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Old 06-06-2014, 12:51 AM   #197
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Awesome points, thanks! I was wondering about the plexi vibrating. Ours didn't come with the cover so was thinking of getting one from Scamp or getting one made from aluminum diamond plate...but I'm also trying to limit puncturing the shell (going rivet-less).
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:50 AM   #198
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Plexi worked fine, it was when it was "upgraded" to a more durable material that was also more flexible that the problems started.

I tried to avoid putting anything through the shell at first, after a while it stopped bothering me, the rivets seal well. I even have a couple screws and I added a little buttle tape and have had no problems with them either.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:38 AM   #199
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Front rock cover talk

Nelmes, Slav,
good conversation you guys are having.

I also had the same issues. To cover or not to cover.
Not wanting to have any rivets or FG shell penetrations I was tempted to not cover.

Again, if most Bolers have it there must be a reason so I backtracked. Bought a hardware kit, and am now planning to install.

I do hope I can seal those rivets well (suggestions please!). and have thought of the cover as a window covering as well, as a sahde if opened up, and also as a potential PV cell backing. ( With the adhesive film type installed on the inside if the cover), just remove form trailer, connect wiring and place facing sun light...

Me thinks I can see through to the back on mine though. The axis was moved under leaf springs, and the whole trailer gained about 6-8 inches in elevation.

I can only use my side rear view mirrors anyway!

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Old 06-06-2014, 12:01 PM   #200
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If looking for options I would also consider a window film, vinyl wrap ect as an alternative covering? I am always amazed at the protection such thin things can actually give.

The rivets seal well, and by default I go to butyl tape anywhere I feel there is any chance or a leak.

I plan to build something to prop open the front window shade when camping, but we never seem to be in the trailer during the day, so leaving it closed has worked so far. It makes the trailer nice an dark for sleeping.

I read somewhere about a water repelling spray someone used to get windows and rivets that were leaking to repel the water. However I can't find the mention of the product that worked anywhere. Sounds like a great way to ensure a seal, and make quick campsite repairs if necessary. I will keep searching and of course post a working solution if I find one.

To avoid rivets I plan to glue the boler emblem on the front of the trailer, but with the fibreglass window guard I think rivets would be the best way to go.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:51 PM   #201
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Nelmes, Slav,
good conversation you guys are having.

I also had the same issues. To cover or not to cover.
Not wanting to have any rivets or FG shell penetrations I was tempted to not cover.

Again, if most Bolers have it there must be a reason so I backtracked. Bought a hardware kit, and am now planning to install.

I do hope I can seal those rivets well (suggestions please!). and have thought of the cover as a window covering as well, as a sahde if opened up, and also as a potential PV cell backing. ( With the adhesive film type installed on the inside if the cover), just remove form trailer, connect wiring and place facing sun light...

Me thinks I can see through to the back on mine though. The axis was moved under leaf springs, and the whole trailer gained about 6-8 inches in elevation.

I can only use my side rear view mirrors anyway!

Cheers,
Luis
Hey Luis!

Did you get the kit from Scamp? Does the curvature of it seem to conform to the Boler pretty good? Thanks!

Cheers,
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:45 AM   #202
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water repellant

Have you guys seen or used this. I am tempted to try it. Hopefully it hasnt been mentioned elsewhere. I am thinking around the rivet areas.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:16 AM   #203
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I saw that advertised on TV the other day. At $25.97 at my local Home Depot I think I will give it a try. Sucks that it is only $16.87 in the US. Us Canadians keep getting ripped off.

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Have you guys seen or used this. I am tempted to try it. Hopefully it hasnt been mentioned elsewhere. I am thinking around the rivet areas.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:44 AM   #204
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Thanks Mike, I plan to pick some up today and see if it will work, as I have a slight leak during rain storms, light rain is not a problem. Hopefully this will fix it.
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Picked up some never wet, taped off the area and sprayed it on. Should have took the tape off right away, as once it dried it didn't come off neatly along the tape line. Now I just need a really big rain storm to see if it worked, normal rain or smaller storms don't make it leak. If it work I will reapply, taking the tape off immediately after spraying.
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Old 06-08-2014, 06:23 PM   #206
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I'm also trying to limit puncturing the shell (going rivet-less).
You can try to use existing holes for more than 1 thing. Many bolers already have rivets for the curtain rods in about the same location.
Some people use SS machine screws and washers.
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How bad is the white haze after it dryed? My Boler is painted grey on top and worry the white haze will not look well.

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Picked up some never wet, taped off the area and sprayed it on. Should have took the tape off right away, as once it dried it didn't come off neatly along the tape line. Now I just need a really big rain storm to see if it worked, normal rain or smaller storms don't make it leak. If it work I will reapply, taking the tape off immediately after spraying.
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Old 06-08-2014, 07:42 PM   #208
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The haze is only noticeable if it is sprayed on too thick, or on the window. I will take a couple pictures and post shortly. On the trailer body it was fine.
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Crumb, wish I had seen this post earlier. We have discussed the NeverWet, about a year ago. The downside, to remove it, it has to be sanded off: New Product okay Donna here you go.
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Crumb, wish I had seen this post earlier. We have discussed the NeverWet, about a year ago. The downside, to remove it, it has to be sanded off: New Product okay Donna here you go.

That's ok Donna D....we can still look back and refresh our minds with that thread while we wait for an update from the new try in this thread...because we know as soon as there is a hard rain we will get a full report.

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