My Burro is Gone, my Roo is damaged, guess I'm in a tent. - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-29-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Smile

Thank God none of us were in it. I was getting ready to pack for a weekend away with the boy scouts. My son came home and said Dad the Burros on fire call 911.

First thing I did was shut off and disconnect the Propane, and run away with the tank, my wife called the fire department. The rest is history, nothing left.


Click image for larger version

Name:	img238.jpg
Views:	383
Size:	50.3 KB
ID:	27757



Click image for larger version

Name:	img243.jpg
Views:	324
Size:	268.8 KB
ID:	27758



Click image for larger version

Name:	img250.jpg
Views:	341
Size:	55.8 KB
ID:	27759


Anyone want to attempt a frame up restoration?

__________________

__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:24 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Raya's Avatar
 
Name: Rachel
Trailer: 1974 Boler 13 ft (Neonex/Winnipeg)
Posts: 3,014
Oh Mike, that is just awful! I'm *so glad* that you are okay, but it's still heartbreaking to see your wee Burro like that.

Raya
__________________

__________________
Raya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Chester Taje's Avatar
 
Name: Ches
Trailer: 1992 Kustom Koach 17 FT
British Columbia
Posts: 4,897
Have you got any idea what caused that?
__________________
Retired Underground Coal Miner.
Served in Canadian Army (1PPCLI)
Chester Taje is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Quote:
Have you got any idea what caused that?

The fire started at the fridge, or near to it. First flames were visible through the fridge vents.
__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:38 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
MikeCM's Avatar
 
Name: Mike
Trailer: Actively shopping for a project, again.
Posts: 192
Quote:
Oh Mike, that is just awful! I'm *so glad* that you are okay, but it's still heartbreaking to see your wee Burro like that.

Raya

Thanks Raya. The Burro can be replaced, at least no one was hurt.
__________________
Former 83 Burro Owner (destroyed in fire)
Looking for a new Fiberglass Project Trailer in New England.
MikeCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Chester Taje's Avatar
 
Name: Ches
Trailer: 1992 Kustom Koach 17 FT
British Columbia
Posts: 4,897
Quote:
The fire started at the fridge, or near to it. First flames were visible through the fridge vents.
This past winter while i was in Arizona I saw at least 4 Motor Homes that had bad fires. One not to far from me had blown up. No one in it at the time, they had left for the day.

Sorry about your loss.
__________________
Retired Underground Coal Miner.
Served in Canadian Army (1PPCLI)
Chester Taje is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 09:58 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Joy A's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2001 13 ft Scamp / 1993 Jeep Cherokee
Posts: 1,252
Wow, that's something.

Sorry about your trailer, glad everyone is alright.
__________________
Joy A. & Lily
and "Puff", too
No. Ca. Sierra Foothills
Joy A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 10:16 PM   #8
Moderator
 
Gina D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Gina D.
Trailer: '77 Leocraft 17 & Former Burro owner and fan!
West Coast USA
Posts: 9,016
Registry


wow. I am so sorry!
__________________
Gina D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 10:52 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Robin G's Avatar
 
Trailer: 2007 Casita
Posts: 3,440
Mike, Yes Thankfully no one was in it. I am sorry for your loss. (didn't you just buy it recently? May be someone else who recently purchased a lil one to go along with their big one) but no matter what it's very sad. Thanks for the pics.


I have seen many pic's of rv's that have gone up in flames but never thought I would see an egg. I figured more damage on the inside leaving a burned out hull. Wowser that it burned like that.
__________________
Robin G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 10:52 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Roger H's Avatar
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: Y2K6 Born Free 32RQ on the Kodiak chassis, 1995 Coachmen 19' B-van and 1996 Precision 21' Sailboat
Iowa
Posts: 5,000
Scary stuff! Glad no one was hurt... but it's still sad!

Roger
__________________
Roger H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 10:58 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Name: Darnelle
Trailer: 13 ft Scamp
Minnesota
Posts: 310
Sorry your family had to go through that. Glad no one was hurt.
__________________
Darnelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 11:01 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
My condolences.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 11:04 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
peterh's Avatar
 
Name: Peter
Trailer: 2005 19 ft Scamp 19 ft 5th Wheel
Oregon
Posts: 1,519
Registry
I'm very glad no one was hurt and very sad that your adventure tow toy was destroyed. I know if my trailer burned up I'd be devastated.

You are so right: Propane is scary.

Usually I create detailed how-to posts for the projects I do, but when I added a propane-powered Wave 3 catalytic heater recently I didn't even take pictures of my progress. Unlike most handyman projects -- even those where 110v AC power is concerned -- there's a lot of room for learning as you go, lots to learn from your mistakes, and most anyone with basic handyman skills can take the plunge.

Not so with gas piping: there is one right way and any other way is dangerously wrong. Our trailers add an extra dimension to that: they wiggle and vibrate as we tow them down the road, creating ample opportunity for a pipe joint that was air-tight when it was soap-tested to wiggle just enough to cause a leak, with the unhappy results you've just seen. Or worse. I don't want to give anyone the idea that it's a project they can learn to do right.

I am very glad no one was asleep in the trailer, and hope you find a replacement you love.
__________________
peterh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 11:37 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Name: lee
Trailer: trailswest campsterl, 1996 Scamp 16 foot
Idaho
Posts: 410
Roger My condolences for your loss. It would be heartbreaking to lose one's egg. My wife and I are going all electric due to concerns about the propane situation ( I do realize that this doesn't eliminate the fire problem but in my mind it lessens it, although that is probably a false sense of security ). We cook inside with an electric skillet and microwave ( most campgrounds we stay in have electric hookups ) and heat with a small electric heater. Any propane cooking is done outside under the EZ up on a portable gas grill. Again so sorry for your loss but really thankful that no one was hurt and that the fire apparently did no damage to your house. Lee
__________________

__________________
Lee Senn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
burro


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
guess what happens in two days?? or Joe MacDonald General Chat 11 08-06-2006 11:09 AM
Guess Who Legacy Posts General Chat 9 06-16-2003 05:08 PM
Lost, I guess Legacy Posts General Chat 6 05-16-2003 08:07 PM
My Burro is Gone, my Roo is damaged, guess I'm in a tent. MikeCM Modifications, Alterations and Updates 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

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

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.