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Old 09-09-2009, 12:01 PM   #15
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I just noticed you're going to Winnipeg - that's where I picked up my Boler

Just in case you need it, there is a great hitch shop on the west side of town. I can't remember the name but it's west of the outer beltway loop, just about at the Westernmost "equator" of the beltway. I think the name was pretty straightforward, like "So-and-so's hitch shop" or something like that.

I couldn't find a 4-prong-flat car hookup to 7-prong-trailer adapter anywhere there (Wal-Mart, Canadian Tire, etc.) and a woman working at Canadian Tire tuned me in to the hitch shop. She let me use the phone at CT (my cell doesn't work in Canada) to call them, I let them know what I needed, and they made one up for me and had it waiting when I arrived a half hour later ($17 Canadian). Nice folks

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Hey Raya,

Thanks for the heads up. I know right now that I will be bringing magnetic lights with me. The trailer has a six prong connector and was thinking of brining the adapter ahead of time. If it doesn't work, I can always use the magnetic lights.

So you did the long trek to Winnipeg. I will have to check out the links that you gave me to read up about the adventure some of the members had.


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Old 09-09-2009, 12:17 PM   #16
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Yep - I just couldn't find any eggs locally (mid-Atlantic US area), so I finally took a different tack, decided which week I would travel to look/buy, and then shopped to see where I could go to get a look at two or three candidates.

I was looking for a Trillium, really. I scheduled a look at an Eriba Puck along the route in Indiana (neat but a bit small for me and too much of a project), then continued on to Winnipeg where I was pretty sure I was going to buy a particular Trillium. I did have a Boler as a third option, and as it happened they had about five minutes in the early morning where I could stop by and take a look before they went to work.

So I zipped in there - it wasn't even completely light outside yet - and saw a little green-and-white Boler in their back driveway, behind a chain-link fence. It had that cute appeal of a dog at the pound looking out from the cage and saying "take me home" with its big brown eyes. I looked for five minutes, said I'd call them later, and then they rushed off to work and I went to look at the Trillium.

Well, the Trillium just wasn't the right one for me (not that there was anything horribly wrong with it, but it was at a premium price, so my expectations were higher), so I called the Boler folks back, wanting to take another look (and needing to get on the road back home). They couldn't make it back to meet me until that evening after work, which was going to put a big cramp in my schedule; but it also meant I had all day to look around for the adapter and relax.

I went back about 6:30 p.m. (yes, of course it was getting dark...), and looked at the Boler again. It was original, and nice and clean and dry. They'd owned it for 18 years! Sitting behind it, and looking mammoth, was a new Scamp 16 they'd recently picked up. After a bit of hemming and hawing about the paperwork (I hadn't realized that in Canada they don't have "titles," as we know them, but instead have "ownership" - long story but it all worked out in the end), I hitched up, got everything squared away the way I like it, and headed down the road with a "new," 35 year old trailer behind me.

I took it slowly, stopped a few times to check things over, and then only went to just a short way over the border back into Minnesota before stopping for the night. Next morning dawned sunny and W-I-N-D-Y--- and I was on my way! The trailer towed like a dream, and was amazingly "slippery" in the winds; no buffeting at all. I was pleasantly surprised.

Had a fine drive all the way home, even getting up to 65 mph without any issues after I settled in and got used to it. Not much traffic to speak of until I was in Pennsylvania and the mountains, by which time I was used to having the li'l guy back there.

I hope you have a great time picking up your K-line! Can't wait to see more of your unusual find.

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Old 09-09-2009, 12:26 PM   #17
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Hi Raya, I don't remember hearing about an eriba puck for sale. Is it still there?
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:32 PM   #18
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Hi again Charles

From memory I believe the trailer is located in Winnipeg Beach. I live just outside of the city of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Beach area is north of Winnipeg on Hwy #9, about 45 mins north. If you are coming from TransCanada Hwy you would just take the north bypass (101) until you see the turnoff for Hwy 9 north. Hwy 9 and 8 both take you right to the Lake Winnipeg beaches where the town of Winnipeg Beach is. Easy drive but slow at times. Stop in the town of Wpg Beach and order pizza at the Italian place! Awesome food. Gimli is a nice bigger town just about 10 mins past there.

If you need any trailer supplies there are lots - Metro Trailer, Princess Auto are both in the North East side of the city of Wpg and so you wouldn't have to navigate downtown. Although coming from Ontario you will laugh at what we call a highway! If you have any other q's email me privately. Be happy to help. I am happy to have provided a referral. We picked up an old stick trailer for now but still hunting for the right fiberglass!

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Old 09-09-2009, 01:25 PM   #19
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Don,

I don't know if the Puck is still there; it was October of 2008 when I looked at it, so almost a year ago. It wasn't listed here (not a molded fiberglass unit). Coincidentally, I just erased the seller's contact info from my phone last week (was bored and waiting for a friend at the airport so "cleaned out" my contacts list).

I may have found it on www.thesamba.com, but I can't remember for sure. It was in a rural area in Indiana, just at the eastern border of the state on the same highway that goes East/West through Indianapolis (not looking at a map right now).

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Old 09-09-2009, 01:34 PM   #20
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I don't know if the Puck is still there; it was October of 2008 when I looked at it, so almost a year ago. It wasn't listed here (not a molded fiberglass unit). Coincidentally, I just erased the seller's contact info from my phone last week (was bored and waiting for a friend at the airport so "cleaned out" my contacts list).

I may have found it on www.thesamba.com, but I can't remember for sure. It was in a rural area in Indiana, just at the eastern border of the state on the same highway that goes East/West through Indianapolis (not looking at a map right now).

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Oh, long time ago. Thanks Raya
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:22 PM   #21
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Hi again Charles

From memory I believe the trailer is located in Winnipeg Beach. I live just outside of the city of Winnipeg. The Winnipeg Beach area is north of Winnipeg on Hwy #9, about 45 mins north. If you are coming from TransCanada Hwy you would just take the north bypass (101) until you see the turnoff for Hwy 9 north. Hwy 9 and 8 both take you right to the Lake Winnipeg beaches where the town of Winnipeg Beach is. Easy drive but slow at times. Stop in the town of Wpg Beach and order pizza at the Italian place! Awesome food. Gimli is a nice bigger town just about 10 mins past there.

If you need any trailer supplies there are lots - Metro Trailer, Princess Auto are both in the North East side of the city of Wpg and so you wouldn't have to navigate downtown. Although coming from Ontario you will laugh at what we call a highway! If you have any other q's email me privately. Be happy to help. I am happy to have provided a referral. We picked up an old stick trailer for now but still hunting for the right fiberglass!

SherLyn


Hello SherLynn,

Thank you for posting the kijiji ad about the K-Line. I had made the deal just this past long weekend after communicating with many emails to the owner. I had finally called her up on the weekend to make the deal.

I have been looking at a trailer for the past year. My wife's family every year rents a cottage outside of Kingston area for a week and we tent it out there while the main family stays in the cottage. Well it was time to get on drier ground.

I started looking at the small teardrop trailers on the net but when I saw one up close and how claustrophobic the sleeping area was I had to look bigger. The plan first was to have a utility trailer and then be able to convert it to a sleeper for the summer. When I started pricing them, the Fiberglass RVs were starting to be more attractive. The teardrops have there place like the Fiberglass RVs.

Well I stumbled on a Trails West Campster in Kingston and at first didn't know anything about them. This forum helped me so much on the research and didn't realize how few of them were in the Ontario area.

A fellow Forum member in Kitchener allowed me to take a look at his Campster and helped me to see what to look for in such a unique trailer. That's when the search was expanded to include the Compact JR and the Hunter. The big thing for me was to have a trailer that I can store in my garage and be able to work on it in the winter. Large bed and have a lot of storage where also a plus.

The search continued and was offered a few from the forum. Floyd from Illinois has a Compact JR and was very informative about them since he does many rehabs of Fiberglass RVs. Check him out on the forum he has many different types that he is working on.

As for the K-line that I will be picking up the roof is different and I'm going to research to see if that is original or an afterthought. I am preparing my list of things to bring and the list is getting bigger. Also knowing the Princess Auto is there will be a great help. The owner is actually going to bring the trailer down to Winnipeg to save me from going up to Winnipeg Beach. I am looking forward to meeting her and spending some time getting to know the trailer before we venture back to Hamilton.

Our plan is to head back via the Northern Ontario route and stopping overnight at different locales, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste Marie, Manitoulin Island the back to Hamilton.

I will be keeping everyone updated on my trip back hopefully all goes well.


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Old 09-21-2009, 02:01 PM   #22
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Hello Bobby and Everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that I will be the new proud owner of this wonderful trailer when I pick it up next week. I was able to get some photos from the current owner of the top up to give an idea of what it looks like.

Once I get it home, I will get a better idea and photos. I intend of finding more information on the top and weather or not it is original or not. Best thing is for me to check the tag by the rear door of the trailer and see what the model number mark is. The other k-line on this thread that Donna D had linked to was a mark 1. Perhaps this is a mark 2. Also I will be confirming the year of production.

I can't wait to pick her up. The trek back will be a long one and I am preparing the list of what to bring with me. Any help from fellow FGRV'ers who have done a long trek to pick up a trailer are more than welcome.

I'll keep you posted.

Well I'm back and we had no problems bringing the K-line home. So as I promised here are some more pictures of the roof top in the up position. Basically the inside height with the down is 5' 3". However when the roof is up you get 7' 5" at the peak. The slope of the roof ends off just halfway from the dinette table.

The roof is held up with two lifts at the peak and also two hatch type cylinders on the sides. The roof top is also the width of the trailer which gives you additional storage. The storage is above the kitchenette and also above the cabinets. During our trip, I pretty much stored our knapsacks and food stuff in the above storage. I don't know what the load max would be but you could probably put a bunk up there but it is pretty high up there.

I think the pictures will give you a better I idea.
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Old 09-21-2009, 03:13 PM   #23
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Neato - I like it!

Glad you got her home okay, and thanks so much for posting the photos. I wonder how many were made?

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Old 09-21-2009, 03:34 PM   #24
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Neato - I like it!

Glad you got her home okay, and thanks so much for posting the photos. I wonder how many were made?

Raya

Thanks Raya. I haven't had time to do the investigation on the year and make. I'm still skeptical that it is a 1987. However the ownership did say 1987. As for the roof design, that might take a while to figure out if it was original or a modified by the first owner. The lady that I purchased the K-line from said that the original owner was an older couple but didn't know much about the history.

The company no longer exists but perhaps someone else has a K-line that can share their history.
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Old 06-28-2016, 12:55 PM   #25
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I believe that the K Line mfg co. Operated out of Red Deer between 1969 and 1971 .....so, not many of these were made.��
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