My 13 foot long 1973 Boler
had been stored in a Colorado airport hanger for 22 years
when I got it last December. I got it from a gentleman who worked at a local Colorado airport. He had purchased it from the airport when they sold some of their equipment to employees when "cleaning house". When he got it he put new tires
on it, made some minor mods and had it professionally painted. He then kept it for a few months, used it a couple of times and then ran short of Christmas cash. That's when I bought it. It's pretty much original except for the sprucing up I spent considerable time doing.
I had every intention of keeping this trailer because it is in such great shape. The frame has virtually no rust on it and of what rust there is of the most superficial, surface variety. I believe that the hub caps are also original. There are two original stablizing jacks included.
List of the mods I made:
1.) Converted closet into a pantry and/or linen, storage cabinet.
2.) Removed the ice box (Still have it but it is in marginal shape) and use the space to store a Porta Potti.
3.) Removed the original catalytic heater (Still have it) and put a nice shelf into the space to hold pots and pans.
4.) I replaced the lower kitchen cabinet doors with custom-made doors using the original hinges.
5.) I removed the original propane
bottle holding tray and had a larger custom-made tray welded to the frame that would hold two deep-cycle batteries
6.) Installed a 12-volt receptacle near the dining table so I could plug in my laptop computer inverter and run other 12 volt devices.
7.) Installed a nice turnbuckle and steel cable tensioning system for the Boler
door to help compensate for the characteristic warping of the door over time. The door works well.
8.) Removed the old propane
bottle tray and replaced it with a more robust one that holds two large deep cycle batteries connected in parallel for double the power storage. I used a 40 watt solar panel
and charge controller to keep the batteries charged. (Solar panel not included.) The batteries are only a few months old.
has an excellent storage box extension welded to the frame in back of the trailer. (I think this may have been a factory option?) It's very well crafted and perfect for storing my little Honda generator
, spare gas, folding chairs, camping tools and such.
It's not without issues however, the cushions are original (the burnt orange color), and two have seams that are coming undone. As well, one of the tiny ones has a sprung zipper. There are other minor issues as can be expected for a trailer of this vintage. All of them are readily repairable if you want it to be absolutely pristine. However, if you want a camper that compares very favorably to a Scamp
you'll really appreciate this one. It's an original made in Canada by the original designer and builder.
I am selling this trailer because I bought a 17 foot Casita
. I'd like to keep both and use the Boler for quick overnight trips but the toy box is full and the yard is starting to look a little bit like a parking lot. ;>)
Because this Boler has seen such little actual road use I'm asking $3400. Serious inquiries only please. These are very hard to find in this condition. PM me if you're interested.