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Old 12-31-2012, 03:41 AM   #43
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If this were true one would think Boler had a patent so no one could do what you suggest.
I, for one, would certainly not think that. Although the Boler shell shape could perhaps have been registered as an industrial design (but was not, to my knowledge), there is nothing even remotely patentable about it.

I did find one trailer shape registered as an industrial design, but I can't recall which one at the moment... and it wasn't Boler.

Update: as Ken later posted, another topic - Are trailer shapes patented? - identifies the Amerigo design as "patented". Note, however, that this is not actually a patent, but a registered industrial design.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:51 AM   #44
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........

And here I thought that I could avoid this controversy by saying
"all little molded rigs swiped the concept from the Boler" !

Silly me...carry on!

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Old 12-31-2012, 10:53 AM   #45
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Being a Ford guy, I'm not real fond of the "Chevy" reference when applied to my 13 Scamp Deluxe, but I must confess to having used it myself....
I have said ..."This is the "Corvette" of travel trailers. It is small, fiberglass,draws a lot of attention, and you have to tow it if you want to go anywhere with it.
There are several nice trailers available and I love them all, but there is not one for which I would trade my Scamp.
I would sure like the Willerby, the Oxygen, the LiteHouse, or maybe the PlayPac for a second trailer though.
No offense intended to the non-GM folks, of course. I'm not a GM fan either. Maybe I should have said:
Scamp = Chevy/Ford
Casita = Buick/Mercury
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Oh, and I'd forgotten about Eggcamper. Um, like a Dodge?

Not sure I would liken Trillium to Bentley, since the Bentleys were notoriously heavy vehicles!

I'll add Oliver = Tesla (good luck finding one)
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:58 AM   #46
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If this were true one would think Boler had a patent so no one could do what you suggest.
There are hundreds of products on the market competing from cars, heaters,televisions, phones, bikes.

The statement is ambiguous.
There is certainly nothing ambiguous about the statement.

I cannot confirm whether a patent would even apply in this case, but while Boler was established Canadian, most of the companies mentioned were established as U.S. companies anyway.
I understand that Scamp began by setting up to make parts for Boler.
Excuse me, I just found something really cool and lost interest in this thread...
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:03 AM   #47
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Sometimes it's what falls into your lap. We needed something very lightweight because we didn't want to buy a new tow vehicle and found an almost new Scamp 13' relatively (5 hours) close by. We had considered the Parkliner but, as a new product, there weren't many available. It was also heavier than the Scamp. Unlike some folks on this forum, a bathroom was the primary reason I wanted a camper and I'm very glad I have one- especially at 2 AM in the woods of Maine.
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:29 AM   #48
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"Opinion piece"????
Heavens to Murgatroyd, no.
Like everything else I post publicly, it'll be 100% cast-in-stone, undeniably provable fact.
Hurry up will you! I cant wait!

Just remember even if you find a reference on the internet that appears to be a scan of the original document you cant use it here as it authenticity can not be confirmed due to the fact its on the internet!
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #49
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Hurry up will you! I cant wait!

Just remember even if you find a reference on the internet that appears to be a scan of the original document you cant use it here as it authenticity can not be confirmed due to the fact its on the internet!
Not to worry...all references are safely stowed on my Very Own Bookshelf, and anyone is welcome to c'mon over and look things up!



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Old 12-31-2012, 11:36 AM   #50
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Quote "I'm working on a "hierarchy of what molded trailers should look like/do", and I expect it to Turn the Whole World on Its Ear when I get it done..."

i have two requests

Could you put Surfside Front kitchens first on your list??

And if i upgrade to an Escape would you be kind enough to redo the list to put the Escape first??

lol this list should prove entertaining to say the least
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Matt posted this fiberglass trailer patent

Are trailer shapes patented?
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Old 12-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #52
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Quote "I'm working on a "hierarchy of what molded trailers should look like/do", and I expect it to Turn the Whole World on Its Ear when I get it done..."

i have two requests

Could you put Surfside Front kitchens first on your list??

And if i upgrade to an Escape would you be kind enough to redo the list to put the Escape first??

lol this list should prove entertaining to say the least
Well, since both of the above are Trillium-based, they're sorta near the top by association anyway...

BUT

Since The List will be confined to currently manufactured units, I'm afraid the Surfside can't be on it at all...

And I'm not sure how well the all-wood interior of the Escape will do in the "Can it last for thirty years if left in a farmer's field?" test...

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Old 12-31-2012, 12:15 PM   #53
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. . . and you might as well lump the Snoozy interior in with the Escape's, Francesca, as it is also pretty woody. But there's always a time to believe (right now) and a time to doubt (later). Time will tell, and in the meantime, many of us obviously prefer the House Beautiful look over Utilitarian Icebox.

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And I'm not sure how well the all-wood interior of the Escape will do in the "Can it last for thirty years if left in a farmer's field?" test...

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Many a farmers house built with wood interiors has stood in their fields for over 100 years around here, and this is without the luxury of a fiberglass shell. ; )
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