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Old 05-08-2013, 12:54 PM   #113
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What an outstanding job! It looks like you've more than doubled the amt of usable space--and you can get to your jammies after a long night on the net. I can't wait to get all of the necessary fixes out of the way so I can start on my shelves. I'm probably looking at next year, but will save this thread for when I'm ready. Thanks for sharing and well documenting everything. Now go camping and enjoy it!
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #114
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Fred, it's too late for you, since you've ordered the window cranks... but I keep thinking of Thomas Haney when he was building "Skimp" without a doubt the cheapest build of an all molded trailer I've seen.

He replaced all the window cranks on his Jalousie windows with PROPANE tank knobs. Got them for free or dang cheap at a local propane place. The cool part is they fit and were close to the windows instead of a "Z" which hung down.

Just something for others to consider when they're in the same position as you were/are....
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:15 AM   #115
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Donna, I will look into the propane knobs.
I didn't actually need the cranks it was the mechanism
the crank mounts on that I needed. I was put onto the right place
by a couple of people over in the owners helping owners section.
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I have also figgered a way to change the mechanism without removing the window which I will post when I get and install the new ones.
I removed and disassembled the windows back when I polished them and it was a nightmare. Between breaking the rusted screws trying to get them out and keeping everything organized,,,didn't want to remove them again!!
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:29 AM   #116
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What an outstanding job! It looks like you've more than doubled the amt of usable space--and you can get to your jammies after a long night on the net. I can't wait to get all of the necessary fixes out of the way so I can start on my shelves. I'm probably looking at next year, but will save this thread for when I'm ready. Thanks for sharing and well documenting everything. Now go camping and enjoy it!
Linda
Thanks for the kind words and yes we got storage!!
But lots more planned and being considered.
Right rear exterior hatch, changing the closet(again) storage and shelves at the front, a sort of overhead, under floor storage for the spare tire and the sewer pipe, lighting changes(both interior and exterior). Considering sectioning 6 inches out of the counter to give a wider headboard, axle is pretty tired,,,,,,just off the top of my head!
We spent 2.5 months in the Boler this past winter and plan on spending over 3 months in it this winter so camping in it this summer is not real high priority Besides,, my motorcycle and tent are stairing at me every time I walk by,,,
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:38 AM   #117
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Fred,

Try this link: Extra-Heavy-Duty Slides - Lee Valley Tools

They are Extra Heavy Duty (and extra heavy expensive), but they are the only ones that I have found that extend the length I needed, and will support the weight. I bought two sets of 36" slides, and they have worked great for our needs.

Good luck,

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Thanks Bret, but too bulky 3/4 inch thick and the drawer with contents will only weigh about 15 lbs at most, too much $ for me anyway but thanks.
Think a simple tin channel and a drop down support leg on the end is gonna happen.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #118
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Well I finished the PJ drawer. I had a piece of thin steel bent and mounted it as a slide for the drawer. Still needs a drop down leg to support the end when the drawer is all the way out. Put a face plate on a good to go.
Still have good access to the dinette cubby to boot! Still contemplating an exterior access door to that area but will be using my own design not one of those boat hatch doors because I want to save the decal stripe on that side.
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Donna, I will look into the propane knobs.
I didn't actually need the cranks it was the mechanism
the crank mounts on that I needed. I was put onto the right place
by a couple of people over in the owners helping owners section.
Vintage trailer Supply
I have also figgered a way to change the mechanism without removing the window which I will post when I get and install the new ones.
I removed and disassembled the windows back when I polished them and it was a nightmare. Between breaking the rusted screws trying to get them out and keeping everything organized,,,didn't want to remove them again!!
Fred
Saved me typing that again
These pictures show a 10 minute job including taking the pictures!!
WAY better than pulling and disassembling the windows to change the mechanisms.
1 push the screen up and pry it out from the bottom
2 remove the plastic trim around the crank
3 mark the top of the crank with the hacksaw
4 remove mount screws
5 saw through to frame
6 brake off with plier
7 file smooth
8 work mechanism out using crank , force and swears
9 install is reverse including swears
10 the small void where it was filed smooth is the only evidence
of modification.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:01 PM   #120
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..........(snip)......swears....(snip)..... swears.....

Any specific "swears", or can we just wing it?

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Any specific "swears", or can we just wing it?

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when ya hit your thumb with the hammer,, ya,, that one usually works good!
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How does that ten foot long drawer fit into the three foot cabinet?

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Tom, I still have to post the picture of the hole in the back of the Boler where the extra sticks out LOL
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Old 05-21-2013, 11:09 PM   #124
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How does that ten foot long drawer fit into the three foot cabinet?
I was thinking the same thing!!!

I tried putting 36" deep drawers in my 24" deep cabinets-- Im ashamed i couldn't even pull that off.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:50 AM   #125
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Well thought I'd show ya'll what I've been up to.
Wanted to clean and paint the interior of the cabinet which is easier done removed!.
Going to Led lighting so the chrome pole on the counter and floresent are going. Pot lights in the rear overhead and a 2 ft. long led bar over the counter, pics to follow.
Ended up removing the wiring just to clean it up, almost 40 years later and the aluminum house wiring was still good!! ?
Is it just me or is one guy excited and one mad in the last pic?lol
Ordered an axle from Paul should be hear later in the week. I run quite wide tires on the Boler and the left side looked to be having a camber issue, and after 40 years a change is good anyway! No pics yet but moving the propane tank forward about 4 inches and mounting the spare tire between the tank and the cabin to help offset the additional weight of the rear overhead and fold up bicycles I plan to haul in the back of the cabin.
Summer's here and the time is right,
for dancin in the street
,,,,so the Boler sits a little more unattended. But it needs to be done mid-August for a planned trip
Fred

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Old 07-22-2013, 01:07 AM   #126
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Pulled the cabinet to paint it's interior, thought I'd include a detail pic of the rear overhead support. The glassed in wood is a great way to mount
shelves ,etc. Starting on a curio shelf in the right front corner and planning the tv mount in the left front.
Mounted the under cabinet LED and switch. The unit has a dimming feature, bright is a good work area light and the dimmer is good general evening light.
The axle I ordered from Paul came in Saturday, should be a drop in so
simple there.
Filled a bunch of holes in the body and cabinet. Used auto body filler pushed into the holes, when the filler is almost set I wipe off the excess with laquar thinner and it also smooths out the filled area so no sanding required then just applied a little touch up paint.
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