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Old 09-26-2016, 06:35 PM   #29
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Now that the first camping trip was completed, I started sanding on the outside of the trailer. When i first cleaned the trailer with a Mr. Clean magic eraser, the paint started coming off showing the beautiful original colours. (cream top, orange bottom) I figured if I actually used real sandpaper it would come off even easier. I was mistaken!

After a day of sanding the attached is the result. I will continue and hopefully get to the original colours in a few days (or weeks).

Also, there are small cracks all over the original gelcoat. I have attached a picture. If I were to paint do I need to fill all these tiny cracks? I also attached a picture of the larger cracks, which I plan on filling.
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Old 09-26-2016, 06:54 PM   #30
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First camping trip

Nice pictures of your first camping trip!
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:05 PM   #31
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Thanks!

And I forgot to mention the bed. The IKEA mattress was perfect for me. It was the first time in years I woke up without a stiff back. Sadly our pillow choice was no good and my wife's neck didn't fair as well.

I recommend the IKEA mattress for anyone looking to replace their original foam
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Old 04-22-2017, 06:23 PM   #32
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Now that it is spring finally, I did some more work on the Boler.

New floor put in. It's a click together vinyl made by trafficmaster.

Also, installed a small solar panel for batter tending purposes.

I intend to get a larger panel at some point, but this will make sure my battery stays charged between camping trips. It also fits nicely on the battery case
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:23 PM   #33
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The floor looks good Grant! I used peel and stick in my boler too, it seems to be holding up very well. I also use the same solar charger (from Canadian Tire?), it works great.
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Old 04-23-2017, 05:24 AM   #34
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Thanks Jay, yes its from Canadian tire, I got it on sale for 70 percent off (or something around there) last fall.
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Old 04-29-2017, 11:24 AM   #35
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I had some oak veneered plywood laying around from another project, so I decided to make a new front dinette table.
I used the old table as a template and a jigsaw to cut it out. Unfortunately I had lent my jigsaw to a friend and it came back a bit worse for wear, so the cut isn't the best.

That being said, it turned out pretty nice. Just looking for an edging material to finish it off.
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Looks great!
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Old 04-29-2017, 01:59 PM   #37
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Thanks Jay!

Here's a pic of the new main dinette table in progress.
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I had some oak veneered plywood laying around from another project, so I decided to make a new front dinette table.
I used the old table as a template and a jigsaw to cut it out. Unfortunately I had lent my jigsaw to a friend and it came back a bit worse for wear, so the cut isn't the best.

That being said, it turned out pretty nice. Just looking for an edging material to finish it off.
I bet if there was a Windsor Plywood close to you they would have a decent selection of wood edging veneer. Or did you want a synthetic one?
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:12 AM   #39
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I was hoping for something either aluminum or chrome. Ian Gilles gave me a good idea and if it works out I'll post it here.
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I used a few different aluminum pieces in my trailer and while searching for suppliers I found a few metal suppliers that carried an assortment of aluminum stock. Ironically I ended up getting most of the pieces I used at Home Depot. I know Canadian Tire has some too, but like HD these are pretty standard pieces.
I know for a fact Toronto and London have lots of suppliers that are moee than willing to sell retail. Good luck.
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I saw that in your thread and immediately went to HD in hopes I could find what I wanted, but they didn't have the right thickness. I'm heading to Canadian tire today and will post the results.
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Here is the edging suggested by Ian Giles. It's chrome molding for cars/trucks that comes with 3m tape to be taped onto the edge. I think it looks pretty awesome and even comes in different thicknesses (this is 3/4)
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