1978 Boler 1700 Before and After - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-08-2012, 12:35 AM   #1
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1978 Boler 1700 Before and After

We purchased our boler just over a year ago now. It was found for sale beside the highway in a hayfield. We went camping in it near home right to find out what was wrong with it and started fixing it up right away. Once winter hit it had to sit until this spring and we went out in it again as soon as the snow had melted. Then it was back to work on it. Here are some pics of our progress.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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After

Here it is on a trip to Vancouver Island this summer. I still need to add the striping around the belly band. Probably wont be till next spring at this point. Plan to use two tones of blue vinyl striping.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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Will post more pics later. We also have some pics of our new upholstered cushions. We are very pleased with the transformation from the dowdy 70's look to contemporary.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:37 AM   #4
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Nice looking!! Yep, already looking forward to seeing your pictures of the interior
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #5
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apple orchard in metchosin

Here is a shot of us boondocking in my grandmothers apple orchard.
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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Hi,
I'm just starting a reno on a 1700 any advice would be awesome! Did you do any work on the windows? The trim around mine have dried and shrunk and leak so I need to fix them I'm just not sure how yet.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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Hey Cracked, My windows seem to be sealed fine at this point but I did find that for sealing fixtures to the exterior shell, Butyl tape is really great stuff. The original sealant is grey putty tape which is inferior to butyl tape. Should be lots of info here at FGRV on redoing the windows.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #8
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That looks great, one of the nicest big Bolers I've seen. We want more pics!
What kind of paint did you use?
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #9
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That looks great, one of the nicest big Bolers I've seen. We want more pics!
What kind of paint did you use?

Thanks. As far as pics go we are experiencing technical difficulties at the moment. Please stand by.

We used off brand rust paint from Canadian Tire. The paint is the easy part. Applying it is where the rubber meets the road.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:05 PM   #10
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OK now hopefully this is less of a trip report and more trailer pics. First more of the exterior.
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The front. The boler name painstakingly hand painted by my wife.
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New vent hoods and hinge pins (really helps sagging door)
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #13
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Step painted black and outfitted with a outdoor turf step rug making it easier to clean your feet of all the dirt that seems to be everywhere we are.
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Betcha thought you would never get inside eh? Here is the dining room. We keep the table set up most of the time.
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