Rainydaz has learned a lot from her vintage 1973 13-foot Boler trailer.
Restoring and Repairing Bolers
Having trouble finding parts for your Boler camper? Boler trailers were built back in 1968-1988, and only 10,000 were made, but many of them are still around. However, like anything that old they need parts and repairs. Finding parts for Bolers is hard because they aren't manufactured any more. The good news is that there are many sources to find Boler parts and also there are many videos online showing how to make the repairs. I've gathered the parts and repair information for Boler travel trailers and put them all on this page. Hope you find it helpful for restoring a Boler trailer.
I love seeing all the Bolers still on the road. So many people spend hours lovingly getting their trailers in shape. The fact that there are so many on the road still attests to the their quality and all the convenience that is packed inside. These little trailers really had it going on.
Common Repairs for Bolers
Some of the common things that break on Bolers are the window cranks. Scroll down the page to see the video on how to replace the window crank.
There are also videos for patching holes in the fiberglass, fixing the rainguard over the door, and checking to see if your fridge and stove work.
How to Find Parts for Your Boler
To find vintage trailer parts for your Boler just search for "Boler" and you'll find window operators, door latches, and light covers at Vintage Trailer Supply, Inc. Type in the word "Boler" in the search box and it will pull up Boler parts.
- Fibreglass RV Parts, Repairs, and Service by Paul Neumeister
Source parts for your Boler trailer from this site by Paul Neumeister, located in Canada. He specializes in providing parts for fiberglass trailers.
- Fiberglass Travel Trailers RV
This site specializes in Fiberglass Travel Trailer parts and has some Boler parts. They also sell used parts.
- Fiberglass Camper Trailer Restoration
Don't want to do the repairs yourself? The Egg Plant will restore your vintage fiberglass RV travel trailer for you.
Finding parts for an old Boler can be hard. However there are many forums on the internet for Boler enthusiasts and they can be a great source for learning how to do repairs and find parts.
- Boler Life - Owning and Working on a Little Egg
Bolerlife.com chronicles the restoration of a Boler trailer. The site has lots of tips for fixing up a Boler.
- Boler Ama
Another great forum for connecting with other Boler owners, sourcing parts, and selling or buying a Boler.
- Meet Other Boler Enthusiasts
Boler enthusiasts from all over get together. Check out this forum for their next meeting.
- Molded Fiberglass Trailers | Fiberglass RV's For Sale
Looking to buy a Boler trailer? Then this website will help you find one.
- Boler Forum
A great place to ask questions or to buy and sell Bolers.
Installing a Window on a Boler Trailer: Two-Part Video
This is a two part video. The second video on installing windows in a Boler is shown under this video in a thumbnail.
Repairing the Side Window Crank on a Boler Trailer
Installing the Rain Guard Over the Door
Getting the Boler Fridge and Stove to Work
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
Do You Own a Vintage Trailer?
Phil F on August 25, 2020:
Do I have to totally remove the whole side window asembly in order to replace the crank unit?
robert on October 16, 2019:
Looking for bunk bed support pole anyone have an exter set for sale
Christine on September 01, 2019:
I would like to purchase an auathentic front window rock guard for my 1974 Boler.
Sherri on August 03, 2019:
Just bought a 1978 13 Boler. Looking for an awning
Lia Wolfe on September 17, 2018:
We just bought an Armadillo (On a Boler form but with insulation) and we wondering if we could put 15" wheels on it as we have a clearance problem getting on and off ferries with it. Thanks,
Johnny Rita on July 14, 2018:
Hi, we just bought a 1976 13 ft Boler . Happiest day of our lives. Now the repairs and fun begins.
Bruce Campbell on April 12, 2018:
I have a 16000 btu Hydro flame furnace for sale if anyone's interested.
Kent on January 23, 2018:
Has anyone used Scamp replacement upholstery fabric and foam in your 13' Boler with front bunk beds?
John on December 11, 2017:
Looking for parts for the Honeywell furnice
Clarence Mitchell on November 03, 2017:
Looking for 1972 boler parts: hub caps, propane fridge, propane furnace
Andri Krakana on October 04, 2017:
I have a 1973 boler and am looking for the side window. I have the crank just not the panes, please help
Clarence Mitchell on September 08, 2017:
Looking for window mouldings for a 1974 Boler Trailer. Is there a supplier in Canada.?
mes on July 11, 2017:
i have a 1973 ECO door at bottom of door is bowed and i need a door handle trying to find and no luck searching
Diana on July 25, 2016:
I have a 1978 10 foot Boler I am looking for a new door handle does anyone l know where I could get one
Pat from Comox BC on June 21, 2016:
Just picked up a 79 17 ft Boler
Needs some work and looking to hear from anyone that can help.
I am looking to replace the insulation throughout with Reflectix and then cover thst with marine grade carpet.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Lewis on May 09, 2016:
I own a 68 flat top boler,one of many bolers that I have owned thru the years. Great little units and at my age (90) I still enjoy camping locally. I am open to questions about bolers if you have any. 1968 in particular or 15 foot bolers which I have owned (oh yes there is a 15 ft.). OPEN ALL HOURS.
jeanie on September 19, 2015:
i need rain guard over door for my 1965 cloud
Brenda Lopez on September 14, 2015:
My husband bought me a 1979 Boler 13' 9/11/15. I bought 2 new tires to get it home as photos showed it was very much in need of them. We haven't really started on it only removed all the seats,curtains very old and wet,mildew smell. It is pretty much all original except frig and a hand pull at front door. I look forward to working with my husband on this baby. We plan to restore it to it glory not changing much if anything of floor plan. The way it is is what makes it special. You can't help but smile looking at it. We see it as a,very special piece of art and history of days gone by. If any one has words of wisdom please feel free to share with us. Blopez61165@aol.com also on facebook under Brenda Lopez.
Rose on May 23, 2015:
I am hoping to purchase one tomorrow 1979 latch on door doesn't work and no canopy oh and we checked it out today and don't know where battery hook is ceiling starring is waving on the ceiling can't seem to get furnace working maybe when I see owner tomorrow I can get better results for furnace I am hoping i can tow it with a 4cylinder Toyato Rave 4 1997
Donna on September 18, 2014:
Looking for tracking for my rear sliding fibreglass window in my boler trailer.. Anyone have any help... PLEASE
dryad63 on July 20, 2014:
I just purchased a 1972 Boler & brought it back to my home in WV! unfortunately during the trip the table collapsed, pulled the screws out of the floor and the table was crushed/broken. :'( Now I have to find a way to replace it. Glad to have found your page
kent2000 on June 08, 2014:
Just bought a Perris Pacer! 1984
rolley111 on October 13, 2013:
I need help with a near vintage tramp scamp. I got it as a gift , and I love it! but it needs help fix and restore and update. It's a 1995 scamp. Does anyone do this kind of work as a business or pastime. please help!
anonymous on September 12, 2013:
We have just bought a74 Boler and the fridge does not work should we take it out or try to get a new one, do they exist? We love it but it needs some updating. Are they hard to take out?
anonymous on August 08, 2013:
YES! We just bought a '73 Boler, 13 ft...we are starting to take it apart and the biggest problem we are coming across is taking out the fridge so we can clean under it and paint properly. It seems to be bolted down, does anyone know how to get it out without ruining the frame?
anonymous on August 02, 2013:
Just picked up a '79 Boler, 17ft. Looking to fix her up and tow behind the '65 Chevy 3/4Ton. Looking for lots of little stuff for now. need the screen for the back right window, and the exterior door lamp, the plastic part bolted to trailer is busted so the lens won't stay on.
anonymous on July 28, 2013:
I Currently own a 13" Boler and it has been a labour of love. Took A month just to clean it up. We have put about 8000 miles on it in the last 5 years and love the way it pulls behind our Dodge Caravan. It costs us about 2-3 MPG. Well worth it.
anonymous on May 05, 2013:
Just bought my first Boler 17', wanted one for years and finally got one. Needs a little work but will thoroughly enjoy it.
anonymous on April 08, 2013:
I have a 1974 Boler~Fixer-upper. Great Fun:)
Dianac on June 23, 2012:
Love to have a trailer! They are great!
Nancy Tate Hellams from Pendleton, SC on June 16, 2012:
No, I don't own a vintage trailer but my husband's sister used to have one like this. I don't know if they still have it or not. I will have to find out and if so, will send her here.
ShoppingWithMonty on June 16, 2012:
Anything vintage or retro is cool in my book!