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Old 05-27-2013, 08:05 AM   #29
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If you decide to sell it, I am interested. I've been looking around the forums for awhile and would like a solid bones camper to redo. This one looks promising (at a fair price). Please post/send pics when available.

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Old 05-28-2013, 07:16 AM   #30
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If you decide to sell it, I am interested. I've been looking around the forums for awhile and would like a solid bones camper to redo. This one looks promising (at a fair price). Please post/send pics when available.

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Ok will do. I'm going to look at it hopefully within the next month. I am 400 miles away from it.

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Old 06-01-2013, 06:32 PM   #31
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I feel like the one other factor you really need to check to determine whether it's a simple renovation or a a full off-the-frame rebuild is the condition of the floor. Some of these vintage Burros suffered some slight leaks that could lead to big floor rot between the layers of fiberglass. My thirteen foot '83 was one such victim and required complete replacement of all floor panels. With the shell off to do that, repair and reinforcement of the frame would be a simple matter. I don't have any experience with the seventeen footer, but it will almost surely have idiosyncrasies that parallel the thirteens, so I feel confident with my "predictions." If I knew then what I know now, I might have looked for the longer one... my 13 is so small I sometimes have to step outside just to change my mind!

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Old 06-02-2013, 06:58 AM   #32
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I feel like the one other factor you really need to check to determine whether it's a simple renovation or a a full off-the-frame rebuild is the condition of the floor. Some of these vintage Burros suffered some slight leaks that could lead to big floor rot between the layers of fiberglass. My thirteen foot '83 was one such victim and required complete replacement of all floor panels. With the shell off to do that, repair and reinforcement of the frame would be a simple matter. I don't have any experience with the seventeen footer, but it will almost surely have idiosyncrasies that parallel the thirteens, so I feel confident with my "predictions." If I knew then what I know now, I might have looked for the longer one... my 13 is so small I sometimes have to step outside just to change my mind!

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How do you check for rotting wood when it is sandwiched between fiberglass? I'll look just not sure how to.

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Old 06-02-2013, 07:28 AM   #33
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How do you check for rotting wood when it is sandwiched between fiberglass? I'll look just not sure how to.

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The fiberglass layer is thin enough so that if you push hard in a local spot, the punky wood will compress.
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:46 AM   #34
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What Tom said!

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:38 PM   #35
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What Tom said!

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Ok thanks. I'll double check that when I get down there.
What does one do to redo that section if it is rotted? I'll have to search the forums for some of this stuff later on when I have more time.

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Old 06-02-2013, 01:42 PM   #36
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Ok thanks. I'll double check that when I get down there.
What does one do to redo that section if it is rotted? I'll have to search the forums for some of this stuff later on when I have more time.

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If the rotted area is local, you can dry it out and saturate it with a thin resin like Git-Rot.

If the area is large, you will need to replace that section of the floor.
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:18 PM   #37
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Rich,
Rather than putting time and money into it, you might also find someone interested in rehabbing it themselves. Just disclose what you know, and let them inspect/purchase it if they're interested. Many people in this fiberglass forum are not worried about rebuilding a camper to their needs. Might be simpler for you that way also.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:25 AM   #38
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Good Morning ~ I would like to speak with you about the Burro. NaturesAntiques@gmail.com Please e-mail me and we can exchange phone numbers. I am nearby and would like to see it - Many thanks. Maureen
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:06 AM   #39
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Good Morning ~ May I go see your Burro? I have a few days off and can make a plan to see it before I am back to work. My e mail address is NaturesAntiques@gmail.com I'm close by, Thank you. Maureen
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:07 PM   #40
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Good Morning ~ May I go see your Burro? I have a few days off and can make a plan to see it before I am back to work. My e mail address is NaturesAntiques@gmail.com I'm close by, Thank you. Maureen
I'll have to check and see if my dad is home, he should be able to bring it up front so that it would be easier to look at. Didn't notice your message until now. Got off work and came home then just fell asleep. How far away are you and what day might be best for you?


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Old 06-05-2013, 06:00 AM   #41
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Hello Rich ~ Thank you for your note. I can come today, Saturday, Sunday, Monday. 540.660.9615 Maureen
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:49 AM   #42
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I am interested in this burro! Did you end up cleaning it up? Price?
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