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Old 03-10-2016, 06:29 PM   #21
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I don't plan on replacing the fiberglass furniture just the kitchen cabinets and I may only cut the front out of the bottom cabinets and replace it with wood because it has been so badly mutalated and I was not aware tholse little bars supported the roof thanks.
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:53 PM   #22
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I am also trying to figure out a 12v system how should I hook up batteries etc. and how should I charge them should I use an inverter?
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:46 PM   #23
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Kevin,

I'm working on a Boler as well. I feel your pain...

How do you manage to post pictures without them being upside down? That's amazing to me...! I'm using an ipad as well.
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:19 PM   #24
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Hahaha it took me an hour to figure out how to even put up a picture
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Old 03-10-2016, 09:34 PM   #25
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Here is the outside
That looks like a Boler American you have there.

The serial number should be on a plate on the left side of the tongue. What number is it?

There's a registry/history somewhere on here. I'll see if I can find it.


This is the thread I was thinking of ...
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Old 03-11-2016, 08:31 AM   #26
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You can find out a lot about 12v systems on the solar thread on the forum. If you run 12v appliances you won't need an inverter. The inverter changes DC to AC. I have a fridge that runs on 110/12 but will be taking it out and using a 12v fridge instead. I plan to sell it if you are interested, but that's a couple of months in the future.

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Old 03-11-2016, 11:36 AM   #27
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My only concern is that 110 volt appliances are much easier to come by and a lot cheaper.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:46 AM   #28
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True that 110 v are cheaper, until you factor in the campground fees where you will need to stay to have electric hookup. Those can be up to 50 - 65$ nightly. In some rv parks they go up even higher, esp at peak season times.

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Old 03-12-2016, 08:41 PM   #29
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Yes that's true I've decided to not put any large appliances in it I have a gas stove and an ice box and no furnace I just have and old Colman catalatic heater I'm keeping it very simple as most places I go camping there is no power or anything.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:10 PM   #30
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I thought that I had a big project.


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Old 03-13-2016, 06:26 PM   #31
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Here is the new floor sections in
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:52 PM   #32
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Hi there! I've also got a 13 foot '68 Boler. Was not in quite as rough shape (was my gramp's) but I only did the minimum in terms of repair to make it liveable inside and I no longer have the stove in, no fridge (only ice box, etc.). You're for sure doing a much more thorough job than me!

Question for anyone on this thread: I've got serious door sag issues. Have watched some youtubes about it, but none that address the issue with my ancient hinges. Should j just take the door off and try to re-hang with new hinges? And any recommendations on doing this or resources to point me to? I've also attached a photo of the pretty massive gap in the side of my door. I don't think re-hanging the door is even going to fully address the gap, but it's a start, I guess.

Thoughts?


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Old 03-20-2016, 10:14 PM   #33
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Suvi, I think you're going to need to talk to Ian Giles about the hinges. I know you've got one of the few original flat top Boler's and those were the hinges used before they change to the two-bolt, brass ball and spring. And, you can't get those hinges as new anymore either. You'll probably need to change to the three-bolt, Scamp hinge.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:29 PM   #34
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Suvi, I think you're going to need to talk to Ian Giles about the hinges. I know you've got one of the few original flat top Boler's and those were the hinges used before they change to the two-bolt, brass ball and spring. And, you can't get those hinges as new anymore either. You'll probably need to change to the three-bolt, Scamp hinge.

Yea, Donna. I definitely will. Actually bought the ball and spring set from him without having looked at the hinges closely all winter and then realized they wouldn't work unless I entirely replace hinges. He's in Calgary I think. Tempted to take my trailer out there in the fall and let him have his way with it 😂


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