Hi I am Matthew and the new owner of a Boler 17" - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-23-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hi I am Matthew and the new owner of a Boler 17"

Good day all,

My wife and I recently purchased a 1979 17' Boler. It seems to be in great shape and we are excited to get out and start using it this summer. I have already perused some of the forum threads here and found helpful information. I also have added a couple of pictures of the trailer as we were picking it up and will update as we clean things up and make it our own. I would like to say thank you all for having formed such a great and helpful community. I am sure there will be things that I need help with fixing and or maintaining and say thank you in advance for the help I am sure I will receive here.

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Old 06-23-2017, 12:36 PM   #2
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That is a great looking Boler, congratulations

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Old 06-23-2017, 01:12 PM   #3
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Matthew, that is a great looking trailer, and welcome to the FGRV forum family.
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Old 06-24-2017, 09:46 AM   #4
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Matthew, Welcome to FGRV!

Really cute, good pics, I really like your galley supports--not entirely unlike what we had hoped to use but it didn't work out for ours. I like the look!

Hope you can begin to use it soon, and that you have many wonderful trips with it!

More pics whenever, so happy to see them, and let us know if you name it!

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Old 06-24-2017, 09:48 AM   #5
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Nice, and a rare find in great shape by the looks of it. Congrats!
"You can't buy happiness, but you can buy an RV. And that is pretty close."
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:18 AM   #6
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Welcome. What a great find. Maybe we will meet you on the road.
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Old 06-24-2017, 11:22 AM   #7
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Awesome! Congrats!
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Old 06-24-2017, 01:29 PM   #8
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The 17' Boler is one of my favorites. Congratulations on a great find in nice looking condition.

Past owner of 1995 13' Casita, 1994 16' Casita, 2012 Parkliner, 2002 17' Bigfoot.
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Old 06-24-2017, 02:39 PM   #9
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17 Boler

Wow! Nice unit, and kinda` hard to find!
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Old 06-24-2017, 03:59 PM   #10
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Welcome and congratulations Matthew!
It really seems to have been well maintained.
Good camping,
Bigfoot 25B21RB.
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Old 06-24-2017, 10:00 PM   #11
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Welcome Matthew et al. A very nice looking Boler!
You'll find the FRV.com blog very helpful
I have similar 17 ' 1978 Boler made in Alberta
that sat virtually unused for 20 years at Shuswap Lake BC.
Been renovating and updating so can share info
- new floors, new curtains, new wheels and tires,
strengthened flooring at door entrance etc.
Dave and Bonnie Scott
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Old 06-25-2017, 10:42 PM   #12
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welcome Matthew, super looking boler, I am fairly new here as well, and lots of great imfo. I am also in BC in Maple Ridge
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:15 PM   #13
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Thank you. It seems that the 15' is fairly rare so I am glad to be able to chat with someone else that has one. Ours was manufactured in Winfield BC. My in-laws found it in Oliver and it had been parked (but cared for) there since 2002. We had the bearings, and brakes serviced as well as replaced the tires before towing it back to Vancouver. My wife is working on new curtains and we plan to deal with the cushion covers over the winter. I have cleaned it and started to remove the silicone that the previous owner put around a couple of the windows (I will redo the butyl tape over the winter). The appliances work and I have fixed a small fresh water inlet leak on the toilette. Over all it is in very good condition. I would very much like to keep you posted on how things are with it and any repairs that I may need to do as well as possibly ask for input. How long have you had yours?
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:19 PM   #14
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Congrats to you. So far I am finding that there is a lot of valuable information and advice. Maybe we will see each other out on the road this summer.


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