Hi, We are Philip and Monica, and we have a Boler..... we think! - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-26-2020, 06:40 AM   #1
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Hi, We are Philip and Monica, and we have a Boler..... we think!

Hi All,

First, thank you for hosting such an amazing and resourceful forum! There is a lot of good information, and I have enjoyed reading about some of the things people are up to.

My wife and I recently purchased a fiberglass camper, after responding to an ad for a “1976 17’ Boler.” There had been an interior reno done, and we paid $8000 CAD. There are some plumbing issues to figure out, and there is a small fibreglass crack in the door which doesn’t seem structural, but overall the trailer and frame seem in good condition.

The issue is, we got home, and after looking at other pictures, starting asking ourselves, “How do we know it is a Boler?” With any reno work / old paint jobs, the “Boler” name is nowhere to be found. So we started looking for official Boler plaques - of which we understand there should be some. But for the life of us, we cannot find any! We have checked in all storage compartments, and under the trailer, but we cannot find anything. Click image for larger version

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We have looked at trailers of this vintage, and several features on our camper are shared with seemingly official Boler trailers. As well, none of the other brands seem to look like this.

We were hoping people might be able to take a look and give an opinion! Is our camper a real Boler?? Hopefully more pictures to follow. Thanks!

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Old 05-26-2020, 06:59 AM   #2
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Definitely a 17' Boler. Unlike the smaller Boler, it was never cloned. After so many years, many details might have been altered, especially the interior. However, the shape of the shell and the windows are unmistakable.

Welcome and congratulations! Looks like a nice one. The price seems well below market.

You can search for information and photos of other 17' Bolers using the "Site Search/Google" option at the bottom of the Search menu in the toolbar. Should be plenty of good information out there.
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Old 05-26-2020, 07:53 AM   #3
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Looks like a Boler to me but whether it is or not it is a good looking rig.
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Old 05-26-2020, 08:04 AM   #4
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Congratulations on getting what looks like a very nice camper. One not seen that often with what looks like some well done mods. Hopefully you will be able to make it to some FG RV rallies so others can check it out in person.


From the map link in the first post I see there is one in Medicine Hat scheduled for Aug
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/...aps-90675.html


That thread on events is from the larger rally forum
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f57/


One of the fun things at rallies is getting to check out the less common members of the FGRV community and of course the less common trailers too. ;-)
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Old 05-26-2020, 11:29 AM   #5
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Nice looking Boler! This is a fantastic group but if you're looking to add another one to your collection, there's a website called Boler.ca and an accompanying Facebook group, also called Boler.ca, that is a wealth of knowledge on all things Boler and very welcoming. Ian Giles runs the group and the site and he is very generous with his knowledge and advice, as are the rest of the Boler folks in the group. Congratulations on your purchase!
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Old 05-26-2020, 12:02 PM   #6
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what does the registration have to say ?
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Old 05-26-2020, 03:25 PM   #7
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Definitely a Boler. Of course the real question is a 1650 1700 or 1750? The upper corner protrusion for the marker light sets the 17' Bolers apart from the rest of the crowd. Oh and the fact that it's about a foot wider than the typical FG they kind of look bloated but the extra room on the inside is awesome.
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Old 05-30-2020, 08:49 AM   #8
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Hopefully it is still there, but there is usually a "build sheet" stuck to the inside of the closet. Has what it came with, the year and where it was built etc. I just sold mine. I would also say you got a great deal.
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:43 PM   #9
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Hey All,

Thanks so much to everyone for all the replies! We went through quite a bit of anxiety for the first day when we weren’t sure, but everyone’s input has really helped. We’re excited to be part of the Boler family.

I have starting checking out the posts, and have already learned quite a bit. Our rig needs a lot of work, so there is a lot of learning ahead. We love the Boler.ca website.

Out of interest, my wife has become enamoured with Bolers and started an Instagram account: @FerrisBoler. Also, we have tentatively set time aside for Medicine Hat in August.

Thanks for everyone’s input, and look forward to posting again soon!

Philip

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