I looked at a 17' Boler
today for a possible winter project. Overall a fairly solid and workable trailer. Possibly will require a new axle
and brake assembly and am presently pricing this out.
My main concern is that the door side of the trailer has a very definite and noticeable indent in the middle. It is as if a giant rubber band was placed around it causing it to cave in. According to the gap in the belly band it appears to be about a 1 to 1.5 inch indent.
Although the integrity of the shell does not appear compromised it is a very noticeable.
I haven't closely looked at other 17 footers but I suspect this is not normal. Has anyone else experienced this.
I'm thinking, as the door does have the warping both top and bottom that a previous owner may have tried to suck the wall in to conform with the shape of the warped door? Perhaps they bent the support rods on the inside. (they did not appear bent)
In the original manufacturing, the curve of the inside cabinets was off, causing the walls to suck in when they were fastened with the rivets
It does not appear as if the trailer has sustained any physical impact to cause this.
I had some photos to post but deleted them from my camera by mistake.