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Old 02-02-2015, 11:12 AM   #1
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I'm looking at used a Boler tonight...

What should I be looking for in terms of wear and tear? Hoping to get a heads up...I'll try and do as much research as I can today!
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:42 AM   #2
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download the buyers checklist in the document center here. Lots of good info
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Old 02-02-2015, 11:43 AM   #3
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Yep I just did and googled it...look for rust, crack, soft floors..the lsit goes on and on LOL!
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Bring a good strong light to look in dark corners. If there is fresh paint start looking for possible dry rot/mold in the wood, especially in dark corners, and where wood structures meet the floor and around windows. Is the propane still hooked up and tanks have fuel? If not, try to bring your own tank to be able to check fixtures.
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Michelle, the most likely places for floor problems are under windows (especially the front) and anywhere there is plumbing. You'll want to bring a flashlight and a screwdriver to poke around the floor inside cabinets to verify soundness.

Next to the shell & frame, the most important things to check are the appliances. Talk to the seller ahead of time to make sure it can be connected to LP and electricity. If it has a fridge, ask the seller to turn it on several hours before you come, because it takes quite a while to cool down.

If you can't verify the operation of any appliance, or if the seller says "it worked the last time I used it" or (of the fridge) "it just needs a charge," you have to assume it doesn't work and the price should reflect that. (BTW, 2- and 3-way RV fridges don't get "charged," so that's a red flag in itself). Some people replace broken RV fridges with dorm-type units because replacing an RV fridge can get very expensive. Dorm fridges require camp sites with electric hook-ups, which limits where you can go. Just something to know…

If it has brakes, it's probably already had the axle changed, so that's a good thing. If it doesn't, in most cases with an older trailer like a Boler, you'll have to replace the whole axle to add brakes, and the price should reflect that as well.

If you do pull the trigger, there are some important things to check before you tow it anywhere, like tires and bearings, but those are normal maintenance items and shouldn't have too much bearing on whether or not you buy.
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Good luck we really like ours, hope you find one. Great to get one of the original super ultra lights.
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Ours had new tires but car tires so we then purchase 3 new trailer tires of the right size. Expense we new we had at the time of the sale
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Hope you found your dream rolling cottage
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Thanks for joining Michelle, it's great to have you here.

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