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Old 03-21-2015, 07:19 PM   #281
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Your project has been motivating

After reading thru your 74 Boler renovation over the last week, I have decided to start on fixing up my 73 Boler after much heavy use since as I got it in the fall of 2003. I have always thought about it. After 7 years of heavy winter use, a retirement, and a major injury, I have not used my trailor for 4 years. Now I am am starting a new phase towards getting it closer to the way I always wanted it You were one of the biggest inspirations that I read. Your postings and pictures were amazing.. You did an amazing job. I registered on this site 2 yrs ago and have just looked off and on. Today I finally posted some pictures of my trailer, tow vehicle, and a history of the trailer for the first time. Thanks for your inspiration
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Old 03-21-2015, 07:32 PM   #282
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Welcome to FiberglassRV Jim. I just read the history of your Boler under your profile. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-21-2015, 08:18 PM   #283
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Thank you Jim and welcome to the group, I also read your history and I can echo parts of your story, I was the passing on my Mom and Joan parents that created the thoughts of spending more quality time together in a special camper, hence the Boler.

Your Boler sounds very special, work on making it what you want but don't miss out on using it either. Try to look at all your changes and upgrades as mini projects that you can work on in a reasonable timeframe, then take a break and enjoy camping in it.

I have 2 websites that you may also find useful:
Proud-Canadian.com where I have a more concice atricle on my Boler Build :My Cusrom Boler"
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Boler-Camping.com, this site I just created last week and will be building it into a very comprehensive resource for Boler owners.
Please post updates and pictures as your project progresses and don't be afraid to ask any questions of seek motivation.
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Old 03-21-2015, 11:30 PM   #284
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Welcome to the group Jim and a great story.
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Old 03-26-2015, 09:28 PM   #285
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Hello Ian and group! My wife and I picked up a 13' 1978 Boler a couple of years ago, mostly original and suffering from a few leaks but we've dragged it around the continent a couple of times. Now it needs some serious work, and the instruction I've received is, 'fix it or sell it.'

So ... I am madly learning all I can about my impending reno project. Ian, I have a question for you. My door sags and the poor egg could use some good bracing, and I love the laminated cedar supports you epoxied into place. Where did you get them/how did you make them? And how did you get the exact curve to make them to?

If you've already answered this just point me to the post, and many thanks in advance for your help. BTW, I work in Kootenay Park, and I'm pretty sure I met you and poked my nose into Buttercup last summer!
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Old 03-27-2015, 07:05 AM   #286
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Hello Tony.

To start with you need to determine the cause of the sagging, please review my "Boler Buyer Guide" the describes the common problems and how to identify them. The first thing you need to do is return the Boler body back to the original shape, the supports are just there to maintain the shape. Use the door as a guide when correcting body sag, the door curvature will remain constant, the sag in the body is what causes the door gap so by returning the body to the original shape the door will fit. To reshape the body take a read through my article on "door and hinge adjustment", it describes how to.

The actual supports are Cedar 4"x4" posts laminated to 4"x8" and using an angled lap scarf joint at the wall to roof transition. With the body shape corrected a template is made of each support location and the cedar posts are cut to a thickness of about 2" x 3.5" wide with a band saw then sanded, edges rounded with a router and finally epoxied to the fibergalss shell using West System which is designed for use on acidic woods (using a thickener for this application).

I hope this explains the process, if not please ask.
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Old 03-27-2015, 04:40 PM   #287
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Fabulous, Ian, thanks! First up is a trip underneath to have a look at the frame.

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Old 05-18-2015, 11:59 AM   #288
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New Bumper

After a very long winter I am finally able to add a few more finishing touches to my Boler. First thing on the list is to install the new bumper. Made from 1959 Jaguar MkII bumpers we spliced a 16" section from the front Jag bumper into the rear, recurved the profile some then sent it off for rechroming.

The trailer looks really low because I have the 8 inch "garage" wheels on it.

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:02 PM   #289
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Cool Galvanic corrosion

Not to throw cold water on your amazing project, but keep an eye on your aluminum screws through your aluminum windows. Different alloys of aluminum can interact with each other. Admittedly not as active as say, aluminum and brass.

Galvanic series

I have an interesting story. We baked a corn bread in a steel pan and not thinking, covered it with aluminum foil. The next day, the foil had little holes in it where it touched the bread. Then it hit me, galvanic corrosion! We had to toss the bread.
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Old 05-18-2015, 03:06 PM   #290
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Not to throw cold water on your amazing project, but keep an eye on your aluminum screws through your aluminum windows. Different alloys of aluminum can interact with each other. Admittedly not as active as say, aluminum and brass.
Thanks Roger
Actually I had concerns about that too so instead of worrying about it I installed nylon washers under each screw to isolate them from the aluminum frame
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:04 PM   #291
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That bumper looks fantastic, Ian. Great work.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:20 PM   #292
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I'm with Jim...that bumper looks spectacular!!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:22 PM   #293
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Awesome Ian, I have been waiting all winter to see those pics. Now you have to get it re-appraised again. LOL
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:09 PM   #294
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Very cool indeed!!!
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