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Old 10-27-2015, 01:39 PM   #29
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Hi Ian. Wondering where one can get those hinges?
I am the supplier of the Stainless Steel Hinge Repair Kits, click on the bold words and you will be taken to my shopping page.
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:48 PM   #30
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Hi Ian. Wondering where one can get ... new door handle?
Are you looking for just the locking lever handle or the entire mechanism for the door with latch? The handle is a common item you can get through more home improvement stores, it is commonly used for cargo trailers and truck body applications. The actual mechanism riveted to the inside with the latch, the best source is probably Scamp trailers.
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:24 PM   #31
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Hello Ian
The latest with the Boler is that the door is now level and I am having to replace the axle after following instructions on your writeup. Question I have is whether you know where I might be able to buy an axle specifically for a boler or do I just go buy one from Canadian Tire? Also inside the Boler some of the seams have come unstuck and wondering if there is a tape I can buy that might cover the seams anew?
Appreciate your wisdom and expertise as I am quite new at this.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:13 PM   #32
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The latest with the Boler is that the door is now level and I am having to replace the axle after following instructions on your writeup. Question I have is whether you know where I might be able to buy an axle specifically for a boler or do I just go buy one from Canadian Tire? Also inside the Boler some of the seams have come unstuck and wondering if there is a tape I can buy that might cover the seams anew?
Appreciate your wisdom and expertise as I am quite new at this.
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I do not know where you are located but if your in the Lower Mainland or in the Valley, Escape Trailers in Chilliwack has replaced a number of Boler axles for folks in the area. Prices are reported to be the best around and service was fast.

Get one with brakes or the very least one with a brake mounting flange so they can be added later if your tow vehicle specifies a trailer you tow over x so many pounds must have them, as many do.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:12 AM   #33
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Thanks for your reply. I am located in Powell River and will get in touch with Chilliwack Escape trailers for information. Thank-you.
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As your in Powell River it would probable be easiest/cheapest to tow the trailer to one of the welding shops that does boat & farm type trailer repairs in the area and have then help you.
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:35 PM   #35
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Hello Carol
Phoned Escape trailers in Chilliwack and they are no longer doing this type of work on trailers and have not for a while. Guess I just missed the boat but thanks for the information and glad I checked it out.
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Phoned Escape trailers in Chilliwack and they are no longer doing this type of work on trailers and have not for a while. Guess I just missed the boat but thanks for the information and glad I checked it out.
Thanks for the update. I was wondering about that when I typed it as I know they are now at their max production capacity.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:38 PM   #37
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Hello Ian
The latest with the Boler is that the door is now level and I am having to replace the axle after following instructions on your writeup. Question I have is whether you know where I might be able to buy an axle specifically for a boler or do I just go buy one from Canadian Tire? Also inside the Boler some of the seams have come unstuck and wondering if there is a tape I can buy that might cover the seams anew?
Appreciate your wisdom and expertise as I am quite new at this.
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Carol provided great advice, too bad Escape no longer can help. I usually recommend using Standens Springs as the supplier for the Dexter axle. They are located in Calgary but have distributors in several area, check their website for locations. IMT Standen's Limited Partnership a 2200lb axle for a 13' works very well with a 10 deg up angle gives you the original ride height. On my website it lists the ride heights based on the arm angles if you want to taylor it to your usage.

I have not found a seam tape that works without adding extra adhesive which is messy. I have used a latex based caulking to fill the seams (Dynaflex 230). It is very easy to use, paintable, cleans up with water before it cures and has a 50 year warantee

Very happy to hear you are happy with my hinge repair kits, please leave a review on my website if you have not done so yet.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:02 AM   #38
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Thanks for your reply. I am located in Powell River and will get in touch with Chilliwack Escape trailers for information. Thank-you.
: if you are going to be traveling in the USA most states say anything over 1600#'s have to have a braking system.
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Old 11-13-2015, 05:40 AM   #39
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: if you are going to be traveling in the USA most states say anything over 1600#'s have to have a braking system.
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Great point Peter
I would definitely get brakes with your axle.
Since the normal configuration when you receive the new axle is a trailing arm and the boler uses a leading arm you will need to switch the complete brake assemblies (backing plates) side to side so they will work correctly.
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: if you are going to be traveling in the USA most states say anything over 1600#'s have to have a braking system.
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We have brake laws in Canada as well and like the US they vary from Province in regards to the trailer weight. For example in the US & Canada there are many states/provinces where the law is actually 3000lbs.

In Canada I think Alberta is the lowest at requiring them on trailers of 2000lbs or more. MANY 13' Bolers loaded up for camping come in at that weight or close to it - or at least the ones that have actually been weighed do. ;-)

In BC the OP's province. brakes are also required on a trailer of 3000lbs or over BUT the law in BC also stats that brakes are required if the loaded trailer weighs more then 50% than the weight of the licensed weight of the vehicle towing it.

The 50% rule is common to other provinces as well. Some US states set the trailer max weight at no more than 40% of the tow vehicles GVW.

Brakes are always a good thing and if put a new axle on an old trailer that did not have brakes the add'n cost of adding on brakes is well worth it. Replacing trailer brakes is way cheaper than replacing vehicle brakes.
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I am the supplier of the Stainless Steel Hinge Repair Kits, click on the bold words and you will be taken to my shopping page.
: if anyone needs info about Boler Trailers this is the place to look, they have every option one would need to repair a Boler and more.
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Next Epic tale with my Bug eye boler.

Hello to everyone. I have been diligently working to get my boler drivable on the highway. I now have a new axle and the door's sag is not as noticeable. Not 100% mind you but close. I painted the inside of the trailer with Kilz paint. Looks pretty good. I am posting pictures of the inside and outside as is. My future plans are to paint the bumper and hitch with rust proof white paint (I have purchased from Canadian tire). Also I will be replacing the propane tank for a new one shortly and calling in a furnace and stove top expert to check that all is functioning ok. I will be searching for Dynaflex 230 to fill in where seams have separated. One issue if anyone has information. I am guessing with the door sag some of the material close to the door has unglued from the fiberglass ceiling. Any ideas on how to glue it back up?
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