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Forum: Camping, Campout Reports 05-15-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,688
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I wish Walmart would change their policy. IMHO...

I wish Walmart would change their policy. IMHO The Idea that a Walmart is a destination for use as a home base for 2 or three days shows a lack of respect for the residents and operators of that...
Forum: NEW Fiberglass RV Classifieds | Buy, Sell, Trade 02-22-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,621
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Sadly, your asperations don't meet with reality. ...

Sadly, your asperations don't meet with reality. If you examine all the things you are attempting to accomplish you best start with your tow vehicle's capacity. Then decide how long your vehicle...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-18-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,214
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Having remodeled my camper in 2018 from new frame...

Having remodeled my camper in 2018 from new frame to roof vent and front hitch to rear hitch 2 x2 receiver I may be qualified to weigh in. If you can do the work and have access to the equipment to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 02-13-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,286
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Has anyone tried a diesel heater?

We have a Suburban NTQ 16 in our 13' boler. It is a great heater runs on propane it is quiet and reliable. I have been thinking about possibly refurbishing a neglected 16 footer as we (I) would...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-22-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Welcome Robert: I assume you have traveling...

Welcome Robert: I assume you have traveling with trailer down so It is down to the choice. Solo travel is great for a while but don't forget that things can change. I was solo for a time but now...
Forum: Money Matters 01-22-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
A 2005 Scamp in any reasonable condition for your...

A 2005 Scamp in any reasonable condition for your asking price is fair to really good. I have a completely restored 1972 boler with no appliances or bunk (all counter top and dresser instead) No...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 01-22-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
After the 50th We towed across Canada down thru...

After the 50th We towed across Canada down thru Niagara Falls to Maryland. That was a bit over 3000 miles thru some pretty bad weather and some really messed up roads. Our Camper had been painted...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 01-07-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
new login could not reset old info because lost phone number

Hi all, after many years on this board I decided to reduce my footprint on the web. It all started with a lost phone and the text recovery of passwords. Along with my lost phone was access to...
Forum: General Chat 01-05-2020, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Just do it

Just make it your own! The scamp is not going to change value much no matter what you do to it. I made solid Cherry face fronts and eliminated the front bunk in favor of a dresser that can be fully...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-31-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 800
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
What size Boler? If it is a 13' I suggest...

What size Boler? If it is a 13' I suggest looking at the frame to see if the door opening has not shifted due to a cracked or bent frame. I found that my original frame was cracked on the drivers...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 12-11-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,638
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
How much notice do you need? I have been...

How much notice do you need? I have been thinking about showing up but tend to move as the wind blows. Are there reservations etc. or is the campgrounds big enough to just drop in? My last drop in...
Forum: Money Matters 05-02-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,435
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Reality of costs

I have a 1972 boler that has new everything. Furnace , paint, upholstery countertops and furnace. I did all the work myself and would not see the trailer for less than $8500 as is, it has a new axle...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-29-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 988
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Replacing my New Dexer axle with leaf springs

Because my list of modifications has caused a certain amount of trailer bloat (weight gain) I am replacing my three year old axle with a heavier system with brakes. I will be selling my newish used...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 04-20-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,300
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Northern Lite trailer windows seals.

First off, I am no expert on Northern Lite trailers so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. It appears from the close up photo of your window that you have a rubber sealed window with a lock...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 04-06-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,017
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
correct

Ya- hooooo finally a person who can be related to. When I read the opening statement I thought to post the formula.
:D
Forum: General Chat 01-04-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,735
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I did a bit of searching

I found this information.

https://www.loveyourrv.com/tips-tricks-cold-weather-rving/

It does not talk about special propane but the vapor pressure of propane causes the tank to deliver less of...
Forum: Hi, I am.... 05-06-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Hi
Views: 532
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Hello and welcome, You may want to look at...

Hello and welcome,
You may want to look at this trailer in Maine. ME For sale, 1997 Casita 17' Liberty Camper $8800. - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV...
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,566
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
8' garage door

Jon,

I had a new 2" thick 16 foot wide 8 foot high insulated door with windows in the top panel and a new torsion shaft drive door operator installed for just at $1750.00. I found a small sole...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 04-08-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Breakfast

Sandy and I will bring Bagels and Cream Cheese Breakfast.

Marty
site 21
1972 boler American.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-27-2016, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,335
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Hi Lisa, I replaced my ledge with African...

Hi Lisa,

I replaced my ledge with African Paduck resin wood. It is so heavy it will not float (or absorb water). I removed the insulation under the window (that was already loose from the...
Forum: Referrals: Molded Fiberglass Trailers 03-07-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,448
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Looks like an accident caused by too much weight...

Looks like an accident caused by too much weight behind the axle while towing off road. The right front took the major damage and appears to have been the result of loss of control because of...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 03-07-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,882
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I have a conflict hope to be camping @ Egg Harbor

This year may be impossible for us as I am selling my house and need to move my workshop with no place planned as to where everything must go. I have too much stuff for any sane person but love it...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-28-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Thanks Dave ordering 8 feet tomorrow. Marty

Thanks Dave ordering 8 feet tomorrow.
Marty
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-25-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Oh yeah, the rack - - - 1" x 2.125" Stainless...

Oh yeah, the rack - - - 1" x 2.125" Stainless Steel rectangular tube with 1.5"x1.5" Stainless posts setting on 10 gauge formed plates that conform to the roofline. The rack has no uplift so a...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 02-24-2016, 03:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
brakes

I have a 1972 Boler that has the original axel in place. I see no reason to test or measure just replace with new as I am positive the old axel is shot. I contacted Scamp they will ship the axel to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-24-2016, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Aluminum Awning Rail profile.

Hi all,
I am planning on making a new canopy for my 1972 boler American. "eggbert"
Vintage trailer supply offers three different awning extrusion profiles. any ideas as to what was original...
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-18-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Bill, Being as I am located only 2 hours...

Bill,

Being as I am located only 2 hours away what can we do to help out? We plan on leaving home after noon on Thursday.
Forum: Rallies, Get-togethers, Molded Meets (Archive) 02-18-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,591
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Just made our reservation

We just made our reservation for spot #21 and am so looking forward to the first camp of the season! Three nights arriving Thursday April 28th leaving Sunday May 1st.

We also have reservations...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 01-08-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,100
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
If you use the proper method you will have no...

If you use the proper method you will have no problems with the strength of your door. It is hard to immagine what the damage looks like without a photo. There are ways of making it strong enough...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-26-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 11,629
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I have a 1972 Boler American with a Wagon Master...

I have a 1972 Boler American with a Wagon Master Furnace. I found the grease filled capilary tube was plugged so that the pilot would burn but not allow the furnace to go to high flame or control in...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-13-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,360
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I might suggest that you will probably want to...

I might suggest that you will probably want to strengthen the frame for off road use. You might accomplish the replacement of your failed torsion axle and frame beef up at the same time. I think you...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12-08-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,369
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
After reading this thread I realized the same...

After reading this thread I realized the same thing happened to me several years ago. Once a battery is totally discharged and sulfated it almost will never take a reliable charge. To initiate a...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-29-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,640
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Oh, yeah - - - I forgot that the capacity of the...

Oh, yeah - - - I forgot that the capacity of the battery is diminished by cold temperatures I think that the battery manufacturer has a chart reflecting the effect of temperature.
Also if you fully...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 11-29-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 20,640
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
The best you can do is a good estimate because of...

The best you can do is a good estimate because of all the variables in the system. The whole heating system includes the camper it is mounted in.

After a bit of research - - - The atwood 8012...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 11-26-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,050
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I purchased all of my 12 volt LED lighting...

I purchased all of my 12 volt LED lighting through the local discount home supply store. Thge round LED replacement lights for under the counter spots work well. For general lighting under the...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-14-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,230
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
If you look at the page there is also the...

If you look at the page there is also the Bargeman Brand that is about a half inch in size different. I think that the trade name of the manufacturer is on the metal part of the lamp. Also just to...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-13-2009, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,230
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Follow this link to Vintage Trailer Supply ...

Follow this link to Vintage Trailer Supply $14.95 for the lense only.

https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Reflec...0_p/vts-529.htm...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 08-09-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,229
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Hi Fran Just got home a while ago and...

Hi Fran

Just got home a while ago and thought I would look at the board.
I suspect you have mis-identified what is power and what is ground on your lights. If you assume that any lights that are...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 08-08-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,821
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I used a larger size 13" tire when changing to...

I used a larger size 13" tire when changing to mag wheels. The important things to know are;
1. Back space: This is the distance from the face of the hub to the inside face of the wheel well. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-30-2009, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,631
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I purchased all of my LED lights at a Peterbuilt...

I purchased all of my LED lights at a Peterbuilt dealership. I have seen them at Tractor Supplies stores and at other outlets. You may want to try E bay stores as I paid about $10.00 each (USD)...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-30-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,897
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Here are the photos, ...

Here are the photos, https://www.flickr.com/photos/martys_pictur...57621899852932/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/martys_pictures/sets/72157621899852932/)
one is from the outside. In the present...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-29-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,897
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Hi Dave, Interesting thread. I have had an...

Hi Dave,

Interesting thread. I have had an air conditioner mounted in my trailer for about three years. This year I had planed to add an electric fan to force air through the air conditioner...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-22-2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,600
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I think that the frenched taillights are possible...

I think that the frenched taillights are possible as a home made item. The materials would cost about $30.00 US. This is in general how I would go about that project. :conf

#1 locate a plastic...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-17-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,979
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Camper with A/C: I would print the Buyers check...

Camper with A/C: I would print the Buyers check list and keep it with me. I would look the list over and ask an egg owner if they would take the time to explain any of the things on the list I did...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,539
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Hi everybody Being the cheap (read that as...

Hi everybody

Being the cheap (read that as fiscally conservative) guy on the block I wonder. . . .
Has anyone tried taking the 12 volt battery out of an old computer UPS and connecting it to the...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 07-12-2009, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Jan, You neglected to tell us how many...

Jan,
You neglected to tell us how many "systems" you have in your camper.

One system would be the outside lighting - - Stop/Turn-Clearance/Tail - - On a 4 wire system the "normal" convention for...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-11-2009, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,348
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Thumbs up Hi everybody, I am thinking about making a...

Hi everybody,

I am thinking about making a screen door. The obvious options are bifold - right swing - left swing - rollup or what ever else one can dream up. I had thought about velcro as well....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-30-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,004
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
https://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_im.../atta...

https://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_im.../attach_add.png (https://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_images/1/folder_attach_images/attach_add.png)
This is a picture of my wheel polisher I had to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-30-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,004
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
I pit crew for a Ford powered dirt modified It's...

I pit crew for a Ford powered dirt modified It's one of the perks I get! The other is beer drinking with the boys on Saturday night. The down side is rebuilding the sheetmetal, front stubs...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 06-28-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,038
Posted By Marty Smiltneek
Roy, The water tank was cracked and leaking...

Roy,

The water tank was cracked and leaking that space is now more storage.
Marty
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