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Old 10-22-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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I went with a friend to look at a boler yesterday. its from the late 70s or early 80s, the owner couldn't remember and is currently looking for the papers. Th insulation in it is a super soft, spoungy foam that looks lime it would have been sprayed on and has a texture similar to a textured ceiling in a house. Was this normal for that era? How would one go about cleaning or painting this?
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
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Hi Brian,

That sounds like Ensolite, which is a black, closed-cell foam with a "crinkly" white (actually very light grey) vinyl-type layer on the "room" side. That was typical in Bolers from about 1970 or so up until around 1980. Scamps had it until around 1985, and Trilliums up until they quit making them the first time, in the early '80s (although the Trillium Ensolite is a bit more creamy colored).

It actually comes more like fabric (i.e. it's a sheet or roll) vs. being sprayed on, assuming you were actually seeing Ensolite.
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Old 10-22-2010, 04:55 PM   #3
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That's what I have in my 72, this is different. It is seamless and very soft, probably even softer than a marshmallow, and has a very rough/bumpy texture
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Oh, wait, is this one of the 13-ers made in British Columbia? I have seen a few of them - forget the mfgr - Vanguard? At any rate they usually are cream colored and have orange striping, and the real give-away is the taillights are set into kind of upside down U-shaped cutouts, instead of the typical frenched taillights. I think they were made around 1978 or so.

I think those do have some kind of sprayed "popcorn" like coating. Is that one of the ones you saw, do you think?
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:41 PM   #5
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Here's the only pic we took, oops
http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/p...6/bec95b1d.jpg
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Old 10-22-2010, 06:03 PM   #6
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It also has wood closet and cupboards, more like a typical trailer. It's quite a bit different inside than mine inside as far as how it's all put together, I thought maybe because of it being newer but maybe because it's the BC built one?
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Brian, It looks like a 15 foot Boler. Is the table on the passenger side and the closet across from it on the driver's side? If so, these are rare.
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:19 PM   #8
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No, it's a 13 and has the same basic layout as my 72 just different finishes inside
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That sounds like the ones I'm thinking of, Brian. Of course I can't find photos now! And yes, I think there were some larger ones made at the same place, with those same different-shaped taillight cutouts. I had forgotten, but they did also have wooden cabinetry and that different insulation.

I'll have to see if I can find those photos again.

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Cool, thanks!
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:54 PM   #11
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Brian,

Not sure if this was your friend, but the fellow who bought this trailer posted about it, and we cleared up some of the mystery surrounding this model:

Dragged boler out of the blackberry bushes
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That's him
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You are good Raya!
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