New floor in 1977 Boler - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-14-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
Trailer: 1977 Boler 17 ft
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We would like to put period style vinyl in our 15 foot 1977 Boler but are having trouble figuring out how to do it. OUr Boler is totally fiberglass inside including the floor. Our problem is where the benches, bathroom wall, kitchen cupboard etc meet the fiberglass floor they curve and run out across the floor about three inches. They are screwed down to the floor so are raised about 1/8 inch. Has anyone done one of these floors? What did you do about that edge and screws. Do you run the vinyl up to it or over it? Will the edge and the screws damage the vinyl If you cover it?

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Old 07-14-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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Trailer: Boler 17 ft 1977 / 04 Explorer Sport Trac
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Hi, Neil
I am not sure to well understand what you're looking for. But I rebuild the floor of my 1977 17' Boler in 2003.
In my own one, the floor was a 3/4" plywood sandwitched between two fiberglass sheets. As the upper sheet was broken and there was humidity in the plywood, I cut it all along side walls and took it off to let the plywood dry. Then I added a 5/8" plywood sheet and an oakfinished floating planks floor. This raised the floor, so the curve can be hidden behind the wall/floor moulding.

You can see some pictures of the result on my website, at this address

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
Trailer: 1977 Boler 17 ft
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Thanks Raymond. You did a wonderful job of the trailer. Sounds like you learned as you went as we are. I'll keep your ideas in mind. I'm sure my floor is dry so don't want to remove the fiberglass but could easily add a 1/4 inch of plywood on top. My trailer is a lot more work than yours both inside and out.
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