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Old 10-17-2012, 10:09 AM   #1
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Brought our Burro home!

Howdy,

We've been posting for a little while now as we've been searching for the right travel trailer. We are happy to report that we finally picked up our 1993 Wide body 17' Burro. Hooray!

Looks like someone will need to update the Burro manufacturer page, since ours was built in Iowa in 1993. There are still a few mysteries about this brand

We are happy that it was in good enough condition to camp in (since we bought sight unseen, with my parents checking it out prior to purchase), really pretty nice over all. All systems work great. We had some work done to it at an RV repair shop, most importantly had brakes installed (luckily did not require new axle). Now this thing really stops!!

So we will surely be posting more here as we make upgrades and repairs, making it ours. We are happy to be joining this community of fiberglas RVers!
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Congratulations! We love pictures. I'm especially interested in the 17' wide body as it seems like a perfect compromise.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:39 AM   #3
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I just counted, I said "happy" three times in that post
We love the new Burro, and agree with you Tom that it's a good compromise for size. We'll post some interior shots soon.
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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Nice find!! Hope you make lots of great memories camping with it!
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #5
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Ah to be 19 again! No expert here but the 1993 YOM is the most recent Sac City found, isn't it? Rather amazing that we commonly find incorporation and business records dating to the early 19th C but can't get a handle on this little operation in late 20th C Iowa! Congratulations on finding such a nice example.

Hey Tom, where's the compromise? 5' of counter space in the galley; 2' between the sink and stove. Won't see that in a Casita. But lots of folks don't cook inside so it wouldn't matter to them. Rear dinette convertible to 56"X84" bed. Two average size humans can tolerate a two dog nite; if you're taller you can really stretch out and enjoy a good nite's sleep. It occurs to me that also may not matter to those who don't expect to "sleep" inside either. Nominal 30"X30" table possible in the front dinette without doing the fat man's squeeze and very convenient to the galley. Probably a lot of owners of competing brands don't expect to eat inside let alone put down three place settings on a dinky side dinette.

Might be able to fault the Pullman-style overhead if you're 6'+ because these trailers are wide bodies not tall bodies. A side shower/stool enclosure kills an "open plan" in any 16-17' trailer and a Burro with one is no exception. Keeps the tongue weight down a bit which is a plus but still a compromise or tradeoff. I don't know if you have one, Chris & TJ? If not, you can dance inside!

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Old 10-17-2012, 12:01 PM   #6
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Very nice- look at that door! I did no know that "wide body" refers to the figure of possible owners
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Old 10-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #7
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Congratulations! I have a 13 foot Burro and understand your "happy". Mine makes me smile even when it's getting washed prior to touch up painting.

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.........Hey Tom, where's the compromise? . ..........
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Perfect compromise between total weight and usable interior space.
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Perfect compromise between total weight and usable interior space.
Yes! I have to admit to some jealousy about all that room.
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oh! You will have so much fun. The 17ft is a great rig! I LOVED mine! Congrats!
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Love the width of the door. Nice looking rig! Congrats!
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Congratulations Chris & T.J. Looks like a great rollin' home-away-from-home!
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What a great looking camper! Could you continue the tour and show us the inside? please?
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