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Old 03-31-2019, 01:53 PM   #1
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Smile Total Reno-1978 Boler

Howdy ya'll,

I'm new here, so, bear with me. I bought a shell, with nothing in it, nothing.
No insulation, no cupboards, no closets, no kitchen and nothing to go by to rebuild. I have 6 people following my progress and pics to go with them.

Wondering if there are peeps out there interested how I solved all problems as I went along.
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Old 03-31-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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I enjoy looking at a renovation project. I'd say, post whatever you got. It helps others with their own projects.
If you need help with your own project, there's plenty of other renovation/rebuild threads you could search.
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Old 03-31-2019, 08:47 PM   #3
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Reno, Nevada?
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:17 AM   #4
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Smile Good answer....

We would love to be in your warm state, right now. (5 degrees C./40 degrees F.)

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Old 04-01-2019, 10:08 AM   #5
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Mikey - It sounds like we're in the same situation, although you're probably ahead of me. My '86 Cadet is gutted too. It's kind of nice to start with a clean slate and design it the way you want.
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:49 AM   #6
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Absolute rebuild of 1978 Boler

This Boler came with zero help. No closets, no benches for bed,no kitchen, no pieces of formed wood to help for shapes. The only work done after they gutted it was a new plywood floor. This was definitely ground floor. Oh, and all the rivets were drilled out. I asked if they could shrink wrap it because it was light raining and I had to get 65 miles away to home. Thank goodness the lights were OK to get on the highway.
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That's gonna be a fun project. Keep the pictures coming.
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Looks to be in decent shape. Now time to make it your own.
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Old 04-01-2019, 01:10 PM   #9
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Howdy ya'll,

I'm new here, so, bear with me. I bought a shell, with nothing in it, nothing.
No insulation, no cupboards, no closets, no kitchen and nothing to go by to rebuild. I have 6 people following my progress and pics to go with them.

Wondering if there are peeps out there interested how I solved all problems as I went along.
Mikey
Mike "Boler" in Nove Scotia, I would like to know all Boler owners in N.S. but you and yours especially. I got my last Boler in bad need of shell fixes a few weeks ago to go with my 2 bigger and newer 16 and 19 ft Scamps. My Scamps and I are ready to go all over N.S. and I do hope to hear from you. Please reply ASAP.
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Old 04-01-2019, 02:42 PM   #10
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Your project sounds to be like the one I took on when I bought my 16 ft. Casita. It did come with some but not all of the original fiberglass cabinets but they were laying in a jumbled pile in the middle of the trailer floor. Having sat like that for a numbers of years, the roof had sagged down in the middle which caused the sidewalls to pooch out. I was able to jack it all back up into place (fiberglass is very flexible) and built in supporting bulkheads which carries my new home built cabinetry. I wound up deep sixing all of the original cabinets except for the one overhead cabinet that fits across the back ceiling over the bed/ dinette area.

The one take away from my experience that I can offer is to be mindful of ceiling support as you contemplate replacement of your interior amenities.
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Old 04-01-2019, 05:38 PM   #11
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Parking issue

My Boler then needed to get off the lawn...so, I got permission to go into my neighbors woods 3 feet. and I built from scratch a deck large enough to accommodate the Boler during the winter. First pic is the start and the second is the finish.

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Old 04-01-2019, 05:59 PM   #12
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Blanket for the boler

After we moved the Boler onto deck, we decided to buy a blanket for it. So, we bought a Boler specific from OverDrive. It comes with zippered door which matches the Boler and has vents and extra rain cover. It made it easier to work in the weather problem days. Some days at -10 to -20, I had a little heater on.

No need for pics.

The next two pics are the plan that the boss wanted in the end. She saw no reason to rebuild back to the factory state. Imagine my thoughts when this plan came to fruition on paper. Factory pic is first and the mod is the second.

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Old 04-01-2019, 06:31 PM   #13
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Here we go

Now, she is parked and covered and legal.....time to start this adventure.

First, empty the Boler.....keep or chuck.
I emptied the trailer and checklisted and determine what to do with it.
3-way fridge-----yuk---bought a apt. fridge. (ac only)
Heater----too rusty and not recommended with propane. (Got a Mr. Buddy,which is safer than a 40 year old heater)
2 burner hot plates----yuk, falling apart, again gas concerns. ( We bought 2 induction burners)
All cushions---yuk, all were extreme mouldy inside ( We bought all the ingredients for new cushions and we have someone doing the serging.
I don't think people want to see the old and new pics.
After everything was out there was a new plywood floor and 2 boxes of "Floor-in-a-Box" by Tarkett. This stuff is cushion flooring. It is 12" wide and the roll is 20' lg.
This pic is the floor which I cleaned and Stained to give protection.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:36 PM   #14
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Here we go

Now, she is parked and covered and legal.....time to start this adventure.

First, empty the Boler.....keep or chuck.
I emptied the trailer and checklisted and determine what to do with it.
3-way fridge-----yuk---bought a apt. fridge. (ac only)
Heater----too rusty and not recommended with propane. (Got a Mr. Buddy,which is safer than a 40 year old heater)
2 burner hot plates----yuk, falling apart, again gas concerns. ( We bought 2 induction burners)
All cushions---yuk, all were extreme mouldy inside ( We bought all the ingredients for new cushions and we have someone doing the serging.
I don't think people want to see the old and new pics.
After everything was out there was a new plywood floor and 2 boxes of "Floor-in-a-Box" by Tarkett. This stuff is cushion flooring. It is 12" wide and the roll is 20' lg.
This pic is the floor which I cleaned and Stained to give protection.
Mikey[/QUOTE]
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