Concave indent in 17 ft. Boler - Fiberglass RV


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Old 08-22-2009, 06:48 PM   #1
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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)

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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.



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Old 08-23-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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causing the walls to suck in when they were fastened with the rivets

Can't say definitively without seeing it of course ....... but the only one I have ever seen first hand that looks as you have described was caused by some fasteners sucking it in.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:41 PM   #3
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My 17ft Boler was same way. I think thats how they were made.
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The Burro I just got is the same way on the driver's side, it kind of goes in. I think it's due to one of the appliance vents on that side. From the inside you can't tell at all.
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Ok I had to bite on this one... just went outside to look at my 17' Boler (1980) don't see any indents at all.. maybe it has to do with the year and cabinetry as suggested above..
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Ok I had to bite on this one... just went outside to look at my 17' Boler (1980) don't see any indents at all.. maybe it has to do with the year and cabinetry as suggested above..
If you back and look at my Boler photo, you will see where it bows in toward door hinges and door handle. I have seen many Bolers like that.
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