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Old 03-20-2003, 11:30 AM   #1
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Info on an '83 Burro

I just bought an 83 Burro and was wondering if anyone knew appx how much they weigh? I accidentally turned down the wrong street and saw this little dirty Burro sitting under a tree. We stopped to see if the guy wanted to sell it. He said they used it once and it has been sitting there unused for 4 years. We bought it for $1500. Is that a good price for one of these? Is is in excellent shape (as far as I can tell). Is there anything else I should know about Burros? I can't find as much info on these as I do the Scamp or other types. Thanks for ANY info!

Steph



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Old 03-20-2003, 12:07 PM   #2
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=whine=

I wanna find a dirty little burro under a tree, too!

Better post the size. I think that's an excellent price, no matter what size it is, too.

Burro has an odd site at http://www.burrotrailers.com/ that might give you a little info.

Have fun with your toy.

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Old 03-20-2003, 12:22 PM   #3
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Whoops! I was so excited about finding a trailer that I forgot to mention that it is a 13'. The best part about my dirty Burro is that the guy cleaned it all up before I paid him for it. It's really beautiful.

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Old 03-20-2003, 01:06 PM   #4
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Stephanie,
Nice going. congrads



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Old 03-20-2003, 03:51 PM   #5
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Congratulations !! :wave

Please post some pictures.



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Old 03-20-2003, 06:42 PM   #6
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83 Burro

Stephanie,

You got a good deal I think.
I have an 81' prices I have seen so far range from 2500 to 4000.

Whoopie!!!!!

For sure get some pictures and info on what you have in it.

Burro Owners Group

See if you can get to this site. I put my brochure up there.



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Old 03-20-2003, 09:46 PM   #7
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Hi Stephanie,

Way to go! I also have a 1983 Burro 13 foot TT. I really like it. I think mine was originally a ''Burro kit''.

When I bought mine I also received an original product brochure. And it says:

''Weight Fully Equipped: Approx. 960 lbs.''

I have not weighed mine but I think that 960 lbs is likely fibbing a little on the low side.

When I went to register it, the DMV guy asked me ''how much does it weigh?'' Of course I tolde him exactly 960 lbs. (Ho Ho). I also met another Burro owner (a 1982 I think) that said he got his registerd as a motor cycle trailer because it was under 1000 lbs. I looked at his trailer license plate and it was one of the smaller size plates, like ones that go on motorcycles. My registration is about $20 a year. No complaints there.

I really like the high scores on the funkness scale that Burros seem to garner. Seems to be a real chick magnet! :thumb



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Old 03-21-2003, 07:53 AM   #8
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Another Burro!

:banana Way to go, Stephanie!

We have three Burro owners right here on one page. Wow. So far, there have only been four Burro owners to make their mark in the poll. Be sure and make yours counted in the Poll. Just click here and you'll be there: What Brand of Glass House Do You Own

Congratulations!



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Old 03-21-2003, 08:29 AM   #9
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Hi Steph!

Congratulations on your almost-new Burro.
Burros are nice trailers, lots of people have them and love them. There is nothing wrong with them, just that the manufacturer ''went south'' a couple of years ago. You will not receive any factory support, as you would on most other brands, but that won't be one iota of a problem. You'll get all the support that you could ever need from Burro owners and others on this web site.

Sounds now like you have a shiny new '83. Presuming that everything is checked out and functioning pretty well, lubed, etc., there is one thing that should be changed before you hit the road: If the tires are original, even if not enough mileage to wear the nubs off, they should be replaced--tires simply don't last that long. That's a minor cost and might save you from a mishap in the next few weeks.



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Old 03-21-2003, 09:13 AM   #10
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>>See if you can get to this site. I put my brochure up there

Hi Pete! Hey, please put your brochure up here, too!



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Old 03-21-2003, 05:18 PM   #11
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Chick Magnet!!!

I really like the high scores on the funkness scale that Burros seem to garner. Seems to be a real chick magnet! :thumb [/quote]

Maybe I havn't been paying attention, I never noticed that.



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Old 03-21-2003, 05:48 PM   #12
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Burro Brochure

Charles,
I started to do it, but it kept wanting a smaller file size.
After 5 tries on the first page I gave up.
It's ten pages long and started to give me a headache, so I decided to take a nap instead.
Maybe when I retire I'll try again.....



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Old 03-21-2003, 06:58 PM   #13
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Hi, Pete J.!

:wave You starting to thaw out in your part of the country? Glad you're coming out of hibernation....we've missed you!



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Old 03-21-2003, 08:11 PM   #14
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Pete:
I tried to go to the Burro site but it said there was a group error? Maybe they haven't got the word yet about my new Burro ownership. Gosh and I thought I told everyone!!

John:
I had my trailer weighed today - It came in at a hefty 980 lbs.

I'll try to post my before & after pics as soon as I figure it out. Does anyone know if I can get a screen door for my Burro?



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Old 03-22-2003, 07:27 AM   #15
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Screened Doors

Stephanie,

Here are a couple of links that Pete posted before. One is for a Boler and the other for a Scamp. I think either could be adapted for use on your Burro.

Boler Screened Door
Scamp Screened Door

I'm planning on making one for my Casita one of these days, but in the meantime, I am using a small spring rod with a lace curtain.



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Old 03-22-2003, 08:32 AM   #16
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Trillium Screen Door

Here is the screen door I made for our Trillium. It folds against the closet out of the way, when not in use. When using it there are two spring-loaded catches that hold it flat open as a regular sized door.
Easy to make and cost around $30.
Nancy

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e7c73c6b9526Trill screen door folded.jpg/> <img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e7c73d6bc2c2Trill screen door.jpg/>



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Old 03-22-2003, 08:39 AM   #17
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Nancy

Excellent, job, Nancy. That really, really looks nice!



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Screen Door Mod

Nancy D:

Now that's about the best modification for a screen door that I have seen online in past three years. I can see where you took the original idea.
http://www.geocities.com/bolerama/screendoor.html
Using the inner frame, modified the door to make it fold-away. Which is very beneficial is such a limited space. And make it still available to leave the door open to enjoy the fresh air.

I was consider making a snap-on screen using snaps, and making it
roll up out of the way. Now, I'm having second thoughts. I wanted to be able to make and have a screen door, and be able to make a front bed extension as illustrated on Bolerama: http://www.geocities.com/bolerama/frontbed...dextension.html

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Thanks for the compliment. We are pleased with it.

Ray
We used a curtain made of screen for two years. It was satisfactory but often left gaps.

Yes this door is a modification of the one on Bolerama but we did not want a full sized door sticking into the trailer when it is not needed. The door originally was to be a bifold but it didn't slide smoothly. This way is much better and it opens and closes and folds, perfectly.
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Nancy,
Thanks for posting the pictures. That door looks awesome!! I can't wait to put one in mine. Did you build the frame yourself, or did you happen to find bi-fold doors that you could cut to fit your doorway? Thanks again!



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