Originally Posted by Jon in AZ
I don't think it was quite like that, but this thread should give you some good reading. Just remember it's like Wikipedia... not everything is true, and it is user-edited.
Here's a paragraph right from the Scamp
page about the Scamp story.
In July of 1971 Duane Eveland was involved in remodeling damaged mobile homes. A factory representative from Bolar American stopped by and watched. Eventually the Bolar salesman asked if he would like to manufacture trailers for Bolar. The Bolar trailer was designed in Canada and Bolar 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 Bolar in which Evelandís Inc. would manufacture trailers and Bolar would market them. Bolar 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, and began building and marketing their own trailer.