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Old 11-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #15
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Look around you. How many chrome bumpers do you see on cars these days? None.
And that's why they went out of business. Not a huge market in hot rod bumpers.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:19 PM   #16
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Funny! I used to own some businesses in Spokane (where the family home is located). I remember the day Gretsky was traded from Edmonton to LA and a couple of Canadians came in. I hadn't heard the "final" trade news but could tell they were kinda "testy". One of the guys spoke up and said " well are you happy that you yanks stole one of our national treasures?" Being a Major major Edmonton fan I had to look at him and explain a little geography. I'm still ticked off about that trade. Blame it on his actress wanna be wife grrrrrrr!
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #17
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It's probably a cultural thing too, where business is less concerened about making big money on ONE unit and would prefer to make a smaller margin on MANY units?

As a US citizen, I would like to buy American made, but don't particularly care for the current offerings....
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:29 PM   #18
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Look around you. How many chrome bumpers do you see on cars these days? None.
And that's why they went out of business. Not a huge market in hot rod bumpers.
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Hot rodders spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$ on stuff, two chroming shops have gone out of business in the PDX area in the past five years and it ALL had to do with handling of HazMat.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:38 PM   #19
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Actually, Canada has environmental regulations comparable to the US, and more stringent in many areas. Like the US, plating operations and small fiberglass shops are becoming very scarce, and in many areas are outright prohibited by zoning regulations.

We even pay an additional environmental tax at the consumer level on many items to ensure their safe disposal. eg. in BC, $0.55 on an oil filter to over $10.00 on some electronic items. That tax pays for disposal depots where used items can be properly disposed of. Is that the situation in the US too?

My view of why so many Canadians participate in this forum is that Canadians caught on to fiberglass trailers in a big way early on. Trillium, Boler and their many plants, licensees, and franchisees across Canada produced a huge number early on and these make up a large proportion of the used units available now. Many of these original Canadian manufacturers are now gone and this forum is a common meeting place for many owners. Many of the large US manufacturers are still in business and have their own forums where owners congregate for brand specific information. That's my theory anyway.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #20
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Well I can see that the battle is joined, but....

I'm still looking for proofs of the original assumption: That there are more molded trailer makers presently operating in Canada than in the U.S....

So what are the numbers? Does anyone know?

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WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. Hot rodders spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$ on stuff, two chroming shops have gone out of business in the PDX area in the past five years and it ALL had to do with handling of HazMat.
And, that may be the case for some small shop. Following regs with a small number of clients ( hot rodders ) would put them out of business. But, here in Vancouver, the largest chroming shop ( and it was huge ) also went out of business recently.
It went out of business because cars come with plastic bumpers, not chrome, so all the minor fender-bender insurance claim business disappeared.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:54 PM   #22
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Backing up a bit, I can think of a better way to keep warm in the winter than watching fiberglass cure.
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Francesca, I know of three molded builders in Canada:
Escape
Bigfoot
Trillium Outback

and in the US:
Scamp
Casita
Lil Snoozy
Parkliner
TrillumRV
Weiscraft
Pelsue

if there are others, the manufacturing is so small we haven't heard about it.

This doesn't include the teardrop builders.

Anybody know of others?
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Hi: All... Reace told me not long ago that if you hand lay fiberglass that's one thing. If you spray chopped glass that's a whole new set of environmental issues. Hand laying is the more expensive way to do it too!!!
Biggest reason for mfg. of fiberglass trailers in Canada was probably the higher price/taxes on gasoline here. The American gubermints are just playing ketchup.
The missing chrome bumpers are a result of CAFE reg's and a weighty issue. Midway Plating wanted $125. ea. to re do 2 Boler hubcaps. Hmmm.
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The body shop that's working on my 1953 truck hires a semi-truck and trailer once a month to head north with stuff to be chromed. Sean has found it cheaper to go north than anywhere in the US. A number of the former chroming shops are now focusing on nickle (an underlay of chrome) and brass (plating) for the construction industry. These shops are changing along with the need. So, when you buy a really nice copper stove hood for your sticks and bricks home, it may very well be copper plated in Canada.
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Francesca, I know of three molded builders in Canada:
Escape
Bigfoot
Trillium Outback

and in the US:
Scamp
Casita
Lil Snoozy
Parkliner
TrillumRV
Weiscraft
Pelsue

if there are others, the manufacturing is so small we haven't heard about it.

This doesn't include the teardrop builders.

Anybody know of others?
Thanks, Donna...so....Thomas G....?????????????????????????????????????

Did you mean to ask why there are so few Canadian molded trailer makers surviving, or what?

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Isn't egg still in production?
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Isn't egg still in production?
You're right!

EGGCAMPER is still very much alive here in the U.S.A....

That makes it Canada: 3, U.S.A.: 8.

And there's a discussion here at FGRV in which some maintain that Oliver is only on a sort of hiatus- should we assign a half-point there?

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