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Old 09-10-2010, 04:32 PM   #29
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They actually did have "Goo Gone" on their list of failed cleaners.

One note I wanted to mention is that denatured alcohol is not quite the same as the "drug store" alcohol you have in your "fail" line-up. I believe denatured alcohol is the equivalent of "meths"/methylated spirit.

The Canola oil gave me a giggle

(And I know you are no longer interested in getting the stain off, but I'm just adding this for future desperate adhesive searchers.)

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Old 01-22-2011, 11:00 AM   #30
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Well it has been awhile since any work has been done to our little Boler, but we have scheduled a summer vacation in Custer State Park in July, soooo... Time to get to work. We ordered a new axle from Paul Neumeister. He has been fantastic to work with. The shipping from Canada is a little steep, but not terrible. We also ordered a door hinge fix kit (probably won't fix the door completely, but a good place to start).

I ordered some leveling jacks, which I plan to weld to the back bumper prior to repainting the frame. They seem real simple Stabilizer Jack - 1,000 lbs Domar Trailer Jack TJ01RT

I also ordered some other things, most notably a 22 foot 7 pin molded trailer harness. It was not cheap as 7 pin connectors go, but I figured it would be easier and more reliable if I cold simply run the wires straight to the light, brakes, etc... I think it should work okay.

I don't know if Jessica mentioned it, but we got a tow vehicle, a 2005 VW Touareg V8 which has a 7700 lbs towing rating. I think it will pull the Boler just fine. I made a critical error by buying one with out a trailer hitch installed, so I had to install it in the driveway. Not a big deal, but had to remove the tail lights and rear bumper to get it on. Well, as soon as some of this snow melts, we should have more updates. We are super excited to get out on the road this summer!
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Old 01-22-2011, 11:25 AM   #31
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Hi Sam and Jess!

Glad to hear from you, as I feel like we are "neighbors"! Maybe we'll bump into each other sometime--there are some nice places around there to camp. Enjoyed Melvern Lake (40 mins. from Topeka) last year with Richard and Reitha Clark (also great KC campers!)

You are doing a great job---

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:56 AM   #32
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I ordered some leveling jacks, which I plan to weld to the back bumper prior to repainting the frame. They seem real simple Stabilizer Jack - 1,000 lbs Domar Trailer Jack TJ01RT
Scamp just bolts the stab jacks on the rear bumper. Might be something to consider as it seems these types of jacks are the ones most commonly bent out of shape and needing replacement.
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Old 02-05-2011, 06:11 PM   #33
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Vickie: Thanks for the encouragement. We need it. Thanks for the tip on Melvern Lake. I will check it out.

Donna: I am debating on bolts or welding. I guess it depends on if I mount them on the rear bumper area or under the "body". I haven't decided yet.

Well the UPS guy is gonna be angry with us. (Not much different from his normal attitude, apparently no one told him he would be carrying boxes all day when he applied for his job.) Oh well. We just ordered a ton of stuff, from air conditioners to fabric for seats, vents, electrical parts, axle, tires.... the list goes on and on. Now we just need some nice weather to get to work.
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:51 PM   #34
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So several delivery persons have made some drops at our house. Here are some of the things I am excited about.


I found this little gem on line. It is a cd/dvd/ipod/amfm reciever with multiple speaker outs (so the kids can watch movies inside while mommy and papa enjoy some music out side). I think the only thing it won't do is serve as an antenna for television. Pretty pumped about this one until I turned it over....


Sheesh. Fortunately, most everything is labeled for what it does. When you tackle it one wire at a time, it looks pretty manageable.


We went with the Norcold two way fridge. Jess wavered for about a week, so I finally pulled the trigger when she was at work one day.


POR 15 for all the under body frame work.


Here is the tongue storage box. You can see why I picked up the POR15 in this picture. The box is big enough to hold the battery and a propane tank (if we ever decide to install gas). The box is aluminum and only weighs about 25lbs.

More to come later....
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LOVE seeing what you're up to!
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:00 PM   #36
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Black diamond plate

I've seen that black diamond plate around in a couple of places. I like it. I was wondering what I could use it for !!
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Old 02-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #37
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item with the labeled plugs? Really like the front box, looks like you went all out. Should have a real gem when done
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:12 AM   #38
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item with the labeled plugs? Really like the front box, looks like you went all out. Should have a real gem when done
The item with all the plugs is simply the back of the DVD player. All we have right now is a vision, I am hopeful we can execute.

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<--- Jess is going to hate that.
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I've seen that black diamond plate around in a couple of places. I like it. I was wondering what I could use it for !!
Diamond plate is available in just about any color. Cool!!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 10:46 AM   #40
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More plans...

Here are some more of our future plans, still in boxes.


Max Fan, with remote!


Battery powered reading lights.


Believe it or not, these are two California king 4 inch thick memory foam mattress toppers. These will be the replacement material for our cushions. (Any thing left over will be made into dog beds for our mutts.)


Flor tiles, basically carpet squares. Ask Jess about her design, she is the artist.


Television and articulating wall mount. The TV was a little larger than what I wanted, but it was on sale and it only weighs about 10lbs. I am planning on mounting it at the top of the full length cabinet. The TV is the exact width of the cabinet and with the articulating mount, we can angle it towards the kids, us or we can leave it flat so we can all enjoy it. (Mind you our intentions are not to go camping so we can watch television, but on longer trips it will be a nice feature.)


These are our speakers. The ones on the top are the indoor speakers. The Sony's on the bottom are waterproof so I will be mounting them somewhere on the outside of the trailer so we can listen to music (quietly) while enjoying the outdoors and cooking and what not. (I am a little nervous about these holding up against the elements, but they are made to go on boats, so... we will see.)


Annnnd her is our fabric for the cushions. Jess ordered this bolt, has about 13 yards. I think she got it for $10. She is pretty proud of that. I am interested to see how they turn out. From a distance it looks purple. Our daughter will love it.

That is all for now. We are still waiting on warmer weather. I got a note from Paul Neumeister the other day and he said our axle is still being built. I had our new tires mounted on our wheels yesterday. They are much bigger than I was expecting. I am not sure if they will fit, and won't be able to find out until I get the new axle mounted. *fingers crossed*

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Old 02-13-2011, 03:06 PM   #42
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Uh oh, another complete makeover to look forward to....
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