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Old 02-23-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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Another Start-Up going on in BC?

Don't have any information. I don't know if this is a from-scratch-build or if the builder is buying 13' eggs and totally renovating. All I have is this one ad: 2012 - 13' Boler style "Reproduction"
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Given the last photo, and the fact he refers to them as "Reproduction", I would say he is making them from scratch. He must have built some moulds off of a Boler though.

I don't really care for the look of how he builds the doors in, but there does seem to be some nice features for the cost.
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The flat door could be made a bit better. Having a flat door in an egg gives the possibility of a flat RV-style screen door, which I see in the pics. Kinda reminds me of a Play-Mor II
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Still not a fan of the look of the Pla-Mor II, but it is a bit better. I much prefer the moulded look that most use.

I really like the roll away flat screen used by Escape. After using other trailers where the screen is a royal pain in the rump to use when it attaches itself to the door, this type is a godsend.
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With all the old production facilities out there for bolers and early scamp there may have been some surplus molds laying around. I don't like the flat door look but after dealing with a couple of curved doors I have given it a thought or two.
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A flat door is cheaper, easier to make and accepts after market screen doors. They just look funny.

I hope the industry doesn't commit suicide with all the marques extent. Like fast food restaurants can do at an intersection: one makes it good, two do okay, three are marginal and four ruin it for all.

Which brings up the question: Boler, Trillium, etc did well and then collapsed. Does anyone know why?
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Is it possible that these folks are taking old Bolers and making changes to the existing structure?
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He's got a "line" as he has two lined up with the door case in place in a cutout in the foreground example; bonded to shell and glass encased or whatever they do in the background. Personally, I find the cantilevered doorcase an aesthetic abomination and wouldn't be surprised if it deteriorated structurally down the road. Casita does the same thing with their flat door but the threshold on this thing sticks out like a big toe. It is possible to put a flat door in a recess (Escondido Burro). I think the little thing has some merit inside. The mirror on the bulkhead next the door has some utility and probably some psychological benefit also by making the trailer seem bigger.

I couldn't deal with that mixing bowl of a sink but there are worse (those combo sink/gas burner units in the Trills). I understand that lots of folks with 13's live "inside on the outside" like Wonko The Sane so probably not that important. Wonder if those castoring business office chairs are fixed to the floor or have to be stowed when you drag up? Has a lovely open feeling like the couple Bolers I've been in and some 13' Scamps. Mattress suggests non-convertible at least on this particular example. Bedspread and matching curtains shows the outfit has a sense of marketing on the cheap.

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Hi: All...The flat doors look like off the shelf std. RV doors. That may mean easy to replace components. Seems though they haven't got the curtain rods updated without rivets through the shell. Hard to tell from the pic's.
Could give some much needed employment to folks from the interior of B.C. Thanks for the link Donna D!!!
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Boler like

from the enlarged view I notice the seam that divides the center piece of the bed runs from side to side. I have a 93 Bigfoot and the door is straight but it doesn't look like this one which I don't care for either.
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Thats exciting.
Yes, the door doesn't look great but then neither do all the bottom gaps on the curved doors!
The inside looks quite innovative, would be nice to see one in person. Hopefully someone in the area could stop by and report back?
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Could give some much needed employment to folks from the interior of B.C. Thanks for the link Donna D!!!
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Agree Alf, not going to knock anyone's efforts to create employment.
Wish the party would post his new company info here for more to see though.
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I couldn't deal with that mixing bowl of a sink but there are worse (those combo sink/gas burner units in the Trills)
My wife and I love ours. Having the flush lids is great for prepping foods on the counter. We would use one again in a heartbeat if we got another trailer. We would likely go with a two burner if doing it again though.

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One of the items in the photos in the ad has me a little puzzled - looks to me that when using the bathroom you would be hard pressed to close the door, looks like your feet would end up outside the door. If that's the case wonder if it might not be more space efficient to just have a pull out porta potty allowing the space above the toilet to be put to better use.
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