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Old 08-17-2013, 09:58 AM   #1
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Our new Burro 17, now some questions!

Hello all, we bought our burro 17 last month, and we are in the learning phase big-time! I built a simple bunk up front over the single bed, and we have taken it camping overnight at a local camp ground. Fun!

I found it to be heavier than I expected, but I have since read here that the burro 17's are often 2500 lbs or more with fridge, bathroom, hot water heater, etc, so we are dealing with that, and hoping to stay within our 3500 lbs towing limit of our Honda Odyssey. I don't have a brake controller yet, I haven't found a place anywhere nearby that installs them (Northern Virginia). It seems 4 pin wiring and hitches are all u-haul does.

I need some help determining how much work my front floor needs. When I bought it I thought the springiness was just because the floor supports are too far apart, so I was just going to add some angle iron supports. I have since read about many Burro floor horror stories here, and I am hoping I have not made a big mistake buying this camper! I have attached a few pictures, one of the camper after we towed it home, one showing the new bunk, and two showing the settling on the front left and front right where the fiberglass has settled onto the frame. I can provide more pics to help diagnose the extent of the problem, just let me know what to take a picture of. I am taking it camping tomorrow, and rain is a possibility, so I will probably be able to see what if any leaks it has now. Please let me know where to look for leaks, I haven't found any obvious puddles inside yet.

Thanks in advance for all your help!
Matt
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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Hi Matt, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

We have a number of Burro owners, or that brand of kissin' cousins. I'm sure someone will be along shortly.

THANKS for posting the pictures!
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Thanks Donna! I have learned a lot from this forum, and I am hopeful I can use the experience of those who have been around the block in FG campers to work through any items I find on our new camper (new to us). I forgot to mention it is a 99/2000 model and I think we are the 3rd owners.
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Welcome Matt! Use an awl underneath and inside the trailer to poke around and see if you have any soft spots in the floor. Also make sure all the lag screws holding the the floor to the frame are present and secure. Because if they aren't, all the bouncing around can cause what you're seeing. I've actually gone through and replaced all the lag screws with galvanized carriage bolts on my trailer.
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As a hint, when you problem into a problem and are seeking solutions... post ONE problem (each time) in the Problem Solving forum. We don't want a bunch of different problems (and solutions) to get all tangled up. Besides, it really helps with "Search."

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