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Old 07-20-2006, 10:51 PM   #15
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I am REALLY sorry this happened to your Burro. It's a good thing there are no trees near my Burro's daily hangout, otherwise I'd be out there with a chainsaw by now.
It would be good if it were possible to make something good come out of it, but without insurance that is probably difficult to imagine. Always sorry to hear of misfortune involving a member of our flock of noble steeds.
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:24 AM   #16
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Too bad about the trailer, just be darn glad that no one was sleeping in it when the trees came down.

darn glad your house was spared too..
Oh, maybe a newer trailer???????? Or another to fix up???
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:50 AM   #17
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Jim, I am truly sorry about the Burro. It was a nice trailer. I'm sure you'll find something decent to replace it with. Don't let the insurance company give you less than what it's worth tho. Comps in the "For Sale" section here should help.

What I'm amazed about is the incredible structural integrity the trailer exhibited. Had you owned a stickie, the tree would have pushed the roof down to the frame. I know 'cause I've actually witnessed a large tree fall on a 27' stickie. Since many of us tend to camp in the woods, and trees fall all of the time, it's comforting to know that you would have stood a really good chance of walking away from this had you been inside when the tree fell.

Good luck in finding your new trailer.

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Old 07-21-2006, 08:01 AM   #18
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Sorry about the loss of your Burro.
You've answered the age old question about "If a tree falls in the forest and no one's around, does it make a noise?"..................
I can hear you from here!
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Old 07-21-2006, 01:55 PM   #19
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Oooohhh...that is so sad!

Ode to Your Burro's Demise
So sad to see your egg so scrambled,
your poor Burro under all that bramble.
Bucking and kicking under that tree,
'Please don't squash me!' was its plea.
It lost its fight with a mighty groan,
clearly your Burro will no longer roam.
That FRV, once so nimble,
now so thorough in its shamble.
But as your Burro becomes free,
you may find a part or two or three.
Those pieces of your little FRV home?
Is how your Burro's spirit will still live on!
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:14 PM   #20
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As you can see, it is pretty bad. My landlord spent two days cutting trees while I was at work (cutting trees) and I picked up where he left off in the evenings. I will take a couple of pictures of the Burro now that the area is cleared out and post them tomorrow.

I had been keeping it in my carport, but we are hosting a bachelor/bachelorette cookout and campfire with all of our friends this weekend. We were going to have a couple of people stay in the Burro, so I moved it out back. Not a tree hit the house or carport. Nor, and count this as a lesson learned, was the Burro insured. I figured that it was covered under my renters insurance.

So......now it is time to figure out what to do with it. I will probably part it out. Tail lights anyone? If the frame is good, I will convert it to a utility trailer or canoe trailer, unless someone is in need of a frame, axle, etc. The tires are new, with only 250 miles on them. Unfortunately, the windows didn't survive....I know that people are always looking for windows. Pieces of the windows were found 15 ft out from the trailer. My fiance was in the basement during the storm and saw the first tree hit. She said that the first tree hit the front of the camper, causing it to rear up. That is sort of a funny image to picture, in a sad way.
Jim Sorry for your loss , I know a gal who needs tail lights. E me at tajmawall@gmail.com please. Wayne
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Old 07-21-2006, 06:16 PM   #21
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:01 PM   #22
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As you can see, it is pretty bad.

I will take a couple of pictures of the Burro now that the area is cleared out and post them tomorrow.

So......now it is time to figure out what to do with it. I will probably part it out. Tail lights anyone? If the frame is good, I will convert it to a utility trailer or canoe trailer, unless someone is in need of a frame, axle, etc. The tires are new, with only 250 miles on them. Unfortunately, the windows didn't survive....I know that people are always looking for
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Lets see the pictures before making rash decisions. FG is repairable. A full damage assessment is in order. You were planning on replacing the windows any ways.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:56 PM   #23
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Alas.

You have my sympathies.

We had a near-miss at the Davidson River Campground in January. I had decided not to park the trailer where I was supposed to, because it was dark and I was just too tired. Early the next morning a wind storm with 70mph gusts raged through the campground and toppled a large pine just where I would have been if I'd parked on the pad where I was supposed to have parked, rather than on the asphalt run. It would have destroyed the Casita. With us in it.
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Old 07-21-2006, 10:54 PM   #24
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Roy...

the pictures are on page 1.... make it seem like....

It's toast.

Dead
deceased
six feet under
pushing up daisies
Pining for the fiords.

It is NOT nailed to the perch.
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Old 07-22-2006, 06:44 AM   #25
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If she can't be repaired and you opt to place her parts on a "transplant donor" list I would be interested in purchasing some of her internal parts-cushions and stove for starters. Before doing anything I'd step back for a few days, take a deep breath and then see what you can do with it. You might be surprised.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:16 AM   #26
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Actually, after studying the photos, it looks like anyone sleeping in that Burro probably would have been OK. Of course I didn't see the inside but the sleeping area looks intact.
That certainly gives me some piece of mind, although you can never be sure.

It held up way better than I thought it would. The egg shape is truely a strong design.
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Old 07-22-2006, 08:47 AM   #27
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Perhaps putting the corpse on a wooden raft, setting fire to it, and just letting it drift away, a floating funeral pire would be appropriate.
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Old 07-22-2006, 10:27 AM   #28
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Jim,
I just wanted to add my condolences. I am so sorry about your Burro.
Lauren
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