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Old 07-16-2018, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hi, I'm Rob...

Just joined, seems like a great resource!

I just bought a '78 13' Boler (the NeoNex full fibre shell version), fully gutted and ready to restore.

Have about a million questions for you all... :-)
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Old 07-17-2018, 06:03 AM   #2
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Welcome Rob! While I my not be able to answer many questions there are lot of people here who can! Enjoy your restoration of your Boler and post pictures of your progress!
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Rob, By fully gutted, you don't mean that the fibreglass furniture has been removed, do you? The reason I ask is that the closet, and kitchen help to hold up the roof. If these are removed, something needs to fill that function.
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Welcome Rob, I have found this site to be a great resource of both information and encouragement.
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Old 07-17-2018, 09:40 AM   #5
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Welcome! Yes, this site has people very knowledgable about our little trailers. You'll get lots of answers to your inquiries.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:08 AM   #6
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Welcome, hope you have a much fun as I did on the restoration/rebuild. There are lots of threads that give you an idea or help think of solutions. Make sure you support the roof well. If the inside has been completely removed, the roof quickly begins to sag. But you can get it back to where it belongs pretty easily. See the Thread "my Broken back" by NorCalMike in the mods section -- some good work there!
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:34 AM   #7
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Rob, By fully gutted, you don't mean that the fibreglass furniture has been removed, do you? The reason I ask is that the closet, and kitchen help to hold up the roof. If these are removed, something needs to fill that function.
Everything has been removed. It's basically the frame and the shell, with a couple of new plywood pieces installed for the subfloor. My wife and I want a unit that is for sleeping and storage only. No mechanical items (heater, fridge, stove, etc) other than LED interior lights. So, once i've redone the frame, fixed all the holes and chips in the shell, repainted and done new insulation, I will be custom building a bunk bed, queen bed combo (for my wife, myself and our two young kids). Part of the bunks install will add new roof supports.

I'll post some pics in a new thread to track the "journey" of doing all this...
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Do plan some "walls" (closet sides, for example, and galley supports even if you have no appliances -- ) to go from floor to ceiling to give structural support to that roof. WE did without appliances in Peanut, so I hear you!

Remember, if you use 2 x 6s your trailer is going to get darn heavy darn fast. Even 2 x 4s are bigger than the usual supports in an egg. There are many ways to save weight if that's of concern to you as it is to many of us.

Sounds like a lot of work and a lot more fun!


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