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Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-22-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,835
Posted By Rob S.
While I love the idea of off grid Air, the...

While I love the idea of off grid Air, the smallest one draws 16 amps on low. Your battery isn't going to last with that kind of draw.
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-18-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,438
Posted By Rob S.
My Dad has a 1929 Model A. He and his car buddies...

My Dad has a 1929 Model A. He and his car buddies all fill a sock with Whole Cloves from the grocery. Smells much better than mothballs.
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 07-09-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rob S.
Well after more hours than I would care to admit...

Well after more hours than I would care to admit I was able to get the trailer weather tight, enough cabinets to ensure structural integrity and some seating, and minimum electric before we set off...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 06-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,364
Posted By Rob S.
Roger, I see great minds think alike. I did...

Roger,

I see great minds think alike. I did my Boler 17' with the Duplicolor Paint Shop Pro as well. I didn't like the colonial white and since the shell need painting after all of the spider...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-22-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,642
Posted By Rob S.
I have had to make a number of cuts as I have...

I have had to make a number of cuts as I have been upgrading and rebuilding my Boler. I have the Rotozip, Demel, Router, Sawzal, etc. Yes I am a tool junkie. Anyway, for small irregular shape jobs...
Forum: Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 05-16-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By Rob S.
Practice makes perfect. Backing any trailer is a...

Practice makes perfect. Backing any trailer is a use-it or loose-it skill so just before the towing season starts I pick a Sunday and drive to an empty office park parking lot and spend an 30 mins...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-06-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,889
Posted By Rob S.
Peggy, I am a little confused when you say...

Peggy,

I am a little confused when you say permanently mounted bunk. Are you saying that it is permanently down in the bed position? Mine was designed to fold up as an overhead cabinet with two...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-05-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,053
Posted By Rob S.
Peggy, Any enamel paint will work on these...

Peggy,

Any enamel paint will work on these cabinets. It is just a 1/6" faced luan plywood paneling and a good quality enamel will last for years without any problems as long as you prep and sand...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-26-2008, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,978
Posted By Rob S.
All of the angle pieces are lap joined by 2 -...

All of the angle pieces are lap joined by 2 - 3/16 aluminum pop rivets. Welding the aluminum would have been the neatest but I don't have the equipment and this method goes pretty fast once all of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-23-2008, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By Rob S.
Am I to assume that you are using polyester...

Am I to assume that you are using polyester resin? If so try using polar fleece from your local fabric store. It is 100% polyester and compatible with polyester resin.

I have watched enough of...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-23-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,141
Posted By Rob S.
No. Mine is a regular rv range hood, fan,...

No. Mine is a regular rv range hood, fan, filter, light. I'd have to look but as I recall the inner compenent frame was spotwelded in not screwed. The welds may have broken and it was pulled out. ...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-23-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,978
Posted By Rob S.
Yes, you will find it at Lowes, Home Depot as...

Yes, you will find it at Lowes, Home Depot as well as many other smaller chains like TruValue Hardware. The Flashing is your basic aluminum flashing available in from 6" - 20" widths. It will be...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-23-2008, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,978
Posted By Rob S.
Well, some have added a bathroom to a 13' but...

Well, some have added a bathroom to a 13' but that isn't going to help your space issues any. As far as lightening up the 17' there are a number of things you can do depending on how aggressive you...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-21-2008, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rob S.
More updates. After 2 weeks of prep, crack...

More updates. After 2 weeks of prep, crack filling and sanding, I finally was able to shoot a new coat of paint on my Boler. I went round and round on what to use based on all of the different...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-17-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,171
Posted By Rob S.
Based on the size and the tell tail hatch in the...

Based on the size and the tell tail hatch in the back, that is a teardrop trailer. The originals showed up as GIs returned from the WWII. There was surplus aluminum galore and a surge of people...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-16-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,022
Posted By Rob S.
The thing I have noticed is that two itentical...

The thing I have noticed is that two itentical cars towing the exact same trailer and one will have zero problems and the other will loose the transimission. I am sure that there are penty of FGT...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-15-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,022
Posted By Rob S.
Pete is right. My world is traditional leaf...

Pete is right. My world is traditional leaf spring setups. My understanding is that any welding on a torsion axle creates enough heat to damage the rubber cords that provide the torsion.

Rob
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 04-15-2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,022
Posted By Rob S.
Ah to be in that enviable spot where you get to...

Ah to be in that enviable spot where you get to choose what you want to improve. Welcome aboard! Brakes are easy but are not cheap. They will run you about $120 a pair of drum assemblies and $120...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-15-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,692
Posted By Rob S.
My frame is in good solid shape but the surface...

My frame is in good solid shape but the surface is pitted in areas. After blasting it clean I used the Rustoleum Hammered Dark Bronze. The hammer finish blends the surface irregularities nicely.
...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-15-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rob S.
Just found some of the original pictures I took...

Just found some of the original pictures I took when I was beginning the insulation.

As I mentioned previously the Insulation came from McMaster Carr - Flexible Low-Temperature Polyethylene...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-14-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rob S.
If you promise not to nag at me, I might take you...

If you promise not to nag at me, I might take you up on that. :wink
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-12-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rob S.
Thanks gang. Yes, my wife is a very patient...

Thanks gang. Yes, my wife is a very patient woman. She is pretty much letting me do whatever whereever as long as there is forward progress and I have it ready enough to roll for a two week...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-12-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,864
Posted By Rob S.
We'll I am back on track in the rebuild of my...

We'll I am back on track in the rebuild of my 1980 Boler 1700.

First I took the frame off the shell and completely stripped, blasted and painted the frame. All welds have were cleaned, checked...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-11-2008, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,623
Posted By Rob S.
Personally, I wouldn't wax it if it is leaking...

Personally, I wouldn't wax it if it is leaking that bad. One I probably won't stop the leaks altogether and second car wax is the enemy if you are going to paint or re-gelcoat. Given that your...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-28-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By Rob S.
I have the Colman 12v cooler and I have to say it...

I have the Colman 12v cooler and I have to say it does a very good job. It is correct that it cools relative to ambient temperature but milk won't spoil running it for a week in a 75 degree house. ...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-18-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,010
Posted By Rob S.
So I'm sensing the Weza is a NO?

So I'm sensing the Weza is a NO?
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 03-17-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,010
Posted By Rob S.
Anyone seen this? I saw it on an HGTV show and...

Anyone seen this? I saw it on an HGTV show and looked it up. I am not wild about the gas generators and this seems like a viable alternative especially if you use it in conjunction with solar...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-17-2008, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,603
Posted By Rob S.
I've been thinking about it but I have to many...

I've been thinking about it but I have to many other projects underway to give it the time. Since the shower is so tight anyway, I am not sure I want to loose the space. Although with it in place,...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-13-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,338
Posted By Rob S.
Hey All, Coming into this discussion late. ...

Hey All,

Coming into this discussion late. As mentioned before, do not use MDF. It is so much heavier (96lbs. 3/4"-4x8) and does not have the structural integrety needed. What I would use with...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 01-20-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,666
Posted By Rob S.
I found these 5 led puck lights that have been...

I found these 5 led puck lights that have been working really well. I use them just about everywhere in the house, garage, trailer, toolbox. I got mine in silver from BJ's, a three pack for $15 US...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 09-20-2007, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,861
Posted By Rob S.
One last tidbit to check is if you have a...

One last tidbit to check is if you have a straight axle or a drop axle. I wanted to raise my Boler 1700 by switching from a spring under to spring over but because my old running gear utilized a 4"...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 07-24-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,997
Posted By Rob S.
You want to use a circular saw to cut out the bad...

You want to use a circular saw to cut out the bad areas until you are into good wood. Next you want to square up the hole and set you saw at a 30 degree angle towards the inside of the hole. When...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-07-2007, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,930
Posted By Rob S.
It's not really a problem until you get that one...

It's not really a problem until you get that one stray rock that ruins your trip and you are then faced with replacing the window. It may take years or it could be on you next trip out.

As an...
Forum: Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 06-26-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,783
Posted By Rob S.
I like George's set up. One minor enhancement I...

I like George's set up. One minor enhancement I would make would be the addition of a bladex waste valve. This way when tilting or readying to dump the portable tank you can get it into position...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-25-2007, 10:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,630
Posted By Rob S.
Sideways I don't think so. It is likely that the...

Sideways I don't think so. It is likely that the refrigerant won't flow properly. The do make AC units for casement windows though they are more expensive and get high enough in price that you might...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-25-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,487
Posted By Rob S.
Being from Maine originally we have always used...

Being from Maine originally we have always used the Maine Mouse-ah. Check out the link to the description page. https://www.mouse-ah.com/description.htm

It doesn't take care of ants but it will...
Forum: Electrical | Charging, Systems, Solar and Generators 06-09-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,418
Posted By Rob S.
Here's an idea for for wiring after the fact. ...

Here's an idea for for wiring after the fact. Flat wire is uses copper leads mounted to an adhesive backer that you stick on the face of the wall. You then cover with spakle and paint over in your...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 06-07-2007, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,758
Posted By Rob S.
Kurt to answer your question specifically about...

Kurt to answer your question specifically about the Catalytic vs. Convection. Both models you mention are very similar in terms of using propane to create a flameless ignition -- the Procat uses a...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-07-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,928
Posted By Rob S.
I'd start with the buyers check list in the...

I'd start with the buyers check list in the Resource Document Center here on the site if you haven't already. You're going to get a list of things to check for as long as your arm from all of the...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-29-2007, 10:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,713
Posted By Rob S.
I also raised my boler 1700 for both ground...

I also raised my boler 1700 for both ground clerance on logging roads and to better match my Titan. The original was a 4" drop axle on a spring under setup. I looked at blocks and spring over kits...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-18-2007, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,207
Posted By Rob S.
Why wouldn't you just throw in a Battery Bank...

Why wouldn't you just throw in a Battery Bank switch and call it a day. Run your 6'ers as a bank and your 12's as a bank. Whichever has the most staying power, make bank one. Run one down and then...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 05-16-2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,711
Posted By Rob S.
Where are they? I can't see them! ...

Where are they? I can't see them! https://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/style_emoticons/default/roflol.gif


Nice job.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-16-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,025
Posted By Rob S.
Brian, I think you read it a little to quickly. ...

Brian, I think you read it a little to quickly. It doesn't say anything about the wrong size ball. It is refering to mismatched as in not aligned or latched properly. I have had the hitch sit...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-11-2007, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,614
Posted By Rob S.
I found this on a Onan Generator site FAC: ...

I found this on a Onan Generator site FAC:

Can LP fuel plug up the regulator?

The most common contaminants found in LP fuel are the oils from the LP pumping facility and the production...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 05-02-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,118
Posted By Rob S.
Your first method will work fine as long as you...

Your first method will work fine as long as you get a good bond to the fiberglass wall. I will say however that you are a little over engineered and loosing space as a result. The bench in my Boler...
Forum: Modifications, Alterations and Updates 04-26-2007, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,501
Posted By Rob S.
If you really want to bake a potato, wrap it in...

If you really want to bake a potato, wrap it in layers of foil and tape it to your tail pipe before you leave for your trip. By the time you get there you'll have a nice baker! ...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-22-2007, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,133
Posted By Rob S.
Tooth paste does work but it is actually not...

Tooth paste does work but it is actually not aggressive enough for scratches in plastic. It works well for silver and silver plate. You need to use the good old paste type not the gels.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-21-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,852
Posted By Rob S.
Hey folks, Take a look at these guys. ...

Hey folks,

Take a look at these guys.
https://www.creativeshelters.com

I have used them for other pojects and have been happy with their products. You buy the fittings and the tarps you need...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-19-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By Rob S.
I see what you are talking about. Since your...

I see what you are talking about. Since your bumper is a formed steel bumper as opposed to a boxed bumper, I would go ahead with the JC Whitney type and drill holes right through the bumper and...
Forum: Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 03-18-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,375
Posted By Rob S.
Kevin there are all types of bumper mount...

Kevin there are all types of bumper mount carriers for the spare. JC Whitney carries several. The link below should take you to one that bolts on with square U-bolts and has a lock pin that allows...
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