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Old 03-08-2010, 11:18 PM   #1
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Well folks, I feel compelled to inform folks that very shortly, I will no longer be in the Molded Fiberglass family.

As much as I have made the Burro a labor of love and have had much fun doing so, it became much too small for my fulltiming needs. I was having much difficulty sharing the limited space with 3 other four legged friends.

Re homing them was just not an option, so I bought them a 31 foot class a motor home and now am among the dreaded monster sticky crowd with 8 cylinders and a high gas budget :-P

I will put the Burro up for sale shortly, with a very heavy heart. I hope to still be welcome at gatherings as I can and will most certainly still be very active here. I think I can still share with others, even if I am not right in the middle of a fiberglass rig.

I hope to become an egger again, when the situation is correct for it, but for now, I have to "Park" that hobby. sigh.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:51 AM   #2
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Gina, I for one can't blame you. The extra room is great. I love my Scamp but would go crazy living in it fill time.
Last August I bought an 07 16' self contained Fun Finder. It was a Credit Union repo so I bought it right.
Just the extra foot in width made all the difference in the world.
I'm back to tripping over my dog in my narrower 16' Scamp.
I had to sell it as it was just to heavy for my little Tacoma.
Are you still in Quartzsite?
I 'm going stir crazy as my broken wrist and surgery has had me out of commission for the last 6 or 7 months.
I was thinking of heading over your way to warm up for a few days in the next couple of weeks.
If your still there I would like to meet you. As far as I'm concerned you will always be welcome.
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:02 AM   #3
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Awwww. Gina I certainly can't blame you. As much as I love my Casita I know I couldn't full time in it. Even with one little 14 pound dog, it would be tough. Wish you the best! And certainly hope you will hang here with us, cause we know where your heart is with these lil glass trailers. Enjoy your new stickie! We always enjoyed our Class A's things just changed for our "needs" and the Casita works for us now. Best of Luck!


Don't forget to post pic's of your new Class A..............
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:28 AM   #4
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Good Luck with you new Home on Wheels. Who could blame anyone for wanting more room while full-timing. And if you are staying in one area for extended stays, the mpg does not factor in for too much. Will you keep what you have as a dinghy or get a smaller vehicle which could be a gas saver? We towed a Geo Metro for many years on our trips in our C-class.

Love to see pics of your new home. Congrats!
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Old 03-09-2010, 05:16 AM   #5
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Gina, Have always enjoyed your posts here & would miss you & them dearly.. I will still look forward to your posts about the Beagles & yourself... Please stay around & Best to you on your next stage of life...... 31 Feet>>>> Must look like the Taj Mahal inside !!!!
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:39 AM   #6
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You deserve the extra space, Gina. Stay happy and drop us a note from time to time.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:49 AM   #7
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We consider the Casita to be our moving hotel suite. A bigger unit would be a moving cottage. I couldn't live in a hotel suite but a cottage could do nicely. It all dependes on your needs. Congrats, on your new home. Terry R
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:55 AM   #8
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:00 AM   #9
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I wish mine looked like that!

I am afraid my budget would only allow for a 1990 Winnebago..complete with carburetor! It is ugly outside, dated inside, but it runs very well. The rest is just elbow grease. Safety/reliability came first.

It does have basement storage, however, and it took me a couple times to realize I did not have to find a cubbie for everything. I think the basement has more storage than the Burro has square footage period.

I will be using the Jeep as a toad, however, it costs quite a bit to set it up, and I still have to disconnect the drive shaft to do it. sigh. With the extra room comes a whole new set of headaches and expenses.

This is not my "camper" it is a portable home and I anticipate it will only move between here and Oregon every 6 months.

I have been invited back here to work next year.

It needs a total interior reno, its very 90s. It's something I am going to have fun doing, however, motorhomes are NOT the focus of this forum, so I will not be posting about the updates.
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:02 AM   #10
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Gina, just because you're moving into something else, doesn't mean you're gonna lose all that great fiberglass knowledge in your head (MANY thanks for your help last summer!)---you're like a fixture around here---so, of course we want you around!

And I can't wait to see pics of your new home, too!

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:06 AM   #11
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Sometimes a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do.

(just think of all the new decorating opportunities!)
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Old 03-09-2010, 09:26 AM   #12
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Congratulations on your new home!

Come on we need at least one picture so we can laugh at you with that decor! I googled 1990 Winnie and they are pretty nice. I'm sure you will love "all that room"... a real bedroom!

I'm sure it will soon reflect your individual style AND be MUCH more comfortable.

Edited to add......Happy Anniversary!
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Hi: Gina D... So it ain't "Glass" it's still "Class". and rather than a jump ship maybe it's only a "U Turn"!!! Enjoy the room with varoom.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie p.s. Here's a pic of my bro's MoHo among the "Glass".
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:24 AM   #14
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They make a clutch that can disconnect your driveshaft with a lever for towing.

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