Death of a Burro - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-20-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Wow, what a difference a day makes. Early Monday morning, I posted here for the first time in a couple of years and I asked a question about new windows. After remodeling the inside a few years ago (some of you may remember my photo journal about this), I finally decided that it was time to work on the outside of my 1985 Burro. Later that afternoon, Pentwater, MI and the surrounding area was hit by a major storm off of Lake Michigan. I was working while this occurred and since I manage a campground, I had my hands full at the time. After the storm had passed, I was informed by my fiance that we had five trees fall down in our yard due to high winds and lightening strikes. Three of these trees landed on my Burro. The results aren't pretty. Following are photos......
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Old 07-20-2006, 12:00 PM   #2
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Sorry, I can't get my photos to post....

Any help would be appreciated. I will try to get the photos up as soon as I can.

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Old 07-20-2006, 02:00 PM   #4
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Oh my a cracked egg!!!!
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Old 07-20-2006, 04:50 PM   #5
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Three of these trees landed on my Burro


I can't look.. don't post em!

I am sorry the little guy was killed, but look at it as a chance to move to newer, bigger better.

Wait.. It's a Burro..

IMPOSSIBLE!!!!
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:34 PM   #6
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... all the King's horses and all the King's men couldn't put Burro together again...

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:41 PM   #7
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Pleas tell me these were little tiney trees.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:38 PM   #8
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Please accept my heartfelt condolences. That's terrible.
Is there no way that poor Burro can be resuscitated ?
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:53 PM   #9
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Hope you put the poor Burro out of its misery with a well-placed shot from a Colt .45.
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Old 07-20-2006, 09:54 PM   #10
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Okay, I've got it (thanks Donna D. and Michael Sanders)!

This first photo is a shot of the Burro from my patio. Can you find it? As you can see, the trees weren't tiny.....


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Here is a close up, looking back towards the house. The damage is much more evident (as is the Burro)......


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Old 07-20-2006, 10:02 PM   #11
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OH OH OH OH OH OH...

THE HUMANITY!!!!!

I am going to go scratch my eyes out now..

The poor thing! Please give it a decent burial. It's too good for glue!

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Old 07-20-2006, 10:08 PM   #12
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A couple more shots....


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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.

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Old 07-20-2006, 10:26 PM   #13
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I would be proud to give your tail lights new life. It would sort of be like an eye donor thing.. the body is gone, but the eys live on!!!

I am sorry about the insurance. Bummer.

It is interesting to see that it crumpled as well as cracked. I wonder how much the double shell contributes to this?

Not like it is any consilation.. you can't do anything with a crumpled trailer, but if it were a raod accident, it indicates that less of your trailer would end up on/in someone elses car.
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:45 PM   #14
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To finish off the evening, here is a photo of happier times........


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This picture was taken at the King Lake State Forest Campground, approximately 25 miles SE of Baraga, Michigan's UP. Either this photo, or one very similar, was on the homepage of this website a couple of years ago.

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