Kroes' 1978 Boler Project
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As she looks, day one - pretty mildewy and dirty
Door side - really grungy
Driver's side - vents are for the range hood, 3-way refrigerator
and the furnace
And from the rear. The window isn't broken. Someone added
tinted film and its all wrinkly. Will be removing it.
Tongue - smaller than 20# propane tank. Most likely old style
Lots of goodies here - some kind of power inverter ???
Came with the bunk beds. Upper bunk to be removed, leaving a "couch" below
Big dinette in the rear - will leave it down as a full time bed.
Have another table option - you'll see it later.
Really mildewed. Neither of the side windows was closed tightly when
I bought it and it had been sitting that way for a number of years.
Nice closet - this is where the other table option comes in
Powered fan in the roof vent and it actually works!
Vent lid is cracked and needs replacing - vent has active wasp nests in it.
Commercial quality Mildew & Mold Remover!
And it works great!
One side is done.
Upper bunk removed. That middle lower section is where a porta-potty went.
You could actually lift the hatch and use it in place. I, however, tossed
New replacement vent. That's a 110 fan. They also come in 12v, but the
blades are plastic.
Bontragers - $35 + 12 shipping/handling.
Not bad! Give them a call.
Painting the wheels after new tires were installed.
Normally I'd paint the wheels before the tires, but didn't have time.
Nice little ST185-80-13s. $119 out the door for the pair.
The original roof vent. Cover is broken and leaking around the base.
From above. I'd thought a paper wasp nest was there,
but it's been covered
On a Boler, everything is riveted, not screwed. Drilling through the rivet
Done. That is ALL the butyl tape that was left. No wonder it leaked!
I made a 1 1/6" thick by 1 5/8" wide cherry frame for the inside
Siliconed and clamped to the ceiling. This will give me something to screw
vent in from the top. There is no wood framing in the ceiling, just about
1/8" layer of fiberglass. I think the vent will be stronger when I'm done!
I'll make a new frame out of cherry for this, on the front of the kitchen cabinet.
Then they'll match! All doors and drawer fronts will be replaced with birch.
Install went smoothly - used butyl tape and stainless steel screws to attach
And, from the inside
After seeing a couple of Bolers on Ebay, realized that the upper bunk
cushion becomes the couch back when not in use. Much more comfy now.
Boler camping in Michigan's UP
Curtains, cushions & decor for the Boler