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Old 06-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #15
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i will be asking the previous owner for more info soon. her husband JUST died and i was already bugging her too much the last few day in the process of acquiring this. i am gonna wait a little bit before i call her again since the trailer is already in my driveway. she is super sweet and my new favorite person in the world because we LOVE this trailer!

ROY in TO, how can you tell it needs a new axle from the pix? it rolls just fine. i do love the wheelie wheels.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:39 PM   #16
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There are some photos here of a 74 boler with same bumper, lights and interior including the green ice box. Scroll down to see what it looked like inside prior to the make over.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:39 PM   #17
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but what about the fbsts thing and the serial #? do those clues help?
They may be a key to yours and a possible missing link in the boler American history.

Let me contact Matt H to see if he knows anything about the fbsts as he was creating a documentary on these trailers.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #18
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ROY in TO, how can you tell it needs a new axle from the pix? it rolls just fine. i do love the wheelie wheels.
spue,

Slow down ... I can barely keep up with your PM's and this thread at the same time.

Short answer, read my long post on axles here:
Replacing an Axle - leading arm to trailing arm

It is not in how it rolls, but how it bounces, well really doesn't bounce on the axle the way it was intended to.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #19
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ROY in TO, how can you tell it needs a new axle from the pix? it rolls just fine. i do love the wheelie wheels.
Not Roy, but its pretty clear from the photo thats its done. Assuming the frame is all in good condition its not the end of the world its just not going to be a real smooth ride over bumps or rough roads. Another way to tell is try and put a full hand width between the top of the tire and wheel well.
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #20
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to the Forum,

Another agreement for Boler due to the green original paint

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Old 06-05-2012, 11:02 PM   #21
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Red face California doesn't spell out whole names on titles

Today Show: Name That Tune retrospective, Part 1 - YouTube

California can name that trailer in 5 letters!
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the title says FBSTS for make and the serial # is S7016. it's from 1972.
The title on my Compact Jr. says "CMPJR"

The title on my Fiber Stream says "FBSTM"

Both trailers were built in California, but only the Fiber Stream has the California Standards plate.
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The title on my Fiber Stream says "FBSTM"

Both trailers were built in California, but only the Fiber Stream has the California Standards plate.

Frederick didnt one of the plants that made Bolers in the US go on to build Fiber streams???? dont know why I thought that.... humm.
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Frederick didnt one of the plants that made Bolers in the US go on to build Fiber streams????
That would be interesting to learn about.

Playing on the FBSTS, could it be FiBer SysTemS? I found that name related to fiberglass pipes on the web. It is a long shot but Century Manufacturing (boler American & ECO) was also into industrial fiberglass plumbing.
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That would be interesting to learn about.

Playing on the FBSTS, could it be FiBer SysTemS? I found that name related to fiberglass pipes on the web. It is a long shot but Century Manufacturing (boler American & ECO) was also into industrial fiberglass plumbing.
Roy, it was just a long shot question on my part - I though I recalled reading it somewhere re the boler connection but I would have to go back and read through all the boler history posts to see if that was the case.... it just may be my bad memory.

My other thought in regards to the Boler in question is it possible a Pacer? I know the records seem to indicate that so far only a 74 by Parris Valley Campers in California has popped up but hummm did they do a few before they put the tag on them saying they were Parris Valley Campers - the reason I ask is that on the link here You will see it is a 74 Pacer with the green fiberglass bottom but it also has the round door stop on the door that the trailer in question has - did all the bolers have that? flipping through photos it doesnt look like it. Could be wrong though.

LOL we have a meet in a couple of weeks with 32 Boler's registered so far, the oldest being a 1970 and the newest a 1980 - would be interesting if this one could join them to help determine what the heck it is.

Edit: Humm doesnt look like the 74 Pacer did not have frenched tail lights either....
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I would like to think it was a precursor to the Perris Valley Pacer or the El Macho. Somewhere here on FGRV there is a picture of a boler like trailer whose ID plate indicates it was made in Perris Valley or somewhere very near there. It was a prototype or the name indicated something like that. I won't have the time to search for it for a couple of weeks.
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I would like to think it was a precursor to the Perris Valley Pacer or the El Macho. Somewhere here on FGRV there is a picture of a boler like trailer whose ID plate indicates it was made in Perris Valley or somewhere very near there. It was a prototype or the name indicated something like that. I won't have the time to search for it for a couple of weeks.
Its on the link in my message above - it was on a 1974 and the plates actually say Perris Valley
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No, there was another one posted Carol. It did not have the Perris Valley Tag for the manufacturer. It had another name and was geographically close to Perris Valley.

Here is another relative that was For Sale up in Oregon:
http://www.fiberglass-rv-4sale.com/f...250-lebanon-or
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:55 PM   #28
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Does anybody know what the number stamped into the California compliance plate right after "RV" signifies? (picture in first post)

The serial number is obvious.
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