This is the story of how simply buying a 1974 Boler
trailer has turned into an obsession, and like many renovation projects has grown far beyond the initial plan.
Let me start with some background.
We live in Calgary Alberta, our back yard is the Canadian Rocky Mountains which has some of the best scenery and camping in the world. As a family we have enjoyed camping trips throughout the summer months, sitting around the campfire, hiking the many trails and sleeping in a tent. As my wife and I get older the idea of packing and unpacking the car, setting up the tent, crawling around on the ground and the hardest part, getting up off the ground in the morning it was time to get something a little more comfortable.
Like many I have always noticed the unique look of the Boler
trailer and in January of 2011 I found a 1974 Boler
1300 in reasonable shape.
No sure how the Boler was maintained so I gave it a once over before our first trip, replacing & repacking wheel bearings, new tires
on aluminum rims, replaced all the propane
hoses, regulator and tank. I also added 12 volt power with a water pump and LED interior lights
. My wife was busy with the decorating adding the new curtains. We were ready for our first outing on the May long weekend, the trailer worked great we were comfortable and warm but
we quickly realized that a kitchen with about 8 inches of counter space was a challenge and as we left the campground one of the rear lights
stopped working, so the modifications began.