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Old 08-04-2012, 06:29 PM   #85
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Yesterday and today I've been gluing Reflectix insulation to the interior walls. I picked up a cheap sprayer for my compressor at Harbor Freight and used Weldwood contact cement straight from the can. Spray onto both the walls and the insulation, let dry very thoroughly, then put it together.

Rather than aluminum foil tape, this time around I used an HVAC duct tape product called Shurtape DC181 to cover all the seams. It is a plastic mylar film tape that feels very similar to the film used in the Reflectix.

I've also had some time to start building the structural framework that will support my 54" wide bed.

The Girard tankless water heater, ShurFlo water pump and vent/fan are also now mounted in position.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:50 PM   #86
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I'm very excited about the "frenched" taillight pots on this Boler. My body guy did a really nice job on them
They turned out very nice, along with the rest of the trailer so far.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:03 AM   #87
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Looking awesome so far. I am still looking for a Boler project, so I build it my way as well.
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Old 08-06-2012, 07:20 AM   #88
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What are you going to cover the Reflectix insulation with?
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:19 PM   #89
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"Hulliner" wall covering now installed throughout. Kinda tricky working with large pieces prepped with contact cement, but I managed... The Hulliner is nice in that it has a subtle pattern, a very short textured nap, and overall, a nicer look than standard rat fur. Because it's designed for marine environments, it's mold and mildew resistant.

With the wall covering up, I could install my new windows from Hehr. Dual vent "jalousie-style" (like the originals) but with radius'd corners, which I prefer given the round curvy shapes of the Boler.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:31 PM   #90
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With the wall covering all glued up, I could begin work on my cabinetry.

The Mrs. asked for a "full-time" oversized bed, so I said, "Yes, Ma'am!."

From the rear to the front edge, the max width is almost 56". (Of course, side-to-side is a little over 77".) That's as big as I can make it and still have some vertical cabinetry to support the roof structure and provide some modest storage.

Though we'll probably keep the bed down most of the time, I built the rear benches in a way that I could accommodate a table set-up, should she change her mind in the future.

Two strong torsion boxes (which can be removed as needed) span the space between side benches.
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:39 PM   #91
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Under the street-side bench is storage space, accessible from the outside, the top and inside.

Under the curb-side bench is my battery set-up and anticipated solar power components. Also accessible from top and inside.

In the rear bench I've installed my 16 gallon water tank, which is plumbed with PEX to deliver on-board water to our few plumbing components in the forward cabin.
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Old 08-14-2012, 09:26 AM   #92
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Wow great stuff.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:35 AM   #93
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Great work so far. I like the clean look of the outside access holes and ports.

Do you use windows larger than the original square ones so you don't need to build up the corners? My '74 also has a small vent window over the stove, the same as the one in the door.
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Really nice! Looking forward to seeing the Egg as work progresses.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #95
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Kevin,
Yes, my new windows are a bit oversized. I actually prefer the bigger window, but also discovered that cutting the radius into the corners produced a better end result than glassing in a gusset.
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Where did you get the new windows?

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Yes, my new windows are a bit oversized. I actually prefer the bigger window, but also discovered that cutting the radius into the corners produced a better end result than glassing in a gusset.
So where did you get the new windows from?
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Nice work. Love the attention to detail. Your paint color choices are spot on too. It is a fantastic trailer.
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So where did you get the new windows from?
I believe they come from Hehr
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