Love at first sight.
In April of 2013 I fell in love with a 1976 Boler camper. She was a little run down but I knew with some elbow grease I could restore her to her former glory. It turned out, as it often does when you leap into the unknown, it needed a LOT of elbow grease. But I was determined to to do it, and do it right.
The tear down.When I first brought it home I began by tearing everything out that I could remove. That's when I found all the things wrong with it that I hadn't seen through my initial rose-coloured glasses.
I removed all the swollen cupboards doors, sanded 6 layers of paint off, had it lifted off the frame so the frame could be welded and painted, removed the flooring and scraped the old glue off, took out all the windows (cleaned metal and replaced cranks and screens), removed the door (fiber-glassed the cracks and rehung with new hinges), took off all metal hardware (scraped off paint and reattached), and the list goes on and on.
Below are some renovation compilations I made during the progress. Once I have finished the few things I have left and get my curtains in I will update this page. For now, look how amazing my little camper looks after three long years!