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Old 07-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #113
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Diane, we had a week of holidays, the boys were with family or my wife and I focused on this project for 6 days straight, made good progress and got the paint done, which was huge as I have nowhere to do that where I am. Now it's back to normal and a couple hours a day.
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Old 07-12-2013, 09:58 AM   #114
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On the way home we discovered that the front Marguard window was being pushed out of the seal by the wind. It's flexibility is good, but a weakness while traveling.

First stop to put it back in I had someone drive up because they loved the color.

Second stop to fix I heard a happy honk, looking out the window a nice blue and white Boler went by.

I used rope to attach the rock guard, solving the problem. With this issue I see why Plexiglas is a good choice, however Marguard looks great and should last longer, so I would go with it again. With this I will need to make sure I use the rock guard, avoid hurricanes and not go over 100 km/h backwards, a minor sacrifice.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:20 PM   #115
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Installed an RV level on the back.



The other level I put on the side below the handle / LED light.





The door was being held closed by the fiberglass lip, for a more permanent solution. I took a piece of metal from the bottom of an old blind, measured it, then bent it around a bolt the same thickness as the fiberglass lip it will be going on. Then I trimmed off the extra, and riveted it to the trailer.



I took a rubber adhesive piece that is meant to go between the curtain rod and holder from Ikea and stuck it on the Belly Band trim and so far it is working great as a door stop.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:07 AM   #116
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The Bolor Emblem was in rough shape. It was pitted and then the trailer was painted previously with the emblem on. After using a small knife to get the deep paint out of the corners and lots of time with steel wool, stripping the paint of it was still too pitted to put back on the trailer, so I decided to paint it.

Two coats of primer, 2 coats of a Chrome paint and 2 coats of clear. The paint did not turn out shinny like I expected, but am happy with the look.





Now I just need to find one for the front
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:45 AM   #117
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Great job there Chris, keep up the fantastic work!
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Old 07-14-2013, 04:51 PM   #118
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Thanks Ron
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:42 PM   #119
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I got around to addressing the small vents for the propane cooler. I started by removing the bottom two vent and marking out the new holes. I painted the new vents (later learning they also sold them in the color I wanted).



The masking tape also protected the paint from the saw, next time I would cover more of the paint.





To finish up I took one of the vents from the bottom and adding it to the top. I sealed these up to minimize the water that would come in. I also have a small computer fan behind the top vents to help move the air, this should give it a little more ventilation.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:20 AM   #120
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i was thinking last night as i pulled apart a trailer. you might want to put some screens behind those vents. i pulled a couple off yesterday and they were full of bee hives, thankfully not bees to go with them.

unless they make vents with screens already behind them, i was just going to attach it with some two sided tape
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:17 AM   #121
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The Bolor Emblem...



Now I just need to find one for the front
How about painting the recessed parts of the letters the same green as the lower trailer?
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #122
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Thanks Andrew. The square vents have screens on them, the round ones I can glue screens in. I want to keep all those mosquito's out.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:35 AM   #123
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You need one of those 3D printers. They also have people who make signs and with something that small they just take acrylic sheet and do a vacuum pull over that sign and replicate it in plastic. Might be cheaper than you think.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:24 PM   #124
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Thanks Mike!! I had little luck searching for a local 3D printer on the internet, however your post has given me the push needed to make my own. I will post pictures once I figure it out.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #125
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Perhaps make a mold of the thin acrylic and then after it hardens pour in epoxy and let it set up. Betcha something along those lines would work. lots of stuff on the net

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Perhaps make a mold of the thin acrylic and then after it hardens pour in epoxy and let it set up. Betcha something along those lines would work. lots of stuff on the net

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I was thinking along the same lines. Push this piece into a layer of modeling clay coated with wax or oil as a release agent, remove, then pour in some epoxy resin and let it harden.
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