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Old 01-19-2006, 09:47 PM   #15
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Steve, '99 was NOT probably one of the glory years for Burro. They have been made in at least three different factories, Plymouth MN in the late '70s and early '80s, Sac City, IA in the late '80s through the early '90s and then in Escondido Ca from about '97 to '00. The '87 Burro 17 I had used tape or plumber's putty on all of the vents. The workmanship seems to vary from year to year and place of manufacture to place of manufacture.

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Old 01-19-2006, 10:26 PM   #16
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Yep, the 80s Burro vents were like that. I discovered this in with my recent leaking problems. The screws were worked loose and leaking into the cabin and running down the ceiling center seam cover.. a real mess.

I temporarily patched them by running butyl tape all around the OUTSIDE of the vent (On the roof) and effectively blocking the path to all the screws, the I used foil tape over that. It worked.

My intent for a permanent repair is the pull the vent, use butyl between the roof and vent lip, and use bolts and nylock nuts w/ a gasketed flat washer backing. I will then use nail polish on the bolt threads as added security, tho it's probably not needed with the nylock nuts.

Nail polish is just as effective as Threadlock, but an eentz of the price.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:26 AM   #17
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Nail polish is just as effective as Threadlock, but an eentz of the price.


and no doubt you are happy about the colour selection........
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Old 01-20-2006, 09:13 AM   #18
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:09 AM   #19
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Steve, '99 was NOT probably one of the glory years for Burro. They have been made in at least three different factories, Plymouth MN in the late '70s and early '80s, Sac City, IA in the late '80s through the early '90s and then in Escondido Ca from about '97 to '00. The '87 Burro 17 I had used tape or plumber's putty on all of the vents. The workmanship seems to vary from year to year and place of manufacture to place of manufacture.

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So Friday-quality work probably lasted all of 1999 for Burros. Hmmm. My vents are wood framed/backed and sealed now, and the rock guard hinge reseated and resealed - hopefully that'll have solved most of the leakage issues I've had during our deluge called "winter". I'll explore how well the windows were installed further this summer - that's one good thing about these eggs; practically anything on them is a DIY fix.

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