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Old 01-09-2011, 08:17 AM   #15
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Boler: 1977 Brochure shows available colours
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To hijack this thread, that brochure also quotes the axle ratings - 1250 pounds for the basic model and 1650 pounds (with optional brakes) for the Deluxe.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:25 AM   #16
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Hi there,

This is my first post to the forum (which I must say has been a tremendous asset to me!) I recently acquired a 1971 13' Boler from Vancouver BC that I brought back to Seattle and will soon be having restored.

I was wondering if anyone has information on the original Boler colors? I would love to have the new exterior in keeping with its past. I really like the attached color, but not sure if it is original or not. Any information from seasoned Boler pros would be fabulous!!

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Old 01-09-2011, 01:31 PM   #17
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Kathy, what is your tow vehicle? Nice setup. Welcome to the world of glass.
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:50 PM   #18
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Hi Bonnie,

My tow vehicle is a Hyundai Santa Fe that has just the right amount of juice to pull the Boler safely. I had a Volvo that recently died and had an opportunity to purchase a different vehicle. When I saw the tow hitch already on this one, I knew it was meant to be.! Thanks for you welcome to the group!
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:52 PM   #19
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I am taking it down to Bend, OR to The Egg Plant
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I'm very excited to get to work on Kathy's Boler!

But something about Kathy's Boler has me scratching my head...

I can see from Kathy's photos that her 1971 Boler features taillights and a bumper that look more like those of a Scamp, rather than the idiomatic style of the Boler.

I know that Boler sold US manufacturing rights to an outfit in Kansas in '71, and that Scamp began in '71. Any chance hers was built in the US and sent back to Canada?

Does anyone have an explanation for the disparity in the design?

Curious minds want to know...
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Old 01-09-2011, 02:01 PM   #20
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Here is a pic of the back of my Boler to help solve the mystery (Hi Robert!!)
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:39 PM   #21
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But something about Kathy's Boler has me scratching my head...

I can see from Kathy's photos that her 1971 Boler features taillights and a bumper that look more like those of a Scamp, rather than the idiomatic style of the Boler.

I know that Boler sold US manufacturing rights to an outfit in Kansas in '71, and that Scamp began in '71. Any chance hers was built in the US and sent back to Canada?

Does anyone have an explanation for the disparity in the design?

Curious minds want to know...
Hi Robert,

I believe Boler started using the recessed taillights in late 71 or 72. There were quite a few changes in those early years. My trailer is either a 70 or 71 (I'm not actually sure though the registration does say 71) and it was definitely built in Canada. I have the scamp style lights as Kathy does but I don't have a bumper like hers. My frame ends under the shell with a crossmember there rather than extending behind it and using the bumper as a crossmember.

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Old 01-09-2011, 07:07 PM   #22
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I found pictures of a 1971 13' Boler in the sold archives.... humm frenched tail lights on the archived one... wonder if Kathleen's was built in a different factory? 1971 Boler Whatever and it certainly doesn't matter. The Egg Plan will do a spectacular makeover, however much you want done Kathleen
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Old 01-09-2011, 11:19 PM   #23
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I have a 1970 without frenched taillights that was built in Manitoba and I once had a 1972 built in Alberta that didn't have frenched tail lights either
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Old 01-14-2011, 12:19 PM   #24
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Picking a final color

Trying to make a final decision on my Boler color. Here are some options I have been playing with (Photoshop style - that is actually my tow vehicle). Thoughts? Other recommendations?
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Green is a favorite color of mine-gotta put that out front.

The upper left w/ the color going to the belly band is my favorite-is it heresy to two tone the door? There is a scamp on the fiberglass RV4sale site two toned in a deep burgundy that is pretty sharp. My two cents worth.
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Old 01-14-2011, 03:50 PM   #26
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Here's our 1972 Boler with original color, Hope that can help you some.
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Old 01-14-2011, 04:46 PM   #27
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Hi Robert,

As a few others have indicated, early Bolers do not have the recessed tail lights. My '71 manufactured in Winnipeg by Boler does not either. Unlike RussL's, my frame does extend into the classic curved Boler rear bumper.

A couple of other differences I've noticed between mine and post '72 Bolers:
  • My floor is bare 5/8" plywood, it is not fiberglassed
  • My frame is made from quite thin C-channel, it is not boxed.
  • The water tank filler is on the curbside
  • There's no window over the cooktop.
The thin frame started me down my restoration path - the axle needed replacing, so I removed the body from the frame. The back half to the frame was twisted. Thick reinforcements had been welded in quite a few places by previous owners, but the frame cracked beside most of the reinforcements. I am getting a new frame made.

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MHO only. I'd paint white and put on some great graphics. This is one of my favorites.
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Decals and a small amount of paint color is far cheaper to replace than an entire trailer paint job... and you can change it when/if you change tugs. Going back to original color is meaningless unless you really, really like the color. Most trailers are white anyway.

Check out this topic for more color ideas: Paint Jobs, Not a How To Thread
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