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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-14-2021, 07:13 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Today I removed my front tongue jack and...

Today I removed my front tongue jack and disassembled it. I have had trouble flipping the jack up when attached to the hitch receiver of the tow vehicle. I lowered the swivel bracket by two inches,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-14-2021, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Finished up the repair around the roof vent. I...

Finished up the repair around the roof vent. I know I didn't feather / blend the edge of the repaint. Truthfully, the trailer is probably due for a full repaint in a few years so I'm not going to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-11-2021, 11:35 AM
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Posted By Jay H
Hi Fred, Thanks so much for the compliment and...

Hi Fred,
Thanks so much for the compliment and the feedback.

I stopped by an independent auto supply shop and chatted with the owner yesterday (in the parking lot) and he recommended a polyester...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-09-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
I think I got it all out!

I think I got it all out!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-09-2021, 01:05 PM
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Posted By Jay H
I made the mistake of using Bondo as body filler...

I made the mistake of using Bondo as body filler when I began working on my trailer in 2014-15. Somehow water worked its way under the paint around the roof vent and the Bondo has disintegrated.
I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2021, 03:15 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Kitchen Reno

The cupboard supports were the whole reason that I began this project and we had been talking about a natural look for ages. I started by walking through the woods behind my house and collecting...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2021, 03:03 PM
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Posted By Jay H
After trimming the doors on the upper cabinets, I...

After trimming the doors on the upper cabinets, I had to drill new holes for the hinges which meant more fiberglass work. I also decided to glue a strip of plywood in the bottom by the doors to...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2021, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Kitchen Reno

I managed to put a second drawer in on the dinette side, which required a little Fiberglass repair of course. The biggest challenge was fitting the box that holds the gliders and drawer into the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2021, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Kitchen Reno

It took me a little longer than anticipated but I finally finished up the countertop and cabinet supports.
As usual, there were a few more add ons and extra steps along the way.
I am very happy...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-30-2021, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Jay H
The last week or so I've been busy working on a...

The last week or so I've been busy working on a new counter top for the kitchen. We decided that if we were going to add supports then we might as well go ahead with removing the sink and putting in...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-18-2021, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Jay H
I used PL Premium to glue the pieces of plywood...

I used PL Premium to glue the pieces of plywood to the cabinet sides. I did the same in the upper cupboard. A project like this reminds me that I don't have enough small and medium clamps!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Thanks for that info John! I Did not know that. ...

Thanks for that info John! I Did not know that. I considered putting a rabbet onto the bottom of the support but decided to flush mount it.

In fact, since we have never used our sink or taps I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 12:16 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Hi Johnny, I enjoy working on my trailer too,...

Hi Johnny,
I enjoy working on my trailer too, just like you. It is a good way to keep busy!
Nice to hear from you again!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
Hi John, Thanks for the feedback. It's a bigger...

Hi John, Thanks for the feedback. It's a bigger task than just putting in posts but I am already really happy to see my roof flat!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 12:09 PM
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Posted By Jay H
Digging deeper

I'm nervous about the new pressures of supporting the roof with just the fiberglass. I decided to reinforce the base cabinet and the upper cabinet with plywood.
I also have a strip of cabinet-grade...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
Support

I think I spent the longest trying to settle on what I wanted the support to look like. I decided that a natural look would fit our taste best so a few walks through the woods behind our place...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Jay H
Cabinet support

I used another jack to slowly lift the upper cabinet to about 21 1/2" which seemed to keep the roof level when I relieved pressure on the larger framework.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-16-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
sagging roof

This spring I decided to finally address the dirty little secret of my little red Boler. I'm really embarrassed to say that my roof sags.

Back in 2015 when I first started renovating my Boler I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-27-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Glad to help Mark. Best of luck, I'll keep an...

Glad to help Mark. Best of luck, I'll keep an eye on your thread for the results!
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-19-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Hi Mark, Well did you ever watch Antique...

Hi Mark,
Well did you ever watch Antique Archaeology while it was on? Your comment sent me out into the workshop digging through tubs of scrap wood. Before you start envisioning me as a pack-rat...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-28-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Hi Mark, Sorry for the late reply, not sure how...

Hi Mark,
Sorry for the late reply, not sure how I missed your question! I hope you found the answers above.
Thanks for the kind words.
Jay
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 12-05-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Hi Shanos, The thread is not as detailed or...

Hi Shanos,
The thread is not as detailed or straightforward in some areas, sorry. In my defense, I was working on the trailer daily for a couple of months and I must confess I didn't post as...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11-24-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Hi Nancy! Thanks for your kind words. We love...

Hi Nancy!
Thanks for your kind words. We love our Boler and sure have had and continue to have great times with it.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 08-17-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Wish I was there!-Boler 50th

Well gang,
Watching all the stories on the 50th reunion this week sure makes me wish I could have made it too! We are heading out camping at Wheatley Prov.Park today to celebrate with the family. ...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Last summer we took the Boler out to Vancouver...

Last summer we took the Boler out to Vancouver Island and up to the Yukon, even popped into Alaska. It was an amazing trip, we went close to 20,000km in July and August and while we didn't tow the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Well Bob, I appreciate the kind words. I also...

Well Bob, I appreciate the kind words. I also think it is fantastic that you are still camping.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Bob (2?) Thanks! Not sure I am ready to go...

Bob (2?)
Thanks! Not sure I am ready to go into the trailer painting business! It was fun, but my garage floor is still red in many places! I am however, itching to repaint the trailer, there are...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 02-22-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
Hi Bob, I really wish I could provide more...

Hi Bob,
I really wish I could provide more answers and help out more too. I originally had a headliner (ratfur/ carpet) in my Boler. When i removed it - you can see I removed most of the cabinets...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-23-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
Hi Joan, thanks for the comment. Just a quick...

Hi Joan, thanks for the comment.
Just a quick update on the Protect Dip rubberized spray. It has done a great job so far. We have travelled around 14,000 km in the past 3 weeks and after going...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-29-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Hey Johnny, after my last two summer road trips...

Hey Johnny,
after my last two summer road trips I had some pretty serious chips in the front of the Boler. I remember the very first time I even drove it I got tons of chips - guess that's what...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-28-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Rubberized PlastiCoat

Getting ready once again for a big road trip. Thought I would try out one of the ideas I found here on the forum. I bought a couple of cans of Plasticoat at Canadian Tire and put a few layers on...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-06-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
Hey Jan, Yep, big trip alright. We have been...

Hey Jan,
Yep, big trip alright. We have been travelling across Canada the last number of years. We thought that with this being the 150th Anniversary we should do something we had never done...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-04-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
Thanks Jan, I put the fridge into the trailer...

Thanks Jan,
I put the fridge into the trailer today, I tried my best to fill all the extra space in the cabinet with styrofoam (polystyrene), my hope is that this will help with the cooling factor...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-31-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 158
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Posted By Jay H
The new fridge is almost ready to install. I...

The new fridge is almost ready to install. I planed down the backside of the door insert that I made last spring when I rebuilt the door for my old fridge and it slid in perfectly. I also made a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Hey Johnny, I haven't really welded in a really...

Hey Johnny,
I haven't really welded in a really long time so I went to visit my brother who welds more regularly. We didn't have an issue with it burning holes into the bumper / frame at all. I...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-25-2017, 07:04 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Thanks for the pics Francois & Dave! I think...

Thanks for the pics Francois & Dave! I think that both your ideas look great. Not sure if I am stuck in a rut or just not very imaginative but I plan on putting another maple veneer in with one of...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-24-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Well, I ended up buying a new fridge last week. ...

Well, I ended up buying a new fridge last week. After lots of calls and desperate pleas I realized that it was time to move on. I put a lot of work into my old fridge and I sure am going to miss...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-15-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Thanks Jan! It is amazing how long the battery...

Thanks Jan! It is amazing how long the battery will last when you are just running LED lights. I have used just my little Canadian Tire solar charger for the past 2 summers. This will give me a...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-14-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
electrical

Here are the pics of the new electrical system. Lots of room to grow (the fridge has been taken off the fuse block).
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-14-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Tidied up the electrical this week. Bought a...

Tidied up the electrical this week. Bought a fuse block from Princess Auto and made myself a negative bus bar. Tucked them into the street side couch storage.
I also bought a battery...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Spare tire mount - Boler

Finished off the rear mount for the spare tire. I think it worked out pretty good. Now, I need to make a vinyl decal for my tire cover.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-09-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Funny story there Dave!! Set a car on fire just...

Funny story there Dave!! Set a car on fire just once and now there is a no welding in the garage rule. I'll just invite my brother over...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-09-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
I have been wanting to put my spare tire on the...

I have been wanting to put my spare tire on the rear bumper but the PO put a trailer hitch in the centre. Last spring I tried mounting a prefab tire mount on the rear off-set but the tire hung too...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-02-2017, 03:21 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
No such thing as a small project, eh? Replacing...

No such thing as a small project, eh? Replacing the hinges took me little longer than I expected. There was the poorly patched hole that had to be re-patched which held me up the longest. Even...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-19-2017, 05:58 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Hinges

The next step to figure out is how to attach them. I used aluminum rivets on the plastic hinges and they worked great the past two seasons. I was thinking about stainless screws this time. Makes...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 03-19-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
I can't believe that I am this excited about a...

I can't believe that I am this excited about a set of hinges! I have wanted to replace the hinges on my rock guard since I got my trailer. I went through the whole rebuild but I just could not find...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-19-2016, 08:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
The new door fits on the old fridge quite well. ...

The new door fits on the old fridge quite well. At one point this winter I had resigned myself to having to buy a new fridge but this seems to work great. Gotta love it when a plan comes together....
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-19-2016, 08:46 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
The door panel insert that I made last year was...

The door panel insert that I made last year was damaged by the many falls and fixes so I made a new maple panel. This time I added another maple leaf to the fridge door. I bought some aluminium...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-19-2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
After a chat one afternoon with my brother about...

After a chat one afternoon with my brother about my plan I moved onto the next stage. I removed the foam from around the perimeter of the door, inserted some deck screws to act like re-bar anchors,...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-19-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 31,576
Posted By Jay H
Fridge door repair

Last summer the 30-year-old plastic frame on my fridge door gave up. I don't know if it was the rough roads or the age of the plastic but the plastic trim around the door cracked around the mounting...
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