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Old 07-21-2016, 10:43 AM   #57
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I think you can add Armadillo Trailer Manufacturing in BC to that list.

And, please don't tell our Casita that I've been looking at other trailers. (Someone once said that men don't really ever stop looking until they die.)
A new one! Looks like just a 13' model for now. Here's their website:

armadillo trailer manufacturing

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The Armadillo recreational trailer is made from the same molds that produced the legendary Boler and L'il Bigfoot trailers. These molds have been out of production in Canada for many years but have now been rescued, repaired, altered and improved. . .
There must be a story here. If it's been discussed here before, any links? Maybe a topic for a new thread?

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Old 07-21-2016, 11:06 AM   #58
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...There must be a story here. If it's been discussed here before, any links?
The new 13' boler is back in Canada! It's now called the"Armadillo"

Semi-custom, very limited production, expensive.

No one, apparently, wants to go toe-to-toe against Scamp.
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:17 PM   #59
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Don't forget the Relic! Would have to buy new though, most likely.

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Old 07-22-2016, 08:16 AM   #61
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I started out retirement planning with a motorcycle pop-up (aspen) Then dh decided I meant what I said about travelling and was looking at Roadtreks- way out of our price range. We became cat parents once again. Needed more space, first for 2, then 3, then 4 rescued kitties. Looked at teardrops. Not enough space w/kitties and dh has a bad hip, scrambling in and out of tent is hard on him, let alone a trailer.


Had seen the occasional scamp or casita in Florida, was thinking maybe of checking them out, so I googled, and found this forum.


Parkliner is out of NC where my ds lives, and Lilsnoozy oout of SC where I had a grandchild in school, Tom at Parkliner showed me personal trailer, and the people at Lilsnoozy were very kind about us putting the cats in their a/c office while we looked.


I cant stress the importance of eyeballing IRL> At one tie I was convince the RPod met all our requirements but when I actually looked into it and stretched out on the bed I realized it would be a no go.


Decided on the Lilsnoozy because of their dedicated underbed storage being able to be purposed for cat litter boxes and beds. We will use a little for storage, but for the most part it will be kitty space.
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Old 07-25-2016, 12:37 PM   #62
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I've wondered this too, Naomi. Seems to me an existing dealer could easily take on a line of FG trailers just like they do other lines. I suppose it is much easier for them to just do the direct-sales thing, but the convenience and service for the customer does suffer a lot in my opinion. They expect people to plop down $20, 30, 40,000 to purchase a product sight-unseen some 1,000 or more miles away, come pick it up and then never show up again for warranty service. Sweet deal for them, not so much for us.
Shoot, I not only plunked down cash for a trailer I had never seen, but based only on a "Photoshop" picture and the layout drawn on a cocktail napkin! BESIDES needing to purchase it in a foreign country too.

I just got back spending 10 nights on the Oregon coast and I can say I'm just as thrilled today with my purchase as I was two years ago when I picked it up at the Canada/US border.
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