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Old 11-08-2013, 05:27 PM   #15
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Hiyal Back at you. I joined today after reading many posts because of Aurel. I also purchased a Boler in the last month but I only had to go to Fort Erie to get it. I also live in Niagara Falls. My daughter who lives in St Catharines has owned her Boler for 3 years and loves it. I am also looking forward to some of the local Bolerama's. I hope we can meet up and discuss Boler refurbishing techniques.
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:46 PM   #16
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You can cut down on the "hitch rattle" with a little careful loading of the camper.
The rattle is likely due to lack of tongue weight on the hitch.
When I load up our Boler, I use duffel bags for our personal luggage.
I put these two duffels on the front bench and our extra cooler goes in front of the fridge/bench.

You want to keep the tongue weight around 50-70 lbs. to reduce the rattle.
Thanks Kent! There was no propane tank on the front as well! I'll get used to it with a little fine tuning!
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #17
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I, and others I'm sure, will be glad to talk to Wendy about some of her decorating ideas. (The photo shows a view of my "Southwest theme". She can get a head start by reading others posts. Simply do a search under the "Search" button on this forum and view the bottom of the drop-down box where you can do a Google search. I suggest using the words "decor, decorating, bedding, kitchen, etc.".
Thank you Gilda! She's really looking forward to the renovation in the spring! Lots of planning over the winter!
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #18
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Thanks Kent! There was no propane tank on the front as well! I'll get used to it with a little fine tuning!
Welcome Aurel,

Take a look at the Trailer Weights in the real World thread. The weights on the 13' Bolers axles range from the lowest recorded of 1160lbs all the way up to 1920lbs. Most of the Boler owners in these parts (and we have a lot of them) indicate their trailers weigh about 1500lbs on the axle on average when loaded for camping. Its a good practice to put about 10% of the axle weight onto the tongue of the trailer - meaning abt 150lbs on the tongue should shut down the rattle.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:47 AM   #19
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Hiyal Back at you. I joined today after reading many posts because of Aurel. I also purchased a Boler in the last month but I only had to go to Fort Erie to get it. I also live in Niagara Falls. My daughter who lives in St Catharines has owned her Boler for 3 years and loves it. I am also looking forward to some of the local Bolerama's. I hope we can meet up and discuss Boler refurbishing techniques.
Hi Dan! Its great to meet you! I'm so sorry that I missed your post until today! Its the first post on the second page and I didn't see it till just now! We had been researching small trailers for about 6 months and finally made a deal on this boler and brought our little land yacht home from the north! Its not perfect but for 40 years old it's not bad!
Its great to meet a fellow owner so close to home and we'll try to get together and compare notes one day soon! In the meantime it sure is great to have this board to stay in touch!
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Old 11-09-2013, 03:08 AM   #20
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Welcome Aurel,

Take a look at the Trailer Weights in the real World thread. The weights on the 13' Bolers axles range from the lowest recorded of 1160lbs all the way up to 1920lbs. Most of the Boler owners in these parts (and we have a lot of them) indicate their trailers weigh about 1500lbs on the axle on average when loaded for camping. Its a good practice to put about 10% of the axle weight onto the tongue of the trailer - meaning abt 150lbs on the tongue should shut down the rattle.
Thank you Carol! The rattle was not constant and only happened going over rough roads! There seems to be lots of bumpy spots here in the Falls! Once I get a propane tank and the camping gear loaded I'm sure to be right in the range of 16 or 17 hundred lbs! We have a Dodge minivan rated for 2000 lbs as a tow car and I'm hoping it will be up to the task! It sure towed well getting home from Sudbury!
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #21
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Working on my 79 Boler

I'm new to the site and didn't realize the thread has more than one page and thats where I found your response Aurel. I look forward to seeing your Boler. I looked for two years and saw yours on kijiji but the trip to Sudbury with all the unknowns scared me. You got to be pretty ballsey but it looks like you made a great choice. I put about twenty hours into the cleaning of the inside then started on the outside. My 79 Boler had all the original equipment but only the stove worked. I took it down to log cabin in St. Davids because I was sure they could get the old Suburban Furnace working. They did a propane test which came out really good. They kept it a week and now I have a working furnace with a propane certificate for my insurance company! Now it's too cold to work on the outside so I plan on doing some up grading on the wiring on the inside. I'll try to post some pictures and get some ideas as I progress. It is great to have this forum for the project. I've already got some good ideas from past posts...So far it has been one of the best and most interesting projects I have taken on....
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