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Old 08-30-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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New member with a Boler!

Hello my name is John!

In July I bought myself a boler. My plan is to live in it full time for 3-4 month in summer 2019 and travel along the west coast.

I have done a lot of work so far and am not quite done yet.

-removed frame, local trailer shop welded me some reinforcements that I thought could use some strength.
-wire wheeled the whole thing clean and painted with some black rust paint.
-on the boler itself I had to fix some fiberglass underneath. Grind down some soft areas that were holding in the wood floor. Get ride of all the soft areas and then added new fiberglass.
-installed new hubs and bearings
-new rims from vintage trailer supply with a half inch positive offset. I tried using canadian tire rims. They had 0 offset and they pushed the tire within a 1/4" of the fender. So I had to return them and get the new ones.
-tires I got were from tdot performance maxxis m8008, st175/80r.
-had a very fun time putting the egg back in the frame.
-the 2 side windows I removed, cleaned them up with steel wool and some aluminum buffing compound.
-got new glass cut for one of the windows which was cracked.
-reinstalled with fresh butal tape.
-front and rear windows I got ride of old seals and reinstalled with new seals from scamp.com
-installed a fantastic roof vent which I bought from Amazon. Made a wood frame for inlet in the inside and used 8/32 hardware to hold it in real tight. Butyl tape, then caulking.
-removed everything from the interior.
-clean clean clean cleaned the inside. Spent a few days scrubbing the interior walls and all the fiberglass to get it fresh again.
-cleaned up fridge which still works. Installed a new oat ply in the door to give it a fresh look. Reinstalled
-new cabinet doors all made from pine with a beeswax seal product.
-new counter top bought from home depot cut to fit
-new sink faucet
-new stove installed from atwood (amazon)
-build a fulltime bed set up with access door. Will be making drawers for the inside of the bed storage soon.

Can anyone date my boler? Beside the door it says boler Voyager. I don't have a vin number for it but I do had a very old sticker on the outside of it. Numbers were carved in by hand. Will be adding photos soon!

Lots of more work to go! But I am getting there.
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Old 08-30-2018, 02:44 PM   #2
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Welcome

Progress pictures would be nice. Looks like a lot of work went into it.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:57 PM   #3
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Here are some pictures from the day I bought it and progress along the way!Click image for larger version

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Old 08-30-2018, 07:02 PM   #4
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Here are some pictures of my progressClick image for larger version

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Old 08-30-2018, 07:06 PM   #5
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:08 PM   #6
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:21 PM   #7
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Wow, lots of work! Impressive. Look forward to pics.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:32 PM   #8
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Hello my name is John!

In July I bought myself a boler. ...

I have done a lot of work so far and am not quite done yet.

-removed frame,..
-wire wheeled the whole thing ..
-...fix some fiberglass underneath. ... and then added new fiberglass.
-installed new hubs and bearings
-new rims ....
-tires ...
-had a very fun time putting the egg back in the frame.
-.. 2 side windows I removed...
-got new glass ...
-reinstalled with fresh butal tape.
-.. got ride of old seals and reinstalled ....
-installed a fantastic roof vent ..
-removed everything from the interior.
-clean clean clean ...
-cleaned up fridge .... Reinstalled
-new cabinet doors ...
-new counter top ...
-new sink faucet
-new stove ...
-build a fulltime bed set up with access door. ...

......

Lots of more work to go! But I am getting there.
Most of the time the first post made by a forum member is a simple question. And often one that has been asked many times before.

But not this guy.

Wow, what a great project and what skill you have. welcome.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:32 PM   #9
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Looked good to begin with, I think. Nice work throughout.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:46 PM   #10
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Most of the time the first post made by a forum member is a simple question. And often one that has been asked many times before.

Yup. It's usually, "I've gutted my trailer; what do I do now"?
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Old 08-30-2018, 09:05 PM   #11
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Wow, you've been busy! Nice work on the interior.
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Old 08-31-2018, 07:26 AM   #12
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Thank you for the support! Haha I like that comment. I know it might not have needed everything I did. I like doing things all or nothing though. I did use the forum a lot for reference on some topics!
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:22 AM   #13
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Wow, and more WOW! This blows my mind! So much work in a short space of time. You rock, mister!
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Old 08-31-2018, 10:27 AM   #14
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Thank you! 150 hours of my labor in 6 weeks
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