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Old 09-27-2019, 10:18 AM   #1
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Our Updates '79 Boler

We've be working on updating our Boler this summer. One of the objectives was to reduce weight where we could. Our unit had a bunk bed but the previous owner converted it to a dinette, and we reworked that to include a table that sides to allow for the tight stove side entry. Anyway too many details and a picture is worth a thousand words...
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:34 PM   #2
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very nice! i like it!
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:46 PM   #3
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clean cozy compact colourful
all critical characteristics of Bolers
very nicely done
love the colour
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Old 09-27-2019, 01:48 PM   #4
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How did you mount your window curtains?
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:11 PM   #5
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4000 words...

I used fiberglass driveway marker poles cut to length. They bend to follow the contours and don't rust. A short piece of 1/4" tubing help to keep them snug.
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Old 09-27-2019, 06:10 PM   #6
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Table

To save weight I made the table using a pine frame with 1/2" foam inserts with 3/16" birch laminated on top and bottom. The top is finished with a plastic laminate like that used on kitchen counters. The pine frame is glued and doweled and the corners are reinforced for rounding later.

It's much lighter than it looks finished.
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Old 10-05-2019, 01:49 PM   #7
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This is how the table looks installed. It's a cantilever support. The table slides to the right to allow easier entry on the left.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:59 PM   #8
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Our Boler didn’t come with a cabinet support. The screw holes were a tell that there should be one. Failing to find an original my wife and I came up with this option. It’s a 24” double wide shelf support modified to fit and a 6” shelf bracket. Two supports would handle a wider shelf, but also block more of the window.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:10 AM   #9
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Very nice it is bright and cheery without being all white. Love the cabinet doors, they are bright but still add some warmth to the feel of the camper.
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Old 10-13-2019, 07:43 AM   #10
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After our debut camping trip to Algonquin one of us decided that the kitchen overhead cupboard doors and the dinette overhead closet doors needed to be bigger. So I've updated those updates:
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In case anyone is interested, I replaced the original fire extinguisher housing with one I made of 1/4" plywood and reinforced the corners with FG. This fits the newer and larger extinguisher size:
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Bright and cheery, love it!
Would you post any pics and or story to the fans about the stove.
Marilyn cooks mostly inside so removing the stove heat is a project for me.
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Nice Job on the fire extinguisher holder. Gives me a to do idea.
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"Would you post any pics and or story to the fans about the stove."


I copied the fan idea from someone else. We had an original range hood discharging out the side. It sounded like a jet plane taking off. We removed it but wanted something to keep air moving when it's raining out and our rain sensing Fantastic Fan wouldn't work (I've since then also added a kill switch to that sensor).
These two computer fans are very quiet and ensure a cross breeze.
I added a small lever, on the side next to the on/off, to mechanically open the vent damper since the fan are not noted for having a lot of push.
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love it. light and bright!
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"Would you post any pics and or story to the fans about the stove."


I copied the fan idea from someone else. We had an original range hood discharging out the side. It sounded like a jet plane taking off. We removed it but wanted something to keep air moving when it's raining out and our rain sensing Fantastic Fan wouldn't work (I've since then also added a kill switch to that sensor).
These two computer fans are very quiet and ensure a cross breeze.
I added a small lever, on the side next to the on/off, to mechanically open the vent damper since the fan are not noted for having a lot of push.

What type of grille or vent did you use for the outside? This looks really nice. I wanted to install and exhaust fan inside the upper cabinet of my scamp but this is a better use of space
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Thanks for the info!
We have a crank out window in that location but it's pretty useless as is. A couple of those fans mounted there sounds like a good idea plus the "damper" is already there.
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I used a "Heng's Off White Range Exhaust Vent" since it fit best over the opening left by the previous exhaust fan cover.
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Old 10-21-2019, 02:31 PM   #19
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Latest mod is the added outside shades to protect the acrylic door and rear windows. These are vinyl and they snap in place when we park/store the Boler. I'm planning on adding some supports that will convert the rear shade into an over the window awning. We'll see how that turns out later.
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Looks great, nice and clean. How did you attach the snaps to the trailer?
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