New to Trailering...Just bought '82 Burro - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-13-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
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New to Trailering...Just bought '82 Burro

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First, Thank you to everyone on this forum. I think I read every message before I bought my '82 Burro

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I have spent the weekend trying to get it ready for my first road trip. I started an import business and am taking it on the road to Czech Festivals (who knew there were Czech festivals every weekend through October!!!)
I tore everything down to the fiberglass...it smelled so bad. Installed pergo flooring, new curtains, made the back section a fulltime bed, the front section a small table with two seats.
I figured out the plumbing, and wired an inverter into the 12 volt system...all that worked fine. Then I wired a 12 volt fan in from Camping World and it runs BACKWARDS? All the 12 volt stuff is wired together and everything else works...what could I be doing wrong?
I have BEFORE pictures and will take the AFTER pictures before I leave for life on the road this week.
I called Camping World to see if they could install a Fantastic Fan before I left as all these festivals are in the midwest (I'm going to die in the heat!). They wouldn't install it. I called the Fantastic Fan factory and it just so happens they will be at a Winnebago Trade Show in Iowa just as I am crossing through there. They are going to meet me and install the fan themselves! Now I just have to survive in the heat til then! :-)
One more REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION....Is there a way to add a more secure lock? I think if someone leaned on the door the lock would give. THANK YOU ALL!
Oh, OK, just one more question...is Burro out of business?
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Old 07-13-2003, 10:44 PM   #2
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Welcome

Hi Joan! :wave Glad you found us!

I don't have the answers to your questions, but here's an older discussion which includes opinions about, and experiences with Burro, the company.

Good luck with your Burro. Have a great time at those Czech festivals! :sunny
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:26 PM   #3
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Welcome aboard Joan! Nice looking little Burro you got there! Just starting the rehab on my old unit... so post lots of inside pics so I can pick you brain!!!:)
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:31 PM   #4
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Nice looking unit.Welcome to this forum.:wave
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Old 07-13-2003, 11:44 PM   #5
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Note to all -

Yes, pics! We welcome pics!

But everybody please remember, so the board will load quickly for those of us on slower connections, before posting pics, please resize them to maximum of 500 pixels wide (or high, if vertical). That would be about a 6 inch photo, if it were being printed.

(Also, resolution should be 72 dpi.)

Thanks!! :wave :wave
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Old 07-14-2003, 01:05 PM   #6
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if all your other dc works fine

swap the leads on the fan it will run the oppisite direction,
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Old 07-14-2003, 02:23 PM   #7
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I can't resist this!

Czech out that good looking trailer!:cblob
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Old 07-14-2003, 02:43 PM   #8
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Hi Joan! Welcome to the group! Congrats on your new "baby!"

Hey, the Fantastic Vent fan folks are just about the nicest folks you're ever gonna meet! I'm sure they'll set you up right!

Burro, at last report, was trying to reorganize under new ownership ... one of the salesmen, I think.

They went through a particularly nasty period a couple of years ago where they took a bunch of deposits and did not deliver more than a couple of trailers.

I'd be leary of ordering anything from them, until the company demonstrates an ability to deliver parts and/or trailers.

Burros, however, are wonderful trailers. So enjoy yours!

Please post the before and after pix!
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Old 07-14-2003, 09:39 PM   #9
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Welcome Fellow Burro Owner

Hi Joan,
I also just bought a gently used 85 Burro. If there's anything I can help you with I will certainly try. John Wettack, another member of this board sent me copies of paperwork that he had on the Burro. Some of it is from Burro and others are hand drawn by his former owner. It includes Safety Features, some operating info, plumbing, gas,water and electric diagrams and the hand drawn installation info for roof vents, flouorescent light fixture, sinks, toilet and shower, and gas heat. I know John is out of the counrty right now, but if you want, I'll forward copies to you! Just e-mail me your address and I'll send them right along.
Welcome :wink
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Old 07-15-2003, 07:24 AM   #10
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Door Latch/Lock

Hi Joan:wave

I too have been searching for a method to more secure my door. I found a thread on the Casita Club Forum that may work. Check out: http://forums.casitaclub.com/thread_view.c...cfm?Thread=5817 for more info.

It looks like it may require a bit of engineering, but from the sounds of what you're doing to your egg, I'm certain you're up to the task!
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Door Security

I talked to a fellow from Florida, camping here in Colorado, and noticed that one of the things he had done was add a stainless steel U-bolt thru the side of the door frame. He then cut a slot in the door so when the door closed, the U was open for a padlock on the outside. You'd have to break the door to open it (easier to unscrew the hinge bolts (which can be peened over to prevent that).

If the security you are concerned about is for when you are inside, then rig a hasp between the door and either the frame or the closet, whichever is easier. I would also replace the door lever with a twisting knob, similiar to the knobs on crank windows, making it harder for a person outside to get a grip on the door.

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Old 08-15-2003, 11:22 AM   #12
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Czech Festival in Wilbur, NE.

Joan: There's a pretty good Czech festival in Wilbur, NE (near Beatrice.)

I don't recall offhand when it is, but it was a duzy!
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