I was about to post this to Kijiji and Craigslist but thought I would offer it here first. Especially since the snow is still flying and the trailer is still sitting out in a field, trapped until the ground dries up. I'm hoping to get some pricing feedback before offering it on the open market. Looking at the B1700's that have sold in the past, in 'original condition' (30 year old cushions, curtains, pinstripes, and fiberglass) in the $7500 range, I'm hoping that a unit that has had significant effort and love put into it, with a ton of extras and demonstrably functional appliances, should fetch in the $9000 range?
The reason I'm selling this trailer is that we only used it once last year, twice the year before, and we just bought an acreage with cottage so the trailer would just sit in storage for the foreseeable future. Our recreational needs have changed from camping to cottaging/sailing. There are a few finishing touches this trailer needs but they're purely minor cosmetic things...
Here's the text of the ad I was going to post. I'll try to add a photo or two as well. Here is the FGRV running thread from purchase through the work and to completion:
Boler 1700 refresh.
, 1979 Boler
I bought this trailer in spring 2007, in all original condition, 30 year old cushions, curtains, broken heater, leaky windows
and all. Since that time, I put an immense amount of effort into making it a cozy, solid camping machine capable of longer term disconnected camping.
This trailer comfortably sleeps 4 adults and 1 child (up to 8 or 9 years).
Everything works and can be demonstrated to work:
- water pump
- hot water heater
(propane, 110vac, and 12vdc)
- 4 burner stove
Major tasks and items include:
- strip old moldy and crumbling interior insulation right down to bare fiberglass
- weld 2 new bunks out of aluminum tubing
- install new closed cell foam insulation and tan fuzzy innerliner (professional RV insulation and liner)
- repair and recondition fiberglass hull (I was a professional marine fiberglass tradesperson in the past)
- new curtains, new cushions and foam.
- welded aluminum bed rail for upper kid-bunk with new cushions, ladder, and LED lighting
- laminate flooring.
hull with Endura industrial polyurethane paint
- apply front rock guard.
- springover axle
to raise trailer a few inches for better clearance to your favourite fishing hole.
- rear trailer hitch receiver for your bike rack.
- replace old furnace
with new electronic-ignition furnace
, insulate for noise reduction and vent to front and rear of interior.
- furnace heats fresh air from outside to eliminate condensation while sleeping.
- replace lighting
- new kitchen counter top and back splash
- remove and re-seal all windows
- new rooftop vents.
- new 3 post awning
with ropes and stakes.
- interior screen door to keep bugs out but air flowing while camped.
- 55W solar panel
with charging controller (panel is now cracked but still works)
- dual deep cycle optima batteries
- 700w inverter to run your laptop or what have you while disconnected from the grid.
- Marine switch and fuse panel
- dual propane
tanks with auto-cutover valve
- front cargo rack for batteries, propane
tanks, firewood, cooler
- cargo rack also has a swing-up BBQ platform with hookup to propane
- 4 RV scissor jacks for levelling and stability while camped.
- 3 new tires
- spare tire mounted under front tongue with tire winch.
- new tongue-crank (removable)
- propane / CO detector
- fire extinguisher
- exterior motion sensing light