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Old 11-02-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hi folks, I'm Bob

My wife and I are from Vancouver Island and have just gotten a 1973 Boler 1300. Structurally the bones are good but it does need a fair amount of work. Frame looks good but if it does need to be redone I have the benefit of a son who is a welder/fabricator so that should work out well.

Just starting to take stock of what needs to be done so I'll undoubtedly be bothering folks with questions and input but what better place to do it, right

Really looking forward to spending time in our new little home away from home.
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Old 11-02-2018, 05:51 PM   #2
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Welcome Bob.
Looks good from the outside. Good luck with it.
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Old 11-02-2018, 06:17 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch! Interior is going to be the big job right now for sure. Just getting the awful vinyl paint removed is slow going. Just because a lot of it was peeling off doesn't mean the rest is coming off easy!
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:10 PM   #4
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Thanks a bunch! Interior is going to be the big job right now for sure. Just getting the awful vinyl paint removed is slow going. Just because a lot of it was peeling off doesn't mean the rest is coming off easy!
I know that feeling. The Burro I just got has some paint peeling on the exterior where I think there was a collision of some sort. My project will take time too.

There's plenty of info here on the forum if you try different search terms for many projects. Have fun and share your progress.
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:13 AM   #5
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Hi Bob, welcome.
this is a good place to have your questions answered.


Feel free to message me if you are wanting contact with others on the Island.


Our first meet-up is not until June, so that is lots of time to get ready.


We will be meeting at Living Forest in Nanaimo on the weekend of June 7 to 9
Hope to see you there.
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Old 11-03-2018, 10:42 AM   #6
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Thanks Claire. It's nice to find like minded folks close by. I'll keep the meet-up in mind. Now more reason than ever to spend this rainy day removing paint.
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:23 PM   #7
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Hi Bob
Did you buy this on the side of the road 19a in french creek?
Looks like the one I had a look at.
Last winter I completely reno'd a 13' Ventura.
Is yours the one that the lady said the cushions were burnt in a fire?
The back bed no longer makes into a table.
Call me anytime 250-594-2168 Murray in Qualicum Beach
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:36 PM   #8
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Hi Murray. A friend found it for me in Port. No scorch marks anywhere
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Old 11-03-2018, 11:54 PM   #9
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The nice thing about working on these is that they are small and it doesn't take long at any one thing. Progress is fairly fast once you get at it.
Good luck
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Old 11-04-2018, 12:01 AM   #10
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Thanks Murray. Got a fair amount to do on the interior but I'm looking forward to pulling it all together. I love a good project. Thanks for your contact info!
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:47 AM   #11
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Welcome, Bob! It'll be darling and all yours when you're done!

Where will you be working on it? Can you get it into a garage?

Paul worked on ours from October 2015 - June 2016 in our driveway under a giant tarp.

We've had a lot of good trips in it since then, and I know you will, too!

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Old 11-04-2018, 10:06 AM   #12
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Thanks K, It's currently a tarped off driveway dweller as the garage is home to my metalwork shop while I do the interior work but I'm thinking I'll be pulling in some favors for garage space when I start on the exterior. A little more comfortable
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:22 PM   #13
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My wife and I are from Vancouver Island and have just gotten a 1973 Boler 1300. Structurally the bones are good but it does need a fair amount of work. Frame looks good but if it does need to be redone I have the benefit of a son who is a welder/fabricator so that should work out well.

Just starting to take stock of what needs to be done so I'll undoubtedly be bothering folks with questions and input but what better place to do it, right

Really looking forward to spending time in our new little home away from home.

Hey Bob....I'm Bryan and I live in Victoria....whereabouts are ya on the island? Sounds like we are both starting out. My wife and I got our Carefree (made in Trail, BC in the mid-70s) a few summers back - finally used it this past Canada Day up at Lake Cowichan (Heather Campground). I'm in the process of fixing some minor/medium things and some personal tweaks here and there.


Welcome to the forums!
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:26 PM   #14
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love the awning rack....that gives me some ideas for the campsite and winter storage.


took a closer look at your pic....if you are in Victoria I'm gonna guess Tatersall Drive...??
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