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Old 08-30-2006, 06:12 PM   #15
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HI ROY IN REFERENCE TO POST #9 SCAMPS BUILDING EGGS SINCE 1971 IWAS TALKING TO SCAMP THIS MORNING ABOUT BUYING A NEW 13 FOOTER AND I BROUGHT UP THE QUESTION OF THE SCAMPS MORE THAN CLOSE RESEMBLENCE TO THE BOLER AND WAS TOLD SCAMP STARTED OFF IN THERE EARLY DAYS MANUFACTURING PARTS FOR BOLER .HOPE THIS ADDS A LITTLE MORE TO THE SAGA DAVE
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Old 08-30-2006, 07:58 PM   #16
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Raymond's website does indeed show the fiberglass interior of what appears to be a B1700RGH (Rear Gaucho). Like mine, except with the fiberglass cabinetry, different furnace location... and nicer than mine!

Now, if we knew where this 1977 was built (location and company name), it might extend the Boler history...
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:51 PM   #17
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My Boler is a 1978 ('77) 17-foot Built With Pride by Neonex (Calgary).

According to the boler website, the newer 17-foot model strayed from the lightness of fibreglass in the interior (lots of press board), thus annoying the original designer.

I may be wrong, but I think Jimmy Pattison bought out Boler, he also owned stick-built manufacturers. Neonex was a Pattison company.

WARNING: POLITICAL CONTENT: It may be that Pattison bought Boler with the intention to get rid of them. Anyway, that is how it turned out in the end.
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:44 PM   #18
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Here's some early detail:
In the 1973 brochure in the Document Center (which I think came from the 1973 brochure on Ken's BolerRV site), the manufacturer is listed as
Glass-Fab Industries Ltd.
Peace River, Alberta
(403)624-1213

At the time, it appears that - other than an optional flush toilet - there was only one model, and thus no need yet for model names or numbers.

Similarly, the 1975 brochure (also via Ken's site) is from Earlton:
Earlton Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Box 250
Earlton, Ontario
(705)563-2656

So here's an update to the list...
  • 1968 - 1st Boler produced in Winnipeg, MB by Ray Olecko
  • 1971 - American rights sold to Elenor International of Wichita, KS
  • 1972 - Boler American produced (1972- ??) (3 plants)
  • 1973 - Bolers (original 13' model only) are in production by Glass-Fab Industries Ltd. in Peace River, Alberta. See the 1973 brochure.
  • 1974 - "Boler Manufacturing" was building "Honey Bolers" in Winnipeg, Manitoba (see Benny's post)
  • 1975 - Earlton Manufacturing was building Bolers (13' only) in Earlton, Ontario. See 1975 brochure.
  • 1978 - Bolers were built in Calgary, Alberta; Peter Epel of FiberglassRV owned one (a 1978 17', model 1700), and his web site shows the trailer in detail, complete with the sticker showing the manufacturer's name as "Neonex Shelter Ltd., Boler Division", and CharlynnT's 17' is also from Calgary, "Built with Pride by Neonex"
  • 1979 - Vanguard Trailers built my Boler (a B1700) in Winfield, British Columbia in 1979. The badge on the trailer says "Boler by Neonex", indicating that Neonex owned the Boler brand at the time.
  • 1980-1990 - Perris Pacer produced in San Jacito, CA
  • 1981 - 1st Casita produced in Backus, MN
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:20 AM   #19
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Roger: Would this make the Cloud and its lineal descendents - Burro and U-Haul - the original molded FGRV egg design? Or is there an older FGRV egg?

Jack, there are certainly fiberglass trailers that pre-date the Cloud 9, but the Cloud 9 is the oldest I've seen so far with the classic egg shape. They were produced in your neck of the woods... perhaps you could make some calls and run that lineage down and confirm the roots of the Cloud 9/Burro for us!

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Old 09-03-2006, 07:27 AM   #20
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Roger: The Cloud 9/Burro lineage is clear from these photos. Here's the Burro from FGRV's albums:

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Old 09-03-2006, 07:34 AM   #21
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And here's the Cloud 9:


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Details like the tail lights and molding around the side windows are identical, as is the vertical center seam which is characteristic of Clouds, Burros and UHauls (I've been approached by Burro owners who assumed my UHaul was a Burro). The interior shell for the Cloud advertised on eBay looked exactly like my UHaul.

How the molds evolved from Cloud to Burro to UHaul may never be known, but their DNA match is unmistakeable!
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:52 AM   #22
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I've got a 13' perris pacer manufactured 10/74. Has the long square ended side windows. MikeB
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:58 AM   #23
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Here's a picture of the '74 Pacer. MikeB
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:02 PM   #24
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Here's another update to the list, with some formatting changes to show the separation of the companies, and the 1974 Perris Pacer represented:
  • 1968 - 1st Boler produced in Winnipeg, MB by Ray Olecko
    • 1971 - American rights sold to Elenor International of Wichita, KS
      • 1972 - Boler American produced (1972- ??) (3 plants)
    • Scamp is derived from Boler:
      • ???? - Boler components are being manufactured in Backus MN, by Eveland?
      • 1971 - Scamp is being produced in Backus
      • 1981 - 1st Casita produced in Backus, MN
    • 1973 - Bolers (original 13' model only) are in production by Glass-Fab Industries Ltd. in Peace River, Alberta. See the 1973 brochure.
    • 1974 - "Boler Manufacturing" was building "Honey Bolers" in Winnipeg, Manitoba (see Benny's post)
    • 1975 - Earlton Manufacturing was building Bolers (13' only) in Earlton, Ontario. See 1975 brochure.
    • 1978 - Bolers were built in Calgary, Alberta by "Neonex Shelter Ltd., Boler Division"; a 1978 17', model 1700, was owned by Peter Epel and CharlynnT's 17' is also from Calgary, "Built with Pride by Neonex"
    • 1979 - Vanguard Trailers built my Boler (a B1700) in Winfield, British Columbia in 1979. The badge on the trailer says "Boler by Neonex", indicating that Neonex owned the Boler brand at the time.
  • 1974 - Perris Valley Campers is producing the Perris Pacer (see Mike-B's post #22 in this thread)
    • 1980-1990 - Perris Pacer produced in San Jacito, CA
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Old 09-04-2006, 08:56 AM   #25
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Hi: In the beginning Ray Olecko created Boler and it was good. After a time he said it is not good that Boler be alone. Taking a rib from Boler he created companions and he saw that they were good: Regards Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
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Old 09-04-2006, 04:06 PM   #26
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Bit of a clarification....My '74, 13'Honey was built by "Boler Manufacturing in Winnipeg" according to the sticker in the cupboard door, and a sticker on the side near the door reads...."Built With Pride-NEONEX" ....so my trailer is technically not a Boler, since there is no Boler badging on it, just the hexagon pattern decal and the "Honey" name on the stone guard over the front window and no "Bee" decals either.... ....Benny
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:15 PM   #27
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Same list again, with
  • the Honey entry clarified as per Benny's latest post,
  • information from earlier posts about "Acorn" and the B1700 incorporated,
  • additional information from Casita, and
  • some tweaks from topics in the Boler-specific Bolerama forum:
Boler and Descendants
  • 1968 - 1st Boler produced in Winnipeg, MB by Ray Olecko
    • 1971 - American rights sold to Elenor International of Wichita, KS
    • Scamp is derived from Boler:
      • ???? - Boler components are being manufactured in Backus MN, by Eveland?
      • 1971 to current (2006)- Scamp is being produced in Backus
      • 1979 - Scamp branded as Acorn for one year
      • 1981 - 1st Casita produced in Backus, MN
        • 1983 to Current (2006) - Casita Enterprises Inc. operates
        • current (2006) - Casita currently in production by Casita Enterprises Inc. in Rice, TX
    • 1971 to 1973 - Bolers (original 13' model only) are in production by Glass-Fab Industries Ltd. in Peace River, Alberta. See the 1973 brochure, and a discussion in Bolerama.
    • 1972 to 1975 - "Boler Manufacturing" was building Honey trailers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, under the Neonex name (see Benny's post and clarification, plus discussion in Bolerama)
    • 1973 to 1975 - Earlton Manufacturing was building Bolers (13' only) in Earlton, Ontario. See 1975 brochure, and discussion in Bolerama
    • 1977 - 17' Boler model built (B1700) - example: Raymond Brodeur, factory location unknown
    • 1978 - Bolers were built in Calgary, Alberta by "Neonex Shelter Ltd., Boler Division"; a 1978 17', model 1700, was owned by Peter Epel and CharlynnT's 17' is also from Calgary, "Built with Pride by Neonex"
    • 1979 - Vanguard Trailers built my Boler (a B1700) in Winfield, British Columbia in 1979. The badge on the trailer says "Boler by Neonex", indicating that Neonex owned the Boler brand at the time.
    • 1980 - Boler 1650 built by Earlton, in addition to 1300 and renamed 17' (now 1750)
  • 1974 - Perris Valley Campers is producing the Perris Pacer (see Mike-B's post #22 in this thread)
    • 1980-1990 - Perris Pacer produced in San Jacito, CA
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Old 09-04-2006, 05:46 PM   #28
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Hate to mess up your list but we have a 1972 Boler built in Earlton.
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