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Old 07-13-2009, 11:18 AM   #15
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This may be after the fact, and if you bought it just enjoy it and soon the price will be well worth it.

We recently sold our 13' Burro, 1987, for $2300, with stove, heater, clean inside, everything working, and ice box (a lot of trailers of that vintage didn't have frigs but had ice boxes). I watch Burro prices and I know 13' Burros of that era have sold for around $3000 up if they are in mint restored condition. Ours was in good condition with a lot of things replaced and redone, but not restored to original. That said, I think you could offer less for what it doesn't have, however, if the frame, shell, tires, electrical system are all in good shape, windows and door tight, and you paid $3000, you didn't do bad, because it is useable and you can hit the road without a lot of investment. It seems odd there is no stove, is there a place for one? I would be concerned that if seat cushion covers need replacing and rug needs replacing that there isn't mold/moisture under what needs replacing, I hope you looked carefully.

The big questions is - DID YOU GET IT????
Hope you took the check list for this forum with you for your inspection.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:29 AM   #16
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I really love my burro, and it too was a project purchase. But if I had $3k at the time, I would have easily bought one in better shape. HOWEVER- each renovation is ours, and we can do it our way.

I am currently at:

The cost of the trailer plus:
$200 for tires
$100 for new trailer wiring (long story)
$30 new vent
$128 new padding-will need to replace with thicker stuff
$5 for electric outlet port cover
$50 plexiglass for window replacements
$40 for cabinet facing material (my latest project)
$20 for temporary floor covering
$20 for poly-gloss from walmart...(not real happy with what I've done so far)
$10 window coverings
$10 for cutting board to cover hole from where the stove was (temp)

Still lots to do-and going cheap has ended up with more work in the future-and more dollars. However, we have been camping with it...still need to fix the lighting situation
the cabinet doors...A/C installation, Propane lines, running lights. We haven't been thrown out of the camp ground-even in its less than pristine shape.

I did buy one of those First-up gazebos from Walmart tho-love it. Just a little short stepping out of the camper tho.

It is a work in progress.
But I have enjoyed it-


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