Burro on flatbed - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-14-2010, 12:15 AM   #1
Member
 
Trailer: Burro 13 ft
Posts: 51
I've been talking about it for awhile, but today I actually combined my Burro and flatbed truck. Yesterday I cut the tongue off and welded in a gusseted crossbrace to re-join the 2 frame rails. today I forked the Burro on to the flatbed to see how it fits and to make some measurements for the mounting brackets. Tomorrow I'll make the brackets and lower it into it's resting place.

My idea was/is to have a trailer that can be used as a camper for longer trips and easily converted back to a trailer for shorter trips with my smaller truck. After i return from my trip I'll bolt the tongue back on and can use it with little notice as a trailer.

I'm going to put a bike rack on the roof of the cab for 2-3 bikes or for additional storage. I have enough room under the back of the trailer to build a hitch rack off the truck to have additional storage behind the vehicle. I may build a rack for the front bumper to put my dirtbike on as well. I'll post more details as the mounting is completed.
Attached Thumbnails
on_truck1.jpg   on_truck2.jpg  

tongue__1.jpg  
__________________

__________________
kyle minor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 01:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 2002 13 ft Casita
Posts: 114
Question

It's a little strange looking. Do you have a ladder to get in the front door? Hopefully if you have to go outside in the night you'll remember where you are, or that first step out the door could be a looloo.
__________________

__________________
Kathy Davisson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 11:00 AM   #3
Member
 
Trailer: Burro 13 ft
Posts: 51
I'll admit that it's a bit odd but it's highly functional for my purposes and ya, duh, it will have a ladder. I'm driving to Alaska, and ferrying back on the Marine Highway. The ferry charges by the foot which would add about $1k to the fee if it were in tow. I also am not a fan of dragging these somewhat delicate creatures over the terrain that my truck can easily handle. If I had a lot more time, I would take the flatbed off and build a custom sub-frame to lower the trailer about a foot. I've spent way more time on the trailer than anticipated so will have to run what I can.

I also like being a little bit higher for a couple of reasons. The view is better, critters are less likely to get in and it's way more Beverley Hill Billies than anything else around.
__________________
kyle minor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 02:08 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
HerseyBA's Avatar
 
Trailer: Casita Spirit Deluxe 17 ft Hybrid
Posts: 158
Registry
Quote:
I'll admit that it's a bit odd but it's highly functional for my purposes and ya, duh, it will have a ladder. I'm driving to Alaska, and ferrying back on the Marine Highway. The ferry charges by the foot which would add about $1k to the fee if it were in tow. I also am not a fan of dragging these somewhat delicate creatures over the terrain that my truck can easily handle. If I had a lot more time, I would take the flatbed off and build a custom sub-frame to lower the trailer about a foot. I've spent way more time on the trailer than anticipated so will have to run what I can.

I also like being a little bit higher for a couple of reasons. The view is better, critters are less likely to get in and it's way more Beverley Hill Billies than anything else around.
Several of us that have similar rigs have used a folding stair setup that we got from JC Whitney. Mine is 5 steps and extends to a vertical height of ~ 5 ft. It can be permanently mounted outside or fold it up and carry it inside like I do. I find it handier than a ladder.
__________________
HerseyBA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 02:58 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Raya's Avatar
 
Name: Rachel
Trailer: 1974 Boler 13 ft (Neonex/Winnipeg)
Posts: 3,014
Neat setup, Kyle. Sounds perfect for your planned trip, and I like that you have the flexibility to use it as a tag-along trailer too
__________________
Raya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2010, 09:53 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1986 Boler 1300 Voyager
Posts: 203
Registry
You got yourself a rolling little penthouse suite up there.
__________________
Markz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2010, 06:36 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
DonDeutsch's Avatar
 
Trailer: Cloud 13 ft and Compact Jr
Minnesota
Posts: 328
When you finish the bolt on touge modification I would like to see detailed pictures of that.
__________________

__________________
DonDeutsch 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
Burro Widebody, Burro and UHaul Nancy Reeves Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 15 06-27-2011 09:41 PM
Project Burro- 1978 Burro 13 foot Scott B. Classified Archives 0 08-10-2009 12:19 AM
I've got a Burro Manual and Burro Waxing Tips!! Amy P Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 9 07-28-2009 09:20 AM
Still looking: for Burro or Burro clone, wide body, 14' to 17' Penney H. & Mike E. Wanted: Molded Fiberglass Travel Trailers 0 08-29-2007 08:48 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 08:29 AM.


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