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Old 05-15-2016, 12:03 AM   #15
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The ventura is back up for sale with a slightly higher price. I'm still interested though. Especially now that I know the bed size . Thanks! One day I'll own a fibreglass trailer too.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:36 AM   #16
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do you have any information on it or any pictures??
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:54 AM   #17
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They seem to have taken it off of the Facebook page. It was located in Glendon, AB last week. Sold for $800 and is now selling for $1200 out of Wetaskawin, AB. Same trailer though.

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Old 05-16-2016, 12:14 PM   #18
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That does sound like a pretty good deal depending on condition! Also thought I should post a little update on mine.

The walls are pretty much finished, I just have to put the trim pieces on and do a little touch up work. Most of the floor is down and I am now working on the closet and rear benches
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Old 05-16-2016, 02:01 PM   #19
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looking good so far. Now you need some flashing lights and spot light to go with the stripper pole Ya I know its supporting the roof.

Like the paneling, much better than the stock stuff
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Old 05-17-2016, 09:34 PM   #20
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good one! Now every time I am in there, all I can picture is a stripper pole in the middle But yes it is coming along nicely and I cannot wait for it to be finished!!
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:20 AM   #21
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Also gutting Ventura

Hi Sheepdog,
I bought a Ventura several weeks ago and am where you were about 3 months ago. I did not intend to gut the trailer but found many disturbing areas once I got it home and it quickly became evident that I had no choice.
I noticed that yours does not have a continuous step up across the front floor like mine does. Is that how it came or did you make a change? Is the raised part on the passenger side where the water tank is? Did you ever find and take it out? I am curious about the paneling you used and how you attached it.
Sorry for all the ques but any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:35 PM   #22
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I'm not shire what you mean by thestep but I can tell you how I paneled mine..
I took one if the original staples to a hardwesr store. Got the closest match for size so I can staple the new up

I gently took panels off and is pnael 1 and marked on the beams where panel 1 was...the panels I took off ibhad my dad cutuseing as a pattern
For the panels I got vinyal wraped panels and then we out together like a puzzle and stapled on. Were I got panels they had marching trim for the gaps hope thstbhelos some
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:47 PM   #23
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Thanks, Kim

By step up, I meant the raised floor (about 5 inches) at the front of the trailer. Mine goes all the way across but on his pictures there is a flat section in the centre. I was wondering if he made a change or if there was two different original plans.
Where did you get your panels? I like the idea of not having any further finishing to do once they are up. I was thinking of birch plywood but it would have to be stained and varathaned.
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:07 PM   #24
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The front area on mine had the center area at floor level with a fiberglass tub for a portapotty. There was a door covering the tub.

The water tank was under the rear floor area behind the axle. It was covered by a steel plate. I think you will find the tank is rotten and broken and new tanks are no longer available (where made here in Edmonton and were the same tanks used in Boler 13')
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Old 06-19-2016, 06:27 PM   #25
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Boler 13 water tank

Posted by permission from Edmond D., information as found on Facebook, for a 13' Boler

D&M Plastics Inc.
Bldg 2, 4843 - 45A Street
Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2E1
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Phone: 403-782-4606
Toll Free: 800-558-7476
Fax: 403-782-3281

Custom Rotational Moulding - D&M Plastics Inc.

Here is a drawing of the RFW1039 tank - http://www.dmplastics.ca/products/drawings/RFW1039.pdf
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Old 06-19-2016, 07:38 PM   #26
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sounds like everyone answered the questions! I also used staples and a pneumatic air gun. I can get the size of staples I used if you like. I also used some "No More Nail" in some of the corners or sections where I felt it needed more than just staples. For paneling I used a vinyl wrapped panel board. similar to what came out just a different color. As for the step at the front. That is how it came. I believe that is where the porta potty went. I am actually converting it into a small dinette/front couch area! hopefully that helped you some
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:00 PM   #27
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Ques for Dudley and thanks

Thanks everyone for your help. I am going into the city tomorrow to shop for
materials for the trailer. Nice to have more ideas.
Dudley, was it you who used the 3/4 inch metal to strengthen the ceiling framing? if so, do you recall where you bought it and how it was attached to the wooden ribs?
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Old 06-19-2016, 09:25 PM   #28
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Posted by permission from Edmond D., information as found on Facebook, for a 13' Boler

D&M Plastics Inc.
Bldg 2, 4843 - 45A Street
Lacombe, Alberta T4L 2E1
Canada
info@DMPlastics.ca
Phone: 403-782-4606
Toll Free: 800-558-7476
Fax: 403-782-3281

Custom Rotational Moulding - D&M Plastics Inc.

Here is a drawing of the RFW1039 tank - http://www.dmplastics.ca/products/drawings/RFW1039.pdf
That technical drawing is missing a number of the critical dimensions. I wonder why that is? Security clearance required?
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