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Old 05-20-2015, 07:54 AM   #15
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That's great I just sent you an email
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:44 AM   #16
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Today is pick up day!!!

We don't know yet if it will fit through our garage door so we may need to go to Princess Auto for small wheels.

I'm mentally prepared for some leaks - any tips on finding the usual suspects?
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:48 AM   #17
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Hello, Welcome and Congratulations

Your Boler looks great.
The great advantage of molded fiberglass trailers is there are limited areas where they leak since there are no seams.
Leaks usually occur around the front and rear windows because the rubber seals get hard and shrink as they age. The side windows and vent can leak around the mounting flanges as the butyl tape ages.
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:06 AM   #18
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I'll scan all of the documents and put them up within the next few days - we were very lucky as people lined up to buy this little trailer and one even offered more money than asking after we had put down our deposit!

We are very excited to enjoy this trailer.
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:51 AM   #19
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OK we made it home! The tow plug kept falling off and it scraped off some of the rubber so that will have to be fixed.

Any ideas on keeping it attached better? there's just enough length as is so we couldn't tie a knot or anything. We used a borrowed truck so perhaps when we get the hitch etc put on our vehicle we will make it longer.

When I look back at the trailer during towing and we go over bumps in the road it really looks like the roof flexes a lot - I'm watching the front top corners of the trailer back to the roof vent and it looks as though the roof vent is moving independantly...when we got home I pressed on the ceiling and it felt solid.

Just as we got home we had a nice rainfall so the leaks became apparent - to be expected. The passengers side window at the back leaks quite a bit and there's signs of a damp cushion causing dark spots along the ensolite. It's running in right along the top - I'll post a pic below as soon as they upload.

The back window has about a 1" piece of rubber seal missing at the bottom outside, and then from the inside just to the right of the middle it looks like a curved piece is cut out - yet it luckily didn't leak at all.

The roof vent doesn't leak.

The passenger side dinette cushion is wet and water runs along the front length of that area. I can see water on the metal strip beside the door but I can't say for sure where that is coming from.

The door window leaks at the top a bit.

I've jammed some rags/towels around for now.

All in all it is in beautiful shape from what we can see. We will see in a couple of hours if we are close to getting it in our garage - I don't want to see any damage occur from water leaks.

There are 2 holes clear through where the spare tire rack must bolt in, the previous owner found it was rubbing the bumper so they took it off.

I'll post and label photos below and would greatly appreciate anyone telling me what they see!!
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:18 PM   #20
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It looks like these 2 rivets at the aft drivers side have screws put in them? All of the others look normal
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:21 PM   #21
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These 2 holes are at the back where the spare tire bracket goes. They said the wheel/tire was rubbing the bumper so they didn't store it here.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:23 PM   #22
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Here is the evidence of a side window leak
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:25 PM   #23
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There's a small crack in the freezer compartment and it is difficult to open and close
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:26 PM   #24
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Somewhere around here is where water is getting in just to the left of the entrance door, then it runs along the back of the dinette cushions - we can see some discoloration of the ensolite along there
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:27 PM   #25
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There is a screw that comes up from the middle of the floor below the main dining table
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:34 PM   #26
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And here is the missing seal on the back window
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:39 PM   #27
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We are so impressed with the condition of this trailer. The owners seemed sad to see it go and we want to take very good care of it. We want to get these leaks fixed - it's scheduled for a service in 2 weeks and we will address what we can at that time. We hope to use it for 2 seasons and then do a restoration. I can't say enough about this forum - I'm swamped with reading already!! (staying up way too late and generally looking at my phone all the time) I'll post a few photos below of just the general condition. We inherited some great manuals as well and I will scan them and post them as soon as I get a chance.
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:42 PM   #28
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the closet has shelves in it already - I could tell if the bottom one would lift out to see if there's any storage room below it. The handle has no latch so we will be looking for something for that. The owner has installed a deep cycle battery and some LED lights on the interior with a meter to check the battery as well. The wiring is shown in the photo.
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