Boler Care & Maintenance is quite straight forward and not that difficult. Regular maintenance is important to ensure reliability, safe and comfort while traveling. Each section below focuses on a specific area of the Boler trailer. Some of these areas are cosmetic, some require regular maintenance and some are critical for the safety and reliablity while on the road.

Boler Care & Maintenance


Cleaning & Decorating the Interior

Products & methods to cleaning & painting the interior.

Windows – Care & Cleaning

How to properly care for & cleaning of the acrylic windows.

Cleaning the Exterior

Cleaning & waxing the exterior finberglass.

Wheel Bearings & Tires

Repacking, replacement & adjusting wheel bearings.

Fixing Leaks – Windows & Vents

Fixing leaks in the side Jalousie windows & roof vent.

Front & Rear Windows

Making & replacing the front & back windows.

Boler Rubber Torsion Axle

What condition is yours in? How to check your axle

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13 Responses

  1. Ang
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    Hi, question for you, we are in the process of renovating our boler, and we have the original manufacturer paper with its serial number and all the specs on it. However it is stuck to the back of the closet door that we would like to upgrade. Any suggestions on how to get it off? It appears to be glued on, but has lifted off a bit

    • Ian
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      I think any attempt at removing the decal will damage or destroy it. What I have seen a number of people do is cut out the door with the paper on it and then frame the entire thing. Looks great and will last forever.

      • Ang
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        Thats what I figured would happen too but was hoping it wouldn’t. Thanks for the help!

  2. Laurier Byer
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    Hi Ian, just been working on our Boler, removing and servicing the jalousie windows. One of them has a problem with the crank mechanism. Seems the gears are stripped, won’t tighten at the closed position. I’ve taken everything apart except actually drilling the mechanism case open. Don’t see much future in doing this. Any ideas???

    • Ian
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      Hi Laurier

      It is quite common for the gears to strip or become damaged in the operator.
      With your windows apart it is also very easy to replace the operator. The part you are probably looking for is a 1718P or 1718C operator (this is the most common version used on the slant sill windows, if you have flat sill windows then it will be a 747PR), these are inexpensive usually costing less than $15.00 each, catch is this time of year they can be difficult to find. The main supplier brings in their shipment in the spring and currently many of the stores are sold out. I will be selling these next year bit even my distributor is sold out. I would suggest Googling “1718 operator” there is a good chance you will find them, just watch the price.

      Hope this helps

  3. Laurier Byer
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    Thanks Ian, great information. Yes seems difficult to find stock . I’ll try your suggestions tomorrow .

  4. Valerie
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    Hi, im looking for all usefull informations about wich product to use to paint exterior of my boler unik!
    Do i have to use “primer before’? Where i can buy this produc? Wich kind of produc you recomand?
    Before to paint can i use polyesteremastic for the little crak?

    Tank you and im sorry if im in the rong section, i speak french so, i mabee did in see the section.. 🙂

    • Ian
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      Hello Valerie, your English is much better than my French 🙂
      The best information on refinishing the exterior of your Boler is to use marine products and techniques for fibreglass boats.
      The cracks in the fibreglass you mention, these are from stress to the shell and you need to find out what caused them or they will continue to appear. The stress could be from heavy snow load but it could also be from a bent or broken frame. Preparation of the fibreglass is most important before painting, for products I like Interlux Marine primer & top coat, here is a great series of videos that may help you

  5. Valerie
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    Thank you so much! I have cracks from heavy snow probably and from new air trap hole and little hole from the car! (Rock)

    I really like you web page tank you to you to inform Boler community ! 😉

  6. Sophie
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    Hello, I have a question about the liner in the inside, the “Elephant skin”. Mine is intact and clean its just coming off of the walls. What do you recommend to stick it back to the shell?

    • Ian
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      Use a high quality Contact Cement to reattach the ensolite to the fibreglass wall.

  7. seo
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    Great post! We will be linking to this particularly
    great article on our site. Keep up the good writing.

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