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Old 08-26-2014, 02:32 PM   #85
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Gage, that is really a nice job. How about some interior views? Would love to see those as well.
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Thank you. You can see the complete restore at: Restoring a 1981 Burro Fiberglass Travel Trailer
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Old 08-26-2014, 02:49 PM   #86
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Originally posted by jazzjunkysue
"Loving my Patriot!!"

That's a nice looking Patriot Sue! It appears your refrigerator is on the door side. Do you have any interior shots? All we see around here are the Casita 17's. We considered the Casita 13 when we bought the Scamp; but heard they dropped the standard (no bath) models. The tongue weight is a little more than Scamps too it seems. Nice trailers though.

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Old 08-26-2014, 02:52 PM   #87
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Gage, that is really a nice job. How about some interior views? Would love to see those as well.

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I second that request Gage. Beautiful rig though. Sharp looking paint job

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Old 08-26-2014, 05:58 PM   #88
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Gage, that is really a nice job. How about some interior views? Would love to see those as well.

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+! (or several more than one! ) If the outside looks that great, I'm sure the inside is really something special too. Pix with the TV and pix of the interior are now absolutely required... don't be a tease, please!

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Old 08-26-2014, 06:11 PM   #89
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Patriot pics!

Hey, Tom. I really think you're better off with the bigger rig. This is perfect for me alone, and I can tow it with my volvo wagon, and it doesn't sway at all. I wanted the bathroom, so, I snapped this up as soon as I saw it for sale. It didn't need any work, so it was perfect for me. I paid half what I would have for new, but it's as easy as if it were new.

I like the fridge next to the door so that when I'm off hookup, I can keep checking the lp burner to see if it's hot. It's so silent, there's no other way to know it's on!

I carry the propane inside (ducking under the camper for incoming warnings) to take the 70lb off the tongue. But an expert recently told me the 265 tongue would be ok with my volvo, despite their ridiculously low 165 stated in their manual. I weighed it with a scale and it's 194lb, so I think I'm ok. I make sure to drive empty for that reason. I want the weight in the volvo.

As requested, pics!!!
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:30 PM   #90
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Well gentlemen, just click on the wording 'Restoring a 1981 Burro Fiberglass Travel Trailer'. The inside was kept pretty basic with just a couple ideas incorporated. Oh, the inside also got a fresh paint job.
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Old 08-26-2014, 06:39 PM   #91
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Gage,
A-hem. AND ladies!

I love the tail lights and the paint job! How'd it get so silvery? Looks like an air streamer!! Gorgeous!!!
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OK, I went to your website and saw the pix there... just enough to really get me cranked up on how well you did! I really like your use of chromed checker plate on the tongue and the blue panel theme carried out all the way to your propane tank was absolutely GAW-JUSS! I would like to know about the wood you used instead of carpeting on the ceiling. Was it just the thin layer of a laminate, or some sort of thin plywood?

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Old 08-26-2014, 08:45 PM   #94
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Hey, Tom. I really think you're better off with the bigger rig. This is perfect for me alone, and I can tow it with my volvo wagon, and it doesn't sway at all. I wanted the bathroom, so, I snapped this up as soon as I saw it for sale. It didn't need any work, so it was perfect for me. I paid half what I would have for new, but it's as easy as if it were new.

I like the fridge next to the door so that when I'm off hookup, I can keep checking the lp burner to see if it's hot. It's so silent, there's no other way to know it's on!

I carry the propane inside (ducking under the camper for incoming warnings) to take the 70lb off the tongue. But an expert recently told me the 265 tongue would be ok with my volvo, despite their ridiculously low 165 stated in their manual. I weighed it with a scale and it's 194lb, so I think I'm ok. I make sure to drive empty for that reason. I want the weight in the volvo.

As requested, pics!!!
Sue, looking good! I'm not sure, but you may even have more storage area than we do. Looks like some pretty big compartments from here, especially above and below your frig, and that huge door below your stove! It's a mighty fine looking rig. Like Donna always says, "love the one your with".(or words to that effect) We have the 54" bed, so next to no counterspace, and the curbside closet is so narrow; they call it a pantry. We're all about adapting and overcoming. It sure is fun, huh?

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Old 08-26-2014, 08:57 PM   #95
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Well gentlemen, just click on the wording 'Restoring a 1981 Burro Fiberglass Travel Trailer'. The inside was kept pretty basic with just a couple ideas incorporated. Oh, the inside also got a fresh paint job.
Nice job Gage! I used to follow your work on the t 'n ttt forum some time ago. I like your old school style. Thanks for the link.

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:05 PM   #96
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Dear Tom,
Well, thank you. I've got 5 storage areas, and 4 of them can hold large plastic bins. The one over the bed is large but the access is only 4" or so high, so I use those huge zip loc vacuum bags and put small clothing items in them. I pull them down, search around, and stuff them back up there. My dirty clothes wind up in there, too.

I have 2 big plastic bins over the fridge: Basically bathroom/kitchen goos and liquids. I like to hang my clothes in the closet after unhitching. That's a wonderful luxury when camping. In tents, I got so tired of all my crap on the floor. Under the sink and bed is the garage: Hoses, parts, funnels, etc.

There's only counter space when the stove is not in use, but that's the same for your 13' Scamp. They do have the same layout. I find I have to have my own folding table just outside the door, or my mind freezes up completely. You need some big, empty space to put things down and think!

It's part of the fun!

Works for me alone!
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:32 PM   #97
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Hey Sue, my log in timed out as I typed a reply to your post. When I re-logged in, the reply was lost in cyber space. I just said that I was used to making do with little equipment, and nowhere to put it. Working out of duffle bags or packs in the Army, bicycle touring with little panniers and small bags, portaging canoes and packs in the Boundary Waters, and traveling cross country on my motor cycles with saddle bags all helped me prepare for life in a 13 foot camper. My wife is taking the crash course. You're right, it does reduce the stress level if you can organize your stuff, and have a place to put it. It takes discipline, no doubt. A good life's lesson for all. Just remember to have fun and be able to laugh when things don't go according to plan. Enjoy that awesome little trailer of yours.

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:44 PM   #98
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Gage, that blue looks fabulous on the Burro! I really like it. That might be the best looking FG egg exterior I've ever seen.

After selling the KZ recently, I haven't seen an egg that was just right for me yet. And I have a real problem with being trailerless, I guess (am I a trailer-holic?). And, well... a reasonably priced 4 year old Aliner popped up on CL less than 50 miles from home. I went to look at it and couldn't help myself. It followed me home that day, and I was very pleased with the 21 mpg I got while towing it. Y'all please forgive me, I'm weak!
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