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Old 07-19-2011, 09:13 PM   #57
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You should sell the frames I now a few people who would love them
Including me
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:52 PM   #58
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I know what you mean about space and the front dinette. We built storage units for BOTH sides of our front dinette. And although I made cardboard mock-ups, and we tried them out---it may be a bit snug now that I have removable padded fronts on them! We can always put the center board in and sit next to each other with the table in front. I'm happy with what I did, so it's all good---don't expect to spend alot of time sitting there---my husband would use it more for his computer work!

Here's a pic before they were finished and have the fronts on them. They will be great for storage!
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:20 PM   #59
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You should sell the frames I now a few people who would love them
Including me
Siris, my friend who made this one is in that business. He does nothing but aluminum frames. I can put you or anyone else in touch with him. He is in Wingham Ontario Canada.

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Old 07-21-2011, 10:22 PM   #60
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I know what you mean about space and the front dinette. We built storage units for BOTH sides of our front dinette. And although I made cardboard mock-ups, and we tried them out---it may be a bit snug now that I have removable padded fronts on them! We can always put the center board in and sit next to each other with the table in front. I'm happy with what I did, so it's all good---don't expect to spend alot of time sitting there---my husband would use it more for his computer work!

Here's a pic before they were finished and have the fronts on them. They will be great for storage!
Looks cute Vickie! Interesting how we all have our ideas and what works for one doesn't appeal at all to another. I respect anyone's ideas - we all gotta set up these eggs like we like em!
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Old 07-21-2011, 10:23 PM   #61
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Some final triming

Here are cabinet doors... while camping
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Camping AND building---WOW! Doors look great and I really like the placement of your microwave!
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:15 AM   #63
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Looks great! Wow...you are in Elmira, my in-laws live there
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:35 AM   #64
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Thumbs up Weighting my aluminum frame Boler

We are back home before another week away and I weighted the trailer (with camping stuff in it) it is 500Kg or 1100 lbs (I have no water or LP storage). I think it's safe to say that it is about 1000lbs empty. My SX4 pulled it no problem - 11 litres of gasoline per 100K vs about 8.5L without the trailer. I was passing other trucks uphill, pulling 20-25 footer's too I was hoping for 800lbs but not bad.

I'm a happy camper!

EDIT: it weighted 460Kg still on the car, so if that is the hitch weight, it's 88lbs difference.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:41 AM   #65
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Looks great! Wow...you are in Elmira, my in-laws live there
Ha, I may know them Maggie! You never know.
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:44 AM   #66
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Camping AND building---WOW! Doors look great and I really like the placement of your microwave!
Yeah Vickie, it made the counter a bit higher then I would have liked but it is fine - only a inch higher then original. I'll have to get one the same or smaller if it ever conks out on us!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:34 PM   #67
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Screen Door (my version)

So I built a screen door and it was 'mostly successful'
See attached pics.

This door was cut down to size from a previous teardrop camper add-on I built. It took a lot of time to build and is pretty cute, so I really wanted to make it work on the Boller.

The door is very light - made of Corro-Plast (like plastic cardboard panel), aluminum U channel (siliconed around perimeter and about 3/8" square) and the no-see-em mesh (screening). There is also some thin plexiglass corners riveted to the U channel and a cross member U channel as well (see pic 3). The mesh is glue-gunned on (I like silicon and glue-gun glue, in case you haven't detected that yet )

I'd say it was completely successful except that it cannot be in the closed position with the main door closed - not enough space for the main door's handle. It follows the curvature of the Bolers side so as not to interfere with the dinette seating, but I followed it too closely. If I would have relaxed the curve a bit more on the hinge side, then the main door's handle would have had room. I knew the handle was a potential problem, but I was thinking it would be higher and miss the mid section (I never checked), just pressing in on the no-see-em mesh. As it is, it hits the mid section of the Corro-Plast and not the screening

I did make it so it can be put on/off with 4 wing-nuts, so if it is too annoying we can remove it easy enough. It needs to be able to come off anyway as I also have two semi-recumbent bikes that ride inside now

It's not terrible to have in the open position at night, but protrudes about 8" past the pantry into the floor area. 'The Boss' doesn't mind it and would rather have it on the not, for now anyway.

Pic 1 - figuring out the curvature for the hinge-plate (Corro-Plast with marking) and bending the U channel on the door edges
Pic 2 - hinge-plate mount test
Pic 3 - what it looks like from inside - note it doesn't impact use of dinette seat at all
Pic 4 - what it looks like from outside - cute, huh?!

EDIT: oh yeah, I had to adjust the port-a-pottie door and mess up the wall covering, but that's ok, cuz I don't like the wall paper I used anyway (it bubbles and lifts with humidity) so it's getting recovered tomorrow with vinyl.
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Smile Final Reno Pics!

Ok All - or anyone interested at least... here are my final pics - trim on!
(wall covering changed to vinyl - wallpaper on wood didn't work well with humidity!)
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Old 07-31-2011, 11:37 AM   #70
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I have watched this thread from when it first started to the finish. This is a work of art as far as I'm concerned. Thanks for sharing it with us - and that screen door... WOW!! Beautiful work, congrats.
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