Upgrades on 83 burro - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-05-2008, 10:46 AM   #1
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Here are some pics of our project. I'll try to send some before pics , our camera was dropped and I took these pics with my phone. New cabinet doors,table,cushions,4 new lights including outside light, dvd/tv/radio, stainless back splash,25 amp converter /charger, 1000 watt inverter, the toggle switch controls the volt meter which is backlit, switch controls inverter which runs dvd/tv/radio,and two plugs, also have two plugs wired into ac end of converter , two batteries (we do lots of remote camping). More to come ... Fun project ! This trailer was in really bad shape when we bought it but we're making it ours.
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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Nice work Michael! I really love it. It looks beautiful and is so inviting!

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Old 05-05-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
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I am really impressed. How did you attached the wood replacement for the carpet? A very nice touch.
Currently our little 13' Burro has had a major frame tongue repair to both sides.(pictures this weekend).I have ordered new welting for the seam that I will be installing as soon as it comes in. Just delivered the Burro to our local RV shop to check out the furnace/stove/fridge and to install a fantastic fan and electric brake hook up. Also decided to go with 2 propane tanks (we camp alot in cooler Spring and Fall weather). Have decided to move the Battery to the tongue rather than its current location inside the Burro. A new gel coat after I bring it home this weekend, and then done for this year. However, your beautiful upgrades are so impressive that I am thinking of interior design! Thanks for the inspiration.

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Old 05-05-2008, 07:22 PM   #4
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that looks great! Very homey!
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:27 PM   #5
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Really nice job on the 1983 burro. Lighting looks good. WE like the TV set up. I have a question . Did you have to do anything to the door to get what looks like a really good fit? I like a great many others have a problem with the fit on my 1985 Burro door. Again, nice job, thanks AL
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:20 PM   #6
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would it be possible to see pictures of your inverter/converter set up? Where did you end up putting all this? Again I must say you did a fantastic job with your Burro.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:13 PM   #7
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Beautiful modifications. You have created an inviting space. It looks great!

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Old 05-18-2008, 07:33 AM   #8
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Here are some pics of our project. I 'll ty to send some before pics , our camera was dropped and I took these pics with my phone. New cabinet doors,table,cushions,4 new lights including outside light, dvd/tv/radio, stainless back splash,25 amp converter /charger, 1000 watt inverter, the toggle swith controls the volt meter which is backlit, switch controls inverter which runs dvd/tv/radio,and two plugs, also have two plugs wired into ac end of converter , two batteries (we do lots of remote camping). More to come ... Fun project ! This trailer was in really bad shape when we bought it but we're making it ours.
Wow I love all of these mods. I was wondering what you have done to the ceiling, it appears to be wood not carpet (I think a see a reflection). It looks great. I like the stainless, and material choices. I like the inverter setup best. I will be doing this to both of our campers , wish I had thought of this long ago.

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Old 05-18-2008, 09:05 AM   #9
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great job!! So squeeky clean.. bright and cheery!!!
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where did you get your voltmeter? It fits right in and doesn't look so dang industrial.

I have a voltmeter staring me in the face at work all day, and even tho it's a necessary evil in a trailer, I would rather it be as inconspicuous as possible. I camp to get away from work...
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where did you get your voltmeter? It fits right in and doesn't look so dang industrial.

I have a voltmeter staring me in the face at work all day, and even tho it's a necessary evil in a trailer, I would rather it be as inconspicuous as possible. I camp to get away from work...
Hmmm looks like an automotive meter... You can get them in either 2 1/4 inch or even 1 1/2 diameter... Larry
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I 'll try to send some before pics , our camera was dropped and I took these pics with my phone.
Looks great! But I have a question.....What kind of cell phone do you have?
Those pictures are great!
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I am really impressed. How did you attached the [b]wood replacement for the carpet? A very nice touch.
Close inspection of the photo tells me that the seam's carpet covering has been replaced with an upholstery material that has been "lapped" similar to a Roman Shade. It looks like you used the same material for the curtains.

Very well done!
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I am really impressed. How did you attached the wood replacement for the carpet? A very nice touch.
Currently our little 13' Burro has had a major frame tongue repair to both sides.(pictures this weekend).I have ordered new welting for the seam that I will be installing as soon as it comes in. Just delivered the Burro to our local RV shop to check out the furnace/stove/fridge and to install a fantastic fan and electric brake hook up. Also decided to go with 2 propane tanks (we camp alot in cooler Spring and Fall weather). Have decided to move the Battery to the tongue rather than its current location inside the Burro. A new gel coat after I bring it home this weekend, and then done for this year. However, your beautiful upgrades are so impressive that I am thinking of interior design! Thanks for the inspiration.

Rozanne
Sorry it took so long to get back, kids, baseball, work ect... I used 1x2 cut to about 3 inches, epoxy and patience. I used maple, stained and sealed .Still finishing trim.
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