What kind of RV do I have? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 11-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #1
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I just got a beautiful fiberglass rv yesterday. The inside was gutted, but the shell is fantastic condition. It has the original AC unit (built into the ceiling) which is a Rotary Mini-Mach. Other than that, I know nothing about the RV other than a metal plate on the trailer telling me it was made in 86. I have no idea what I have and was hoping someone where would be able to identify it. Any ideas?

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Old 11-16-2006, 07:50 PM   #2
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I think you have a cute little Burro there ( or maybe a UHaul?). Send more pictures when it gets its face washed! Click the "Albums" site for more info. Good luck!
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:05 PM   #3
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I think you have a cute little Burro there ( or maybe a [b]UHaul? ).
You have a 13' U-Haul body. The difference is in the area around the tail lights; the raised area that wraps around the sides. The early Burros had round tail lights, and I think the later Burro tail lights were recessed. However, the hitch doesn't look original.
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Old 11-16-2006, 08:21 PM   #4
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Pre-hack there was a post of a U-Haul look-alike trailer that was very similar to this one. It was single-hull rather than double, and had a standard c-channel frame rather than the standard U-Haul round pipe frame. I can't for the life of me remember what brand it was.

UHaul had special wrap-around taillights that fit the radiused curves of the sides. Obviously they were never cut out on this trailer, and they've got flush mount taillights attached.

It's definately not a Burro, but neither is it a UHaul. Good luck figuring out this one!

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:25 PM   #5
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You have a 13' U-Haul body. The difference is in the area around the tail lights; the raised area that wraps around the sides. The early Burros had round tail lights, and I think the later Burro tail lights were recessed. However, the hitch doesn't look original.
Thank you so much!! That was super quick!
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:08 PM   #6
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Old 11-16-2006, 09:20 PM   #7
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The cloud in the Album has a different tail light arrangement, more Burro like.

I haven't a clue. It way closer to a Uhaul than a Burro.. call it what you want!!!

It looks like a single shell? Hard to tell as the uninsulated double shell ones "glow" like that.

Have fun with it.
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Well, you've got a nice collection of chairs in your Uhaul-like non-Burro egg. Perhaps when you start the cleaning process some ghost decals will show up and the mystery will be solved once and for all.
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is the front window part of the shell drooping on the top street side?

Also hard to tell from the pic, but it almost looks ... melted.
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I know what kind of a trailer that is. It's a "project" kind.

What ever it is you'll have fun making it your own.
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is the front window part of the shell drooping on the top street side?

Also hard to tell from the pic, but it almost looks ... melted.
One of the tires is flat and one of the corners was damaged and someone repaired it poorly. That's going to be one of the first things I fix, I want it have it nice round look. Oh, and the front window is missing and they replaced it with a big sheet of plexiglass. (Hence the weird look).

So it looks like I Have a genuine mystery on my hands. I am hoping that I will find something hidden under the dirt that will give me a clue. I guess the trailer has passed through two businesses that both used it for an outdoor work area, thats why everything was gutted out.

I'll keep some pictures posted as I get it cleaned up and if I find anything that tells me what it is, I will let you know.

And thanks to everyone that replied, it was a great response.

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...It looks like a single shell? Hard to tell as the uninsulated double shell ones "glow" like that...
With double shells, the interior surface would presumably be a smooth gelcoat finish; with a single shell, it's the rougher "backside" of the moulding. I can't be sure from the photos, but it really does look like a single shell, with just the cabinets in addition to the shell.

Adam, the significance is that most "eggs" are single-layer shells, but the double-walled designs have some desirable characteristics, and are significant features of those couple of brands that have them. I doubt that there's any way the inner shell of a double-wall trailer could be removed without splitting the outer shell at the seam, or destroying the inner shell; with the intact cabinets, I assume that what was "gutted out" would be appliances and surface materials (flooring, insulation...), but not fiberglass.
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... I assume that what was "gutted out" would be appliances and surface materials (flooring, insulation...), but not fiberglass.
Exactly, it is a single walled egg.

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it really does look like a single shell

[b]I doubt that there's any way the inner shell of a double-wall trailer could be removed without... destroying the inner shell;

with the intact cabinet<strike>s</strike>, I assume that what was "gutted out" would be appliances and surface materials (flooring, insulation...), <strike>but not fiberglass</strike>.
Brian, I think you nailed it!

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Look at the jagged edge of the cabinet! This is all that's left of the inner shell!

I stand by my judgement that this is a [b]UHaul Body, that the inner shell has been broken and removed, with a new hitch on the front, or maybe an entirely replaced frame.
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