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Forum: Hi, I am.... 12-02-2016, 05:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,765
Posted By CapnJim
Dead Burro

What would you want for the left rear window assembly? Any idea on what the cost of shipping to Cincinnati would be (ZIP 45244). I have an '81 with a broken window frame...... Thanks! (And I,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-29-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,912
Posted By CapnJim
Way nice!

Way nice!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-28-2016, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,277
Posted By CapnJim
Sounds like we're on the same page! You're ahead...

Sounds like we're on the same page! You're ahead of me now; just got the sagging roof fixed, got it up on blocks last night and about ready to start getting the old floor out and the frame out. ...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-22-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,277
Posted By CapnJim
Hi, Rich, my name is Jim and I have an '81 Burro...

Hi, Rich, my name is Jim and I have an '81 Burro with severe floor rot. Vent was broken out for years; go figure. At any rate, I'm facing a complete redo, too. First, though, I have to get the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-29-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By CapnJim
Rick, I appreciate the info! Thanks for the...

Rick, I appreciate the info! Thanks for the advice; about what I'd figured only I was thinking that I should route down the BOTTOM of the floor so the shell would sit up off the frame a bit. I...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-10-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,664
Posted By CapnJim
You mentioned a hybrid; check the tow capacity...

You mentioned a hybrid; check the tow capacity for it! I have an '07 Mariner Hybrid, good for only #1000, and I'm "hoping" it will be OK with my '81 Burro "at minimum weight". I pull a #750-1000...
Forum: General Chat 03-07-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By CapnJim
John, been held up by weather for a few weeks,...

John, been held up by weather for a few weeks, not much done. I'll have to make a rock guard, I guess. The axle issue is still in flux; the torsion "set" on the spindle/hub is about 30 degrees UP...
Forum: General Chat 02-29-2016, 05:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By CapnJim
Nice! I just bought an '81, needs refurb from...

Nice! I just bought an '81, needs refurb from frame up but is sound overall. The rockguard is nice; details, please! Did you keep the original axle/suspension? Mine has the torsion axle, not sure...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-23-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By CapnJim
You are SO right; I'm going to replace my floor...

You are SO right; I'm going to replace my floor with marine grade 3/4" ply, ship-lap all joints and seal all pieces with FB top AND bottom before I install them. I'll taper the edges on the BOTTOM...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-23-2016, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By CapnJim
Rats, didn't notice the date......hope all went...

Rats, didn't notice the date......hope all went well! Thanks!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-23-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,802
Posted By CapnJim
Amy, how are you doing with the rehab? I've just...

Amy, how are you doing with the rehab? I've just started mine, just about to remove the shell from the frame; have lots of good advice from others plus what I've learned. Send me a PM if you want;...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-23-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,813
Posted By CapnJim
Don't forget the seal around the ceiling vent! ...

Don't forget the seal around the ceiling vent! Also, a cracked or open vent will allow LOTS of water in!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-17-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,714
Posted By CapnJim
Mine isn't really BAD, just mostly noticeable;...

Mine isn't really BAD, just mostly noticeable; like a dimple on a marshmallow! I haven't done much with it due to cold weather, but thanks for the reply; I have hope now that most of it will come...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-08-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,714
Posted By CapnJim
Thanks for the input, Paul. And maybe putting a...

Thanks for the input, Paul. And maybe putting a layer of something dark over it, like a dark tarp, a layer of felt roofing, or something similar to use the solar effect. Won't be much of that here...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-08-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,714
Posted By CapnJim
Question about fiberglass shell "reshaping"

My new Burro seems to have been the victim of a large tree branch laying on top of it for some time over the last few years. The roof is not straight any more, has a dip about 1.5" across it at an...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-08-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-05-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Duane, mine has the rubber torsion type of...

Duane, mine has the rubber torsion type of suspension, no springs, no linkage. Each wheel has a plate that rotates on the end of the axle and can be adjusted for weight. It "seems" OK, but I've...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-05-2016, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Good ideas, Duane, thanks! I, too, feel that a...

Good ideas, Duane, thanks! I, too, feel that a COMPLETE makeover is best; doing things half-way usually winds up being LESS than half right! None of the particle board doors or parts will be left;...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-05-2016, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Thanks; I've found a lot already; some of those...

Thanks; I've found a lot already; some of those projects are AMAZING! Almost too good to shoot for but I'll keep at it and see what happens. Thanks for the info and encouragement. Hope to meet you...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-04-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Where in KY? We'd love a chance to see what...

Where in KY? We'd love a chance to see what you've done to yours.....we have a thousand ideas, not sure what would work or not! Not sure of our time frame; the rehab will be done around funds and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-04-2016, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Thanks, Bill; I'm looking forward to getting mine...

Thanks, Bill; I'm looking forward to getting mine out on the road. It's a basket case right now, but has good "bones". Lots of work, should be a good investment if nothing else! Hope my Mariner...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-04-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Wonder if treating it with something before I...

Wonder if treating it with something before I fiberglass it would work, too? I want a REALLY strong floor; treated ply might not be quite stout enough but it's a good idea! Have you figured out a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-03-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-03-2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By CapnJim
Rick, I appreciate your reply very much! I think...

Rick, I appreciate your reply very much! I think I might be able to make the ship lap joints by using the two 1/2' pieces of ply and letting them overlap that way! I saw another version of a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-03-2016, 06:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
Found out via another member that the wood has to...

Found out via another member that the wood has to be in 4 pieces that are bonded AFTER they are placed onto the flange at the bottom of the outer shell; they have to be separate to get them in place!...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-03-2016, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,038
Posted By CapnJim
New Burro owner, FRV member

Hi, I'm Jim, from Cincinnati and Deb and I just bought a 13' '81 Burro. It needs a lot of TLC (and dollars!) but I hope to bring it back to life for my retirement trips! If anyone has "been there,...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-03-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,995
Posted By CapnJim
Hi Duane; I just bought an '81 13' Burro and need...

Hi Duane; I just bought an '81 13' Burro and need to do most of what you did on yours; the floor is shot and I need to take off the shell and paint/check/update the frame. Looks like you also...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-30-2016, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,616
Posted By CapnJim
Hi, Tom, I'm new here as of today but I've just...

Hi, Tom, I'm new here as of today but I've just bought an older Burro and have a ton of questions myself! I see by the date that you've had yours for a while now; do you have any information to...
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