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Old 08-19-2017, 03:57 PM   #1
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Boler to build again.

CBC news link Cute Manitoba-made campers make a comeback - Manitoba - CBC News
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:12 AM   #3
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Boler to build again?

I'm confused about the thread title, though. I didn't see anything in the article about anyone building trailers under the Boler name again. It was about the current popularity of vintage Bolers. Did I miss something?
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Old 08-20-2017, 06:40 AM   #4
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The title of this thread is misleading. The article has nothing to do with boler going back into production, they aren't. A "comeback" is a resurgence in popularity.
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:54 AM   #5
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The article is about the resurgence of the boler like trailer from its humble beginnings of Ray Orleco to the growing popularity of small fg trailers such as scamp and happier camper. The photos of the boler is our 72 boler ,a scamp and our HC1 lifted off of other sites and posted by CBC without our knowledge the boler is kinda like the grandfather of the HC1 almost 50 years between them.
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I thought Bolers were first built at the same place the current Scamps are now then moved to Winnipeg?
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I thought Bolers were first built at the same place the current Scamps are now then moved to Winnipeg?
I don't think it was quite like that, but this thread should give you some good reading. Just remember it's like Wikipedia... not everything is true, and it is user-edited.

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I don't think it was quite like that, but this thread should give you some good reading. Just remember it's like Wikipedia... not everything is true, and it is user-edited.

Boler History
Here's a paragraph right from the Scamp page about the Scamp story.

In July of 1971 Duane Eveland was involved in remodeling damaged mobile homes. A factory representative from Bolar American stopped by and watched. Eventually the Bolar salesman asked if he would like to manufacture trailers for Bolar. The Bolar trailer was designed in Canada and Bolar American was a company attempting to develop the US market. Duane was interested and together with his brother Gerald Eveland and sister Gladys Coffland negotiated a contract with Bolar in which Evelandís Inc. would manufacture trailers and Bolar would market them. Bolar had their own problems and went out of business late in 1972. This left Evelandís Inc. with molds but no marketing company. Duane, Gerald and Gladys discussed things, came up with the name Scamp, and began building and marketing their own trailer.
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That's right, or at least close, but that wasn't the beginning of the Boler story.

As I understand it from the linked thread, Bolers had already been made in Canada since 1968- designed and manufactured by Ray Olecko in Winnepeg- when Eveland's was contracted through the Boler American partnership in 1971 to build Bolers in the US. Bolers were made in several plants in Canada, as well as Backus, in their heyday.

When the Boler American partnership folded after a short run, Eveland's retained the molds and used them to make their own trailer.

The Canadian Boler company continued to make Bolers in Canada until around 1980.

The spelling of "Boler" (or "boler" for purists) is one of several places where Scamp's website could use a good editor....

So let the edits roll...
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