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Old 07-23-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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Somebody knows Armadillo B-C

http://www.armadillotrailers.net

I understand it's replacement for Boler...
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Old 07-23-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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I wouldn't call it a Boler replacement rather a Boler copy.
They are using Lil' Bigfoot molds and from what I understand custom building each unit right now.
Another manufacturer to consider if you are in the market for a 13' FGRV
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Old 07-23-2015, 01:17 PM   #3
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Its nice to see another BC manufacture building Fiberglass trailers and that they are building them to the customers wants & needs but when one looks at the base price and cost of the options I am not overly optimistic as to the level of demand they will have.

Old Bolers are pretty easy to locate in these parts and folks do fix & dress them up themselves a lot. Additionally there is a very POPULAR fiberglass trailer manufacturer not to far from them who's base pricing includes many optional items found on the Armadillo making it more attractive pricing package.
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....but when one looks at the base price and cost of the options I am not overly optimistic as to the level of demand they will have.

......Additionally there is a very POPULAR fiberglass trailer manufacturer not to far from them who's base pricing includes many optional items found on the Armadillo making it more attractive pricing package.
Good points Carol. I did a little price comparing. Of course, you can't do a straight apples-to-apples comparison here because the Escape 17 isn't the same trailer, but you can do a relatively accurate comparison.

Two items that are stock with the "comfort package" on the Armadillo which are not stock on the Escape are the Stainless Sink/faucet, and the stereo. Escape charges $370 CAD for this.

Numerous optional items on the Armadillo are standard on the Escape, and these items total about $4710 CAD.

So the rough comparison comes out to $27610 for the Armadillo 13 foot, and for a comparably equipped Escape 17B, it's $23270. However, the Escape has numerous other features not available on the Armadillo, and you also get 4 more feet of room.

The Armadillo looks to be a very well built and quality trailer, but I agree that with the price point it's going to be interesting to see how well they do.
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And as Escape found out when they where making the trailers smaller than 17' the vast majority of the customers looking to buy a new trailer when presented with their 13' & 15' & 17' side by side went for 17' thus the reason they only made 13' for a couple of years and stopped making a 15' earlier this year as well.
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