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Old 06-14-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm Dave. I'm the proud new owner of a 1975 (I believe) Boler trailer.

It is going to undergo a major facelift and I've already started the work on it. I've sanded and cleaned the ensolite after reading some helpful posts online. I painted over that with primer after Dapping the gaps between the foam. Even the primer was an improvement.

Next I painted over that with latex paint tinted off white. I find it a little to stark white against the original kitchen/seat colours.. so I believe I'll need to paint those next so the contrast is not so sharp.

I'll be ordering cushions and upholstry - hoping Scamp is an option but if the shipping is too pricey I will use a local foam dealer and find the upholstry myself. If anyone has ordered the Scamp cushions before I'd appreciate some feedback.

Also considering putting laminate flooring down.

The exterior, I am going to try to use the marine enamel (several coats w/ wet sanding).. just one tone to begin with, RV white, then maybe paint a retro-looking Boler band around.. brown/orange.. but I'll see how difficult that will be. Then some new decals.

Anyways, I'm super excited to get started on the exterior.. hoping weather improves so I can sand and prime outside without worry. I just got married last year and hope we will use this for years, especially once kids are on the scene.

These forums are helpful and I'm looking forward to checking them out often for hints.. starting with door sag. haha

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:03 PM   #2
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Oh, and here is a pic of the inside so far, after priming. I dig this picture because the Canadian flag is visible outside.

If anyone wants to experiment with colors and happens to have an iphone, check out the 'Home Decorator' app.. it's been great for planning these reno's.

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Old 06-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #3
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Hey Dave. Welcome to FiberglassRV and THANKS for sharing the pictures. Door sag is a problem with the brands that have air-craft style doors... Bolers and Scamps. There are several different solutions depending on the problem from new hinges (or kits) to a door that's trying to flatten out. Let us know your problem in the Problem Solving forum and you'll get all the help you need.

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Old 06-15-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
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Scamp Cushion Covers for 1975 Boler

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Hi, I'm Dave. I'm the proud new owner of a 1975 (I believe) Boler trailer.

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I'll be ordering cushions and upholstry - hoping Scamp is an option but if the shipping is too pricey I will use a local foam dealer and find the upholstry myself. If anyone has ordered the Scamp cushions before I'd appreciate some feedback.

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Hey Dave, I purchased the Scamp covers, see some of my comments on this thread: Just getting started

The bill was $317 CDN and the UPS brokerage and shipping was $71.12 CDN, so all in for just under $400 CDN. If we had more time, we would have sewn our own, maybe we still will in the future, but we are getting ready for the big summer road trip and needed the covers. We have not located foam, but since we might be passing the scamp factory, we might have a look at their foam on the way by (they warned me that the shipping would be way too expensive to bother with sending it out).

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Old 06-16-2011, 12:44 AM   #5
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Thank for linking that thread, Wildwood. This confirms a few concerns I had with the Scamp shipping and over-all fit. A friend referred me to a local place here that cuts foam and is also an upholsterer (sp?).. they're not cheap but I can bring the old cushions in and they'll cut them exactly as needed. In the long run, since I want (actually my wife wants) all new foam and covers to sleep on, it might be cheaper than ordering off of Scamp anyway. Who knew foam was so pricey.

I'll check them out and if I give decide to go that route I'll post some pics of their work. At least we'll have some extra options for cover colours, design etc..

Is the scamp factory in Montana? Does that mean you're taking the Boler on a roadtip? Beautiful down there! can't wait to get the Boler out for some trips but lots of work to be done before that'll happen.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:42 PM   #6
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The Scamp factory is in Backus, Minnesota, so he must be heading down that way.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:34 PM   #7
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The Scamp factory is in Backus, Minnesota, so he must be heading down that way.
We are pulling the boler from Alberta to Newfoundland and back this summer, so should be getting within 50 km of Backus depending on final route selection. Maybe close enough to have a look at their foam and show them the fit of the cushions (also a minor factory fabric blemish).
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:58 AM   #8
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Foam king was very helpful for our new cushions and they did some temporary covers for us very reasonably.

You might want to check out Murphy's (east of fort saskachewan) rv too

Welcome from a fellow new comer
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:26 AM   #9
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If you don't mind my asking - what was reasonable? My Trill needs new foam all around, first night sleeping on them made me come to that quick realization, need four for dinette, two for couch.

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Foam king was very helpful for our new cushions and they did some temporary covers for us very reasonably.

You might want to check out Murphy's (east of fort saskachewan) rv too

Welcome from a fellow new comer
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:03 PM   #10
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if i rememeber right it was 450 for the foam and 200 for temporary covers that are doing us well untill finish the new covers (thin material with zippers)

we did 7 cushions that make up into an oversize king bed ( front kitchens are awesome)

sounds like we are close and there is a boler in the neighbourhood too

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:40 PM   #11
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Hi, Alan! Thanks for the info. I don't know where you are, but there is actually a boler on my crescent....parked right beside their new Escape! I didn't have the guts to go ask if they were selling. Besides, needed the extra headroom in the Trillium. Which boler did you see?
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