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Old 03-19-2015, 08:29 AM   #15
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It looks good Devon, door is a little out of adjustment (check the hinge balls for wear) then just adkust them to align the door.
If you can get a picture looking down the length of the drivers side frame rail like I have in the Buyer Guide.

As an option rather than replacing the water tank I use an external tank on mine, the write-up is on this mod is almost at the bottom of the page
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:41 AM   #16
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:14 PM   #17
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Looks very nice overall. Definitely get the frame looked at. It might not break where it was reinforced but can somewhere else. They used thin metal and poor welds.

You can pick up spare parts from Scamp, like water tank.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:42 PM   #18
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Looks nice and clean; we had to replace all three tires when we got ours it had new car tires and we wanted the ST radial trailer tires. We did repack bearings, check brakes and over all inspection ours was like yours looking good. No frame repairs had been done. You should have lots of fun adventures.
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:46 PM   #19
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Tires look a little close

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Looks pretty nice . I don't see anything wrong with the frame additions from the pics but do check it out. If you do end up painting the frame you may want to use Por-15 as from others it sounds like a good product.
Check tire size against the original and check for suspension sag. They may have added bigger tires or .....
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Old 03-21-2015, 05:23 PM   #20
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Hi,

Its been raining here for a few days so I left it outside to test for leaks:

-Plexi glass windows are leaking at the middle at the bottom. Not very much but enough to annoy me. I may get some caulking just for that area. There is a hairline gap there.

-The side windows are leaking slightly as well. One side very bad to the point that the dinette cushion is quite wet. Unfortunately the previous owner appeared to have used silicon around the windows. The strange part is that the water was in the tray that holds the screen..I am thinking maybe it wasn't closed tight enough.

I have brought the trailer into the garage now.

Checked and tested all wiring inside and everything is good. Some lights only work with a 12v battery. It is a little hoaky but seems to do the job.

I have taken a picture of the rear frame like the one from the Buyer's guide. It appears be straight to me.. I am going to make sure all bolts holding the frame to the frame are good to prevent future damage. (Sorry..cannot figure out how to rotate uploads, so you can save it to your computer then rotate to view better.)

The diameter of my tires are just under 24". I measured the distance from the frame to the ground and it appears to be 8"..

The door hinges are definitely worn. The springs, etc are gone and have been replaced with other bolts. It looks to be causing stress marks on the door area.

I am thinking of ordering the axle and hinge parts from Paul in Ontario. Has anyone dealt with him in the past? If so, is the axle good build quality? Or has anyone in BC replaced their axle and know of a good shop to go to to get one made to match the original?

Thanks for all the replies. They have been very helpful.

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Hi,

Its been raining here for a few days so I left it outside to test for leaks:

-Plexi glass windows are leaking at the middle at the bottom. Not very much but enough to annoy me. I may get some caulking just for that area. There is a hairline gap there.

-The side windows are leaking slightly as well. One side very bad to the point that the dinette cushion is quite wet. Unfortunately the previous owner appeared to have used silicon around the windows. The strange part is that the water was in the tray that holds the screen..I am thinking maybe it wasn't closed tight enough.

I have brought the trailer into the garage now.

Checked and tested all wiring inside and everything is good. Some lights only work with a 12v battery. It is a little hoaky but seems to do the job.

I have taken a picture of the rear frame like the one from the Buyer's guide. It appears be straight to me.. I am going to make sure all bolts holding the frame to the frame are good to prevent future damage. (Sorry..cannot figure out how to rotate uploads, so you can save it to your computer then rotate to view better.)

The diameter of my tires are just under 24". I measured the distance from the frame to the ground and it appears to be 8"..

The door hinges are definitely worn. The springs, etc are gone and have been replaced with other bolts. It looks to be causing stress marks on the door area.

I am thinking of ordering the axle and hinge parts from Paul in Ontario. Has anyone dealt with him in the past? If so, is the axle good build quality? Or has anyone in BC replaced their axle and know of a good shop to go to to get one made to match the original?

Thanks for all the replies. They have been very helpful.

Devan
Looking at the frame picture it looks OK, but really hard to tell from just pictures. Axle definitely needs replacing, a new axle with a 10 degree up angle will provide about 11" frame to ground clearance (original stance). PAul is located in Ontario, worth pricing out but shipping could cost a fortune. Standens Springs has a distribution centre in Surrey, they are distributors for both Dexter and FlexiRide axles.. When replacing your axle make sure you get brakes, well worth the extra cost.

Rather than caulking the plexi windows you could use some butyl tape, just tear off a piece and press it into the gap, won't be the prettiest but should stop the leak until you replace the window and seal, it will also be easier to remove and clean up later.

Your side Jalousie windows can be rebuilt, they are great windows, probably just the seals and weatherstripping. but the water could also be from the leaking plexi windows, water will travel behind the ensulite and surface some distance from the actual leak.
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I am thinking of ordering the axle and hinge parts from Paul in Ontario. Has anyone dealt with him in the past? If so, is the axle good build quality? Or has anyone in BC replaced their axle and know of a good shop to go to to get one made to match the original?

Thanks for all the replies. They have been very helpful.

Devan
Escape Trailers in Chilliwack is the hot spot for Boler axle replacements. Prices are good and they know what they are doing. Lots of Boler's here in BC have had their axles replaced there for a reason ;-)
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I have just received an axle from Paul with Brakes. Shipped to Victoria by ground freight.

Price it out, he would have a fairly recent qoute from my order. No concerns on quality.



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Old 03-22-2015, 11:37 PM   #24
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome to the Boler community. This forum really is the best Ive ever been apart of. Informative responses from everyone.

I am going to contact Paul tomorrow for a quote. I do tow the trailer with a full size pickup so I may skip on the brakes. I guess it depends on cost. I do see the safety benefit though if the trailer detaches on the road.

I purchased some butyl tape today, but tested the windows with a hose and discovered it is actually coming from the rubber seals on the windows.

I am planning a trip to California in May.. looking forward to working on the trailer and hope its finished before then. Didn't give myself much time

Thanks again everyone!

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Old 03-23-2015, 02:08 PM   #25
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It appears I have made a mistake in my previous measurements. Today is a good day! No axle replacement for me.


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I purchased some butyl tape today, but tested the windows with a hose and discovered it is actually coming from the rubber seals on the windows.
On the plexi windows, or on the jalousie windows?
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The Jalousie windows.

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I am fairly certain that replacement seals can be found for those - not sure where would be the best source though.
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