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Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-11-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By ststefan
If you're going to hardwire the camera, why not...

If you're going to hardwire the camera, why not run a power lead to the monitor as well?. Both my power and cable come out at the dash so I don't have to use the lighter socket. If I want to shut...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-10-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By ststefan
I have the GPS and back up/ rear view monitor...

I have the GPS and back up/ rear view monitor both on the dash. I use the rear view monitor full time while towing. It is powered by the running lights and is hard wired to the dash.The GPS is near...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 02-10-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By ststefan
yes. it's a pet friendly event.

yes. it's a pet friendly event.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 02-10-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 88
Posted By ststefan
Hi Alex, Welcome to a wealth of information on FG...

Hi Alex, Welcome to a wealth of information on FG trailers. Where in B.C. are you from?
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-10-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By ststefan
Camping Treasures store sells a custom retro fit...

Camping Treasures store sells a custom retro fit lock set that requires a cliilt cutting but no patching. I sold our Bargman L400 because it wasn't very secure. 3 of the 5 keys on my chain would open...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-25-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By ststefan
We didn't notice any restrictions at all.

We didn't notice any restrictions at all.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-25-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By ststefan
Last 2 times we tried making reservations and...

Last 2 times we tried making reservations and were told just show up and they will accommodate us. It's a huge campground and we have an entire section for us. You can call the campground and try to...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-24-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By ststefan
Camp Hope 61855 Lougheed HWY (Box 369) Hope,...

Camp Hope
61855 Lougheed HWY (Box 369)
Hope, British Columbia V0X1L3
June 11, 2020 to June 14, 2020
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Upcoming) 01-23-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By ststefan
2020, June 11-14: B.C. Fiberglass Egg Rally 2020

https://www.facebook.com/events/163802574953070/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1579833789895876

June 11, 2020 1:00pm til June 14, 2020 1:00pm

Camp Hope
61855 Lougheed HWY (Box 369)...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-05-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,422
Posted By ststefan
I rebuilt our carefree bag awning on our 17'...

I rebuilt our carefree bag awning on our 17' Boler. The bag and canvas were worn out. I really like it and find it quick and easy to set up.
The type of awning you get depends on you. Some people...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-23-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By ststefan
I'm not sure what it's called but I think it's...

I'm not sure what it's called but I think it's the rubber roof sealant that most stick built trailers come with. Looks like it's dried out and hardened. Dycor makes a version of it. Take the picture...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-23-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By ststefan
My 2016 Colorado came with the tow package less...

My 2016 Colorado came with the tow package less the controller. The wiring matched our '79 Boler. I bought a brake controller and installed it myself (mostly plug and play).
I also got a 7 pin...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-23-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,084
Posted By ststefan
by the looks of it, yes you need to re-do it. If...

by the looks of it, yes you need to re-do it. If that's a stick-built I would check the walls for dry rot as well.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-16-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By ststefan
I bought a coleman 100 watt framed solar panel...

I bought a coleman 100 watt framed solar panel from Canadian Tire. Made my own L brackets 3" high X 8" long. Attached the brackets to the panel with riv nuts and #10 stainless bolts. Sand the areas...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-15-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By ststefan
I added a solar panel to our roof. I...

I added a solar panel to our roof. I fiberglassed the brackets to the roof instead of drilling it. It's really sturdy and guaranteed no leaks.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-26-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By ststefan
I ran wires for a backup camera to our trailer...

I ran wires for a backup camera to our trailer through a loom for the rest of the trailer wiring. It goes from inside the back window to the front then exits the trailer with the rest of the wires...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-21-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,196
Posted By ststefan
I plug our 17' Boler in all the time before...

I plug our 17' Boler in all the time before trips. I use it to cool the fridge before loading up for a trip. I also had it plugged in for 3 months while working on the interior in the winter. I had a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-30-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By ststefan
There's a few awning companies out there. Google...

There's a few awning companies out there. Google awning or bag awning and see what comes up. You could even get replacement canvas if the arms and roller are in good shape.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-30-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By ststefan
You can get it at any auto parts store in WA...

You can get it at any auto parts store in WA State. I didn't get a ghost image on our 40 year old Boler1700.

https://www.kleanstrip.com/product/aircraft-decal-and-adhesive-remover
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-30-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,139
Posted By ststefan
I used aircraft decal &adhesive remover worked...

I used aircraft decal &adhesive remover worked well
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-25-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By ststefan
I bought our 12v deep cycle battery from Costco. ...

I bought our 12v deep cycle battery from Costco. I also bought a new converter / 4 stage charger on Amazon.
Forum: Hi, I am.... 07-24-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,217
Posted By ststefan
Congrats on your purchase. If you can't find...

Congrats on your purchase. If you can't find any windows and you're good with fiberglass, fill the window holes and cut new holes for new windows.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-09-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By ststefan
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-08-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By ststefan
Our stove started out like the first 2 pics and...

Our stove started out like the first 2 pics and ended up like the last 2. Refinished it myself. Sanded down to bare metal, sprayed on high heat rust inhibiter and a final spray with silver bbq paint....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-07-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By ststefan
I think I'm going to replace our tired old bag...

I think I'm going to replace our tired old bag awning with one of these.

https://www.campingworld.com/dometic-trim-line-bag-awnings-51676d.html
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-07-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By ststefan
Paint was applied with the roll and tip method....

Paint was applied with the roll and tip method. Prep is the most important part. Sand and fill any pin holes before priming. Clean with acetone. I put 3 coats of primer, sanding between coats and 3...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-05-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By ststefan
We used Interlux Brightside primer and paint with...

We used Interlux Brightside primer and paint with roll and tip technique. The stripes and front logo are all painted.130155130156130157
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 07-02-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By ststefan
Another B.C. fiberglass rally in Hope, B.C.

https://www.facebook.com/events/874781106249430/?ti=as
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-01-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By ststefan
The frame on the 1700's are much sturdier than...

The frame on the 1700's are much sturdier than the 1300's. Tapping the frame with a hammer will give you a good idea of the frames wear and tear.
The low riding can be fixed with a straight axle...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 06-13-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By ststefan
Don't forget about the rally this weekend.

Don't forget about the rally this weekend.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-27-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By ststefan
Our 100 watt is great for us. We cook with...

Our 100 watt is great for us. We cook with propane outside, fridge is 3 way so propane when boondocking. Battery is for: maxfan, lights, stereo and tv.
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-27-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,436
Posted By ststefan
I saw that Costco has a 100 watt Coleman solar...

I saw that Costco has a 100 watt Coleman solar panel with charge controller for $179.99 Canadian. Same panel as I have from Canadian Tire for $199.99 Canadian.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-24-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By ststefan
Unfortunately everything has been finished for...

Unfortunately everything has been finished for quite a while now and reassembled.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-21-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By ststefan
Most RV dealerships carry the single pedestal...

Most RV dealerships carry the single pedestal table post and base. If you don't need to drill holes for the table support then don't. Ours was drilled into the belly band and was leaking. I...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-14-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,034
Posted By ststefan
Congrats on your new trailer. We have a 17'...

Congrats on your new trailer. We have a 17' Boler as well.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-13-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By ststefan
While you have the cover off you could also...

While you have the cover off you could also polish the metal backer plate for better reflection.
Forum: General Chat 05-13-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,913
Views: 529,197
Posted By ststefan
Saw this parked at Costco in Abbotsford, B.C....

Saw this parked at Costco in Abbotsford, B.C. accross from our 17' Boler and Colorado pickup 129283129284
Forum: General Chat 05-11-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By ststefan
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Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 05-11-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By ststefan
Google small breaker box is a good start. You...

Google small breaker box is a good start. You probably will still want some 12 volt accessories so you might want a converter. Maxfan or your rooftop AC, if you have it, will probably be running on...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-03-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,652
Posted By ststefan
I agree with the 30 second cleaner.

I agree with the 30 second cleaner.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-01-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By ststefan
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/mainstays-sash-wire-1...

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/mainstays-sash-wire-15-18-ft/6000195345924
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-30-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 972
Posted By ststefan
I bought the foam and materials thinking my wife...

I bought the foam and materials thinking my wife with her limited sewing skills would be brave enough to try. Nope!
I had no experience with sewing at all. I watched a few YouTube videos, said...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-29-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,649
Posted By ststefan
Now would be a good time to reinforce the frame...

Now would be a good time to reinforce the frame in the known problem areas to avoid any future problems.
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-29-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,422
Posted By ststefan
Back window custom bracket.129105129106

Back window custom bracket.129105129106
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-29-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,422
Posted By ststefan
So my pickup obides by the law as far as rearview...

So my pickup obides by the law as far as rearview door mirrors go. As well as any of the 5 ton trucks I have driven for work. My pickup and trailer have a better view all around than any 5 ton I have...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-29-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,422
Posted By ststefan
If i were to lose my rear view mirror in my...

If i were to lose my rear view mirror in my pickup I would replace it. The rear camera is my rearview mirror while I'm towing. Our 17' Boler is wider than our Colorado so the camera is a safety...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-29-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,422
Posted By ststefan
I have ours under the rear cabinets inside the...

I have ours under the rear cabinets inside the trailer. No infrared so works great day or night. I have it wired to the running lights and have lights wired to reverse.
Forum: General Chat 04-27-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,639
Posted By ststefan
Unfortunately Ford and Chevrolet have different...

Unfortunately Ford and Chevrolet have different bolt patterns. I had a'53 Chevy pickup. It had Mustang II independent front suspension. It had Ford front bolt pattern and Chevy rear bolt pattern. ...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 04-27-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 820
Posted By ststefan
I've seen up to $18,000 here in the Vancouver...

I've seen up to $18,000 here in the Vancouver area. Also that's $14000 Canadian which is around $10500 US.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-27-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By ststefan
One other thing for sealing the rivets would be...

One other thing for sealing the rivets would be to get closed end rivets. They can't leak through the tube because they're sealed off unlike a normal rivet which is a tube.
I do like the idea of...
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