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Old 06-16-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Mike has been seeing a lot of molded fiberglass on the road to Port Townsend this summer, has seen two 13' Burros heading for the Port Townsend ferry (we never even saw one in the 12 years we had ours!). A few days ago he saw what looked like a Burro with the over-the-top seam, but no Burro logo. I can't think of anything except U-hauls (which were made by Burro) that has that seam. I know it could have been a Burro with the logo removed, but he said it didn't look like it had been painted or redone, was sort of a yellowish white. Any ideas? We're curious........
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:48 PM   #2
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If it was not a Burro, and not a U-Haul, it might be a Cloud.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:51 PM   #3
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Maybe it was a BOLER EH......
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:52 PM   #4
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A few days ago he saw what looked like a Burro with the over-the-top seam, [b]but no Burro logo.
I've seen a lot of Burro pic's on eBay without a logo. If it were a "kit" the 1st owner might have just left the logo off.

Burro's had small bumpers. U-Haul's & Cloud's had MASSIVE bumpers.
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Probably not a Burro. Our previous Burro was white, not off-white. Our current UHaul is kind of a beige.
I have seen lots of UHaul CTs with no stickers.

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Thanks! Mike said it was an off white almost opaque color and looking at the picture of the Cloud thinks that might have been it, doesn't remember the bumper, it was going the opposite direction and he just looked for the seam and logo. (BTW Rick, Bolers seams go around the middle )

What a cutie! I had never heard of a Cloud, must be rare. I've looked at everything in the albums several times but don't remember that one.

True, a Burro kit might be a possibility too, hadn't thought of that. I remember Per W. saying his 17' Burro didn't have a logo and he had to get one (think that's the story Per!) I thought UHaul first, but the ones I've seen are fairly white, like our Burro was but without the logo.

Any Cloud owners traveling in Washington?
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:50 AM   #7
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my first Burro was an off white, cream color. I thought it may have been custom based on the sales info that came with it, but I have seen two others since then that color. It may have been an option at the time, tho not a popular one.

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which egg is the widest? not counting bigfoot.
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Old 06-17-2009, 11:53 AM   #9
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There is also the Companion.
I saw Karens at the Shakattack fish fry and it looks like a Burro too!
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My first Burro a 13' was off white on the outside. I think because it lived in New Mexico/ Ariz for a while (sand storms) I did clean a lot of sand out of it. And I had no logo (removed by previous owner(s))

Don'r forget Eggcampers they have the same look as Burro/Uhaul (vertical seam).\
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There is also the Companion.
I saw Karens at the Shakattack fish fry and it looks like a Burro too!
Hmmn. According to our albums, Companion looks like Amerigo with a horizontal seam...
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Hmmn. According to our albums, Companion looks like Amerigo with a horizontal seam...
I saw that too but the one Karen K. has looks just like a Burro,I guess we should try to get a picture of it too.

Trust me ,anyone who has seen it will remember it!

I found this one with a quick search and Karens is down the page a little ways too.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...mp;hl=companion
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I found this one with a quick search and Karens is down the page a little ways too.

http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...mp;hl=companion
Good Find, Ed!
The [b]13' Companion looks very similar to a U-Haul, while the Cloud looks more like a Burro.

The Companion in our albums is a 16'.
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I can't think of anything except U-hauls (which were made by Burro) that has that seam.
Penney & Mike... just to set the record straight... UHaul trailers were manufactured in five different locations, by five different companies to the UHaul corporation specs, but were never manufactured by Burro. Rumor had it that UHaul bought and disassembled a Burro, and then made their own modifications to the design to make it stronger. The Companion is likely made from the left-over UHaul molds from one of those companies, but as I recall is single-wall construction rather than the UHaul double-hull design.

Burro was manufactured in the early '70s in Plymouth, MN. It went under and resurfaced in about 1980-1991 or so in Sac City IA. It was resurrected again by different folks in Escondido, CA in 1998 or so with a three or four year run, closing in '02. The Cloud was a very Burro-like design, but built much earlier in a town just about 50 miles or so from Plymouth, MN which leads to conjecture about whether or not the first Burros were made using modified Cloud molds.

So... they're all related in design, but all built by different folks in different places.

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