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Old 08-27-2011, 10:12 AM   #15
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Yeah, our UHaul gets a lot of folks asking "is that a Scamp?"

But my favorite was the guy at the gas station who said "hey, nice Porta-Potty!"



You win, Jack. Nobody's gonna top that one!

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Old 08-27-2011, 04:03 PM   #16
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Everybody that sees mine for the first time thinks it's a doghouse.
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Old 08-28-2011, 01:52 AM   #17
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The most distinguishing feature of a Boler is the inevitable body sag, a problem solved by other manufacturers including Trillium by the use of molded interior fixtures.

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Hi: Francesca Knowles... My most distinguishing feature is the inevitable "Body Sag". No one thinks I'm a Boler... or a Scamp for that matter!!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:21 AM   #18
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Hi, Alf

I think you're a bit of a "scamp"- maybe even a scallywag!
Not that I know what a "scallywag" is- I just like the sound of the word.

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Old 08-28-2011, 09:51 AM   #19
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The most distinguishing feature of a Boler is the inevitable body sag, a problem solved by other manufacturers including Trillium by the use of molded interior fixtures.

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Just wondering what you mean by this? Does the trillium have enough molded interior fixtures that the ones in my Boler don't count?
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:27 AM   #20
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Just wondering what you mean by this? Does the trillium have enough molded interior fixtures that the ones in my Boler don't count?
I think what they're saying is that the parts are molded to the interior, if your Boler is built like my Boler American the interior parts are fastened to the body with rivets and acorn nuts, not molded to the body.
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Internal Suppoarts

I built a 23x7 foot trailer out of 2" thick construction styrofoam foam, floor, walls and roof. The roof's foam members were curved. This winter we left the partially completed trailer in our yard. We did have the frames of the internal cabinetry up, mainly constructed of 1x3s. Virtually none of the frames had their facings on them.

We had a massive amount of snow this winter. We finally called home to see how it was the trailer was holding up. Our neighbor sent us a picture with four feet of compacted snow on the roof.

Other than a single spot where we had left out a frame, no failures. In a trailer the internal structure provides a lot of the strength whether it's molded in or simply attached to the walls.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:54 PM   #22
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I think what they're saying is that the parts are molded to the interior, if your Boler is built like my Boler American the interior parts are fastened to the body with rivets and acorn nuts, not molded to the body.
Hi, Greg-

Exactly!
I guess I could have stated that more clearly.

Some adhesives were also used by Trillium, in places.
My boatbuilding friends tell me that molding/glueing makes a more continuous bond, yielding better rigidity than simply using fasteners.

Francesca

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Indiana's terrain looks surprisingly similar to that of your former State of Texas!
At least according to your Avatar...

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Old 08-28-2011, 01:56 PM   #23
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Hi, Greg-

Exactly!
I guess I could have stated that more clearly.

Some adhesives were also used by Trillium, in places.
My boatbuilding friends tell me that molding/glueing makes a more continuous bond, yielding better rigidity than simply using fasteners.

Francesca

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Indiana's terrain looks surprisingly similar to that of your former State of Texas!
At least according to your Avatar...

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You noticed that, I want to change the picture but the egg is spotted with Grey primer and it may not look very good in it's present condition.
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:44 PM   #24
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You noticed that, I want to change the picture but the egg is spotted with Grey primer and it may not look very good in it's present condition.

That's funny-

It looks pretty good in this pic I took this morning out in the soybean field across the road from your place...
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Nice shade trees, by the way! Bet you don't see many of those back in Terlingua...

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Wow that's awesome, and that is real close to my view.
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My strategy is to make it clear what I'm towing! I was amazed that this plate was available, but I jumped at it and it's permanently mine until or unless the trailer and I part company!

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