I'm finally making some headway on the off-trailer rehab of my 1981 13ft. Burro
that I started a few years ago. I had some help from a few fellows who cut and installed a new floor into the shell but I'm having some difficulty in getting the shell positioned correctly on the trailer frame. I'd really appreciate any help you fellow Burro
owners of the same size and vintage can give me in the following areas:
1) How does the doorway line up with the open ends of the square tube frame supports that face you when you look underneath the doorway? (Right now I'm measuring about 2-1/4" from the surface on the tube closest to the doorway on the left TO the inner lip of the doorway.)
2) Where is the center of the axle
hub in relation to the wheelwell?(Right now I'm sitting just about midline-underneath the "AR" of the WARNING label!)
By moving the shell/floor around to get it right on the trailer I've lost the overlap of the seams of the floor sections on top of the angle-iron cross-piece supports!
1) Can I safely drill holes into the vertical side of the cross-pieces to attach (with bolts) angle braces to support the (now unsupported) edges of the floor with out weakening the existing supports?
2) Should I just use several of the small angle braces for each edge or would you suggest adding supports going front-to-back between the existing cross-pieces?
Thanks in advance for your help . There is still much to be done but I'm optimistic and hope to be able to actually do some camping in the Burro