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Old 06-11-2008, 07:02 AM   #15
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What a great little trailer. Those door hinges sure are different. I wonder how long before they switched to the moulded style? Thanks for the pictures. I'll look forward to seeing it at Emily.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:02 AM   #16
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What a great little trailer. Those door hinges sure are different. I wonder how long before they switched to the moulded style? Thanks for the pictures. I'll look forward to seeing it at Emily.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:15 PM   #17
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my 1970 has the "chunkier" door handles commonly found on the newer ones.
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:11 AM   #18
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sidney lewis has just posted "Boler flat top, share info" in Care and Feeding of fiberglass trailers. I just replied with some info. I've found. Many thanks to the FGRV users who have replied so far. Hopefully we'll be able to compile more details about the early history of our Bolers.

As far a my Boler goes, I've finally figured out my tail light wiring problem, turns out a little tab in the socket had broken, allowing the two contacts to rotate - a quick fix with a $4. Canadian Tire part once I tracked down the problem. We will take our first trip this weekend. I have more photos, but we're having internet problems so it may be a while before I post them.

I've been spending many hours reading FGRV posts and really appreciate everyones responses.

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Old 08-07-2009, 12:08 PM   #19
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From the pictures it looks like your #099 boler is pretty much the same as my #161 flat roofed boler that I recently purchased. (It had been sitting in a driveway for the last couple of years and I finally just went to the door and asked if it was for sale.) We have the same green enamel sink and green 2-burner stove, but also an ice box that has a matching green front door. The only differences that I can see from your pictures is that our spring loaded roof vent is above the sink instead of the stove.

Our door was really sagged and warped at the bottom. From the wealth of information on the forum we drilled a tiny hole in the bottom and found that it too was filled with water. A few weeks later I removed the door and decided to cut a 1' square window through the inside shell at the bottom to see what was going on. I found that between the two door shells were a bunch of 4" x 4" x 1" thick peices of wood chips. They were soaking wet and had all dropped to the bottom of the door.... obviously causing the warping at the bottom. Plus the weight of the wet wood probably caused much of the door sagging on the hinges. Needless to say I removed the window and resealed it. Removed all the wet wood chips and re-fiberglassed the bottom using a few outside supports to hold the door in its proper curve until the fiberglass dryed. The bottom door curve is now back to normal but I still have work to do on the hinges to fix the sag.

So far besides the door we've redone the inside seams and painted the walls. Had new cushions made. Plus sanded and painted the cubbord doors and redone the front and back windows. This weekend we're hoping to subfloor and lay some new lino. (our boler was used as an ice fishing shack and has hinged holes cut in the floor) And we need to reseal the side windows and remove silicone from the roof vent and seal it properly.

Here are some before reno pics from the day the boler came home. (if I can get the attatchments to work)
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:25 AM   #20
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Hi Brent, it's great to see another flat roof. Have you found your serial number on the actual frame? I haven't been able to find mine yet, might be under the paint.

The differences are interesting. I notice yours has the newer style door hinges as well. Can you tell if they were replaced at some point or do they look like the original installation. Your bunk bed posts are a little taller than mine as well.

The most interesting thing though is everybody has always said that only the first 100 bolers were made with flat roofs, with yours being #161 with a flat roof we'll need to re-write the history books so to speak.

Can you post some photos of your reno's when you get a chance.

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Old 08-19-2009, 11:41 AM   #21
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Hi,

Doing the door adjustments we noticed the old holes from the original hinges....so yes, someone has replaced them at sometime. It has taken some time to get the door fitting really good..... I adjusted the hinges a few times and re-fiberglassed a proper curve in the bottom. There was a door stopper in the middle of the door (outside) that I removed since it had wore a hole in the door that I had to fix. I think the original heater was replaced because the one in it now is electric. It is still at the bottom of the closet, and it fits like it could be original.... but I assumed that at one time it would have been propane (?) . I am trying to keep everything original.... the water tank is good and the pump lever on the sink works just fine. We were happy to see the electric furnace works and assume (haven't actually tried) the 2 burner stove is fine. It looks like it was hardly ever used.

I did find the original serial number on the frame.... it was on the top of the frame(door side), close to where the propane tank shelf is mounted.

I will get more pictures posted soon....
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:36 AM   #22
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Hello all you lucky Boler owners. I am in Texas and have bought what I believe is one of the early Bolers, but I am not entirely sure. It does not have a window above the stove, the vent fan is in the ceiling above the sink area, it does not have recessed lights in the back, but it does have those funny looking hinges on the door (I am having a devil of a time trying to get the door to hang straight for some reason). There are two doors under the sink (all doors have been replaced with ones made of pressed wood but the hinges and latches are the originals) this unit also has a drawer above where the ice box once was (new fridge in it now), green stove, white molded fiberglass sink. I have also noticed something I don't see on pictures of any other early models (will post pictures later) there are these solid aluminum pieces on the side jalousie windows. This unit also has low wheel cut outs. I am not sure that this is truly a Boler, it could be an old Scamp, but there is no title and so far I haven't been able to find the VIN# so I am going to have to try to find that tonight after work. Now that I have found this site, I am so pumped about the little trailer I can hardly contain myself. More Later.
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Yeah, Congrats! Please do post pic's on here as well as start your own thread so it doesn't get lost in the older post. Enjoy!
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Cool! I bought a flat top a couple months ago, I think it's #83, I'm going to try to find the number on the trailer. Great photo's I have the same hinges and were wondering if they were original. What does your door look like on the inside? Mine looks alot different then any other I've seen. Basically painted raw fiberglass. What kind of lock or door handles? I also have a 72 Boler in my yard that belongs to my Grandparents, and it's quite different. Mine also doesn't have insulation, and I don't think ever did. Same cushions. These are going to be replaced as they arn't in as good of shape as yours. And the musty smell bothers me! I've done a few reno's, My table was painted and the paint came off great, looks new. The cabinet doors were also painted and the paint isn't coming off well, so I'm making new ones. Are you going to insulate? I spent many nights trying to decide what to do. I'm not very handy so I decided to just re paint for this year. Since there wasn't any insulation to begin with adding insulation would mean having to take out the cabinets as there is no space, and the closet doesn't look like it will come out like other models. Besides it was okay for 40 years with out it! My "kitchen" cabinet has been modified, unfortunatly. At this time I'm not putting in a sink or stove. 2 reasons, #1 I don't want to cook in the trailer and 2# I don't have a sink or stove to put in, maybe if I come across one! Look forward to seeing what you do.
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Old 08-19-2017, 10:35 PM   #25
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This is such a source of information!

I'm still trying to figure out what year our Boler is, the serial number was removed, because one of the previous owners changed the hitch.

What I can tell though :

No support between upper and lower kitchen cabinets
No recessed tail lights
double cabinet doors underneat the sink
drawer above the fridge/icebox
the sink is green, but the stove is a soft corn yellow

It looks like the stove is original, unless one of the previous owners put in a newer stove at one point.

Does anybody know if yellow stoves were used at all?
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This is such a source of information!

I'm still trying to figure out what year our Boler is, the serial number was removed, because one of the previous owners changed the hitch.

What I can tell though :

No support between upper and lower kitchen cabinets
No recessed tail lights
double cabinet doors underneat the sink
drawer above the fridge/icebox
the sink is green, but the stove is a soft corn yellow

It looks like the stove is original, unless one of the previous owners put in a newer stove at one point.

Does anybody know if yellow stoves were used at all?
Posting a few ext/int pics would sure help out for an ID .
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Old 08-20-2017, 09:25 AM   #27
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Just picked this thing up last Friday from the pasture, scrubbed all the moss/lynching's off the top and gutted it yesterday.As mentioned in the previous post there is no vin number as the former owner cut the hitch off and replaced it with a new one.

To me the bumper looks original, no recessed lights, no marker lights.


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