HI D Hof, I have a 1980 Boler
13ft and the reason I got it 2 years ago, was that the ALL fiberglass construction will just about last forever.
No rotten wood or canvas to worry about.
The frame of the the Boler
can be inspected by you or a garage for any stress cracks at weld joints and also where the tongue portion makes it bend to straight under the camper on a Boler has been know as a weak point.
Mine had a gusette welded on to reinforce this point by a previous owner but I couldn't see any cracks on my frame so he must have done it for a precautionary messure.
The stress cracks on Fiberglass, around bolts holding up cupboards, unless opened right up to the interior, does not worry me and is just in the gel-coat and a cosmetic thing that is hardly noticable when looking at the whole camper.
Be more concerned about water leaks
and appliances that work or not.
Retoring was an issue for me but repainting was too big a step . Maguires polishes (found ant a marine or auto store. and elbow greese did wonders to bring back a shine from a dull chalky look.
I have done some improvements to my Boler, Lady-Bug over the past years but keeping the original lay-out and look is my intent. See my photos at:
I have also added a 20AMP breaker box and 12V water pump in the small cupboard under the sink.
Feel free to ask and share all ideas and welcome to the world of FGRV
Gerry the canoebuilder