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  1. Phillip M.
    In 1981 we purchased a 1972 13ft Boler, no brakes, and hitched it to our new Honda Civic 4dr station wagon. (Just under 1300cc engine, that's about the same as a Harley "74".) The car weighed about 1800 pounds dry and the Boler, dry, was 900 pounds. At the time it was legal in B.C. to tow a trailer with no brakes if it weighed less than have the weight of the tow vehicle. So we packed as much as possible, including two small kids, into the Honda, trying to maintain that 2:1 ratio. We traveled all over southern BC, including some very steep gravel roads north of Castlegar. Note: we put 365,000kms. on that car and never even had to add oil between 3000km changes right until we sold it. (My dad taught me, growing up in the sticks in Costa Rica in the '50s-'60s, an oil change is always good insurance and use common sense at all times. Still good advice but where can one find some common sense now?) Now we pull a 13ft Bigfoot with a Honda Pilot and am grateful for the trailer's brakes!
  2. klthomascpa

    I am still not done removing them all. It is time consuming and tedious but not difficult. I have tried various methods and none seem to work much better than others. I think it depends on the condition of the decals. The worse they are, the more difficult to remove. For ones in good shape you can use a plastic razor blade (or metal putty knife if you are careful) and once you start them you peel off big chunks. But for the cracked up decals it is slower. I have used heat guns, chemicals, eraser wheels, etc. and they all take time. I think the metal putt knife with a heat gun was overall the best. I plan to work more this evening to finish it and if I have any more thoughts, I will let you know.

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    2005 Casita Spirit Deluxe 17 ft (was 2003 16 ft Scamp)


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