Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca
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Project: Minnie the Boler Before

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

This is Minnie the Boler – she’s a 1971 (although we initially thought 1979) Canadian made fiberglass trailer. We called her Minnie because we ended up picking a Mango Sorbet colour to paint her and one of our favourite little places to grab take-away is called Mini Mango. As such, meet Minnie the Boler.

Minnie the Boler Before

Rough shape? Yes.

We picked her up a few hours from home and although I say she’s in rough shape, she really isn’t. The body was in good condition and so was the frame. They just needed some love. Oh, and some prettiness. Nothing makes a space feel light and bright like fresh white paint and some tasteful decor.

Okay, let’s check out this Boler and see the before photos!

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

About 4 layers of paint.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Bland colour.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Harsh colour on the inside and not a lot of brightness.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Carpet. Yes, carpet!

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

A few rock chips.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

And oh, the silicone. Gobs and gobs of silicone.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Look at all that discoloured silicone on the belly band. Yuck! It’s not even neatly tapped off; nope, just gobbed on in hopes of doing something I suppose.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Some frame work. Getting some extra supports welded on to reinforce the frames strength. Safety first, right!

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Minor fiberglass work.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Look at all the silicone I scrapped off. So much! Oh, and all that paint.

White, then yellow, next green, then red and oh, back to white.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

We removed so much crap – out with the old and in with the new.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

This is me taking a sanding selfie.

Minnie the Boler Before: 3ten.ca

Well, there you have it – photos of Minnie the Boler before her transformation. Stay tuned for what’s to come – I’ll share what she looks like post renovation this weekend.

Happy camping!

2 Comments

  • Anita

    Hey, I found your posts on Pinterest and am looking at buying a really beat up Boler from a friend.
    The door is off the hinges and it’s windows all leak. What is a fair price for such a cute piece of junk? 😉

    Thanks!

    And if you have any companies you use for parts to recommend I’d appreciate it. I like you’re in Alberta from your posts I’m in Sk

    • Ali

      Hi Anita,

      Price all depends – it depends on what has value to you and what’s currently on the market. If you’re on Instagram, we share so much content (including window cranks and trim). Happy renovating!!

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