The new 13' boler is back in Canada! It's now called the"Armadillo" - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-14-2015, 09:15 PM   #29
Junior Member
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 1987 Lil Bigfoot
Alberta
Posts: 9
Looks like they have been doing Boler re-builds for a while now and have got their hands on the old Lil' Bigfoot molds. They are just down the road from where the Bigfoots were built so that makes some sense. I'm guessing they haven't actually built one of these yet and are still working on making the shells. I see on their website they list the tongue box as an option, which might be really interesting for Boler/Scamp owners.

We are heading out to Summerland BC next week to pick up our refurbished Lil Bigfoot windows from Sunview, plan to give these guys a call and see what they are up to, going to be driving right by anyways. Might be a good source for parts for my Lil Bigfoot.
__________________

__________________
skogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2015, 10:51 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,189
Had another look at the new site and they still can't spell and they need a proofreader. Seem to lack attention to detail.
__________________

__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 07:57 AM   #31
Junior Member
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 1987 Lil Bigfoot
Alberta
Posts: 9
Lucky for them they plan to build trailers and not websites...
But yes, the website is rather unfortunate.
__________________
skogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 08:10 AM   #32
Moderator
 
Pam Garlow's Avatar
 
Name: Pam
Trailer: U-Haul 1985
Michigan
Posts: 3,190
Registry
For me, a poorly produced (or monitored) website is a sign that there might not be much attention to detail in the product either. That's not just my personal opinion, its a marketing response.
Its odd that they have never checked back in with updates. They have a lot of potential customers on this site and could be creating more interest in their product right now.
__________________
Pam Garlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2015, 08:22 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
Trip to Summerland

Quote:
Originally Posted by skogan View Post
Looks like they have been doing Boler re-builds for a while now and have got their hands on the old Lil' Bigfoot molds. They are just down the road from where the Bigfoots were built so that makes some sense. I'm guessing they haven't actually built one of these yet and are still working on making the shells. I see on their website they list the tongue box as an option, which might be really interesting for Boler/Scamp owners.

We are heading out to Summerland BC next week to pick up our refurbished Lil Bigfoot windows from Sunview, plan to give these guys a call and see what they are up to, going to be driving right by anyways. Might be a good source for parts for my Lil Bigfoot.
While you are in Summerland you might check with the RV dealer on the east side of the hiway to see if they still have a Lil'BigFoot on their lot. Several have asked about the one I saw there last fall.
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2015, 12:25 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
WildBirder's Avatar
 
Name: Mark
Trailer: 1969 Boler (Flat Top)
British Columbia
Posts: 530
Registry
They seem to have launched an updated website.

armadillo trailer manufacturing

Much improved. Includes history and experience. Yes, they're using the old lil' Bigfoot molds. Production photo's and ... pricing! Base model starting at $14,500. Up to $21,900. Priced options list.

Wish 'em luck
__________________
Mark
1969 Boler
(#183)
WildBirder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2015, 01:22 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B '08 RAV4 SPORT V6
British Columbia
Posts: 4,189
That's the web-site I was referring to. The trailers have "- Entery door eyebrow gutter". Not a typo. Same spelling appears elsewhere, along with other errors.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2015, 03:05 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Mike Magee's Avatar
 
Name: Michael
Trailer: Li'l Hauley
Oklahoma
Posts: 5,057
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pam Garlow View Post
...Its odd that they have never checked back in with updates. They have a lot of potential customers on this site and could be creating more interest in their product right now.
Well, we didn't exactly give them the warmest reception. And still quite a few critical, skeptical comments. Maybe they just aren't thick skinned. We can be a tough crowd to please.

A couple of years back I was one of the skeptics when Smoak came on here and started describing the future Snoozy. But sure enough, they produced.
__________________
How much time do we have left? 2 Chr. 7:14
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2015, 05:20 PM   #37
Junior Member
 
Name: Greg
Trailer: 1987 Lil Bigfoot
Alberta
Posts: 9
Dropped by Extreme RV where the Armadillos are going to be built and chatted with Jason Jong, one of the brothers involved with this operation. They are an RV repair shop and have been rebuilding Bolers for some time now. Jason said he worked for Bigfoot for about 10 years, building trailers and truck campers before going off to do his own thing. He managed to get his hands on the Lil Bigfoot molds and will be building them on an individual custom order basis. Basically what you see on the website is what we saw in the shop unfortunately, was hoping to see a fully built one.

Jason was very friendly and knowledgeable, I really did enjoy chatting with him about this side project of theirs. He has some very interesting ideas regarding the interiors of these trailers and the benches/cabinets that he had built looked really nice. He was also helpful and forthcoming with information regarding some of the work I was planning for my Lil Bigfoot.

This could be a good option for someone who wants a 13' trailer with a full custom interior but they really do need to get a couple demo models built first.
__________________
skogan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 09:44 AM   #38
Junior Member
 
Dave & Charmaine's Avatar
 
Name: Charmaine & Dave
Trailer: ARMADILLO
British Columbia
Posts: 21
Soon to be Armadillo owners!

We stopped by Armadillo in Enderby,BC this weekend and spoke with Jason. He's a great guy with a tremendous passion Bolers and the like. We had seen a few examples of the customizations he had done on different Bolers, and they always stood out in our minds, as the best we had seen. In fact, we very nearly purchased one of his customs for our first Boler, but unfortunately we were not in a position financially to make it happen, and eventually settled on buying the 1972 Boler we found a few months later. He showed us around his manufacturing/workshop area and we stepped inside the prototype, which was about 50% complete. We were very impressed, blown away in fact! We had a chance to tour the inside of a new Airstream Bambi last summer and we find the fit and finish of what the Armadillo has so far to be on par or better. So here we were talking to Jason about some work we wanted to get done on our Boler, and what sorts of ideas we could incorporate, and before you know it we decided we wanted a brand new unit, and we have committed to buying one of the new Armadillos instead. We left him with a deposit and a long list of secret customizations, and hopefully sometime in the next couple months we will be back to pick up Armadillo number 1! Very excited!
__________________
Dave & Charmaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 10:05 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
Bob Miller's Avatar
 
Name: Bob
Trailer: 1973 Hunter Compact II
California
Posts: 7,912
Hmmm, I've lost count, how many "New" 13's are coming on-line this year???
__________________
Bob Miller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 10:15 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
Name: kootenai girl
Trailer: 2004 Casita Liberty 17
British Columbia
Posts: 1,331
Gosh, that is very exciting. Keep us updated as your build progresses.
__________________
kootenaigirl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 10:18 AM   #41
Junior Member
 
Dave & Charmaine's Avatar
 
Name: Charmaine & Dave
Trailer: ARMADILLO
British Columbia
Posts: 21
We will post pictures of the build as we get them from Jason
__________________
Dave & Charmaine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2015, 10:34 AM   #42
Senior Member
 
Donna D.'s Avatar
 
Name: Donna D
Trailer: Escape 5.0 TA, 2014
Oregon
Posts: 24,364
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boler1972 View Post
We will post pictures of the build as we get them from Jason
Yea! I love build / mod, etc. pics!
__________________

__________________
Donna D.
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe
Donna D. is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
armadillo


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What's that "button" called? clyle Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 10-07-2012 01:36 PM
Anyone know what this trim might be called? Stacy Crotser Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 06-11-2009 03:18 PM
New Camping Unit Called a TAG Adrian W General Chat 9 09-05-2008 07:18 PM
What is this window channel trim called? Kevin A Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 07-23-2007 12:26 PM

» Trailer Showcase

2014

DanSpeed

Burro

Jim Thor
» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.