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Old 05-01-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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advice on fiberglass misalignment?

Getting my new-to-me burro ready to take it in to have the electrical checked, I removed everything easily removable. I found some "yikes" surprises. The two sections of the back section are in misalignment. The last photo is the front that seems to be in alignment but I'm not sure how to tell.

#1 is looking at the back bench from the top down.
#2 is looking at the back bench from the front.
#3 takes you to the front bench.

I need to remove the top stuff the old owner screwed in. I haven't been brave enough yet to expose more.

My question is, should I be worried about this or is this normal for the quality control in an '82.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #2
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HI, mine is not align too good either, I would not worry about it. looks like their quality control guy wasn't paying attention too much.
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:48 PM   #3
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I'm with AJ on this one. Looks like the two halves of the body are misaligned, not just the lockers. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! That's my two cents. It may bug the heck out of you, but once you get it decorated to your ideas and take it out camping, the fact stuff doesn't line up perfectly becomes secondary. YMMV
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Thank you AJ and Donna. You've made me brave enough to unscrew those ceiling screws to replace the center wall and ceiling section. I've been fishing for ideas on the fiberglassRV pages for the last week.
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Old 05-01-2012, 10:03 PM   #6
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Ah, for a Wednesday trailer!
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:19 AM   #7
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hang a curtain valance acrossed there and have a cool drink while you read a good book.
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Old 05-02-2012, 12:20 PM   #8
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We have misaligned inner shell halves too, and it seems that the Burro molds were probably not designed with extreme accuracy for alignment. When things were put together they probably established that certain points or seams had to be aligned, at the expense of others they deemed not so important.

I have lived with the misalignments, since they pose no structural problems. They are also in places where they can be easily hidden. My next project is to make a wooden fascia, storage, outlets, etc. under the front window to hide the most obvious one. Some of the misalignments have already been covered, so I'm OK with it.
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Thanks everyone! I am reassured. I still have the hideous door problem. I'm determined to fit the thing:
Burro Door Problem

The repair place said it would cost more than I'd want to pay to have them do it so it would probably be more than the burro is worth. Sounded like if I want it done it would have to be "me-cheap labor." Any suggestions would be appreciated. Will I have to cut the thing in half?
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Your door alignment doesn't look too bad to me. Yes, you need to fix the cracks around the lock. But for the gap at the bottom just fill it with soft rubber door molding. There are many shapes and sizes for just this problem. Pick one, two or three and stick them on your door until the wind stops whistling in. That is what I did!
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Thanks Brooke : )
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