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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-12-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,751
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Looking forward to updates on your f'glass work. ...

Looking forward to updates on your f'glass work.
I've contemplated a mod to our boler to increase size although no where near your ideas.
Fred
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-19-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Ya forget about fiberglass on plastic. Id...

Ya forget about fiberglass on plastic.
Id probably tape it up with something for the rest of the camping season then "suck it up" and change it.
Fred
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 08-14-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,112
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Lots a people camping and draggin their rvs...

Lots a people camping and draggin their rvs around in the Kootenays.
Can hardly see 2-300 yards for smoke that stinks bad. A course no camp fires. Some areas are struggling with Delta and going...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-10-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Your trailer can be repaired so the impact will...

Your trailer can be repaired so the impact will be unnoticeable.
The knowledge is on this site to do it you just need to learn how.
The thread David suggested has the answers.
Fred
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 08-08-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I see your from Alberta. Go to CanTire get some...

I see your from Alberta. Go to CanTire get some polyester resin and mat glass learn how to use it and leave the epoxy to the boat guys!
Mixing materials is just trouble waiting to happen. The...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-07-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Welcome from over Creston way! Fred

Welcome from over Creston way!
Fred
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-31-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Cool! Do you think the fiberglass panel that...

Cool!
Do you think the fiberglass panel that you cut out of the boler could be used in the lid?
Fred
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-29-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By FRED SMAILES
What do you have planned for the icebox location?...

What do you have planned for the icebox location?
If a fridge or icebox I would source and temp install to get
an idea of space left for shelves.
Our doors are a different size from yours. We...
Forum: General Chat 07-28-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 560,066
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Will be rare for sure but the difference between ...

Will be rare for sure but the difference between valuable and rare is,,,
Who will pay more than the original price and ,,,,when?
Fred
Forum: General Chat 07-28-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3,964
Views: 560,066
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Saw my 2nd Nest Saturday. Was in the first...

Saw my 2nd Nest Saturday. Was in the first prototype built by Robert in Bend Or. then Saturday seen one headed eastbound towed by a white late model F150(I think) between Trail and Salmo Bc.
Never...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-24-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I got my74 boler in original condition years ago....

I got my74 boler in original condition years ago.
The counter had a furnace, a little fridge, sink, 2 burner stove mounted and a silverware drawer.
The electrial came in the side to a receptical...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-04-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,988
Posted By FRED SMAILES
OPer probably got it off, they haven't posted in...

OPer probably got it off, they haven't posted in a week.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-29-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Couple ideas here at post 44-5, draws air from...

Couple ideas here at post 44-5, draws air from under and exits it out the back.
(Use the link in the signature)
A helper fan out the back really helps.
Have never needed it at night so haven't...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 06-12-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By FRED SMAILES
That's a beautiful trailer! I'm sure the tow...

That's a beautiful trailer!
I'm sure the tow vehicle in the pics is capable of pulling it but its hitch is inadequate, IMO, and probably illegal.
I totally agree that people don't need a diesel...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-10-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 32,073
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Bondo, as in polyester body filler? Mixed...

Bondo, as in polyester body filler?
Mixed correctly it is impenetrable by water and about anything else, 'cept a grinder.
I've never used epoxy anything on my boler and won't, just polyester resin,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-08-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 139,445
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Ive never used epoxy on my boler, never will. The...

Ive never used epoxy on my boler, never will. The link in my signature post 149 is a bit of a tutorial on how I attached a wall mount TV bracket to our boler.
The same process could be used on your...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-08-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 139,445
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Polyester resin and layers of mat and weave glass...

Polyester resin and layers of mat and weave glass should get the job done.
Your boler was made with it over 40 years ago and is still in use today.
Fred
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-07-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,584
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Just breezed through the thread. Full of great...

Just breezed through the thread.
Full of great ideas, installs and results!
You are very talented!
Fred
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-29-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Hey Jordan, if your a DIYer there is a great...

Hey Jordan, if your a DIYer there is a great thread on how to repair fiberglass here, you can make it look like new.
Dont have a link but I nink the thread is called
You can repair fiberglass
Fred
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-27-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,893
Posted By FRED SMAILES
With the truck you have, I think I'd a just made...

With the truck you have, I think I'd a just made that Scamp into a trailer
with a bumper hitch. Would've kept the box empty and addstorage to the "5th". I dont like the Scamp 5th idea either.
Fred
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-26-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I read through the ad, probably not a...

I read through the ad, probably not a 351Cleveland, motor went out of production nearly 20 years prior. Front wheel drive in a Ford 250 4x4 chassis,, doubtful,,,
Fred
Forum: General Chat 05-23-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,095
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I'm old enough and poor enough I'll never have to...

I'm old enough and poor enough I'll never have to consider the
benefits, and or problems of electrification of my transportation.
Which in my world is a good thing!
Fred
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-21-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,003
Posted By FRED SMAILES
If it were mine first thing I'd do is lose the ...

If it were mine first thing I'd do is lose the box on the back!
That boler is way to pretty to have that on the back. Imo.
Put the spare on the back under a nice cover and pickup a resin cargo...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-21-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I would probably strip the inner covering and the...

I would probably strip the inner covering and the goop around
the outter repair edges to evaluate the repair first. Get your sailboat friends input. I'm sure he'll know if it's secure.
Fred
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-18-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I think I read somewhere in here that propane...

I think I read somewhere in here that propane knobs work,,,
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-17-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 327
Views: 139,445
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Have you done any actual work with the 'glass? ...

Have you done any actual work with the 'glass?
If not I would suggest you practise using it before starting on the trailer.
The mixing, saturating the cloth, protecting surfaces from drips and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-15-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Worst door Ive ever seen? But totally...

Worst door Ive ever seen?
But totally repairable!
I dont have the link handy but something like
"You can repair fiberglass"
It was just mentioned in a thread in the last week or so.
As far as...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-09-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,563
Posted By FRED SMAILES
So you could have it washed and waxed yearly for...

So you could have it washed and waxed yearly for 250 or 750 over three years or pay 850 now and we'll see?
Does he have any completed jobs to look at or references for that application?
I googled...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-05-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Yes it is! Fred

Yes it is!
Fred
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-05-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I think it would be best to find something like...

I think it would be best to find something like an old Fiberglass truck canopy. Cut a piece out to fit the hole. Then just grind back the edges inside and out glasing both sides grind and fill to...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 05-04-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Not being mean, but, probably not for long,,,, ...

Not being mean, but, probably not for long,,,,
Fred
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-30-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,549
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Archie, instead of cutting the trailer and...

Archie, instead of cutting the trailer and learning on it.
I would suggest you get some fiberglass supplies and
start with a small project or two.
Ive done quite a bit of glassing over the...
Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 04-24-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,387
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I certainly understand not wanting to spend the...

I certainly understand not wanting to spend the big dollars for a few hours sleep overnite on the way to your destination.
We have traveled several times from Canada to SoCal and back.
Never...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-21-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,071
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Agreed, stock vintage is for the museum!...

Agreed, stock vintage is for the museum! "Restomod" is the answer if you want to use it.
Fred
Forum: General Chat 04-21-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Yes, the pic is in that pk 2014 Spent a total...

Yes, the pic is in that pk 2014
Spent a total of a year there '12 to '17.
Primo Foods,, bbq too!! Haha

With exchange on the dollar, their increasing rates plus the cost of travel insurance over...
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Information 04-19-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By FRED SMAILES
got my first shot last week they told me I...

got my first shot last week they told me I should hear from them in 4 months,,,:(
Forum: COVID-19 RVing Information 04-19-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,312
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Seems like every other plate around here is red...

Seems like every other plate around here is red and white!
Some people just don't get it and it puts everyone in jeopardy.
Local salesman contacted it somehow, infected his wife and father who is...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I understand that cost of product was not in the...

I understand that cost of product was not in the OPs question but.
As a Canadian I understand we can expect the cost of matetial to get a boler sized trailer from the driveway to a quality paint...
Forum: General Chat 04-15-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Cool!!! I think the trills look better with our...

Cool!!!
I think the trills look better with our cars, they arent quite as rounded as bolers.
Fred
Enlarged the top down pic, I think we are running the exact same towing mirrors!!
Forum: General Chat 04-13-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,523
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Above Osoyoos BC, and wintering in Oceanside CA. ...

Above Osoyoos BC, and wintering in Oceanside CA.
Ya we pull it around a bit. Lol
Fred
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-01-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Throw that razor blade in the corner, you will...

Throw that razor blade in the corner, you will destroy the gelcoat.
Especially if your using some heat.
Fred
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 03-30-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Take a look at this 3M ptoduct if they are...

Take a look at this 3M ptoduct if they are decals.
Fred
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_NrlNf4tirU
Forum: Hi, I am.... 03-23-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By FRED SMAILES
The front kitchen has been done a few times but I...

The front kitchen has been done a few times but I dont have a link for you.
As to the side bath, Im sure you could stuff something in the space ,,, but useable is another question.
There is a ~6"...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-21-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,681
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I agree that new sfuff will last a long time but...

I agree that new sfuff will last a long time but it bugs me till I stick my nose in there and see for myself that everything is as it should be.
I don't have a vid source for you but I'm sure there...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 03-16-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 507
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Well I hit on the link and got nothing but bias...

Well I hit on the link and got nothing but bias news headlines.
Fred
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-10-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,312
Posted By FRED SMAILES
I found out an intetesting fact in BC. A...

I found out an intetesting fact in BC.
A vehicle is your responsibility until the new owner registers it in their name. So if a person buys a car from you, pays cash doesn't register it, drives it...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-08-2021, 09:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Although I've never done it chalking the seems...

Although I've never done it chalking the seems and dabbing them with a sponge prior to paint is probably your best option.
Someone will comment on products and results I'm sure.
Fred
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-07-2021, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 785
Posted By FRED SMAILES
If your not painting the ensolite I would just...

If your not painting the ensolite I would just use double sided foam tape and put baking powder on the exposed side, simple and has held for years although I may replace some this year.
Fred
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-07-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,241
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Dont over think it. Keep it simple! Sand the...

Dont over think it. Keep it simple!
Sand the old stuff off and get some boat paint, roll it on and tip it over.
Fred
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-07-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 690
Posted By FRED SMAILES
Its certainly possible, but as above posts have...

Its certainly possible, but as above posts have pointed out without more info its hard to say how much work would be involved and depending on your skill set resulting cost.
Fred
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