Vintage RV: “Double Mint”—1979 Boler and matching 1962 Chevy Truck
This eye-catching Boler trailer and matching Chevy truck are painted the same "double-mint" green, thus the "double-verde" moniker.
It's a great hobby, a good place to sleep and you can travel with it too—is how Darcy and Dana Skow sums up their passion for their "double-mint" Boler restoration project. The eye-catching Boler trailer and matching Chevy truck are painted the same "double-mint" green, thus the "double-verde" moniker.
The Skow's recently moved to Kimberley, B.C. from Edmonton and, of course, brought along with them their 1979 Boler trailer and 1962 Chevy pickup truck. RVwest's Valerie Bourne spied the unit at a recent Kimberley antique and vintage car show and she generously snapped a few photos of the colourful combo.
"We found the Boler in Edmonton and it took us about eight years to fully restore it. It was a top-to-bottom restoration from the re-upholstery inside, a complete interior renovation and a new exterior paint job," said Darcy Skow. "We love showing the Boler to others, it's such a great conversation piece."
"Too good of a conversation piece sometimes! Especially when we are travelling and just trying to make a quick stop at a gas station. Then everyone wants to chat about the 'double-mint' and we can't leave," chuckled Darcy.
The Skows are no strangers to restoration projects. They have also restored a 1974 Corvette as well. Darcy says they may look at a future restoration project involving a 17-foot Boler or even an Airstream trailer.
"It would be nice to have a little bit more room and bathroom inside," he said.
For right now, the Skows are loving traveling and displaying their '79 "double-mint" Boler unit. The couple is looking forward to the 50th anniversary of Boler trailers at a special "Bolerama" rally being held in Winnipeg next year. They are planning to attend and take the "double-mint" unit to display at the event. The Skows will be meeting up with other Boler fans along the way to Manitoba, so it should make for quite a Boler parade arriving in the "Peg."
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