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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-18-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By jlbails
Bed mod

For years, the bed has slide forward during travel without anything to hold it in place in the back. This means scratches on the fiberglass and total re-org when I get to camp. Finally, I came up...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-18-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,398
Posted By jlbails
Hello, That's exactly what I want to do, make the...

Hello, That's exactly what I want to do, make the front bench into a table. There's already a hole there for the porta potty. I see you chose to only use the table base and stand. Have you made new...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-13-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By jlbails
Hi, I broke a side window once too. Luckily I was...

Hi, I broke a side window once too. Luckily I was already taking it out to re-seal. I took the frame to a local glass shop and they replaced it in a couple days for around $30. It's easy to do if you...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 12-09-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By jlbails
Yep, the Rav4 is superb for towing up and down...

Yep, the Rav4 is superb for towing up and down hills. I have a v6 2007, with 116,000 miles. I had an 4 cylinder 2005, but it didn't have the power or stability so I traded it. My only complaint is...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-11-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By jlbails
Hi, In the winter I usually plug in a heater...

Hi, In the winter I usually plug in a heater around January that runs only when the temps drop below 50. The ceiling vent is cracked open to allow air to escape, and there are 6-8 Damp Rids inside. I...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-08-2016, 09:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By jlbails
boler ensolite

Hi, As everyone knows, there's no insulation in the old Bolers. The condensation/mold is a continuing issue that no matter what I do I cannot get addressed. I've been wondering about covering the...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 10-07-2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,393
Posted By jlbails
Hello, I'm interested in meeting other fiberglass...

Hello, I'm interested in meeting other fiberglass owners from the Seattle area and will gladly attend a meet up with or without hookups. I live in Snohomish.

Kayak Pt county park is on a lake...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 08-20-2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,367
Posted By jlbails
Great little trailer! That extra 2 feet gives you...

Great little trailer! That extra 2 feet gives you room for a dinette table, something the 13 foot Bolers have to re-configure to get. I have the same fridge in my 1977. Still going great on propane...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-11-2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By jlbails
Yes, there should be screws holding the pane in,...

Yes, there should be screws holding the pane in, along with a rubber gasket that can be removed. I broke a pane once and took it to the local glass shop. They cut a new pane for around $25 which was...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-09-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 883
Posted By jlbails
I have a 77 Boler, but it has the snaps and the...

I have a 77 Boler, but it has the snaps and the leather holder. I took off the leather holder and could mail it to you, if you want. Just send a PM.

Sometimes I wonder if my Boler escaped to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-20-2016, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,642
Posted By jlbails
While on this topic, can anyone recommend a...

While on this topic, can anyone recommend a supplier for Ensolite? I'd like to replace the Ensolite in the storage benches which came unglued after 40 years. It was also extremely moldy and dirty. ...
Forum: General Chat 05-08-2016, 10:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,117
Posted By jlbails
This trailer is genius! If I had the cash and...

This trailer is genius! If I had the cash and didn't have a Boler already, I'd buy it in heartbeat. I'd like to see one in person.

Love the big back door, especially for loading and bed...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-03-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By jlbails
Seeking fiberglass repair assistance

Hello, I did some damage to my trailer last weekend, and hoping there's someone in western WA that can either recommend a skilled person or provide hands-on assistance. If you know of a good repair...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-01-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By jlbails
Hi there, Thanks for the interest in the beading....

Hi there, Thanks for the interest in the beading. I shipped a piece to CA for $6, but it is 3x that to go to Canada. Probably cost prohibitive for you.
My second piece is also taken.

...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-20-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By jlbails
I'm having the same issue, but can't upload a...

I'm having the same issue, but can't upload a picture because there is only a blue box where the photo is supposed to be in my files. My files do not have a URL, nor can I copy and paste into this...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-06-2016, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By jlbails
Oops, forgot to mention I am in Washington. I...

Oops, forgot to mention I am in Washington. I could check at the post office on shipping rates.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-05-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,191
Posted By jlbails
c-rail beading for awning in a bag

Hello, If anyone is looking to replace the plastic beading that attaches to the awning bag, that then slides into the metal c-rail on Bolers and other trailers, please let me know.

I have 18...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-28-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,223
Posted By jlbails
Yeah, another 77 Boler with the flat belly band! ...

Yeah, another 77 Boler with the flat belly band! Folks I've talked to also thought it was done by a previous owner.

And the large window is a cool addition, but I am surprised it caused the...
Forum: Money Matters 02-24-2016, 06:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,438
Posted By jlbails
Hello, Here's one on Whidbey, 1979, $5600. Great...

Hello, Here's one on Whidbey, 1979, $5600. Great shape and clean.
Cooper Auto Sales (https://www.cooperauto.com/1979-trillium-1300-travel-trailer)
Forum: Money Matters 02-24-2016, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,438
Posted By jlbails
Hello, the real question is how much is it worth...

Hello, the real question is how much is it worth to you? Over the next several years you will be putting more money into it. I averaged $500 a year over the last 5 years. But it's not about the...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 10-19-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,738
Posted By jlbails
I'm also towing a 13 footer Boler with a 2007 V6...

I'm also towing a 13 footer Boler with a 2007 V6 Rav4. I started with a 2005 4-cyclinder, but it just didn't have the power on the hills or the control coming down. It was not heavy enough to carry...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-31-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 855
Posted By jlbails
Boler 77 door align needs help!

After searching relevant posts, I can't find an answer so here goes.

Has anyone replaced their old Boler 2-hole hinges with a newer 3-hole Scamp hinge on the body? My door is slanted to the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By jlbails
There are two camps on rivets versus screws. I'm...

There are two camps on rivets versus screws. I'm in the rivet camp because I've seen screws shake lose and leak due to vibrations while driving. Screws are for wood, not fiberglass or metal. The...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-30-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By jlbails
Boler awning rail modification

This weekend I discovered that my awning rail has popped 4 rivets and separated from the trailer body. This is at the front of the trailer, so I guess the wind pressure from the awning bag may have...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-30-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,827
Posted By jlbails
Hi Jeanette, I just removed both of my Boler 77...

Hi Jeanette, I just removed both of my Boler 77 side windows and it was not too bad. After I had the inside aluminum trim removed, I could see exactly where the leaks where. Bad butyl tape! I didn't...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By jlbails
No, just the window pane. I'm not removing the...

No, just the window pane. I'm not removing the entire window again! The pane frame can't slide out due the top angle. Guess I'm hitching it up and taking to the local auto glass shop. Thanks.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By jlbails
Hi Ian, the window will not come out. The screws...

Hi Ian, the window will not come out. The screws have been removed but do I need to push in or pull up or what? It does not slide out due to the angle if the frame. thanks, Jamie
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By jlbails
Thank you! I found those two screws yesterday,...

Thank you! I found those two screws yesterday, but didn't pop out the window. Will do that as soon as the replacement seal arrives. You video was helpful too; just had me worried that I'd have to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-27-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,679
Posted By jlbails
removing t-gasket seal jalousie window?

Has anyone successful removed the t-gasket, or top seal on a Boler jalousie window while still in the trailer? (I just removed and replaced the rivets/butyl without considering the seals, oops....
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-27-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By jlbails
I too got a garbage riveter at harbor freight...

I too got a garbage riveter at harbor freight which I returned. I then bought one at Home Depot for a little more which works better but not perfect.

After reinstalling 3 windows by myself, I've...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-08-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,057
Posted By jlbails
Hi Emilie, just want to throw out a suggestion to...

Hi Emilie, just want to throw out a suggestion to have the front and back window seals replaced as you consider leaks. I ordered the seals from the Scamp website and paid an auto/rv glass installer...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-22-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,223
Posted By jlbails
Yep, mine too; Earlton, Ontario, serial number...

Yep, mine too; Earlton, Ontario, serial number 2383 with the original manufacturer sticker on the inside of the closet door. A mystery to me how it made it this far out west! Suppose it has quite a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 10-21-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,223
Posted By jlbails
Hi there, Yeah it's a funny thing that a few...

Hi there, Yeah it's a funny thing that a few Bolers came off the line with this unique belly band, I've never seen another around the west coast. The design is completely different. Do you also have...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-07-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,241
Posted By jlbails
New access hatch install?

Has anyone installed a new outside access hatch door for the dinette storage in a Boler?

I picked up a used hatch door at a swap sale this weekend. Just wondering if someone knows of a good video...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-02-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By jlbails
Here are two pictures from the Vintage Trailer...

Here are two pictures from the Vintage Trailer Supply website. I think it is required backing for the window frame to the butyl to the trailer. As you can see, it goes around the sides and bottom of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-02-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 856
Posted By jlbails
Hehr backframe gasket?

Anyone have an extra 3 feet of the Hehr backframe gasket hanging around?

This is the black seal that goes on the window on top of the butyl before riveting to the kitchen window, and door on...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,223
Posted By jlbails
For an update to this post: I went ahead and...

For an update to this post: I went ahead and drilled new holes in the fiberglass to attach the belly band instead of trying to push the old rivet through the fiberglass. Worked great, belly band is...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 09-01-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By jlbails
Hi Angelic, I live north of Seattle and would be...

Hi Angelic, I live north of Seattle and would be happy to assist. I have owned a Boler for 5 years, I'm no expert, but can tell you if I would buy it! Just send me a PM if you still need help. Jamie
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-20-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,223
Posted By jlbails
Boler belly band

Hi, My 77 Boler has a flat belly band much like a Trillium with a rubber gasket down the middle that covers the rivet holes. Problem is that the rivets holding the metal strip to the body have mostly...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-13-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By jlbails
Hi Roy I took your advice and scrapped the...

Hi Roy

I took your advice and scrapped the rust off with a brush, steel wool and sand paper to get to as smooth as possible, then took a can of silver spray paint that I already had and gave it...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-09-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By jlbails
Thank you! I guess finding a good substitute for...

Thank you! I guess finding a good substitute for the metal bar is the way to go.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-09-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,363
Posted By jlbails
re-rivet belly band?

I have a trillium type belly band on my 77 Boler. It was super easy to buy a package of vinyl insert from an RV dealer, off the shelf, pull out the old , cracked, faded one and then starting from one...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-05-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By jlbails
Door support bar in Boler?

Inside the door to the left is a metal bar that is riveted to the wall. Mine is horribly rusty and not cleanable. Can this bar be removed and not replaced? It does not seem to support anything. I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,693
Posted By jlbails
Such a great job bringing this Boler back to...

Such a great job bringing this Boler back to life! Beautiful!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-09-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By jlbails
77 Boler heater available

Today I removed the original heater from a 77 Boler. Pretty easy, just unscrew the front screws, the nut to the propane line and the outside vent screws. Two of the outside screws are rusted to the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 10-14-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,557
Posted By jlbails
Sounds great! I gave up that search a while ago,...

Sounds great! I gave up that search a while ago, but glad to see that someone else took it up! Let me know how the install goes, and I'd be glad to send you money for postage. I'm in Washington...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-07-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,809
Posted By jlbails
Wow, so very impressed with your work and...

Wow, so very impressed with your work and dedication. You have found the perfect name for it, Humpty Dumpty!
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-07-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,435
Posted By jlbails
So the key would be to charge it after every use,...

So the key would be to charge it after every use, even if I'm only running the small lights, and to charge it monthly over the winter?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 08-03-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,435
Posted By jlbails
Deep cycle battery maintenance?

My old, hand me down battery got recycled today because it would no longer hold a charge, so I'm looking for a new one. I had it for four seasons; the lady before me had it for at least two, but it...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-25-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,287
Posted By jlbails
A strong friend succeeded in lifting the door off...

A strong friend succeeded in lifting the door off the brass balls by leveraging a screwdriver between the hinges.

Somehow the door latch caught the bottom of the face plate in transit. I swear I...
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