How about a Burro! - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
Cricket's Avatar
Name: Cricket
Trailer: 2005 Scamp 13'
Posts: 403
How about a Burro!

Many of you watched my search for a Scamp. Quick re-cap...after looking at literally dozens of eggs, we brought one home on Easter weekend. Apparently I still had a Craigslist ad out there stating I was looking for a fiberglass camper. I guy contacted me at said that he has a 1989 (he thought...had to double check - might be a 1987) 17' Burro for $2200. While I certainly do not need another parents might be able to use one for guests to sleep in this I called him. He said he hasn't offered it for sale yet, he was waiting to hear from me. is what I know about it. It has a clear title in the guy's name. Has three new tires. Has propane tank and a place for a battery, but he isn't including a battery (has one to test with though). He says all the lights work. Three burner stove has some surface rust, but he says it works. Furnace works. Hasn't tested the fridge (I take that as it doesn't work). Toilet and shower are there and complete (but again, he says he hasn't used them. He said it had an A/C and it leaked around it, so he took it out and put in a fantastic fan. He was sure there would be rot in the floor after the leak in the a/c, so he took out the carpet and found the floor was fine and solid as Burro had encased it in fiberglass. He couldn't decide on flooring, so he hasn't replaced it yet. The carpet strip on the ceiling he took down and hasn't replaced. The rock guard is intact and in good shape as are the original decals. He said there were several spots on the roof that looked like the fiberglass was chipping off, so he took some fiberglass resin (no mat) and painted over it. He said he cleaned the cushions and they were fine. It has the bed in back and the bunk up front (that apparently also turns into a dinette). He is about 4 hours from me (real near the one I bought)....but it willing to bring it almost to me (at a minimum, halfway). He bought it from the original owner who was 75 when he bought it....and at that point it had been sitting for 5 years. He is moving, and wants something bigger to live in for a period of time...otherwise he would be keeping it to finish it. Seems like a decent price and he has sent several pictures (although I am WELL aware that pictures can often be misleading). Any thoughts on the price? Any Burro 17' specific issues?

Cricket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
Senior Member
Mike Magee's Avatar
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Posts: 4,523
Sounds like a decent price. Burro doors can tend to let some water in at the top, so check floor near the door. That's the only issue I can recall, but someone else may know more.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven... --Ecclesiastes 3
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Burro Widebody, Burro and UHaul Nancy Reeves Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 15 06-27-2011 08:41 PM
Project Burro- 1978 Burro 13 foot Scott B. Classified Archives 0 08-09-2009 11:19 PM
I've got a Burro Manual and Burro Waxing Tips!! Amy P Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 9 07-28-2009 08:20 AM
Still looking: for Burro or Burro clone, wide body, 14' to 17' Penney H. & Mike E. Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 0 08-29-2007 07:48 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:58 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.