Hello all you Fiberglass
RV owners! I've been searching for the "perfect" camper for 6 months or so. I've debated fiberglass
, teardrops, pop-ups, and folding campers (i.e. Aliner, Apache). I had pretty much dismissed the fiberglass
RV's due to price; these little guys have quite the following, and corresponding prices. My intent is to use the camper at a scuba diving quarry/campsite I expect to be at most weekends this spring and summer. Last year I used a tent specifically designed for my pickup bed, but between set-up time, wind and rain issues and the inability to stand up and change into gear, it wasn't a great solution. I found this Burro
on Craigslist yesterday. I was the first person to call on it, luckily. It was 4½ hours away, but worth the drive. Basic model, icebox, inop sink,cutting board in place of the stove, and floors that will require some investigation for sturdiness, but seem serviceable for now. The good parts: Professionally painted two years ago with 2 coats of automotive paint
and 4 coats of clearcoat, good radial trailer tires
, new spare, clear windows
, and the trim color is a near match to my truck color, lol.
The picture is from the Craigslist ad, I'll have more pics soon.
Oh, the best part, the price: $1500
Plans are for an upgraded electrical
system, heat and A/C, repair the sink, install a refrigerator
, and fantastic fan in place of the existing no-fan vent, along with maintenance tasks; bearings, gaskets, deteriorated plastic bits on the outside. All the lights
work, many having been recently upgraded.
I'm looking forward to learning more about what others here have already done to make their fiberglass RV fit their needs.