My Boler was built in the summer of 1972 in Earlton, Ontario. On the outside it is olive and white. On the inside, it is very Seventies: harvest gold upholstery and avocado green sink and stove. I found some of the original vinyl flooring beneath the crappy laminate that a previous owner had installed -- also avocado green.
As for the condition of this trailer, it is probably sound enough to be used as is, but there are many things that aren't ideal. The seam tape on the Ensolite has come off in places, the ceiling vent is cracked, the enamel on the sink is chipped, and there is a strange stickiness to the Ensolite surface. The front and rear windows are hazy and crackled, but the side jalousie windows seem fine enough. The frame seems strong enough, but it has had reinforcements welded onto it more than a couple of times.
I bought the trailer nearly two years ago and it has sat in my yard ever since. I towed it only once, on the day that I bought it. Its "Rub-R-Ride" suspension worked fine that day, but it was a little noisy. I have decided to replace the old axle with a new Dexter Torflex axle, with electric brakes. I just got started with this restoration, and have successfully removed the old frame in order to assess its strength, and to install the new axle. My next posting will cover the details of the frame separation.
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Welcome to my blog. This is where I will be documenting the restoration of my 1972 Boler trailer. While I have just begun my work on the trailer, my intention is to show the kind of detail through photos and written descriptions that I have been looking for in other Boler-fans' Internet postings.