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Old 03-20-2009, 09:11 AM   #15
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The missing windows are scary.
It looks to me like all the windows are there, possibly a screen on floor in the one picture of the interior.

Does anybody know what this might be? I'm thinking maybe a Love Bug.

I see the following features that might help ID this trailer:
  • external tail lights
  • square side marker lights
  • larger square window on door
  • single door on rear overhead cabinet
  • 2 bolt hinges
  • the pattern of the ensolite seams
  • kitchen flourescent is on side wall rather than underneath
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:38 PM   #16
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What makes me not think Love Bug is that it doesn't have any of the trademark Love Bug windows, yet it also does not look like the windows have been replaced (i.e. the dinette windows are the older, square-cornered, jalousies). Also, the usual Love Bug door window is rather long, and I don't see any marks from where it was shortened.

Also I don't think the fiberglass part of the taillight protrusions look "sticky outy" enough, but it's hard to tell.

Here are some Love Bug photos that I'm comparing too (have seen other similar Love Bugs also):

http://album.fiberglassrv.com/main.php?g2_itemId=1850

I love a mystery though; I wonder too!

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I would guess that it's a Scamp of some kind. Did you see the twisted iron supports for the cabinets next to the dinette? I don't think I've seen those on anything but Scamps. And didn't Scamp use gold colored paint/trim for some of their models quite a few years ago? If this were closer I'd at least go look at it but it's too far from us to be economical.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:13 PM   #18
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My 1974 Boler has the same, twisted "wrought-iron" support as the Scamps (and I saw it on other Bolers I looked at).

I agree that barring more good info, it looks Scampish, though. Isn't that door window similar to April's trailer? (Not that we know hers is a Scamp, but I think we think it is)

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And didn't Scamp use gold colored paint/trim for some of their models quite a few years ago?
That wide belly stripe is not standard; I speculate it's a Previous Owner's mod.

Scamp identifies STANDARD interiors with RED decals, and DELUXE (wood) interiors with GOLD decals.
But [b]all of their decals say "Scamp".
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:02 PM   #20
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To me it appears as though the back window is missing in the interior picture and the top door side rear window. My guess is a Boler or Scamp.
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:53 PM   #21
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Scamp identifies STANDARD interiors with RED decals, and DELUXE (wood) interiors with GOLD decals.
But [b]all of their decals say "Scamp".
Not necessarily Frederick. I have a Deluxe and it's got Red decals right from the factory. It's my understanding a trailer can be ordered with either one. When the factory is building trailers for stock, they follow the rules you've mentioned. When making their own decisions however most folks choose the gold for the deluxe, because they want everyone to know they've got a deluxe. Frankly I don't care, in fact I wish my decals were [b]blue And maybe one day they will be!
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:43 PM   #22
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It's hard to see well enough to say for sure, but the taillights don't look like the inset, Boler-type ones (which are what really endeared the Boler to me - I just love the taillights )

I guess someone is going to have to go look at it, just to satisfy our curiosity

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Not necessarily Frederick. I have a Deluxe and it's got Red decals right from the factory.

It's my understanding a trailer can be ordered with either one.
You and Nancy (Standard 5er with GOLD decals) are the exceptions to the rule!

I'm sticking to my story that this gold band is a mod!

I've seen Scamps with the jalousie window in the door, and surface mounted tail lights say "Scamp" to me as well.
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It's my understanding that Boler changed at sometime from the frenched tailights to surface mounts? I think the solution can be found by looking at the hinges on the door. Are they two bolt (Boler) or three bolt (Scamp)??? I can't get a clear enough picture to tell. Wonder if that gold stripe is paint or decal? Maybe someone was trying to match Rally stripes on a car?
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I thought it was that the very early Bolers had surface -mount taillights and then they went to recessed for the rest of the run(s).

Almost looks like the added stripe goes right over the belly band, but as you say, the photo is too low-grade to see much detail.

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The paint is the best part! It looks shiny in the pictures, I'll bet Donna is right about it being painted to match some stripes on a car. I actually like the stripes!
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By the way, here is a picture of an (alleged) 1971 Boler, showing the surface-mounted taillights:


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It also shows what I think of as the earlier door handle style; that is, a lever instead of the inset "Bargman" type door handle.

(Of course you can't tell much about the taillights OR the handle on the trailer in question. Not that that stops us from speculating
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humm as far as I know, Scamp has always bolted the spare through the back wall. Rather than on a support off the bumper.
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