1974 Boler Resto. Oops, I did it again... - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-06-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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1974 Boler Resto. Oops, I did it again...

Picked up this 74 Boler from a private party here in my town. The price was quite good, comparatively speaking. The PO had done a fair amount of work cleaning the inside out, which saves me a lot of work.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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After removing the FG cabinet components, I discovered that a FG strip covering the inside seam of the belly band looked funky, so I whipped out my handy Dremel MultiTool and dove in. Sure enough, there was plenty of evidence of leaks through the belly band. Outside, under the band, was a load of caulk/silicone squeezed in between the two shell components.

I had never seen a belly band seam failure before, but this very poor fix was not gonna fly.
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:23 PM   #3
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After removing the inside FG "patch" covering the seam all around, then working on removing the junk under the belly band from the outside, there wasn't much holding the two shell halves together.

So, here's a look at one of our trailers that I've never seen shown here on the FG Forums before!
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Hot tub! Oh wait, you'd have to fill all those holes. Are you building this for a customer Robert? What a great opportunity to make a taller Boler. This is going to be another GREAT build to follow.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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That is amazing work! Funny how our trailers motivate us in the strangest of ways.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:38 PM   #6
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After removing the inside FG "patch" covering the seam all around, then working on removing the junk under the belly band from the outside, there wasn't much holding the two shell halves together.

So, here's a look at one of our trailers that I've never seen shown here on the FG Forums before!
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:54 PM   #7
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Yowzaa!

What an opportunity to make a complete new set of molds to be able to make any and all parts you may ever need - including entire new hulls!
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:58 AM   #8
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If I had the opportunity to have a boler in the state that one is currently in, I'd be making molds also.

would be amazing to start making them again in canada for a reasonable price.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:25 AM   #9
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Wow talk about starting from the ground up! Neat picures, hope to see more as you make progress.
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You need to quit nibbling around at the edges and really get into it.
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I was thinking about a carbon fiber Boler. Carbon is 1/3 the weight of fiberglass. What does all the fiberglass weigh?
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Cracked open like a soft boiled egg! You must be Yoking!:

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I have also thought of carbon fiber, but wonder what it would cost.
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I have also thought of carbon fiber, but wonder what it would cost. Al
Well if the new bike I purchased last year that has only some carbon fiber frame parts on it is any indication I am not sure we really want to know the answer to that. Suspect it would make an Escape look like an even better deal than they do now... in fact I think you might actually be able to purchase one of each size of the Escapes for less than one carbon fiber trailer and you probable could buy a couple of new tugs to go with them
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