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Old 05-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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What colour would you buy?

Hubby says we have to sell our Boler (can't have 2 trailers) so we are working hard renovating it - what a lot of work for someone else to enjoy - never again! I am not happy but oh well
My question is we are getting ready to paint it (PO already painted it poorly so that has been all sanded many times!) with marine paint and debating between white or two tone (probably white/cream plus green/blue). If you were buying a Boler what would appeal to you the most?
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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I like the two tone. Personally I'm drawn to anything red :-)

But, both the new and vintage camping "gear" will go well with blue or green too....for those needing to glam things up a bit.
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I like the two tone. Both the new and vintage camping "gear" will go well with blue or green too.
I will be painting my Compact Jr. Turquoise with a white top.
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Old 05-05-2013, 11:55 PM   #4
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White and Red or Lime Green and White or all Fire Engine Red or Lime Green - two hot colour combos starting to see lots of these days.
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Hi: Kootenaigirl... My choice would be to return it to as close to original as possible. Our former Boler was painted to match the PO's truck so it didn't match our tug. I did get used to it being silver, but always wanted it the original two toned brown/white.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:30 AM   #6
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All white, then no one can complain because it doesn't match their tug. I think we're all pretty much visual people and have preferences when it comes to colors. I'd be really turned off if it was a color I didn't like. What's not to like with white, it's a blank slate and clean.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:51 AM   #7
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Like Donna said. If you're painting to sell, white has the widest appeal (or offends the fewest potential buyers, however you want to look at it).
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:04 AM   #8
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I vote for white also and for the same reasons (especially if you're wanting to sell the trailer).

Let new owners opt for colour choices of their own, if they choose not to like all white. Consider too the 'heat' factor. An all white trailer does not get as hot inside as darker coloured ones. ....and as Donna D. stated "white goes with any other colour."
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:48 AM   #9
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I vote for COLOR!


Bring on the cute factor and sell it to a glamper! There are enough "white" options out there................
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:04 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the opinions everyone, as per usual everyone has a different one, that's what I love about this forum!
I am still harbouring thoughts of maybe being able to keep it so decided to go with what I would like as well!
I like the traditional Boler two tone - lighter green and cream but hubby makes rude comments about that green!
So I have just ordered Brightside medium blue and hatteras off white which I would still like and may appeal to others also. Bolers did originally come in blue and white this will just be a little brighter.
Pics to follow once it is completed.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:06 AM   #11
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Were I a potential buyer, I would prefer either white or the original factory color if that isn't white.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #12
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Okay don't add anymore opinions - I am already second guessing my choice!!!
I probably would have gone with white but there are some really nice white ones that haven't sold quickly, they are a little pricey so maybe that is why.
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yea but,,,my sister is the antique road show freak!!!!so she had their rig painted the original cream with the belly bands that the factory ( gel coat ) put on, with 2 colors of brown, darker on the bottom band,,,I think if you did chose colors that you liked, it might not, sell better than a neutral.

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If I was looking for top dollar, I'd put the trailer in a good, solid, perfectly applied coat of primer, figure the cost of a good quality topcoat, add that to my selling price, and advertise it as "will paint to suit".

Not only might choosing the color appeal to a big variety of potential buyers, it would leave some price wiggle room- the buyer could decide to do the paint job themselves in return for a (small!) price reduction.

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