I am a new 13' Boler
owner. I have taken on the task to refurbish this old goat. It is in Ok shape but i need some guidance.
I replaced the original tires
to roll it 400 miles home. Tire shop could barely remove the tires
without a super big jacked up angle. Is that standard?
I have buckets of questions
I yanked out the rotten sagging "Elephant Skin" but it is riveted behind the support closet, rear upper cabinet and upper kitchen cabinets. I'm glad I pulled it because there are rivet holes everywhere allowing in water intrusion. The ensolite was badly caulked and painted and crumbling dead paint
and sagging everywhere. Plus the smell was really bad. The glue is all over the inside. Must it be completely gone for the new interior skin to stick? I am unsure of removing these big rivets for the supporting pieces. If I do take them out, can I put them back somehow without rivets through the exterior skin?
I have exterior fiberglass issues
#1 PO had an a/c unit cut out of the back under the table. I bought it with a road sign screwed to the outside back. The hole is 13"x20 1/2". Its right over the bumper to the edge of the floor. I would like to patch it myself and I cannot decide if I should go for the Glory and take the frame off of the body. It's a daunting task as I hope to do as much as possible myself.
#2 PO cracked the fiberglass edge in two places along the back edge behind the bumper. Yet another reason to pop off the frame from the body to access the repair spot.
Oh yea there's also a hole where the furnace
must have been. I suppose that should be covered.
I'm still in the plan stage and would like to add some features that may need ports. I fancy an on-demand water heater with some kind of hook up for an outside shower wand and an a/c heater top unit robbed from a truck cab-over camper.
This may require roof supports for the a/c.
Is it possible to make the roof strong enough to carry a kayak?
I'm open to 'where to start' suggestions.