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Old 04-28-2019, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hi. I'm new to all of this.

Hi,

I recently purchased my first rv (a Boler). I had been looking casually for one for about 2 years and just went for it. It needs a lot of work to look great but as far as I know it has no leaks and it's safe to tow.

The reason I started looking for a Boler is because I love camping and wanted to camp with my son (now 2 sons), but my husband is afraid of bears (he's Australian) so won't camp in a tent and wanted something with hard sides. I haven't broke the news to him that if a bear really wants to get in the Boler isn't going to stop him.

I have a lot of updating to do so I will probably post a lot of questions in the reno section.

Looking forward to talking to all of you!
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:58 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on your find. We love to see pics, and they'll help folks see what's needed.

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Old 04-29-2019, 10:01 AM   #3
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Hi Lisa,

welcome to the group, I have owned 2 Trilliums and they were both bare when I got them and needed total rebuilds. The latest one is a T4500 which is just slightly larger and has a queen size bed and double bunk in front. I live in the Toronto area and like to travel with it to see car races and travel south in winter. I have been to BC several times with my van and love the Vancouver islands for camping and the southern BC route along the border to Alberta. You are right about a fibreglass trailer probably not keeping a bear out that is hungry. I think you should be honest with your hubby about this and find a way to make him comfortable. There are ways...One of the more likely dangers are running into wildlife like deer while travelling in BC. I have encountered that several times and have a cow-catcher installed on my tow vehicle. I saw the result of a friend of mine's van after he hit a deer with his van out west. cheers and enjoy the trailer and camping in one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:10 PM   #4
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Me too!

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Hi,

I recently purchased my first rv (a Boler). I had been looking casually for one for about 2 years and just went for it. It needs a lot of work to look great but as far as I know it has no leaks and it's safe to tow.

The reason I started looking for a Boler is because I love camping and wanted to camp with my son (now 2 sons), but my husband is afraid of bears (he's Australian) so won't camp in a tent and wanted something with hard sides. I haven't broke the news to him that if a bear really wants to get in the Boler isn't going to stop him.

I have a lot of updating to do so I will probably post a lot of questions in the reno section.

Looking forward to talking to all of you!
I got a giggle out of your message - I too, have a hubby NOT impressed with bears! So I bought a teeny tiny '74 Ventura (sleeps 3!), so we'll see if this changes his opinion on camping. I called his bluff!! ;-)
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies!

Walt I took a few pictures this morning. It's nothing special to look at right now I have a lot of work to do. So much actually I don't know where to start. We took out the stove, etc so we could see what we needed to fix/clean. I'm thinking about leaving the stove out and covering it with a nice countertop since I really shouldn't cook inside and I'd be worried about my kids playing with it.

I couldn't remember what year it was but I found the registration and it's a 1975 13' Boler. The model no is B13 T-E-

As for the bears, I think once I get him out there he'll forget about them
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:23 PM   #6
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Nice find! I'm not a Bolar aficionado, but it it looks like your '75 model has a little bit of something replaced or added to it from each decade since then. Have fun making it your own and getting out to enjoy it.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:21 PM   #7
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Hi,

great find, looks so cute. Love the colour. Maybe we will meet sometime in this big beautiful province.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:32 AM   #8
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Welcome Lisa! Great pictures! Have fun with the reno.
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Old 05-04-2019, 02:40 PM   #9
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Hi Lisa, and welcome!

I have a 1975 Scamp that is very similar to your Boler.

Bears are attracted greatly by smells, and bad habits like leaving food out, especially not well wrapped in plastic, encourages trouble. Having your food well wrapped, and maybe in something similar to Tupperware, and in a cupboard, or in your icebox or fridge, minimizes smells by adding layers of odor barriers.

Enjoy your Boler!!

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Old 05-07-2019, 10:44 AM   #10
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Hello Lisa,

Your hubby must have seen one of those documentaries where the bear-lover became food for the bear!

It does happen though, but remind him that backpackers and tent campers can be perfectly safe. Some campsites have those wooden cupboards for food (probably wouldn't keep a bear out but at least he's not ripping into your little Boler), or you could even take the step of hoisting everything in a bag high up in a tree like the Boy Scouts do.

The point being if those people can be safe with those strategies, you can surely be safe in your little trailer. Providing you don't smear one another with honey at bedtime!

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