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Old 08-10-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Boler Insulation Question

Hi everyone;

My wife and I are looking at buying our first trailer and have the opportunity to purchase a 1979 Boler (17'). It looks to be in good condition but I noticed that the interior was covered in a spongy material which I assume is the insulation (like I said, we're new to this). Some of it was discolored, dirty and even bulging off the sides just a bit.

My question is how easy is this to restore/replace? Can it simply be painted over (and if so, what do you recommend) or do I need to tear it out and replace it? Any other good tips on dealing with this material would be most appreciated. The rest of the camper seems like a fun project and this is our only hang-up. If it's not too hard, we'll go for it!

Thanks in advance!

Jeremy
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:23 PM   #2
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Hi everyone;

My wife and I are looking at buying our first trailer and have the opportunity to purchase a 1979 Boler (17'). It looks to be in good condition but I noticed that the interior was covered in a spongy material which I assume is the insulation (like I said, we're new to this). Some of it was discolored, dirty and even bulging off the sides just a bit.

My question is how easy is this to restore/replace? Can it simply be painted over (and if so, what do you recommend) or do I need to tear it out and replace it? Any other good tips on dealing with this material would be most appreciated. The rest of the camper seems like a fun project and this is our only hang-up. If it's not too hard, we'll go for it!

Thanks in advance!

Jeremy

If you like the camper go for it! The ensolite (spongy material) cleans up very well and can be primed and painted, most use double sided tape on the joints and then talc powder on the out side of the tape to remove the sticky-ness before painting.

Oh and post pics of your new to you camper!
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GO FOR IT!!! The ensolite is very cozy and cleans nicely. Spend some time cruising around the forums here. You'll find a very friendly community with many tips and suggestions. You'll also find that you HAVE TO HAVE fiberglass!
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GO FOR IT!!! The ensolite is very cozy and cleans nicely. Spend some time cruising around the forums here. You'll find a very friendly community with many tips and suggestions. You'll also find that you HAVE TO HAVE fiberglass!


Yep! and addictive I have 3 now!!
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:37 AM   #5
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Thanks guys - With a new coat of paint I do think it would instantly feel newer! Will any household interior paint/primer work?
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Thanks guys - With a new coat of paint I do think it would instantly feel newer! Will any household interior paint/primer work?
I would suggest a good quality primer first (Kilz comes to mind) give it a good dry time them use a top quality acrylic enamel. God luck it worked for me.
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