Made in Canada ??? Help Needed - Fiberglass RV


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Old 04-01-2012, 04:43 PM   #1
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Made in Canada ??? Help Needed

I am trying to put together a list of contries of origin for Fiberglass RV's of all sizes and shapes. Can some of the Canadians pitch in with a listing of those specifically built in Canada, both past and present. I will post the compiled list as it shapes up
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:16 PM   #2
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The Boler started it all in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada in 1968
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
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I own a Boler made in Peace River Alberta. Mine is a 13 ft 1973, but I know they were in business in 1972 and 1974. I know people that own these years made there.
Escape is currently making many sizes of fiberglass trailers in Chilliwack B.C.
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:28 PM   #4
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For over thirty years Bigfoot RV's have been known & recognized for offering unmatched Quality and thoughtful Design, executed with the utmost attention to detail. Under new ownership since January 2010, we continue this Tradition by providing new Bigfoot Truck Campers and Travel Trailers to the North American RV market from our facility in Armstrong, BC, Canada as well as by providing support to our loyal & dedicated Bigfoot Owners.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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Surfside was made in Canada. It was bought out/taken over by Triple EEE (another Canadian Company that also made stickies and truck-mounted Campers), and continued on as Triple EEE Surfside

Bigfoot, Escape, Boler & Biggar all come to mind as Canadian trailers. Trilliums started out as Canadian as well, (I think)
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #6
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hi...we own an outback by team trillium, based in calgary.

and dave--yes, you are correct. trilliums were made originally in markham, ontario, hence the whole trillium theme (provincial flower)....started in the early 70's. this little town (then) has grown exponentially in the past 40 years, but at the time, was a small village just northeast of toronto, which is our home.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #7
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There is also the Monarch Ventura, a small 12' fiberglass trailer made in Winkler, Manitoba in the 70's(think they stopped in 79). Mine is still going strong
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There's also the Carefree trailer made in Trail, BC.

They were a one-year (1974) wonder as far as I can tell.

I've never seen one in person, but from what I've seen photos, features, and specs they should've been real contenders. At 14', (11' body) I think they may have hit a sweet spot between space and weight.

I believe Carefree may also have built a few fifth wheels - but can't confirm that, though there is a small unidentifiable FG 5er that can be seen in a yard from the highway that runs Union Bay, BC.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #9
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Oxygen is another Canadian trailer. made by Bonair.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:29 PM   #10
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What about the Beachcomber? I'm pretty confident that's also a Canadian brand.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #11
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Monarch (in Manitoba) also built the Leocraft line of fiberglass trailers and RVs

Monarch later sold the Leocraft line to Triple E, in Winkler, Manitoba
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:53 AM   #12
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Also, Northern Lite in Kelowna, BC is still in business but only making truck campers.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:43 AM   #14
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Cadet based on what is now the Predom from Europe. Originally 100 shells were sent to Canada (Toronto) and then fitted with a spring spring galvanized frame and interior components.
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