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Old 09-04-2010, 09:17 PM   #15
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Hi Raya,

I'm going to go take some pics tomorrow. I never thought of it as a dropped floor--I thought of those dang bumps as raised! So I'll take some pics and really look at it!

It does have the door and space for the porta-potty, however the sellers warned me not all pp's fit under there---and I had purchased a Pett system--which fits fine when in the folded legs position, but set it up and it's almost a regular toilet height---so it definitely doesn't fit that way!
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:46 PM   #16
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Hi Raya,

Here are some pics, don't know if they show what I was trying to say. The bench is 15" tall. In the middle is storage space, but on either side are the raised areas. So if we cut the middle out to make the front dinette mod, there would be little or no storage under the remaining seats.

Another question: are many other people's benches unfinished underneath, like mine???? The newbies from KC that have been posting pics of their Boler restoration, have a beautiful yellow finished look, underneath all the benches and cabinets they have removed. (Sorry folks, can't remember your name) It's Sam and Jess------
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:48 PM   #17
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OH, yea, see where the light is shining thru little holes in the fiberglass---how do I fix that? Slap some fiberglass on the inside, paint, ???????
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Old 09-05-2010, 11:42 PM   #18
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Hi Vickie, and thank you for the photos. From what you are saying the Perris Pacer has a similar design to the Boler, which makes sense since the shell looks like it's a Boler clone.

On the nice smooth liner inside the bench: The Boler 13 floor (at least all the ones I've seen), is molded so that the nice, shiny gelcoat is on the inside, and the rough side of the fiberglass (away from the mold when they make it) is on the bottom (under the camper).

What this means is that the inside floor (in the living area) and the bottom (floor) of the storage areas (plus the wheelwell humps) are the same shiny gelcoat. So is the riser around the sunken area of floor (which makes the kitchen baseboard, and the front of the step to the dinette, etc.

I think I have read that the Pacer is more of a "bathtub" floor, like the Trillium, so that would (or could) mean that the shiny gelcoat side is underneath, facing the road.

Note that the Boler walls on the inside (under the Ensolite) are also the "rough" fiberglass, because the outside (of course) is the molded gelcoat.

What I don't recognize is that "curb" around your photos. I'm not sure what that is or exactly where it is on your camper (?).

If you are seeing light through the shell, that may simply mean that there is a chip in your outside gelcoat. The basic fiberglass that our campers are made of is translucent, and only gelcoat or paint on the outside makes it opaque (or more opaque anyway). Now, I'm not saying you don't have a chip or a thin spot that needs repair because I can't see it in enough detail. But there are plenty of times you can see light through fiberglass and it is just fine, but simply has some paint rubbed off or a gelcoat chip, etc. (maybe in your photo those are chips from rocks, if it is the front lower section of the Pacer?)

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