Is Burro Still In Business/US Builders - Fiberglass RV


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Old 02-14-2007, 03:17 PM   #1
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I thought I heard that Burro was out of business yet a website came up which is possible even if they are no longer active so does anyone know what there situation is? Also, are Scamp and Casita the only companies currently manufacturing fiberglass rvs in the US? Thank you.
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Old 02-14-2007, 03:26 PM   #2
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They are no longer in business. All your other assumptions are correct as well.

This has been the topic of many discussions here, including THIS recent thread.
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:21 PM   #3
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... are Scamp and Casita the only companies currently manufacturing fiberglass rvs in the US?
Trillium is making fiberglass trailers in the San Francisco Bay area. Click on Helpful Links (to the left of this website) and then Trailer Brands to go to the different manufacturer's websites.

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Forgot about them!

They are a relatively new operation in the Bay area.

I am not sure anyone here has actually purchased from them yet.
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Don't forget the Eggcamper in Grandville, Michigan (South of Grand Rapids).

That brings the US count up to 4.
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Old 02-15-2007, 09:14 AM   #6
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Don't forget the Eggcamper in Grandville, Michigan
You are so right! It would be great to have their website added to the Helpful Links.

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Old 02-15-2007, 11:43 AM   #8
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Thanks for the links to Trillium and the Eggcamper. From what I read the Trillium is part of the Canadian manufacturer. The Eggcamper seems a little different and looks like it is pieced together side by side while the others I have looked at are one half stacked into the other half. We have had seven other RVs but never the fiberglass and they are sort of a different "animal" when it comes to comparing. Thanks for all the info. Cathy
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...From what I read the Trillium is part of the Canadian manufacturer...
The U.S. Trillium website suggests that they are the "real" Trillium and the Team Trillium Trailer Manufacturing operation in Calgary is some sort of imitation. Given that most moulded fiberglass trailers are copies of someone else's design, this seems silly to me. It is quite clear the California folks are not owned by the Calgary crowd.

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...The Eggcamper seems a little different and looks like it is pieced together side by side while the others I have looked at are one half stacked into the other half...
Most "eggs" are the top-and-bottom design; in addition to the new Eggcamper, the Burro and U-Haul are split the other way - side-by-side pieces as you said, Cathy. Some European designs start with a larger number of moulded shell parts, but by the time they are bonded together the seams are not apparent, as they are in most of the two-part designs.
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Fiberglass RVs tend to break down as either panels or molded pieces -- The molded ones break down, as Brian said, with the seam horizontal or vertical -- They further break down with molded interiors or not, which seems to be popular with the pickup-truck campers as well as Burro/UHaul.

My old Jayco 16', primarily a stick-built TT, had fiberglass panels on the outside (with plenty of seams to leak), as do many of the larger stick-built TTs and 5Ws.
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The molded ones break down, as Brian said, with the seam horizontal or vertical -- They further break down with molded interiors or not, which seems to be popular with the pickup-truck campers as well as Burro/UHaul.
I believe the Eggcamper also has an inner shell with molded seats, storage, etc. That double shell construction adds to hull strength without needless weight, eliminates leak-prone through-rivets, and makes for a brighter, low-maintenance interior. It is a valuable feature on all three of the vertical seam eggs.
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