is this axle ok? need help asap - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
eggless,
Any chance that is a boler American? If so I'd like the serial # and location to add to a thread.
I can't fit a trailer into a garage doing all my work outside. Donna D. has told many to consider your project as a tent on wheels. As long as it does not leak and you can tow it safely you can use it while you work on it. Our first major trip was over 3000 miles with duck tape closing a tree hole in the roof. You can see what is possible with a wreck here:
Restoring Our 1972 Boler American
Six years later, I'm still working on it. They become a labour of love.
__________________

__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
You beat me to it Donna!
__________________

__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roy in TO View Post
You beat me to it Donna!
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
I do thank you though.
That concept is what made us become a trashed trailer owner.
We are well beyond that now.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 12:55 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roy in TO View Post
We are well beyond that now.
Yes you are! For people, like Cricket, that are looking to buy, it's all about budget, expectations and skills. There's so much information here and people to provide instructional assistance, we know anything can be done. One of my other favorite sayings is it doesn't need to be perfect, just perfect for you!

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Cricket's Avatar
 
Name: Cricket
Trailer: 2005 Scamp 13'
Minnesota
Posts: 403
It is a boler american. It needs painting i think...lots and lots of peeling and chipping paint...i can see at four colors....i am thinking i probably should have bought it, but do not want to end up in over my head and have a trailer partially finished sitting in my yard. How much is the average paint job?
__________________
Cricket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 02:12 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Thee Jimbo's Avatar
 
Name: Jimbo
Trailer: 1971 Trails West Campster/1980 Scamp 13
California
Posts: 308
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimtesla
anything on the west coast..mines not that low...but i could use a swap and brake install..im in simi valley ca... or maybe it is...
Jim I just thought yours was a pan dragger! Nice paint BTW
__________________
Thee Jimbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 02:20 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Thomas G.'s Avatar
 
Name: Kinga DeRode
Trailer: For Sale Or Rent
Rooms to Let 50 Cents
Posts: 5,103
Quote:
Originally Posted by eggless View Post
It is a boler american. It needs painting i think...lots and lots of peeling and chipping paint...i can see at four colors....i am thinking i probably should have bought it, but do not want to end up in over my head and have a trailer partially finished sitting in my yard. How much is the average paint job?

Cricket, like others have said, don't get hung up on looks. Make it safe to tow, then work on the niceties. Once it is safe to tow and dry inside, you can camp in it. Sleep on the floor in a sleeping bag, use a Coleman stove outside to cook, with an ice chest for food storage.

In time, it will all happen.
__________________
UHaul and Burro owners, join the UHaul Campers on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/529276933859491/
Thomas G. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 02:32 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Roy in TO's Avatar
 
Name: Roy
Trailer: 1972 boler American and 1979 Trillium 4500
Ontario
Posts: 4,954
Quote:
Originally Posted by eggless View Post
It is a boler american.
Then I think you need to add your serial number to the list on this thread:
How many Boler AMERICANS are out there?

Cost of a paint job depends on who is doing the prep, the painting and what type of paint job. Check out the threads on Interlux Brightside.
__________________
Roy in TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 04:56 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Name: Kevin
Trailer: 28' Bigfoot Silver Cloud
Oak Park, IL
Posts: 1,111
Send a message via Yahoo to Kevin A
If it is not too late... I would put new tires on it and do the rest of the work gradually. A thorough wash and clean will do wonders to perk up both you and the trailer. Our VT was really dirty with bad tires. One weekend made it immediately usable.
__________________
Kevin A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 05:17 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
RE: Paint Jobs
Turn key: Drop it off and pick it up in a week, $1200-2000 depending on work needed.
DIY: With Interlux Briteside and a helper, about $300 for materials.
For some reason, many paint shops don't like to do RV's.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 08:44 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Cricket's Avatar
 
Name: Cricket
Trailer: 2005 Scamp 13'
Minnesota
Posts: 403
Well....I didn't buy it

Well....I had told the guy I was unsure because of the costs to get it ready to go (although theorectically I will be spending that much on anything I get I guess)....and wanted to check on a few things. He is leaving for his winter place in TX tomorrow morning so I knew I was on a timeline. When I called him back, he was extremely rude and wouldn't tell me what time he was leaving except to say it was early. I told him I could do early, but needed to know what time that was (early is different to many people)....he refused to give me a time for several minutes. When he finally did, he said that he planned on leaving sometime between this and that and hoped he'd still be there when I got there. He was driving to TX and absolutely refused to cooperate or budge on his time...so I had to pass....by that time, I had convinced myself I wanted it and was going to give it a go, but he was so rude, that I decided it wasn't worth my time to race there in the morning. If you want to add it to the list, it was number 3103 in MN. I guess there is a reason for everything...if all else fails, he'll be back in May, I can try again in the spring....
__________________
Cricket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 08:54 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,432
Cricket, I believe everything happens for a reason. I'm thinking this wasn't the trailer for you. Hang tough, the perfect one for you is just waiting for you to find it.
__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-2012, 10:46 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Have you seen this one listed.
__________________

Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
tandem axle vs single axle trailer Wayne Hill Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 26 07-17-2012 11:39 PM
Where the Heck is the VIN Number??ASAP!! Anne D. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 2 06-15-2009 08:23 PM
axle is an automotive axle on my casita tracy.c Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 26 07-30-2007 05:50 PM
Anyone to answer ASAP Boler ??'s ?? Suzanne P. Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 30 07-07-2007 09:08 PM
Anyone to answer ASAP Boler ??'s ?? Suzanne P. Classified Archives 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.