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Old 11-24-2023, 07:02 PM   #1
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Name: Joe
Trailer: Boler
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New to the Boler experience

Gday trend setters

Aussie here just moved to Canada and have this week bought myself a bear proof tent
This 1973 Boler looks to be in good nick though I wanted to get some thoughts on modifications I am thinking about

First I have seen on another link that changing from 13” to 14” inch tires makes towing a bit easier

There is only two of us and as such I plan on getting rid of the table and making a permanent double bed with increased storage underneath

Then remove the bunks and put in two single chairs (one with a potty under it) and a smaller table - I have seen others with this configuration and liked the idea

Also was thinking of removing the gas heater that the previous owners installed- again i saw a link and the bloke said using the gas burner for 10 min heats up the cabin
Has anyone done this and your thoughts ?

And lastly inside is just the exposed shell and I was thinking as putting insulation on the walls - perhaps sound proof carpet

A lot of questions I know - and probably a reflection on how excited I am

As an FYI we will use it for long weekend ( up to 5 days) trips around BC during spring summer and into fall
Though I do wish to drive across Canada in it in a couple of years over the summer period

Cheers for any advice suggestions etc

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Old 11-24-2023, 07:22 PM   #2
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Trailer: SOLD: 1977 Scamp 13'
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This is exciting. Welcome and we're here to help.

I have a 1977 Scamp 13' that we bought out of a forest in MN and have completely renovated over the last 13 years.

We use the original gravity Suburban furnace since it gets fresh air from outside and sends the combustion gas and moisture back outside.

My Scamp says right on the cupboard "Warning: It is not safe to use cooking appliances for comfort heating. IN ALL CAPS!

The problem is all the combustion byproducts are left in the interior air so you need to open windows to let fresh air in, and then it kind of defeats the purpose of trying to heat the air.

If you don't let fresh air in, the inside gathers a huge amount of moisture that condenses on everything as well as you have to breathe all the combustion garbage ans possible Carbon Monoxide.

So I wouldn't advise that.
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Old 11-24-2023, 08:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the heads up
I will look into other heating sources
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Old 11-25-2023, 01:14 PM   #4
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If it helps, this is what we did our 'fair dinkum' Boler caravan...

Yep, we lived in Sidney for a year...
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