You don't have a 1967 trailer for sure as the first Boler mold was not made until 1968 and the first 100 were flat tops. You have a raised roof so that would make it a 1969 or newer. So if it is an American Boler it is a 1971 or newer. What does the plate just below the belly band mid section on the drivers side say? Read the article I posted below for some good details.
History of the Boler
The Boler was invented by Ray Olecko, a car salesman that became fascinated with fiberglass and the potential it held. His first venture with fiberglass was the manufacture of septic tanks, they soon became an industry standard being lightweight and easy to ship compared to the steel and concrete models of the day. It was from this experience with fiberglass that the Boler evolved, he commissioned the mold maker for his septic tanks to make a two piece shell for a small lightweight travel trailer for his personal family needs, a wife and two small children.
The name Boler was decided on because the trailer looked like a bowler hat.
The initial 40 units had a bare shell, however due to condensation problems he recalled them and used, Ensolite, a product manufactured for airplane cockpits to insulate the trailers. He convinced them to shave the stock 2" thick material down to 3/16", it had to be cut into sections to fit the curves of the shell. He used 3M double sided tape to cover the seams, the sticky surface on the outside of the tape was rubbed with talcum powder.
The first 100 units manufactured in 1968 had flat roofs, then the arched roof was introduced to extend the head room.
In the second year about 150 units were produced in a new facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 400 to 500 units were manufactured in 1970.
Franchises were sold to companies in Earlton, Ontario and Peace River, Alberta in 1971.
In 1972 the Winnipeg facility produced almost 900 trailers, the other factories about the same. Franchises were also awarded to companies in the US.
Neonex, a Jim Patterson company purchased the company in 1973 and continued manufacturing until around 1978.
In total somewhere between 7000 - 10,000 units were manufactured in Canada.
A 17' model was built in Calgary, Ray Olecko was not involved and some say not pleased with the compromise of his design.
Eleanor International of Wichita KS signed on to produce Bolerís in three plants in 1971.
In July of 1971 Duane Eveland was involved in remodeling damaged mobile homes. A factory representative from the franchisee ďBoler AmericanĒ stopped by and watched. Eventually the Boler salesman asked if he would like to manufacture trailers for Boler. The Boler trailer was designed in Canada and Boler American was a company attempting to develop the US market. Duane was interested and together with his brother Gerald Eveland and sister Gladys Coffland negotiated a contract with Boler American in which Evelandís Inc. would manufacture trailers and Boler would market them. Boler American had their own problems and went out of business late in 1972. This left Evelandís Inc. with molds but no marketing company. Duane, Gerald and Gladys discussed things, came up with the name Scamp
(they used the name Acorn for one year in 1979), and began building and marketing their own trailer. In 1981, they built the first Casita
trailer, based on the Boler mold.
Originally Posted by Monkeydo
Long time lurker. New member.
I just introduced myself in the "Hi, I am.." section.
Thought I was buying a Boler.
After years of looking at pictures and following threads, the trailer I was destined to bring home was this "Boler"
After getting home and looking at the title
I was surprised to find out I had just purchased a 1967 Aladdin. There is a plate riveted to the hitch that has faded greatly but from what I can make out it says Aladdin trailer company of Oregon.
I cannot find any info on a fiberglass trailer made in 1967 by this company.
So what do I have?
Looks like a Boler.
Smells like an old Boler.
I have yet to crawl through every nook and cranny.
As I am new to this forum I may have trouble, like all newbies who have never joined a group, uploading pictures. (yes I have read the instructions)
I will post my plans on reno/resto when I have come up with a plan.
Any help is appreciated.