Durable Burro Travel Trailers
Burro Travel Trailers were manufactured in IOWA from 1978 to 1986 and in California from 1998 to 2001. They are no longer in business, although the website remains accessible.
The wonderful light weight Burro travel trailers are made of a double shell construction with foil backed fiberglass insulation between the inner and outer shell providing protection from moisture and temperatures.
It has a gel coat finish that is rivet less to eliminate leaks in the fiberglass; which is also easy to clean and maintain. The Burro’s cupboards, countertops, seats and storage areas are molded into its shell. They are made with a fire retardant resin with a glossy white finish that is easy to clean.
These lightweight travel trailers are reliable, durable and very easy to tow. The company offers many options and can customize your Burro to make it just the way you’d like it. Many factory options are included such as: full size bed and dinette, fresh water tank, ice box, range, sink, closet, some cabinets, a propane tank, and an 110V circuit breaker with 12V fuse box. Additional options include: A three-way refrigerator, shower, hot water heater, and toilet (some models) porta potti, range hood or exhaust fans, kitchen window, heater with thermostat, roof air conditioner, TV antenna, awning, shelf and door racks, recessed lighting (anniversary models), sliding windows and more.
The Burro is available in several lengths. A 17 feet 8 inch long that is 7 feet 6 inches wide and 7 foot 10 inches high weighing 1800 pounds with a hitch weight of 125 pounds; also available is a 14 foot 8 inch length that is also 7 feet 6 inches wide and 7 feet 10 inches high with a dry weight of 1400 pounds and a hitch weight of 100 pounds. The 17 foot model will sleep several people; the dinette converts into sleeping areas.
For the do it yourself folks Burro kits are available in a 14 and 17 foot option for you to build your own light weight travel trailer. The kit includes detailed assembly instructions and is estimated to take between 40 and 80 hours with simple hand tools to construct.
Other kits are available to add options to your new trailer such as: a wood group with table tops, trim, cabinets and more. An appliance kit includes a stove, propane tank, ice box, water tank, and roof vent. The electric kit includes GFI outlet and wires, furnace mount lights, etc and the decorator’s kit includes curtains, cushions and upholstery items.
These attractive and small travel trailers can be a cozy alternative small RV for extended traveling.
The last known address for Burro was in Escondido, CA. About 35 miles northeast of San Diego. The molds may still be in northern San Diego County. Hot Springs Portable Spas are made near there, out of molded fiberglass. There are several other fiberglass fabricators in northern San Diego County.
In the early ’70s someone in St. Cloud MN manufactured a trailer called the “Cloud”. The Cloud looked very much like the Burro. In the late ’70s the first Burros were produced in Plymouth MN, less than a hundred miles from St. Cloud. Interestingly, the Burro was double-wall construction while the Cloud was apparently single walled. Burro was manufactured in Plymouth MN until the early 80s. Burro re-appeared in Sac City IA and began production in the mid 80s and had a production run until about 1990. Sac City saw the introduction of the 17′ wide body along with the 13′ standard Burros. Apparently the business was poorly managed and investors seized the molds and production equipment. Burro resurfaced in Escondido CA with new molds that were fabricated in Mexico in 1998 or thereabouts.
Again because of a variety of factors, Burro went out of business. According to the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office, the owners ran into significant legal difficulties and seem to have disappeared, along with the molds and equipment.
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14’ Burro Trailer For Sale
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14ft Burro trailer
We have decided to sell our cute little light weight Burro travel trailer. It is made of a double fiberglass shell construction that is seamless which means it waterproof! The Burro’s cupboards, countertops, seats and storage areas are molded into its shell with a glossy white finish that is easy to clean.
These lightweight travel trailers are reliable, durable and very easy to tow. The seating area converts to a nice size full bed for two adults and the table drops down for a single sleeper—sleeps 3 total. We recently put in new flooring as well as adding lots of beautiful touches throughout the trailer. Other upgrades include custom made cushions, we painted the range and hood yellow and made new curtains. She does not have a bathroom, but has room for a port-a-potty under the seating area. It also includes a fresh water tank, 3-way refrigerator, heater with thermostat, sliding glass windows, ½ umbrella awning and a 110V circuit breaker with 12V fuse box.
Our Burro is and 14 ½ feet in length—bumper to hitch—with an 11 foot box, 7 ½ feet tall and 6 ½ feet wide with a dry weight of 1200 pounds and a hitch weight of 120 pounds which can be pulled by small vehicles.
She is ready to roll with new tires with less than 100 miles on them. This trailer gives you the glamper lifestyle with modern conveniences and very low maintenance. She is ready for you to have many summer adventures in.
Please call, text or email if you are interested, want more information, more pics or have questions.
Price: Asking $8900.00 OBO
Location: Located in Wellsville, Utah
THIS TRAILER IS NOW SOLD
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