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Old 10-25-2011, 01:33 PM   #1
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Question Boler (RV windows) ??

Hi All,

First of all what a GREAT FORUM !!

Anyone know where I can pick up RV side windows for my boler? I'd like to get slider black framed windows for the sides

Also has anyone ever replaced the back and front windows with actual glass framed winows on there boler?

Thanks
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:24 PM   #2
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Hi Ed, welcome to FiberglassRV... we're glad you're here.

I see there's been some views and no one has answered your questions (yet), so leave it to me (the blabber mouth) to at least give you an opinion.

If you have the wonderful jalousie windows, consider keeping them. All the parts are fixable and replaceable. The nice part is they open thoroughly and even when it's raining... no rain gets inside (unless it's coming down sideways!). Sliders open up less than halfway and let rain inside. (I'm VERY biased and would swap my sliders for jalousies in a minute). If you're still determined, you can buy windows from Scamp... but it's not a direct fit (jalousies vs sliders) and would require fiberglass work in the corners (jalousies have 90 degree corners, sliders are radius).

If your Boler is like most egg shaped trailers, you cannot replace the front window with glass (unless you can find an early 80s window out of a Scamp), it has to do with the compound curve and glass doesn't just curve. The back window MAY be replaceable with glass... IF the back is flat. Even early Scamps had rounded rears and can't use glass windows.

To determine if your trailer has compound curves (and would need "plastic" windows) place a straight edge (2x4) right in the middle of the area that would be the window area. If the edges are NOT touching the straight edge, you have a compound window area and a glass window, as a direct replacement, is not possible.

Anything is possible if you're willing to do quite a bit of fiberglass work. Build up the area to change a compound to straight and fill in 90 degree to radius....

I hope this makes sense?
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:29 AM   #3
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Hola! from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Welcome to the Forum.

Can't help with your questions, other than knowing Bolers are the ancestors to Scamps & Casitas, I do not know much about them. (There is a small green one parked in someone front yard a block over from us.) If you do not get any other answers (not that Donna's isn't good, in fact it seems really good advise), you might repost in the 'General Chat' or 'Problem Solving' Sub-Forums. Good luck with your Quest.

I am sure you will get a lot of fun with it, if you haven't already. I will be waiting for some pics and camping reports.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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Donna has the right idea. Keep the crank-out type. We have a newer? 1984 Boler with the slider style windows and the only time that we can open the windows in rainy weather is when we have an awning on the trailer.
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Old 10-30-2011, 08:57 AM   #5
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Like James we have the sliders on sides and the rear window. We finally installed small trailer awnings on the rear window and the side window opposite the door. With the door side big awning out, we can now have all the windows open in the rain and it is wonderful. However, they weren't cheap.
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:16 AM   #6
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Hehr International produces the windows for Scamp. If you go to them and their website directly, you will find that they offer a jalousie-style, crank-out alternative. These are black framed, and feature the radius corners most commonly found on newer trailers.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #7
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I would love to see pics of the awnings around the side and rear windows.
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Old 04-05-2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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Good advise Donna. I never thought of the rain as being a problem. I was just about to change mine over to sliders. My crank outs are in pretty rough shape.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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Doesn't Vintage Trailer supply sell parts?
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:02 PM   #10
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I will try to look them up and see what they have. Any idea where they are located?
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:35 PM   #11
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I would love to see pics of the awnings around the side and rear windows.
OK I'll post the pictures of our awnings. One of the Best things we ever did with the slider type windows. We also installed a tiny little window at the front kitchen side as our kitchen only has a small round vent. We wanted more light and ventilation and we put a small aluminum cap on that window so it also can be open in the rain. Good to go !!
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Lets see if this works. You can just see the little cap on the tiny front window as well. These awnings are spring loaded. If I were doing it again, I would buy the cheaper ones that you just unroll and roll back up again, but these cadillacs work just fine. Make sure you caulk every join really well though.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
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OOOOPS almost forgot to warn you. The biggest problem we have with the awnings is walking into them when we don't pay attention. Of course I seldom do that, but the Mister does it a lot!
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:22 PM   #14
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That looks awesome. Do you mind if I ask where you found the awnings? As for walking into them, at 6'3 I'd better be careful. haha.
Are you going to be heading to the 3rd anual Manitoba rally at St. Malo Provinvial Park in August?
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