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Old 06-05-2003, 09:16 PM   #29
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Test run

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Old 06-09-2003, 01:57 PM   #30
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Hi Ches,

Your project has an uncany resemblance to mine...right down to the color. My trailer is currently on blocks with the frame out for repairs. I have the same damage, the front members are 1.5" X 3" square tubing that was pressed to make the A at the front of the trailer. My frame has cracked at these two bend points. Did you patch yours or put in new steel? Also I was wondering if you have any photos of what is behind the fridge in your trailer? I have completely gutted mine and there are some brutal modifications behind the ice box to pipe in heat through some stove pipe??? I now it sounds crazy but that is what it looks like it was set up for. I want to return it back to original but being that this is my first Boler I have no idea what it is supposed to look like.

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Old 06-09-2003, 02:21 PM   #31
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Hi Mark
As Requested.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee4dc91ea596icebox.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee4dcad41cf5icebox1.jpg/>

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee4dcc1cf6dficebox2.jpg/>

As you can see my top was cut out so I will have to fix it up.Nothing in behind where icebox was.

The frame I put in was totally rebuilt It was all boxed.
Hope this helps.


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Is this what your seeing in your Boler.If so it is from a heater which was installed at one time.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ee4fdbc86795cover.jpg/>
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Old 06-10-2003, 02:46 PM   #32
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Hole in trailer

Thanks for the phots Ches,

The best I can describe my situation is that the trailer originally had a fridge that must have quite working and they ripped the guts out of the fridge converting it to an icebox. Behind the fridge are two vents. the upper one is fixed while the lower one is hinged. Someone cut a roundhole the size of a stove pipe through both vents so they could pump heat from the outside into a home made metal box behind the icebox. Wierd!

Did you ever replace your hinges? If so what did you replace them with?

Again, Thanks for the help,
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Old 06-10-2003, 05:08 PM   #33
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No I have not replaced my hinges YET.My 17ft Boler is ok,but my 13ftBoler may require changing.I have seen photos of Scamp hinges which will work also Casta hinges.I will go to casita hinges if I have to change.
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Old 06-15-2003, 07:34 AM   #34
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Nice Job

I am doing exactly the same to my 14 surfside tt. Rebuilt the frame like yours and working on interior. I have had a lot of satisfaction so far, by throwing out the "rulebook" and building what I want.
If there is a Lordco parts store near you they can supply you parts from Western Marine and many of the fittings that I have used are marine all stailess and built for rough service (like door hinges)
I put in a skylight and a boat hatch in the roof and it make the tt feel twice the size. I have a fridge and lpg heater I am not needing if it will work for you.
(tony@boatsurvey.bc.ca) White Rock BC
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Old 06-16-2003, 05:17 PM   #35
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Hi Tony
I am going to go with a new ice box if I can find one.I am trying to stay simple with the 13ft.The heater might be something I could use.PM me with detailes please.
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Old 06-17-2003, 11:49 AM   #36
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Holy restoration batman!

I gotta say, you went _way_ further than I did and people were accusing me of going overboard in the restoration of our 1973. My kudos to you.

Here's ours, btw.

http://www.beer.org/boler/
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Old 06-17-2003, 12:45 PM   #37
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Chester - I have the icebox that I took out of my 13 Scamp. It is in good shape, and I am planning to sell it -- just haven't gotten around to it. PM me if you are interested.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ef1060e791feImg_0004.jpg/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ef106242626dImg_0005.jpg/>
This will probably go up on eBay shortly, as Ches doesn't need it. I'll post in Items For Sale when it does. Jana, I'll wait to hear from you.
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:20 PM   #38
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Hi Paul
Got a Ice box.Thanks for your offer.Much appreciated.
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Old 06-17-2003, 07:23 PM   #39
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Orginally posted by Herb Peyerl

* * * * * * I gotta say, you went _way_ further than I did and people were accusing me of going overboard in the restoration of our 1973. *My kudos to you.

Here's ours, btw.

http://www.beer.org/boler/
I Herb
Welcome to this forum.
This 13ft Boler I got was almost a gift.It gives me something to do and I don't have to rush.I think I will make it into a Dog house for me when Wife gets mad at me.
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:38 PM   #40
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Hi All
Working with Fiberglass doing repair work.I find it easy and not hard at all.



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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ef3a8702d4e7fg2.jpg/>

Door hinge holes filled in and door going to be rehung.

I looked at a Airstream today and was impressed with their one hinge setup.I might try that.Sagging doors are a real problem.
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:47 PM   #41
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Wow Ches, Looks like you're really rolling along on your project! It'll be rolling down the highway in no time :)
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:50 PM   #42
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Hi Lainey
If you head towards Fernie BC, let me know and my wife and I have coffee on.:)
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