I hope someone can help me identify (year model?) this Boles Aero. I should have measured, but i think about 35'. Typically I'm able to identify something with Google pictures. I cant find one with the three windows up front/sides. The outside is in good condition, inside is trashed. also, is this a good investment if I can get at good price?
Good investment meaning buying it for your own use or rebuilding it to sell? It's most likely considered a park model so it's not all that desirable for resale at this time, but sure would be great to own as a vacation getaway. The time and cost to redo the interior depends on an awful lot of things like do you have a good location for a long term project, are you competent around a woodshop, with tools necessary for cabinet making, along with trailer wiring and plumbing (not the same as a house remodel), do you have hundreds of hours and probably thousands of dollars to commit to bring it back to usability? Do you have a safe way to move it from where it is to your location? These are questions all of us here have or should have asked ourselves before we got our 15 footers. That said, I love it even without seeing the condition inside. With a lakeside lot somewhere out of the snow zone and accessibility to water and electricity I would be on it in a minute if the price was right. I guess, fortunately I lack the lakeside lot, the hours to restore and the funds to make it happen, but it sure looks like a candidate to be saved. Good luck on your decision and please keep us posted.
It's a nice old trailer but for an investment, No. You'll have more in fixing a "trashed" interior than it's worth. 35 footers are very hard to re-sell as they don't tow well and many campgrounds won't allow them. If you want it for yourself and the fun of the re-build, it's worth a shot.
As far as year goes, I'd say mid 50s/60s, earlier than 68.
Is the "trashed inside" really trashed? Does it have a title? Is it down the block or 500 miles away? Are you willing to spend every weekend for a year working on it?
"No" to all of the above questions? Don't buy it. IMO, at $1000 it's too big to clean up and flip if the inside needs gutted.
Want to make money flipping campers? Find tow-able, partial rotted but savable, hams 1955-1960 in the desert, without a painted interior, and pay less than $1000. You'll make money. If you have a title you'll make lots of money. Don't try to restore them. Just clean up and sell them.
Thanks for the advice, I didn't think about how difficult it would be to resale because of its size. I'm going to pick it up If I can get it dirt cheap. I think it's cool looking. I'll buff it, gut it, reline it and use it as a workroom/storage (save it). Besides, I drug home a 1947 Masterbilt last night, my first vintage project! I'll post about it on another thread. Thanks again for the advice.