Originally Posted by Kurt in BC
Hi there I have a 1970 Boler and have noticed some subtle differences to the newer models even when compared to 1972 ect...I know they started in 1968 and only made a hundred or so before the 1970 year when they reached 500 or so. My VIN
is actually 283.
From what I hear mine was one of the first 500 or so made?
Differences I have noticed compared to newer ones in the 70's:
1. my tail lights
sit flush (not recessed)
2. floor is wood - not fiberglass (the under side is coveredd in a thin film of fiber galss to protect it.
3. no window above stove
4. Rear bumper is tubular (not square tuing) and there is no mount for the spare tire.
5. no side reflectors/lights
6. odd wiring plug on side for 120 volts.
7. The water tank filler is ust a chrome box with a little chrome door, no hose hook up here.
Few other differences on these early Boler that I have picked up on since seeing another 1970 and repairing a '74. Mine is from the original Winnipeg plant:
- No black/grey water tank - water drains via a tube out the bottom of the trailer.
- Water tank is under the seat, next to the dinette. Appears to be metal/aluminum.
- No city water connection - only the pump
- Different door design - not subject to the sag these newer ones seem to have had, mine feels solid, not hallow - its not as thick.
- No Boler emblems were used above the front and rear windows
- The center seam where the 2 halves were joined are not fiberglassed over like the later ones. The aluminum trim piece is also thicker
- One of the biggest differences I have seen is the unboxed (open) frame rails and the floor not being fiberglass....its plywood.