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Old 06-08-2014, 09:58 PM   #211
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I did spray some on the window and shell, but wiped some off the shell before it dried. The window I let it dry then wiped it off (not thinking about the possibility of sanding that if it didn't work).

If I were to do it again, I would spray it into a container, then brush it on (haven't tried so no guarantee it would work), and just force it into the seal.





The close up shows the sealant on, A slight discoloration of the rubber seal and lines that the camera picks up, but are hard to see with the eye.

The forecast is for a thunder storm tonight, we will have to wait and see if it rains hard enough to test the seal.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:18 AM   #212
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A storm went through while I was sleeping last night, not sure how hard it rained, but it didn't leak. A couple more storms are scheduled so I will keep watching.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:05 PM   #213
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I plan to pick up the new boler this week and it hasn't moved for 20 years, so I wanted to be sure I new how to do anything it needed. And with a bearing cahnge over due on my trailer I tackled the project. This has always seemed intimidating, but in hind sight it was easy, and I am glad I got the experience at home versus the side of the highway.



I am guessing most have had to do this, if not the details can be found here.

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Old 06-13-2014, 06:08 PM   #214
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Picked up another Boler, very different, but also a 74.
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Old 06-25-2014, 01:25 PM   #215
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I started another thread for the Red Boler

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Old 06-25-2014, 01:30 PM   #216
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I decided to take the red cushions I picked up last yer out of our green Boler, as it made more sense to put them in the Red trailer. Then I picked up a foam mattress from Ikea to make the bed in the green trailer.

Since we have never used the dinette we decided to make a one piece mattress, and just remove it if we wanted to use the dinette.

I used the cushions and the template on Bolerlife.com to mark out the matress.



Then cut it out with kitchen knife.





Then out it back into the cover. Eventually I hope to make the cover fit, but for now this works.

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Old 06-26-2014, 09:41 AM   #217
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Hi Chris

I love the carpet on the walls, i'm about to do the same with my 17'

any tips on how to make it easier? also what type of glue did you use? and would you do it again?

thanks

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Old 06-26-2014, 03:43 PM   #218
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For the walls I used an indoor outdoor carpet. First I glued the reflectix, then taped the seams, then glued the carpet up.

For glue I ended using contact cement. I went through a lot of it, but it worked great. It has not come off, but when I needed to hide a wire it was easy to peel back and re glue.

The hardest part is holding it up while drying, I cut some 2x4's to make a support, and leaned the boler door against the sides to hold them in place. For the roof I had help, which made a big difference. I also started away from any compound curves, trying to get the biggest possible continuous piece up first.

For the seams I used a razor blade. Hiding the seams isn't hard, it just takes patience, the only problems are where I rushed.

Good luck!
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Old 08-21-2014, 05:29 PM   #219
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This summer my sister gave me an older 3 way fridge. I played with the power option (with help with this forum), but eventually gave up and just got it running well on propane. Since we never have sites with hookups anyway this works great.



A lot of cleaning, polishing metal and a little painting with appliance epoxy it was almost ready. The dark wood of the front didn't go with the trailer so i sanded it down and painted it green to match the trailer.

I also cleaned up the back and the burner.

Amazingly I used a file to make room for the screws on the fridge, other than that it fit great, almost like the spot was made for it. Only problem was there was no room for venting. To solve this I moved the bottom of the backsplash forward, and used insulation to make a chamber behind it. I then added vents to the outside from this chamber.



It looks great, and has made a huge difference having a working fridge.
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:45 PM   #220
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With Summer coming it is time to get working on the Boler again. With it so close to completed I am hoping to get the last things on the list done this year, starting with the frame.



With help we jacked up the shell and pulled the frame out. The crack i was worried about was not the only new crack that had appeared since last time I had the shell off.

We cut up the frame, threw it in the back of the truck to use as a template (while referencing Ian's frame plans online). Then it traveled ahead, as I do not know how to weld and will be traveling to get the help I need.
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Old 05-03-2015, 10:04 AM   #221
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Welding the frame was a fun learning experience, thanks to the help I had!



The axle was twisted almost 2 inches, so it was heated, cut, twisted back, something I never would have attempted on my own.

It took 2 days to put together.



With the new frame ready to go, It hurt to pull out the duct tape and add the lights and licence plate.
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Old 05-04-2015, 05:27 PM   #222
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Once home I cleaned the frame.



I then primed it, and painted it with a roller. Had some help with the places the roller didn't reach.

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Old 05-04-2015, 05:43 PM   #223
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Eh Chris GREAT job. Did you reuse the old axle or put on a new one? I would have went with brakes on a new axle.

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Old 05-04-2015, 06:50 PM   #224
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Hi Rick,

I priced out an new axle, but also had the old axle checked and it was said to be good. The xle did have a twist in it, but when we where welding up the new frame we also fixed the old axle. The axle is only held on by 4 bolts, making it really easy to change in the future if it is needed.

I am curious why would you recommend brakes? I have always found it stops fast enough, and I am looking at trucks for this summer so we can bring more toys camping (bikes, canoes ect), and will have a 6500 lb towing capacity.
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