The new (to me) Burro, home Safely, Yeah! - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-18-2010, 08:25 PM   #1
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Hi All:
Well, after a relatively long trip (1300 miles) in 2 days anyway.
The Burro and I have made it home uneventfully,
despite driving from Sun, through torrential downpours,
and finally a 30 minute Snow Storm in the mountains
of Pa.
The seller Tom, was a really nice and helpul fellow, and the
Burro was exactly as advertised.
She is going to need work, (part of the floor needs replacing, needs a table)
but hey the fun now begins on making her mine.
Very pleased, exhausted and Happy to be home, with my Egg in the driveway!

Cheers, Jake.
(Pics in NJ, on picking her up)
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:43 PM   #3
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congrats Jake! i just got a uhaul 13' and did about half the driving but remember the excitement! i too cant wait to do some modding ...

keep us posted on your progress!
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:49 PM   #4
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Congrats to you both, Jake and Paul. I used to have a Burro that I really liked. I now have a Uhaul that I really like. I hope you both like yours.

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Old 04-18-2010, 09:27 PM   #5
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Looks like a twin to mine. I love the spare tire cover, wish mine had come with one. Soft spot near the door? I found that there was no support where everyone steps getting in on mine. Looks great, enjoy.

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Old 04-18-2010, 10:03 PM   #6
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Yeah! Congrats!

Definetly post some pic's of your projects. ............. Hurry and get them going so you can at least get some camping in this summer.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:06 PM   #7
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Congratulations!

I second -- mods are fun, but make sure to leave time for camping!
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Way to go Jake!
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:58 AM   #10
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You will really enjoy your Burro. I think it is the one of the best purchases I have ever made. It fits in the garage waiting patiently for each trip. The repairs we had to make, though at first seemed to be alot of work were all worth it to make a comfy and wonderful little traveller. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy. I love the spare tire cover- just perfect. Have fun.
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:33 AM   #11
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You will really enjoy your Burro. I think it is the one of the best purchases I have ever made. It fits in the garage waiting patiently for each trip. The repairs we had to make, though at first seemed to be alot of work were all worth it to make a comfy and wonderful little traveller. Enjoy, Enjoy, Enjoy. I love the spare tire cover- just perfect. Have fun.
Hi Everyone:
Wow, thank you very much for all the Congrats and support.
I am so happy with it, and am just about to go out and give her
a good exterior scrubbing.
Take some measurements, and begin her clean-up and restoration.

By the way, for any Canadians considering inporting from the USA,
it could not have been easier, even without a Title and just a Home built
registration.
I just made a sort of official looking Bill of Sale, with all the Correct Burro info
on it, and gave them Customs Officials that along with the Registration.
Only took about 15 minutes in the Customs office.
By the way, you can also apply your returning Exemption to the purchase price so the GST you pay is less. (In my case, I was out of the country for more than 48 hours, and used my $400 exemption toward the purchase price and lowered the GST I had to pay)

Mike, yes, you are correct, the entry floor is rotting from what's left of the sill inward.
I will cut all the bad out and replace with Marine Grade plywood, along with a support beam right at the entry.

Thanks again everyone, off I go to scrub,lol!
Cheers, Jake.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #12
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Congratulations Jake, I'm glad to hear it was a pleasant transaction and you had a safe trip. Good luck with the project and have fun with it. Steve G.
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Old 04-19-2010, 12:46 PM   #13
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Jake I am thrilled to see the double vents on the driver's side. I have been gettting ready to install a three way fridge to replace the icebox. I have not measured yet, but was concerned the space would be tight. Looks like plenty of room in your picture. I ended up building out from the frame and extending out and across the doorway to add support. After replacing the floor, now subfloor, I added a laminate flooring.

Looks like you will be following the same path in renovation/repairs that I did.

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