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Old 08-17-2010, 10:15 AM   #1
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Our "new" 1975 Unik 13' (Travel Trailer Newbies!)

Last night we brought home our first ever vintage travel trailer! It was listed on Kijiji as a Boler/Trillium, which didn't make sense to me. I'm thinking it's a rebuild, and even when it was registered, it was assigned a number and basically is unknown (though they took a guess and called it a Trillium).

After scouring the the thread here where people can show their rigs, I found one that looked pretty much like the one we were going to go look at!! I was thrilled to solve the mystery. I just knew it couldn't be a Boler or a Trillium. It's a 1975 (ish?) Unik.

Here's the link to the one like it in the Show Us Your Rigs thread:

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We were the first to take a look at it and fell in love! It even fits in our garage, which is great considering our wet Canadian winters here on the east coast. It has fairly new tires, wiring, plumbing, fridge, and shelving in the large cupboard.

The interior is actually pretty nice decor wise, but I have plans for more cheery bright colours. That will be my pet project over the fall/winter.

The dinette table doesn't have the proper set up to hinge it to the wall. The wall mount is still there, but it's counterpart is not on the table. The previous owners just kept it set up as a bed, but last night I ordered the table wall mount kit from Vintage Trailer Supplies. I want my cute cozy dinette!

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Old 08-17-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Nice trailer find.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:36 PM   #3
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Looks like it is in nice shape, have fun customizing it!
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:36 PM   #4
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Great Find,
Great searching too.

My question is which St. John? NB?
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:21 PM   #5
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Heidi Congratulations on a truly unique find and welcome to the "egg" community !! What a great looking little trailer. It does have a Trillium-ish roof look about it but the rear window, and I assume the front window also, are a one of a kind set up. Enjoy the process of personalizing it. Lee and Norma
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:47 AM   #6
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Great Find,
Great searching too.

My question is which St. John? NB?
Well, Saint Johns (plural) is the one in Newfoundland. So we're in NB. I'm an Ontario girl originally, but have come to love our little east coast province.

Now to find some local campgrounds to test our new little home on wheels out!
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Old 08-18-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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Hey Lee, yes it's truly a "unique" find. When my hubby registered it, he asked the woman about it having it's own vehicle # assigned to it, as usually that is applicable to cars. She said it's most likely a rebuild. I know has a Unik body, but it may have Boler parts inside, particularly the kitchenette. Either way, we're glad it's ours!
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Well, Saint Johns (plural) is the one in Newfoundland. ...
Now to find some local campgrounds to test our new little home on wheels out!
Thanks you learn something everyday.

I know this park is on the other end of the province for you, but highly recommended. Just off the Trans Canada highway before you hit the Quebec border.
Les Jardins de la République Provincial Park - Just N of Edmundston

The Yogi's keep an eye on the park by delivering everone's firewood in golf carts. That way they put faces to every campsite.
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I know this park is on the other end of the province for you, but highly recommended. Just off the Trans Canada highway before you hit the Quebec border. Les Jardins de la République Provincial Park - Just N of Edmundston
Awesome!! We happen to have an NB Provincial Park 2009 booklet that was in the cupboard of the trailer we just got and I've noted that "Roy in TO" highly recommends it. Thanks!
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We have a 1978 UNIK

Hi Heidi, Great to see someone turn up with another UNIK! The people who posted their '74 Unik picture never posted again nor answered my 2 attempts to contact them. Don't know what happened. Our UNIK is the one pictured in the Album section. It was orange & black & in disrepair when we bought it in Oklahoma in April 2006. We renovated it & have had so much fun with it. We have posted some of the redo pics on the web site which can probably be found through 'search' UNIK. The company really broke the mold each year, changing shape from one year to another! They are really rare. We've never found another one in the US.
Please keep in touch & let us know how your first camping trip goes. Happy trails. Terry from Texas
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:51 AM   #11
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Thanks Terry! Believe me, I've already enjoyed looking at the pictures of your lovely UNIK! I especially adore that round window!

We're hoping to get out for our first trip next weekend, if the weather looks good. I've already done quite a bit of a makeover inside and will have to take some pictures and post them soon.

Thanks again for the welcome!
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Old 09-05-2014, 02:58 AM   #12
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Hello. I recently purchased a 1979 19ft UNIK camper trailer that looks very similar to yours- do you have any idea of how much it weighs? Thanks.
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Our 1978 Unik, 18 footer, weighs ~ 3300lbs. I'd like to see pictures of your unit when you get a chance to post some.
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Heidi Welcome to the FGRV family. Great find. Wishing you both safe and happy camping.
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