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Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bozeman Montana
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Trailer Name Suite Wee Tweet
Year 1972
Make Boler
Model American
Length 13
'72 Boler American
Just the way I found her...
History I had been watching for a used Scamp (didn't know there were others!) that I could tow with my car. While in Arizona in January 2011 visiting my brother (I had flown down), I happened across my Boler on CL. While I was back home in Montana waiting for my brother's trip in May (he delivered her to me), I did a lot of reading about "fixes" I might need to attempt--especially the door...I don't know much about this trailer's history. The couple I bought from had only owned it a few months.
Interior
Dinette before...
Regular 13 ft, front sofa (bunk supports missing), does not appear to have ever had heater or other options. Ice box was cracked inside so I removed it. No bathroom, rear dinette/bed. Insolite had mostly been removed, jalousie windows are screwed closed, there was no fresh water holding tank. A home-made tabletop was there, but no base.

Exterior
door hinges...
Major issue was severe door sag--door was hanging with wide gate hinges so pried when open. The door was heavy with moisture. I drilled holes on the inside of the door to vent, and it spent many hours in the sun to dry. I replaced the door hinges with "Scamp" hinges and the difference is fantastic! Pleased with the result, considering my skill level and the issues involved! Rather than repaint the trailer, I decided to "go with it" so painted flowers on outside.

Customization
"Screen Door Modification" to help with support to alleviate body sag issues. Bonus: Besides the desired support, I now have a screen door (curtain-type)! Also modified the table top so it is smaller for two people but the extra length needed for the bed can be used as a bench under the window for horseshoe-shaped seating, with or without table. Built shelves into the closet, and added a door to the cabinet where the ice box had been.

Renovations
Dinette Cabinet doors
Replaced the cabinet doors. Replaced old carpeting with vinyl "wood" planks and molding.

Tow Vehicle
Rav4 & '72 Boler Rearin' to go!
Boler-puller is a 4-cyl 2007 Toyota Rav4.
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