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Old 02-14-2016, 10:52 AM   #15
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The only ones I see with the wide raised fiberglass band (see my picture) on the upper half are surfside and trillium and maybe trailmite(?)
It's not a Trailmite, those have a unique "eyebrow" over the front window and the center band extends into a tail-light shelf.

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Old 02-15-2016, 07:52 AM   #16
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The wheel wells are filled like a Casita, but Casita didn't use that style door hinges on early 13 footers.
Noticed that as well, and was wondering about the rest of the bottom- full fiberglass or wood?
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Old 02-15-2016, 08:46 AM   #17
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If you read the history of Boler America, you'll find that they contracted with (I believe) seven companies across the US to manufacture the trailers in the year or so before they closed. Scamp emerged from that debacle, and Casita yet from Scamp. There were a number of trailers built as Boler Americans that ended up being "home-builts" because the company went under and sold shells and partially completed trailers.

During that time there were literally also dozens of startups that made one or two trailers and then folded. Making a trailer is easier than marketing them. Each of them were loosely based on the Boler design, but had a minor change or two in the design.

This thread from about ten years ago (can it really be that long ago?) may have some hints and tips that may help you identify yours, but I'm guessing that your VIN is a DMV-issued home-built VIN from one state or another.

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Old 02-16-2016, 10:30 PM   #18
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Lots of info, thank you to all. I am beginning to think like so many, that we we have a mutt, which is just fine if we can get it registered so we can use it when we want.

If I am reading the TX registration info correctly, we cant do homebuilt if it is a travel trailer. We can travel on temp tags but for limited couple of times per year.

I think if we can confirm frame make and year we may be able to register ---maker and year needed, though I know from there up may differ. I feel the bottom half and frame are a match but think that along with the taillights that it has a new top half and door.

I am including some more pics if anyone cares to take another crack at it. I am showing several different identifying (I hope) areas, but am mostly interested with frame and possible year.

We started sanding Sunday and found it was red, and maybe before that white on the bottom and white on top before the fancy painting. One responder asked about the hinges, they are the triangular type now but do have extra filled in holes a couple of inches away from them also, again, a redo I think. We have sanded deeper in places where there are normally logos and I have found no decals or ghosting from decals....darn!

Thanks again, great working with so many knowledgeable people!
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Old 02-16-2016, 11:05 PM   #19
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I know its a long shot but is there any stickers in the closet, on our Ventura there was a plastic info decal on the cupboard door with the manufacturers name and serial number as well as the installed equipment. It may just be a canadian requirement.

I also read somewhere here that one of the northeast states issues titles by mail. Then take that one in to your state and transfer title. I cannot find the post about it.
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:45 AM   #20
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I also read somewhere here that one of the northeast states issues titles by mail. Then take that one in to your state and transfer title. I cannot find the post about it.
Maine. Some PA residents have gone this route with home made teardrop campers and restored vintage campers that had no paperwork. Here in NY we can do a "Home Made" registration with a weight certificate and DMV will issue a VIN number
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:13 AM   #21
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I keep coming back to the full fiberglass bottom together with the Boler-derived shape. Besides Casita, what other Boler clones have a full fiberglass underside?
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Old 02-17-2016, 09:48 AM   #22
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I have seen that trolley roof before. It is unique in that it extends all the way to the back. I am sure there was another one like this, also looking for an identification. That one had clearance lights on the extended trolley roof though.
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I remember that one David... I searched but couldn't find it. Unik?? If so this one is aptly named, as it's unique!
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No, not a Unik either... unless a waaay different year. This is a 1975
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Even if you find the Mfg. you still don't have a title. You can treat it as a homebuilt kit travel trailer. I would have some "what if" conversations with the officials involved before starting the process. The way I read it you can have a shopbuilt or homebuilt travel trailer in TX. Just so the trailer is built by you or to your specifications. Once you start modifying the shell it is being built to your specifications. You can also research how home built teardrop trailers are registered in TX.
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Even if you call it a Scamp or whatever Law Enforcement will still have to verify the Vin to ensure it hasn't been reported stolen before getting tags.
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No, not a Unik either... unless a waaay different year. This is a 1975
You're right, Donna. That's not the one I am remembering. It had the extended trolley roof, and, as I recall, some kind of oversized window retrofitted into the back. You called it that time, as I recall (as usual).
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:14 AM   #27
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You're right, Donna. That's not the one I am remembering. It had the extended trolley roof, and, as I recall, some kind of oversized window retrofitted into the back. You called it that time, as I recall (as usual).
I'm STILL looking! Dang this is bugging me.
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You might phone or email this company in Maine and explain your problem. If it's older than 15 years, Maine does not issue a title but you will get a registration and license plates. They no longer issue home built titles so you may need to name the trailer something.

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