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Old 08-22-2017, 01:56 PM   #1
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Boler Cabinet Support

So my Boler 1300 didn't have the cabinet support. I measured the height of the cabinets from the counter at either end and have a difference of 1/4 inch. I just received the Scamp support I ordered. Do I push the roof up until the height of the cabinet from the counter top at the end where the support goes matches the height at the other end?
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Old 08-22-2017, 03:01 PM   #2
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A 1/4 inch is really not significant, if your Boler had been missing the support there has likely been some amount of sag over time. The roof is also not flat so there wouldn't necessarily be a parallel between the counter and roof.
My 13 had the support and there was a difference one side to the other.

I'd not worry about the 1/4 inch and just gently push up until it fits.
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Old 08-23-2017, 11:31 AM   #3
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There are no holes in the side of the counter showing how high up the support was attached. How do I know I have the roof in the right place? Do I stop pushing when the gap between the counter top and the cabinets are the same distance at both ends of the counter?
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:52 PM   #4
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They don't have to be the same. Your trailer is an "egg" and is not "square." If you have to ease one side in, push up gently with a block of wood in between, go slowly--even nudge it up one millimeter or less a day until the supports fit.


It's somewhat flexible and will move some.


Here's how we supported our roof while working without the upright support walls: We nudged it up a bit a day for several days. We didn't try to go too far with it, though! Notice the big flat piece of plywood against the ceiling...we had the same on the floor. We did very similar things when putting in the galley supports. Whatever length they sent you "IS" the correct length for your model. That's my best guess on that, anyway.

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Kai, I don't have any support screw holes in the side of the counter to see where the support goes and it is a Scamp not a Boler part. I'm trying to figure out how to get the support mounted so everything is true or am I being overly obsessive?
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I re-read your first post, and I think the answer has to be "yes." You probably had it figured out as best as possible already. Push up the side that is too low and install them the same on both sides.


Otherwise, perhaps you could contact Scamp and see what they recommend.


Paul measured our supports from countertop to bottom of galley cabinet: he said they are the same. So you were right in the first place.
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old supports and new--

Our new 5/8" marine plywood galley supports and the old ones, 1/4" paneling, cracked and disintegrating . We tried many things but ended up with these, hand-made by Paul from remnants of our floor and other rebuild. He says they are exactly the same length (height). Notice the metal angle (commercial grade) at the corners of the upper cabinet for greater weight distribution/stability. He screwed down into the wooden supports through the angle before pushing them into place, sitting on top of the counter. Then the small "clips" at the bottom to keep the whole thing from shifting, and to keep the clips off the countertop for easier cleaning. We've since added a shelf at about the place where the plywood is very pale on the left.

Best luck with your supports--it sure makes a difference in stability of roof and the whole trailer...

We love the metal ones. Too bad we were unable to get some that fit, but these are doing the job --and are easy to attach things to.

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Kai, I don't have any support screw holes in the side of the counter to see where the support goes and it is a Scamp not a Boler part. I'm trying to figure out how to get the support mounted so everything is true or am I being overly obsessive?
Alex, nothing in these things are square. Any lift you put back in the roof to get cabinet lined up closer along with the bracing is good. We used to call it a "monkey match" kind of thing .
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Thanks to all of you for your help! After more than 50 years I still haven't learned to stop second-guessing myself! I will stop obsessing now.
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Ours is a 1970/71 we think but it doesn't have a cupboard support either.

But when I look at a lot other boler pictures I noticed that a lot of them have a chrome looking post going up from behind the stove to the cupboard, whats that post for?
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That is used to run the wires for the lights. It is not a support. If you don't have a support for the cabinet, you will need one. As others have pointed out you can use just about anything for the support. If you want one similar to the original, you can order it from Scamp. As far as I can tell the only difference between thhe original and the Scamp support is the Scamp is white and the original appears to be black in the pictures I have seen.
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Mensie--agree, you do need supports. fiberglass eggs "flex" under travel and you don't want them flexing too much --or sagging. They're pretty strong, relatively stable, but they do need their upright supports inside.




Alex: each of these trailer tasks, when new, does seem to both require and cause a lot of 2nd guessing! It's better to ask and think it over than to forge ahead and regret the haste.
I think you're doing very well. Bet it'll look good! (pics?) Oh--and your avatar says you're hunting--is this 1300 your found egg?


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Ooops! Missed changing that. I will get some pics after when I get a chance Labor Day weekend during my first camping run with it.
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