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Old 07-15-2021, 06:54 PM   #1
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I purchased a 1986 burro today. I plan on picking it up this weekend - hoping for an uneventful 8hr drive home with it. Plan on checking/greasing the bearings when I get there - potential replacing them. Any other suggestions before the trip home?


Somewhat minor detail it’s in great shape but it looks like the door has been painted? Maybe replaced? Any suggestions on how to make it match the rest of the body a little closer?
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Old 07-15-2021, 07:44 PM   #2
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Typically, when I pick-up a trailer, I bring two spare tires. I just assume that the existing tires have aged out.

I'm no paint expert, but you can get your existing body color matched at a dealer of car paint.

Nice trailer BTW.
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Old 07-15-2021, 08:06 PM   #3
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Other than fresh tires mounted on wheels, I brought lots of tie down straps, duct tape, zip ties and magnetic trailer lights (cheap kit from Harbor Freight). Also bearing grease and some tools and a ladder to inspect roof.

In my case I was 12 hours away and I used all of it.
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Typically, when I pick-up a trailer, I bring two spare tires. I just assume that the existing tires have aged out.

I'm no paint expert, but you can get your existing body color matched at a dealer of car paint.

Nice trailer BTW.
Thanks David.

Forgot to mention tires are new including the spare.
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You found your Burro! Congrats!
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Old 07-16-2021, 07:08 AM   #6
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Congratulations!

It’s pretty uncommon to replace a whole door, especially since Burro has been out of business for a couple of decades. It’s possible the door may have been repaired and then painted or re-gel-coated. David’s suggestion might be the simplest: paint the new to match the old.

In addition to the other things mentioned, you will likely need towing mirror extensions. This is a wide-body trailer. You might want to run it across a CAT scale on the way home so you know where you stand, weight-wise. Truck stops, transfer stations, sand & gravel yards, feed lots, and recycling centers are possibilities.

Once you get it home, do some thorough leak testing. Burro is a “double hull” trailer, so leaks can run between outer and inner shells and show up at the floor far from the source. Lots of good experience and advice available as you work through any issues that may arise with a vintage trailer.

Best wishes, and happy camping with your family!
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Congratulations! Have fun with your new toy. You may want to check what size power plug is installed so you have the right attachment or adapter on your tow vehicle.
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