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Old 09-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #29
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I do love VW vans, though--and was even considering the older, less-reliable but funky air-cooled vans.
But a Boler or any other small camper can be so funky to !
'Cause I do love funky style camping !

Not mine, but look at this one !

giving a boler a touch of nature. | light & soul
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If this guy's Boler ever gets stolen, it should be a little easier to find.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #31
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I have found this discussion very enlightening. I am currently looking at both options--a Boler or a Westfalia. I'm thinking footprint--how much gas each solution takes, and wanting to use as little as possible. I'll be travelling with dogs, and want a place to leave the dogs safely, so it's clear the Boler (or similar) is the best solution...if I can keep the fridge safe from them. And the cost is better. It would be nice to be able to claim a spot and have the car to go do things with, too. Thanks for beginning the discussion. I do love VW vans, though--and was even considering the older, less-reliable but funky air-cooled vans.
It seems to me, that love for VW camper is irrational.... I truly loved my previous VW camper aircooled 1979. It was in a pristine original condition. But I did not like working on it and, driving it was very uncomfortable for both myself and Nat.... I'm too tall and she's too short for the 'baywindow' or 'toaster bus'..... Still, it looked gorgeous on site...
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Unfortunately, it's not the first time. Keri Latimer sings a happy tune on recovering her missing Boler - CBC Manitoba Aside from putting a hitch lock on, wonder what folks can do to protect their 'babies'.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:15 AM   #33
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But a Boler or any other small camper can be so funky to !
'Cause I do love funky style camping !

Not mine, but look at this one !

giving a boler a touch of nature. | light & soul

Well, it's definitely growing on me !!
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:17 AM   #34
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Unfortunately, it's not the first time. Keri Latimer sings a happy tune on recovering her missing Boler - CBC Manitoba Aside from putting a hitch lock on, wonder what folks can do to protect their 'babies'.

Take a wheel off? Or both?
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hi all.we did the same thing ,we sold our 74 westy,and now just use the trillium,way less expence and more room in side,plus u can leave trailer at site and not have to unhook everything and put top down to travel around on daily tours
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hi all.we did the same thing ,we sold our 74 westy,and now just use the trillium,way less expence and more room in side,plus u can leave trailer at site and not have to unhook everything and put top down to travel around on daily tours
And no regrets.... ? It seems not.
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Westfalia versus Trillium 1300

Right....
I should really re-titled this thread.....

As planned, we visited a happy Boler owner who gave us a tour. We left thinking that switching to a Fiberglass trailer is a valid option..... but I'm afraid the Boler is out of the game!
I'm too tall (6'2")for the Boler (inside height 6').....and the fact that front and back window don't open is an issue for us.
Then I came across some Trillium specs and noticed the 6'2" inside height...... oh, and the jalousie windows.... 4 large ones with that!.... The outside look is not as charming as the Boler but.... It's not bad either.
So I searched for a Trillium 1300 for sale locally, found one, one mile from my office.... The owner was home all day, I went to see it straight away. Not to buy of course, but too validate the Trillium as being a good option.
The verdict is very positive. I liked the inside very much. The more angular look has its advantages. I can stand in it, I loved the windows, the rest is very similar to the Boler. Great set-up. In terms of price, Trillium don't seem more expensive or rarer. (?)
I can begin to draw (mentally still) my ideal Trillium. It would have to be customized with a modern inside and more retro simplified outside. Some chrome trim would be lovely!....

'Westfalia versus Trillium' it is then....
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Wow...the latte color on this West is wonderful !
But, don't worry,The Boler crowd is somewhat similar to the Westi crowd...or so it seems !
Reading forums and camping with both, I found that they have a lot in common. They like small rig, are very social people, they wave at each other, they like nature and moving around. They adore their rig and love to make them shine ! I'm not sure yet, but I'm starting to believe that there is some secret cult around those camping equipment. Maybe when I finally get mine, I will be invited to join !
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Rephrase previous post with Trillium ...or any small FG trailer !
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But a Boler or any other small camper can be so funky to !
'Cause I do love funky style camping !

Not mine, but look at this one !

giving a boler a touch of nature. | light & soul
It's beautiful, but it sure made a lot of tape and empty, unrecyclable spray cans for the trash...though I guess those cans don't use ozone-depleting gases, and the heat was turned off for the garage's open door!

Quite artistic, but I'd prefer the subdued look of the original.
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So I searched for a Trillium 1300 for sale locally, found one, one mile from my office.... The owner was home all day, I went to see it straight away. Not to buy of course, ....
And why not? Do you have any idea how many people would love to be in your shoes??? Gad, some people have to drive HOURS just to go see a trailer and find out it's not as advertised.......
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:39 PM   #42
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And why not? Do you have any idea how many people would love to be in your shoes??? Gad, some people have to drive HOURS just to go see a trailer and find out it's not as advertised.......
Yes, we hear this type of story all the bloody time!

Actually, the idea is evolving towards buying a very cheap one and restore/customize it to our taste....
Would anyone help me finding website/blog or thread with Trillium restorations.
Sort of step by step type of site to give me a clearer idea of what is involved (skills & Money!). Cheers

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