New owner - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-07-2013, 11:57 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Tina
Trailer: Boler
Washington
Posts: 4
New owner

I was given a Canadian Boler trailer with no title or registration. I have read through some post to find info. Found what I think is the VIN# on metal plate on body of drivers side but it appears it once said "issue number" and not serial or VIN. Unsure of year also but by browsing others photos on line (wheel well, windows etc) it might be a "68. Can't figure out fridge though, specs on closet door say gas but I couldn't even begin to guess how to light it. Any feedback would be appreciated. Tina

More confusion: Outside plate stamped with two numbers. 5 digit "issue number" stamped nicely. Model number stamped (not uniform) with 355. Inside closet spec paper typed model number 1300 with serial number hand written as GF-355 nothing noted next to propane bottle area, maybe needs acetone to find. Don't want to register it with incorrect info even though I would never part with my little trailer!
__________________

__________________
Ruralnurse-Tina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Brian B-P's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: Boler (B1700RGH) 1979
Alberta
Posts: 5,000
"GF" was Glass-Fab, the western manufacturer at one point. As described in post #117 of Egg History- Boler descendants, this would have been between about 1971 and perhaps as late as 1975.

I believe that GF-355 would be the proper serial number (the closest you get to a VIN for something that old).

Doesn't the sheet in the closet have the year?
__________________

__________________
1979 Boler B1700RGH, pulled by 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 2WD
Information is good. Lack of information is not so good, but misinformation is much worse. Check facts, and apply common sense liberally.
STATUS: No longer active in forum.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 07:57 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Name: Tina
Trailer: Boler
Washington
Posts: 4
No year listed. Thanks for post info and the years. I will continue trying to look. Could a person run the serial number in Canada to find proper year. Washington said they only can check for Washington and I am unsure if it was registered here but will check with them. Thanks once again.
__________________
Ruralnurse-Tina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Brian B-P's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: Boler (B1700RGH) 1979
Alberta
Posts: 5,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruralnurse-Tina View Post
Could a person run the serial number in Canada to find proper year
That's an interesting idea, but with the old (and therefore not to current standard VIN) serial number any search might be tough. A registration search is usually done to confirm clear title related to a sale or loan; I don't know if the registry agencies would provide information about the trailer (such as the year) beyond what you would supply to them to facilitate the search... privacy laws, you know. I suppose a legitimate request to confirm the year for registration purposes (with whatever year you guess) might get an answer.
__________________
1979 Boler B1700RGH, pulled by 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 2WD
Information is good. Lack of information is not so good, but misinformation is much worse. Check facts, and apply common sense liberally.
STATUS: No longer active in forum.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,433
I wouldn't hazard to guess about your questions... I just want say Lucky YOU to be given an all molded towable and we're glad you're here
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2013, 09:32 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
carlkeigley's Avatar
 
Name: Carl
Trailer: 2013 Lil Snoozy #161 (SOLD)/2010 Tacoma
NE Oklahoma
Posts: 2,366
to the Forum Tina.
And congrats on the great gift.
__________________
carlkeigley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Name: Tina
Trailer: Boler
Washington
Posts: 4
It is a wonderful gift and in good shape, needs a little TLC but have taken it camping already. Glad I found the sight and look forward to reading others post etc.
__________________
Ruralnurse-Tina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Rick Mooyman's Avatar
 
Name: Rick
Trailer: 1971 Boler 13' / 2013 Ford Escape
Manitoba
Posts: 962
Registry
Hi Tina What you have is a 1971 Boler made by Glass-Fab Industries in Peace River Alberta. Mine is GF309 so mine was built 46 units before yours.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ruralnurse-Tina View Post
I was given a Canadian Boler trailer with no title or registration. I have read through some post to find info. Found what I think is the VIN# on metal plate on body of drivers side but it appears it once said "issue number" and not serial or VIN. Unsure of year also but by browsing others photos on line (wheel well, windows etc) it might be a "68. Can't figure out fridge though, specs on closet door say gas but I couldn't even begin to guess how to light it. Any feedback would be appreciated. Tina

More confusion: Outside plate stamped with two numbers. 5 digit "issue number" stamped nicely. Model number stamped (not uniform) with 355. Inside closet spec paper typed model number 1300 with serial number hand written as GF-355 nothing noted next to propane bottle area, maybe needs acetone to find. Don't want to register it with incorrect info even though I would never part with my little trailer!
__________________
Rick Mooyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Brian B-P's Avatar
 
Name: Brian
Trailer: Boler (B1700RGH) 1979
Alberta
Posts: 5,000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rick Mooyman View Post
Hi Tina What you have is a 1971 Boler made by Glass-Fab Industries in Peace River Alberta. Mine is GF309 so mine was built 46 units before yours.

Excellent info, Rick!
__________________
1979 Boler B1700RGH, pulled by 2004 Toyota Sienna LE 2WD
Information is good. Lack of information is not so good, but misinformation is much worse. Check facts, and apply common sense liberally.
STATUS: No longer active in forum.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2013, 10:42 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Name: Tina
Trailer: Boler
Washington
Posts: 4
Thank you very much Rick. Awesome part is I was born in 71 also!
__________________

__________________
Ruralnurse-Tina is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Owner LuvMYUHaul Hi, I am.... 13 03-08-2013 10:51 AM
New Surf Side owner looking for owner's manual Lake Surfer Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 06-14-2012 09:49 PM
New Owner Larry Hyatt Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 03-31-2011 04:27 PM
Another new owner Lee Hillsgrove General Chat 11 07-16-2007 11:05 AM
new owner Lisa Rynearson Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 1 04-05-2006 08:13 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.