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Old 04-23-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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What is this?

What is this?
Ad has three names?

camper -lightweight-full fiberglas shell (boler , trillium)
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:12 PM   #2
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Looks like a home made fiberglass slab side to me.

But, wow....only 7 grand.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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It is neither a Boler, or a Trillium.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:30 PM   #4
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That's what I was thinking.
I knew it wasn't a boler or trillium,
and I googled surrey, so looks like that's a town in Canada.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #5
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Surrey is near Vancouver BC.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:13 PM   #6
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Posters often put in numerous other names so that someone searching "boler" would have this ad show up.

Very interesting construction, don't think that it's homemade though. It would have been a lot of work to make one off parts such as the sink and counter.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:55 PM   #7
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Might be a Euro camper transplanted to a new frame. Interesting Dutch-style door (note the 4 hinges.)
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #8
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Posters often put in numerous other names so that someone searching "boler" would have this ad show up.
I agree. Some ads (such as this one) include various brand names which don't apply, but don't include the actual brand name of the trailer!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:26 PM   #9
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2,9m long
1.9m wide
These are probably the body dimensions, so it is likely about 13 feet end-to-end including tongue

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steel central tube frame...
The photos confirm a backbone chassis - highly unusual, and looks like a factory-produced item. On the other hand, the diagonal parts look like frame braces rather than control arms, and if so it seems structurally idiotic to me.

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... with control arms , coil springs and shocks
More unusual stuff. This sounds home-made, but looks production, and the body looks like a mass production piece.

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mech. automotive grate drum brakes (no service needed)
Ah, magical self-servicing brakes
This is presumably supposed to be "mechanical automotive grade drum brakes", which in turn likely means a Euro-style overrun (surge) system. The front corner stabilizers look like the common European variant of the single-leg design, rather than the North American version. My guess is a completely European trailer.
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I looks like several trailers I see on a couple Australian sites... but the door is on the wrong side for that side of the pond.
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I looks like several trailers I see on a couple Australian sites... but the door is on the wrong side for that side of the pond.
Good catch. The likely sources are thus the continental European countries.

Is there some sort of Bat Signal equivalent to summon our European members?
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What is this?
It looks like an older (mid 1970s) British Sprite to me.

Sprite Caravans :: Swift Group

I had only seen aluminum versions before, didn't know they made fibreglass. Apparently some were made in North America.

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