Who hatched the EGG? - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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Who hatched the EGG?

When we look at a glass trailer, particularly one as as ovoid as a Boler, it's easy to see WHY we call them eggs. Even the boxy ones have that creamy gelcoat and a nearly seamless egg-like shell. The cute names are almost an obleggation.

Somewhere someone was the first to say "That little trailer looks like a big egg." Is that person lost in the mists of time? Which came first, the egg or this forum? Any members who remember the first time they heard the egg comparison or have a sense that they or someone they knew hatched the egg?

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Old 04-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #2
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Perhaps a clever bit of misdirection by the chief of advertising at Boler. As I recall our molded fiberglass trailers evolved from septic tanks. Think of the possibilities there . Raz
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:14 PM   #3
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Maybe Our Founder Mr. Boler's wife used it first, as in

"You're going to do WHAT with our nest egg?!?!?"

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Never heard of glass septic tanks, Peter. Where I come from they were always cast concrete.

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Never heard of glass septic tanks, Peter. Where I come from they were always cast concrete.

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Right. That is why the first prototype Bolers had a tandem axle and weighed 10,000 pounds.
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Never heard of glass septic tanks, Peter. Where I come from they were always cast concrete.

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Right. That is why the first prototype Bolers had a tandem axle and weighed 10,000 pounds.
. . . And will again modded with Corian cntrtps and what all.

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When we look at a glass trailer, particularly one as as ovoid as a Boler, it's easy to see WHY we call them eggs. Even the boxy ones have that creamy gelcoat and a nearly seamless egg-like shell. The cute names are almost an obleggation.

Somewhere someone was the first to say "That little trailer looks like a big egg." Is that person lost in the mists of time? Which came first, the egg or this forum? Any members who remember the first time they heard the egg comparison or have a sense that they or someone they knew hatched the egg?

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I think the proto for eggs is here:

Fiberglass RV - Document Center - Royal Traveler Ad

I had an Old Town canoe made of this material. It was incredibly tough!

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The Royalex is a composite or laminate but the corner radii and the belly seam say made in a mold. Is this 1965 trailer the early bird that laid the egg? What say all of you? Someone here knew someone who was present at the first hatch.

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