Well, after some work on the interior of the boler
, and waiting for a hitch install on our new Ridgeline, we finally got the Boler
out on the road.
Thought we would take it fairly close to home, so just went up Vancouver Island to Nanaimo. Trailer is 1970, so we weren't sure how well it was going to tow -- towed fine, had it up to 110K and kept tracking just fine.
We camped at the Living Forest Campground right in Nanaimo. we had no reservation, and the campground was also being used by a Francophone orgnaization running a french camp for the week, so it was busy! we got one of the last sites for that night, and found ourselves beside a couple with a trillium
from Port Coquitlam -- the only 2 FG trailers in the site!!!
Some things we learned
- need to get an adapter for our power cord (power hookup at our site was only the 3 prong marine style).
needs tongue weight
, so heavy stuff went at the front of the trailer.
- cooking in the boler does get warm, but isn't as bad as i thought it would be. for future, i may only bring the one burner Coleman stove, as i also had the Cobb cooker in tow.
- an exterior access hatch would be very convenient for stowing cords, jacks etc, rather than rooting around under the cushions.
- old school awnings actually work -- i do need to get a spreader bar for across the front, but the original rope awning
was surprisingly functional!
- you can stow a lot of things in a 13' Boler! we have an in-bed trunk in the Ridgeline, but didn't actually stow much in it this trip.
- dogs love the bed!
- i need to make a small extension at the front of the table to provide that extra little bit of support for the cushions on the back bed.