1981 Boler - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-25-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
Junior Member
Trailer: No Trailer Yet
Posts: 1
How much would a 1981 Boler weigh?

Carrie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
Alf S.'s Avatar
Name: Alfred
Trailer: 2014 Escape 5.0TA / 2010 Nissan Frontier
Posts: 3,653
Send a message via Yahoo to Alf S.
Hi: Carrie...Thats a loaded question. As 13' Bolers became more modern ('68 to '87) they also put on a few pounds. More options ment more weight!!! Dry weight would probably be 1250lbs. Loaded and ready to tow 1600-1800lbs. The suspension capacity of our former '77 Boler was 1750lbs. These weights should be listed on the inside of a cupboard door or on a plate fixed to the trailer somewhere.
Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie

Alf S. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
Senior Member
Roy in TO's Avatar
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Posts: 4,852
How much would a 1981 Boler weigh?
What size boler?
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 06:10 PM   #4
Senior Member
james kent's Avatar
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Posts: 2,908
You have just reminded me that I still have not taken the trailer to a scale and actually had it weighed. This way I can lie to myself as to its weight.
The weight of YOUR Boler will depend on how much STUFF you load it with. Our '84 is listed, on the sticker, as being 970 lbs. The actual towing weight is probably somewhere between 1200-1700 lbs after you count all the extras. AND a lot more if the water tank were full. Do you carry all of your outdoor gear in the trailer or in the tow vehicle? Do you have a stove, furnace, three way fridge, microwave, television, battery, solar pannels etc. These all add up to a lot of weight. How much food, blankets and clothing do you take along? Do you fill the cutlery drawer with a lot of stainless or do you take the minimum in plastic utensils? Just about everything except the shell is extra weight that the Mfg didn't take into consideration.
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 08:27 PM   #5
Senior Member
Name: Rick
Trailer: 1999 Bigfoot 21RB 2500
British Columbia
Posts: 128
How much would a 1981 Boler weigh?
Hi Carrie I just sold my Boler which we had in our family for 20 years and she was a 13 ft she weighed in at 900lbs dry do you have the sticker on the closet door that is where all the specs are but if is gone you out of luck, anyway if it is a 13 ft that is it the weight. I now own a Bigfoot and add another 900lbs , hope this helps you out .. Rick..
Rick M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2009, 10:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
Raya's Avatar
Name: Rachel
Trailer: 1974 Boler 13 ft (Neonex/Winnipeg)
Posts: 3,014

When you say "weighed in," was that by actual weighing on a scale? Or do you mean that's what was published on the sticker by the mfgr? Apparently there is often a difference, with the actual trailer weighing more.

Raya is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2009, 02:45 AM   #7
Senior Member
Pete Dumbleton's Avatar
Trailer: Scamp
Posts: 3,072
Send a message via Yahoo to Pete Dumbleton
Back in the '70-80s, there was apparently something magic about 1,000 lbs, so a lot of the small eggs have dry weights just under that, most of which turn out to be somewhat fictional, esp if the egg had options like batteries, fridges, spare tires, etc., so all the dry weight stickers and labels have to be viewed with a healthy dose of skepticism.

Actually, a more useful number is the GVWR from the trailer label, because this is the maximum the axle(s) should carry -- Multiply this by 110%, to account for tongue weight and that's a more real-world weight to deal with for early planning purposes.

But once one actually has the egg, one should pack it all up with personal effects, liquids, food, tools, etc. and take it to a scale and weigh it -- This is the only weight we really care about because this is what's going to need to be pulled, steered and stopped -- All the rest is theory and guesswork! Then one can go about setting up proper tongue weights, side-to-side weight distribution, etc.

Same for the tow vehicle, BTW. Once one adds in the driver, passengers, luggage, tools, receiver hitch, etc., it should also be weighed.

Pete Dumbleton is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1981 13' Scamp Michael Siemens Classified Archives 13 02-18-2010 12:10 PM
13' 1981 Scamp Dana T Classified Archives 1 12-02-2009 10:34 PM
1981 16' Boler Rick kl Classified Archives 8 05-02-2009 12:15 PM
Rare 1981 15 foot Boler james kent General Chat 9 03-14-2009 06:46 PM
1981 13' Boler For Sale Dave Harvey Classified Archives 4 07-30-2008 06:09 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.