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Old 09-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #15
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Don, I know you have a Burro.. but, if you care to learn about the U-Haul (kissin' cousin): U-Haul Begins Travel Trailer Production
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:48 AM   #16
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The UHaul CT13 and the 13 foot Burro are very similar and I suspect that they share some history, if not some portions of the body molds. UHaul did manufacture all of their own campers based on their own overall design. To put it in perspective, UHaul manufactured about 2200 campers over about a two year period. Even a big FG camper manufacturer like Scamp only makes 1000 or less campers a year, so basically no manufacturer was big enough to supply UHaul.
Thanks Tom. Great information.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #17
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Don, I know you have a Burro.. but, if you care to learn about the U-Haul (kissin' cousin): U-Haul Begins Travel Trailer Production
What a great resource this forum is. The article was very interesting. Makes me wonder if that's what happened to Burro.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:12 AM   #18
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.......... Makes me wonder if that's what happened to Burro.
I really doubt that Burro was killed by UHaul, as these small FG manufacturers seem to do a pretty good job of going out of business by themselves. I suspect that the design and some of the molds were snatched up by UHaul when they were gearing up for their own production.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:40 PM   #19
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Does anyone know how many of the original 2200 UHauls were auctioned to the public? Where was the auction and when? We are always asked how many uhauls are still on the road. Does anyone have an estimate?
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #20
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The UHaul CT13 and the 13 foot Burro are very similar and I suspect that they share some history, if not some portions of the body molds. UHaul did manufacture all of their own campers based on their own overall design. To put it in perspective, UHaul manufactured about 2200 campers over about a two year period. Even a big FG camper manufacturer like Scamp only makes 1000 or less campers a year, so basically no manufacturer was big enough to supply UHaul.
Even Uhaul had to resort to making them in several different locations. CTs were made in Dayton Ohio and ATLANTA Ga. And someplace out west Phenoix I believe or maybe that was where the VTs were made .
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Does anyone know how many of the original 2200 UHauls were auctioned to the public? Where was the auction and when? We are always asked how many uhauls are still on the road. Does anyone have an estimate?
They were sold off in, I believe, 1992. No estimate on how many are on the road, though the 13 foot CTs are quite common. The 16 foot VTs are rare.
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Does anyone know how many of the original 2200 UHauls were auctioned to the public? Where was the auction and when? We are always asked how many uhauls are still on the road. Does anyone have an estimate?
The guy I bought mine from said his son bought it off the UHaul distributor in Louisville
Ky. Said they just put them up for sale
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