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Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-28-2021, 12:39 PM
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Posted By bobdobqb
I used the DAP 230 on mine and 2+ years later...

I used the DAP 230 on mine and 2+ years later it's still holding up just fine. Was really easy to work with, looks good. I give it a :thumb
Forum: General Chat 05-19-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Thought I'd throw this on the thread since you...

Thought I'd throw this on the thread since you asked about copper Nancy. Cut this out of a chunk of the old water tank and I think it turned out pretty good. The boler cutout has the natural patina...
Forum: General Chat 05-18-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Been thinking of trying one in copper Nancy. :) I...

Been thinking of trying one in copper Nancy. :) I have some old copper sheet that was previously from an old fish boat watertank. It's got a great patina and I usually hand cut salmon out of it but...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-06-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks folks!! I always appreciate the input...

Thanks folks!! I always appreciate the input here. Think I'll go back to rivets and do the sealing as suggested. Have to finish this off and get ready for camping!! :D
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-28-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,650
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Hannah, The fridge in our boler was toast...

Hi Hannah,

The fridge in our boler was toast when we got it so I made the decision to use the space for more storage and go with a portable cooler. I don't reget it at all though I am thinking...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-26-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks a bunch! :thumb

Thanks a bunch! :thumb
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-26-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks JD. I was also thinking of maybe using...

Thanks JD. I was also thinking of maybe using some sikaflex or 3M 4200 to seal the area between the 2 lips which would also keep the water from the joint area. The band previous had no sealant at all...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-25-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks Terry. I was certainly thinking that...

Thanks Terry. I was certainly thinking that machine screws would be what I'd use but on reflection I might just go back to rivets. :loltu
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-24-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By bobdobqb
Reinstalling the belly band on my boler. Rivets or screws?

With the paint done on Lita now it's time to reinstall the belly band.

When I removed it a lot of the rivets had loosened off and it was only riveted through the top fiberglass lip. Now that it's...
Forum: General Chat 04-21-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
I have a Langmuir Systems Crossfire XL. A nice...

I have a Langmuir Systems Crossfire XL. A nice little table. The bed is 28 x 33 so I can do some pretty decent sized stuff. I mostly cut 14 and 16 gauge sheet steel but have also done aluminum,...
Forum: General Chat 04-21-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks Annie! Just a retired guy with a tiny...

Thanks Annie! Just a retired guy with a tiny shop. Definitely not a business for me although I do requests :) I wish I had a milling machine but there is definitely not enough room :loltu

The...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By bobdobqb
Not sure if your gravel guard trim is similar to...

Not sure if your gravel guard trim is similar to what I had but I picked some up from amazon at the link below and did the trick for mine.
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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-20-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
And Lita's paint is now finished.....ish. Still...

And Lita's paint is now finished.....ish. Still haven't decided if I'm going to paint the taillight areas the white or the green but got 2 coats of Cloverdale Marine/maintenance enamel rolled on and...
Forum: General Chat 04-16-2021, 10:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks so much Jane! Glad you like it. I'm...

Thanks so much Jane! Glad you like it. I'm definitely going to do some more in this theme :)

If you do the instagram thing you can see what I'm up to at @bobdobqb
Forum: General Chat 04-15-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks folks! :D:thumb

Thanks folks! :D:thumb
Forum: General Chat 04-15-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks Alan:D In all fairness the magic...

Thanks Alan:D

In all fairness the magic computer machine does all the hard work. I just try to get the design and programming and settings right. This thing is great for doing more intricate work....
Forum: General Chat 04-15-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Yes. I cut both the boler and the background...

Yes. I cut both the boler and the background separately and welded the boler on some standoffs to give the whole thing a little depth. Also it lets me use the same background design as a generic...
Forum: General Chat 04-14-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,050
Posted By bobdobqb
Thought I'd share this. A little goofy

I have recently started doing CNC plasma cutting and have been cutting out various things getting used to the new system. I did this today and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Something fun...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-06-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By bobdobqb
That's a super cool idea! Thanks. We're going to...

That's a super cool idea! Thanks. We're going to tackle recovering the cushions on our boler this season.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-05-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,307
Posted By bobdobqb
Depends on where/when the boler was built. My 73...

Depends on where/when the boler was built. My 73 Boler built by GlasFab in Peace River Alberta is not exposed plywood. It has textured fiberglass over the plywood.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-26-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
Last window done

I finally got the second (and last) dinette jalousie cleaned up and resealed. Once again my decision was to do a decent job of cleaning and polishing and making it weatherproof but not go overboard....
Forum: Hi, I am.... 03-12-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By bobdobqb
Looks like a vinyl gravel guard similar to what's...

Looks like a vinyl gravel guard similar to what's on the front of my boler. Although maybe with some duct tape reinforcing. Mine looks a little ratty and I've thought about replacing it but the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 03-10-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,751
Posted By bobdobqb
139820 Thought I'd show you my DIY overbuilt...

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Thought I'd show you my DIY overbuilt solution to the problem :thumb

Made of scrap I had kicking around and welded up. Puck lock cost me 30.00 so that's the big cost.

Thief has to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-10-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,706
Posted By bobdobqb
Yep my boler has a similar (but different) metal...

Yep my boler has a similar (but different) metal sticker to Alex's. The s/n is stamped on it. Driver side . No stamping on the frame. Mine's in pretty sad shape (after 47 years) but still legible.
...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-26-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 230
Posted By bobdobqb
I used click type vinyl planking on mine and have...

I used click type vinyl planking on mine and have been quite happy with it. It's held up well to traffic over the last couple of years. Winchester I think from Windsor Plywood

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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-25-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
Well then we just happen to be neighbors :) ...

Well then we just happen to be neighbors :)

In Qualicum Woods as well. On Hawthorne :thumb
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-25-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
Hey thanks Dan! Glad you're enjoying the thread. ...

Hey thanks Dan! Glad you're enjoying the thread.

I actually have just removed the belly band that was on there for cleaning/polishing and will be re-installing it.

You're around Nanaimo so...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-17-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 863
Posted By bobdobqb
Well Scott I would just say that I'm a satin...

Well Scott I would just say that I'm a satin finish guy for the interior. Not a big fan of the bright reflective gloss so I did a satin for my interior. I like it but it's always personal preference....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-14-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By bobdobqb
I picked up my replacement from Vintage Trailer...

I picked up my replacement from Vintage Trailer Supply at the link John indicated. Ordered it and a couple of other items. Shipping wasn't too bad to Vancouver Island and it came pretty quick. It was...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-29-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 34,625
Posted By bobdobqb
Looking great Shannon!! Nice to see the progress....

Looking great Shannon!! Nice to see the progress.

:thumb
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-26-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Dick. Looks like no support was a thing with...

Hi Dick. Looks like no support was a thing with Glasfab :)

My 110 box is under the kitchen counter forward of the wheel well. I've attached pics of before and after I rewired the 110.

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Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-25-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Dick. Glad you enjoyed the thread. Stay tuned...

Hi Dick. Glad you enjoyed the thread. Stay tuned for more on Lita's upgrades when springtime comes :)

As for the cabinet support, our Lita had no support or the holes for it which lead me to...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-25-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By bobdobqb
Welcome! Always good to have more Boler owners...

Welcome! Always good to have more Boler owners out there. We love ours
and it's been a fun ride on the continuing renovation of our 1973 1300 "Lita". Make it your own and enjoy!! Definitely cruise...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-23-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bobdobqb
Glad the wiring worked out for you. I've had no...

Glad the wiring worked out for you. I've had no issues with my similar wiring scheme.

I just picked up an Eco-Worthy 100W...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-14-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Tim. I was hoping to use the original speaker...

Hi Tim. I was hoping to use the original speaker but it was just too deteriorated so the only part that I'm using is the on/off switch so it turns on with the original knob.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-14-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By bobdobqb
Thanks folks! Glad you like. Was a fun project to...

Thanks folks! Glad you like. Was a fun project to do while the rain came down and got me to exercise my brain a bit which is always good. :)
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-13-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By bobdobqb
Nifty addition to my boler

I thought I'd post this because I think it's a pretty cool addition to my boler and I know there are other geeks there who might want to give it a try. :D

I have an old Stromberg Carlson AM radio...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-13-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bobdobqb
Hey Dave we must pretty much be neighbors. :) I'm...

Hey Dave we must pretty much be neighbors. :) I'm in Qualicum. If you ever want to see what I've got going on with my boler just DM me and we can set something up.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-09-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By bobdobqb
Have fun Lloyd! It's a great adventure.. A lot of...

Have fun Lloyd! It's a great adventure.. A lot of time but worth it and lots of good folks on here with trailerloads of information. And as always pictures of what you're up to are always enjoyed :)
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-09-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By bobdobqb
I did the same thing as Joe. Ordered my...

I did the same thing as Joe.

Ordered my seals etc from Robert at Vintage Trailer Gaskets. He had everything I needed for my boler jalousies. Had a couple of questions for him and was able to give...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-07-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bobdobqb
139020 Here's what I ended up doing with my...

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Here's what I ended up doing with my reno Dave. Standard breaker box. One outlet next to the breaker and another on the cabinet. If I ever upgrade to 30 amp I can just rewire it with 2 15...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 01-07-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,755
Posted By bobdobqb
Yep that's pretty much what I have in my boler. ...

Yep that's pretty much what I have in my boler. No converter just a 110v 15 amp circuit and then solar for my 12V. I also have a NOCO smart charger as an addition that I also use to top up the 12v...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-06-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 849
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Aaron. I ordered up a bunch of gaskets for my...

Hi Aaron. I ordered up a bunch of gaskets for my boler from Vintage Trailer Gaskets in March I think and the shipping cost to Vancouver Island was not excessive with USPS shipping. Robert was great...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 11-06-2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By bobdobqb
I tow our boler 1300 with a 2019 RAV 4 hybrid on...

I tow our boler 1300 with a 2019 RAV 4 hybrid on Vancouver island. My weight with it loaded up as I travel is ~1475 lbs. Have had no problems with braking and handling. Actually quite pleased with...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-12-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
Well fall crept up on us a little quicker than I...

Well fall crept up on us a little quicker than I had planned. We didn't actually get any more trips before the insurance ran out on Lita. The weather was really nice the last couple of weeks but we...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 10-06-2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,480
Posted By bobdobqb
Nice! looks like a great mod! :thumb

Nice! looks like a great mod! :thumb
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-15-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,057
Posted By bobdobqb
When I replaced the rivets on my boler cabinets...

When I replaced the rivets on my boler cabinets and closet I also used 3M 5200 sealant around the machine screws and it certainly has been solid and water resistant over the last couple of years.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-11-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
Coming to the end of the thread

Not anytime soon but soon enough this thread should be finished. Over the last couple of weeks I've finished up Lita's bodywork (thank goodness that's done because my wrists were just about shot) and...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-28-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
Hi Lesley! Wondered if my upholstery was...

Hi Lesley!

Wondered if my upholstery was original :) Yep an axle and frame work were pretty much the first things I did with Lita. Sorry for the delay in replying I was out of range the last few...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-18-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,797
Posted By bobdobqb
More bodywork and a little more security.

A couple of weeks back after we returned from a very nice visit to Salmon Beach here on Vancouver Island I decided to start getting the lower half of Lita's shell prepped and ready to paint. Turns...
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