Jenbooks, Congratulations on getting started with your Burro
Adventure. You would probably hate
my '83 Burro
since it is owned by a bachelor for the purpose of camping at a black powder shooting range!
My floor isn't carpeted, but has a spray-on bedliner material (pick-up truck style) with a couple of throw rugs tossed in to make it homey (and easy to clean out the mud.) I haven't gotten around to replacing the headliner trim yet (but i have
gotten as far as thinking about the bamboo mat treatment some have suggested here.
I have noticed, however, that perceived size is a very relative thing, depending on what you do with it and how you use it. My Burro came with a full one-piece mattress pad for the rear dinette area so I don't have to jigsaw the cushions together to make a bed. This is a good thing
as I can leave the bed made up all the time, and get into it when I'm ready. The front bench has that center section that comes out to make it into a mini-dinette just for two. Spacious it ain't, but I don't eat inside that often anyway if the weather is cooperating. That little table is just about the right size for a laptop and a couple of reference books or note pads, though!
I'm still looking for a proper sized cooler to fill the gaping hole where the Original Owner had a Dometic Refrigerator
(since disappeared) but I have one of the original type stove tops in place... hooking it up comes later. Mine is chrome on steel and I will use "Mother's Mag Wheel Polish" on it when I get to that stage. Mine lacks the cute little logo yours has because it is from a different supplier, I guess. Is that the piece you were wondering about replacing or building up? I guess it's the bachelor in me, but that is at least one thing I wouldn't worry about!
One caution I would extend in all seriousness. For routine maintenance, make sure the window drains (outside) stay clear so water does not get routed down between the walls. Not only will that encourage mold growth which you obviously would not like, but it will also cause the floor to delaminate from itself and its fiberglass covering... probably the
most common ailment seen in Burros.
Again, congratulations on your new-to-you Burro, and I hope you'll give it (and yourself) a chance. You might find the little guy will grow on you! Even if you don't, as others have said, yours will be a very easy one to sell and you'll have a better idea of your real wants and needs while shopping for the next one. Win-win!