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Old 07-15-2014, 11:17 AM   #29
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Perhaps this was covered in another thread, but were the vents for the original fridge glassed in, or were they just not there when you got it? the original fridge looks like the LP model. And what is the replacement fridge you're using? 12V or A/C?
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Old 07-15-2014, 11:28 AM   #30
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This trailer only had an ice box, so no vents. I have the icebox still, free to anyone who wants it. It has a cracked corner and most the seal was missing. The fridge I installed is 120 volt, so it will also act like an ice box. I haven't yet looked into the venting required, if any for this fridge.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:02 PM   #31
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Day 13, 14 & 15

Cleaning the windows. With the boys playing in a small pool in the backyard, I set up beside them and cleaned the windows, lots of silicon, moss and other random caulking to clean off.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:15 PM   #32
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Day 16 & 17

With the windows cleaned up I installed them to keep them safe and try and make more room in the garage. Butyl tape and no silicone.



I didn't bother building a screen for the window in the door, as the screen I plan to install for the door should take care of it.

I cleaned the plexi glass windows and reinstalled them. They still need a polish an a sticker removed, since I have read up on how to attempt that. A couple screw drivers made it much easier than I expected to get the windows in, but I haven't yet tackled the lock strip.



Looking for other backyard projects (so I can stay close to the boys), and gathered up a few parts to paint.

I also dug out the mould I made to replicate the boler emblem for my other trailer, as this trailer has no Boler markings I made a couple with some left over plastic, and added them to the painting pile.

Everything I spray painted I primered first, and clear coated after, hoping it will last and look good longer.



I removed the hardware from the cabinet doors, using steel wool to clean off any paint that made it onto them over the years. In the processed I discovered they where once pink. I also took the pink stick on tiles and brass trim off the table. The tiles I toss out, while the brass trim is being painted to match the aluminum in the trailer.



I made a shelf to go on top of the fridge for dry food, once installed I riveted in the kitchen and added a stick on tile back splash. The windows had large wooded frames, so I used a trim meant for replacing the caulking on bathtubs. I looks better in person than it does in the photo.

I also reattached the cabinet door hardware and installed the doors.



I bolted on new safety chains.



As I installed these parts I also ran the wires, which should make the electrical easier later.
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:06 AM   #33
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Did you take a measurement between the counter top and the upper cupboards, left to right front and back before you dismantled it? What are the measurements if you did?
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:46 AM   #34
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I didn't take any measurements, as I used the old rivet holes to line everything up. Side to side should line up, the only distance you should need is the distance above the counter, if you have the matal supports they will give you this distance. I will measure this today as I plan to work on the trailer.
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Old 07-23-2014, 10:35 PM   #35
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Thanks for taking the measurements for me! I do not have the metal supports, they were already removed from a prior reno from the previous owner and not replaced! there are no guide holes to go from. I almost had my upper cabinets break totally free from the rivets. I will have to get some metal supports made which is why I would like the measurements.

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Old 07-24-2014, 10:05 AM   #36
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52 cm is the measurement once the bar is installed. this is from the counter to the bottom of the cabinet.

My other Boler was missing these supports. I picked up a curtain rod from ikea, cut it to size and used this to support the roof. It has worked great, inexpensive and matches the wrap around curtain rod I installed. For the top I used a hole saw to make a round cut in a piece of wood to hold the top in place, and I drilled a hole in the counter for the screw it came with to hold it in place on the bottom.

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Old 08-22-2014, 04:39 PM   #37
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Day 18

I cut out the countertop material, and the same material for the top of the table.



I painted the rims white, felt it suited the trailer better.



I cut some plywood, to make the base for the bunk bed cushions. The idea is not to sew, while helping the cushions breath, and making sure they are all removable for storage. Then painted it up.



I found striped fabric, with a red that matches the other cushions, and other colors that in my mid stay with a vintage feel.

Day 19

Install the rims on the trailer.



I cut the foam a little bigger than the board. Then wrapped and stapled the fabric. It was much easier than I expected.





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Old 08-22-2014, 07:07 PM   #38
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Chris, you are doing a great job on your Boler redo and informationally in this thread. Thank you for all your pics and sharing this with us all. Can't wait to see the finished product! Love the color choices also.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:29 AM   #39
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Nice work looks great. Don't know how you manage to have two Bolers. Working on one is eating up all of my time. My lawn is so long I can't find the dog, the car needs washed, the hedges need clipped etc etc.


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Old 09-02-2014, 08:50 PM   #40
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I have been neglecting the Green Boler to work on the Red one. But the Green boler still made it out for 4 weeks of camping this year.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:00 PM   #41
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I have finished up many details on the Trailer.

I picked up LED tail lights at Princess auto, gave up on waiting for them to go on Sale.

Used silicone remover to take the silicone off the red paint. Without it the silicone was pulling the paint off.

Build a hinged lid to cover the storage above the fridge in the counter.

Added a 12 volt fuse box from an old camper, soldered a coupe usb ports to a wire and installed them. Also wired in the LED light above the counter and a switch to turn on the fans going in the vent.



Installed the lock strip around the windows. The first couple attempts failed, but with enough lube it was fairly easy.

I peeled the sticky tiles off the backsplash and put more counter top material up.

All three tires where replaced.

The floor got wood trim, along with the roof vent and step.

The trailer got undercoated (the dirtiest and worst part of the whole project)

I trimmed up the fridge.

Glued any loose parts of the cushions with Speed sew to complete the no sewing cushions for the bunks.



Cleaned up the hookups and reinstalled on the outside of the trailer. I also cleaned up a few other details, bringing the total days up to 23 to complete the project.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:52 PM   #42
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When you reinstalled your windows, what is involved with the tape? One post on another site says you just unscrew the metal inside and out and the window pops right out. Hmmmmm. What about putting it back in?


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