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Old 06-08-2006, 10:47 PM   #1
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I have updated my website with renos of my boler:
http://www.telusplanet.net/public/lwebb16/Boler/

Click on "2006" to see this year's updates.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:33 AM   #2
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As always your Boler is great! Do you do these reno's yourself or do you pay a company to do it?
It all looks so perfectly done!

I have sooo many questions for you about your latest mods!!! What did u use to paint under the sink?Where did you get the stove and fridge? Where do you find those cool containers that roll out like draws (above stove and in closet)....

Your trips too look like a wonderful experience. That is one happy Boler I am sure!
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Old 06-09-2006, 09:40 AM   #3
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Hi Jollean
With the exception of welding, the fridge installation and the fantastic fan I do the mods myself - I love to putter.
I used tremclad gloss white to paint under the sink - same paint I used on the walls. It is a bit smelly for a few days but a box of baking soda left sitting in the trailer absorbs most of the odor. I painted my walls 5 years ago and they still look like the day I painted them.
I purchased the stove and fridge from International RV - the people making the new Trillium Outbacks in Calgary.
The boxes that work like drawers are from IKEA. They are called TROFAST. Ikea also sells the plastic rails for the drawers. The drawer above the stove is lined on the bottom with metal (furnace ducting) so it won't melt from the heat of the stove.
If you have any other questions just let me know - and yes, I have a very happy boler!
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Old 06-09-2006, 10:46 AM   #4
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It's a pleasure to see all the work you've done on your Boler - it looks fantastic! The camping and scenery shots on your website are lovely too.

Our Casita's gelcoat is in pretty poor condition, so the outside of your trailer really caught my eye. What brand of marine paint did you use? How did you apply it? Any words of wisdom for someone contemplating a paint job? It looks great, and the decals you made are the perfect finishing touch!

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Old 06-09-2006, 12:53 PM   #5
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Hi Jeanne
I used IMPERVO Marine Paint from Benjamin Moore. I applied it with a 4" high density foam roller. Gave the whole trailer 2 coats.
Words of wisdom .... hmmmm .... I don't know ... perhaps just to have patience - roll the paint slowly for less splatter and spread the paint well so you don't get any runs. You are better off to give it multiple coats than to put it on too thick. Also, if bugs land on your paint before it is dry DO NOT try to remove them while the paint is wet. Wait until it is dry and they will just come right off with no mark.
Good Luck!
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Thanks for the tips Laura!

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Old 03-31-2007, 12:57 PM   #7
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The reno's are GREAT! I love the new stove!

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Old 04-09-2007, 10:39 AM   #8
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Laura, was the upholstery place expensive for cutting the cushions for you? I live just outside of Calgary and need cushions before May and it looks like I will be too busy to get to them.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:28 PM   #9
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your reno's are fabulous! I have to admire you woman who dig in and get stuff like that done.... I wouldnt dare....
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Old 04-10-2007, 12:56 AM   #10
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Hi Dave
If I recall correctly they didn't even charge to cut the cushions to shape for me.
I got them at Labbe Bedding just off Macleod Tr (by Chinook).
I had to take my old ones in and they just cut the new ones to the same shape.
Great place, great prices and excellent product.
I have a bad back and get a great nights sleep on the new foam.
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Old 04-13-2007, 11:03 AM   #11
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Wow! Just took a look at all of your renovations. What a great job! Laura, how did you go about getting the custom graphics done? Our "new" 84 Bigfoot 5th wheel graphics -- well, let's just say they are very 1980s... but my hubby wants it to still have a Bigfoot logo. I was thinking maybe we could recreate a newer Bigfoot logo.

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I did the graphics myself - I went to a sign shop and purchased the vinyl then used an x-acto knife to cut the graphics out and then applied them on the trailer.
You also can create something and have the sign company cut it for you.
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Since I don't have an artistic bone in my body, I'm sure I couldn't create the graphics myself -- but your tips are helpful. We should either check into a sign shop or learn to "embrace" the "retro" look we have. Thanks!
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Hey Laura,
GREAT RENOS! hehe I just wanted to verify though, you got the fridge from Inter. RV, so then it's a true RV fridge, a 2way or a 3 way, NOT the dorm fridge we see in so many renos? Reason I ask is Im more of a boondocker or dry camper, so the dorm fridge replacing an icebox isn't going to do much for me, and Im curious to see just how expensive/tough it is to get a real RV fridge put in. Did your Boler have a fridge originally, or an icebox?
My current rig, Compact II, has a 3 way fridge, but I have an idea that there might be another rig in my future, so I'm just trying to 'learn ahead' I guess you could say...hehe Thanks for sharing your pics and experiences with us all! Joe
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