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Old 10-30-2009, 02:31 PM   #15
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The door hinges are different too.

I can't wait to see more

Congrats!
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:40 PM   #16
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The door hinges are different too.
Good obsevation.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:58 PM   #17
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Hi Erin.....CONGRATULATIONS.Thats one great looking Boler and a great find.I know you are going to make lots of happy memories with it.Where are you in Northern Ont.We are in Elliot Lake.Sure would love to see your baby....Pat.

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Old 10-30-2009, 08:46 PM   #18
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Wow what a good find! Congrats!
We have a 13' '83 that we recently installed a 7' trimline awning on, it works great and fits just right. Here is a link to their site:
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/item/...e-awning/20025d

best of luck to you!
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:35 PM   #19
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Congratulations and welcome from another flat roofed boler owner. There are a few of us on here now. I too had brought mine home before realizing it was one of the early ones.

Can you check your registration for the trailer's model year and VIN number? Supposedly the early bolers were numbered sequentially, presumably from #1, so your VIN should be the number of your trailer. Others have found the serial number stamped in the frame on the tongue close to the body or propane tank tray, but I haven't been able to find mine yet.

It's often stated that the first 100 produced had the flat roofs and the first 40 were sold without ensolite insulation and later recalled to have it added. However, there's another member here with a higher serial number flat roof (around #159 or so) and mine as well as a couple others I've seen with numbers higher than 40 never had the insulation installed. I'm pretty sure these numbers are inaccurate and I doubt many of the original owners would have actually sent their trailers back if they actually were recalled. We'll have to do a bit more investigation to figure it out.

And since we all love looking at photos and noting the smallest of details, I'll throw in my thoughts and observations too...

- I think it's been painted as it looks like the taillight base and maybe some rivets have been painted the same colour. For some reason I think the first ones were all white as well. The inside of mine was painted flat white at the factory. You should be able to tell by searching around inside the cabinets with a flashlight.

- yours doesn't have the ensolite insulation inside either.

- I would say the taillights and door handle are not original.

- the bumper brackets are interesting. The earlier ones never had any sort of bumper installed and I think they added them after changing to the curved roof, but I'm not sure. Possibly yours were added after the original owner got tired of breaking the taillights...

- cushion covers would be newer replacements, different fabric than on others and no piping.

- and of course the wheels are newer too.

Overall yours looks in great condition, I'm quite envious and from the sign in the window it looks like you got it for a great price.

Kevin

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Old 10-31-2009, 01:31 AM   #20
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Small world, I'm in the Soo Pat...thank you for the kind words. How's your weather looking outside? I'm a little worried my baby might get picked up and taken away by all this wind!! Yuck.

April - thanks for the awning tip!!! I'm sure that'll be one of my first major projects/purchases.

Whoo Hoo wealth of information Kevin!! Thanks I had read some of that too and was starting to think that maybe the sellers were wrong when they said it was a 1969 and assumed maybe it was '68. First thing in the morning I'll be checking that tongue for a number.

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Old 10-31-2009, 02:14 PM   #21
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Are those the male part of snaps running down the outside at the back on the same side as the door? If so, and if there is a similar row ahead of the door, then your trailer probably had an "Add-a-Room" at one point in time (screened porch/awning thingie that snapped to the outside of the trailer).
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Old 10-31-2009, 05:18 PM   #22
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Nice catch Raya - I think you must be right! Awe. now I wish I had that add-a-room LOL

I haven't checked the tongue yet, but according to my ownership papers, the VIN number is 068....

Kevin - whatcha think about that? Seriously that might be one of the first 68???? The ownership says it's a '69 though...flat tops in '69??? What are your thoughts?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN ALL! I'm spending the evening with my best chick friend watching scary movies outside in my new toy LOL - should be creepy!!!!
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:35 PM   #23
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Raya, good eye for the add a room. I just checked a photo of another flat roof boler which was being sold by a member here last year and it has similar snaps, or what looks like a type of twist-lock connector, in pretty much the same location. I wonder whether these were factory installed or dealer options?

Erin, that's great, my registration lists mine as a '69 as well with my vin number being #099, so now we have two similarly registered Ontario bolers.

We'll figure out the numbers a bit better later, but I would definitely say that at this point you're official new owner of the 68th boler!

There's an article and interview on the bolerama website where it states that only 40 were built in the first year and the first 100 had flat roofs, so that means #041 - 100 would have been manufactured in 1969.

I don't believe the numbers in that interview are completely accurate, but I think it's safe to say that our bolers were probably made in '69. Another member had also mentioned that it's possible a trailer might have been manufactured in one year, say '68, but sold as a '69 model year.

Hope the movie wasn't too scary and it wasn't too cold!

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Old 11-01-2009, 05:07 PM   #24
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Awesome!!
Kevin - I didn't even notice you were from Ontario

That's super cool. I'm loving my new past time/interest and I haven't even taken her out yet!! Slept in her for the first time last night though (cozy!) and creepy with the scary movies and all LOL (fridge works well, beer stays cold)

68th eh? Wow I knew I bought gem but I didn't realize how special she really was. I wonder how many of the first 100 are still around (crazy that 2 are within 700km of each other!)

p.s. it was super cold - spaceheaters are a beautiful thing
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