OK, it pays to be bold.
For a couple years, I have seen a 17 foot Burro
wide body sitting in front of a house in a small berg here on the mountain.
The first time I saw it, I pulled up, knocked on the door and handed the owner a card for MFROG and invited him to join. We chatted a bit, he told me it was his Dads and Dad gave it to him and he planned on taking it out lots. Nuff said, I went on my way.
Today I decided to stop by again to ask if he was willing to sell it, since it hasn't moved an inch since it first showed up.He said "Sure!" XX dollars and it's yours!"
So... I liked what "XX dollars" was and asked if I could look. Inside, I found a perfectly stock and pristine 1999 with EVERY ammenity that Burro
had to offer.. Air, furnace
, bathroom, water heater, city water, all original lighting
, 3 way fridge
, 3 burner stove that appears to have never been used, roof vent with Fantastic fan, 2 propane
tanks with cover, cushions that look like no one has ever sat on them, fancy dan TV antenna, awning
, outlets everywhere, inside and out, screen door.. effectively.. the works, including insulation.
I run 45 miles down the road to get Kurt to check the "vitals" as, I have never had a bath, tanks and what nots. We found all the propane
stuff worked, all the lighting
(12v) works and the infrastucture looked good, for the most part. We couldn't try the water. It has brakes
, but they should be checked.
It will need to be jacked up and the wheels removed to get new tires
. They have rotted to the core, sitting in snow at below freezing, then exposed to 100+ degree temps in the summer. It is located at almost 8000 feet, so the weather goes to extremes.It also has been sitting so long that the wheel on the tongue jack has sunk into the ASPHALT!
It also has a 6 pin round that has filled with dirt and snow and was not checkable. We can clean it out to see if it works later, or just get it out of there with temp lights
I am already making plans to change the stark white doors to wood, and taking the carpet up to lay a wood floor.
The bed in back is WAY large (A queen) and I am actually thinking of turning that area into a living room and sleeping on the front guacho/dinnette.
It's basically a blank slate.. I am going to play!
Oh, yeah, once I see the title
and pick it up, the Shady Bush will need a new home.. I'll keep you posted! He did not have the title
on him, so I am waiting to actually see it before I close the deal, but it all sounds like a formality at this point! I even walked away with all the paperwork that came with the original buy, + a very interesting flyer on a dual axle Burro
21 foot! I will scan and post THAT later.
I took no pictures, but Kurt did. It's nothing special now, it's completely stock. Look in the albums, thats what it looks like now. Dirty from sitting, and dusty on the inside, but it won't even take elbow grease to get that gone.