New Burro owners...1st time trailering - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-07-2014, 04:04 PM   #1
Member
 
Name: Marcia
Trailer: '00 Burro 17' WB
Seattle, WA
Posts: 60
New Burro owners...1st time trailering

We are excited to be entering the world of fiberglass trailers! We have purchased a 1999 Burro 17' and will be picking it up next week.

After 20 years of tent camping and a *very cold* week spent at Steens Mountain in SE Oregon last year, we decided it was time to move our 50+ year old bodies to a higher level of comfort. My husband has had a phobia about the slippery slide of trailers/rvs, fearing that once we got started we would somehow keep upsizing until we ended up with a 45' diesel pusher!

Last Fall we discovered the world of fiberglass trailers. We rented a 16' Scamp and spent 2 1/2 weeks traveling around N. California with our 2 dogs to test things out, and LOVED it! We realized that these little beauties have everything we need (and more) and we didn't have to succumb to big ugly aluminum box. We started checking out the options and decided that we liked features of the Burro. It took months and months of watching for the right one to come along, but it finally did.

We are jumping in with both feet and will be spending one night at the NOG gathering in April, hoping to pick the brains of those with far more experience than us. This forum has been an invaluable tool as we researched for our purchase, found the trailer posted here, and have had help from others as we prepare to tow with our Volvo XC70.

As we pick it up next week we trust it's just the beginning of many years of adventures ahead for us. Excited about the journey!

//Marcia & Peter (with Hodie & Libby the traveling dogs)
__________________

__________________
mglyons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-07-2014, 07:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
papa-t's Avatar
 
Name: Ted
Trailer: (Dark side)Crossroads Now
Glade Valley, North Carolina
Posts: 969
Welcome to the forum Marcia. After you purchase it post some pictures please. Good luck on the purchase.
__________________

__________________
“I have tried to live my life so that my family would love me and my friends would respect me. The others can do whatever the Hell they please!” —John Wayne
papa-t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 04:33 PM   #3
Moderator
 
Pam Garlow's Avatar
 
Name: Pam
Trailer: U-Haul 1985
Michigan
Posts: 3,220
Registry


Welcome and yes, we'd love to see photos of your Burro!
__________________
Pam Garlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 05:25 PM   #4
Member
 
Name: Richard
Trailer: Casita
Massachusetts
Posts: 86
Hi Marcia,

Welcome!

Enjoy the Burro and have fun at NOG. We attended our first FG rally last year and it was great fun and very informative.

Rick and Jessica
__________________
kb1flr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 06:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
rabbit's Avatar
 
Name: Jack
Trailer: '98 BURRO 17WB
Delaware
Posts: 2,548
Glad you got encouragement on tv suitability. Post pix. Mods or resto? Post more pix. Memorable campsite? Post pix. We luv em. Best regards.

jack
__________________
rabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2014, 07:41 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
Here's some thoughts for when you pick it up, especially if you have to tow it very far to get home.

If this is your first adventure in FGRV's you will have the opportunity to learn a lot, but be sure to ask each and every question you may or may not think of asking.

Because it's new-to-you, first concerns might be tire age and wheel bearing service, tires should be less than 5 years old and wheel bearings need to be repacked every year or so, as well as having the brakes checked while the drums are off.

Next might be checking out all the appliances and verify that they work as intended, especially the refrigerator and furnace if so equipped. Have the seller show you that they actually work.

How's that for the first few hours with your new Burro?
__________________

__________________
Bob Miller 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
Help for 1st time Scamp user. markism General Chat 6 09-04-2012 11:57 AM
1st Time Camper Owner with work to do knighth001 Hi, I am.... 12 08-29-2012 02:54 PM
New to trailering AND glass eggs. calindor Hi, I am.... 15 09-27-2011 10:34 PM
Trailering Rules of Thumb Steve L. General Chat 62 02-15-2007 01:38 PM
New to Trailering...Just bought '82 Burro Legacy Posts Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11 08-15-2003 11:22 AM

» 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 05:01 PM.


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