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Old 09-15-2008, 11:48 PM   #85
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I could have sworn (!#$%^#$) there was some pics of this trailer in our albums. (15').. guess I'm wrong. hummm maybe they're on one of my computers somewhere... guess I should look

Well I was just at a glass meet in Fort Langley and there was a 15 footer there, I also have been reading all the discusion about the Boler history It started in 1968 and they were first all the others are copies ,not to hard to figure out Canada Eh...
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:55 PM   #86
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Well I was just at a glass meet in Fort Langley and there was a 15 footer there, I also have been reading all the discusion about the Boler history It started in 1968 and they were first all the others are copies ,not to hard to figure out Canada Eh...
Well I could be wrong about the 15 footer ,but it had this wierd door????? but the BOLER,S were still first.....Go Canada GO...
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:41 AM   #87
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*Edit - well that didn't work It all lined up nicely in the editor. I will have to see if I can get it exported to pdf or something similar.

*Edit 2 - Here is a screenshot for now of the spreadsheet

Here is another way to look at it


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The first grouping is the original Boler owned and their franchises. The End Year is 1973 because that is year Boler was sold to Neonex.

The second grouping is Boler American and its descendants. Scamp indicates their role on their website and some deductive reasoning can be applied. Scamp states that Boler American went out of business late in 1972, they produced around 130 units in 1972, if they started in January as the Boler article states then the majority of units were Boler American. Eco and Love Bug both started in 1972 as well and I assumed a similar story to Scamp. They made Boler Americans, when Boler American failed, they decided to use the molds they had and came up with new names.

The third grouping is Boler after Neonex bought the company. One of the articles at Bolerama talked about Neonex's plan to close the Winnipeg location and consolidate manufacture in Calgary in 1975. I didn't find any Bolers older than 1973 manufactured at Peace River so I am wondering if that facility closed in 1973 after the purchase?

The last 2 groupings are Perris and Casita. There are quite a few stories floating around about the 'birth' of Casita but there is proof that units were produced in Backus so Casita in Texas became 3rd generation so to speak. Perris has a couple of possibilities. If Eco only managed a year or so (I don't think I have seen one newer than 73?) than maybe the molds were bought or moved to California and that is what Perris used? Or maybe Perris ended up with one of the missing 2 molds discussed in the Boler article?

Pretty interesting stuff. Lots of holes after Neonex though that might be able to be filled in.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:47 PM   #88
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If you are including Boler clones then the Tote'n Tarry should probably be included. It looks to be made from the same molds.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:23 PM   #89
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If you are including Boler clones then the Tote'n Tarry should probably be included. It looks to be made from the same molds.
I think the Minit and Pla-Mor II look like Boler molds as well. The timeframe fits as 1971-1972 seems to be when the molds proliferated.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:11 PM   #90
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Earlier in this thread I posted my B1300 is a 1979 made in Earlton.
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Old 09-18-2008, 06:01 PM   #91
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I have a 1981 Boler Delux that was mfg. at the Earlton plant.I have the original receipt for the purchase price of $6800.00.
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Old 09-19-2008, 08:14 AM   #92
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Here is a timeline view. I did update with latest posts. So 1982-1983 for Earlton/Midhurst move is sometime in there.


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Old 10-26-2008, 11:39 AM   #93
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Speculation on Bolers descendants, spin-offs and knock-offs abound o' plenty...I do know that loads.... okay perhaps a small bunch of ECO owners are out there. Knowing this, from being on your web-site off and on for the past 7 years. I know they were built in Aurora Neb. by Century Manuf. in the early 70's. There was some very interesting history behind the family of brothers whom started the Co. I own an ECO FeatherLite 1970 13', I have put it side by side Bolers and see very few disimilarities. Perhaps when the Canadiens were bringing the mold south to Wichita...they stopped at a truck stop in Aurora... You know these Nebraskans...saw an opportunity to build "hot tubs" instead. Well... the California image of hot tubs didnt fly in that "neck" of the woods and with the plans in hand decided to continue... putting wheels on 'em. and the story goes.... 'round n' round jeff isaacson

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Old 10-26-2008, 12:13 PM   #94
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Speculation on Bolers descendants, spin-offs and knock-offs abound o' plenty...I do know that loads.... okay perhaps a small bunch of ECO owners are out there. Knowing this, from being on your web-site off and on for the past 7 years. I know they were built in Aurora Neb. by Century Manuf. in the early 70's. There was some very interesting history behind the family of brothers whom started the Co. I own an ECO FeatherLite 1970 13', I have put it side by side Bolers and see very few disimilarities. Perhaps when the Canadiens were bringing the mold south to Wichita...they stopped at a truck stop in Aurora... You know these Nebraskans...saw an opportunity to build "hot tubs" instead. Well... the California image of hot tubs didnt fly in that "neck" of the woods and with the plans in hand decided to continue... putting wheels on 'em. and the story goes.... 'round n' round jeff isaacson
Jeff, Brian added the Eco in this prior post: Eco added, didn't want you to think we'd left you out
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Jeff, Brian added the Eco in this prior post: Eco added, didn't want you to think we'd left you out
Donna...no prob...thanx for the great work...ji
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:46 PM   #96
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It appears that there is another addition to the list,
1977-1981 the el macho produced by Land & Sea International, Santa Clara, CA
as indicated by this discussion:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...=29016&st=0
Which shows photo's and an ad from Donna's archives
Just last week, we were camping at Sunset Beach (Monterey Bay, CA) and one of these "El Macho" trailers made by Land N' Sea Craft was sitting two sites over! The owners, Nick and Colleen from Idaho, bought it new in 1975. They said their first TV was a Datsun 1300 and they traveled with two kids. Since 1975 they said they have been in all the lower 48 states, Canada and Mexico. I liked the way Nick said, "I took it everywhere, I've never left it behind!"

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Old 03-01-2009, 01:16 AM   #97
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Should this be added to the timeline?
1978 Trek 1300
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/index.ph...amp;mode=linear
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:56 PM   #98
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I did a little research on Ray Olecko's patents and on the Boler trademark registration which I incorporated into these two articles:

A Boler Timeline

A Brief Boler History

I tried also to straighten out some errors that I found on other Boler history sites (most based on McColl's Bolerama site) and to simplify the timeline from this thread.

Hope I didn't introduce more errors than I fixed. If anybody spots something, let me know and I will edit the articles.

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