Boler 13 Floor ideas - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-09-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
Junior Member
Name: Tom
Trailer: Boler
Posts: 19
Boler 13 Floor ideas

What did you do to the floor your trailer ? Padding , carpet or paint . Any ideas ?

Thintizzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 04:06 PM   #2
Senior Member
Greg H's Avatar
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Posts: 1,557
Floating laminate.

Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 04:15 PM   #3
Senior Member
Donna D.'s Avatar
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Posts: 23,905
I think the question is less about what others have done and more about you and your camping style and flooring needs. Is carpet going to be a problem because of kids/dogs, wet environment? Is vinyl a better choice because it's easier to clean for you? Is the floor in good enough shape that laminate may work? If you're looking for something in between all that, epoxy paint and runners would work well.

BTW: I camp alone with no pets and I can't wait to pull up the carpet and it WON'T be replaced with more carpet... YMMV
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #4
Senior Member
Rene's Avatar
Name: Rene
Trailer: 1978 Boler 1700
British Columbia
Posts: 227
The PO of my Boler installed floating laminate flooring right over the carpet. Even though the floor surface is hard there is still lots of give. I like the ease of cleaning and the looks of laminate. Since trailer floors are so small, price really is not much of a barrier. If I re-did my floor I might choose hardwood or bamboo flooring. Cork flooring would be nice and cushy and warm to the touch. Laminate tile would really dress up a floor. It would be hard to go wrong with Linoleum because it resists water damage so well. Your choice we can't make it for you!
Rene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #5
Junior Member
Name: Jimnval
Trailer: 76 Trillium
Posts: 9
My wife and I are thinking about installing laminate floor in our 13ft trillium,we have some left over bamboo from a reno job in the house but i'm concerned about the weight
Tipsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2012, 11:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
Greg H's Avatar
Name: Greg
Trailer: 72 Boler American
Posts: 1,557
Tipsy, the floor area is so small that you shouldn't worry about the weight. I also had leftover flooring from my house in Texas so it was a bonus to just use it in the egg.
Greg H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 06:49 AM   #7
Senior Member
james kent's Avatar
Name: james
Trailer: Boler 1984
Posts: 2,908
The floor on our Boler is fiberglass and we have covered it with rubber backed carpeting cut from a piece purchased at a mill end store[8x10, $40]. The pieces of metal trim at the door and at the step under the table area hold it well in place and by removing four screw in each we can easily remove the carpeting for cleaning or replacement. The leftover pieces we used to line the floor in the seat areas. We feel that it adds some protection from road bumps and possibly a bit of insulation too. Feels good on the bare feet on a frosty morning and my home shop vac removes any sand after a weekend of camping at the beach.
james kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2012, 11:48 AM   #8
Senior Member
Lizbeth's Avatar
Name: Liz
Trailer: 1979 13 ft Boler, 1987 & 1988 Bigfoot 5th Wheel
Posts: 2,027
I have bamboo flooring in mine, I think it looks really nice. . If I had to do it over I would use something lighter weight possibly the Allure vinyl. Or I might just leave it. Mine has the pebble finish fiberglass.
1979 Boler B1300 | 1987 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | 1988 Bigfoot 5th Wheel | We officially have a collection!
Lizbeth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
Senior Member
841K9's Avatar
Name: Logan
Trailer: 1976 Scamp 13'
Posts: 230
I'm a big fan of padded vinyl flooring in an RV. Its water proof (provided you seal the edges), flexes with the trailer frame and has a little cushion when you step on it. The stuff is almost impossible to tear, won't wrinkle and cuts like butter.
841K9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2012, 10:15 PM   #10
Senior Member
Roger C H's Avatar
Name: Roger
Trailer: 2009 Trillium 1300 "Homelet"/2014 Subaru Outback "Rosie"
Posts: 2,155
Smile Homelet's floor

We noticed that the gel coat under the carpeting was getting scratched from sand, etc. so we installed stick-on type floor tiles. It was easy to do and since you are only dealing with one square foot at a time, trimming, if required, was simple.

A charter member of the Buffalo Plaid Brigade!

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
Roger C H 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
73 Boler floor psyber_guy Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 02-21-2011 09:41 PM
Boler floor astroboy Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 16 11-14-2010 06:35 PM
Boler floor jj giger Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 06-21-2007 08:57 PM
'74 Boler floor help? julian Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 09-20-2006 01:20 PM
Boler Repair Ideas/Other units also Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 08-19-2003 08:15 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 01:51 PM.

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