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: Well, we started looking at Teardrops & stuff.....


goosler
09-21-2010, 03:55 PM
......and my father-in-law mentioned getting rid of his old "u-haul" camper & possibly buying a conversion van for himself.........so my wife inquired about it....

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/misctemp/trailer2.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/misctemp/trailer1.jpg

so it looks like we maybe getting a freebie on this little camper...

my f-i-l & his brother fully restored it last year.......


what says ye? Pat :razz:

(I've seen these sold under a few names & brands, any help, links or references would rock.... ex burro, burrito, uhaul, casita, etc)

BreE
09-21-2010, 04:25 PM
No info for you, but that looks really cool! I'd love to see the interior if it comes through for you! Free is a VERY good price.

goosler
09-21-2010, 05:25 PM
http://album.fiberglassrv.com/main.php?g2_itemId=2036

Bowzer
09-21-2010, 05:35 PM
Looks perfect for the E...Best of luck and post several thousand pics please.

spdrcr5
09-21-2010, 05:40 PM
That's awesome! Hope it works out for you guys.

hiker chick
09-21-2010, 05:47 PM
Excellent! Congrats!


:-)

UNKLDAV
09-21-2010, 07:37 PM
I'd snap that up in a heartbeat!!! :024::024:

Jojo
09-21-2010, 11:41 PM
I had no idea Uhaul rented campers!

It's awesome!

helcaraxe
09-22-2010, 11:34 AM
That looks freakin' awesome

jurneez
09-22-2010, 04:34 PM
Love'n it, looks great...
j.

Bowzer
09-22-2010, 04:48 PM
Are those still being made at all? I'd love to think so...

Foxy's mom
09-25-2010, 08:40 PM
I need to get out of this forum. :) That is adorable and will look even better being pulled by an E! :)

Dom.five
09-26-2010, 09:13 AM
It's an outstanding little unit! I looked for one several times. All those That I could find were in bad condition. The U-Haul unit was slightly over built ( as are most of the trailers they have ) so it's a good one to find.

Now come to one of our camping meets Pat!

Dom

lifeizgood
09-26-2010, 01:12 PM
I had no idea Uhaul rented campers!

It's awesome!

Ditto! What a great deal. You should break it in next month at Knotts Island with us.

goosler
10-11-2010, 08:14 PM
well.........finally talked to the f-i-l tonight.....& it's ours.........just gotta go & get it......it's in kentucky.....we're super excited!!!:razz::razz:

z(+)diac
10-11-2010, 09:27 PM
I love it, I would definitely paint it the same color as your E :P

Bowzer
10-11-2010, 09:57 PM
Awwesome news.

And on the paint job, you have just gotta put "Escape Pod" or similar where the U-Haul insignia is. :grin:

Justinb845
10-12-2010, 10:34 PM
now you know that you have no excuce NOT to go CAMPING freek

goosler
10-14-2010, 09:14 AM
god i need to buy you a dictionary........:razz:

ElementFanatic
10-14-2010, 02:29 PM
pic asap please!!!

goosler
10-14-2010, 03:19 PM
picking it up the weekend of Nov 5/6/7 :razz: can't wait:grin:

Bowzer
10-14-2010, 04:47 PM
Can I come?

Justinb845
10-14-2010, 08:31 PM
congrats and pictures when you get it home

goosler
10-18-2010, 02:35 PM
t minus 18 days till pick-up..........

I just ordered rotors & pads for the front of the ridgeline, gotta change the oil & filter before the trip too....... sooooo psyched!!:razz:

Bowzer
10-18-2010, 04:31 PM
You siad pickup will be in Kentucky? So long of a trip does this end up being?

Crash80
10-19-2010, 08:15 AM
Those U-haul campers are da' bomb. They made two versions, a 13 footer and a 16 footer, with the 16 foot being pretty difficult to source. They didn't make as many of those. You will want to join this forum, it is very informative. Here is some more info I pulled from the below site:

The U-Haul Camper Trailer was manufactured 1984-1985 by the subsidiary company of U-Haul called Rec-Vee World. It was primarily a "Rental" unit available "FOR RENT" from the U-Haul Company. It was decommissioned in 1992, and the remaining units were sold to the general public.

The Burro Travel Trailer is considered to be the father of the 13' U-Haul Camper Trailer and 16' U-Haul Vacation Trailer. Commonly referred to as the U-Haul CT and U-Haul VT. Burro Travel Trailers were manufactured from 1978-1986. U-Haul supposedly purchased original molds from Burro. U-Haul redesigned the molds. U-Haul also designed the unit to implement existing parts from U-Haul suppliers such as the frame, taillights, marker lights, etc. Burro Travel Trailers manufactured by Burro Trailers L.L.C. from 1998-2001 are not associated in any way to the U-Haul Camper
http://www.uhaulcamper.com/

Enjoy that camper, the price is difinitely right.

goosler
11-10-2010, 10:28 PM
sorry for the delay on updates guys... it was a hell of a trip, made the drive with 2 buddies......3 days, 1700 miles, picked up a roll cage for a rabbit gti, Makers Mark bourbon tour, Wild Turkey Tour, redneck bar/restaurant/kareoke, picked up the camper & headed home.......


unfortunately work is insane, so pics are limited to dark shots till the weekend.

the tow beast...for this trip...
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/CIMG3990.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/CIMG3991.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/CIMG3992.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/CIMG3993.jpg

moar to come soon!! needs a few little things, not much, just personal touches to make it ours & a few things that irk me like mismatched screws or the need for touch ups

Jojo
11-10-2010, 10:47 PM
Looks great, can't wait to see inside!:roll:

lifeizgood
11-10-2010, 10:50 PM
Ditto Jojo's comments.

goosler
11-11-2010, 09:21 AM
this weekend guys.....need sunlight...

the inside is pretty clean,
all new propane lines were run,
stove top is new,
solar panel on roof is new
battery is new
propane tank is new
tires are new
o.g. uhaul hubcaps are still on it
thermostat is new
leveling jacks are new

the only issues it has are the following:
exhaust fan in the oven hood needs the motor replaced (i think.)
propane furnace is missing (no big deal)
gonna replace the carpet
some of the weather stripping is a little dry rotted (vw stuff will work great)
a few rusty screws here & there.......

NOTHING MAJOR! towed it 700 miles with no issues at all....tracks perfectly straight all the way upto 70 (maybe more lolz)

stay tuned!!:razz:

choochmalooch
11-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Bravo on the Maker's Mark and Wild Turkey tours. I could make a month long trek into "Bourbon Country" and never get bored!!!!!! My friends and I were going to do the Kentucky Bourbon Festival back in Sept by motorcycle but I managed to crash my bike the week before we were to leave. It's officially been placed on next year's calendar!

We should hook up and crack a bottle this "Jersey" winter.

:food004:

hiker chick
11-11-2010, 08:56 PM
Love it!


:-)

Justinb845
11-13-2010, 08:29 AM
for some reason I cant see the pictures on here ....oh well

Bowzer
11-13-2010, 05:20 PM
Can't see the pics either...

But sure glad to hear the trip was successful. Look forward to hearing of and seeing the rig hit the road.

goosler
11-15-2010, 03:18 PM
sorry guys.....moved some stuff around in my photobucket..

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/uhaul%20trailer%20stuffs/CIMG3990.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/uhaul%20trailer%20stuffs/CIMG3991.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/uhaul%20trailer%20stuffs/CIMG3992.jpg

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/uhaul%20trailer%20stuffs/CIMG3993.jpg

I gutted the inside over the weekend, threw out all the old crap that was inside....gonna drop in some new flooring, possibly re-upholster all the cushions, depending on cost....I'll try & upload some more pics tonight...Pat

Bowzer
11-15-2010, 04:01 PM
Just awesome...I am completely envious. Thanks for reposting.

Please tell me you're gonna put some kind of graphics referring to the E on there...well, unless just going to pull with the Ridgeline shown.

goosler
11-15-2010, 08:06 PM
I'll be pulling with both...I plan on redoing all of the uhaul graphics in the original colors.....and once & re-seal all of the windows, I plan on filling them with form decals......I belong to quite a few that this camper will make appearances at... then again, since I make decals for a living, I'm not too big on putting them on my own vehicles....I've already come across another eoc member who is also an roc member over on the fiberglassrv page....smalll inter-web world...:razz:

Justinb845
11-19-2010, 09:12 PM
look like it is in great shape
hope to see it in person soon

lance
11-21-2010, 12:35 AM
Just jumped back in to this forum after a long hiatus - that's a cool looking camper for the E! Congrats!!!

goosler
11-29-2010, 12:13 PM
sorry I haven't posted new pics guys.....Been busy with the baby & it's been getting colder, so don't have much time to work on the trailer.....

I have worked on all the artwork to replace the green striping with all of the original artwork....those of you who know me, know that I LOVE original oldskool stuff.......
http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm173/ottogeorge/uhaul%20trailer%20stuffs/DECALS.jpg

Hopefully I get a few warm days where I can wash the trailer & remove/replace the graphics.....