Replacement Toilet -1977 Boler 17' - Fiberglass RV


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Old 07-11-2016, 08:02 PM   #1
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Replacement Toilet -1977 Boler 17'

Working on my new acquisition, and likely need a new toilet.
Wondering where I might acquire one, or is there a new type that works
well. I don't have a photo, but it is pretty standard type, likely the same as in a 13 footer.
Any help would be appreciated. I am located in New Westminster BC Canada
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:10 AM   #2
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I don't know what kind of toilet your trailer came with, but mine had a Thetford plastic toilet. I replaced it with a Sea-Land Traveler 511 porcelain bowl toilet. What a difference from the cheap plastic Thetford one.

SeaLand Traveler for sale at PPL - PPL Motor Homes

302651101 SEALAND TRAVELER 511+ - LO PROFILE - WHITE - 4 BOLT MOUNT
and the adapter plate:
83-1858 MOUNTING ADAPTER - 4 BOLT TOILET TO 2 BOLT FLANGE - WHITE
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:44 PM   #3
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Hi Dave and Bonnie--

I see we are in very similar circumstances, just about 180 miles (and a border) apart.

I bought a Boler 1700 about a month ago that also came from Kamloops. I bought it in Richmond BC then imported it here to Seattle area.

I posted my toilet manual, it is a Monogram 446 or 461 in a lovely Harvest Gold. It also came White and Avocado.

I see you are also working on your furnace--I haven't gotten there yet but there is also a furnace manual in the Document Center.

Right now my priorities have been:
tires/axle/frame check--done
wash exterior/leak test-done
electrical-in progress
clean interior-in progress
plumbing
propane
Take it on a trip somewhere!

Keep us posted on your progress
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Old 08-23-2016, 06:10 PM   #4
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Looks like the toilet manual hasn't made it out of moderation yet. I'll email it to you.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:00 PM   #5
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So today we went to do some more "cleaning" of the Boler. We discovered in the cubbyhole above the front area of the Boler a
complete original group of all the Boler papers - manual, heater, plumbing, fridge, everything!! And the original bill of sale in 1978!

We cleaned the fridge today - used some interesting tools - small flathead screwdriver, cloths, some bleach mixed with water and soap,
and we did get the mould off the insulation stripping round the door of the fridge. Everything turned out really good. Now we have to
sand off the rusty paint and peeling of the fridge where the door meets at the bottom and repaint ( likely Tremclad black strip will work)

We are going to be in the market for 1-2 fridge trays ( stainless steel) as we have one or two missing - we only have the little one at the top and one other larger one.

If its any consolation to you, Bonnie hit her head twice on the cupboards and the kids bed above the rear bed area! No bruising but some interesting language ( heheh)

We see some bowing in the wood at the back of the stove/sink cabinet so I may have to take out the stove/oven to shore it up - don't know if this is an easy project or not.

The 3/8th or 3/16th wood side paneling has definitely seen better days - with water and sun damage it has the tiredness that says replace me - hmmmmm.

So you're in Seattle. Not like its too too far - we often come down there as our daughter ( currently in Boston) did live in San Francisco and Carmel so we have travelled through a number of times. If we are heading down, we will definitely try to hook up and look at your Boler. Vice Versa - if you're up in Vancouver area easy to show you our Boler .

Take care and again thanks for the sharing

Dave and Bonnie Scott
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:04 PM   #6
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We just put in a new furnace and new water heater in ours, refacing all the cupboards. The ministry says our boler weight is 780 kg empty reno will fix that lol
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We got white frost panels going to glue them over the old ones
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5/32 thick panels
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So today we went to do some more "cleaning" of the Boler. We discovered in the cubbyhole above the front area of the Boler a complete original group of all the Boler papers - manual, heater, plumbing, fridge, everything!!

Take care and again thanks for the sharing

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Would like to see fridge stuff and the manual
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Hi Dave and Bonnie--

I see we are in very similar circumstances, just about 180 miles (and a border) apart.

I posted my toilet manual, it is a Monogram 446 or 461 in a lovely Harvest Gold. It also came White and Avocado.

Right now my priorities have been:
tires/axle/frame check--done
wash exterior/leak test-done
electrical-in progress
clean interior-in progress
plumbing
propane
Take it on a trip somewhere!

Keep us posted on your progress
Toilet info is great to know would like to see that manual
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:24 PM   #11
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Borden--

Many of the manuals are in the document center, and I added all the ones I had that weren't in there. It is a treasure trove of information for sure!

The Document Center is under the "More" tab at the top of the main page of this site. The manuals are at the bottom of the Document Center when you click on the listing for Trailer Brand Manufacturer.

Here is a link if it works:
Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Boler
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Old 08-30-2016, 10:42 PM   #12
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Dave and Bonnie--

Great to find all the manuals for your Boler--makes one think the that former owners took good care of it and were responsible!

Glad to hear progress continues--the metal part under my fridge is all peeling paint too--sounds eerily familiar! I am going to repaint it white to match the rest of the frame, only that bottom piece needs attention.

Sorry about the bumped head, it will likely be sore for a few days. Guess I should appreciate that the PO took out the upper bunk, although I imagine I'll miss the storage soon enough.

A boat electrician gave my electrical the okay, am really relieved! He is not as concerned as some on this forum about many connections being made with the twist wire connectors. He said a lot of my wiring was original and no need to replace if it is still working. I had him add a couple outlets while he was here as it takes him about 1/8 the time it would take me. I put one of those snazzy USB outlets by the "head" of the bed, can't wait to finally sleep there and use it!

Found out today that we may need to replace the hitch coupler--it doesn't latch completely so we've been adding a bungee cord but that's temporary. We're going to see what we can figure at home as the welder quoted $250 to replace and reinforce the jack.

Also tested all the water systems yesterday--the city water has leaks at the fitting into the interior, and the fresh holding tank leaks to beat the band (is that a saying?). The faucet leaks when not completely off or on, but I already planned to replace. The drain also leaks, but looks like a fairly easy fix. Luckily the city water seems to work okay and the black and grey tanks appear to hold water. With all the leaks I'll need to replace the freshwater tank if I decide to use it.

When I sit in there, there is lots to be done but it also feels so good to me, like a little home even though it's pretty bare. I'm finding lots of water damaged spots so I know there is more work in my future, but I want to get it road worthy and enjoy these last days of summer. I may regret that when the rains and leaks start...will need to buy a very big tarp!!

All for now...I do come up to Vancouver on occasion as I have a few friends there and also family in Victoria and on Cortes Island. Please do let me know if you ever come down to Seattle!

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One more thing actually---think I found the supports for the kitchen counter/cabinets today when looking at the electrical. They are square metal poles that look like they would fit.

Any chance you still have supports and could post a picture of how they look installed?

Thanks!
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And Borden--would love to see your cabinets when done. That is a project for next year for me!
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