If you don’t know what a Boler is, you’ve been missing out. If you haven’t camped in a Boler, you haven’t lived! Boler camping is humbling if nothing else. If you have an ego that needs stroking, don’t go Boler camping. If you need a fancy rig to pump up your status, don’t use a Boler. If you have to have the luxuries of life every minute of the day, don’t camp in a Boler. But if your ego and self-image are secure and you want an adventure you’ll never forget, by all means buy a Boler and go for it. We did and we have unforgettable memories for the rest of our lives.
Camping in Baja with friends, we were like the poor relations. The little green and white bubble of a trailer is our Boler.
The side roads in Baja are often like a giant washboard, and this can be hard on a trailer frame. Too much flexing can land you in trouble as you can see here. “Broken Down in Baja.” Sounds like the title of a good movie.
For a funny story about how we got out of this situation, please visit my post Baja Getaway Part Two (Broken Down in Baja).
Eventually there is a palapa and peace waiting by a lovely beach. The tiny living space of the Boler is not an issue anymore because we can basically live outside and use the Boler only for sleeping. Heaven!
But that was a long time ago. The Boler with its new beefed-up frame has sat neglected, used only for solo hunting or fishing trips. It is time to pass it on to some other young couple looking for adventure. But first, OMG, the mildew has grown on the outside of the poor little trailer.
Now for a bit of TLC and fixing up, and it will soon be ready for more adventures, but with new owners.
I wonder what places this little home on wheels will see next. For sure it will be someplace more exciting than an RV park with all the amenities.
The characters in my novel, Orion’s Gift, traveled on this path, but with newer equipment. If a trip to Baja interests you, have a look at Orion’s Gift. Just click on the book cover image at the side of the page.