photograph and the overall size of original is noted the resulting replacement will likely be almost indistinguishable from the original except as to fidelity to the original "factory" colors.

Could it be that someone has applied a 3-D (molded) version of the braying beast to a trailer(s)? I'm also curious to see a foto of what Ed's talking about. If it's only the presence or absence of decals, no need to go further.

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Old 08-21-2012, 01:06 PM   #5
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Molded logo

Hi everyone I'm asking about the molded
Logo of Burro head that is molded into the
Side of the trailer, not the sticker "decals"
They are not on the 13ft trailer only on
Some of the 17ft trailers
Sorry I was not clear
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Old 08-21-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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I'll be darned! No expert but I've looked at photos of a lot of Sac City-produced Burros and haven't seen that feature. And still haven't. Could you post a photo? I'd bet the archivist would also be interested in seeing it.

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Old 08-21-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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burro logo not a sticker

this is what it looks like, see how it has the burro head on both sides?
looks like it's only on the 17ft model. I still need the Burro stickers...
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Interesting detail. I don't think I've ever seen that...
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That is so neat! I'll bet a fiberglassed reproduction could be done. I don't have that extended rain protection above the door either.
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Old 08-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #10
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Thanks, Ed. I blew up those pix using the cross hair at the corners and I don't get a strong suggestion that the donkeys are anything other than molded in. I'll bet the Burro researcher is unlocking the barn to have a look at his Sac City molds for patches of white lightning where those little ol donkey-reversos used to be. Good research project for someone but the trail is probably very cold.

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Old 08-22-2012, 07:47 PM   #11
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Yes. They are molded in. i have them on my '85 17' wide body. I just think they are a fun feature. a fiberglass mold? Could be done.
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