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Old 04-12-2024, 02:12 PM   #1
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New from Wisconsin - Shopping, learning

Unexpectedly came across a Burro for sale and am in the process of reading as much as I can about them before making a purchase decision. Not sure, ultimately if it will be fore me or not, but am enjoying the information about them.

I thank everyone for the knowledge on this website.

Many helpful resources are on these pages!
Will be bringing the "Buyer's Checklist" with me.
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...hp?do=cat&id=5
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Old 04-12-2024, 10:45 PM   #2
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Welcome! So glad you have already discovered the wealth of information available in the archives. That puts you well ahead of the curve! Best wishes in your quest for the right camper for you.
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Old 04-13-2024, 08:56 AM   #3
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Seller bought it to clean up and flip. (He has a side business of doing this for campers.) So kind of the bare minimum has been done to it to make it look good from 30 feet away.

Seems ok in general.
He's asking $6,500. We'll find out today whether he's flexible on price. I'm certain he has had a lot of lookers. But no commitments to buy.

Some issue include door misalignment, worn away protective fiberglass on underside of the floor plywood, redrilled cabinet mounts, poor/dripping/thin exterior paint, etc.

With the great resources here, I'm sure anything is possible, but it involves effort, time , and money.
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Old 04-13-2024, 09:54 AM   #4
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Welcome......I would negociate that price considering some of the issues.....here's some info on Burros that have sold. Good luck.

https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/burro-trailers-sold
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Old 04-13-2024, 10:06 AM   #5
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Thanks for the site link. Checked sales within past ~year.

Looks like quite a few in the $8,000-$12,000+ price range.

And a handful in the under $6,000 range.
And some of those are gutted of fixtures, or need flooring, for example.

One nicer looking one originally listed at $7,000, but looks like in the end reduced price closer to$5,000.

He has it priced I think where he'll get a lot of lookers. And it's on a busy highway/business parking lot.

Hopefully he is tired of looky-loos and ready to negotiate to a lower to make an immediate sale.:-)
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Old 04-13-2024, 10:10 AM   #6
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For the age, it actually looks pretty good to me. How about the interior?
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Old 04-13-2024, 10:17 AM   #7
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It's quite functional, but rather drab.
My wife definitely has the skills to brighten things up. I didn't take any interior pics.

If we get it, we'd likely spend the first month taking things out and doing a deep cleaning/assessment.
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Old 04-13-2024, 01:46 PM   #8
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$5,500...It's ours!
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Old 04-13-2024, 05:49 PM   #9
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Otis approves.
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Old 04-14-2024, 11:15 AM   #10
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Very cool....congrats on the trailer.....love Otis!
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Old 04-17-2024, 10:23 AM   #11
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Congratulations

Hope you have fun fixing the flaws and enjoy camping in it.
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Old 04-17-2024, 01:09 PM   #12
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welcome to FG world

We bought a1992 Scamp13 in 2005 that looked pretty good at first glance to us as total novices in the world of fiberglass trailers. Turns out it needed a lot of work which we found educational and enjoyable. We fixed it up the way we wanted it. We are still camping in it. In fact we will be going to a gathering of fiberglass owners (and former owners) in May at Kathio State park in Minnesota the first week in May. Turns out one of the gathering has just had to cancel leaving at least one electric site open. Numerous non electric sites are available The only requirement for you to join us in welcoming Spring is for you to show up.

As far as advice goes: FIRST: have the wheel bearings checked out. if you can do it Great! If not GET IT DONE. SECOND: make sure your towing lights work. THIRD: attend one of the many meets and gatherings listed here. you will find other owners to be willing and eager to answer questions, share their knowledge, and show off their Mods.




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Old 04-17-2024, 02:05 PM   #13
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Wheel bearings... Check!
Lighting... Check!
Attending... What a welcoming invitation. Will definitely see if we can work that in!

In the process of removing everything from the interior to chase down leaks and start fresh.

Found some surprises like broken ground wires, dried gaskets around body protrusions, mouse dropping, ants nest, and more.

We will be enjoying the challenge. And the results.
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Old 04-17-2024, 08:27 PM   #14
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As my icon shows, I’m a long time Burro owner as well. Welcome to the madness.
I would suggest checking the frame carefully for weakness and rust. Second, check the axle and suspension, and of course repack the bearings. While your underneath, check for any sponginess or weak spots in the floor and you’ll have a good solid foundation.
Topside, check the window seals… I’ve never gotten around to getting mine perfect, especially the front one. . If you figure out how to realign the door, please let me know, cause mine’s got a bad sag!
Inside you have the gas powered stove top, fridge and furnace. Mine had lost its furnace and fridge some time before I got it, and I have yet to hook up the stove top… i will probably replace it with the blanking plate that came with my Burro when I bought it.
I camp by myself, so I configured the front dinette as seating for two and permanently turned the rear section into a bed with a one piece mattress in place of the sectional pieces.
Yep, welcome to the madness… I hope I live long enough to finish mine!
Froggie

PS Looking at your pix again, it appears your Burro never had a fridge (no vents). Did you get the ice box? Also, no furnace vent, which I consider a plus. That gas furnace scares me! Your only other thing is getting that *#@&* water pump system to work!
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Old 04-18-2024, 07:33 AM   #15
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$5,500...It's ours!

Now you can go on the road and come visit some of us. ;-)


Have lots of fun with it.
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