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1976 Burro 17 Private Seller

10 months ago Trailer for Sale  Chicago, IL 843 Views 0 Watching
Year: 1976
Make: Burro
Model: 17'
Length: 17'
Country:United States
State or Province:IL
City: Chicago
Type of Sale:Private Seller
Listed:10 months ago
Location: Chicago, IL
Price : $6,500

This baby loves to travel and travels well! My wife and our five children have traveled all over the country in it over the past 15 or so years. When they were small, ages from 5 to 15, we slept in the queen bed with the little one at our feet. The other four slept two in the front bunk beds, and two on the floor. In this trailer, we have been to the Badlands, Death Valley, the Everglades, the Yukon, Nova Scotia, New Orleans, the Smoky Mountains, Long Island New York, Portland, Oregon and Maine, around Lake Michigan, around Lake Superior, and onto Kelly Island in Lake Erie. It follows like a shadow up and down mountains and around hairpin curves. Its responsiveness makes it a champ at mountain driving such as the Going to the Sun road in Glacier National Park, the Rocky Mountains and the mountain ranges in and out of Death Valley.

It has an after market 5000 lb rated axle installed by the previous owner with good radial rubber on the ground. The spare is bias ply, and will need to be changed.

The three burner stove works, but there is some rust on the plate.

Refrigerator works on propane and 110. The 12 volt setting does not work, but I never missed it, because when I used it, I always forgot to disconnect the trailer when I parked. So, when I got back, both batteries would be run down. To solve that problem, I stopped using it.

We took the shower out of the bathroom and installed a clothes rod to use that area as a closet. The toilet works fine.

All lights are LED, inside and out except for a fluorescent fixture over the sink that the prior owner installed, and which only works on 110 volts. Even without that fixture, there is plenty of light for reading or games or whatever.

The outside shell has been professionally painted, so the unit needs to be washed and waxed from time to time, but the fiberglass no longer powders in the sun. There are no leaks. The windows need to be caulked from time to time. The current caulk is good.

The queen bed no longer converts into a dining area, because a prior owner weighed a lot and put a reinforced wooden panel in to support his weight. We replaced all the smaller cushions with three firm cushions for that bed, so the upholstery is upgraded. The cushions and upholstery for the bunk beds are also upgraded, and that area does convert into a breakfast table.

The original floor carpet has been replaced with tile.

By way of full disclosure, the hot water heater doesn't work, but, like the 12 volt refrigerator setting, we never used it anyway.

Over all, this is a great 3 season trailer. The only reason I am selling it is because I want a 4 season trailer for when we retire.

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Public Discussion about this ad - 1976 Burro 17

Posted by Efunk3030 (10 months ago)

I was wondering the price on your trailer?

Posted by Glenn Baglo (10 months ago)

Quoted text:
I was wondering the price on your trailer?
Click on the link to the ad that is in the post above.

Posted by Kevin A (10 months ago)


Posted by Ang. in Racine (10 months ago)

Approx. Wt?

Hello Larry,
Do you have an approximate weight for your Burro? I currently own a 13 ft Cloud 1100 lbs. Like the size and floor plan of your rig. Ang

Posted by Kevin A (10 months ago)

We had the smaller Burro, but as I recall, the 17' wide body model is between 2,800 and 2,900 lbs. This model is not a wide body, so it probably weighs in around 2,500. It also does not have a roof AC, which adds more weight. Someone may correct me!

Posted by Larry Redmond (7 months ago)

This model is a wide body.

Posted by Jon in AZ (7 months ago)

1976 Burro 17

Were they making the 17í wide body in 1976? Iíve never seen one anywhere near that old. Thereís some discussion of the history here: http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f51/burro-trailer-company-24877.html

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