Boler restoration. Sink or swim - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-26-2017, 12:02 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Name: Erik
Trailer: 1975
Colorado
Posts: 2
Boler restoration. Sink or swim

Hey, my partner and I bought a boler last summer and this year started the repair/rebuilt process.
I regret not finding a site like this before we purchased this trailer and knowing more of the red flags before purchasing....I have started the learning process and am getting the boler bug... but am also feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of this project.
Many poor renos and what where they thinking moments so far! The more I learn the more there is to fix and the list keeps growing. Tops of the list, repair the saging left wall, the Crack above the door, strip the horrible body filler job on the exterior (which is up to 1 inch thick in places to cover up structural damage) and do a lot of reading about fiberglass repair.
I want to do a proper job of it and will need some advise along the way!

My first major issue to tackle is the sagging and dimpling on the exterior left wall. The kitchen cabinet is of level by an inch, leaning out. Partial cause by the lack of supports in place, maybe an accedent or when it was moved onto the new frame by a previous owner.
Would love if someone could direct me to a blog feed on these or similar issues.

I'll include some pictures of my sad little boler in the near future.

Thanks
Erik
__________________

__________________
Erik G is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2017, 01:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Borrego Dave's Avatar
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: Casita SD17 2006
California
Posts: 2,814
Quote:
Originally Posted by Erik G View Post
Hey, my partner and I bought a boler last summer and this year started the repair/rebuilt process.
I regret not finding a site like this before we purchased this trailer and knowing more of the red flags before purchasing....I have started the learning process and am getting the boler bug... but am also feeling overwhelmed by the magnitude of this project.
Many poor renos and what where they thinking moments so far! The more I learn the more there is to fix and the list keeps growing. Tops of the list, repair the saging left wall, the Crack above the door, strip the horrible body filler job on the exterior (which is up to 1 inch thick in places to cover up structural damage) and do a lot of reading about fiberglass repair.
I want to do a proper job of it and will need some advise along the way!
My first major issue to tackle is the sagging and dimpling on the exterior left wall. The kitchen cabinet is of level by an inch, leaning out. Partial cause by the lack of supports in place, maybe an accedent or when it was moved onto the new frame by a previous owner.
Would love if someone could direct me to a blog feed on these or similar issues.
I'll include some pictures of my sad little boler in the near future.
Thanks Erik
Welcome to FGRV Erik. Pictures sure would help with anything you've got questions for . It does somewhat sound like you've got a Pandora's box there but there's a lot of folks here with the info for the fixes needed. If you do a little searching here you'll find a number of threads of rebuilds, from snow crushed roofs and accidents. There will be others along soon to give you a good starting point from their experience but pics will sure help for starters.
__________________

__________________
Borrego Dave is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2017, 10:33 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Kai in Seattle's Avatar
 
Name: Kathleen
Trailer: Amerigo FG-16 1973 "Peanut"
Washington
Posts: 1,422
Registry
Try the "Fear of Fiberglassing" thread here on FGRV...it got us started in 2015 when we were in a similar situation with our 1973 amerigo.!!


BEST
Kai
__________________
Semper ubi sub ubi.
Kai in Seattle is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2017, 09:43 PM   #4
Min
Senior Member
 
Min's Avatar
 
Name: Gord
Trailer: Recently purchased an original 13' Trillium, that still needs a name!
British Columbia
Posts: 124
Registry
I had a few similar issues on my Trillium.

Punctured roof, 1/2"to 1" sag in the roof, missing gel coat, broken vent, cracked windows, entry door was totally useless, failed axle, old tires, and then there were the major problems.

Has been a long journey but I am actually putting it all to a test this weekend!

It is currently hooked up to the truck and just needs the final loading before I hit the road!!!!!
__________________
Min (Gord)

https://trill136.wordpress.com/
Min is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boler


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
Boler pipe and fittings under sink Jeannette in NS Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 1 06-01-2015 04:13 PM
Boler sink repair screaminbuddha Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 3 06-06-2012 11:21 PM
sink replacement for Boler Rick Harmer Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 4 09-15-2009 08:36 PM
Wanted stainless sink for Boler RogerH Classified Archives 6 06-29-2009 08:36 PM
Boler sink replacement Legacy Posts Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 05-25-2003 08:02 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 03:35 PM.


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