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Old 11-26-2019, 06:09 PM   #1
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cupboard supports missing in 76 Boler

I recently bought a 1976 Boler 1300 and noticed that there were no supports of any kind between the kitchen counter and the upper cabinets. There is no indication there ever were supports there. I thought all Bolers had to have that to support the roof and make sure it doesn't go out of alignment. Should I add a post or two?
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Old 11-26-2019, 07:16 PM   #2
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My 73 Boler 1300 Was the same. No support. I did build a custom support and installed it. Certainly not going to make things worse if you do add some support I think
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Old 11-27-2019, 10:38 AM   #3
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Missing galley supports: After contemplating everything from repurposed metal wine racks to tall metal candlesticks or ordering supports from the trailer manufacturer (which we couldn't, as Peanut is an Amerigo, no longer making trailers), we cut custom supports out of leftover marine flooring plywood, 5/8", very pretty wood with a layered-cookie look to the edge. We installed them with homemade aluminum brackets.

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A couple years later we added a shelf, too, and a paper towel holder.
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Old 11-27-2019, 11:58 AM   #4
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Thanks. I was thinking it shouldn't hurt to have a support.
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Old 11-27-2019, 12:01 PM   #5
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Duke: You're right, it not only shouldn't hurt to have a support, your trailer was engineered originally for it, and pretty much needs them for all the reasons mentioned.

We'd be very interested in hearing what you decide on, and seeing photos if you can manage!

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Old 11-27-2019, 12:17 PM   #6
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My 79 Boler's support was missing when I got it. The holes were there. I opted for adding the support as shown. It made it easy to add a shelf.
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Old 11-27-2019, 12:22 PM   #7
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Steve67: yes, very nice. Good pic, thanks!
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:33 AM   #8
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Not mine but this person sells replacements like the original supports. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-travel-trail...0912?undefined
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Old 12-01-2019, 09:50 AM   #9
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Our '71 didn't have no support either, I went to Habitat for humanity and picked up 2 aluminum deck railing pickets for $2.00 Wish I had a picture for you but the trailer is in storage at the moment.
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Menno,

Now that's some good creative shopping! I wish we had a Habitat for Humanity store anywhere nearby!

We found one on vacation, but the whole two days we were in the area it was closed.

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Old 12-02-2019, 03:07 PM   #11
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Our 1976 Little Pumpkin Boler did not have supports and never had.

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Old 12-04-2019, 03:23 PM   #12
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My 1975 doesn't have them either but I have something temporary in there for now and am trying to find the "perfect" thing. Thinking about wrapping a piece of plywood in stainless so I would have a magnetic surface for those little round magnetic spice containers. But Scamp also makes some nice looking supports that I think are $50US each. They used to be the original spiral wrought iron but they don't make those ones anymore. The new ones are a tree looking design. Nice but I'm hoping to find something that can do some kind of double-duty.
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Thinking about wrapping a piece of plywood in stainless so I would have a magnetic surface for those little round magnetic spice containers.

Spices are supposed to be stored in a cool, dark place.
If you keep them in the containers they come in, you don't have to label decorator containers.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:39 PM   #14
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Yes, good reminder. I'm not necessarily going to use them for spices. Just like that those magnetic containers can be used for holding other bits and pieces. I've seen them in bigger sizes as well so could be good for tea bags, keys, toothpicks, etc. Just thinking a magnetic space could be useful.
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