Don't get me wrong; I love me donkey BUT: the inner shell of Burros (and other marques) does assuredly add weight
over a single hull with Ensolite/rat fur/carpet. You can check the "Trailer Weight In The Real World" thread to get some ideas about that. Casitas, although single hull are surprisingly heavy but that may be a good thing. I assume you did not look at the Scamp
. Something to be said for Scamp
. They are in business and there is some support for owners in information and replacement parts. And you are located only a state away.
I paid 5K$ for our 98 Burro
. I got an excellent A/C, furnace
, water pump, water heater, tanks and plumbing, cushions. I got a freeze-cracked valve in a toilet, a dead 3-way fridge
, dead tires
, window leak, thru-hull fittings and vents that needed resealing or replacement, and the long list of bits and pieces that puts wings on 10$ bills. Please do not put the value of your bike in this trailer! If you can realize that for the cycle, add another 2500 to it and give yourself the satisfaction of a "real world" bottom line for a trailer that in all probability won't have to be put on life support.