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Old 07-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #15
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Definitely the one on the left. The paperwork says 1975... ? I think either way I will lay a subfloor. How thick? 3/8 good one side plywood?
Great. Make sure you inspect it real well. I've seen many people needing to replace parts of the floor because of rotten wood and having to add FG in places to make sure the floor is good and solid where it attaches the the rest of the body.

If there is a good bit of wood in the floor, you should be fine with 1/2" ply, 3/8" may be just a tad thin. But again, see what is there now. Ours has only FG for the floor so we had more members put into the frame for one and I'm using 3/4" ply for the floor.

Depending on how tall you are, and if you want to be able to fully stand in part of your Boler, you will want to consider the thickness of the ply along with your final floor choice.

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Old 07-12-2013, 04:53 PM   #16
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The floor under the vinyl tiles is fiberglass, with wood slats under that, covered again by more FG. It is all in excellent shape. Currently trying to peel up these hideous 4x4 vinyl tiles, then will measure and cut a sub-floor out of ply. I'm not too worried about the height, im 5'8... and thinking about the 3' vinyl strips that look like wood for my final flooring... The electrical needs work, and the interior needs to be replaced, still things I need to deal with. The cabinet above the sink is gone, will talk to my friend who owns a body shop about maybe casting a new one out of FG.... Thanks for all the advice!
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The floor under the vinyl tiles is fiberglass, with wood slats under that, covered again by more FG. It is all in excellent shape. Currently trying to peel up these hideous 4x4 vinyl tiles, then will measure and cut a sub-floor out of ply. I'm not too worried about the height, im 5'8... and thinking about the 3' vinyl strips that look like wood for my final flooring... The electrical needs work, and the interior needs to be replaced, still things I need to deal with. The cabinet above the sink is gone, will talk to my friend who owns a body shop about maybe casting a new one out of FG.... Thanks for all the advice!
Great, sounds like you're on a roll. Best of luck on the project!
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:05 AM   #18
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What are these for? They are moulded right into the FG, there's one in the front and one in the back. Are they for a shelf?
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:19 AM   #19
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The one in the front is for the gaucho. Which means the backrest flips up to make a bunkbed (with limited weight limits!) I haven't a clue what the rear one is for...
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:27 AM   #20
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I have a front dinette though, no couch nor bunkbeds....
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:43 AM   #21
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Boler didn't build (originally) a front dinette, you've got an owner mod. That ledge is for the front gaucho.
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Boler didn't build (originally) a front dinette, you've got an owner mod. That ledge is for the front gaucho.
Interesting.... the floor is one moulded FG piece and it is molded to a dinette...? I'll take a pic tomorrow, looks factory to me..
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What are these for? They are moulded right into the FG, there's one in the front and one in the back. Are they for a shelf?

the one the back was for a table. i had it in my 1970 boler. the table would clip into a bar.
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Interesting.... the floor is one moulded FG piece and it is molded to a dinette...? I'll take a pic tomorrow, looks factory to me..
There's all types of docs in the Document Center for Bolers. You indicated you've got a 1975. It's not the best, but maybe it will help with the information you seek: Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Boler
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:07 PM   #25
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There is a # on the trailer frame, its 9 digits I belive... Does that sound like a vin?
The current standard VIN is 17 characters long... but was not introduced until after Bolers were built. A 9-digit number (or number-letter combination string) sounds like a serial number. A VIN includes the year; a serial number can be anything the manufacturer wants. Unlike David Tilston's methodical research of original Trillium serial numbers, I am not aware of a good reference for Boler serial numbers.

Typically, as I recall from previous discussions, at least some of the Boler factories did not stamp the serial number on the frame. Mine does not have the number there.
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Interesting.... the floor is one moulded FG piece and it is molded to a dinette...? I'll take a pic tomorrow, looks factory to me..
In at least some years, the front area of a 13' Boler had separate left and right seating sections; in some, the low floor level of the middle of the trailer continued into that gap. Although this is natural for a two-person dinette, it was typically a bench/bed, with the gap between the sides bridged by something (I assume plywood). The gap allows a portable toilet to be stored in the middle.

Of course, it's your trailer now... use it the way that suits you!
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Old 07-13-2013, 10:48 PM   #27
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Thanks brian. What do I do with those wood things that stick out under the front and back windows? Suggestions? Vuild a shelf? I don't want to put a shelf above my bed as I risk whacking my head off of it inevitably. As well, what do people do for curtain rods? Glue the end pieces to the wall?
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Curtain rods typically can be regular "cafe curtain rods" that can be purchased anywhere there are curtain supplies. Fabric stores such as Joanne's carry them. In the Scamp the curtain rod supports are riveted into the body of the trailer. Be careful as to the placement because they need to clear the window yet support the adjustable rod so the curtain hangs properly. Since you are starting from scratch you might want to consider a double hung curtain rod system. Something like this: Linden Street. I suggest you consult with someone who sews (or the person who will do your interior sewing projects) for their advice. You don't want to get this decision wrong as it is difficult to change. Note: You might want to look up "curtains" in the FGRV Search tab above. Fiberglass RV - Search Results

Not everyone prefers curtains. Other window options include blinds, shades, Roman shades, etc.
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