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Old 12-13-2013, 11:16 AM   #169
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You have inspired me! There will be a plywood top that hinges the top and front to swing up to let the toilet come out to be emptied out.
How is your AC unit vented to the outside? We live in Arizona and HAVE to install one!
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #170
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Hi Fred! I was not wondering about the over-all weight of the Boler but the tension weight on the sidewall fiber glass. I was looking at the body of your Boler and even though there isn't a good close-up picture I don't see screws or rivets on the outside. How are your shelves over the booth and the newer one in the front corner by the Door....and the TV supported????
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:47 AM   #171
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Hey Renae, not sure why you qouted the post of the potapotty,,,?
I didn't check to see if you have a Boler cause that an affect things too but posts 44 and 45 in this thread will probably answer most of your questions on my installation of the air conditioner.
I have rethought it's location several times though as that under table area can be well used for storage.
I don't think I'd want it in the closet as a lot of people do,,maybe under the seat behind the closet or the hard to use spot forward of the fridge and stove. The forward spot ands more weight front and left though which I do not need.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:52 AM   #172
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The potapotty post by Chris has a picture of his AC unit right next to the front door. In the area where you have installed the potty - Chris installed his in the middle.
I also just sent you a question about the weight of adding shelves.

We have a 1979 Boler....we have only had it about 6 months but plan on doing some very serious RVing (not necessarily camping) in it so we will want to add as much storage as we possibly can.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:53 AM   #173
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Hi Fred! I was not wondering about the over-all weight of the Boler but the tension weight on the sidewall fiber glass. I was looking at the body of your Boler and even though there isn't a good close-up picture I don't see screws or rivets on the outside. How are your shelves over the booth and the newer one in the front corner by the Door....and the TV supported????
Hey Renae,read and look through,the pics in post 149,in this thread.
If you don't understand using fiberglas and resin you can search it on youtube for some tutorials. Basically I've glued everything on with the same material that the Boler was made with,,hope this helps.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:03 PM   #174
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The potapotty post by Chris has a picture of his AC unit right next to the front door. In the area where you have installed the potty - Chris installed his in the middle.
I also just sent you a question about the weight of adding shelves.

We have a 1979 Boler....we have only had it about 6 months but plan on doing some very serious RVing (not necessarily camping) in it so we will want to add as much storage as we possibly can.
Sorry missed the air conditioner in the picture.

I never worried about the weight of the shelves, or their contents, I think my Boler is strong enough but we will see over the next few months.

We use ours more for RVing than camping as well. We need to be able to have a hot shower DAILY and most camp sites don't have them, at least around here!
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Old 12-14-2013, 06:28 PM   #175
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Finally got a round to finishing the "corral" on the shelf by the door.
Came out decent. My biggest problem was keeping the raw wood clean while using all my welding , mechanic tools on it
I also added a push on push off led light to the underside.
Amazing how a picture points out the flaws I couldn't see prior to gluing!!
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:10 PM   #176
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installed the drop leg for this drawer today.
Only need to use it when the drawer is more than half way out.
Tried to be a bit creative,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:26 AM   #177
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Well we're into the final countdown.
Hittin the road with the pictured combo Jan1
for our southern vacation.
We need to get creative with some of our packing this year
because in the past we used a small pickup truck with a cap as a tug.
This year our storage is much more limited and I'm pickier about
what I put where. Plus we need to be able to use the Boler for overnighters
while traveling.
I'll probably post some pics of how we packed but would sure like imput from anyone who has ideas and or experience.
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Woo Hoo!!! Off you go! The mods look great, and I'm sure you're going to think of more while you're on this trip.
I must be nice to be heading south away from the
and into the warm, warm !!!

Have a great time, Fred!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:16 AM   #179
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We made it! 3 months in our Boler and we're closer than ever!! lol
Had a great time but we were ready to come home when we heard they were golfing here.
Time permitting I'll add to this post to show packing etc.
Thee addition of the rear overhead and shelves made a huge difference in
where to put stuff.
The only things we thought would be an improvment, bigger fridge and of course a bigger bed
Wish I could have shown more during our trip but a combination of poor wifi and breaking our blackberry forsing us to use my little phone sucked.
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Love the car and the cool drawer.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:16 AM   #181
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Love the under cabinet drawer! Your choice of flooring is wise, Practicle and adds extra insulation. Good job!
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Old 12-01-2014, 02:06 AM   #182
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Well it's time to get ready to point the Boler south again!!! YA HOO
Makin a few more changes but nothing big. Changed out the stock
1 3/4 receiver for a 2 incher. Cut the old one off, sectioned and welded in a piece of 2x3 tubing then bolted the receiver to it.
Going to raise the trailer 2 inches to help level out the tug and toad cause I put air bags in the back of the van.
Crawled around under the trailer inspecting the frame, fittings and wiring, not a hairline crack or anything to be found. Pretty amazing considering it's age and the mileage this Boler has seen!
Found a few loose fasteners, fixed a small leak in the window above the stove, another new roof vent(they're not much for quality)and had to reseal the right rear Jalousie(?) window.
Trying to come up with a tidy way to hold the jalousie windows closed while traveling. I think most of the reason for the cranks wearing is that the windows are constantly trying to flap in the wind wearing the crank gears.

We may be delayed getting away this year, may not even be able to go,,,,, Marilyn had a small operation this fall and isn't healing just right,,
but we are planning for the best!!
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