Travelling in a Burro! - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-02-2016, 01:59 AM   #1
Member
 
Name: Wendy
Trailer: Burro 13 ft, 1984
Massachusetts
Posts: 31
Travelling in a Burro!

I just drove across country in my 1984 Burro! I went from Massachusetts to St. Petersburg Florida for a conference and then on to California - first Three Rivers near Visalia and then Paso Robles near San Luis Obispo. From Florida I took I-10 all the way except for the I-8 Phoenix bypass, and had no problems at all. The weather was fine, there was cell service all the way (I also had a gps just in case) and no mountains to speak of. The trailer pulled fine even in some high wind areas and sometimes I even forgot it was back there. I stayed mostly in truck stops and once in a Walmark parking lot (I called ahead to make sure they were RV friendly) and never had any trouble. I'm 72 years old and I was traveling by myself with my dog. So if anyone is thinking of doing something like this and feeling doubtful - go for it!!
__________________

__________________
wenrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 03:59 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Borrego Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Casita SD17 2006
California
Posts: 2,918
Sounds like a good trip Wendy. What motor do you have in your Burro and what kind of mileage did you get?

Sorry, I couldn't help myself .
__________________

__________________
Borrego Dave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 10:08 AM   #3
Ria
Junior Member
 
Name: Ria
Trailer: Looking to buy soon
North Dakota
Posts: 16
Sounds fabulous! I am thinking I would like to do some traveling by myself with my dog and being as I am 20 years younger, you have given me a boost of confidence. Sounds like you had a great time!
__________________
Ria is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 10:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Name: Peg
Trailer: 2016 -13' Scamp
Massachusetts
Posts: 132
Wow! I want to camp with you!! (Also a Massachusetts person heading cross country soon.)
__________________
herons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 10:22 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Bill
Trailer: Burro 1983 13'
Wisconsin
Posts: 126
Burros kick ass! (pun intended)
And apparently so do you!
Glad it went so well for you.
__________________
Burro Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 01:54 PM   #6
Member
 
Name: Wendy
Trailer: Burro 13 ft, 1984
Massachusetts
Posts: 31
Hi All,
I'm towing my Burro with a 2008 Honda CRV, and the trailer weighs 1500 pounds. That's a bit high for a 13 footer from what I've read, but it has some modifications that added to the weight. In any case, for the 4500 miles I've gone so far the average is 16.5 mpg. I love the CRV but it doesn't get the greatest gas mileage on its own, only around 25 mpg for context. It's been (being!) a great experience, people have been very friendly and helpful. At the conference in St. Petersburg the hotel let me park in the back with the service vehicles and one of the valet guys even parked it for me with no charge! I'm planning to be in CA another couple of weeks and then back to MA via I-40. The journey continues!
__________________
wenrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 07:12 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Suzanne
Trailer: Currently Shopping
California
Posts: 6
Wendy, Where in California? I am in Studio City, near Burbank, and have a lovely curb for you to use.
Suzanne
__________________
Suzanne StudioCity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2016, 11:49 PM   #8
Member
 
Name: Wendy
Trailer: Burro 13 ft, 1984
Massachusetts
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Suzanne StudioCity View Post
Wendy, Where in California? I am in Studio City, near Burbank, and have a lovely curb for you to use.
Suzanne
Hi Suzanne,
Thanks, that's so nice of you! I'm heading to Berkeley in a few days to visit family - they have a place for me to park. Then back to Massachusetts in a couple of weeks.
__________________
wenrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 04:41 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Name: Gregg
Trailer: 1985 Burro 13ft.
Arizona
Posts: 15
Smile Let's Burro rally

Quote:
Originally Posted by wenrob View Post
I just drove across country in my 1984 Burro! I went from Massachusetts to St. Petersburg Florida for a conference and then on to California - first Three Rivers near Visalia and then Paso Robles near San Luis Obispo. From Florida I took I-10 all the way except for the I-8 Phoenix bypass, and had no problems at all. The weather was fine, there was cell service all the way (I also had a gps just in case) and no mountains to speak of. The trailer pulled fine even in some high wind areas and sometimes I even forgot it was back there. I stayed mostly in truck stops and once in a Walmark parking lot (I called ahead to make sure they were RV friendly) and never had any trouble. I'm 72 years old and I was traveling by myself with my dog. So if anyone is thinking of doing something like this and feeling doubtful - go for it!!
I'm located in Fort Mohave,Az. close to Laughlin Nevada,if your in the area,get in touch. Proud owner of an 1982 (13) foot too
__________________
Gregg Harrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2016, 04:42 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Gregg
Trailer: 1985 Burro 13ft.
Arizona
Posts: 15
gregg2190@yahoo.com
__________________

__________________
Gregg Harrison is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
burro


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soon-to-be travelling in an Escape 5.0 jcr Hi, I am.... 7 01-19-2012 02:09 PM
Tested travelling with window AC installed Panoz77 Modifications, Alterations and Updates 1 07-25-2011 05:29 AM
Medical coverage while travelling... Wayne Hill Money Matters 3 01-10-2011 11:27 AM
Travelling Europe Lex M Camping, Campout Reports 9 07-12-2007 07:25 PM
Travelling Europe Lex M General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.