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Old 08-15-2013, 11:02 PM   #1
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Unplanned 82 Burro Purchase

Hello. On Tuesday I unexpectedly purchased an 82 Burro, sight unseen. I have wanted a small vintage trailer for a few years but never pursued it. On Monday my brother told me about the unloved Burro in a friends backyard. The next day it was in my driveway.

The outside is moldy and rough but no obvious cracking. The door and windows are all in good shape. Everything inside looks original, and it smells like it too. It even came with one work boot on the floor. LOL

I have no idea what I am getting myself into with this project but I am excited. The idea of taking off for a few days with our dogs sounds like a nice form of freedom. (As long as someone will feed our two backyard hens.)

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:05 AM   #2
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Hi Shelley, to FiberglassRV, we're glad you're here

You've joined a forum with lots of kind and helpful people.

What you got yourself into... is a wonderful memory maker! Enjoy every moment and be sure to post some pictures

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Old 08-16-2013, 05:25 AM   #3
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Welcome and have fun with your "new" Burro!
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:36 PM   #4
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welcome! Barkeepers Friend and a green scrubby should take care of the icky surfaces. Be sure and take 'before' and 'after' photos, we love photos!
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:37 AM   #5
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Thank you. I'm very exited. I've started "cleaning" and researching. I need to make templates of cubbie hole covers and cushions. I need to get that stuff out of the Borro ASAP. Worried about the floor. But I know we can do this thing.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:41 AM   #6
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I bought a much newer Scamp but it had sat closed up for a year with a door leak, and so the interior stank. But hey, "memory maker" as Donna is so fond of saying!

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Old 08-18-2013, 04:17 PM   #7
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"Unplanned 82 Burro Purchase" I love that title. Sort of like a 40+ year old couple that suddenly have a new baby!
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:40 AM   #8
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Welcome! Good luck with the cleaning and prep, once you get out in it I'm sure you'll be even more glad about your impulse buy

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