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Old 06-27-2010, 04:24 PM   #29
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Good stuff! I'm learning a lot!

Gina, that was a gorgeous little trailer. I can understand your regret...but somebody is probably loving all your modifications, and lots of us are benefiting from your know-how.

The worst part of looking at all the ads is finding reasonable deals within my area before I actually have the cash to buy! I do plan on going to the Sweet Home rally. I'm not free for the Bandon get-together, as I have to be in eastern Oregon that weekend.

FYI, there's a cute little U-Haul in the Seattle CL listings. I'll post on the Referrals.

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Old 06-27-2010, 04:48 PM   #30
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My 2001 chrysler voyager tailgate clears the CT13 uhaul easily also....that said, I've seen some hitches that hung out further than others on some cars etc that would affect the operation on some ,allowing an inch or two more , and the opposite is true for some.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:48 PM   #31
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To follow up on your observations of U-haul kitchen walls, the Burros are also unsupported. My Burro has a very spongy wall due to this large, flat plane that has resulted in several stress cracks. Eventually, I intend to epoxy a few strong back strips of contour shaped plywood to the wall and tab the overhanging cabinet to the ceiling to strengthen the hull and unify the structures to attain better strength. I have way too much work on my plate to get this ready for Alaska in Aug. Currently i'm painting the exterior so I can re-insert the windows/vent.

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Okay, 95% of the people that started reading this are probably snoring by now, but I wanted to explain my thoughts on the liner. By the way, I like it, and that was one feature I really liked on the U-haul. I think it's a great feature, so I'm not knocking it at all. Also, maybe the Burro is different than the U-haul. On the U-haul there were few attachment/bonding points between the liner and the shell. For example, there was a large area of "un-supported" fiberglass behind the kitchen unit, and if you went outside there, and pressed on the fiberglass, you could make it move easily. Not that it was going to break, but it was "floppy," as fiberglass tends to be in a relatively straight, unsupported panel. If the Burro has more attachment points, or tabbing - like say if the U-haul had had mini "bulkheads" behind the kitchen, or etc., then the Burro may have a more structural liner than the U-haul. I was thinking they were probably similar, but I have not seen a Burro up close. At any rate, they are both great designs, and clearly plenty sturdy (30 years later kind of proves that). I think the shiny interior is a big plus, and for my own trailer I wanted either that or Ensolite, as opposed to carpet or fur.

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Old 06-29-2010, 12:08 AM   #32
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You have beautiful light in that work area! it would make a great artist's studio, the way it wraps around so softly! Are those skylights?

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Old 06-29-2010, 08:47 AM   #33
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Hey folks...

Just wondering if the u-Hauls are double-hulled like the Burros? Also, any other major differences between these two? From what I understand, they're the same molds, and Burro made the U-Hauls...am I off base?

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Raya is correct about the proprietary hubs (axle) and wheels. The wheels do have a standard Chevy bolt pattern, but they are made in such a way that they need to be "off set" to fit their axle and wheel housing. As far as the hubs, they tend to be hard to find, and the bearings are a sealed unit, and just as difficult to find. But I have been told by my local trailer shop (who is putting a new Dexter axle, drums, etc on my ct next week) that the older U-Haul car dollies have the same hubs as the ct. Could be another source for hubs that I haven't seen mentioned anywhere.

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Old 06-29-2010, 07:38 PM   #34
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that's funny, because I am an artist and that's my studio. it's at the end of a pier over the bay and has lots of high windows and clerestories. i'm in between coats of paint on the Burro so will post pics later.

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that's funny, because I am an artist and that's my studio. it's at the end of a pier over the bay and has lots of high windows and clerestories.
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