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Old 02-12-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Our new baby!

Hello everyone! Just wanted to pop in and introduce myself, and more importantly the newest member to the family. Our 1970 Boler.
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My wife and I are very excited about our new egg (or Olive, as she has already named her). I plan on doing a fairly extensive revamp and am ever so glad to found this site. I know I'll need lots of help.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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cushion help

just to add a quick question...
Does anyone have/ know where to find the templates for the front cushions?
I was able to find a great template for all the rear cushions but am struggling with locating the front, our new trailer was cushion-less unfortunately.

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Old 02-12-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
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Hi Tyler, welcome aboard.

Lots of good fun ahead with the mods, then on to more fun with camping in it.

Lots for search and read about on here. If you don't find what you are looking for, fire away with questions, lots of good help to be had, and lots of Boler 1300 owners too.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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You should be able to make your own templates out of heavy paper or cardboard fairly easily. That's assuming you want the proper shape to have new cushions made. Good luck and have fun with it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #5
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You should be able to make your own templates out of heavy paper or cardboard fairly easily. That's assuming you want the proper shape to have new cushions made. Good luck and have fun with it.
I'd go with heavy cardboard.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:07 PM   #6
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Can you find another Boler owner close by to use their cushion and trace it?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the comments everyone.
I think I'll cut templates out of cardboard, seams to be the best option. Now the hard part will be finding foam at a reasonable price. Had a local shop quote me over $400
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Hi Tyler, welcome to FiberglassRV. We're glad you're here
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #9
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Welcome Tyler & wife and "Olive"! You have found the right place to be lots of helpful people here.
The foam is very exspensive... I made a template and cut up a full size foam mattress from a bed. Cut the cover off of it, then sanitized the foam, the cut the foam with an electric turkey carving knife. You have to go slow and hold the knife upright and straight. Used this for my bed. Now getting ready to make a front dinette. Need to make cushions for the seats. Have just confiscated the foam cushions off my aunt's couch, the foam is clean and nice, she is moving and didn't need the couch. HA! Good luck.
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:18 PM   #10
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Go on ebay and type in RV Cushions. Several will come up in all kinds of fabrics and sizes, all for under $200 and several under $100 for brand new sets of 4. Some of them are rounded. If you don't like what you see wait a week and a whole new batch will be there. Some are expensive to ship but several have free shipping be careful.

Also they can be modified. Take the foam out of the cushion, cut it to shape and sew up the cover to match. A far cheaper option than making your own.
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:48 PM   #11
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Usually I head to Ikea and go to their as-is room and see if they have any foam mattress's and usually can find something real cheap and make the cushions from that. A serated knife cuts foam real easily. I made the covers for my ParkLiner, I just didn't care for the light blue. It wasn't too hard.

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Old 02-19-2013, 09:33 PM   #12
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Not sure on the cost of shipping but you can get a full set with foam from scamp at a god price.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:19 PM   #13
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Welcome!

Congratulations on your new baby, Tyler.
Looks 'sweet'!

Relax, there's so much help here. Enjoy the refurbishing~

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:51 PM   #14
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usually i head to ikea and go to their as-is room and see if they have any foam mattress's and usually can find something real cheap and make the cushions from that. A serated knife cuts foam real easily. I made the covers for my parkliner, i just didn't care for the light blue. It wasn't too hard.

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