OurBoler.com 74 Boler rebuild - Page 11 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-22-2013, 03:29 PM   #141
Senior Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Boler
Alberta
Posts: 291
Thanks. I was very happy when I got out of the car to see, and found it mostly unhurt. Now to see if w can have it ready for camping this summer.
__________________

__________________
Nelmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #142
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nelmes View Post

So I had the frame reinforced, and on the first trip it broke under the trailer. A new frame was on the list, but with the frame reinforced I thought it could wait until next spring.

The damage to the trailer was minimal, as the tongue lifts up, it lifted the front of the trailer, so it did little damage, and the propane tank made a small mark in the front.

It was the same price to have the trailer reinforced again so I can tow it home, or have it towed all the way. So I am having the frame fixed. With that i still need to find a way to build a new frame.
This is NOT the kind of picture I like to see posted! My stars. So very glad there wasn't any severe damage to trailer or people.
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 11:02 AM   #143
Senior Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Boler
Alberta
Posts: 291
I agree Donna.

The frame has been fixed, we pick it up tomorrow. When the tongue was reinforced it stopped before making it all the way back to the large cross member under the trailer. Although this metal was inspected and looked fine, if the reinforcement would have carried through this would have been prevented as it broke right where the reinforcements stopped.

I believe close calls like this are a great reminder to be safe, and grateful that no real damage was done, and no one was hurt. Hopefully sharing will help others prevent the same issues.
__________________
Nelmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #144
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nelmes View Post
....... it broke right where the reinforcements stopped.............
It is important to transition a patch so there is not a abrupt change in the strength of the material.
Attached Thumbnails
Stress Concentration.JPG  
__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2013, 04:34 PM   #145
Senior Member
 
Name: andrew
Trailer: 17 boler
Ontario
Posts: 141
What type of carpet did you use on the inside?

thanks
__________________
andrew78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2013, 10:32 PM   #146
Senior Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Boler
Alberta
Posts: 291
I used an indoor / outdoor carpet that is uv stabilized i found at Rona.
__________________
Nelmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 12:06 AM   #147
Senior Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Boler
Alberta
Posts: 291


First weekend out in the Boler (take 2) was a success!! Had a storm the first night, lots of rain, lightning and wind. Jasper campsite we had our eye on was full, so we ended up at Mt. Robson. Boys did not want to come home, had a great time!
__________________
Nelmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 12:08 AM   #148
Senior Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Boler
Alberta
Posts: 291
Edmonton to Mt Robson was 10.5 litres/100 km while towing. Adding a little to the cost of the drive, but amazing with a trailer.
__________________
Nelmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 12:44 AM   #149
Senior Member
 
Name: Kathy
Trailer: 2017 Escape 19
Washington
Posts: 594
Registry
So sorry to hear about the frame breaking, but glad that no one was hurt, nor the trailer itself. The picture from your campsite looks awesome. I think this all comes under the heading of "trial by fire"!
__________________
Evergreengirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 01:04 AM   #150
Senior Member
 
FRED SMAILES's Avatar
 
Name: Fred
Trailer: 13 ft Boler
Kootenay's of BC
Posts: 623
Registry
our 74 boler frame is in great shape, untouched original
Ours was built in WPG was yours?
__________________
FRED SMAILES is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 02:59 AM   #151
Senior Member
 
Name: Darrell
Trailer: Scamp 16ft
Alabama
Posts: 206
Great work !
Sorry to see the frame failure. . Glad all Ok and trailer Ok.
I happen on to your restoration thread.. Really fine job and memories for you and family.
__________________
Darrell in Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #152
Senior Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Boler
Alberta
Posts: 291
thanks Kathy, the best way to learn is through experience, as long as it's safe, and this project has definitely been a learning process.

Fred. I think the trailer is from Ontario, although I bout it off a small island on the west coast.

Thanks darrel, it's all about learning and the memories, I still remember trips when I was young
__________________
Nelmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #153
Senior Member
 
Name: kootenai girl
Trailer: 2004 Casita Liberty 17
British Columbia
Posts: 1,350
So nice to see you out on a successful trip!
That picture of your Boler at the side of the road with the broken frame was so sad after all your hard work but glad to see it didn't take you long to bounce back.
__________________
kootenaigirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 04:22 PM   #154
Senior Member
 
Name: Chris
Trailer: Boler
Alberta
Posts: 291
Thanks kootenai girl, to many fun rips planned for the rest of the summer to have the trailer down for any length of time.
__________________

__________________
Nelmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boler


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1978 Boler Complete Restoration / Rebuild slavandheather Modifications, Alterations and Updates 245 06-17-2017 11:10 AM
The 1972 Boler Rebuild bomni Modifications, Alterations and Updates 9 10-12-2013 11:13 PM
Newbie rebuild 74 Boler -13 Firesurfer30 Hi, I am.... 1 06-13-2012 07:43 PM
1974 Boler Rebuild KyleRuppel Modifications, Alterations and Updates 33 06-04-2012 10:17 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.