Well it has begun. WE have officially started our Boler
remodel from the "Ground Up" as you would say. My husband David and I removed the fiberglass body from the trailer last week and took it down to a local welder to have a new one fabricated. The old fram had many stress fractures, old repairs and lots and lots of rust. We are sticking with the same set up for the frame basically with a few mods. We are going with a slightly heavier steel tubing and yes I know this will add some weight
but I want a good foundation for all future renovations.
We also noticed that the axel was mounted backwards on the frame. We dont know if this was on purpose or not but we think it may have contributed to some of the stress fractures. We are ordering axels with a little bit more ground clearance to be able to match the height better to my Ford Explorer.
We are adding some more support to the main floor area that had become spongy in the trailer by the time we purchased it.
I am in the process of searching for our new appliances now and the website here has been a blessing. Especially that wonderful Blue Boler
(amazing) slide show. Now my husband is in real trouble. LOL
When we got our Boler
last year it tilted to the drivers side and we hope to remedy this by moving the refrigerator
or other appliances to the closet side.
All modifications are up for review now as we are starting with the frame. One thing my husband is doing is adding a 3-4 gallon water heater that will also provide radiant heat thru a tube set up he is planning. We will have a floating wood floor also so we can remove it for easy cleaning.
There are just so many possibilities!!!!
I will send pictures as soon as I get them off the camera or taken.
Well thanks to Lance and his Blue Boler you can view the progress as a very nice slide show. I bought the Deluxe version Lance they should send you a comission!
I hope you enjoy the show as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I will update it as we get new pictures with each step we do.