Here are some photos of my 13 foot Burro
. I bought her a year ago for $1000 but she was in sad shape. The tires
were rotten, the electrical
system was shot, the interior was fire damaged and moldy, the refrigerator
was all rusted out and decaying, and she needed a LOT of TLC.
I replaced the entire electrical
I replaced the propane
lines and put all new valves and tanks in.
I put new tires
on and packed and lubed the bearings.
I had the entire body sanded and painted and repaired the spiderweb cracks.
I put a new floor in.
I took out the fridge
and converted that space to hold a cooler and a microwave
I ripped out the useless bunkbeds/storage shelves on the hitch end and converted it to a sitting bench on one side and a sawdust toilet on the other.
I installed a curtain for bathroom privacy for use with the sawdust toilet.
I installed new outside brake and turning lights
I hired a local graffiti artist here in Albuquerque (Mr. Melvin Mayes) to paint
two African Elephants on the outside of the RV.
I ordered memory foam and installed that in sections for the bed.
I had the lock re-keyed on the exterior door.
I had the VIN
number engraved on a metal plate and had it riveted to the hitch.
All in all I've spent another $2000 on repairs but I did the work myself (except for the artist's painting
of the elephants).
It's a great trailer. I've taken her up to Yellowstone and pulled it with my 4 cylinder Subaru Forester. It did great. This trailer weighs 800 pounds so no trailer brakes
are needed. It pulled and tracked phenomenally well.
Here are some pictures of my very early model BURRO
. I think this is a 1973 model or so. It was probably kit built since there was no VIN
anywhere on the trailer. I had to get the VIN
off of the Title
but never could find it anywhere on the frame, the hitch, or the inside door frame. This tells me it was an early kit model.
It's registered now and has a new title
and all is well! I am enjoying my little BURRO
. She's perfect for one or two people. Now that she has a toilet, it makes dry camping
much easier. Sawdust toilets are awesome. No odor. No mess. Better on the environment too!
Here are some pictures!