Hello my name is John!
In July I bought myself a boler
. My plan is to live in it full time for 3-4 month in summer 2019 and travel along the west coast.
I have done a lot of work so far and am not quite done yet.
-removed frame, local trailer shop welded me some reinforcements that I thought could use some strength.
-wire wheeled the whole thing clean and painted with some black rust paint
-on the boler
itself I had to fix some fiberglass underneath. Grind down some soft areas that were holding in the wood floor. Get ride of all the soft areas and then added new fiberglass.
-installed new hubs and bearings
-new rims from vintage trailer supply with a half inch positive offset. I tried using canadian tire rims. They had 0 offset and they pushed the tire within a 1/4" of the fender. So I had to return them and get the new ones.
-tires I got were from tdot performance maxxis m8008, st175/80r.
-had a very fun time putting the egg back in the frame.
-the 2 side windows
I removed, cleaned them up with steel wool and some aluminum buffing compound.
-got new glass cut for one of the windows
which was cracked.
-reinstalled with fresh butal tape.
-front and rear windows
I got ride of old seals and reinstalled with new seals from scamp
-installed a fantastic roof vent which I bought from Amazon. Made a wood frame for inlet in the inside and used 8/32 hardware to hold it in real tight. Butyl tape, then caulking.
-removed everything from the interior.
-clean clean clean cleaned the inside. Spent a few days scrubbing the interior walls and all the fiberglass to get it fresh again.
-cleaned up fridge
which still works. Installed a new oat ply in the door to give it a fresh look. Reinstalled
-new cabinet doors all made from pine with a beeswax seal product.
-new counter top bought from home depot cut to fit
-new sink faucet
-new stove installed from atwood (amazon)
-build a fulltime bed set up with access door. Will be making drawers for the inside of the bed storage soon.
Can anyone date my boler
? Beside the door it says boler Voyager. I don't have a vin
number for it but I do had a very old sticker on the outside of it. Numbers were carved in by hand. Will be adding photos soon!
Lots of more work to go! But I am getting there.