We are excited to be entering the world of fiberglass
trailers! We have purchased a 1999 Burro
17' and will be picking it up next week.
After 20 years of tent camping and a *very cold* week spent at Steens Mountain in SE Oregon last year, we decided it was time to move our 50+ year old bodies to a higher level of comfort. My husband has had a phobia about the slippery slide of trailers/rvs, fearing that once we got started we would somehow keep upsizing until we ended up with a 45' diesel pusher!
we discovered the world of fiberglass
trailers. We rented a 16' Scamp
and spent 2 1/2 weeks traveling around N. California with our 2 dogs to test things out, and LOVED it! We realized that these little beauties have everything we need (and more) and we didn't have to succumb to big ugly aluminum box. We started checking out the options and decided that we liked features of the Burro
. It took months and months of watching for the right one to come along, but it finally did.
We are jumping in with both feet and will be spending one night at the NOG gathering in April, hoping to pick the brains of those with far more experience than us. This forum has been an invaluable tool as we researched for our purchase, found the trailer posted here, and have had help from others as we prepare to tow with our Volvo XC70.
As we pick it up next week we trust it's just the beginning of many years of adventures ahead for us. Excited about the journey!
//Marcia & Peter (with Hodie & Libby the traveling dogs)