I’m so fortunate to be able to keep the Boler at my sisters place while I work on it. Since I’m working for her and my brother-in-law’s moving company, Short Notice Movers, I am near the camper every day and able to pick away at it. Turns out this is both good and bad. The good being that John has every tool under the sun for me to use and connections with people in the know about fiberglass and such. The bad is I get to know all the nooks and crannies of it therefore finding all the little problems; ie leaks, missing rivets and broken window cranks. In the end it’s actually a good thing since I want to fix it up as best I can anyways. I might as well know all of it so I can do it up properly.
The first two days I had it in my possession I scrubbed the inside walls and ceiling with an RV cleaner bought at the local
|Seams with putty removed.|
I would say lots of what I want to fix can be done cheaply if I do it myself. Luckily the internet is filled with resources for renovating vintage fiberglass trailers. I’ve also been introduced to someone through my brother-in-law who is not only willing, but actually WANTS to help me restore the trailer.
It will be a big learning curve but I have time on my side, especially since I still don’t have a vehicle to tow it and have no idea when I will. One thing at a time.
So, Here’s a picture list of bits that need to be fixed in case anyone out there has tips or is hiding parts away somewhere....
|Board for attaching bunk bed is soaked from leaking window.|
|Plexiglass window leaks and is VERY scratched.|
|Curtain brackets are rusted so rivets will have to be drilled out.|
|Top hinge on the door|
|Bottom hinge on the door|
|Replace seal in door frame.|
|Door is sagging|
|Think this is part of a gadget to lock the door open (?) It's on the front of the door.|
|Door window crank is broken|
|Window over stove needs to be riveted back in|
|Window #2 goes up but not down.|
|window #1 won't stay shut|