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Old 06-26-2018, 11:03 AM   #1
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hello everybody!

im the happy owner of a 1974 Boler! its amazing, especially considering that i found it in the garbage on vancouver island! it was green inside and out and had been sitting being weathered for 20 years!!
i bought it for next to nothing...considering the price of them these days. then proceeded to spend the next 7 days straight cleaning it and rebuilding it.
After all the lighting and wiring and cleaning and repacking was done, i drove across the country from vancouver island to cape spear newfoundland...with my new born baby! It was an amazing adventure.
But as for now, i have a bit of a concern as i have just replaced the windows and seals and used the one piece seal. no matter what i do, a small gap of about 1-2 mm between the boler and seal persists! Its really annoying and i have tried tapping it in every which way to move it...im not sure what i could be doing wrong... any help or advice would be amazing!
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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Welcome Corey!
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Old 06-26-2018, 10:07 PM   #3
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hey there! i was hoping some one would have an idea..but it might seem not.
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Old 06-27-2018, 01:21 AM   #4
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hey there! i was hoping some one would have an idea..but it might seem not.
Welcome to FGRV Corey. Got to give it a chance and a bit of time. Our Boler wizard, Ian G, will be along soon .
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Old 06-27-2018, 06:47 AM   #5
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Your question is also buried in a welcome thread with an unrelated title. Might try posting in the "Owners Helping Owners" section with a descriptive title like "Boler Front Window Seal Gap."

I'm understanding the gap is between the outer flange of the rubber seal on the front window and the shell- it doesn't lie flat and tight against the fiberglass- it that correct? It comes in different sizes depending on the thickness of the materials- the fiberglass and the plexiglass. What size did you purchase?
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Old 06-27-2018, 10:28 AM   #6
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Hi CoCo,
Looks like you made a great find and are having fun putting it back together. Hope to see you on the island, maybe even in Sept in Sooke at the Sooke River Campground, Sept 14 to 16.
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Old 06-27-2018, 11:48 AM   #7
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ya...after i posted i was trying to figure out how to change the tittle and, but gave up...thanks for the replies. im going to delete the post as i have put it up in the owners help
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Old 06-28-2018, 08:00 AM   #8
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Welcome to FGRV and egg ownership; your story is already pretty amazing...

Butyl tape and caulking, never silicon sealants!

Hope you get it all solved!

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Old 06-30-2018, 09:03 AM   #9
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some 3m4000uv adhesive /sealant will take care of this.
i used it on my Ventura. Just don't plan on taking apart. This is really good sealant/adhesive.
Costs about $22:00/tube cdn.
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:41 AM   #10
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Thanks for the advise everyone! I'm reluctant to use RV caulking, but I also don't want dirt buildup to happen and need to open it all up again...I really wish this just sat properly. I'm puzzled and no matter what I do, the seal doesn't sit flush...
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