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Old 03-30-2015, 06:30 PM   #141
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Just wondering, what's the oldest Boler known on this site.. I just bought #038 in really nice shape considering the age, and living it's life in Canada, ( I could take it camping tomorrow).. I see howibole did a great restoration of #40.. Just curious..Thanks
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:11 PM   #142
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If yours is a flat topped Boler please give us some pictures. There aren't many out there.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:46 PM   #143
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Yes it's a very nice stock flat top, and I have all the documentation to the origional sale to the original owner in May 1969, even though it was made in 1968.. I did some sanding and some wire brushing on the frame, and can confirm a #038 on the passenger side tongue.. I didn't really need to see it but that does confirm it to me
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:59 PM   #144
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Hummm, #38 flat top boler. That sounds familar. We lost a buch of stuff in the archives during the hack of years ago.

But still, could this boler be a "turn"? If so and you now own it... make memories!
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:28 PM   #145
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Nice find.


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Old 10-13-2015, 07:40 PM   #146
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Yes it's a very nice stock flat top, and I have all the documentation to the origional sale to the original owner in May 1969, even though it was made in 1968..
I'm a little confused over your insistence on this being a 1968 model. Many model years are fabricated and released before the calendar year. Do you have anything to back up your sources?

BTW I saw a 1972 boler this past weekend. Fabricated in Winnipeg, serial # 075, manufacture date 6 72. The red plate was also the CSA certification. No camera to take a picture of the plate. But it is in Toronto and I put the part owner onto this site. Hope to see it again. I'm thinking this serial # has to do with the models made in the new plant and not related to previous years. It would be interesting to hear from others of that era.

On an offside. I met up with Iowa Dave at the 2015 Niagara meet last month. He provided me with some history he picked up on the Love Bug. I'm hoping the approach of winter will allow me the luxury of time to get back into being an active member of this site once again.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:26 PM   #147
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I'm a little confused over your insistence on this being a 1968 model. Many model years are fabricated and released before the calendar year. Do you have anything to back up your sources?

BTW I saw a 1972 boler this past weekend. Fabricated in Winnipeg, serial # 075, manufacture date 6 72. The red plate was also the CSA certification. No camera to take a picture of the plate. But it is in Toronto and I put the part owner onto this site. Hope to see it again. I'm thinking this serial # has to do with the models made in the new plant and not related to previous years. It would be interesting to hear from others of that era.

On an offside. I met up with Iowa Dave at the 2015 Niagara meet last month. He provided me with some history he picked up on the Love Bug. I'm hoping the approach of winter will allow me the luxury of time to get back into being an active member of this site once again.
Well, Dave, put your history here as we would like to hear about the Love Bug. I was in the town where it was made, believe that is Tripoli, but that is about all I know.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:23 AM   #148
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BTW I saw a 1972 boler this past weekend. Fabricated in Winnipeg, serial # 075, manufacture date 6 72. The red plate was also the CSA certification.
Not doubting the serial number but I cannot see this being the 75th Boler…maybe the 75th from a new franchise, an excerpt from the Boler history
About 150 units were produced in the second year -1969, and another 400-500 in 1970. In 1971, franchises were sold to companies in Peace River, Alberta (Glass-Fab Industries Ltd.) and in Earlton, Ontario (Earlton Manufacturing; which later moved to Midhurst under the name Advanced Fiberglass, where the last Boler was produced in 1988).”

For lots of information please read the excellent article on the history of the Boler by Tom McMahon
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:32 AM   #149
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Not doubting the serial number but I cannot see this being the 75th Boler…
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For lots of information please read the excellent article on the history of the Boler by Tom McMahon
I did not say it was the 75th boler Ian. I was thinking it might be the 75th in the new plant but I wanted to research and confirm the details before posting. I put the details here, so I would know where to find them later.

Tom McMahon's history is laced with errors, so I would not use that as the gospel truth. His general context is correct, yet there are errors. Much like you and many others capitalizing "boler"; think iPad, not Ipad.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:06 AM   #150
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It's my understaanding that the "Scout, Voyager and Deluxe" designations were "trim" levels. Something like the "LX, ES or SS" designations car makers use. All the Scout, Voyager and Deluxe Bolers are still badged Bolers.

Whereas the "Honey" was not badged as a Boler.
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Old 10-14-2015, 09:16 AM   #151
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I did not say it was the 75th boler Ian. I was thinking it might be the 75th in the new plant but I wanted to research and confirm the details before posting. I put the details here, so I would know where to find them later.

Tom McMahon's history is laced with errors, so I would not use that as the gospel truth. His general context is correct, yet there are errors. Much like you and many others capitalizing "boler"; think iPad, not Ipad.
Hey Roy, I didn't say that you said it was the 75th boler. I said "I cannot see it as being ..."
I would also like to understand where you are seeing errors with Tom's history other than capitalization. Together the collective knowledge should result in the most accurate information rather than criticism.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:40 AM   #152
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Hey Roy, I didn't say that you said it was the 75th boler. I said "I cannot see it as being ..."
I would also like to understand where you are seeing errors with Tom's history other than capitalization. Together the collective knowledge should result in the most accurate information rather than criticism.
I posted the serial # and date as they may help provide clues to actual production. When combined with other serial #'s of the era from that plant we can extrapolate better information then compare it to what is published or posted elsewhere. Dave Tilston has been doing a great job deciphering the serial numbers on Trilliums.

From the link you provided I read:
Boler trailers live on today, under different names and companies. Their direct descendants still operating are: Scamp (Backus Minnesota), Trillium (Sterling RV in Winfield, Alabama, relocated in 2014 from Calgary Alberta and originally manufactured in Markham, Ontario)

Where, other than on this one site is there any reference to the Trillium being a "direct descendant" to the boler. Show me the connections my friend. That is like saying the Escape is a direct descendant to the boler.

Tom is also quoted as saying:
Eco and Love Bug both started in 1972 and made Boler Americans. When Boler American failed, they decided to use the molds and came up with new names.
Close but not quite. Century Manufacturing and Tri-Fab started making boler Americans in 1972 (As well as Evelands). Those companies then used the molds (or modified molds) to produce the ECO, Love Bug and Scamp.

Having self proclaimed boler guru's promigulating this type of misinformation on the internet does not change history or the facts. Most of what is written in the link you provide was stolen from this thread with credits never given. This thread is a compilation of facts that many members have discovered and shared over the years with sources and credit given. Every now and then the mistruths and truths have to be separated.
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Old 10-14-2015, 10:56 AM   #153
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Not to nit pik (Who Me???) Bt I thought that one of the lines was: >>> boler molds >>>Lil Bigfoot>>> new boler (?)
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I am not holding myself out to the definitive Boler historian. Please send me your corrections or take what I have done and improve it. Thanks, Tom McMahon
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