Bonair Oxygen Molds - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-05-2015, 02:02 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what happened to the Bonair Oxygen molds?
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:16 PM   #2
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I'm still trying to find the mystery Burro molds in Mexico
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Old 05-05-2015, 03:53 PM   #3
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Destroyed in the Bonair factory fire in 2002.
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Thanks Carl, I just read about the fir but still thought I drop a line to the town where the factory was. You never know where things will lead.
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The site of the old Bonair factory is now used by a structural steel factory (Canatal) Absolutely nothing left of Bonair.
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Thanks Carl, I just read about the fir but still thought I drop a line to the town where the factory was. You never know where things will lead.
Norm the company was in financial trouble just before the fire - actually as I understand it they started making the Oxygen in the hopes that producing such a unique trailer might save them.

After the fire they declared bankruptcy so I don't think you will find anything left around in regards to the company.
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I think the Bonaire Oxygen is one of the most unique, beautiful all molded-towables ever built. YMMV I'm very visual and there's something about that shape that makes my heart sing. Lucky, lucky folks that own one I feel very fortunate to have been able to physically see one at the Oregon Gathering several years back. Totally cool!
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:28 AM   #8
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Everyone,

Thank you for your help. I have been able to track down the last owner of Bonair. I have now read all the posts and find the Bonair an interesting and physically attractive design.
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I agree with you about the Oxygen. I saw one (exterior only) in person while camping in Minnesota a few years back, and it was visually very exciting.
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It is attractive but inside it was a bit lacking. Space and storage was not well utilized. I know a party who has one and they have done some pretty great custom wood and fiberglass work inside theirs - blending it in with the original stuff - hard to know where the new items start and old end. I think if they had sold it originally as they have modified it, it probable would have been flying off the shelf .
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Carol,

I believe you are absolutely correct.
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The only bad thing I've read about for the Bonaire Oxygen... was backing it up! Because of the pointed back end, there wasn't any way to determine where the rear of the trailer was. Thank goodness for cameras and spotters .

I agree, the interior needed some help. Lots of owners have figured out how to make it work. They're still a beautiful, wonderful all molded trailer. SWOON!
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It is attractive but inside it was a bit lacking. Space and storage was not well utilized. I know a party who has one and they have done some pretty great custom wood and fiberglass work inside theirs - blending it in with the original stuff - hard to know where the new items start and old end. I think if they had sold it originally as they have modified it, it probable would have been flying off the shelf .
Carol, Would you send me a PM with that person's name?

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If you should be fortunate enough to find the owner or someone who was involved with project development, please post some history and rational for the concept and it's evolution. The design is so unique that it deserves documentation.

We just returned from a trip through the NE and I was surprised by the interest and questions folks seem to have about this trailer.
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