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Old 05-13-2019, 11:24 AM   #1
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Help identifying this trailer

Hi everyone!

I've been around this forum for a few years now, but I'm now ready to buy my first trailer. Problem is : my wife insist that I find a trailer that would be original and unusual!

I've found an add of a fiberglass trailer that I've never seen before. In fact I haven't seen the trailer myself, since it's a 4h drive from home. But before getting down there to pick it up, I'm trying to find some informations about the model.

Anyone recognize it?

Thanks!
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:38 AM   #2
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It's a UNIK! Manufactured in Quebec, circa 1973-1978.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:52 AM   #3
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Better contact them and get there quick. they don't last long.

Donna knows all the trailers. Can't get it past her.
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:04 PM   #4
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Wow thanks!

The current owner knows almost nothing about this trailer.... Just been sitting in his yard for a few years. Will try to find at least the weight of it!
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:28 PM   #5
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The only UNIK, of this size, that I have any info on would be David & Terry's. They painted in blue. IF you check out the registry you'll see a couple of interior shots: David & Terry's Trailer :: NEMO, the UNIK
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:36 AM   #6
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Wow, that's really UNIK .
I've only seen one UNIK, at the Maritime Vintage rally a few years ago, and it didn't look anything like that.

I recommend not buying it. You'd be continuously occupied showing it to curious folks (like me).

Oh, and if you are lucky enough to get it, pictures PLEASE!!!

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Old 05-14-2019, 12:56 PM   #7
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What kind of monster would castrate a trailer! And how would you even do that. Oh! UNIK like in Unique. Never mind.
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And how would you even do that. Oh! UNIK like in Unique. Never mind.

If you look closely, there are no propane tanks on the front.
R U any relation to Emily Litella?
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I've only seen one UNIK, at the Maritime Vintage rally a few years ago, and it didn't look anything like that.

Didn't they make a 13' - rounded like a boler with something unique about the shape like a projection at the taillights or eyebrow or ???
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Didn't they make a 13' - rounded like a boler with something unique about the shape like a projection at the taillights or eyebrow or ???
Yes they did: Fiberglass RV - UNIK Trailers
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Hi Roy
There was a 13 UNIK at the Niagara rally at least two years. It was owned by a couple who bought it out of a farm field when they saw it taking the “long” way home one day. She said they gave $300 for it. They lived near Cobbleskill , New York. It was usable but needed some attention. He was pulling it with a full sized Dodge pickup he’d borrowed from a friend, dark green, about a 2000 vintage.
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Didn't they make a 13' - rounded like a boler with something unique about the shape like a projection at the taillights or eyebrow or ???
Yes. I think that's the model I saw in New Brunswick.

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Unik also made stick built trailers of various lengths, including truck campers and Class B motorhomes (maybe Class C too, not sure). They were in St-Jerôme, QC, about 30 min north of Montreal.
They are rare trailers, especially the FG ones. I see stickies come up occasionally in the classifieds.
Restoring a 17' like this is a nice project. I've seen a few pictures of them in various french language Facebook fiberglass/vintage groups.
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:25 AM   #14
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Nice input from everyone, thanks!

Since I'm from Quebec myself, for the last 2 days, I've tried to find some informations about the UNIK manufacture.... But they were only selling localy so it's hard to find anything on internet. I might have to go to a library and search in things called... books!

I haven't got the chance to speak to the seller yet. One thing is sure, this would be a complete restoration project, and since I'm basicly new at this, so still hesitating.

Here are some more pictures from the ad. He's asking 1900 $CAD (which is about 1500$ US), but negotiable. Seems like the previous owner used it like a hunting shack or something like that..... No more walls inside, propane tanks are off, don't know if there's anything left from the plumbing..... Oh, and yeah, there's the massive fireplace, for which they made a hole in the side of the fiberglass for the chimney... That's my main concern, because I don't know how to work fiberglass at all. I'm good with plumbing and electrical stuff, but fiberglass?

On a scale of 10, how hard do you think it would be to fix the chimney hole?
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