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Old 08-19-2014, 07:23 AM   #1
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Why is everything on left side?

Since I've ran into a cash snag with redoing my Boler, I've moved on to just thinking about the Boler.

One question I was wondering about is why is everything located on the left hand side? Shouldn't this throw the weight distribution off? Is it assumed that we offset that by filling up the closet with stuff? Or maybe it's the door that offsets it?


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Old 08-19-2014, 08:00 AM   #2
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One question I was wondering about is why is everything located on the left hand side? Shouldn't this throw the weight distribution off?
"Everything" is streetside by design.
It maximizes floor space, while keeping the door on the traditional North American curbside..This facilitates connecting to standard locations of water and electricity on the campsite.
It provided adequate depths for fridges and furnaces and a deeper kitchen counter.
The frame is actually offset. Yet most people load the floor when travelling so the load is more likely to be balanced.
Some bolers originally had the water tank curbside rather than between the frames.

I'm sure others can come up with more reasons.
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So it's actually balanced before people even put stuff in it? I didn't realize the frame was offset.


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Old 08-19-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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So it's actually balanced before people even put stuff in it? I didn't realize the frame was offset.


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That frame offset has come as a surprise to many replacing the axle for the first time as I recall reading in past posts.
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So it's actually balanced before people even put stuff in it?
Not quite the case, it is actually the opposite. The frame is off center on 13' "boler family" trailers by about 1" to the curbside. Leaving the possibility for more weight to be carried by the streetside wheel.

By 13' boler family, I mean any trailer that has used the molds or copied the design.
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My old Burro's axle sagged more on the heavy side than on the street side.

If it were a concern, one could always buy a rear-entry trailer. That way the cabinetry and stuff line both sides of the aisle.
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If it were a concern, one could always buy a rear-entry trailer. That way the cabinetry and stuff line both sides of the aisle.


Almost, but not quite. Leaves enough depth for the refer and stove.
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Why is everything on left side?

Since Texas is a red state I'm guessing it's not political Raz
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