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Old 01-02-2021, 02:21 PM   #1
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Should I buy a Burro?

Hi! I just joined this website. We are thinking of buying a 1982 Burro. Seller says everything works and no leaks, and is asking $1,200. Advice? We're looking for a camping trailer under 2,000 pounds total.
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Old 01-02-2021, 02:44 PM   #2
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$1,200? are you sure?????? Seems like a zero is missing off the end....



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Old 01-02-2021, 03:33 PM   #3
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$1,200? are you sure?????? Seems like a zero is missing off the end....




Thought we weren't allowed to comment on price.
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Old 01-02-2021, 03:56 PM   #4
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Shhhh, just do it! After a careful inspection of course

On second thought, be very careful that this is not a scam. Thats a price I frequently see posted by scammers on FB marketplace.
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Old 01-02-2021, 04:52 PM   #5
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Hi! I just joined this website. We are thinking of buying a 1982 Burro. Seller says everything works and no leaks, and is asking $1,200. Advice? We're looking for a camping trailer under 2,000 pounds total.
The only things I see wrong are the price and texting only, and one of the two listings has been removed by author. If you have not already bought it, it's gone. Please let us know how it goes, but DO NOT PUT MONEY DOWN> get the title (and RV) in hand first.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:39 PM   #6
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It’s either a scam or gone. These trailers do not last long enough to get an answer to “hey is this a good deal?” In this case, price is ridiculously low which typically means scam.

I see below it has been verified as a scam. Go figure. Something for nearly nothing. Be aware. Thats how scammers work.
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Old 01-02-2021, 05:54 PM   #7
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Thanks for the advice!

Appreciate it. This site says it's a scam: https://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/...l-trailer-1200
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:12 PM   #8
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Fiberglass trailers are significantly better quality than stick-built aluminum covered units. They last much longer, are much less prone to weather leaks and their resale value is much higher. This would be a fantastic deal barring legal implications or significant damage to the unit. If offered a deal like this I would move on it immediately. Personally inspect the unit for damage and make your offer subject to transferability of ownership. NO MONEY UP FRONT!
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:22 PM   #9
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Read the scam alert. Scammer "borrowed" pictures and text from a real Burro that sold for $11,000. Contacting this scammer in hopes of getting a deal are playing with fire. A talented scammer will know how to separate you from your money.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:22 PM   #10
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Just as a comparison, I drove 750 miles to pay twice that for one that was halfway through a rebuild, and that was nearly ten years ago. “If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!”

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Old 01-09-2021, 01:22 PM   #11
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Most likely a scam. Do a Google Image search

I do a google image search for things that are "too good to be true".

When I was working at a major bike manufacturer I had a warranty claim for an expensive bike. The pictures didn't line up and I did the google image search and found the original picture. This guy tried to pull out all the stops but in the end he admitted the attempt at fraud. Needless to say he won't be buying from us OR REI anytime soon.

My wife's cousing DID however find a burro for $700 which her and her husband are rebuilding: https://www.youtube.com/user/erinadachi
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Old 01-09-2021, 02:05 PM   #12
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My Burro had just had the work you show in Parts one and two done when I bought it. I’d say the extra $1600 I paid was well worth it to have all that work done already. Thanks for posting those excellent videos.

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Old 01-09-2021, 05:34 PM   #13
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We bought our 1981 Burro in 1997 for $1200
amazing price for today.
Itís a great trailer. we tow with a 2 L diesel station wagon And get mid to high 20s mpg
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