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Old 08-30-2015, 09:28 PM   #15
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I like your backsplash what did you use for replacement carpet
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Old 08-30-2015, 09:55 PM   #16
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I bought the carpet off of Paul Neumiester who lives close to me. Paul is a Boler expert and is a popular reference here on FGRV (he is also a very nice guy). It is the left-over carpet from when Paul re-carpeted the interior of his 16ft Boler.
If I remember right Paul told me he bought the whole roll from a friend with a carpet store. It is a short synthetic berber style pile. Unlike the auto carpet I bought to put into my front bottom cupboards it does not have a plastic backing.
I am sorry I Don't know more. I too was looking at headliners and marine fabric but as soon as I saw what Paul had I bought it (about $200) for 8' wide by about 30' long. I went to a couple of autobody shops but their headliners all had foam backing and were really thin and very pricey.
Are there any marine or RV upholsterers around you? Even a smaller carpet shop (not a chain) might be able to match.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:06 PM   #17
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I will check with a place here that sells end rolls of carpet. I assume yours had a similar backing as regular carpet did you have any problems gluing it to the astro foil?
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:10 PM   #18
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My Boler did not have foil on the fiberglass...I glued the carpet straight to the shell interior. I had bought reflectix to put between the FG and the carpet but I backed out of that plan.
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Old 08-30-2015, 10:12 PM   #19
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Do you have any problems with sweating or keeping cool/warm
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:14 AM   #20
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I gutted my trailer to undertake a big reno anyway so I went ahead with the carpet replacement. when i removed the old carpet I kept each piece and used it as a pattern for the new pieces I cut. .... Everyone asks "why bother?" and for us it was simple, the carpet was disgusting. It had mouse urine and feces, it smelled awful and honestly we didn't like the colour.
I just learned something new, the day hasn't been a waste! I was totally unaware that any year of boler came from the manufacturer with carpet on the walls. I thought there was only ensolite or bare painted fiberglass.

I'm willing to do a lot of things to my Scamp. But replacing the wall covering isn't one of them. Too much work, too much expense and too much time wasted when I'd rather be camping. But, it's not my trailer.

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Old 08-31-2015, 06:25 AM   #21
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Do you have any problems with sweating or keeping cool/warm
I was in the Canadian Prairies this summer where it hit 96-100 regularly and yes the boler got hot, but not because of the carpet. We also camped 3 weeks in the Rockies and it got cool every night - the windows had condensation on them every morning but the carpet felt dry. We were in BC and it rained fro 3 days straight and the trailer was dry. (however, I made a secret storage compartment at the top of my tall cupboard and I did not put carpet in it. I had to stop putting books in it b/c the bare fiberglass got so wet the books curled!)
There were a few days where the carpet did get wet. If we had a damp / cool evening and a hot day and if I packed up the trailer to move on first thing in the cool morning, when I stopped at lunch in the heat of the day the boler was a sauna, so I started towing with a window open. One day I had to dry the carpet with a towel, but i do not know if insulation would have prevented that. I was thinking about a fantastic vent...
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:28 AM   #22
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I just learned something new, the day hasn't been a waste! I was totally unaware that any year of boler came from the manufacturer with carpet on the walls. I thought there was only ensolite or bare painted fiberglass.

I'm willing to do a lot of things to my Scamp. But replacing the wall covering isn't one of them. Too much work, too much expense and too much time wasted when I'd rather be camping. But, it's not my trailer.

Best of luck!
Hey Donna!
I don't want to hijack the thread but if you read up on my trailer posts you will see I bought it as a 1992 (factory plate with serial # too) which is 4 years after the factory closed. There are many things about my beautiful little Boler that are not factory spec., so carpet did not surprise me! Somebody out in there knows where my Boler came from, but I haven't figured it out yet!
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:17 AM   #23
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I'd like to reiterate the previous advice of using 3M 90. I used 3M 77 the first time around and all my AyrFoil came off.
I got around the sweating issue by installing a portable AC/heat/dehumidifier unit in my closet. You can see the plenums in my avatar pic.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:45 AM   #24
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I like the idea of installing an air conditioner under the couch in place of the portapotty. If I do that I want to put the vent caps in the floor so I don't have to make holes in the walls
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