first time post here!
Just bought a 1975 Boler
sort of on a whim for a spontaneous 2 month American roadtrip that is starting next Monday. It's in pretty good shape and we're really excited, but we have a few questions...hoping you guys can help us out!
1. The Fridge
: it doesn't seem to work on shore power or battery
power. Got the propane
fired up and that seemed to be working slowly, but of course took it for a drive around the block and the pilot light
blew out...How do you guys keep your food cold when you're driving? Is there a way to hook the fridge
up to the car's battery
power? Also, if it turns out the fridge
doesn't work, what would you recommend in terms of new ones? We don't even care if the propane
works...if we could get battery
and shore power working, that would be fine with us.
2. Security: we did some work on the door as soon as we got it so now it's feeling pretty sturdy (the bottom of the door isn't flush with the body of the trailer, but I hear thats fairly common), but I still feel like it would be VERY easy to break into a boler
. Does anyone have any examples of secondary locks they've installed on the door? What about lock-boxes inside the trailer for more valuable items? Is anyone paranoid enough to use a GPS tracker when they leave their trailer unattended?
3. Front loading the trailer: I've towed a utility trailer behind my band van for several years now, and we learned the hard way not to pack it stern-heavy. It's pretty terrifying once it gets wobbly on the highway. How do you guys avoid a stern-heavy boler
? It seems like most of the storage is under the bed at the rear, and our spare tire will soon be mounted on the rear aswell, so I'm just not sure how to get the front-heavy pack that would be the safest on the road...
the body: We may or may not attempt to paint
the thing before we head out next week. I've been recommended to use a Urethane paint
- any opposed? Any tips or tricks I should know? I've painted wood my whole life but somehow never managed to paint
on fiberglass before!
Thanks so much for the help everyone, hope to hear from you soon!