Originally Posted by ken h
I remember you said you were thinking of stretching your 13' scamp
to a 17' boler
, is this the one? ha ha
Looks like the front end doesn't look to bad. I feel for you with the frame repair that has a dropped floor , very complicated hopefully there is enough there to copy to make the new one
Keep us posted
I did mention that. And it did cross my mind with this one... But I am not ready for such a task yet. This rig is going to my in-laws. My 13 is a bit tight for a family of 4 and I dream of trading up for a 16' but even 16 is limited for options. At 17' I think I could fit a decent sized bathroom, the regular bunk-beds and at least two seats that could be used so I don't have to reset the dinette every time we want to sit a min. But, that would be a project of epic proportions. After seeing the Big foot stretch though.... The gears have been turning....
As it turns out the frame is not as bad as I first thought. And it's repairable. It has a fatigue crack, so happens I have a friend who is not only a metal guru but also a certified weld inspector. He is helping me get it fixed. There is very little corrosion on it. I do suspect that the axle
is toasty but I know didly on axles. So that will wait till I can take it to a local shop.
Someone u-bolted the front nose floor board to the frame rails. Since it was no longer able to flex, it beat the front end all up. I assumed it was a frame issue, before it donned on me what was happening.