Good morning to all.
This past week, my wife and I became parents to a 1972 13 foot Boler
(as yet, unnamed..). Our plan is threefold for its use:
For personal use;
For use in travelling to and staying at craft shows around BC;
For use as a second bedroom for our B&B business.
To that end, we plan to undergo a few mods over the next 6 months (I need it for a show in March), so I will be looking for help/advice/comments/criticisms, on the following subjects:
1-We plan on removing the furnace
entirely. We're going to go with a ceramic heater instead, as we'll be at power hookups virtually the whole time. The furnace
is a Wagonmaster, from Seattle. Could anyone give me advice on removing it? BTW, if you want it, free, come and get it. We're on the Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver, BC. We plan on putting in a winerack in its place(doesn't every Boler
2-We're going to do some interior painting
; my DW would like to paint
the insulation as well. Has anyone done this? Any suggestions on type of paint
for the fiberglass?
3-The seam tape on the insulation, has, for the most part, been removed by a prior owner. Anyone found a reliable replacement?
4-The cover for the front window has a type of molding around it, which, given its age, is brittle. The previous owner has suggested that Peterbilt trucks use a similar product. Are there any others?
5-The door seal on the LUCO icebox is a bit tatty. Any suggestions there?
6-The entry door molding is thrashed, so needs to be replaced. Anyone?
7-Has anyone replaced their sink? Ours has a VERY corroded drain. Still usable, but, you know, tacky looking!
I'm also seeking input on the electrical
. The taillights are now LED, so great there. My vehicle(2004 Honda Element, FWD) has a 4 way plug, but the Boler
has a 7 way for the deep cycle battery
on board. I jury-rigged the connections(read: cut them off)so that the trailer had the essentials. I'm thinking of the following, and I welcome your thoughts:
a-go to Princess Auto, get a 7-way that concerts to a 4 way, re-install 4 way in Honda.
b-go to a battery
charger,l ike the Nautilus from Canadian Tire, to put a charge on the deep cycle unit.
So, again, my thanks up front to all who are willing to put their experience in my hands. As a forum member elsewhere with experience in my craft(concrete art),I enjoy helping others.
Looking forward to hearing from you!