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Old 06-18-2007, 10:13 PM   #43
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Given that the kitchen is along the street side, this is the same window which I referred to as the street side dinette window; we seem to be on the same track.

I don't think the panes lift out readily - I assume that they just expect you to go out the normally opening part. It's not like the real egress windows as found in buses (and modern RVs?), in which a red handle releases the whole thing to swing out.
Yes, you're right... We are talking about the same window. I have trouble with 'curb side' and 'street side' for some reason... "port" and "starboard" works for me though. :-)
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:10 AM   #44
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Herb, your snapshot of the camper ought to make home page status. We always show our rigs in lovely backgrounds. But sometimes, reality intrudes.

Oh Michael (or whoever selects the home page pics), what about it? It would reflect the hardyness of the fiberglass camper, and stress its "all seasons" capability.
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Old 06-19-2007, 01:07 PM   #45
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Herb, your snapshot of the camper ought to make home page status. We always show our rigs in lovely backgrounds. But sometimes, reality intrudes.

Oh Michael (or whoever selects the home page pics), what about it? It would reflect the hardyness of the fiberglass camper, and stress its "all seasons" capability.
Well, the blueness was really a camera operator malfunction instead of an actual representation of the lighting... It did, in hindsight, adequately represent our mood though...

It's June in the Kananaski's.
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Old 06-22-2007, 04:39 PM   #46
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Hi Herb. Just bought a Boler 1300.A week later I came across another for free.Needs some work and thought that you may be able to give me some ideas.Basically the interior is fiberglass so any material which you did your 1700 would help.I would not have a clue where to buy ensolite in the Maritimes.Any other hints would be helpful as well.
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:36 AM   #47
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You could order from Team Trillium... They don't have any choices ... One insulation, and one color/style of headliner. Also one choice of glue... I used a $20 paint gun from Princess Lotto as I figured it would be 'done' by the time the job finished. I didn't want to trash my really expensive HVLP gun... Joe says they use 36 linear feet of hull liner for the Outback's... I used less than that on the 1700 but the 1700 has more furniture/windows, and I didn't do the inside of the cupboards...

Another place to check is Aqualine Vinyl but they don't sell the closed cell foam insulation or the glue... The glue they recommend only works well on vertical surfaces... Joe uses some other glue (that I don't know the name of) that he's found works well on vertical and horizontal surfaces. Having used it, I can attest to that... It's very tenacious.

Figure on this costing you about $500 for materials alone. This is a horrific job and I can see every flaw in mine... Check your local hotrod club to see if they have an upholstery guy you can hire to do this for you..
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:46 PM   #48
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I finally took a few minutes to take some 'basically finished' shots of the interior...

In retrospect, I'm not entirely pleased with how the white fiberglass backsplash for the dinette area worked out... It lines up perfectly with the window but looks awkward with the cushions and table... The table itself is still the ugly one from the previous owners but I haven't gotten around to building a new one yet.

The cooler normally rides on the front rack but lives inside so it doesn't get stolen while the trailer sits on my driveway.

In the corner, I bought a cheap meter from Princess Auto which is for debugging electrical problems out in the field, but it also doubles as a battery monitor. It is connected to two banana plugs on the storage compartment (can just barely see them above the cushion) and the meter is velcro'd to the hull liner. Above the meter is the clock/indoor-outdoor thermometer. Next to that is a dual 12v power outlet for charging cellphones, GPS, ipods, etc...

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Nothing exciting here. I mounted a fiberglass panel to protect the wood panelling when the gaucho is slid out into bed form. I also added one between the bathroom door and fridge to accomodate the coat hooks and a handle for my son to stabilize himself when he climbs down the ladder.

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I replaced all the lighting with these truck dome lights. They're very bright and they're very cheap (about $12ea). They also take standard brake light bulbs so eventually I can put LED bulbs in if I feel like conserving power. For now, one provides plenty of light for the dinette or kitchen sink.

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A final shot of the kitchen counter. Nothing exciting. Basic white arborite with some oak trim... I cut up an old kitchen cutting board to fit over the stove. Still not convinced of that idea...

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That largely fixes the interior. The outside still needs lots of work.
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Old 06-30-2007, 01:05 AM   #49
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Herb,

That is beautiful work! Your trailer looks absolutely beautiful inside.
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:10 AM   #50
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All your hard work really paid off. Looks great!!
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Old 07-04-2007, 10:37 PM   #51
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All your hard work really paid off. Looks great!!
Ditto It's gorgeous ! Good for you !!! Love the fabric too ! Cheers Mitch
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Old 07-11-2007, 09:11 AM   #52
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Not much to update. Bought a new awning today from Alberta Tent & Awning... This is the 10ft version of the awning we had on our 1300 and we liked it a lot so we bought another one. For $250, comes with extendable poles, stakes, and all the rope...


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Other things you can see in this picture are that I'm still removing the 30 year old stripes... Very tedious work... I'm simultaneously patching cracks, pits, scratches, holes, blemishes, etc, to get ready for paint... This is a slow tedious process that I'm glad to do in small stints...
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Herb That's a lot of work. I'm sure you now know ALL the ins and outs of your trailer. Makes me think that upgrading to a 17 is the way to go. There's so much more comfort available.
Well done!
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Hi Herb!
You are doing great work!! We removed the stripes on our 17' Boler by using a hair dryer to warm up the stripes and a razor scraper (carefully) to start the stripes lifting - a little patience and it worked quite well!! Our Boler lookes so much better without the orange stripes - yours will too! Best of luck!
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:28 AM   #55
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Hi Herb!
You are doing great work!! We removed the stripes on our 17' Boler by using a hair dryer to warm up the stripes and a razor scraper (carefully) to start the stripes lifting - a little patience and it worked quite well!! Our Boler lookes so much better without the orange stripes - yours will too! Best of luck!
I tried that as well but these stripes have turned brittle over the years...

I actually managed to get quite a lot of it removed on the last camping trip... Those times I should have been sitting on a lawn chair, holding a beer...
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Old 07-22-2007, 07:56 AM   #56
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The interior part of the job is pretty much finished. We just completed our second camping trip and everything worked really well. I did build a screen door last week that I got mounted in time for this camping trip...


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I'm still removing strips, patching holes/cracks.. I don't imagine I'll be adding any new pictures to this thread until I paint the exterior...
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