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Old 10-16-2010, 07:32 PM   #113
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I've been slowly combing through old posts on bolerama. Here is some info reported to be provided by Philip Tipler of Can-Am RV:

"Bigfoot bought Boler's molds
and started building a more upscale version of the trailer with oak
cabinets and more premium appointments. To the best of my knowledge,
Bigfoot manufactured 13' models from 1987 until 1993."


http://forums.delphiforums.com/boler...ssages?msg=972
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Old 10-16-2010, 08:53 PM   #114
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My neighbour whose father and brother owned and operated Midhurst Fiberglass told me that when Bigfoot started making the Lil' foot , 13 ft. they modified the product so that the door was a flat door instead of the curved door of the Boler.
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Old 10-17-2010, 02:14 PM   #115
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More from bolerama, International RV of Calgary buys Trillium Molds in 2001. The start of the Outback.
http://forums.delphiforums.com/boler...sages?msg=1159
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http://forums.delphiforums.com/boler...sages?msg=1168
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:49 PM   #116
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very impressive history of the Boler
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:42 PM   #117
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Glass-Fab Update

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Just a quick note regarding Glass-Fab... Today I removed paint off the sticker on the left side of a Boler I recently acquired and it is very clearly a Glass-Fab Indistries Ltd. sticker, Peace River, Alberta.

The Model is stamped 1300, the SN is stamped GF 2097-T and the Date is very clearly stamped 5/16/75

I'm not sure if I have a camera good enough to show the faded lettering, but the above numbers are raised and clear as a bell.

The print on the bottom states it meets Fed Requierements and there is a round Canada Transport stamp on the right side with the number 791 inside a Maple Leaf in the center of the stamp.

Out of curiosity, does anyone know if the Glass-Fab information listed in the history thread is 100% accurate or is this a guess at this time?

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Old 06-25-2011, 01:24 PM   #118
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I have uncovered some early history:

A Short Boler History

Gives the origin of Aurora, Tripoli and Backus.

Gives the source of the frames for Boler American.

It almost seems that the different 'branch manufacturers' made independently named trailers and didn't use Boler, using instead names like Perris Pacer, Scamp, etc.

Documents my earlier post #110 on this thread.

The "Gas Crisis" of 1973 probably hit the RV industry hard. Remember lining up to buy gas?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #119
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The "Gas Crisis" of 1973 probably hit the RV industry hard. Remember lining up to buy gas?
Yes I do, and even and odd days too.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:27 PM   #120
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I have uncovered some early history:

A Short Boler History

Gives the origin of Aurora, Tripoli and Backus.

Gives the source of the frames for Boler American.

It almost seems that the different 'branch manufacturers' made independently named trailers and didn't use Boler, using instead names like Perris Pacer, Scamp, etc.
That is a good find Roger, thank you for adding the references in your link.
FYI many of the other manufactures can be traced back to the boler American origins, once it shut down. Century Manufacturing in Aurora went on the produce the ECO. Tri Fab in Tripoli went on to produce the Love Bug, and we all know Evelands in Backus went on to produce the Scamp.

Is there any chance you can get a copy of some of those articles?

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Old 07-04-2011, 01:12 PM   #121
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I do have pdf copies of the microfilm originals.

The source is NewspaperARCHIVE.com

The articles about Ray Olecko often have his picture with them.

I am reluctant to post actual pdf because of the copyright thing. I feel safe in having them for my own use, but to start sharing them with others and posting on the internet I think is a no no. This is why I only reference and report on the contents and don't actually insert whole sections of copied text.

Then there is the question of whose copyrights apply. Is it the newspaper's or the archiving service?
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:25 PM   #122
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1972 to 1975 - "Boler Manufacturing" was building "Honey" brand trailers in Winnipeg, Manitoba, under the Neonex name

1975 – Winnipeg plant builds Boler-branded (not Honey) trailers as Neonex Industries.


This is more just a "Huh, this doesn't sound quite right but I don't know for sure" comment. I didn't know that the Honeys were Neonex Honeys; I thought they were just... Honeys. Does anyone know more about this? Also, my 1974 Boler was built by Neonex ("with pride") in Winnipeg, but is not a Honey, which seems to counter the second part.
I'm just a new kid here, but it looks like Neonex may have been making trailers for Honey to sell under their name, as well as their own Bolers. It's not uncommon to contract out something like this and have it badged with your company's name. Obviously Honey would have been paying Boler (Neonex) for the rights to sell the trailers under their name. Probably a good addition to the RV line they offered. Thoughts?

Here's a brochure from Honey on one of their small motorhomes.


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Old 06-05-2012, 09:07 PM   #123
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Well here is yet another trailer to add to the list ... "the title says FBSTS for make "
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/forums/f...buy-52341.html
I'm thinking this may been intended to be another boler American which never got branded before Eleanor international met it's demise. Perhaps this is where Perris Valley got the molds for it's Perris Pacer. The Safety tags make it look like it came from California.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #124
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Just for your info. I have a 1973 Boler from Peace River Alberta serial number GF795. My friend has a 1974 Boler from Peace River Alberta serial number GF892?? (I think this is the serial) Someone here had a 1972 and the serial number was correct to mine. (GF690 or something???)Does GF stand for Glass Fab.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #125
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It is possible Rick. I really don't know. My focus with serial numbers has been with the limited production boler American. (approx. 6 months in 1972)
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:33 PM   #126
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It is possible that there was a boler manufactured in the US before the boler American. As early as April 1971.

Details are summarized in this post:
Greetings... which Boler (?) did i buy?
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